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Vacation Odds and Ends + Giveaway

The weekend is here – the last weekend of Tech Paul’s ‘vacation mode’ – and I intend to get the most out of it as I can.. by doing as little as possible. With that in mind, here are some quick bits.

1) Have you ever wished you could go back in time…and un-do something you did? Windows’ built-in recovery tool, System Restore, allows your computer to do what you and I cannot do, jump back in history to a time when everything was working properly, and that’s a pretty neat trick!
See, How To Use System Restore To Fix Windows

2) In spite of the pop-up windows that are geared to urging you to purchase, AVG can STILL be downloaded for free. (To do so now, click here.)

3) Skype CANNOT detect a problem on your computer… but that doesn’t stop a criminal from sending you a “chat” that says it has.
See, Skype — “Windows Requires Immediate Attention”.. Not!

4) Are you still using XP? Want a more “modern” and attractive look and feel?
See, Make XP Look Like Vista or Mac OS X

5) Welcome to the world of the illiterati, where ignorance is indeed bliss, where being a moron is somehow classed as being “cute” and where screaming and roaring abuse at someone for any perceived slight doesn’t mean you’re an ———-, it means you have “attitude”.
See, Welcome to the world of the illiterati, where ignorance is indeed bliss…
(Thanks to Tech-Thoughts for bringing that one to my attention,)

6) Network Solutions discovered in early June that attackers had hacked into Web servers the company uses to provide e-commerce services – a package that includes everything from Web hosting to payment processing — to at least 4,343 customers, mostly mom-and-pop online stores.
See, Network Solutions Hack Compromises 573,000 Credit, Debit Accounts (in some browsers, you may have to scroll down a bit..)

And last but not least.. (drum roll please)
Free Lifetime License for SUPERAntiSpyware Professional – 20 to Give Away

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