Tinkering Gnome’s Favorite Antivirus

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@GnomeOfMaine what antivirus software do you recommend?”


When choosing an antivirus program you need to consider: effectiveness at catching intrusions, impact on overall system speed, ease of use and compatibility. Weighing all of these factors, the Antivirus program that I recommend for both Mac and PC is Bitdefender.


Bitdefender has rock solid effectiveness and dependability. It is super easy to use. Rarely is it noticed as is quietly does it’s job in the background- alerting you only if there is a problem. There are both Mac and PC versions available. There are tiered packages available from a free version up to a more sophisticated and interactive security suite.


Free version http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

Security Suite http://www.bitdefender.com/

Did you lose something?


Have you ever been working on a document or photo and saved over a copy of the file you actually wanted? Have you had your computer crash before you saved and lost work?


If you are using Google Drive or DropBox as a working directory or backup, you can easily recover your file and multiple versions of that file.



Here is how to view and recover files (saves and deletions) for Google Drive:




Here is how to view and recover files (saves and deletions) for DropBox:


You can keep your files safe with a FREE cloud storage solution today!

Mac behaving badly? Have you checked it for viruses?

Wait, What?! Macs get viruses?! YES! If your Mac is running funny and doing weird things, it’s time to check it for viruses, spyware and adware.


Here is a handy guide to removing spyware and adware from your Mac:


Next you are going to want to make sure you have an awesome Mac antivirus AND that it is updated. I recommend Bitdefender, which is fast, effective and has a low impact on your system’s performance.


Here is a great review of Mac Antivirus programs for 2016:


Using these tools your Mac should be healthy, happy and virus-free!!



WordPress been hacked?

Do you know how to prevent that or what to do if it happens?


In the last 24 hours my WordPress site has been targeted for attack from international internet addresses multiple times. With a few simple proactive steps, I was able to notified of the attacks and mount a successful defense.


There are a lot of easy steps you can take to protect your WordPress site. Check out this detailed article on protecting your site today!

How WordPress Sites Get Hacked (And What to Do About It)

choose your own content on facebook

Are you following a Facebook page, but not seeing any posts?  Why let Facebook decide what you see? Choose your OWN content and read what YOU decide is important to you!


You can adjust your notifications for Facebook to make sure that you see the content that you want to see, not what Facebook thinks you should see.


Step 1: Login to Facebook



Step 2: go to the page that you Liked and hover over the Liked button. Click the pencil next to “IN YOUR NEWS FEED.”



Step 3: On the next window titled “Choose what you see from this page” select in what order you want to see posts from this page (first, default or not at all). Then click Notifications.



Step 4: Another window will open where you can select exactly what you want to see from this page. Make your selections and then click Done to start seeing the content you choose to see!