Today’s Geek Squeaks – October 16, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

Squeak #1 – (Reduce The Risk Of Your Computer Being Attacked or Infected): Bill Mullins’, writer of Tech Thoughts Daily Net News, started off this morning with Avast 2014 FREE Edition, as being the lead topic (and rightfully so). I encourage you to bookmark Bill’s site to get the latest and greatest in tech news (and more).

To get Avast 2014 FREE Edition, see below. Remember, it is important to uninstall any antivirus program you have installed on your PC prior to installing another (GET AVAST BELOW);

Squeak #2 – (When Delete Means Delete): When you delete a file on your computer or other drives, the file becomes hidden from view, but can actually remain present on the drive until it is written over with other data. This data can be there a long time and can be easily recovered using many of the free utilities that are available on the internet. To completely delete a file, you need special software such as Hardwipe (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #3 – (Crooks Using Cash Register Skimmers): has an interesting piece posted today about high tech thieves using PS/2 keyboard loggers (which are available on the internet) to capture data that is inputted at the cash register level (SEE BELOW);

Squeak #4 – (NEW – A 21.5 Inch All-In-One Android Computer by HP): I knew it would be a matter of time before Android would be on desktop size computers. I like this concept and would be the perfect computer for Mom and Pop (SEE BELOW)…


Geek Squeaks’, featuring a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it;  from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!

See An Endless Stream Of Geek Squeaks’ [ HERE ]

Avast! Free Edition 2014 9.0.2006 Final

@ Major Geeks


Avast! is a package of applications that aim to protect your computer from a possible virus infection or other malware threat. If you use it correctly, and in combination with other programs such as data backup utilities, it will significantly reduce the risk of your computer being attacked or infected by a virus, and thus the risk of losing important or private data… GET IT HERE

File Eraser & Drive Wiper



Hardwipe can erase drives and USB media, but can also sanitize the Windows Recycle Bin, overwrite selected files and folders, and clean unused drive space of unwanted remenant data. Furthermore, you can run Hardwipe as a standard-alone application, or use its convenient “right-click” context menus from within the Windows File Explorer… GET IT HERE

Shoppers getting ripped off by tiny,
high-tech cash register skimmers…



Crooks who steal credit and debit card numbers have found a devious new way to snag this information. They’re using a small and relatively cheap piece of off-the-shelf technology to compromise computerized store cash registers… READ MORE

HP Slate 21-k100 21.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop


Android just hit the big screen. Let everyone in the house enjoy their favorite Google Play contention this big, Full HD touchscreen… CHECK IT OUT

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