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Computer security. Learn how to remove computer viruses and malware with these helpful computer security articles.

PCTechBytes Computing Guide To Being Paranoid in 2019

They’re watching you. They’re listening to every word you say. If you have a smart phone, they’re tracking your movements. It’s not safe to shop online or even check your email. There was a time when online privacy and security …

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Computer Security Tips and Best Practices

These computer security tips can help save your PC from becoming infected by malware. Most computers will get infected at least once in their lifespan. Your PC can be infected just by being connected to the Internet, without opening email …

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How Can I Tell If I Have A Computer Virus

How can I tell if I have a virus? If you’re asking, you probably have a reason to ask. Your computer is acting funny. Something is wrong with the Internet or you are having problems getting to certain websites. But …

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Five Steps to Remove Malware From Your Computer

Malware and Viruses can be difficult to remove if your PC gets infected. There are a few steps to remove malware users should be taking when trying to remove a known infection. Sometimes this technique will work, but occasionally more …

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The Perils And Pitfalls Of Your Free Internet

The Internet is a vast wonderland of free sites and services, a glorious cornucopia of software and information donated through the kindness of others who expect nothing in return. Unlike the real world, there is no deceit, no scams or …

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Remote Administration Tool Attacks And How They Affect You

The Internet is a scary place once again.  If you’re not prepared to run the gauntlet of attacks aimed at your precious PC, there could be dire consequences.  Updates and Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware software will assist you in staying clean and free …

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How To Use Hitman Pro Anti-malware

This is an overview and tutorial of Hitman Pro.HMP is one of the easiest and most effective (free for 30 days) malware/virus scanners. For the average computer user it can be an invaluable tool, identifying most of the virus’ and …

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PCTechBytes Roundtable: Viruses and Malware

This week’s PCTechBytes Roundtable deals with Malware. I am joined by PCS, who owns a computer repair shop in Boston and Bucksfanjimj–our forums moderator. Both have a lot of experience dealing with malware. The purpose of this roundtable was to …

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Getting Started With LastPass

LastPass is a password manager program that stores and encrypts your passwords on your favorite devices, such as your computer, tablet and smartphone. LastPass is convenient, as it auto-fills your passwords when you login to websites. More importantly, it allows …

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How To Remove Ransomware And Protect Yourself Online

Ransomware is malware that prevents you from accessing your computer or the Internet. It is often the direct result of a computer virus or social engineering that allowed a human to gain access to your PC. Ransomware relies on scare …

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K9 Web Protection – Let’s Block Some Websites!

Needing any help to lock down a PC or block annoying sites like twitter, Facebook, Myspace or other websites?  Having trouble with junior looking up websites above his pay grade or tired of the kids being on the internet all …

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Use Two Factor Authentication For Added Security

Two factor authentication is an important security technique you should implement whenever possible. While there are many ways to do this, the gist of it means you need to authenticate your identity by using a physical device of some type. …

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PCTechBytes Computing Guide To Being Paranoid

They’re watching you. Literally. In a recent article posted at Ars Technia, it was reported that hackers have the ability to remotely take over your computer and install software on your computer that allows them to turn on your webcam. …

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Your Computer Is Exploitable

You have an current antivirus installed and you run Windows Updates. That’s great. You’re safe to roam the Internet. You can bank online, research online and game online without having to worry about getting a virus. You don’t click on …

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New Advances In “Password” Technology

Every day someone is a victim of some form of identity theft.  Whether it be someone as simple as accessing your Facebook that you left logged in on a public computer or someone gaining access to your credit or debit …

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Beware of Microsoft Phone Scams

You’ve probably gotten the call stating your computer is at risk and your antivirus has expired. I can deduce this because I have gotten the call several times in the past few months. The caller claims to be from Microsoft …

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TDSSKiller – A Rootkit Destroyer

With so many flavors of malware out there, a wide variant of viruses, and a cornucopia of rootkits one needs to know how to combat them once infected.  A handy, easy to use little tool from Kaspersky offers a lot …

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Windows Defender Offline

Removing malware from a computer can be a tedious chore. One of the most difficult parts of this process is removing viruses that have already disabled your antivirus program or are preventing you from running system restore and other utilities …

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Classifications Of Malware Explained

Malware: An all too familiar blanket term for software and social exploits that destroy our data, steal our passwords, or turn our computers into zombie machines awaiting the bidding of its evil master. If you are connected to the Internet …

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In Case Your Missed: Our Computer Security Tips

Computer security is no joke. Aside from the obvious inconvenience of having a computer virus, there is a lot at stake regarding privacy, financial loss and the loss of critical data. The scary viruses are the ones that pop up …

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How To Block Facebook

You can block Facebook from your children or any other website you do not want them to have access to by using some of the following techniques. We will use the Hosts file in Windows, block Facebook at the router …

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Antivirus Removal Tools

Special antivirus removal tools are often necessary to remove an antivirus program from your computer. Otherwise, malware could easily uninstall or disable it. So why would you need to uninstall an antivirus, anyway? Well, often times, an antivirus program comes …

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Microsoft Standalone system sweeper

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper can help rid your system of malware. Computers can become so infested with malware that they no longer boot. Or if they do boot, they will likely disable may security features in Windows that can be used …

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Can’t Connect To Internet After Virus

You can’t connect to Internet after a virus infection. You’ve done everything you’re supposed to do. You have an up to date antivirus, you update Windows automatically, you do not participate in Peer to Peer network file sharing, and you …

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Microsoft Security Essentials is a free antivirus software provided by Microsoft

Windows Security Not Completely Inept

Windows has security issues. That’s no big secret. It is, after all, the most largely-used Operating System in the world. As a result, it’s a huge target for hackers. The good news is, Microsoft has slowly been improving its security …

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Computer Virus Removal

The following computer virus removal flowchart demonstrates the difference between simply reinstalling Windows versus attempting to remove a virus yourself. While some will contest different ways to approach virus removal, these are tactics we have successfully used in the past. …

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Create Secure Passwords

Passwords are the key to virtually everything online today, so you should learn how to create secure passwords to avoid getting hacked.  People have become complacent with their passwords and often use less secure passwords or the same password for …

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Remove Multiple Antivirus Programs Installed

If you have multiple antivirus programs installed you are probably experiencing extreme computer slow-down or other performance issues as these programs consume system resources and battle each other. You’ll usually notice this immediately following the installation of a new antivirus …

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Can’t Remove Virus In Windows

Can’t remove virus? Viruses have become more and more complex and sophisticated and are beginning to win the war in the struggle to keep our Windows machines clear of infections. So what do you do when you can’t remove virus? …

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Develop Good Computer Security Habits

Computer Security – is something we all need to consider. With email spam, phishing schemes and viruses on the rise, PC users need to know how to protect their data and privacy. Learn more about phishing, email, antivirus and other tips …

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