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Accepted into GeekU!

Posted by Bob Zenith on October 13, 2010

Alright, here’s some exciting news (well, maybe not for you, but for me it is): I’ve been accepted into the GeekU Malware Removal Training School! 🙂
If you haven’t already, I recommend getting yourself GeekU certified in removing malware by graduating from their Malware Removal School

-Off Topic-

Opera 10.63 was released yesterday; check it out!

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Browser Market Share for Aug. 2010

Posted by Bob Zenith on September 3, 2010

The results are in; during August of 2010 browser market share:

Internet Explorer is down 0.34 points to 60.40%

Firefox is up 0.02 points to 22.93%

Google Chrome is up from 0.36 points to 7.52%

Safari is up 0.07 points to 5.16%

Opera’s is down 0.08 points to 2.37%

It’s nice to know that people are finally starting to switch away from IE, but why are they going to Chrome? Why would you want Google to know all the site’s you are visiting? Google already has a monopoly over web searching – I certainly hope they don’t get a monopoly on browsers too.

Please download either Firefox or Opera; heck, even Safari is better than IE and Chrome…

* An interesting tidbit; from this blog’s site meter results for browser share, I see that the majority of readers use Firefox (75%), but some of who need to dump your love affair with Internet Explorer…

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Browser Wars: Where is Opera mentioned?

Posted by Bob Zenith on August 24, 2010

New innovations of major browsers (IE 9, Firefox 4, Chrome, etc.) have been dubbed “Browser Wars”. If you’ve been following all these articles and new developments, one thing you might have noticed: where is Opera mentioned? – Example 1Example 2

Sure, it isn’t the most popular browser, but it has some pretty cool features that are just as good, if not better than the major browsers.

Security: Opera holds just 2.45% of the browser market – who would write a malicious code for it? Because of its low market share it is safer than all the other major browsers.
Opera allows you to block pop-ups and specific content and Javascript (similar to NoScript, for Firefox).

Speed: Opera has a neat feature known as the “Speed Dial“. Whenever you create a new tap, a nice 9 box page comes up, with your favorite (customizable) sites on it. I’m not sure about you, but when I surf the net I go to the same 5 sites very often, and this is a neat way to go there quickly.

Customizable User Interface: The thing I like most about Opera is that anything and everything can be changed, shifted, or taken away, to fit your specific needs.

There are also a bunch of add-ons (widgets) for Opera. Of course, not as many as Firefox or IE, but with time, Opera’s widget library will grow.

So, try it out – you won’t regret it.

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Your Browser

Posted by Bob Zenith on July 28, 2010

Your browser can be one of the most important choices you make for your computer. There are several major web browsers out there:

    Internet Explorer
    Firefox
    Google Chrome
    Safari
    Opera

Internet Explorer comes default on all Windows computers, and cannot be uninstalled. This makes it a huge target for hackers and exploits, since most people use it. Stay away from this one.
Firefox is growing more popular each month. A free download at www.mozilla.org, it is a safer, more secure alternative to Internet Explorer.
Google Chrome is made by Google, (obviously), and although it’s fast, do you want Google spying on you everyday? I’d also advise you to stay away from this one.
Safari comes default on all Macintosh computers. Apple is becoming more popular each day and is giving Microsoft a run for it’s money. At one time Safari and Macs were “invulnerable” because they were so unpopular – this isn’t the case anymore. I wouldn’t choose this one either, because it bogs down your computer with useless stuff (like Apple always does), like “Apple Software Update” – and it stays on your computer even after you uninstall Safari.
Opera is a good choice because it is both revolutionary and not used by many. It’s sleek, fast, and overall AWESOME! Download it for free at opera.com

So, if you’re looking for a alternative to Internet Explorer, Firefox is your browser. Opera is a great choice too.

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