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MS Paint it Back

MS Paint saved as Microsoft backtracks on the fate of legendary program

Dog done in MS Paint

MS Paint will live on. Microsoft announced further development of Paint would cease, and the app might be removed by future Windows updates. Although it will not be installed by default on future Windows editions, users can download the legendary program in the Windows Store, free of charge.

MS Paint, or just Paint, has been part of Windows since Windows 1.0 back in 1985. Paint 3D, a spiritual successor, will become part of Windows 10 with the 2017 "Fall Creators Update". Paint's demise, announced on July 24, created a huge rush of support on social media.

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Malware – Know your nemesis

Malware - know your nemesis

Dogbot vs malworm

Malware, a portmanteau of "malicious" and "software", is an umbrella term for software applications and programs intended to cause disruption to computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of code, scripts or active content (drive-by downloads), or as part of other seemingly-legitimate software. Some malware is disguised as genuine software, and may come from an official website in the form of a useful or attractive program which has the harmful malware embedded in it along with additional tracking software that gathers marketing statistics.

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Backup the [bleep] up!

Backups - inconvenience vs heartbreak

Dogbot with backup drive

Have you done a backup today, or even this week? This month? Ever? In this article, we'll talk about the importance of backing up data to help protect against catastrophic loss, such as through a failed hard drive, malware attack, theft, or other unforeseen event. Bulldog's been there, many moons ago. He's a lot wiser now.

Backup essential files regularly

Imagine losing all the photos you stored on your computer. The music you've saved on the computer since offloading your entire space-hogging CD collection on eBay. Those precious home videos of your family and holidays, all suddenly no longer there. All your work, all your accounts, all those memories. All gone because you trusted your PC to keep everything safe for one more day. Because you kept putting off those backups until the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that. It applies just as much to work computers as those at home, as our experience has shown us that users all too often store personal files on computers at their place of work.

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