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Computer and Internet Security

Avoid the Indigestion of Cookies
You may have heard of cookies, a cute name for a tiny piece of code that is stored on your computer when you visit some websites. In most cases, cookies are harmless, but more aggresive companies use them to track who you are and where you go. This has obvious privacy concerns. More ...

FREE Antivirus Software AVG
AVG Free Edition by Grisoft is Vb100 and ICSA certified. This means AVG will detect 100 percent of all known viruses. AVG provides both file and email protection that works with any POP3/IMAP4 email client, including Outlook and Outlook Express. More ...

Has Malware Turned Off Your PC's User Account Control?
The User Account Control prevents software from installing or changes being made to a PC without the user's permission. Unfortunately hackers have used Windows bugs and vulnerabilities to turn off the User Account Control. Use the steps in this article to make sure the User Account Control on your PC is not turned off. More ...

Top Tips To Secure Your Online PC
Most of us use a PC these days, but how many of us are really serious about securing it? Well, not most of us! They just need to get their job done sitting on the PC and hence look no further. But they do find themselves in great trouble when the PC crashes, files are corrupted, login information are stolen or attacked by viruses and malwares. More ...

Four Tips to Safe Web Browsing
Everybody knows the dangers that lurk on the Internet. The proliferation of scams, spyware and viruses may make you wish to cut the broadband connection and go back to writing letters by hand. The good news, though, is that with a few simple practises, you can better safeguard your computer and yourself. More ...

FREE Antivirus Software Avast!
Avast! Antivirus Software Free Home Edition is Vb100 and ICSA certified. This means Avast! will detect 100 percent of all known viruses. Avast! provides both file and email protection that works with any POP3/IMAP4 email client. More ...

How to Protect Yourself Against Keyloggers
Keyloggers are spyware that record every stroke that is made on the keyboard of a computer They gain access to passwords, usernames, bank details, credit card number and data. More ...

No Software on the Market Removes All Spyware
Spyware is software that, once it's on your system, starts spying on you in various ways. Once installed on your computer spyware will record what you do and send all the information it gathers back to a marketing company. More ...

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi
More mobile phone users are using public Wi-Fi hotspots. Data sent through public Wi-Fi can easily be intercepted, many mobile device and laptop users are risking the security of their personal information, digital identity and money. More ...

An Introduction to Forensics Data Acquisition From Android Mobile Devices
Copying a hard-drive from a desktop or laptop computer is trivial as compared to the data extraction methods needed for mobile devices. This article explains some forensic methods for mobile devices. More ...

Botnets - What Are They?
A botnet is malicious software that takes over a computer and turns it into a zombie and makes it join a network of other zombie computers under the control of hackers for the purpose of performing a denial of service (DOS) attack on a website. More ...

How to Remove Virus Without Internet Access
If you suspect that your PC has a virus, you can download an antivirus program to eliminate the virus. But what if a virus is preventing your PC from accessing the Intenet? In that case you'll need to use a PC that does have internet access to download this free Portable virus remover. More ...