Archive for October, 2009

Microsoft releases free anti-virus software

Softwareon October 6th, 2009No Comments

Microsoft has released free anti-virus software, Microsoft Security Essentials, and the initial reviews are very good.  It is very effective at removing viruses and spyware and also has low memory and resource usage.  While this is not an “enterprise-grade” product, it will work very well for home use as well as small business where cost is a factor.

We still routinely recommend Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition for businesses that need more management and control over their distributed software, but we are now recommending Microsoft Security Essentials over AVG Free for home users. Also, AVG Free cannot be used for commercial use, while Security Essentials can.

If you have any older, out-of-date anti-virus software installed, I’d recommend uninstalling it and installing this.

Welcome to our blog!

Generalon October 5th, 2009No Comments

We wanted to welcome you to the blog for McComb, Inc.  We plan to use this blog to share some of the best and latest technology news that can help you as a small business. We’re constantly on the lookout for new products, ideas and technologies and we want to share the best of those with our customers and readers.

In addition to providing some useful information, a blog is a great marketing tool for any web site.  We often work with our clients to install blogs on their own sites to help with marketing, customer interaction and, of course, search engine optimization and placement.

We primarily use WordPress to power all of our blog and CMS projects. It is an incredible piece of software and completely free to use.  There is a huge installed base, and that also means that there are a ton of plugins available.  We’ll be posting in the near future about our favorite WordPress plugins, but feel free to ask us any questions that you may have in the meantime.

Thanks for stopping by!