Articles tagged: answercast 150

Open Hard Disk

Why would scanning a disk be quick, but just a file on it be slow?

If that large file is a backup image, then maybe your anti-malware tool knows what I know… that there’s no point in scanning it.

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Is the internet directly responsible for our economic problems?

Economic change is actually nothing new. I feel pretty strongly that you can’t blame the internet for the economy – find out why!

Data data and more networked data...

How do I safely switch from one security tool to another?

If you follow a few security measures it’s perfectly safe to uninstall an old anti-malware program and then install your new choice.

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Does my Windows upgrade disc require that I have the previous operating system installed?

What I’d do first is just try it. If that doesn’t work then we’ll have to dig a little deeper to find a solution for you.

Will it be safe to exchange emails with XP users after support ends?

XP machines may have a slightly increased risk of spreading malware. But in the end it boils down to safe computing habits – both for you and your friends.

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Is there Software that Will Allow Me to Keep All the Software on My Machine Up to Date?

It’s important to keep software up to date, and there are several ways to do it. But when it comes to drivers… be careful!