Computer Kidnappers And How To Avoid Them.

If you have been following the news lately, you will be aware of a type of malicious software known as ransomware that is doing the rounds. Aptly named ‘Locky” it encrypts the files on your computer and will in essence ‘kidnap’ them and not release access to them until you pay a ransom to the hackers. Computer Kidnappers 101 Locky Ransomware - How Does It Spread? Hackers or 'Computer Kidnappers'  release Locky Ransomware onto unsuspecting victims' computers. This ransomware is spread Continue Reading

Browlock Virus – Removal Instructions

Browlock is a deceptive computer virus which may cause severe harm to your computer.  Browlock is a form of ransomware, which will block your computer browser and attempt to trick users into paying a penalty. Do not pay the penalty required by this malware. Instead, remove Browlock from your PC immediately so you can restore your computer to full functionality. Here is a screenshot of what Browlock looks like when it makes an appearance on your computer: Continue Reading

Kovter Police Virus – Removal Instructions

Kovter police virus is an extremely destructive type of malware known as ransomware. Kovter police virus will encrypt your files one by one until it is removed from your computer, while it demands that the ransom be paid. Do not follow the instructions of the Kovter police virus. Instead, we highly recommend that you immediately remove this destructive virus from your computer in order to prevent a total loss of your PC and files. This malware cannot be removed by shutting down or restarting Continue Reading

Windows Web Shield Virus – Removal Instructions

Windows Web Shield is one of the FakeVimes that joins such other viruses as Windows Antihazard Helper and Windows Trojan Sleuth. The dramatic rise in inexperienced computer users has created an entirely new genre of malware that preys on innocent people. There is a family of viruses known as FakeVimes that operate in a much bolder way than most previous viruses. In the past, viruses have either contaminated a computer or installed spyware that causes the user to unknowingly give up their Continue Reading

Windows Internet Guard Virus – Removal Instructions

Windows Internet Guard is a malicious computer virus, not a legitimate computer security program. Windows Internet Guard is currently infecting computers by installing without user permission.  To prevent extreme damage to your computer, we recommend that you follow the steps below to remove Windows Internet Guard completely from your system.Windows Internet Guard may suddenly appear on your computer as a pop-up. Windows Internet Guard downloads onto your computer without your permission and Continue Reading

Expect Some Great Features When Upgrading to Windows 8. Plus It’s Safer!

Expect Some Great Features When Upgrading to Windows 8. Plus It's Safer! In this day and age of computers, the old Windows programs like XP and Vista are not really the safest to use. With most of the security bugs now fixed in versions like Windows 7, the Business world can get even more by upgrading to Windows 8 when it is released to the public. Reality wise, the old Windows have out lived their usefulness. With the risk of hacking, security breaches that has not been resolved by older Continue Reading

Apple’s iCloud is the most recent target for Hackers Looking to Spread Spyware and Malware

Apple’s iCloud is the most recent target for Hackers Looking to Spread Spyware and Malware Search engines have become the target of a cyber scam that presents search results that lure users to nefarious URLs used to propagate malware and phish for personal information. Upon clicking a search listing URL, the user is unknowingly redirected to an attack portal that presents a false security announcement that states, “Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!” The user is Continue Reading

Top 5 Computer Safety Tips From Spyware Help Center

I tend to be one of those folks regularly bribed or begged into solving computer problems for friends and family, and it’s easy to get irritated when I am stuck digging through a pile of problems that could have been prevented with a few simple clicks of the mouse. You can make life easier on yourself, me, and any other network savvy people you enlist to solve your computer woes by following these 5 simple steps that strengthen your computer’s security. If my freedom and sanity isn’t enough Continue Reading

Spyware Help Center: Free Tips For Keeping Your Computer Clean

Most consumers are accustomed to the idea of a car as an ongoing project: The act of paying for a new automobile and driving it home is just the beginning. Once you get it home, you have to register it, get it insured and have it inspected regularly, not to mention the basic maintenance any car requires. Of course, all this depends on the driver being safe and vigilant when behind the wheel. Owning a computer is a similar proposition in many ways, especially when it comes to safety. Every Continue Reading

Infect, Scare & Sell: Avoid Being The Victim Of How These Viruses Are Operating

We are seeing more variations of viruses all operating in the same way: Infecting the users' computer, scaring the user with fake alerts and then selling the user the bogus software. Unfortunately millions of people around the globe are victimized by these rogue financial cyber scams. However, there are tell tale signs and ways to prevent these viruses and not become another statistic to the scam. Virus Distribution Almost all of these viruses are being distributed in the same manner, Continue Reading