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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Two great security tools get free updates

WindowsSecrets.com's "Top Story" today (free; no subscription needed):
Two great security tools get free updates

By Fred Langa

Two outstanding security apps, Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 and Secunia Personal Software Inspector 2.0, are now available.

The original versions of these programs were great, but the new versions are even better; they're must-have software — and they're still free!

Click for article: http://windowssecrets.com/2011/01/13/01-Two-great-security-tools-get-free-updates

Also in today's issue's Q&A:
Brute-force cure for excessively long shutdowns
No-fooling fix for two-to-three-minute shutdown
Are older firewall tests still valid?
Version differences in Windows names, locations
Windows 7's Search feature loses another customer
Changing back to the correct DVD region

Full issue:

Free content posted on Jan. 13, 2011:

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