Me Speak Geek


I get asked a lot of the same questions over and over again.  So let me answer some of them here.

Q: What antivirus software should I use?

A: If your ISP (Internet Service Provider) doesn't provide a free security suite for your computers I would recommend using Avast! or AVG(Grisoft) for AntiVirus protections and ZoneAlarm for your firewall. Charter cable offers an excellent free security suite, F-Secure, with your account for up to three computers.

Q:  What spyware removal tool should I use?

A: It often takes a combination of tools to remove an infection but regular scanning with one tool, combined with good antivirus and firewall software will typically keep your computer clean. Three I recommend are Ad Aware, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Malware Bytes.  All are free or have a free version.

Q:  Where can I get cheap web hosting?

A:  There are a lot of places to get cheap web hosting but often the packages are stripped down and the customer service is minimal.  If your needs are few and your site is simple, any of these type of hosting sites should work fine.

Q:  Where can I get good web hosting?

A: Namecheap and Godaddy offer webhosting.