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    • 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%

    • 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

    • 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 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 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

    • 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,

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

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