Friday, November 12, 2010

Free MAC Antivirus

Macs don't have many virus problems because of their UNIX Operating System, but, just in case you are concerned about it, as I am, CNET.COM has a free download.  Click the link below...

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

If you want to scan your other Mac devices like the ipad, iphone, or ipad touch, download the Panda software from CNET.COM and connect the device to your Mac...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

What is the difference between a printer and a print device?

Nanolab PrinterImage via Wikipedia

Which would be the BEST way to explain to a user the difference between a printer and a print device?

A printer is software that converts documents from computers into instructions for a print device to print on paper.

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Retro Virus

Endpoint antivirus software developed by SymantecImage via Wikipedia

What is a retrovirus?

A retrovirus attacks or is able to bypass anti-virus software.

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Multipart virus

BIOS at POST broken! with EFI GPT at boot sect...Image by m0n0lithic via Flickr

What is a multipart virus?

A multipart virus can infect executable files and the boot sector of your hard disk drive.  The virus resides in memory and infects boot sectors and executable files in your computer system.
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

How to tell if a computer has ACPI enabled

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Jo just installed XP Home on his laptop computer. Jo is planning to travel frequently with his laptop in battery mode. When he is not using his laptop, he wants the laptop to go into standby mode. Jo cannot find the standby mode and does not think it is enabled. How do you determine if the laptop is ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) enabled?

Go to My Computer.  Right click My Computer.  Click Manage.  Click Device Manager/click Computer. If the device is ACPI compliant, the device contained in the computer node will likely say ACPI Uniprocessor PC. If the device is not ACPI compliant, it will say Standard PC.

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