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Sticky Thread How to Detect and Remove Trojan.Win32.Agent.azsy

The Trojan.Win32.Agent.azsy program is one of the newer variants of the Trojan.Win32.Agent malware group. It penetrates systems through flaws in firewalls and small security vulnerabilities.... Read more
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8,583 07-03-2009 08:21 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 
Sticky Thread Secure your computer from viruses and spyware for free
By Sajid

One of the hazards of using a computer online today is the danger of infestation with a variety of malware, viruses, trojan horses, spyware.
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18,440 05-15-2007 08:47 PM by Unregistered Go to last post
 
How to Verify the Security of File Downloads with FCIV (SHA1SUM)
Have you ever waited for a large file to download overnight, sometimes even pausing and resuming for days, only to find out in the end that the large

Each file on your computer can its own unique "fingerprint" and can be identified as unique even if it was saved along usb flashdrives, or sent via email, or even distributed via file... Read more
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6,071 02-28-2014 07:30 AM by DominicD Go to last post
 
How to Remove Home Antivirus 2010

The Home Antivirus 2010 application is a variant of the bogus anti-spyware program WinReanimator. It infiltrates systems through Trojans such as Trojan-Downloader.braviax, or views... Read more
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8,369 10-03-2012 05:53 AM by PCCare247 Go to last post
 
How To Exclude Paths in McAfee Antivirus?

If you still face problems with your McAfee Antivirus, call PCCare247 for quick and complete resolution. Finding answer to all your computer problems is a child’s play for PCCare247 experts.
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2,991 09-15-2012 12:19 AM by PCCare247 Go to last post
 
Ettercap, a powerful tool to avoid “Man In The Middle Attack”

Ettercap is a tool made by Alberto Ornaghi (ALoR) and Marco Valleri (NaGA) and provides a suite for man in the middle attacks on a LAN. It comes with both Command like Interface (CLI) and... Read more
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7,326 04-26-2010 01:52 PM by metal333 Go to last post
 
How to Remove the Recycler Virus

The Recycler virus is malicious code that originated from the worm W32.Lecna.H. It infiltrates a computer system through the Windows Autorun feature. The virus enters via permanent media, as... Read more
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40,064 11-08-2009 11:07 PM by jubert Go to last post
 
How to check if files contain viruses before downloading from the Internet

How many times have downloaded files from the Internet? Probably often. For work, hobby, passion, etc. Wouldn't it be nice to know if the file you're downloading has a virus even before they... Read more
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2,752 11-05-2009 01:53 AM by dwarkarao Go to last post
 
Autorun.ITA is also known as W32/Autorun.ITA

The Autorun.ITA is also known as W32/Autorun.ITA. This type of virus can severely damage a contaminated system. It propagates in stealth mode in order to shun away from users and... Read more
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2,204 09-18-2009 04:53 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
Hyperjacking - Future Computer Server Threat

The Hyperjacking is one of the latest threats to computer servers. Since phishing and virus attacks now outdated, hackers are now trying to perform a new malicious execution,... Read more
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5,153 09-02-2009 12:09 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
The Strom Worm

A backdoor threat that infect mostly private computers.
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2,067 08-31-2009 10:34 PM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
How to Detect and Remove Email-Worm.Win32.Merond.a

One of the newest forms of malware doing the rounds is Email-Worm.Win32.Merond.a. This is an email worm that commonly comes as an attachment with infected emails. It also spreads itself... Read more
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8,370 07-03-2009 08:19 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 
About Malware Bell and Removal Instructions

This particular application refers to fake anti-spyware software developed by malwarebell.com. The Malware Bell presents itself as a threat removal tool, but generally causes trouble to the affected... Read more
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2,360 06-30-2009 11:25 PM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
Effects and Removal of Back Orifice

A Back Orifice virus was created by CDC (Cult of the Dead Cow). It permits a remote system to manipulate the infected Windows computer using the GUI or console application. The remote user... Read more
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2,662 06-30-2009 10:22 PM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
Ten Tips to Secure Your Computer

Years ago, hackers used to penetrate computer systems for the sheer thrill of it, as well as to show off their technical skills. Today, illegally breaking into systems can amount to a lot of money.
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2,054 06-25-2009 04:17 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 
Spyware Guard Malware Removal Instructions

