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Your computer is running kind of slow and you think it’s time to fix things. So you start Googling around and read that Avast Free Antivirus 2014 is what you need.  All the forums are raving about it and you

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What the heck are cookies and why do I have so many of them?

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Mmmm cookies.  There’s nothing like a box of Pepperidge Farm cookies.  Chessman are my favorite. No wait, I actually like Walkers Shortbread Fingers more.  They’re so delicate and buttery and just plain delicious.  But unfortunately today we’re not talking about

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The simple yet insidious advancements of Malware

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Here’s the story: You’ve been going to the gym because you want to stay in shape.  In fact, you’ve recognized that a good workout isn’t sufficient so you’ve made a resolution to not only exercise but to eat well too.

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Should I install a 64-bit browser?

Just because you have a 64-bit version of Windows doesn’t necessarily mean you have a 64-bit browser.  Moreover, just because you have a 64-bit browser doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll see a dramatic performance boost either but that’s still not a

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How to disable Java and why you should do it

Java has a long history of being besieged with vulnerabilities. Back in 2010, Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center released a Security Intelligence Report unveiling what the team called an “unprecedented wave of Java exploitation”. Furthermore, Omaha based security firm Solutionary, reported

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