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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 ...

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 ...

Remove Spyware with Spybot - Search & Destroy
How do you know if your PC is hosting spyware? The worst kind of spyware you may not have any indication it's there - a key logger that will log every keystroke you make in order to capture your passwords and credit card information. More ...

Encryption, Designed to Protect Data, is Internet Criminal's Best Tool
Encryption was designed to protect the data. Pirates now use this tool to not only encrypt your data and but also charge you to unencrypt it. They don't even have to take possession of anything. More ...

Keep Your Firefox Browsing Private
As you browse the web, Firefox saves a lot of information about your activities: phrases you've typed into search engines, sites you've visited, files you've downloaded, and more. There may be times, however, when you don't want other users of your computer to view this information. More ...

What's a Root Kit and How Hackers Are Getting Into Your Computer With It
The key distinction between a computer virus and a root kit relates to propagation. Like a root kit a computer virus modifies core software components of the system, inserting code which attempts to hide the "infection" and provides some additional feature or service to the attacker. More ...

Ransomware and How To Protect Yourself
Ransomware is a term for a group of malicious software (or malware) programs that encrypt your files or lock your computer in some way and demand a ransom to decrypt your files or unlock your computer. 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 ...

Top Eleven Tips for Safe Computing
Probably the greatest threat to the security of your computer system is ... human behavior. A majority of the viruses, bugs, spyware, spam and other nasties can be avoided or reduced by modifying our behavior on the Internet. More ...

The Windows Bootup Process
Lets take a quick look at how Windows boots up. Depending on whether the system is BIOS-based or EFI-based, the bootup process differs up to the point of passing control to the Kernel. More ...

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 ...

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 ...