The Spyware Guard is a famous fake sypware remover. It uses a Trojan to propagate the parasite into the system. The parasite may be downloaded by the user from various websites which might... Read more
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2,251 06-19-2009 01:13 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
How to avoid and remove Spyware.CyberLog-X

This type of threat is one of the recent scamware discovered in Mainland China. The Spyware.CyberLog-X has the possibility to contaminate executable files. According to some reports, it can... Read more
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1,849 06-19-2009 01:09 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
How to remove SpyLocked

SpyLocked is a rogue anti-spyware, which is also known as Spywarelocked, is installed by Zlob Trojans. It camouflages its files as an audio or video codec and needs to be downloaded by the user... Read more
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1,739 06-19-2009 01:06 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
Remove the Google Hijack Virus!

The Google Hijack virus is a gateway program which infects a computer system with spyware. This virus is also a browser hijacker, wherein a the spyware overrides a user’s Internet browser,... Read more
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17,236 06-17-2009 07:06 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 
BBHK Spyware Trojan info and removal

The BBHK Trojan refers to a spyware and downloader that may contaminate Windows XP, and Vista Operating System. This kind of program is bundled with some freeware programs or installed through... Read more
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1,990 06-16-2009 05:45 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
VB EER Trojan info and removal

Downloader VB EER Trojan is a Win32 downloader and a dropper Trojan. This threat can get email addresses and forward the processes from files located in the local hard drives using the... Read more
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2,259 06-16-2009 05:42 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
How to Avoid Neospace Internet Security Infections

This application is a false security scan usually offered for free on the internet. It pretends to detect malware form the user computer and later informs the user that it is incapable of... Read more
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1,846 06-11-2009 09:59 PM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
Windows XP and Vista Threat: WORM_RBOT.AVL - Effects and Removal

The Worm_RBOT.AVL is dispersed through network shares. This category of worm gathers the listings of passwords and user names from the infected system. This type of threat comprises of a... Read more
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2,923 06-11-2009 09:27 PM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
Hupigon ip139 removal instructions

The Hupigon ip139 Trojan refers to an application that permits a remote user to gain entrée to the target system. Its backdoor function is an executable file packed using UPX. This type of... Read more
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2,325 06-08-2009 04:05 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
How to Remove & Avoid Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.cqf Infection

The Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.cqf refers to is a Win32 Trojan that communicates and access the Internet via HTTP. The Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.cqf installs its files within the... Read more
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3,866 06-07-2009 08:31 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
W32.Aspam.Trojan.B: Description, Effects, and Removal.

W32.Aspam.Trojan.B refers to a spyware and a BHO (Browser Helper Object) that can contaminate Windows 98, XP, and Vista. It disguises its files as Anti-Spyware software from Microsoft. ... Read more
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2,458 06-06-2009 01:47 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
How to Remove CoolWebSearch Malware

BHO (Browser Helper Object)
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3,224 06-05-2009 06:38 AM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
Insurrection 1.0 Malware: Windows XP

The Insurrection is categorized as a backdoor spyware, it records the log in of a user and searches for vital information. It catches the keystrokes in real time, the data it is able to fetch... Read more
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1,657 06-03-2009 11:23 PM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
Crusader Antivirus Manual Removal: Windows XP and Vista

Crusader Antivirus is a counterfeit program which presents itself as an antivirus application. It was developed by a company named RITAX Limited Software, and is identical to the AGAVA... Read more
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2,368 05-29-2009 08:25 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 
Presto Tuneup Manual Removal: Windows XP and Vista

Presto Tuneup (also known as PrestoTuneup), is one of the most recent scamware applications on the Internet. It hides under the guise of a Windows system optimizer and Registry cleaner. This... Read more
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2,898 05-29-2009 08:24 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 
Malware Catcher 2009 Manual Removal: Windows XP and Vista

The Malware Catcher 2009 (also known as Malware Catcher) is yet another bogus anti-spyware and anti-malware program that can infect your system and render it susceptible to malicious code... Read more
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3,441 05-23-2009 09:46 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 
Fast Antivirus 2009 Manual Removal: Windows XP and Vista

Fast Antivirus 2009 (which is also known as FastAntivirus2009), is yet another bogus software disguised as an anti-spyware application. It originates from the same group as Virus Shield 2009... Read more
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4,612 05-23-2009 09:44 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 

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