Derek Brown’s Academy Launches Online School

The Best in Calgary Driving School Education For over forty years Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving has provided the best in Calgary driver’s education.  Founded in 1970, the academy has grown to become the largest driving school in Calgary.  With consistently high reviews and customer satisfaction, this growth is no surprise. Derek Brown’s focus has […]

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You’re Going to Die

[ad name=”new”] A client was online. She was typing away on an email. Then her computer blue-screened. A message appeared across the screen, “You’re going to die, Jim.” So immediately her husband called our shop (Ducktoes Computer Repair Shop) and told the tech Jody what had happened. “Awesome,” Jody said. “There are two Jims in […]

How to Remove Spyware and Viruses Manually with Process Explorer

[ad name=”Google Adsense”] Here’s a wonderful training video on how to use Process Explorer to remove viruses manually. It’s more for computer technicians than regular computer users, but I’ve found it helpful in removing the more difficult viruses. You’ll find out how to use the Process Explorer and other Sysinternals tools to identify malware infections, […]

How to Uninstall Mcafee When it won't Uninstall

[ad name=”new”] I’ve had to uninstall Mcafee Anti-virus products several times in the last week or so. People have let their licenses expire but that doesn’t keep the the anti-virus from running in the background and using up tons of resources. And when I try to remove it the usual way, by going to Start>Control […]

Hints for Techies – Take the Computer to the Lab

[ad] There’s no way a tech can remove and clean up all the spyware on a badly infected machine in just a couple of hours. So, if you remove the spyware on-site, you end up having to charge a lot to remove a little. It’s better to take the machine “to the lab,” and run […]

Task Manager is not a To Do List

[ad] Polly is one of my favorite clients. Whenever I go to her house or office she serves the tastiest gourmet coffee and chocolates. And she is appreciative, worrying aloud that I’ll be snapped up by an offer I can’t refuse, as her last computer tech was, and no longer be available to fix her […]


[ad name=”new”] Six people have come to this site in the last two days looking for help with Win32 Another reader told me that Spybot cured the same malware on his computer after Spybot’s March 26 update which included the “browser helper object” in its definitions. I’d love to hear what the specific symptoms […]

Start a Blog!!

[ad] This is a sidetrack. Lots of people ask me how they can start a blog. It really is quite easy. But if you feel daunted by the set up process, I can make it easy for you. Of course I designed and maintain this blog Ducktoes Spyware Blog. I use WordPress. And I also […]