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    • 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

    • 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

    • Computer Worms

      Computer Worms

      Computer worms are programs that reproduce, execute independently, and travel across network connections. The key difference between a virus and worm is the manner in which each reproduces and spreads. A virus is dependent upon the host file or boot sector and the transfer of files between computers to spread, whereas a computer worm can

    • 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 Nero Scout

      How to Uninstall Nero Scout

      Nero Scout is a small utility that is bundled with the recent versions of the popular program, Nero. It is a tool used for cataloging various media files and images for easy referencing. Uninstalling Nero Scout Click Start, Run and input the following line: regsvr32 /u “%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%AheadLibMediaLibraryNSE.dll” Restart your computer and check to see if

    • 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 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,

    • How to Remove the Generic.dx Trojan

      How to Remove the Generic.dx Trojan

      Generic.dx is a rather common trojan virus that infects the computer and weakens its security in order to allow other viruses and malicious software to infect the computer. It enters the computer via an email that the user opens, a website he/she visits, or a third party software that he/she downloads and installs. Generic.dx trojans

    • 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

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