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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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Best Spyware Ever Could Break Your Life!

Computer Courage deals with a wide array of spyware and viruses every day, but seldom do they make us laugh like this one.  We recently came across this little gem of a desktop wallpaper in a virus-infected computer....
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Conficker Worm Announcement

This is a quick note to our customers about the Conficker Worm.  We have received a lot of questions about the virus and want to let you know what to do and how to protect yourself. The media has taken to the story that this virus will be attacking computers tomorrow, April 1st.  The virus...
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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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