Linda Layton

United States


2006 - 2016 Consumer Security MVP2016 - present Windows Insider MVP


Consumer Security, Windows




Linda actively volunteers as a security analyst at a number of online forums. She is a teacher and professional artist. As a member of the Technology Committee in her school system, she was called on to assist in designing web pages, and troubleshooting computer problems. That led to an interest in Windows Security. From 2004 through the closing of CastleCops in December 2008, Linda applied her teaching experience to CastleCops where she worked as a Site Moderator, Rootkit Expert, Security Expert, WIKI Sysop, and Lead Mentor training others in analysis and in prevention and removal of malware. Linda is a Lenovo Community Advocate, Forum Moderator, and Lenovo Insider. She currently participates as a Windows Insider MVP at Lenovo Community where several of her Knowledge Base and product reviews have been published. Linda is a Site Administrator and Training Administrator at SpywareHammer, a site dedicated to helping all Microsoft users and teaching malware removal to volunteers.