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About.com Antivirus: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:12:27 +0000

 



Has Your Computer Become a Zombie?

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Trojans are often used to launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against targeted systems, but just what is a DDoS attack?



Don't Be Fooled by One of These 10 Common...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Just as the Internet makes it easier for legitimate pursuits, it also makes it easier for scammers, con artists, and other online miscreants to carry out their virtual crimes - impacting our real life finances, security, and peace of mind. These Internet scams are constantly evolving - here are the most common today.



How Your Online Habits Leave You and Your...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Staying safe online takes more than just installing a few security programs. To protect both you and your computer, here are the habits you need to avoid.



How to Remove Adware and Spyware

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Getting stubborn adware and spyware off your PC can be frustrating. However, there are steps you can take to make the process easier and more effective.



Find Out if You're Running the Best Antivirus...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Mac viruses really do exist. Fortunately, there are several excellent Mac antivirus offerings - and some are even free.



How To Prevent Spyware from Infecting Your...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Due to the seriousness of spyware, it is highly recommended you take the following measures to prevent it​ from overtaking your system.






How Secure Is Your Windows Computer? See the...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

The best free antivirus software for Windows PCs. Here are my top picks and reviews of the best free antivirus software for Windows.



Don't Be Fooled by the 'Your PC is Infected'...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Someone phones you claiming to be from Microsoft, or an antivirus company, or some random tech support facility. But there's a catch. Learn more.



Frequently Asked Questions About Antivirus...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Answers to frequently asked antivirus questions



Examples of the Most Damaging Malware

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Some malware does more damage than others. For details, see this list of the most damaging types, including viruses, Trojans and more.



What Is the Malware Known as Sirefef?

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Sirefef is a severe malware that can cause damage to your computer in a variety of ways. Learn about the dangers and how to prevent it.



Top Malware Threats and How to Protect Yourself

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Unlike legitimate software, malware is installed on your computer without your consent. Here are the latest malware threats you should be aware of:



What We Like About Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition offers business-grade protection free for home use. And the protection literally is business-grade.



Firefox Redirect Virus - Prevention and Removal

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Firefox Redirect Virus causes unwanted results by redirecting your Internet searches. Follow these steps to help you remove it.



7 Things You Should Never Do in Evernote

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

So-called cloud-based services like Evernote provide convenience that may come with a price: increased risk of data and identity theft. Stay secure.



How to Choose the Best Antivirus Software for...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Choosing the right antivirus software to protect your system from viruses need not be a daunting tasks. Follow these tips to find antivirus software.



Best Free Antivirus Downloads for Windows

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Free antivirus and antispyware software for Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP. Best free antivirus software to guard against viruses, trojans, worms, and spyware.



How to Easily Remove GoogleUpdate.exe From a...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Google applications may install an update mechanism named googleupdate.exe, googleupdater.exe, or something similar. Learn the common install locations.






How to Remove a Virus When Your Computer Won't...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Antivirus software can be a powerful ally in removing most of today's malware with ease. Here's how to win against viruses and other intruders.



How to Create a Strong Password System

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Unless unique passwords are used for each site, it takes only the compromise of a single site's credentials to have a toppling domino effect..



What is Malware?

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

A detailed explanation of malware, which includes viruses, trojan horses, logic bombs, spyware, worms, and rootkits.



What is Antivirus Software?

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

You've been told to run antivirus software and so you do. But do you really know what antivirus software is?



Here's What a 'Keylogger Trojan' Is (Computer...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Keyloggers may record all keystrokes, or they may be sophisticated enough to monitor for specific activity. Learn more.



How Safe is the Google Play Store?

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Is Google Play Safe from Malware?



The Easy Way to Edit the Hosts File on a PC

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

It's a good idea to check the HOSTS file periodically. Here's how to find - and edit - the HOSTS file on Windows 7, Vista, and XP.



Do You Really Need Mac Antivirus Software?

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Do you really need Mac antivirus software? Get the answer to that and other frequently asked questions about Mac viruses.



