Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Windows XP: Microsoft can't wash its hands of the security problem so easily

Late last week, Microsoft published an unexpected security update for a flaw in its Internet Explorer browser. Even more unexpected, the patch also covered Windows XP, which Microsoft officially stopped supporting back in early April.

Microsoft explained the change of heart by saying it had provided the security update "based on the proximity to the end of support for Windows XP".

Richmond Computer believes this update was forced out with pressure from the Department of Homeland security who advised the public not to use Microsoft Internet Explorer because of this security flaw.

Symantec calls antivirus 'doomed' as security giants fight for survival

Antivirus products are catching less than half of all cyberattacks and is no longer a money maker for companies that produce and support endpoint security products. While Microsoft continues to operate it's Security Essentials platform, it also has less than stellar results when it comes to blocking attacks.

Richmond Computer provides an antivirus solution for as low as $2/month. While our platform does not guarantee to stop all viruses, we do include the ability to catch viruses and deploy countermeasures in real time.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bring the start menu back to Windows 8

Tired on the Metro screen on Windows 8? Now there's a solution: