Anti-Virus Apps Don't Work

Submitted by Christina on 25 July 2006 - 2:27pm.

Anyone who uses their PC on the internet is exposed to malware and viruses. We are often asked which anti-virus program is the best, but before you purchase software you should read this discussion on Slashdot. We recommend that you protect yourself by following these pointers:

Microsoft ends support for Windows 98 and Windows ME

Submitted by Christina on 12 July 2006 - 10:40am.

Microsoft has ended public and technical support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition (Me).

See http://www.microsoft.com/windows/support/endofsupport.mspx

We advise you to upgrade to Windows XP, if you are running one of the above operating systems on your computer.

Contact us now to discuss your options for upgrading or purchasing a new computer.

How to win on TradeMe

Submitted by Christina on 27 June 2006 - 9:26am.

This article on USATODAY.com talks about winning auctions on E-Bay:

"a study by South Korean physicists confirms via some elaborate mathematical modeling that "sniping" — waiting for the very last second to submit your bid on that Elvis-shape throw rug — is indeed "a rational and effective strategy to win in an eBay auction."

This would also be a useful tactic for New Zealand's most popular website, trademe.co.nz.

Spyware and other malicious software

Submitted by Christina on 14 June 2006 - 8:16pm.

Is your computer playing up?

If so, it may be infected with spyware or other malicious software (e.g. deceptive adware). We can recommend or install a combination of effective anti-spyware software that will remove nasties and protect your computer.

Save power by switching off your PC

Submitted by Christina on 24 April 2006 - 10:13am.

Will New Zealand have power shortages this winter?

You can save power by switching off your home PC and other appliances which run on standby when you're not using them. Read about the Energy cost of PCs on standby.

Security warnings for Internet Explorer

Submitted by Christina on 28 March 2006 - 2:12pm.

The BBC News website has posted a warning about security issues with Microsoft Internet Explorer. We recommend that you use Firefox for browsing the world wide web.