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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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18,723 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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8,762 07-03-2009 08:21 AM by KarlM 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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40,255 11-08-2009 11:07 PM by jubert 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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20,873 02-21-2009 03:11 AM by KarlM 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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17,362 06-17-2009 07:06 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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14,445 04-01-2009 10:30 AM by lurkswithin 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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8,577 10-03-2012 05:53 AM by PCCare247 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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8,529 07-03-2009 08:19 AM by KarlM 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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7,419 04-26-2010 01:52 PM by metal333 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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6,968 02-28-2014 07:30 AM by DominicD 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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5,422 09-02-2009 12:09 AM by DanielGray 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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5,142 11-22-2006 02:29 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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4,944 05-24-2007 02:54 AM by paula_cute 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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4,721 05-23-2009 09:44 AM by KarlM 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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4,088 02-19-2009 07:52 PM by KarlM 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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4,017 06-07-2009 08:31 AM by DanielGray 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
 
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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3,726 04-22-2009 03:57 AM by KarlM 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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3,698 01-21-2008 02:55 PM by Sajid 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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3,554 05-23-2009 09:46 AM by KarlM 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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3,457 05-03-2008 08:14 AM by Andrew Watson Go to last post
 
How to Remove CoolWebSearch Malware

BHO (Browser Helper Object)
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3,306 06-05-2009 06:38 AM by DanielGray 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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3,144 09-15-2012 12:19 AM by PCCare247 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
 
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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3,023 05-29-2009 08:24 AM by KarlM 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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3,017 06-11-2009 09:27 PM by DanielGray 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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2,977 04-13-2009 01:04 PM by KarlM 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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2,893 11-05-2009 01:53 AM by dwarkarao 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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2,852 05-17-2007 01:17 AM by Sami 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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2,759 06-30-2009 10:22 PM by DanielGray 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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2,675 03-03-2009 04:04 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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2,599 02-20-2006 12:22 AM by Sami Go to last post
 

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