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    • 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

    • Malware

      Malware

      Malware is a generic term for bad software. The word malware comes from the words malicious and software. Malware (Malicious Software) is software conceived to gain access to a computer without the end user’s knowledge or permission. Malware in general, pertains to a wide range of malicious software that includes computer viruses, Trojan horses, fraudulent

    • 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 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,

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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

    • Why Do I Keep Getting Redirected from Google?

      Why Do I Keep Getting Redirected from Google?

      Google or any other search engine may become abnormal when a researcher attempts to search or click on a query and redirect him/her from the page that he/she intended to visit. This is known as a redirect and a wide variety of malware can cause it. It is important to understand what may be causing

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