28
Apr

Secondhand hard drives lead to identity theft

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Thinking of giving away your old PC? Think again. A recent study by an agency in the United Kingdom found that nearly 10% of all secondhand hard drives contained personal information, including phone numbers, addresses, and even bank account and credit card information. Since these hard drives are passed from one owner to another, the presence of personal data poses a serious security threat. S
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27
Apr

Windows Conficker worm continues to hound PC antivirus experts

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about Apple’s poor response to the notorious Flashback virus, which infected over half a million Mac OSX computers in order to create a massive botnet. However, Apple’s chief competitor – Microsoft – is also not immune to virus problems. A recent PC security report suggests that a virus called the Conficker worm has been detected nearl
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27
Apr

How often do you have to update your antivirus software?

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As you probably know by now, the internet is constantly changing. Everyday, new websites are made and billions of bytes of data are transferred between users. While most people do not spend a lot of time thinking about viruses, that doesn’t mean that you should just ignore viruses until they go away. Just as new websites are being created every day, so are new viruses. Hackers are always tryi
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26
Apr

Where can you purchase antivirus software?

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If you have just bought a new PC, then you’re probably very excited. After all, with its enhanced performance and processing power, you’ll be able to be much more productive. Unfortunately, something that many people forget to think about when they buy a new computer is antivirus software. It is very important to install antivirus software before you even activate your internet connection o
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25
Apr

What Qualities Does Good Antivirus Software Have?

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Most people own at least one computer. After all, it’s simply the best way to get work done in today’s society. Whether you use your PC for school or work (or both), it may not do the best job of protecting your hard drive from viruses. Fortunately, there are many antivirus programs out there that can help. But with a myriad of different antivirus scanners to choose from, it can be hard to
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24
Apr

Antivirus software in 2012: Why it is more important than ever

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On antivirus software websites all over the internet, you’ll hear the same message being repeated over and over again: viruses are more dangerous today than they have ever been in the past. Is this an exaggeration designed to sell more antivirus software? Or are viruses today actually that dangerous? The truth is, thanks to advanced technology, people who design viruses have been able to crea
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23
Apr

The Single Easiest Way to Remove Viruses from Your System

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Every computer gets a virus at some point or another. The real test is what you decide to do with your computer once it’s infected. Do you take it to a computer repair shop? Do you attempt to fix the problem yourself? Will you rely on a free antivirus program? Or will you pay for a suite of security tools? Or, as some people choose to do, will you simply throw your computer into the garbage a
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21
Apr

Hundreds of WordPress Blogs Infected with Malware; Flashback Mac Virus to Blame

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We’ve been following news about the Flashback virus for several weeks now at the Top 10 Antivirus blog. If you haven’t already heard, Flashback is one of the biggest viruses to ever hit a Mac-based operating system, and it has wreaked havoc on the security of computer users around the world. Flashback is being used to turn Macs into a massive botnet. Once that botnet is activated, an infect
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20
Apr

Google Warns of New Redirect Virus

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Earlier this week, Google notified over 20,000 websites that they may have been infected by JavaScript redirect viruses.  The widespread attack targeted specific webpages, as opposed to entire websites as a whole, and may have infected even more than 20,000 websites. Part of the problem with this new redirect virus is the fact that it uses unfamiliar JavaScript. Google is warning webmasters to
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19
Apr

New Phishing Method Challenging PC Security Experts

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Phishing has been a persistent threat to computer users for many years. It refers to the efforts made by a hacker to get somebody to give out personal information online.  This is usually done through fake emails from your bank, malicious websites, or other simple tricks. But PC security firm ESET has warned that hackers have stepped up their phishing efforts. Today, hackers are using infected
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