Make Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials Play Well Together in Windows XP

At Computer Courage, our favorite virus protection is the combination of Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).  While no antivirus solution is perfect, this combination provides excellent virus protection, does not hog system resources, and takes it easy on your wallet.  Microsoft Security Essentials is free, and MBAM’s paid edition is $25 for...
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How To Replace AVG Free Antivirus with Microsoft Security Essentials

Computer Courage has been recommending AVG Free Anvitivirus for years, but alas the times have changed.  We are crowning a new king of the free consumer antivirus world, and it comes from Microsoft (of all companies).  Computer Courage now recommends Microsoft Security Essentials for most home users.  It’s free, fast, and very effective.  If you...
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AVG Antivirus Free 9 Released – How To Upgrade (Updated)

Update: We’ve found a great tool for removing remnants of AVG if you get stuck, or if you accidentally install version 9 over version 8.  Read the updated info at the end of this article. The good folks at AVG have released the latest version of their excellent antivirus software, AVG Free Version 9.  As...
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AVG Power Tip – Disable Notifications

As our loyal customers know, we at Computer Courage are big fans fo AVG Antivirus Free Edition.  We also like to educate everyone about viruses, spyware, and virus removal. Some of our customers have been complaining about AVG’s update warnings recently.  Sure enough, we’ve also noticed that AVG doesn’t always manage to successfully update its...
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Antivirus Guide – What Are Viruses and Spyware – A Definition

Just about everyone who runs Windows runs antivirus and antispyware products.  As you know, Computer Courage spends a lot of time helping people choose the best antivirus and helping people upgrade to free antivirus. You know you need to avoid viruses and spyware, but do you know what they are and why?  This article will...
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AVG 8 Upgrade – New Antivirus Antispyware King is FREE (with Command Line Power Tip)

As many of you loyal readers know, Computer Courage has been a strong proponent of AVG Antivirus for some time.  AVG has taken a novel approach to competing with the big guns of Norton and McAfee by offering a home version of their product absolutely free, and hoping to gain publicity and popularity amongst the...
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