Thursday, December 09, 2004

Best anti-virus & spyware protection

At today they listed the top 100 products of 2004. Clients worred about computer viruses and spyware, especially those with children, take note. The best program in this category is not Norton or McAfee, its:

Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2005
Best antihacker software

Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2005
Let's be clear: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security
2005 is the best Internet protection bundle currently
on the market--period. It includes first-rate antivirus,
firewall, antispam, and spyware-blocking tools, plus
a host of extra security features--all for about $20
less than comparable roducts F-Secure Internet Security,
ZoneAlarm Internet Security, McAfee Internet Security,
nd Symantec Internet Security.


Take a look, both for peace of mind and to save the cost of a service call to repair your system, or to wipe out your entire computer and start over. The first of the year is a good time to gain control of the necessary responsiblity of protecting your computer investment.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Holiday Gift Guide

One great thing about computers is they provide us with lots of nifty gift ideas for the holidays.

If you need stocking stuffers for the family, here are some tips for the most-wanted items:

Digital cameras @ $100 to $400
USB Jump Drive, backup memory sticks @ $19 to $60
Charger for rechargable batteries
More memory for desktop or laptop computers
MP3 players to listen to downloaded music @ $100
Computer games from Scrabble to Madden NFL, all under $50
Blank CD's
Combo printer under $150
A year's subscription to The Wall Street Journal online @ $79

Office Max has an online catalog, free shipping for orders over $50 and gift ideas ranging from a keychain-sized AM/FM radio for $7.00 to elegant pen sets, CD's, DVD's, games, laptop computers, and DVD players and recorders.

Don't forget, you can shop online and still patronize your local retailer. Most shops have a web site, and where I live in Glenview, I can purchase anything from unique Irish imports at Irish Connoisseur to books from Alibi and The Bookstall in Winnetka.

Many charities also allow contributions via the web. It's not too late to make a donation for 2004