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What is a Computer Virus? A Quick Guide

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16 million US households have experienced the negative impact of computer viruses in the past two years. Moreover, amongst the many malicious tools on the internet, viruses are by far the top threats. Computer viruses have been around for quite some time. These viruses are built to damage not only household systems but corporate IT infrastructures […]

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CCleaner Was Hacked: What You Need to Know

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by Whitson Gordon on September 18th, 2017 CCleaner, the incredibly popular PC maintenance utility, has been hacked to include malware. Here’s how to tell if you were affected, and what you should do. The attack was described thusly by researchers at Cisco Talos: “the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33. . .also contained a multi-stage malware payload that rode on top […]

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Got A Computer Virus? Let A Laptop Repair Shop Help You Out Before Your Data Is Compromised

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You’re typing up the rest of your essay or finishing up a project. You’re about to send it to your professor, perhaps your client, after hours of grueling study and endless editing…only to have your laptop suddenly freeze. Even worse, you try to restart it and have endless pop-ups making even casual browsing a chore. What happened? […]

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How to Properly Scan Your Computer for Malware

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by Tim Fisher Updated September 08, 2017 Completely and correctly scanning your computer for viruses and other malware like Trojan horses, rootkits, spyware, adware, worms, etc. is often a very important troubleshooting step. A “simple” virus scan will no longer do. Many forms of malware cause or masquerade as seemingly unrelated Windows and PC issues like Blue Screens of […]

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Avoiding Email Scams

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Emails flood into inboxes year-round, and many times the emails are fraudulent and are sent for identity theft purposes. A lot of sensitive information is sent via email, including addresses, phone numbers, names, and even financial data such as receipts, order confirmation numbers, and other details about confidential transactions. Learn how to recognize and avoid […]

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The History of the Computer Virus

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computer virus computer virus Viruses are classified as being one of two types: research or in the wild. A research virus is one that has been written for research or study purposes and has received almost no distribution to the public. On the other hand, viruses which have been seen with any regularity are termed in […]