Archive for the 'Tools and Utilities' Category

Tools of the Trade – Software Essentials for PC Repair

Running your own repair business means finding the best tools to help your customers. Unlike repairing computers for friends and family, you are now doing this for profit, which means that licensing agreement is a lot more important. Many free tools are only for personal use- commercial use requires expensive licensing.

MS Security Essentials vs AVG vs Avast: Round 2

Earlier, in a post comparing MS Security Essentials, AVG and Avast, I recommended taking a look at MS Security Essentials as your best free antivirus. Since then, I’ve seen a lot of customers get re-infected with this antivirus solution installed. Meanwhile, Avast has made their registration process a lot easier. I now recommend Avast. Although […]

MS Security Essentials vs AVG vs Avast

Is it time to begin recommending Microsoft Security Essentials over AVG and Avast? AVG is easy to use, but the free version is somewhat crippled (no rootkit detection). Avast includes rootkit detection, but does not seem to scan the registry and has a user-unfriendly UI. MS Security Essentials won’t nag users to upgrade, has minimal […]

Additional Tools

In addition to the recommended virus removal tools, bring the following to on-site jobs: a Linux Live CD an external hard drive your laptop Your Live CD and external hard drive can help you to recover files from crashed computers on site.

Recommended Virus Removal Tools

Your virus removal arsenal consists of tools for detecting and removing viruses, spyware and adware, rootkits, keyloggers […]