MSI has once again expanded its line of graphics cards by launching the Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC. Codenamed R7790-2GD5/OC, the card packs 896 Stream Processors, a 128-bit memory interface, a core clock of 1050MHz and a 2GB of GDDR5 memory set @ 6000MHz, and features dual-link DVI-I, dual-link DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. Pricing and release date are still unknown at the moment. [MSI]
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Here’s a look at another upcoming 3D all-in-one PC from Sony, the VAIO SVL24149CJB. This space-saving machine is equipped with a 24-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD 3D touchscreen display, a 2.40GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM processor, an Intel HM76 Express Chipset, a GeForce GT 640M 2GB graphics card, an 8GB DDR3 RAM, a 3TB hard drive, a BDXL drive, 3 double wave tuner + digital terrestrial tuner and runs on Windows 8 64-bit OS. The VAIO SVL24149CJB will hit the market from May 18th for 255,000 Yen (about $2,578). [SONY]
Posted by PC Technician on May 12, 2013
There is a new Internet virus-malware called: Ransomeware and it is spreading very fast and carries a totally false message that your computer Has Been Locked due to illegal activity: A typical message displayed on a computer infected by ransomware: This computer has been LOCKED due to the violation of the federal laws of The United States of America! (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8; Article 202; Article 210 of the criminal code of the U.S.A Provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to twelve years).
Following Violation Were Detected:
Your Ip Address was used to visit websites containing pornography, child pornography, zoofilia and child abuse, your computer also contains videos files with pornographic content, elements of violence and child pornography! Spam-messages with terrorist motives were also sent from your computer. This computer LOCK is aimed to stop your illegal activity.
Here’s a Guide to How To Remove Ransomeware Malware
If with this guide you can’t remove Ransomeware Malware then leave a comment at the bottom for more tips.
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Posted by PC Technician on March 16, 2013
Western Digital has just added a new storage capacity ’3TB’ to its WD Black internal hard drive line-up. Codenamed WD3001FAEX, this 3.5-inch hard drive is equipped with a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, a 64MB of cache memory and a 7200RPM spindle speed. The 3TB WD Black will go on sale from March 15th for unannounced price yet. [Western Digital]
Posted by PC Technician on March 16, 2013
Unitcom has released another powerful gaming PC ‘PASSANT IZ777SD-BH6′ into the market. This Resident Evil 6 certified gaming PC is equipped with a 3.50GHz Intel Core i7-3770K processor, an Intel Z77 Express Chipset, a GeForce GTX 680 2GB graphics card, an 8GB DDR3 RAM, a 120GB SSD (Samsung 840 Series), a 1TB hard drive, a DVD Super Multi Drive, a 700W 80PLUS certified power supply and runs on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (SP1) OS. The PASSANT IZ777SD-BH6 is available now for 154,970 Yen (about $1,616). [Product Page]
Posted by PC Technician on March 16, 2013
Sometimes it can seem like the digital world in which we live is becoming an increasingly dark and dangerous place. Each and every year, there seems to be more and more malware, spamware, trojans, hackers and a plethora of other digital nastiness just waiting to destroy your computer, or steal your personal info.
Luckily for us, the valiant folks at BitDefender, AVG, Kaspersky, Symantec, and Trend Micro work tirelessly to release new and improved antivirus software to act as our stalwart defenders.
Without further ado, here is SoftwareMedia’s list of the Top 5 Antivirus Software for 2013:
BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2013
AVG Antivirus 2013
Kaspersky Antivirus 2013
Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus Plus 2013
Norton Antivirus 2013
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Number 5 on our list is Norton Antivirus 2013. Published by Symantec, Norton Antivirus stops viruses and spyware, allowing you to safely go online and share. They claim “five patented layers of protection” which quickly and accurately detect and eliminate viruses and spyware. Norton Antivirus also offers basic identity and password protection.
Norton Antivirus 2013 does a particularly good job at removing malware, although it is rather average at blocking the malware in the first place.