How to Safeguard against Viruses and Other...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Computer security need not be daunting. Here a few simply steps that will keep you computing more safely.






What is a Logic Bomb?

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Logic bombs are malware that execute in response to specific events. Learn more about logic bombs and how you can avoid this attack.



What You Need to Know about 'Virus Signatures'

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

In the antivirus world, a signature is an algorithm or hash (a number derived from a string of text) that uniquely identifies a specific virus.



Autorun FAQs

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Autorun is one of those 'convenience' features in Windows that can cause more harm than good. Essentially, Following are frequently asked questions about the Autorun component, including why Autorun can be dangerous and how it can be disabled.



Popular Phishing Scams and What To Do About Them

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Look over the following examples of phishing scams to familiarize yourself with the clever techniques used.



The 5 Best Windows Antivirus Software

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

A list of top antivirus software based on its virus detection abilities, features, and breadth of protection. All tests performed on Windows 7 (32-bit).



Think Your Email May Have Been Hacked? Read This

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Are friends and family complaining of receiving email you never sent? Is it malware? A hacker? Here's how to tell.



15 Simple Steps to Disable Autorun

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

The Windows autorun feature enables CDs to play automatically when inserted in the drive. Removable and thumb drives use the same autorun feature to load files when the drives are plugged into the USB port. Malware relies on this autorun feature to spread from thumb drive to PC. Here's how to disable the autorun feature to prevent malware from spreading.



PC Infected? Here's How to Remove a Virus in...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Removing a Windows virus can be tricky. Here's a walk-through of what you'll need to do in order to remove malware from your computer.



EICAR Test File: Make Sure Your Antivirus is...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

EICAR is not a virus. EICAR is a special file used to test antivirus software. Here's how to make an EICAR file to test your virus protection.



Want to Keep Your Computer Safe? See the Top 10...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

There are several online virus scanners from which to choose and many use the same antivirus engine of their installed counterparts. Learn more.



Best Antivirus Apps for Netbooks and Older...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Older PCs and netbooks often have limited system resources available. Finding the right antivirus that won't slow down these older systems is key.



Bitdefender, Romania, and the Dragon-Wolf

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Can a country help define a company? And can a product help explain a people? If it's Bitdefender and Romania, the answer is a fortunate yes.



Help! My Password Has Been Cracked

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z




Have the FBI Virus? Here's How to Remove It...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

The FBI Ransomware can take your PC hostage by forcing you to pay a ransom in order to free your computer. Avoid from becoming a victim.



How to Avoid Hidden Administrator Apps on Android

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

If you have an Android smartphone, it's possible you have Hidden Administrator Apps lurking inside. Here's what they and how to find and get rid of them.



Exclude Files from Norton Antivirus Scans

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Here's how to exclude a file or folder from scanning by Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security.



How You Can Speed Up Internet Explorer 11

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Once you upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, here's how to manage performance, increase speed and make sure you only get cookies and pop-ups you want.



Keep Your Computer Safe with These Free Virus...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

A list of free tools, tips, and tricks to get rid of viruses and keep them from getting back on your system.



"Page Cannot Be Displayed" and "Cannot Find...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

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About the Life Owner / Mail Server Report Hoax

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

The Life Owner / Mail Server Report hoax is yet another bogus email warning that gets fueled by confusingly worded references.






How to Avoid Package Tracking Scams

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Package delivery and shipping scams are all too common. This simple tip will keep you from being fooled.






Remove Viruses in Windows ME, XP, Windows 7 and...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Here are 3 easy steps to remove viruses and malware cleanly and efficiently in Windows systems ME, XP, 7 and Vista by disabling system restore.



Six Easy Ways to Tell if a Computer Really Has...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

We've all been there - you get an alert from your virus scanner warning that a particular file is infected. Sometimes the alert reappears even after you've told the antivirus scanner to remove the infection. Or maybe you just have reason to believe the virus alert may be a false positive. Here are the six things you'll want to consider to determine how to handle a virus alert.



