If your PC is already infested with spyware and adware, you can download and run one (or both) of these free anti-spyware scanners and remove whatever spyware and adware it finds. Ad-aware Personal Edition Spybot Search & Destroy
Ad-Aware Personal provides advanced protection from known data-mining, aggressive advertising, Trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and tracking components. This software is downloadable free of charge. You can: # Scans fixed and removable drives, memory and Windows registry # Detects known and unknown variants of malware by using the Code Sequence Identification (CSI) technology # Removes
Windows Defender announced A couple of Microsoft bloggers have quietly announced some big changes today. Windows AntiSpyware will be no more. The new name is Windows Defender and it will be integrated into the new operating system Windows Vista. Windows Defender will have a new look and the definition updates will come through Windows Update.
Trojan using Sony DRM to hide Antivirus vendor BitDefender reports they have detected the first trojan using Sony DRM to hide. The trojan named Backdoor.IRC.Snyd.A by Bit Defender, also dubbed Backdoor.Win32.Breplibot.b (Kaspersky) Troj/Stinx-E (Sophos) W32/Brepibot virus (McAfee) is essentially impossible for a normal user to detect when hidden by Sony DRM software. The technical analysis
In previous tips, I have explained that I feel like Spybot is probably one of the best free programs out there for spyware/adware removal. However, there are cases where one anti-spy program will not do the trick. Sometimes, you get some spyware/adware that keeps coming back. If you’re sure you have your current spyware application
The only way to protect against virus attack is a solid anti-virus program. Don’t forget to update it regularly because new viruses are written everyday. Almost all anti-virus software has an “auto-update” feature I would recommend you utilize. I have several links to quality anti-virus software on my links page. Some are even 100% FREE!
Keeping your computer and personal information secure is very important. This past week I received an email that was apparently from a popular auction website that I am a member of. The email stated my account had been suspended to protect the security of the members of the site and that I needed to log
Computer viruses are programs specifically written to wreak havoc on your system. The main intent of a virus is to cause problems with as many computers as possible. The problems caused could be minor, or could shut down the network of an entire company.
If you have a hard time remembering to do your virus and spyware scans, you can set most programs to scan when you start your computer up. For example, if you are using Spybot, go to SETTINGS on the left hand menu, then click on the settings icon, scroll down and check the box thats
Spyware and Adware, also called “Malware”, are files made by publishers that allow them to snoop on your browsing activity, see what you purchase and send you “pop-up” ads. They can slow down your PC, cause it to crash, record your credit card numbers and worse. If you’re like most Internet users, chances are you’re