Independent testing labs like ICSA Labs and West Coast Labs have both officially certifies Norton’s technology for the identification and removal of viruses, and they received a VB100 certificate 9 out of the last 10 tests by Virus Bulletin.
Against exploits, Norton Antivirus 2013 has robust protection built in. When your system is under attack you will be immediately notified by a pop up and informed about what actions you should take.
While not the best Antivirus of 2013, Norton still beats out many competitors and provides a solid PC protection solution. If you’re already familiar with Norton’s user interface and aren’t interested in changing then choosing this product instead of the other, higher-rated Antivirus Software, is perfectly acceptable.
Coming in at #4 on our list is Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus Plus. Part of the Titanium line of security products, Antivirus Plus also gets bonus points for their user-friendly interface.
Antivirus Plus 2013 is very good at blocking malware attacks and is average to above average at removing the malware. It has accurate, but slow, spam filtering, a firewall booster and specifically test for and protects your Facebook privacy which is honestly pretty cool.
Unfortunately it can be difficult to install on already infested systems, so if you’re looking for an antivirus because you’ve already experienced an attack you should probably avoid Titanium Antivirus Plus.
Titanium Antivirus 2013 received average scores from the independent testing labs.
In conclusion, Antivirus Plus 2013 is a basic security software that will have everything the average consumer is looking for and is a decent choice for 2013, but there are better solutions.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 runs behind the scenes, boasting protection against viruses, trojans, rootkits and other threats without any significant impact on your PC’s performance. Their automatic download and installation features make this a great choice for new / inexperienced computer users.
Unlike Trend Micro’s Titanium Antivirus Plus Kaspersky Antivirus 2013 is easy to install, even on an infected system. The latest version features multiple scans that effectively remove malware, the Kaspersky Security Network identifies new threats, top-shelf phishing protection and protection against web based exploits.
The one main draw-back is that the special and multiple malware scans do take quite a long time, which can be frustrating.
In the Indenpendent Lab tests Kaspersky scores well. It’s most effective features are the anti-phishing functionality and exploit protection and prevention. Additionally, both of these features are traditionally reserved for more expensive Suites so that is a big plus in our book.
Kaspersky is a fantastic choice for Antivirus Software in 2013. While it’s not the very best most users will be very satisfied with Kaspersky AntiVirus 2013!
AVG AntiVirus 2013 comes in at #2 on our list. AVG is well-known in the antivirus world, offering exceptional protection that stops malware before it can even touch your PC. The software checks your files, links and emails before you even open them, and prevents all kinds of spying and data theft. AVG Antivirus 2013 even includes free Mobile protection for your smartphones and devices, and their free phone support earns huge bonus points.
AVG is famous for it’s free antivirus software, because it is so effective. Almost as effective as many commercial products on the market today. So we expect good things from their own commercial product: AVG Antvirus 2013.
AVG has great scores from the Independent Labs and is generally well reviewed by customers. It boasts an extremely accurate span filter (The best filter of any antivirus this year), a simplified firwewall and an online shield that blocks dangerous websites.
On the downside it can be tough getting the software installed on an already infested system, and is has a slower than average boot time, which can be annoying.
AVG Antivirus offers powerful protection, much like the free version, and to reiterate, it’s spam filtering is second to none. It does have some drawbacks, but if you can overlook them you will be very happy with this software.
And the Winner is…
At the top of our list for the Best Antivirus Software of 2013 is BitDefender Antivirus Plus. BitDefender goes above and beyond simple antivirus, and provides users with award-winning protection from viruses, malware, spyware and identity theft. It has a smooth installation process. It scans the system to search for anything that might hinder the process. Bitdefender achieved excellent results in teh independent teting done by ICSA Labs and West Coast Labs.
Bitdefender Antivirus 2013 features stellar malware blocking and phishing protection, secure browsing for online transactions, specific Facebook and Twitter protection and even complete remote management, so you can check in from anywhere.
When cleaning up infested systems Bitdefender takes a bit longer than average, however it is very thorough.