How to Disable AVG When It Crashes Your Computer

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

The systemic problem of AVG crashing Windows computers is almost an annual occurrence. Here's how to recover from an AVG crash.



What Are the Differences Between Adware and...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

To avoid adware & spyware, you'll want to play close attention to both the licensing agreement of free downloads and the security settings in your browser.



How to Deal with Boot Sector Viruses

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Boot sector virus repair. Antivirus Software.



How to Delete Temporary Files/Cookies in...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Internet Explorer caches are web pages you visit and cookies coming from those pages. Keep the cache small and clear it often. Here's how.



Adobe Acrobat Reader

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z




AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA hoax

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Like its predecessor !0000, the AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA tip is doomed to failure. Worse, it can leave you less protected than you were before.​



Prevent Adobe Reader From Opening PDFs in...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Make this one small tweak, and henceforth you'll be notified if a website tries to open a PDF in your browser.









Exclude Programs from DEP (Data Execution...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

DEP can cause conflicts with legitimate programs. If this happens to you, here's how to disable DEP for specific applications.






What Is a Boot Sector Virus?

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

A boot-sector or Master Boot Record virus takes control when the computer boots up. Here's how it works.



How to Disable AutoComplete in Firefox

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Here's how to clear the sensitive data stored by AutoComplete and how to disable the feature to protect yourself from compromise.



How to Boot Your Windows PC into Safe Mode

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Booting in Safe Mode on your PC prevents extraneous services and programs - including most malware - from loading at startup.



10 Easy Steps to Disable Add-Ons in IE

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

While legitimate toolbars and other browser helper objects (BHOs) are fine, some aren't so legit or - at least - their presence is questionable. Learn more.



What You Need to Know about the 'iLivid' Virus

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

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What So Great About McAfee LiveSafe?

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

McAfee and Intel have developed a comprehensive security solution called McAfee LiveSafe. It gives you peace of mind by safeguarding all of your devices












Here's How to Get Rid of the Sality Virus.

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Sality is the name of a family of viruses that infect exe and scr files. It can replicate to other drives that it finds. Here's how to get rid of it.






Postcard from Hallmark Virus Hoax

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

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Disable Automatic Wireless Connections

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Here's how to beef up your wireless safety by disabling automatic wireless connections.






Panda Antivirus - Review of Panda Cloud Antivirus

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

This free cloud-based scanner takes all the processing off your PC, giving you a lighter, faster, and more proactive protection.



Learn to protect your computer from remote...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

You should disable Windows Remote Desktop to protect your computer from unwanted remote login. Follow these instructions to learn how.






If You Have Autorun Worms/Malware, Do This Now...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Autorun worms spread from USB/thumb drives as well as fixed and mapped drives. Here's how to remove an autorun worm.



This Is How to Spot a Scam Online

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z




Setting a Login Password for Mac OS X 10.5 and...

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Setting login passwords is easy on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Just follow these step-by-step instructions.












How to Remove Mac Scareware

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

At the end of the day, Mac scareware is just another app and it's trivially easy to remove. Here's how.



Firefox Redirect Virus Removal

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Firefox Redirect Virus causes unwanted results by redirecting your Internet searches. Follow these steps to help you remove the Firefox Redirect Virus.



Before You Buy Antivirus Software

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

Antivirus software is one of the most important software programs on your PC. Make sure you know how to select and use it properly. Find out which products fared best and made the Top Picks list.









What is a Trojan Horse Computer Attack?

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

A Trojan is a self-contained malicious program that is different from a virus but can have the same kind of effect on your computer.



Linking To and Fro - HTML Links

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z




The 9 Worst Scams You Can Fall For

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z




How to Tell if Your Antivirus is Working

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z

When malware gets onto the system, one of the first things it may do is disable your antivirus scanner. Here's how to check if yours is working.






The 4 Scariest Types Of Malware

2016-09-24T11:12:27Z