Are you protected? Windows Security Alerts announced

Windows recently announced seven privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. My advice to most of my clients recently is to use Firefox with the AdBlocker Plugin (more in an upcoming post). But for those of you who rely upon Windows Internet Explorer (all versions) here’s a new security bulletin from Microsoft:

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Why you need a good antivirus for web surfing

CNN had a video today that mentioned the “Most Dangerous Online Searches”

While this is talks about things most savvy web users already know, this is very important for everyone. Even if you don’t actively download anything, you can still get all sorts of malware (malicious programs) just by surfing the net. I see a lot of computers with malware from just surfing where people don’t have an antivirus. Myspace is also known for malware. Not Myspace itself, but the java applets on some of the pages do contain harmful code.

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How to keep your computer free from viruses

How to keep your computer free from viruses/adware/malware:

There are many programs on the market for this. If you currently have one and are happy with it, that’s great. If you’ve never had a virus, congratulations on the safe surfing. This is for all you who perhaps have an antivirus program and still don’t feel protected or whose computer is acting slow and buggy even though you have an antivirus program.

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