Avast free anti-virus for home user

I have been using Avast for years and happy to say my home computer has always been virus free.

Follow these easy steps to download and install the FREE Anti-virus program Avast on your Computer.

Step One:

Download the Free Avast software here Download here

Select Save File

Uninstall what ever Anti-virus you are using now even if it has expired !

To Uninstall go to Start / Control Panel

Select Programs and Features /Find your old Anti-virus program select it and choose uninstall

Reboot your Computer

Step Two:

Double click the file you downloaded

Follow this little step by step

Un-check Install Google Chrome then select Express Install

This Step can take up to 10 minutes

after the installation when you reboot for the registration it will prompt you to download a trial of Internet security, don’t do it. Once you register your good for a year.

Step Three:

You will be prompted when updates come out

Always Update, but never upgrade

Follow blue arrow, not recommended arrow :)

You need to registration every year, so use a valid email address

To change your Avast settings double click the icon in your task bar

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Introducing Windows Server 8 Beta

Installing Windows Server 8 Beta on VMware is possible – here are step by step installation instructions

Windows Server 8 Beta Dashboard - Illustration Avolve Technology

By Edith Larkin, Avolve Technology – Microsoft is preparing a hat-trick with Windows 8 in 2012.

Microsoft plans to score three times with Windows 8 for desktops, Windows Server 8 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

To test the new Windows Server 8 Beta, we set up a virtual server on a computer already running Windows 8 Consumer Preview (Win8CP) Continue reading

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QR Codes

How did we get along without QR codes for so long!

QR codes are black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background and they are everywhere and I am scanning everyone I see.

QR coding was created by Toyota for scanning vehicle parts during manufacturing.
QR = Quick Response and quick it is ! No more typing in contact information, or cutting out discount coupons , or exchanging phone numbers at the bar the uses are limitless !

All you need to join in the craze is a smart phone with a camera, just download a QR scanner app and start collecting.

QR Scanner APPS

I really liked QR Code Scanner PRO the best , you just aim your camera towards the QR code and it captures the QR code automatically. However I use a Blackberry bold 9700 and saving the contact information did not save phone numbers.

A app called BeeTagg works perfectly if you have a steady hand, just surf to http://get.beetagg.com/ on your smart phone, it even detects your device automatically.

I also tried the apps Barcode Assistant which just kept tossing out the error that the QR code was not square enough.

My QR Code
Feel free to scan my code shown above and post yours, if you don’t have a QR code Avolve Technology would be happy to create one for you.

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