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    • Bootable Antivirus

      Bootable Antivirus

      Bootable antivirus software refers to any type of antivirus program that can be booted from a CD, DVD, or removable hard drive and can detect viruses on a user’s computer without having to startup Windows. Bootable antivirus software can be very important when a virus takes over a computer or prevents regular antivirus software from

    • How Do I Get Rid of About Blank?

      How Do I Get Rid of About Blank?

      About: Blank is a homepage hijacker that severely slows down your computer and shows popup advertisements randomly while using one’s Internet browser. While it does not do actual damage to the computer, it does limit what can be done on the computer because, at times, the About: Blank could be using as high as 80%

    • Trojan Virus

      Trojan Virus

      A Trojan virus is a piece of software designed to look like a useful file or software program but performs a possibly nefarious function once installed on a client computer. The virus takes its name from the “Trojan Horse” from Greek mythology setup outside of the city of Troy. Trojan horse viruses differ from other

    • How to Remove a Browser Hijacker

      How to Remove a Browser Hijacker

      Browser hijackers are malicious programs that redirect computer users to websites that the hacker wants and deploy the computer malware. The hijacker may change a computer’s default homepage or redirect computer users trying to visit legitimate websites such as their bank or Google to a maliciously crafted copy of the site to deploy computer malware

    • The Zeus Virus

      The Zeus Virus

      The Zeus Virus is the popular term for the Zeus banking Trojan virus which was used to steal bank account details and passwords in the U.K. This resulted in a loss of more than $850,000 for those infected. The Zeus virus has been around for a number of years as part of the larger Zeus

    • How to Remove the “My Web Search” Toolbar

      How to Remove the “My Web Search” Toolbar

      My Web Search is a malware toolbar distributed by Mindspark Interactive Network via their extensive network of spam sites, most of which are targeted towards young people.  This rapidly expanding list of sites includes Zwinky, Zwinky Cuties, GirlSense, Webfetti, Kazula, iWon, SmileyCentral, MyFunCards, CursorMania, and CardBoiled. These sites trick people, mainly children, into installing the

    • How to Delete WD SmartWare

      How to Delete WD SmartWare

      Western Digital (WD) Portable Hard Drives are capable of storing quite a bit of information. Modern Western Digital drives come with a firmware called “SmartWare,” which can be useful to some users. The SmartWare can provide backup solutions that may not be available with the operating system in use. WD hard drives with SmartWare also

    • The History of Computer Viruses

      The History of Computer Viruses

      Computer viruses have been around just about as long as the personal computer has existed. With the advent of the Internet, the ability of viruses to rapidly spread has increased substantially. Despite this increase in capability to infect large numbers of computers across international borders, the definition of a computer virus has not substantially changed

    • Adware

      Adware

      Adware is a close relative of spyware. Adware is software that is installed on your computer to show you advertisements. Adware can slow your PC by using RAM and CPU cycles. Adware can also slow your Internet connection by using bandwidth to retrieve advertisements. In addition, adware can increase the instability of your system because

    • How to Remove Spyware Manually

      How to Remove Spyware Manually

      Manually removing spyware is not an easy task. Usually the best course of action to remove spyware from your computer is to download and install a free spyware removal tool that will do this job for you. However, sometimes a problem arises in which the spyware removal program is unable to delete the spyware files

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