Tips for Improving your Child’s Safety Online – An Interview with AVG Internet Security

In Application, Family, General, Opinion, Parenting, Safety, Security, Social Networking, Software, Video by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

Last week I spent some time speaking about Internet Security for your kids with Tony Ascombe, “Ambassador” of Free Products for AVG, an Internet Security firm specializing in keeping your business and home safe from Internet threats. My feeling is that these types of discussions should take place regularly, and not just with security experts, but also in the home environment as well. Children are becoming exposed and involved with social networking at much earlier ages, even if parents don’t even realize this. Sites like Webkinz and Club Penguin introduce our children to social networking, and while potentially safe, these …

HTD Tech Tip #3: Security Programs Don’t Always Play Well Together

In Fix It, General, HTD Tech Tip, Security, Software by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

It’s always important, if not critical to have anti-virus & security programs installed on your PC. I’m actually a big fan of the various Security Suites that you can get that come with all of the different types of protection packaged together (firewall, anti-virus, ant-spyware, anti-malware, anti-spam, etc.). With the all-in-one package, you don’t have to worry about compatibility. There are still some purists out there who piece together different programs (there are several great free firewall/anti-virus/anti-spyware programs out there), but those people who do opt for their own “security suite” run the risk of incompatibilities. Every year, the Security …