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What security program should I use?

There are many on the market. But, the days of using a free antivirus are over. They cannot be trusted to do the whole job. On the other hand, many Internet Security packages include extras that can choke up your system. We use Webroot SecureAnywhere. It’s a strong...

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Do I need more than 1 password?

YES! And they need to be STRONG! 8 to 10 characters; use some caps, numbers, maybe an exclamation point…you can make up little phrases. But a password for each website can get cumbersome. I recommend 3 or 4. Don’t use the same password for your bank that you use for...

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What the heck is a Browser?

Browser is the term for the program that gets you around the Internet. There is always a browser included with any computer you buy. Microsoft included Internet Explorer before, and now Edge in Windows 10. Google has Chrome. Apple has Safari. Sometimes there will be...

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Do I need a Laptop?

If you need a portable computer with a keyboard then yes. But, if you just want to sit by the TV and check email, you might prefer a tablet. If you’ll miss sitting at a desk, definitely try an All-in-One. The point is you’ll want to go to a local store and “Window”...

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