Microsoft Defender to start removing coercive “system cleaners”

Microsoft Defender to start removing coercive "system cleaners" Best news I've seen all day.  I see this kind of garbage software more than I do actual viruses.  They are snake oil:  offering much, providing little.  They claim to find hundreds or thousands of problems on the system but will only "fix" a few of them…
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Pre-Paid Remote Support!

Pre-Paid Remote Support! Available now: Pre-paid blocks of time for remote repairs - $30 for 30 mins (or $25 for Constant Care subscribers). Usage is done in 5 min increments.   Currently, remote repairs are billed at $60/hr with a half-hour minimum which is more cost-efficient than a full on-site service call would be. However,…
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Facebook scams are still huge.

Facebook scams are still huge. I'm seeing so many of these lately where somebody sees some giveaway and, without thinking about how unbelievably too-good the offer is, clicks Like or Share. Here's some tips on how to recognize these scammers: MOST giveaways on Facebook are scams.  Unless it's a very local company like a restaurant…
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Non-HTTPS Sites Labeled “Not Secure” by Chrome

Non-HTTPS Sites to be Labeled “Not Secure” by Chrome Here's the important part:  this only matters if it's a site where you'd enter any sort of a login or credit card information.  If "Joe's Blog" is not secure, there's no problem there because you're just there to read his pithy observations. Now, if you go…
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