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Answercast #94 - Stolen computers, cyber cops, broken installations, malware infections and more...
Ever wonder how long you should keep backups or why computers get infected even though you are running anti-virus software? Having problems with an installation or MAC address filtering? Has your computer been stolen or started acting erratically? All that and more in this Answercast from Ask Leo!
Answercast #94 - Stolen computers, cyber cops, broken installations, malware
infections and more...
Why isn't my product key from one machine recognized using the
installation CD from another?
If you've lost your original product installation product key for Windows XP you may be out of luck. There are a few work-arounds you might try
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How long should I keep my backups?
How long to keep backups depends on your needs and storage capacity. Get a quick look into how I do it.
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Why might deleting cookies cause my computer to be unauthorized with
Deleting cookies will make online accounts forget who you are and cause you to answer all your security questions again.
Continue reading: Why might deleting cookies cause my computer to be unauthorized with online accounts?
Why did I get infected even though I run anti-malware
Anti-malware doesn't always stop infection - especially if it is not up-to-date. It's all about keeping yourself safe on the internet.
Continue reading: Why did I get infected even though I run anti-malware software?
Could my email account hack be related to my computer being stolen
the week before?
It's not surprising to have an email account hack after your computer is stolen. There are several ways the hackers could have gained access.
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Why has my computer been locked by cyber cops?
A computer locked by cyber cops means a virus is on your machine. In this case it's ransomware and specific steps need to be taken to free the computer.
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My machine's suddenly started acting erratically, even after a
reinstall. How do I fix it?
A computer acting erratically after a clean install indicates a deeper problem - perhaps static electric or hardware.
Continue reading: My machine's suddenly started acting erratically, even after a reinstall. How do I fix it?
Does WPA2 wireless access control pre-empt MAC address
WPA2 and MAC address filtering offer security to a home network. For ease of use, however, WPA2 is probably enough.
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