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What is a Virus?

Tech Glossary: What is a Virus?

Tech Glossary: What is a Virus? Virus is a term that is thrown around a lot. The easiest way to describe it is to think about your computer like the human body. A virus is an infection with varying degrees of severity. Some are just mild annoyances, eg. sluggish response,[...]
When Anti-Viruses Go Bad

When Anti-Viruses Go Bad

When Anti-Viruses Go Bad What happens when your anti-virus turns on you? The simple answer is your computer stops working. This was made evident in a recent update to Avira (ironically only affecting the paid versions of the program and apparently only in 32-bit environments). After the update, the AntiVirProActiv[...]
The Ins and Outs of Power Strips, Battery Backups, and Surge Protectors

The Ins and Outs of Power Strips, Battery Backups, and Surge Protectors

by André Thomas With Spring storms upon us, strong electrical activity and wind bringing down power lines become a very real danger for computers. One aspect of nearly all technology is that it requires a power source; for most of us, that means plugging into an outlet with power provided[...]

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