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Posts Tagged ‘malware’



Beware Of Fake Apps!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Security experts Trend Micro are sounding the alarm about fake Android apps. They look like the real thing, but can spread mobile malware to your device. Continue reading

Kaspersky Security is warning Android users about a new bits of malware that can cost you big bucks by sending text messages to numbers that charge. Continue reading

Malware Attack Targets iPhones

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

A new malware campaign is targeting iPhones and stealing user IDs and passwords. Continue reading

Cyber criminals looking to infect your computer with malware have hit a new low with a fake funeral e-mail that’s making the rounds. Continue reading

Will Reformatting Kill A Virus?

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Reformatting your hard drive will remove a virus from your system, but there are also some less radical solutions. Continue reading

In The News 01-24-2014

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

In The News 01-24-2014 – Target registers were infected with malware, a completely private smartphone and Google spends billions on a home automation company. Continue reading

What Do I Do With a Hijacked Computer?

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

If you suddenly can’t get past a boot screen that you don’t recognize, odds are that your machine has been hijacked. This is a very hard to repair infection, but there are ways. Continue reading

iLivid: How Do I Get Rid Of It?

Monday, August 26th, 2013

William gets an annoying iLivid message when he opens his browser. We tell him how to get rid of it. Continue reading

Help! Computer Hijacked By Dancing Girl

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Their computer was hijacked by a lockscreen virus. Here’s what they need to do to get it back. Continue reading

Ransomware Virus Attacks On The Rise

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Law enforcement agencies are warning computer users to be on the lookout for ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a type of malware that works by hijacking your computer. Lockscreen ransomware locks your screen and displays a message that says you’ve violated federal law by accessing sites associated with terrorism, child pornography or other criminal activities. Continue reading

Software… Firmware… Hardware…

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

What are all of those “Wares” buzzing around your head? I’ll explain the difference between software, firmware and hardware and even through in bonus definitions for malware, adware and userware. Continue reading

DecryptLinks

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Investigate shortened links and determine if they are safe to browse with this short link decryption site. Continue reading

Have you ever been told to get a malware scanner? Ever received the threat of a virus? Have you been advised not to use a specific program because it has spyware? What is the difference? Do you need a separate program for each, or does one cover them all? A lot of questions need to be answered, so we’ll cover them one by one. Continue reading

The Anti-Virus Story

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Should I have several anti-virus programs installed on my machine? Can I run an anti-virus program from a removable drive? Which anti-malware program has the coolest name? If you’ve ever found yourself asking any of these questions, you’ll find the answers here. Continue reading

Is Paid Virus Protection Worth the Money?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Is paid anti-virus protection worth it? Or should you just settle for free, downloadable protection? Continue reading

Learn about the dangers of Internet browsing and what information computer hackers can view if they gain access to your personal computer. Continue reading

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free stand-alone device, designed to scan for, and isolate, malicious software. Continue reading

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