How to Keep Your Windows-Based Computer Safe From Spyware
The best way to keep your computer safe and secure is by using Linux. I'm not sure if that's just an opinion or fact. I'm sure I could compile a list of references to support this statement. But I'll leave that part to you. I can tell you this: in my business of providing computer repair and services, virus removal is the most popular thing I do. And yet, I have never had to remove a virus from a Linux-based PC. And only a few times dealt with infected Macbooks.
If you want to keep your computer safe, download and install Linux. I recommend Debian. However, if you just can't seem to motivate yourself enough to make the switch from Windows to Linux, the next best thing is using SUPERAntiSpyware along with a few other tools that I'll mention soon.
Above is a screen shot of SUPERAntispyware in action. Of all the tools I use, this one is one of the best. And best of all -- it's free. Well, for a limited time. But that's long enough to get the job done.
Even if you don't feel like your computer is injected you should still download this program and run a scan. You'll be amazed with what it picks up. You can thank me later!
Reading List For Oct 23 2012
Here is a list of articles and pages that I have read today and decided to bookmark and share with you:
Fake FBI Computer Virus -- I am actually in the process of removing this virus from a customer's computer today. This virus might be spreading around quickly. It's a good idea to learn more about it.
How To Recover Data From An External Hard Drive -- Some helpful advice, comments and tips on how to recover data from a problematic external hard drive.
Amazon Cloud Outage -- This is why I am skeptical to use cloud hosting services. Amazon had problems which knocked some major websites offline including reddit, foursquare, pinterest and tmz.
Dell Studio 1747 Catches on Fire -- User shares his experience with his Dell Studio 1747 catching on fire and community supporters provide feedback and offer advice.
Canonical Asks Ubuntu Users For Donations -- Canonical asks Ubuntu users to pay an amount that the operating system is felt to be worth. The operating system has a scroll bar section where users can choose the donation amount based on their assessment on how well Canonical made the desktop more amazing, increased performance for games and apps, improved hardware support for a wider range of computers and more.
iMac Ubuntu Install Trouble -- Details on the trouble a user had with attempting to install Ubuntu on his iMac and advice, comments and tips from community users on how to resolve issues.
Google Disavow Link Tool -- New tool that allows you to deny any responsibility or support for low-quality links pointing to your website. Handy tool for webmasters who learned about backlink schemes the hard way. Also see My Page about it.
Google Disavow Info from PRWire -- Additional information about Google Disavow Tool offered from PRWire.com.