Bitdefender Antivirus PLus 2013 is comprehensive and powerful, doing everything you’d expect an antivirus to do and then some. If you’re going to buy an Antivirus this year, we fully endorse Bitdefender.
Posted by PC Technician on February 22, 2013
While 2011 was the year when touchscreen tablet computers finally exploded onto the scene, 2012 will be the year when tablets and laptops go head to head for the hearts of consumers. Already, much talk and practice has been had with tablets as a business tool to replace laptops while the normal consumer like a student or a family may easily consider a tablet before a laptop. The following tablets and laptops will be the models to watch in 2012 as they may be the final straw to tip the scales or at least offer users a good time trying it out.
Tablets to watch in 2012:
Tablets have a bigger advantage over laptops in that the market is still not saturated enough for new innovations. Tablet users still have no clear idea as to what will be the defining factor for that make or break decision in buying a tablet, as such there are a whole lot more choices. Because of this the tablet list is significantly larger with a number of models still not out for consumer consumption just yet. This list includes the:
- Apple iPad3
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201
- OLPC XO 3.0
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
- Sony Tablet P
Apple’s iPad3 – Future Contender
While not officially released just yet the Apple iPad3 is going to set the standard even higher than when the iPad2 came out. While most information about when it will be released (most say it will be in Q1 of 2012) is still rumor at this point the iPad3 will probably use a Quad-core processor with better graphics. Like the iPad2 and iPad before it the iPad3 will likely outperform the iPad2 by several times. The sub-par camera on the iPad2 will probably be replaced with the 8MP camera from the iPhone 4S and repositioned on the iPad3. Apart from this the only other things to expect are a thinner, lighter and longer lasting tablet, which won’t really be a surprise but will still be very much welcome. The specifications for the iPad3 would include:
- A Quad-core processor
- An 8MP rear-facing camera
- Better graphics
- slimmer and lighter design
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 – Performance beast
This tablet is currently the one to beat as it not only comes with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, it also features an 8MP camera with auto-focus and LED flash along with a Super IPS+ panel. Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 also transforms into laptop through its mobile dock, which also extends the battery life by up to 18 hours. In terms of features alone, this tablet beats out everything and anything currently on the tablet market, including the current market leader which is the Apple iPad2. What is notable here is that on top of offering much better 3D graphics and a quad-core processor capable of equalizing with a laptop, is the fact that Asus have also added in a fifth processor to handle background processes, enabling even better battery life. The specifications for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 would include:
- An NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
- An 8MP camera with auto-focus and LED flash
- A Super IPS+ screen
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
- Better 3D graphics
- Fifth sub-processor (500MHz) for background processes
OLPC XO 3.0 – Tough and Cheap
While this touchscreen tablet from the UN sponsored One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program offers rather mediocre specifications with its Marvell Armada PXA618 guts, 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage, it is being offered for just $100. Unlike other tablets, the OLPC XO 3.0 is tough, with a textured, rubberized, waterproof back and a glass display. It should be able to handle rugged third world conditions better than its consumer level compatriots. Its rather bright neon-green color may make it less suitable for the all-black business user but it can handle a much wider range of DC power inputs so you can plug in a hand crank or solar charger if there isn’t a power socket handy. Connection-wise it offers the basics with a USB, microUSB, audio in/out and sensor input port and will run on either Android or OLPC’s own Sugar OS. The notable specifications for the OLPC XO 3.0 would be:
- A Marvel Armada PXA618 processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB flash memory storage
- $100 price tag
- Rubberized waterproof casing
- Hand crank + solar panel charger
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 – Display Master
