Free security software from Microsoft

Posted September 7th, 2012 in Internet Security by pca_admin

I suggest using Microsoft Security Essentials as a free security solution.  You must be running Windows 7 or Windows Vista.  Microsoft Security Essentials will not run on Windows XP.  This  is a good product, minor processing overhead, and unlike some other free products (e.g. AVG Free) it will NOT expire in a year.  So it provides a solid long term fairly hassle free solution.

Improve your internet security

Posted February 9th, 2011 in Internet Security by advisor_admin

You can improve your internet security through these actions

  1. Create a separate administrative user account
  2. Apply the most recent patches for your operating system and browser.
  3. Maintain an active subscription to anti-virus software.
  4. Run a software firewall or install a hardware firewall.
  5. Use strong passwords.
  6. Combat adware and spyware.
  7. Avoid file sharing programs and be suspicious of free downloads.

The security of your personal information and identity is achieved by implementing all of these security LAYERS.

I can help secure your computing environment.

Create a Separate Administrator User Account

Posted February 9th, 2011 in Internet Security by advisor_admin

Create a separate user account with administrative privledges, and then set your user account (and those of your other computer users) to be standard account types.  You might name the new administrator account “Joe Admin”.  Create a unique password for the Joe Admin account.  Restart the computer and logon to the Joe Admin account.  Now set your original user account to be a standard account type instead of an administrator.    The Joe Admin account is used only when installing software.  Otherwise you continue to logon to your original standard user account for everyday use.  The advantage of having a separate administrative account is that whenever software trys to install, Windows will prompt you for the password of the administrator account.  This password prompt is a BIG RED FLAG for you that software is about to be installed.  This creates a significant hurdle for malware to install on your system without your knowledge.

Software Development

Posted November 12th, 2010 in Software by advisor_admin

Customized software solutions to satisfy exacting requirements

1. Twenty years of programming and database experience.
2. System design and project management.
3. Partnerships to speed the delivery of your solution.

I can help you develop customized database solutions and database driven websites.

System design and project management

Posted November 12th, 2010 in Software by advisor_admin

You wouldn’t build a house without blue prints. Nor would you develop a software project without a clearly defined design. That design emerges from a development process that includes analysis of your requirements, specification of the functions needed to achieve those requirements, development, testing, and final release.

Throughout this process my 20 years of project management experience ensures your comfort and ultimate satisfaction.

Twenty years of programming and database experience

Posted November 12th, 2010 in Software by advisor_admin

I have designed and built software and database projects since 1985.

Projects include customized solutions for customer relationship management, quote generation, production tracking, and scheduling.

Database architectures include Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQLServer, and Oracle.


Posted November 12th, 2010 in Backup by advisor_admin

If you create content you care about, then you must back it up so it will not be lost if your computer crashes.

1. You can backup to removable disks (CD-R, DVD-R, or flashdrive).
2. You can backup to an external hard disk (with Norton Ghost).
3. You can use a combination of techniques to further reduce your risk.

When your hard disk crashes the availability of your data can only be assured by restoring from a backup copy.

I can help you configure the backup of your valuable information.

Backup to removable disks

Posted November 12th, 2010 in Backup by advisor_admin

If you create only a few pieces of information you truly don’t want to lose, burning these files onto a CD-R or DVD-R is a reasonable and inexpensive backup technique.

If you have more content than fits easily onto one CD-R (700MB) or DVD-R (4700MB) optical disk, consider regularly copying the files onto a larger flashdrive.

Both of these techniques can also be automated with simple inexpensive software.

The downside of this approach is that it only backs up your data.  Your operating system and installed programs will all require re-installation from the source CD’s.  This can require 4 or more hours of effort and assumes you can find all of the CD’s.

Of course this technique also requires that you to initiate the back up and insert disks.  So attention on your part is needed, up and most of us lack the discipline to backup consistently.


Posted November 12th, 2010 in Training by advisor_admin

I offer two standard training sessions and also customized training

1. Basic computer training allows you to dis-assemble one of my computers! This 4 hour session can be conducted at my office or at yours!
2. Basic computer networks helps you understand computer networks and the internet. This 4 hour session can be conducted at my office or at yours!
3. Custom training which focuses directly on your goals.

I can help you understand your computing environment.

Partnership for custom website development

Posted November 12th, 2010 in Software by advisor_admin

For quick development of great looking websites I recommend contacting Vince at VC Web Design.