Offline Malware Scanners

Do you have about ten different antimalware scanners installed on your laptop? When you get a virus, do you download antivirus after antivirus, hoping the next one will get the job done?

Save your disk space and keep your PC uncluttered with "rescue disk" scanners that DON'T need to be installed. This also means you don't have to worry about new scanners conflicting with old scanners, plus there is less chance of the malware preventing the scanner from doing its job.

Here are some offline antivirus scanners:


Gmail downloading Request file

We recently came across this issue with one of our clients. The user's Gmail kept trying to download a file called "Request." Below is a description of the issue and the fix found on http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/gmail/yOi252z3HYc/mpw9VXQut0QJ

User is getting multiple downloads for a file named ‘Request’
Google trying to download the file named “request” every time the user clicked in the search field while logged into Gmail/Google
This was caused by a recent Microsoft Update.

On the Gmail site, click on the gear in the upper right hand corner of the page; Go to Settings/General and choose "Always use https"- and DON'T forget to save changes at the bottom of the page. Then update your bookmark/favorite/shortcut to the URL "https://mail.google.com" instead of "www.gmail.com" or whatever.

By logging into Gmail using a secure site, this issue stopped happening.