Smaller, slimmer and above all, packing in the brightest, most awesome 7.7” Super AMOLED Plus display around, this tablet will put all other tablet screens, laptops and some HDTVs to shame. Specification-wise it isn’t entirely a slouch either with a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 64GB of ROM and the option to expand 32GB further via microSD flash memory. It also does very well in terms of wireless connections, allowing for Wi-Fi twice as fast as the competition and dual band wireless connectivity. Specifications of note for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 would be:
- Its 7.7” Super AMOLED Plus display
- A 1.4GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage + up to 32GB microSD
- Faster wi-fi
Sony Tablet P – Dual-screen form factor
This isn’t the first time someone has come up with a dual display touchscreen tablet (the Toshiba Libretto comes to mind) but it is from Sony, manufacturers that are known to be just as big perfectionists as Steve Jobs. As such, it is worth noting that a lot of work has been put into the design of the dual 5.5” LCD touchscreens. Sony has used its TruBlack LCD technology for blacker blacks and whiter whites while the 1GHz processor and 1GB worth of RAM is just enough to propel this tablet down the line. While it won’t beat out other performance tablets, it will turn heads with the dual-screen and since it is a Sony product it is rated usable with Sony’s playstation gaming platform. Specifications for the Sony Tablet P include:
- A 1GHz processor
- 1GB RAM
- Two 5.5” TruBlack LCD screens
- Gaming compatibility
Laptops to watch in 2012:
As the more mature market, the Laptop market is understandably saturated and has less innovation as compared to the tablet market. As such the list of laptops to watch in 2012 is rather small. These include the:
- 15” MacBook Air
- Lenovo Yoga
- HP Envy Spectre
15” MacBook Air – Ultimate ultrabook
While the new smaller screen MacBook Air has already been released, the 15” MacBook Air laptops are going to take over the Ultrabook laptop market. This is because, on top of being as slim as ever and packing in some powerful Intel Sandy Bridge processors, the 15” screen will offer more screen real estate without being too bulky. Like the other Apple product above, release dates point to the first quarter of 2012 with 17-inch models also being considered for the upcoming roll-out. Specifications-wise the 15” MacBook will probably feature:
- Intel 2nd Generation Core i5 and i7 processors
- Intel Thunderbolt technology
- SSD internal storage
- Multi-touch trackpad
- Long-lasting battery life
- Ultra-thin design
Lenovo Yoga – Bend Backwards Convertible
Convertible Laptops that convert into touch screen tablets are not new but what makes this laptop different is that it will bend over backwards to please. Previous convertibles have used a swivel hinge that have almost always broken off or got damaged very quickly. The Lenovo Yoga uses special hinges that allow you to flip the touchscreen over backwards. When in this mode the physical keyboard is automatically turned off, so you can lay this convertible down without worrying about pressing the keys. Since it is going to run on Windows 8 it isn’t available just yet, however, other possible specifications for the Lenovo Yoga include:
- 17mm thick
- 13.3” IPS panel touchscreen display
- Windows 8
- Intel Ivy Bridge processors
- Samsung SSD
HP Envy Spectre – Classy and Glassy
This 14” screen laptop may be on the edge in terms of Ultrabook size range with its 13.3” chassis but it brings to the table a design almost entirely devoted to glass. This includes an awesome ultra-thin design with tough, scratch-resistant glass used for both the casing, screen, bezels and trackpad. While this also means that it is also the ultimate smudge magnet, it offers looks that you won’t find on any other laptop in the market. It isn’t a slouch performance-wise either as it will pack in Intel 2nd Generation Core i5 and i7 ULV processors, up to 256GB SSD, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, USB 3.0 support and beats audio. Full specifications for the HP Envy Spectre include:
- Under 4 lbs weight
- Up to 9.5 hours battery life
- 14″ diagonal HD+ Radiance LED backlit display
- 13.3″ chassis
- 128GB or 256GB mSATA solid-state drive
- Intel Core i5 and i7 ULV Processors
- 4GB or 8GB of DDR3
- Mini DisplayPort
- 1 USB 3.0 port
- Beats Audio system (2 speakers and subwoofer)
- External jogger dial
- Integrated HP Wireless Audio
This article is brought to you by Ethan Simmons, a senior contributor at Honest-Laptop-Reviews.Com
Posted by PC Technician on February 12, 2013
Cuidado Con La Nueva estafa de Internet El Virus del FBI Mejor Conocido Como Reveton Ransomware – Como Remover Reveton ransomware
Hay un nuevo virus en Internet expandiendose muy rapido, y que a menudo lleva un mensaje falso y supuestamente biene, desde el FBI.
