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Comment by Sarah L on Can This App Get Your Traffic Ticket Dismissed? (July 20, 2019 05:56 AM)
Bob, traffic laws are meant to keep people alive. Drivers, passengers and innocent pedestrians near those drivers yakking it up on their cell phones. ...
Comment by Dano on Avoid These TEN Common Computing Mistakes (July 20, 2019 12:36 AM)
David Whittaker above says there are a lot of ads on this page. I've seen these comments (complaints) before from others. Yet, I rarely see any ads at...
Comment by Daniel Wiener on Can This App Get Your Traffic Ticket Dismissed? (July 19, 2019 10:25 PM)
I've only had a couple of tickets in my lifetime. One was for speeding in a 15 mph zone which I didn't think I was doing. I took time off from work t...
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Patience used to be one of the primary virtues we were taught. But with "next day delivery", patience is just another silly idea tossed on the scrap ...
Comment by Stephe on Can This App Get Your Traffic Ticket Dismissed? (July 19, 2019 07:01 PM)
"...but a citation for speeding, running a stop sign, or driving while yakking it up on your cell phone can cost you big bucks" All the above could r...
Comment by John S on Can This App Get Your Traffic Ticket Dismissed? (July 19, 2019 04:51 PM)
You stated, "...use a website to upload copies of your driver’s license and citation." What could possibly go wrong? I regard my driver license as...
Comment by Stephen on Can This App Get Your Traffic Ticket Dismissed? (July 19, 2019 04:34 PM)
Yes, Bob, the judge was correct in so far as the City allows for the signs to only be in 1 (maybe 2) for a given block. One has to check pretty much ...
Comment by Don Vlack on Can This App Get Your Traffic Ticket Dismissed? (July 19, 2019 03:53 PM)
There is no such thing as a quota. But God help you if you don't make it!...
Comment by David on Can This App Get Your Traffic Ticket Dismissed? (July 19, 2019 03:40 PM)
The latest craze in several places is mating plate readers and lasers to allow automatic ticketing. Cut out the middleman and just send the ticket ou...
Comment by Phil Glenn on Hey, It's My (digital) Birthday! (July 19, 2019 01:07 PM)
Congratulations and than you Bob from an early subscriber. I remember the squirrels and the Crispin partnership days. I submitted Snickers in apprecia...

Viruses Articles

 

Is Your Flash Drive Infected?

Security research firm Sophos found malware on two-thirds of fifty USB flash drives that had been lost aboard Australian trains. That might suggest that you should avoid computing on Australian trains, but the broader lesson is that USB flash drives are highly vulnerable to malware infections. Here's what you need to know, and how to protect your computer from viruses that may lurk on flash drives...

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Where Do Viruses And Spyware Come From?

Several thousand new viruses and spyware programs are detected every day by security analysts. Have you ever wondered who creates these plagues, and why?

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Virus Alert - XP Total Security 2011

Somehow I got a virus called XP Total Security, and I can't get rid of it. It blocks my security software, and it won't let me download any new anti-virus tools. It's even asking me for money... how do I get rid of this thing?

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Should You Call The Geek Squad?

My computer is running really slow, and I think it might have a virus. There's also a ticking sound inside the computer. I'm not very technical, so I'm thinking about calling the Geek Squad. Do you think that's a good idea?

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How Does a Virus Spread?

I love your site and your Tourbus Newsletter! I would like to know how a virus propagates over a network? If you get a virus on one computer - do other users on the network have to do anything to get infected? Is there a good way to protect against this?

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Free Virus Scan

My computer has been acting strangely... at times it's very slow and I'm getting lots of popups. I'm afraid I have a virus, and the anti-virus software that came with my computer has expired. Can you recommend a good (and preferably free) virus scanner?

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How can I avoid computer viruses?

When I wrote in a previous article that You CANNOT get a virus just by opening or reading your email I fully expected it would unleash a torrent of emails in response. I knew this would happen, because Ask Bob Rankin readers are generally smarter and better-looking than the rest of the online population. Read on for Virus Prevention 102 -- even more information on virus prevention and the merits of anti-virus software.

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