check This "COMPUTER PROBLEMS PAGE" contains a list of 26 links to websites dealing with computer problems and their possible solutions.

If you are having a problem with your computer, you may find the solution here. But if you are still having a problem, ensure that you write up a detailed "bug" report, and give it to Hugh Crawford (at/before the next monthly club meeting), so that he and other club members can find an answer for you. If you know of some computer problem and its solution (or a website where the problem/solution is discussed), please write a detailed report on same and send it to Hugh. He will always try to credit the name of the problem-solver,if it is provided.

Thanks to Bob Bell of the DPCUC, this page was last reported as checked for full accuracy on April 6, 2011.


Anti-Virus & Firewall Products from McAfee

AntiVirus Products from Symantec Canada

Packaged products in the Canadian store are for Canadian customers only.

Arbor Network Infrastructure Security & DDo5 Protection

Arbor Networks® delivers network security and operational performance for global business networks. From the service provider cloud to the enterprise core, Arbor Peakflow® network behavior analysis and anomaly detection delivers unmatched network-wide visibility and scalability to defend against a wide range of threats.

AVG AntiVirus System

The Best Mac Antivirus Software

It's true - Mac viruses really do exist, although fewer viruses target the Mac OS compared to Windows. In addition, there are cross-platform threats that can impact Mac users. Though the risk of cross-platform threats is relatively small, it's a risk that is on the increase as attackers move to Java and other third-party software exploits. Fortunately, there are several excellent Mac antivirus offerings - and some are even free.

DD's Ultimate Guide to Mac OS Security

Fraud Squad canleaf

"Fighting Fraud Together". Includes a large fraud library to access and study, accompanied by live streaming excerpts of this popular TV series.

Home Computer Security

Tips from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team. An excellent website to learn about and report problems with your MS Windows or Mac OSs.

iAntiVirus™ (for the Mac)

With PC Tools iAntiVirus™ you are protected against the most nefarious cyber-threats attempting to gain access to your Mac and personal information.

IBM Internet Security Systems

Automatically detect and respond to vulnerabilities and attacks.

Internet / Network Security

Security tips and links from the About group.

McAfee Threat Center

Creates best-of-breed computer security solutions that prevent

intrusions on networks and protect computer systems from the

next generation of blended attacks and threats.


Providing network security services and research data and analysis on

many aspects of the Internet, including fraud detection, application,

testing, code reviews, and automated penetration testing.


OpenBSD believes in strong security. Our aspiration

is to be NUMBER ONE in the industry for security.

Panda Antivirus Software

Offers total antivirus protection to all types of

users, from large corporations to home users.

Pallix Internet Security canleaf

PALLIX offers Web services including on site Internet security consulting, web & data hosting, server co-location, remote network monitoring, penetration testing, data recover, and Microsoft/Unix/Linux/BSD Server administration 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SARC - HOAXES from the "Symantec AntiVirus Research Centre"

This is the comprehensive list of viruses that DO NOT EXIST, despite rumor of their creation and distribution.

SARC - VIRUSES from the "Symantec Security Response"

SARC is committed to providing swift, global responses to computer virus threats, proactively researching and developing technologies that eliminate such threats and educating the public on safe computing practices.


Vicomsoft provide award winning software solutions for both education and business users. Our software is used to protect children from unsuitable Internet content, to provide advanced Firewall protection, to manage IP networks and much more....

Learn about com­puter virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, hys­teria, and the impli­ca­tions if you be­lieve in them. You can also search a list of com­puter virus hoaxes & virus hys­teria from A to Z.

Zone Labs

Keep hackers and data thieves out of your computer with ZoneAlarm Pro, the award-winning PC firewall that blocks intrusion attempts and protects against Internet-borne threats like worms, Trojan horses, and spyware.


Ad-Aware from Lavasoft

The risks associated with spyware/malware have never been greater than they are today. What began with modest irritations, stealing time and productivity from your family and employees, has now escalated into a full-scale battle against corporate security and privacy.

SpyBot Search & Destroy

Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover.


Whether you are concerned about your online privacy or have suspicions that someone may be spying on your PC activities, you'll find a solution here that you can download and try, or even use it for free.


SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from ever being installed.

Spyware Warrior

Waging the war against spyware. Here you'll find a wealth of resources to help you fight spyware and adware.

Websense Web Security Suite

Even with the widespread adoption of anti-spyware software products among organizations, spyware continues to be a major threat. Spyware can compile and transmit confidential user information, including proprietary corporate data to unauthorized parties.

Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications

is a program that helps Microsoft fight software piracy and helps you validate that the copy of Microsoft Windows XP installed on your computer is genuine and properly licensed.

General Suggestion when receiving Email: If you receive an unsolicited attachment from a stranger, don't open it, but immediately delete it. If you receive an unsolicited attachment from a friend, contact them and ensure that they know that they sent it, what it is for, and whether or not they have run anti-virus software on it before passing it along to you.

The compilers of this list have tried to include local area (Durham Region, Ontario) and other Canadian websites, but not exclusively. We welcome any suggestions concerning related websites: please send your list to Bob Bell , including the sites' titles, the sites' URLs, and your recommendations for categories/subcategories.

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