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Is it me, or is backup software dead?

If you work at a small business, or you work at a huge corporation, chances are your data is backed up to tape using Backup Exec or a similar program that does full and either incremental or differencial backups in … Continue reading

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Computer Technician: customer won’t come pay his bill and get his computer, can I sell it to recover my costs?

I worked very hard on the customer’s computer. The computer was infested with viruses and malware, hardrive partition errors, had a pirated Windows OS license on it (one of the reasons it was inoperable: he tried to run Vista SP1 … Continue reading

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How do I lock down my PC and keep it virus and malware-free?

I’m running Windows XP SP3 and the install is a couple years old. The computer has been getting sluggish and error-prone lately, probably due to malware. I’ve decided the most painless fix is to do a reinstall of the WinXP … Continue reading

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