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How to remove Rootkit Virus or Hidden Folder Virus using Bootable Rescue Discs
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How to remove Rootkit Virus or Hidden Folder Virus using Bootable Rescue Discs

If like me you fix computers for a livin’, you may have encountered this problem: a persistent Virus on a customer’s computer that just won’t go away. Rootkits and Trojans fall into this category; conventional Windows Antiviral methods are useless against them. Apple users don’t laugh; you get viruses too as I’d revealed in my expose How to protect your Mac for Viruses, as apparently Macs can get viruses too! These types of Malware often employ an annoying strategy of cat-and-mouse: they make your files invisible. Thus, in your frustration, you think you’ve lost your files so you scrub your Hard-Drive. In case you did delete your files, just follow my article How to recover Data from your Damaged Thumb Drive or ZIP Archive on Data Recovery and you can get back all of your Data! Worse, th...
Intel’s McAfee researches Virus attacks on All-Electric Vehicles as AI’s Project SARTRE hits the road
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Intel’s McAfee researches Virus attacks on All-Electric Vehicles as AI’s Project SARTRE hits the road

“By 2020, nobody shall be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo”. Volvo Cars “Vision 2020” Mission Statement Ever since Intel purchased McAfee on August 19th 2012 for US$7.68 billion dollars, Intel’s largest cash acquisition in its forty two (42) year history, Intel has focused more on security being baked into its products. Now McAfee, a Virus research arm of Intel, is doing research into virus attacks on Motor Vehicles. This of course makes sense, as faster processor development and larger hard drives, now pushing into the purely SSD (Solid State Drive) realm in Smartphones, Tablets and External Storage media as I had earlier prognosticated in my ditty MacBook Air and FLASH-based Harddrives - The Quest for Instant On need real-time protection. But with these larger hard-drives...
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...
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...