Before I offer my opinion, I am going to offer some confessions first. I love computers, and spend a lot of my free time messing around and playing with them. I start my morning in front of my laptop, coffee at the ready, checking e-mail and browsing the Internet groups that I read and contribute to. (Dangling participle – and I don’t care.) I work in computer support and web design, so I spend all day ...
I got lucky yesterday. A client of mine was unable to boot her laptop, and it sounded like the drive was starting to die. I pulled the drive from the laptop and mounted it into an external USB drive enclosure, hoping I would be able to save her data. The computer I attached the USB drive to saw the hard drive, but when I clicked on the drive icon in Windows Explorer, I received an error. The ...
I thought I might write an article about computers for a change.
The first observation is that the nature of computer security has changed.
I do very little work in the area of computer virus and spyware remediation any more. I believe the reasons are these:
- Most people are using a good Internet Security Suite type of product, are keeping up with their updates, and allowing these programs to run periodic scans. The anti-virus vendors have ...