Best practices to protect your computer

March 27th, 2010

3D render of a bank safe

The problem with viruses is that once you get one it is hard to clean the computer. You have to install windows again.

Installing windows again and again is a pain. You have to save all your personal documents, files, etc. And that's not all: bookmarks, saved passwords. Some of the info can't be preserved.

That is why it is much better to prevent that to suffer consequences. Better safe than sorry. Read the rest of this entry »

When looking for a new hosting company check to see if they have cPanel

March 23rd, 2010

A control panel in a small airplane is filled ...

When you have to look for a hosting company you look at features that you get. The main things are bandwidth, space, mysql databases, domains allowed.

While those are the main features of a web hosting, there are others that have to be checked. Most people ignore them because they think they are not so important, but they are. Read the rest of this entry »

How often you reinstall windows on your pc ?

March 12th, 2010

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An article with this name  was written by me back in 2007, you can read it here . I was always proud with the ability that i can keep the windows operating system clean. It is not easy, but it was easier than installing windows every 2 months. Bookmarks, settings, documents, desktop, browser cache, everything is lost when you install windows again.

Is there a way to clean the windows to prevent reinstalling ? Yes, there it is, if you keep it clean you can keep it as long as you want. My windows, before he died lasted 4 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Website security threats

March 11th, 2010

More and more of our daily computer tasks are moving to the internet. Few years ago i used to have a small software for anything: to tell me the weather, to read books, a calendar software, time tracking software. Now, i use all of them online, calendars, time trackers, document editing.

The bad intended persons may lose interest of trying to get into my computer to show me how i can take advantage of the 500$ antivirus which real cost is 1000$. Now the juice is online. The benefit of getting and placing his offer without approval on a website with decent traffic is similar with infecting hundred of thousands of computers. Read the rest of this entry »

How do you protect yourself against viruses

February 26th, 2010

We all know that we  are facing a lot of problems because viruses and software vulnerabilities. This is happening mainly because of poor software that lack security issues, and i'm talking here about Windows. If you aren't careful you can end up with all your files infected, and if you don't protect yourself there is not much you can do.

I run a poll here because i want to find out if you use any anti-virus software, and if you do, which one ? Please be honest and vote even if you don't use any anti-virus software. Read the rest of this entry »

Protect your computer on the Internet with OpenDNS

February 25th, 2010

We all know that the Internet will be almost everything in the near future. Games are switching from offline to online. Even if you say right now that an online game will never be as good as an offline game, i bet you are right, but this don't prevent people to prefer online games more. They have other advantages, they can be played from anywhere, they are light, etc.

We must accept the change and be a part of it. Big companies will invest more and more into web based games and maybe someday they will be better than offline ones. Read the rest of this entry »

They can find my Street and Name if they Know my IP Address ?

January 23rd, 2010

The IP address is an unique indentifier assigned to each computer in a network. That is the definition of the IP address, probably you know this. Many questions raise from this sentence and you put yourself those questions many times: "How they can know where i am from?", "IF they have my IP address they can find out my street address", "They can find my name based on my IP address", "They can get into my computer using my IP address", "Why the IP address those websites show me is not the IP address that i got from my ISP" and many more questions regarding IP addresses.

Maybe when internet was explained to you for the first time you have seen a image with a cloud and everything connected to it. That image is logical and that is probably the right way to think the internet but in reality, the internet looks more like the image above. Read the rest of this entry »