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These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:11:41 +0000

 



Stop Spyware from Infecting Your Computer

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



How to Remove Adware and Spyware

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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.



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



Examples of the Most Damaging Malware

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



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



Firefox Redirect Virus - Prevention and Removal

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



Top Malware Threats and How to Protect Yourself

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



How Your Online Habits Leave You and Your...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



Frequently Asked Questions About Antivirus...

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The best antivirus software is the one that works best on your system, has the features you want, and is easy for you to use.



Has Your Computer Become a Zombie?

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



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



What is Antivirus Software?

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



What is a Logic Bomb?

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



What Is the Malware Known as Sirefef?

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



Understand Popular Phishing Scams

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



What is Malware?

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



What We Like About Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



The 5 Best Windows Antivirus Software

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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).



7 Things You Should Never Do in Evernote

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



Best Free Antivirus Downloads for Windows

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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 Choose the Best Antivirus Software for...

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



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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 to Safeguard against Viruses and Other...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



The Easy Way to Edit the Hosts File on a PC

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA hoax

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



What So Great About McAfee LiveSafe?

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



How Safe is the Google Play Store?

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Is Google Play Safe from Malware?



Exclude Files from Norton Antivirus Scans

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



Best Antivirus Apps for Netbooks and Older...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



Need Android Security? Try ESET Mobile Security...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

With ESET Mobile Security, you can finally have peace of mind. These Antivirus features are available with the free version of ESET Mobile Security.



Do You Really Need Mac Antivirus Software?

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



What You Need to Know about the 'iLivid' Virus

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15 Simple Steps to Disable Autorun

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



Keep Your Computer Safe with These Free Virus...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



What Are the Differences Between Adware and...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



Yes, Your Mac Can Still Get A Virus

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

Social engineering scams are putting Mac users at risk of malware infection. To help keep you safe on even the tightest budget, here are the top picks for the best free Mac antivirus software.



How You Can Speed Up Internet Explorer 11

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



How to Avoid Hidden Administrator Apps on Android

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



Prevent Adobe Reader From Opening PDFs in...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



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

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How to Delete Temporary Files/Cookies in...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



How to Disable AVG When It Crashes Your Computer

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



10 Easy Steps to Disable Add-Ons in IE

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



Think Your Email May Have Been Hacked? Read This

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



About the Life Owner / Mail Server Report Hoax

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



How to Deal with Boot Sector Viruses

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Boot sector virus repair. Antivirus Software.



Postcard from Hallmark Virus Hoax

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What is a Trojan Horse Computer Attack?

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



Disable Automatic Wireless Connections

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



What You Need to Know about the 'Stuxnet' Worm

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

Stuxnet is a computer worm that targets the types of industrial control systems (ICS) that are used in infrastructure supporting facilities.



What You Need to Know about 'Virus Signatures'

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



How to Disable AutoComplete in Firefox

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



How to Create a Strong Password System

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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..



How to Tell if Your Antivirus is Working

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



Firefox Redirect Virus Removal

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



What Is a Boot Sector Virus?

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



Spybot Antivirus - Protecting the HOSTS File

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

Viruses and spyware use the HOSTS file to block access to antivirus and security websites, or redirect attempts to visit other websites.



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



Exclude Programs from DEP (Data Execution...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



Understanding How File Viruses Infect...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

A file virus infects executable files by writing its own code into some part of the file. Often the file cannot be fixed and must be deleted.



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



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

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



How to Avoid Package Tracking Scams

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



SmitFraudFix Removes Zlob and Other Pests

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

SmitFraudFix is a free antivirus tool that removes the Zlob downloader trojan and the rogue scanner software that Zlob typically installs.



History of Malware; The First 25 Years

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

In January 2011, Brain - the first PC-based malware - turned 25 years old. (It's worth noting that the first computer virus was actually a Mac virus, Elk Cloner, in 1982). Following is a brief history of the first 25 years of malware evolution.



How to Remove Mac Scareware

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



Learn to protect your computer from remote...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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



How to Display Hidden Files and Folders on Mac...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

By default, Mac OS X hides critical system files and folders. It may be necessary to view hidden files and folders. Here's how to enable file viewing.



Don't Let a RAT Take Control of Your Mac or...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

Don't let malicious software get access to your machine. Knowing what's being installed is your best line of defense to not losing security of your computer.



Why BitDefender Antivirus for Mac is a Top Pick...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

BitDefender Antivirus for Mac offers excellent malware detection, great features and is easy-to-use. Here's a look at what makes it a top pick.



The 6 Best Standalone Spyware Scanners

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

Spyware surreptitiously monitors your computer and Internet use, while adware can bombard your PC with unwanted advertising. Both pose a drain on your bandwidth and can lead to loss of security.



What to Expect from ClamXav (Free Mac Antivirus...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

ClamXav is based on the open source ClamAV virus scanner. Popular among open source fans, it lags in comparison to commercial antivirus software.



How to Delete a Service in Windows 7, Vista, or...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

Whether cleaning up after an antivirus removal or attempting to remove the malware manually, knowing how to delete a service will help.



Bitdefender, Romania, and the Dragon-Wolf

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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.



News Briefs: Software602 Selects BitDefender...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

Software602 Selects BitDefender Antivirus for LAN SUITE 2003



How To Remove Kak.worm

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

A simple How to on remove the Kak.Worm, from your About.com Guide



News Briefs: Police Patrol Now Comes with...

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

Police Patrol Now Comes with Kaspersky Anti-Virus: mail gateways e mail management microsoft exchange server mail processing message body text



How To Create a Windows 95/98 Startup Disk

2016-10-23T11:11:41Z

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