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After Receiving 65,000 Complaints, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

  Technical Support Scammers – hang up on them. It’s probably happened to you, either at work or at home: A technical support scammer calls, frequently with a heavy foreign accent, says their “Steve from Microsoft” and they’ve seen a batch of problems (or virus, or malware) on your PC. This is always a scam. […]

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Don’t get CryptoLocker virus

There’s always a bad virus out here on the Internet.   Cryptolocker ransomware  is a particularly good example. Here’s the short-version of this post:   The anti-virus, anti-malware firm BitDefender has released a free tool to keep your computer from getting this specific bad infection. It can be downloaded from Softpedia at:  http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Bitdefender-Anti-CryptoLocker.shtml Here’s the long version […]

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Feds crack multi-million scareware ring

Some of you have experienced this misfortune of getting what we call “scare-ware” or rogueware. It is an unwanted piece of software that gets installed on your computer, without your permission (or knowledge, usually), that displays a authentic-looking screen on your computer that tells you you’re infected with hundreds of bad things, and then wants […]

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Phishing attacks rampant on Facebook, Twitter, gmail, others

After a lull during the summer,  there is a huge upswing in phishing attacks, now on Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Yahoo mail, and others. Read the complete story at: http://lastwatchdog.com/unstoppable-phishing-attacks-blanket-facebook-twitter/

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Ack! I've got a virus!

Ack! I have a virus! OK. Don’t panic, at least too much.  We work a lot with PCs that “just aren’t running right.”  All too often, it’s because there’s software that has gotten itself installed that you don’t want.  Here’s some free tools for removing the bad stuff. In each case, these companies are providing […]

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