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Webroot has begun offering their Spysweeper antispyware product free for one year. Sounds like a great deal, right? A couple of years ago, we would have whole heartedly agreed. Spysweeper was once a darling. Effortlessly removing infections like Nail, and Aurora when manual removal efforts required much more effort. However, Spysweeper hasn’t kept pace with […]

For obvious reason, free security applications are often the most popular. However, the definition of free has taken on new meaning lately. Many free security applications are being bundled with toolbars, and/or gather information about your system and surfing habits. Often these add-ons are installed by default, and not clearly explained. Here are some examples: […]

We’re proud to announce the Malware Classroom at What the Tech has reopened! Founded in 2003, the Classroom started with Tom Coyote, and What the Tech will continue its mission of teaching the next generations of malware fighters. As always, it remains free. If you’d like more information, to join the classroom, or just spread […]

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Windows Live services have been ever expanding, and seemingly ever in beta. Today marks the final launch versions of a number of Windows Live Services in the Windows Live Suite: Windows Live Mail. Windows Live Messenger. Windows Live Spaces. Windows Live Photo Gallery. Windows Live Events. Windows Live Writer. Windows Live OneCare Family Safety. Windows […]

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This past week I was invited with other Featured Community Members from around the world to attend the Windows Consumer Experience Space, in New York City. At Peter White Studios, we were given the opportunity for some one-on-one time with Microsoft senior program managers, and some hands-on time with new Vista systems, and Vista Certified […]

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As a frequent visitor I noticed the homepage has been updated. Nice clean design! Are you changing the contents too? It seems there are more questions.

Merijn, the creator of HijackThis recently sold the popular application used to remove malware to Trend Micro. In addition to improvements like support for Windows Vista, they’ve added a deceptively titled “AnalyzeThis” button. While the average user likely thinks the AnalyzeThis button provides helpful information for diagnosing their log, it’s main purpose is to send […]

If you choose to purchase an upgrade version of Windows Vista to upgrade XP, you will no longer be able to use that version of XP. Either on another system, or as a dual-boot option. The key will be invalidated, preventing activation. From Vista’s EULA found here (PDF) : 13. UPGRADES. To use upgrade software, […]

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