Don Patterson

United States

MVP Categories

2004 - 2016 Consumer Security MVP2016 - present Windows Insider MVP


Consumer Security, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office




A native of Southwestern, Pennsylvania. After serving in the US Navy, worked in the Nuclear Power Industry in Human-Computer Interface Design, Testing, and Design of Computer Display systems for US and Foreign Nuclear Power Plants. I enjoy participating in numerous online technical communities and maintain a Blog at You'll find me most often in the Security forum at and MS Answers. Also, I help out as time permits as a Volunteer Security Advisor in the Lavasoftsupport forums. I have also participated in beta testing of Security software such as AVG Pro Anti-Virus, Lavasoft's Ad-Aware and Microsoft's Anti-Spyware/Windows Defender/Microsoft Security Essentials. Hobbies include boating, fishing and camping.