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We can all benefit from our collective experiences. Your feedback is valuable to us in that it expands our services to you. Feedback can also provide information to everyone that can keep us from making the same mistakes. Thanks for your input. Jim

Due to the large volume of virus problems, I have added a separate page for Virus Information.


 

Free stuff:

Anti-Virus and Security

Microsoft Security Essentuals – free from Microsoft

AVG Anti-virus **(Anti-virus by Grisoft)

Clam Win **(Licensed by the Free Software Foundation)

Zone Alarm **(A firewall by Zone Labs)

Ad-aware **(anti-adware – gets rid of those pesky ads from nowhere)

SpyBot Search & Destroy **
(A tool to detect and remove spyware)

On-line Virus removal**
Trend Micro’s (makers of PC-cillin) free on-line virus scanner

Stinger Stand-alone virus removal tool **
Free from McAfee… (Just download, save and run from your computer)

Symantec virus removal tools **
(Free from the makers of Norton Anti-virus. These specifically target those hard to remove bad bugs)

Call Us (760) 737-2331

 

Identifying: Myths, Lies, and Scams

Snopes (Urban Myth Archive)
This site is good but I have found some politically biased inaccuracies

Consumer reports
Pretty much the standard for buyers some sections for free the rest subscription based

Rip-Off reports
Largest database of unedited complaints against anyone (some complaints are highly inacurate)

Utilities (Useful and for fun)

 Use OpenOffice.org ** Open Office similar to Microsoft Office© (some consider better)

IMGburn LogoAfter using Nero and it messed up my system’s ability to burn DVDs and CDs.
I tried about 5 diferent tools ImgBurn was the best. It has a lot of features and it was totaly free.
Just be careful not to download this program from links that do not
originate from the developer’s site as this program has been the target of trojans.

KompoZer **Web site development tool (Think Frontpage but better)

Winzip **Opens or creates those compressed files

Trillian **(Multi IM/Chat interface supports Yahoo, MSN, and AOL in the same window)
Note: some claim the free version has ad ware so install Ad-Aware first (but it definitely beats the bugs in AOL-IM)

Acid express **(Build your own techno)

The Gimp** (for windows) A Photoshop like program for Graphics

IRFANVIEW **(A Graphics viewer but much more)
IRFANVIEW Plug-ins **(Plug-ins to other programs for the above)

Mozilla Browser **
(This is used as a way to avoid Viruses on web pages. It is as good as Internet Explorer)
Check for compatibility with your system first **

FireFox ** (Browser referred to from above)

PRIMO PDF Makes PDF files for free (Had one positive feedback… no negatives as yet)

Educational – Reference

GCompris ** is an educational software providing different activities to children from 2 to 10 years old.

Merriam-Webster Online **(The dictionary that weighed 20 Lbs now on-line)

W3 Schools **(A free tutorials on web technologies, some basic)

Block bad web sites in Internet Explorer** (popular with parents and concerned spouses)

E-Sword **(Bible Study software)


 

Call Us for a Professional Technology Evaluation of Your IT Projects

 

IT Projects can overwhelm your existing staff and cause other items such as desktop support and routine maintenance to suffer. If you have a plan to create or change your office computer systems environment, call us for a professional evaluation.

Best Practices Evaluation and Implementation

We evaluate the way your IT department is currently operating and propose changes that will improve the level of performance and productivity. These updates will enhance your work environment, save time and money and reduce frustration.

Security Analysis

We analyze your existing security practices and procedures and suggest improvements to safeguard your company’s vital information.

Technology Evaluation

Make the most of your tech investment. We optimize for efficiencies in technology and target areas for improvement. We provide the expertise to implement the environment that will bring your system up to standard and enhance your business.

Wireless Network Evaluation

Is your wireless network allowing unauthorized access to your company’s information? Are there wireless access points that you don’t know about? These are just a sample of the items we analyze while evaluating your wireless environment.

(760) 737-2331

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