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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

PC Chassis Intrusion Detection
An unauthorized person might open a PC case to temporarily remove a hard drive to copy its contents, or to reset the system's password. Newer desktop PCs have a sensor located inside their case that detects when the case cover is removed and sends a signal to the BIOS. 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 ...

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 ...

Computer Architecture, Operation of Microprocessor, and the CISSP Exam
This article provides a review of the Computer Architecture, Hardware domain, Operation of Microprocessor of the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) exam. 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 ...

Guide to Selecting the Right Spyware Removal Tool
Spyware refers to software that collects useful information from your personal computer and sends to another computer without your permission. If it is installed on your system it monitors your all Internet related activities and then transmits your private information to other party. You can easily remove spyware by getting all information about spyware. 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 ...

Computer Architecture, Hardware domain of the CISSP Exam
This article provides a review of the Computer Architecture, Hardware domain of the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) exam. More ...