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CTB-Locker virus: How to protect your systems, and what to do if infected

Security is ever evolving — the moment a threat is borne, security researchers jump in to dissect the malware and derive a signature-based detection rule to pick up and hopefully thwart an infection. 2,143 more words


Various Computer Viruses

What is a computer virus?

           A computer virus also known as a malicious code is a malware, that is, when executed, it replicates by inserting copies  of itself (possibly modified) into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive; when this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be “infected”. 663 more words

Computer Scams

Scammers and online criminals from all around are getting pretty creative these days. Serve PC Pro came across one of these individuals less than a month ago with a call from a supposed  Microsoft service company.  251 more words

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ANOTHER VOICE: From PCWorld: Bloatware: Why computer makers fill your PC with junk, and how to get rid of it

Before we get to pcworld.com’s take on bloatware—-which we have been telling you about forever……notice their FIRST headline, it’s all about the money. If you want that crap on your PC you’ll get it cheaper, because the makers of that junk pay good money to have their junk installed. 1,161 more words


This is why we add no bloatware to our PCs...........

Aside from your OS, the only things we add to your PC (that aren’t bios related, and Adobe reader is often necessary when installing some of the Bios updates), are a 30-day free trial for BitDefender Anti-Virus and a shortcut link to a 30-day free trial of Microsoft Office. 330 more words


BBB Tip of the Week: Avoiding Tech Support Scams

Out of the blue, you suddenly get a call from someone at a familiar-sounding computer company telling you that something is wrong with your computer and offering to fix it. 221 more words


Lenovo PC Maker Installs Malicious Adware

Lenovo the computer maker has been caught installing malicious adware in its laptops and PCs.

The adware – dubbed Superfish – was potentially compromising users security. 59 more words

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