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Dealing With the “AntiVirus2009” Virus

From the Symantec website:

"AntiVirus2009 is a misleading application that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer."

AntiVirus2009 can affect any version of Windows and disguise itself as a virus-scanning program to try to get you to agree to install other misleading applications such as "XpSecurityCenter.

Staying on Top of Your Credit

In this issue, we are talking more about personal security rather than your data. By now, it is almost common knowledge that FreeCreditReport.com is not actually free and that leaves the lingering question of "Why is it so hard to find a free credit report despite the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003?" Whether you'd like to admit it or not, buying a car and a house without an abundance of cash laying around is much easier done with a good credit score.

Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset

"The best Bluetooth headset just got better."

With a new design, a commitment to having no visible buttons and a patented noise-cancellation technology called "NoiseAssassin," Jawbone is aggressively competing for their place as the top mobile Bluetooth headset.

Stopping the Widows Vista Indexer.

Brent - How do I prevent Vista's Indexer from constantly hindering my system performance as it catalogs my hard drive contents?

Windows Vista does a lot of things that make us scratch our heads; the Indexer is one of them. The best fix for this comes in two parts:

Your first step would be to disable the Vista service altogether.

No-Hassle Encryption For Your Folders and Disks

Whether you use a computer at home or work, you probably have a few files for your eyes only. TrueCrypt is a great tool that provides the average user with an advanced file security system. Complete with a beginner's guild walk-through to set up your secure "Volume," this simple, free utility displays all contents within to only those with the master password; others who stumble upon it will find only a single file that displays jumbled up text if clicked on.

Tips and Tricks – Effective Internet Search Secrets

The secret to a quick and effective search is to narrow it down as much as possible. Here are a few little- known tricks that let you boost your searching power with Google:

Wildcards. When you don't know the word you're looking for, but it's on the tip of your tongue, substitute it with an asterisk (*). Google will try to fill in the blanks.

Security Corner – Protection from Identity Theft Made Easy

By now you know about all the basic measures you can take to protect yourself from Identity Theft. The only problem is the time and hassle of getting it done. Luckily, there are services that can do a lot of the work for you at a modest price.

Truston guides you through a review of your credit report for suspicious activity.

“Patch Doctor” Added To the Growing St. Bernard Managed Care List of Features.

We have increased our patch deployment engine's functionality by adding a new feature, Patch Doctor, to the St. Bernard Managed Care desktop software. Patch Doctor runs system checks in the background and performs the following tasks:

Patch assessments
Patch deployments
Patch failure analysis
Patch failure remediation
Patch reporting

While patch assessments and deployments were part of the existing patch engine, Patch Doctor adds the ability to capture patch failure errors and apply fixes.