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The Complete Malware Prevention, Protection, and Removal Guide
Malware is software that's designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without your consent. Viruses, Spyware, Adware, Worms, and Trojan Horses are all Malware. This guide arms you with just about everything you need to prevent, protect, and remove Malware. More ...

Flash Animations and Videos Install Viruses
Adobe Flash is a bloated computer-choking plug-in that not only slows down your computer, but may also install viruses. The information in this article will allow you to take control of Flash to speed up and protect your computer. 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 ...

A Guide to Understanding Security and Safe Windows Vista Computing
If you connect to the Internet, allow other people to use your computer, or share files with others, you should take steps to protect your computer from harm. Why? Because there are computer criminals who attack other people's computers. More ...

What is 2-Factor Authentication?
2-Factor Authentication is when you are required to use two types of identification to log into a web site or open your email. Normally the first factor is a password. 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 ...

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 ...

Beware The Many Forms of Ransomware
Ransomware is a virus that silently encrypts the user's data on their computer. Once the intruder has encrypted the data, a message will appear demanding an amount of money be paid to regain access to the information. More ...

Types of Malicious Software
Malicious software, commonly referred to as "malware" is a term that refers to any software designed to gain access to and use without the owner's knowledge, or cause damage to a computer or a computer network. The various types of malware include adware, spyware, viruses, and rootkits. More ...

Root Kit - The Hackers Backdoor to Your Computer
A root kit is a trojan horse virus that modifies operating system code to allow it to grant itself system administrator authority and create a backdoor through which the hacker can access your system. A root kit usually installs utilities that allow the hacker to spawn a remote Shell, login, and start processes to open ports, intercept keystokes, collect data, sniff for usernames and passwords, and scan a network for vulnerabilities to exploit. More ...

BIOS Security
There are several features available in modern BIOS that can be configured to help prevent malicious attacks on a PC. These include Boot Sector Virus Protection, BIOS Password, and BIOS Boot Sequence. More ...

Computer Technician's Guide to Biometric Security Devices
A biometric security device uses biological identifiers that are unique to individuals to allow access to a computer or other electronic device. Some unique biological identifiers are voice authentication, the iris of your eye, even face recognition. More ...

What is Phishing and How to Safeguard Against It
Every time you open an email you may be subject to a phishing attack. Upon opening a phishing email, which you will believe came from an authentic source such as your bank or eBay or Paypal, you will be directed to a website to enter your personal information. More ...


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