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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

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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

    • SMSS.exe

      SMSS.exe

      There are many processes that run behind the scenes in Windows operating systems. One of these processes that may look suspicious is the SMSS.exe. This is an execution file with the full name Session Management Subsystem. The Session Manager Subsystem is responsible for starting a session. When this process begins, the system thread is responsible

    • 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

    • 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 Uninstall Yahoo! Search Companion

      How to Uninstall Yahoo! Search Companion

      If you installed Yahoo! Search Companion on your machine, this Internet browser add-on can allow you to conveniently access your bookmarked sites since it organizes the web pages. The Yahoo! Search Companion can also enhance your Internet browser by enabling it to provide you with a means to be capable of creating custom buttons. Apart

    • Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool

      Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool

      The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool is a program designed to remove malicious software from your computer. Before you can understand what this tool does, however, you must first understand what malicious software is. In this article, we will go over what malicious software is, how Microsoft's tool allows you to remove it, the differences

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