Should you get Windows 7?

I’m frequently asked by friends, relatives and clients “should I get Windows 7?”. It’s a good question, although somewhat irrelevant if you plan on buying a new computer.  You will be hard pressed to find a new computer now that doesn’t come with Windows 7 pre installed. Well… unless you shop at the Apple store.

The answer depends on Read the rest of this entry »

Clients paid us over $4000 in the last year to clean viruses.

 Want to keep some of that money for yourself?

A week doesn’t go by that someone doesn’t call us to help clean up a virus from their computer.  We’re happy to help them, after all that’s how we make money. But we’d rather that our friends didn’t get viruses at all.

The answer is straightforward.  In *every* case the computers we have cleaned were either using some sort of free antivirus or had a paid antivirus with an expired subscription.  The short answer is that if you didn’t pay for antivirus in the last year then you’re vulnerable.

We’ve done many hours of research to determine the best antivirus products for your PC.  What most people don’t know is that independent testing organizations test the major antivirus programs for effectiveness as well as impact on your computer’s performance.  We looked for vendors that consistently ranked at the top of the test results, year after year.

We recommend these antivirus products:

Kaspersky Antivirus
ESET NOD32 Antivirus Several recent testing labs have shown significant failures in NOD32 and so we can no longer recommend it. Sorry ESET. [edit 1/27/2011]

Both are equally effective at cleaning, detecting and preventing infections.  ESET NOD32 is a little better at running faster, while Kaspersky has an easier to use interface.  Either one will keep you safe and will keep your money out of our hands!

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