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Windows 10 Disables Antivirus Software

Windows 10 Disables Antivirus Software

Several users of Windows 10 have complained recently that the Operating System removed their antivirus software, most notably Kaspersky Labs products. Microsoft recently acknowledged these complaints and admitted that they did disable some third-party antivirus software for a short time. Kaspersky called Microsoft’s actions “underhand tactics” and took the case to the European Commission and […]

Preventing Infection

While everybody who uses the Internet should have good anti-virus protection, all too often this is simply not enough.  When using the Internet everyone should be practicing safe browsing habits as well.  When it comes to the Internet there is no such thing as 100% protection, your computer is a tool and it is only […]

Malvertising on the Rise!

On August 5, security giant Cisco Systems released their midyear security report, which focused on multiple different vulnerabilities hackers are currently using, across the globe.  While most of the report featured numerous low-risk vulnerabilities, that we’ve been seeing for some time now, they also identified a new trend on the rise, called ‘malvertising’. Now, in today’s more […]

Welcome Comodo Dragon!

Can you imagine a browser that helps you stay safe and secure …. One that provides unsurpassed speed and has a friendly user interface …. Freeware that has customized plugins and add-ons … With no more crashes or frozen screens…… Welcome Comodo Dragon! Comodo Dragon is a freeware web browser based on Chromium, the open-source […]

What is CryptoWall?

CryptoWall is a file-encrypting ransomware program, released this past April,that targets all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. This program is very similar to the CryptoDefense ransomware, in that CryptoWall’s decryption service is almost identical to the one for CryptoDefense. When you are first infected with CryptoWall, it […]

12 Safe Computing Practices

A friendly reminder to always keep these 12 safe computing practices in mind ….. 1. Use virus protection software on your computer. 2. Use the firewall from Windows or from your Anti-Virus program. 3. Configure your computer to automatically download and install updates from Microsoft. 4. Scan your computer regularly for spyware. 5. Run Microsoft […]

Virus Removal Options

When your PC gets infected, there are a couple virus removal options to consider, to get rid of the virus(es.) The first way is to simply copy all of your data to an external hard drive, then wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall Windows. This will absolutely work for removing the viruses, but it […]

Fake Antivirus: What Are They And How Do You Avoid Them?

Cybercriminals are creative. They are always coming up with new ways to worm their way into your computer, putting your personal data and your money at risk. A current method of attack is fake antivirus. These products appear to be authentic, but you need to beware. When you have been on the internet, have you […]

WARNING: Defend Yourself from CRYPTODEFENSE

Well, here we go again … the latest Ransomware virus is out. It is called CryptoDefense, and is yet another virus that encrypts your documents (including pictures, music, Quickbooks files, etc.) and holds them hostage. The virus itself is not difficult to get rid of; most malware scanners and anti-virus programs can detect and remove […]

Antivirus, a must have…

In today’s world, having updated antivirus running on your PC is a must. Without antivirus, you take a chance of losing your data, spending a bunch of money to disinfect your system, infecting other friends and families, and just a bunch of bad stuff altogether… Even though most folks know this, for some reason we get […]