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What Mac OS X and sex have in common

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Both Mac OS X and sex are pleasurable when done right but can give you diseases when enjoyed for illicit purposes. Blunt but true. Once upon a time, dogmatic Mac gurus would gush and gloat over how the Mac was impervious to malware.  Apple aficionados

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Do I really have a virus or is it just a false positive?

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A false positive is simply a diagnosis mistake.  In the context of malware, it refers to the occasional case where anti-malware applications flag benign files as dangerous. Today I want to show you two things: How to tell if your antivirus software made

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2 Essential Windows 8.1 programs for the Summer

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What are you planning to do this summer? Eat Maryland Blue Crabs? Dip popsicles in Prosecco? Go to Wimbledon? Get a job? Visit San Francisco?

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How can I scan and repair my PC when Windows won’t boot?

Gone are the days when hacking referred to ingenuous computer gurus who cared more about fixing computers than they did about wreaking havok. Today hackers are crafty individuals who delight in exploiting computers to gain unauthorized data access. And contrary to prevailing opinions,

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The 4 Worst Computer Viruses of all time

Before I show you my list of the top 4 worst computer viruses of all time, I need to make a distinction between Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses. When most people think of malicious software (malware) they think of viruses

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