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Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 not updating and internet / web pages not displaying

Posted by kypoth-Alex on Oct 3, 2009 in How To Fix ..., Online Security, Software

I have just fixed a problem with a client computer where a new install of Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 was not downloading any database updates and also web pages were not displaying (regardless of browser). DNS checks confirmed the internet was available so I was getting confused as to why Kaspersky wouldn’t connect to its update centre, reporting “Error connecting to update source, Task cannot be started”. Read more…

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How to register for the free version of Avast anti virus scanner

Posted by kypoth-Alex on Sep 27, 2009 in Online Security

I recommend Avast antivirus to most of my residential customers as it’s free and easy to look after. One thing that some people seem scared of though is registering it when their 60 day trial is up. I’m never sure why, it’s a quick thing to do and it really is free (for home users), you just need to register your email address with them so they can send you a license key. If you don’t register, your antivirus protection stops working, that puts your internet security at risk and that’s not a good thing. Read more…

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Internet Security – Personal Considerations

Posted by kypoth-Alex on Sep 17, 2009 in Online Security

If you’re concerned about your on-line security, good, you should be. If you’re not, then prepare for the worst. Having your credit card abused by Somali warlords is one thing, but if someone steals your identity, you’re going to have a time trying to prove to the government, global corporation or the baliff banging on your door that you are you and not the other person who has re-mortgaged your house or cleaned out your life savings. Read more…

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Internet Security – Protecting Your Family

Posted by kypoth-Alex on Sep 17, 2009 in Online Security

If you have children, you should be concerned if they’re using the web. Just remember, the internet is the big, bad world and it’s all just a click away. If you wouldn’t be happy with your kids going to a nightclub in town on their own for the night, then you shouldn’t let them have unrestricted access to the internet. Read more…

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