Tag: malware

Change the Default Search Engine of any Browser when Malware is on your Computer
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Change the Default Search Engine of any Browser when Malware is on your Computer

And the Crowd goes wild for my article How to reset the Default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox on changing the Default Search Engine in Mozilla.  Apparently an awful lot of people seem to have the very common problem, as it’s really irritating when your Browser seems to change all by itself to another Search Engine and you had no hand in it. Also note too it isn’t a “Search Engine” but a “Search Engine Provider”, a really fancy-pants way of saying that Search Engine Provider companies offer more Products and Service than just Internet Search in a manner similar to Telecom Providers providing other services other than just Voice Calling. But then begs the question? Who did? Short answer: Malware with a Marketing Agenda, Mad Men style, called adware! First, I’ll explain how one changes ...
How to protect your Mac for Viruses, as apparently Macs can get viruses too
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How to protect your Mac for Viruses, as apparently Macs can get viruses too

Apple Macs or any device running iOS can apparently get viruses through their browsers. That the latest word from Russian antivirus company, Dr. Web. This virus, the latest in a string of virus attacks aimed at phishing personal information from Apple aficionados computers, is alarming but not surprising,. After all, when you get more popular, you become a TARGET. That’s the name of the Game, folks! This latest attack, dubbed the Flashback Botnet, takes advantage of the fact that AppleMac users trust Java and Adobe a bit more that Apple would like. According to Dr. Web malware analyst Sorokin Ivan, the total number of infections was six hundred thousand (600,000) with (surprise!!) two hundred and seventy four (274) of them being in Cupertino, California. That’s right in the Heart of Appl...
CCleaner – Keep your Computer Optimized and Sparkling
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CCleaner – Keep your Computer Optimized and Sparkling

CCleaner is one program I believe should be installed on every Windows computer. CCleaner is a diagnostic utility software that helps computer users keep their computer running properly which in turn protects their privacy and keeps your computer from slowing down or crashing. The average computer these days are running so many different programs and over time all this activity such as adding programs, browsing the web, creating that fancy presentation for work or holding your stockpile of photos, music and videos will cause any computer to slow down. That is where CCleaner comes in as periodically a computer users can run the software to clean up all kinds of unnecessary junk such as temporary files, Internet cookies, obsolete registry entries, recycle bin, log files and more. I believ...
Avira Antivir: Virus and Malware Protection
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Avira Antivir: Virus and Malware Protection

Being that I am an IT consultant, I have seen a sizable increase in the amount of virus infected machines out there. Case in point, I was working on some machines for a client, and one of the victims had over 1000 infections. On the business level however, paid solutions are the only way to go. When your machines are housing mission-critical data, you need the best and most  powerful protection as you can get. Now I'm not saying that this is as good as it gets, but it weighs in as a heavy contender in the industry. Now on the residential side of things, there are features that the Professional Edition has that aren’t as critical. Most every AntiVirus company offers editions for both user groups, including Avira. However, Avira does not seem to have the same popularity as its comp...