Ejemplo de visualización de la pantalla cuando el ordenador está infectado con REVETON ransomware
“Estamos siendo inundados con quejas”, dijo Donna Gregorio del Centro para quejas de crimenes ciberneticos (IC3), en referencia al virus conocido como REVETON ransomware, que está diseñado para extorsionar a sus víctimas.
Informacion Acerca de REVENTON RANSOMWARE
REVETON se describe como drive-by malware porque a diferencia de muchos virus, que se activan cuando los usuarios abren un archivo o un archivo adjunto, éste puede instalarse cuando el usuario haga clic en un sitio web comprometido. Una vez infectado, el ordenador de la víctima inmediatamente se bloquea, y el monitor muestra una pantalla indicando que ha habido una violación de la ley federal.
El mensaje falso continúa diciendo que la dirección de Internet del usuario fue identificado por el FBI o el Departamento de Delitos Informáticos de Justicia y de la Sección de la Propiedad Intelectual por haber sido asociado con sitios de pornografía infantil u otras actividades ilegales en línea. Para desbloquear las máquinas, los usuarios están obligados a pagar una multa utilizando un servicio de dinero de tarjeta prepago.
“Algunas personas han pagado la multa llamado”, dijo Gregorio el IC3, que supervisa un equipo de expertos en ciber crimen en la materia. (El IC3 se creó en 2000 como una asociación entre el FBI y el National White Collar Crime Center. Esto da a las víctimas una manera fácil de denunciar los delitos cibernéticos y proporciona la aplicación de la ley y las agencias reguladoras con un sistema de referencia central para las quejas.)
“Mientras navega por la Internet una ventana apareció con ninguna manera de cerrarla”, una de las víctimas REVETON recientemente escribió al IC3. “La ventana estaba etiquetado FBI y me dijo que era una violación de uno de los siguientes: uso ilegal de medios de comunicación descargados, los menores de edad viendo porno, o negligencia computadora de uso. Se enumeran las multas y sanciones para cada uno y me dirigió a pagar $ 200 a través de una orden de MoneyPak. Se dieron instrucciones sobre cómo cargar la tarjeta y realizar el pago. La página dijo que si las demandas no se cumplían, los cargos penales que se presentó la computadora y ésta quedaría bloqueado en esa pantalla “.
El virus REVETON, utilizado por los hackers en conjunto con la Ciudadela de malware de una plataforma de entrega de software que se pueden difundir diversos tipos de virus de computadora, primero vino a la atención del FBI en 2011. El IC3 emitió una advertencia en su página web en mayo de 2012. Desde entonces, el virus se ha extendido en los Estados Unidos e internacionalmente. Algunas variantes de REVETON incluso puede encender webcams ordenador y muestra la imagen de la víctima en la pantalla congelada.
“Estamos recibiendo decenas de denuncias cada día”, dijo Gregory, y señaló que no hay una solución fácil si tu ordenador se infecte. “A diferencia de otros virus”, explicó, “REVETON congela la computadora y la detiene en sus pistas. Y el usuario promedio no va a ser capaz de eliminar fácilmente el malware. “
El IC3 sugiere lo siguiente si usted es víctima del virus REVETON:
No pague dinero o proporcionar cualquier información personal.
Póngase en contacto con un profesional de la informática para eliminar REVETON y Ciudadela de su equipo.
Tenga en cuenta que incluso si usted es capaz de descongelar el equipo por su cuenta, el malware aún puede funcionar en segundo plano. Ciertos tipos de malware se han sabido para capturar información personal, como nombres de usuario, contraseñas y números de tarjetas de crédito a través de programas integrados de registro de pulsaciones.
Presentar una queja y buscar actualizaciones sobre el virus REVETON en el sitio web IC3.
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Mas Fotos de la Estafa Cibernetica Conocida como REVENTON Ransomware
Posted by PC Technician on September 26, 2012