Microsoft Windows 7 Malware Infection Rate on the Rise

Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report, Volume 13 is full of information that will cause your eyes to bleed, but one tidbit that is important to take note of is that Windows 7 malware infection rates are on the rise. Computer World has a great article on the subject at this link, and a spiffy graph that looks like this: From the …

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FINALLY! Windows XP has decreased in popularity enough to no longer be the number one OS!

We knew the time was coming, but we didn’t know when, exactly……. According to an article on cnet.net, entitled “Windows 7 overtakes XP as Mac OS X passes Vista“, Microsoft Windows 7 has finally surpassed Microsoft XP as the most dominant operating system! ¬†Predictions were all over the place, from 2013 to as far out as 2016, with a few …

Microsoft Windows XP pro pre-install downgrade to be unavailable after 10/22/2010

The time has come for us to say goodbye to Microsoft Windows XP! All of our computer vendors have been alerting us to the fact that after October 22, 2010 they will no longer be able to provide us with machines that include the downgraded Microsoft Windows XP professional and that Microsoft Windows 7 will be the only option. There …

Computer Service: Operating System Not Found error may not be anything to cry over

It seems like once a month or so we get a phone call from someone who is freaking out over their computer not booting up… In the case of the system giving a blank / black screen, or the even more ominous “Operating System Not Found” / “Missing operating system” message and nothing further upon boot up, you might be …

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Dual Monitors – Give it a try and increase your productivity!

Many people from investment bankers to video and photo editors have been using multiple monitors on their desktops for years, but the majority of individuals have not realized the value in adding video “real estate” to their desktops. A typical computer worker will have a 19″ monitor on their desk, and spend a good part of their day flipping between …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Issues Critical Patches for XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003 & 2008

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Monday, August 02, 2010 Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch: Rated Critical Microsoft¬†issues¬†out-of-band security bulletin and patch today August 2, 2009. Out of band means released ahead of the regular scheduled monthly update.¬† The out-of-band patch is designed to address a security flaw in the way shortcuts are displayed. Software affected includes Windows operating system, various versions, …