security

Which Version of Java?

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Often when I work on a client computer I find multiple versions of Java software installed. And many clients wonder if uninstalling older versions helps anything. It does, but not as much as one would hope.

Free security software

Here is free software I’ve found helpful in keeping my own computers secure and rescuing computers that have spent some time on the dark side.

What antivirus program should I use?

Do you need an antivirus program on your computer? Almost certainly. If you run Windows operating system on your computer, you need one, unless you do not have your computer connected to the Internet (ever) or a network and do not intend to use any kind of writable media like floppy disks (perish the thought!) or flash drives and cards. In other words, if you are reading these words, you do. Running Apple or Linux?

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