Thinking about buying a new PC? Has your once shiny, new computer deteriorated over time? Is it slow, unresponsive, or does it feature an ancient operating system? Before you junk your computer and spend a fortune on an entirely new system, consider the following tips. It is possible to have your old computer running like new again.
Upgrade Your Hardware
No one is asking you told hold onto a buggy, Windows 98 PC. But, if you have a somewhat contemporary PC, updating the hardware could have it operating like new again. Consider installing an SSD (solid-state drive), which will increase speeds and increase your storage space. SSDs turbocharge boot times, app launch times, and browsing times. Continue reading “Don’t Buy a New Computer Until You Read This”
We have been writing about most of the malware to let you guys stay protected, but for those who don’t know, here is a malware that has been rising up significantly called as Ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that stops you from using your computer until you pay a certain amount of money (the ransom) to the creator of the malware. It is also called “FBI Moneypak” or the “FBI virus” as it often uses the FBI or local police logos and asks you to pay using Green Dot MoneyPak.
Malware in any form is bad and this one is even worse since it involves direct form of money. There are two types of ransomware: Continue reading “Info on Ransomware and How to Stay Protected”
Nobody likes when their system gets infected with some virus or a malware because of the problems it pose later on. On common thing that these infections do is that they prevent the further installation of any tool into the computer and if the tool is something like an Antivirus or an Anti-malware, then forget it.
I would always advise everyone to have a good Antivirus along with the Malwarebytes Anti Malware (Mbam) in their computers, so that if something happens you already have the right tools to fight them. Well, don’t worry if you didn’t have any anti malware installed in your machine, and are already attacked by some malware which is preventing the installation of Mbam in your system. Continue reading “Install Mbam on Malware Infected Systems where it is Blocked”
Recently I was asked by one our readers whose computer was infected by this Virus called Trojan.Agent. This is a virus type that belongs to the Trojan virus family. The virus is mostly found in the svchost.exe file of the computer. It is a very potential virus and should be removed as soon as you detect it.
How to detect if your system has Trojan.Agent Virus?
• The weirdest thing that you will notice is that your Anti Virus would stop functioning. This virus has the ability to stop the AV from its proper functioning.
• Your system will get severely affected and would get extremely slow for no reasons.
• You might see some unexpected computer shutdowns or restarts.
• Then when if you scan your system with Mbam (highly advisable tool to have in the system), it will detect it and might delete it. But do note that Trojan.Agent virus might return back after the computer has been restarted.
• The virus can act as backdoor agent to many hackers to provide some confidential information. Continue reading “Steps to Remove Trojan.Agent Virus”
To add to the vulnerability of the computer users, hackers from all over the globe try to take advantage of any ongoing event. It was when the London Olympics were ongoing couple of weeks ago that the internet security saw a new malware reaching out to the public and affecting their computers.
In case you are also one of those who have received some email stating that you have won air tickets to London for the Olympic Games and by chance you have downloaded the attachment, then it may be possible that your system is infected with this London Olympics Malware. Continue reading “Remove Olympic Malware with BitDefender Olympic Malware Removal Tool”
If you have been working on a Windows machine for some time now, you must have come across many computer virus attacks till now. Also you might be knowing what the system status is, after each attack. There are many different kind of computer virus and malware, each having their own type of adverse effect on the computer. Even if you have successfully removed the virus from your system, your computer might be struggling.
Most of these viruses affects computer and disables many Windows programs like Folder Options, Registry Editor, cmd and other features. Even if you have removed the virus from your system, these features are disabled and need to be re-enabled back before they can be used again. But a normal computer user can’t re-enable them back as these involve complex registry operations, even there is no surety that it would get fixed. Continue reading “Re-enable Services and Windows Features Disabled by Virus Instantly”
With the increasing threat of online attackers and the computer virus infection, we need to stay updated and safe to protect our data. Although we all like to have a good Anti-Virus installed in our system but it is also not enough sometimes and require constant update of virus definitions else the tool might prove useless.
It is not always possible to scan the system and a suspicious file with the system scanner. What about some tool that can handle all this process for you? Wouldn’t it be great if some tool submits the suspicious file to the Anti-Virus companies for the scan automatically? Here is one such tool called X-Ray developed by Raymond that will help you a lot. Continue reading “Scan a Suspicious File with 31 Online Scanners Automatically”
Google reported that more than half million Computers are infected with DNS Changer malware worldwide; when replacement servers by FBI were shut down on July 9th, those affected users will lose internet access. Google is continuously warning the users who are infected by DNS Changer.
To all these infected users, Google shows a message on top of their search results page to remove the malware. A DNS Changer removal tool has been released in past by Avira and several online applications are there to check your system for infection of DNS Changer. Since the problem is increasing day by day as a solution for this, a tool has been released by security vendor F-Secure called DNS Check. Continue reading “DNS Check Tool released by F-Secure for DNS Changer Malware”
These days you must have come across words like Flamer, Flame or Flamy. Actually these words are not related to fire, these words are the actual name of the latest virus threat on internet. Most of the companies consider it as a malware. Though the malware has been discovered recently, but it is infecting systems since 2010.
This is one of the most sophisticated threats encountered on the Internet till day that had put many antivirus companies in trouble. If you compare this malware with other related malwares such as Stuxnet or so, you will find that the size of this malware is 20MB and that of Stuntex is 500KB which proves its complexity. Continue reading “Remove FLAMER Malware with Bit Defender”
MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials), no doubt is one of the best Antivirus and Anti-Spyware software for Windows. However, 5 months ago only the Beta version of MSE 4.0 was available but now the final release version of MSE 4.0 is available. You can Download and install “Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) 4.0” directly from Microsoft’s server.
This software provides your system real-time protection and guards your system against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It runs silently and works efficiently in the background. It doesn’t even disturb you while you are working. It keeps itself updated and gives you full protection. Continue reading “Microsoft releases Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0”
If you are a Mac user then your Macbook might have been infected or may be at a risk to get infected with latest Flashback Mac Trojan. This virus has really troubled the Mac users lately. Till now it has infected over 670,000 Computers worldwide and this number is still increasing according to the Security vendor Kaspersky.
These infected Computers have been combined in a botnet and cyber criminals can install additional malicious modules on these Computers at their will. To safeguard users from this malware, Kaspersky has released Flashback removal tool, which will disinfect your system if it is infected with the above said Trojan. First step is to check whether your system is infected with this malware or not. Continue reading “Remove Flashback Mac Trojan with Kaspersky”
We have mentioned about this new type of malicious computer infections called Rogueware. In case you missed it, Rogueware is some fake program that either infects the computer and downloads more malicious codes or forces you to pay for some fake anti virus that claims to remove this infection.
Removing the Rogueware require some specialist as it can’t be removed using the usual Anti Virus, thus here is a Rogueware cleaner called RogueKiller that can easily remove the Rogueware from your system. This tool can easily detect and remove the Rogueware from your system. Continue reading “Remove Rogueware with RogueKiller”