Panda antivirus accidentally marks itself as malware

Reported on Z-net today was the fact that Panda antivirus was mistakenly bricking PCs.  This is NOT the case.  To brick a PC means that it cannot be repaired without purchasing parts. (ie new motherboard or hard drive.)  This was a simple mistake that affected a large number of people and should be resolved by the time you read this article. According to a Panda spokesperson, it has already fixed 90% of incidents.  In their estimation it was a small number of their install base.  So what really happened…   Read more

Where have you been?

Do you know where your kids are? Are they safe. Common questions from parents of teens these days. But who else wants to know where your kids are? How about advertisers. The world of Google has made for the ultimate resource: INFORMATION. We are taught has children that information is power. Well Google has collected a lot of it. If you want to know where you are you can just use the GPS on your phone. But what if you want to know where you kids are. There are apps you can buy and pay for to track your loved ones, but did you know that Google wants to know where you are and where you have been? Read more

Protection for the Holidays

Holiday Greetings from Your Computer Solutions!

‘Tis the season of love, joy and craziness. If your day is like mine this time of year, you’re working late, going to holiday parties and trying to get some holiday shopping squeezed in wherever you can. Going online to check out the latest specials and making purchases is a great way to save time and money. Read more