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    • How to Remove a Virus

      How to Remove a Virus

      A computer virus is designed to infect computer files through self-replication, and is able to infect other computers on its own. Viruses infect computers through boot sectors of portable drives, email attachments, other files, and by exploiting vulnerabilities in instant messaging and other real-time communication systems online. Not all computer viruses harm computers, but many

    • How to Uninstall Hotbar

      How to Uninstall Hotbar

      The HotBar add-on is an add-on program for Internet Explorer that personalizes email, as well as the  functionality and visual appearance of browser applications. While performing the functions noted above, HotBar also makes multiple connections with “hotbar.com” and “reports.shopperreports.com”. Hotbar also monitors phrases the user enters into search engines and reports them to third parties

    • How to Uninstall CyberDefender

      How to Uninstall CyberDefender

      CyberDefender is an example of malicious software that poses as an anti-virus software. CyberDefender runs a fake computer scan, then lists a number of “threats” that are really non-existent files, random files, or files that are essential to the computer’s performance. When the user attempts to remove these threats, CyberDefender asks the user to purchase

    • How to Remove Malware

      How to Remove Malware

      New computer malware is discovered daily on the Internet. As computer security companies successfully combat emerging threats, computer virus authors grow more creative in designing attacks that take advantage of the many computer users that have not taken appropriate security measures or updated anti-virus software to defend against new attacks. Once a computer is infected,

    • Why People Write Computer Viruses?

      Why People Write Computer Viruses?

      We hear about new computer viruses all the time. What is the motivation behind developing computer viruses and watching them wreak havoc on the Internet? Fact Gathering Many viruses raid your documents including your email address book for information that can be used to make business contacts. This data is assembled into a database that

    • 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

    • Logic Bomb

      Logic Bomb

      A logic bomb is a program, or portion of a program, which lies dormant until a specific piece of program logic is activated. In this way, a logic bomb is very analagous to a real-world land mine. The most common activator for a logic bomb is a date. The logic bomb checks the system date

    • 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

    • g2mdlhlpx.exe

      g2mdlhlpx.exe

      The original g2mdlhlpx.exe is a part of Citrix GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. Malware creators have copied this filename in an attempt to “hide” from PC owners and system administrators. Someone who has Citrix GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar installed does not have to worry about this process. However, if he/she does not have either of these Citrix products

    • 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

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