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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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18,727 05-15-2007 08:47 PM by Unregistered Go to last post
 
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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8,765 07-03-2009 08:21 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 
A Basic Guide To Internet Security
by John Rivers

The internet is a wonderful place; many of us use it on a regular basis for a multitude of functions.
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2,602 02-20-2006 12:22 AM by Sami Go to last post
 
Debunking Some Common Computer Security Myths
By U.S. CERT Cyber Security Alert, Mindi McDowell

There are some common myths that may influence your online security practices. Knowing the truth will allow you to make better decisions about how to protect yourself.
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1,959 02-24-2006 09:10 PM by Sami Go to last post
 
Keep Your Passwords Safe on Public Use Computers
by G.L. Bailey

As you no doubt realize, passwords are the keys to our resources, our belongings and our online accounts, including our finances.
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1,929 02-28-2006 12:34 AM by Sami Go to last post
 
Good Security Habits
Mindi McDowell, Allen Householder

There are some simple habits you can adopt that, if performed consistently, may dramatically reduce the chances that the information on your computer will be lost or corrupted.
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2,068 03-07-2006 11:41 PM by Sami Go to last post
 
Computer Safety for Kids
Rob Pirozzi

Start With the Basics - Protect Your PC
Guarding Access to Your PC - Get a Firewall
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5,145 11-22-2006 02:29 AM by Sami Go to last post
 
Malicious Programs - Prevention Is Much Easier than the Cure
James Hurst

This article briefly explains how most computer viruses compromise vulnerable computers and how you can make your computer and valuable data much less vulnerable to a malicious executable or... Read more
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3,089 12-05-2006 02:52 AM by Sami Go to last post
 
Password Management
Benjamin Corll

With all of the systems that require passwords and all the sites that require accounts to access it is impossible to remember all of the username and password combinations without either using the... Read more
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2,855 05-17-2007 01:17 AM by Sami Go to last post
 
Virus, Worms and Torjan Horses: The difference among the three

Virus, Worms and Trojan Horses: The difference among the three In one way or another our computers at home may have been infected by either of a virus, worms and Trojan horse but we... Read more
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4,945 05-24-2007 02:54 AM by paula_cute Go to last post
 
Vista Parental Control

Worried about the kids spending too much time on the internet and too little on homework? Microsoft Windows Vista has a solution to that. They have what they call time limits for each... Read more
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2,551 06-05-2007 01:42 PM by hvios2007 Go to last post
 
The best approach to removing spyware from your Pc

It’s always a good thing to work on the final removal of all Spyware from your computer, but how do u know that you have Spyware? And how do you remove it?
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3,703 01-21-2008 02:55 PM by Sajid Go to last post
 
Why spyware scanners are better than normal antivirus software

Spyware scanners an effective way to get rid of spyware and adware
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3,742 01-21-2008 03:02 PM by Sajid Go to last post
 
Infection Types to the Computer System

In the present scenario of technology, computers play the most significant role. Whether you are working in an income tax department, a private firm or any of the other organization, storing data on... Read more
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3,469 05-03-2008 08:14 AM by Andrew Watson Go to last post
 
How Adware is bad for your PC... and how to get rid of it once and for all!

You download a nice P2P program and with it some software you don’t know. You don’t even bother researching it on the net. Then you work pleasantly on your PC, only to find something popping up... Read more
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2,403 01-20-2009 01:18 AM by squirrelnmoose Go to last post
 
Remove Antivirus 2009: Windows XP and Vista

What is Antivirus 2009? Antivirus2009 - Scanner.com is a bogus security website which disseminates Antivirus 2009, a malicious anti-spyware software. The software self-installs without... Read more
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4,089 02-19-2009 07:52 PM by KarlM Go to last post
 
Remove Antivirus 360: Windows XP and Vista

What is Antivirus 360? The Antivirus 360 is a type of software labeled as ‘rogue anti-spyware.’ It infects a computer system, and then persuades the user to purchase the product by... Read more
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20,875 02-21-2009 03:11 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 
Windows Vista: PatchGuard

The Vista kernel (64-bit) is supposedly impenetrable to modification. This is very significant as kernel-mode rootkits are becoming increasingly widespread. What is a Kernel Mode Rootkit? ... Read more
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2,121 03-03-2009 04:03 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 
Windows Vista: IE7 Security

How IE7 Security Works Theoretically, the Vista: IE7 security platform protects the system against ‘exploiter’ programs embedded in some websites. These programs initiate malicious code... Read more
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2,677 03-03-2009 04:04 AM by KarlM Go to last post
 
How to Remove the Raila Odinga Virus

What is the Raila Odinga Virus? The Raila Odinga virus causes this pop-up to appear: “Vote Raila Odinga, the Hummer (Nyundo) for President 2007.” All infected machines have the... Read more
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14,450 04-01-2009 10:30 AM by lurkswithin Go to last post
 
Windows: How to Remove the Vundo Trojan

What is the Vundo Trojan? The Vundo Trojan is malicious code that installs itself into a computer, launches pop-up advertisements, and secretly downloads other harmful files into your... Read more
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2,978 04-13-2009 01:04 PM by KarlM Go to last post
 
Virus Response Lab 2009 Manual Removal: Windows Vista and XP

Virus Response Lab 2009 (also known as Virus Response 2009) is a fake anti-malware and spyware security program. It is of popular belief that this program is a recent clone of Virus Lab 2009. ... Read more
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3,729 04-22-2009 03:57 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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4,723 05-23-2009 09:44 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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3,555 05-23-2009 09:46 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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3,025 05-29-2009 08:24 AM by KarlM 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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2,458 05-29-2009 08:25 AM by KarlM 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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1,750 06-03-2009 11:23 PM by DanielGray Go to last post
 
How to Remove CoolWebSearch Malware

BHO (Browser Helper Object)
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3,310 06-05-2009 06:38 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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2,539 06-06-2009 01:47 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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4,018 06-07-2009 08:31 AM 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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2,419 06-08-2009 04:05 AM 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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3,018 06-11-2009 09:27 PM by DanielGray Go to last post
 

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