Tag Archives: malicious

Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus and XP

I used to promote this free antivirus and I still do for Windows Vista and more recent versions of Windows, but for XP Microsoft are using it to make life uncomfortable for XP users. Slowing the machine and popping up … Continue reading

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Virus Alert – Cryptolocker

This virus encrypts your files and then destroys itself. The encryption is very tight – it can’t be broken. You will be left with contact details where you can send $300 – there’s no guarantee they will send you the … Continue reading

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Safety-conscious web surfing

Generally speaking, a safety-conscious web surfer isn’t likely to run into malicious software if they follow best practices for online activity. Which is don’t visit sites that are on the edge of legality, for instance sites to do with gambling … Continue reading

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“I’m phoning you about your computer…”

“I’m phoning you about your computer…” This is probably a scam. Please warn all the vulnerable people you know that this scam is on the increase. Anybody who rings and pretends to be from Microsoft or any other computer corporation … Continue reading

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What’s Phishing?

I hope you know this already. If an email gives you a link to login to your account – don’t. Its not safe, that link may take you to a site which is not genuine and when you type in … Continue reading

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Wireless Encryption Key

Choose a simple one.  Security is not a big issue here because even if its cracked its still going to be very difficult to get at your banking details.  All we are trying to do is make it difficult for somebody to … Continue reading

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Wireless Encryption

If you have a wireless network you should turn on encryption. Why, because some perve may be using your network to download or upload stuff that is not very nice and if its traced you’ll have to answer a few … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Police Virus

It may look official but it’s a scam.  It completely locks your computer and disables Task Manager and Safe Mode or any of the other ways of getting into your computer to fix it. Don’t pay the “fine” but ring me or any … Continue reading

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Most PCs have a Browser Hijack!

What is a Browser Hijack? A browser hijack redirects, without a user’s permission, an existing home page, search page, or other Web site to some other location. Generally, the intent of such redirection is to artificially inflate traffic to a … Continue reading

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Phone Hacking

The “phone hacking” scandal unfolding in the UK has demonstrated how trivial it is to gain unauthorized access to voicemail. Ignoring basic security steps only makes it easier. Any 15 year old knows its only a few clicks to find … Continue reading

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