Category Archives: Virus/Security / Safety

CCleaner Malware

Check this link for the article.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/ccleaner-malware-outbreak-is-much-worse-than-it-first-appeared/?inf_contact_key=5946cb818d01cedac6d1d45f3034163e12084daac6d62eb8344d671efbe245c5


Why you should NEVER search for tech-support numbe… – Webroot Community

So you’re having some issues with the Canon digital camera you just got, or maybe that HP printer you bought is on the fritz (when aren’t they) .

Source: Why you should NEVER search for tech-support numbe… – Webroot Community


Two Mac malware-as-a-Service offerings uncovered – Help Net Security

Two Mac malware-as-a-Service offerings, likely created by the same developer, are being offered for sale through two separate dark web portals.

Source: Two Mac malware-as-a-Service offerings uncovered – Help Net Security


Tech Support Scammers Lose Their “Hard Earned” Money in FTC Settlements

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled with a collective of tech support scammers, who were forced to forfeit assets valued at nearly $6 million.

Source: Tech Support Scammers Lose Their “Hard Earned” Money in FTC Settlements


HP Scam Alert

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05404707/


The Best Encryption Software of 2016 | PCMag.com

Just because you install antivirus software doesn’t mean a zero-day Trojan won’t steal your personal data. Encryption keeps it safe from malware (and the NSA).

Source: The Best Encryption Software of 2016 | PCMag.com


A New Ransomware Imitating Windows Activation Screen Uses Phony Search Results

A new piece of ransomware pretending to be a Windows Activation Screen is targeting American users. The copycat locks the victims` screens and then asks th

Source: A New Ransomware Imitating Windows Activation Screen Uses Phony Search Results


Researchers crack new version of CryptXXX ransomware

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have developed a method of decrypting files affected with the latest version of CryptXXX, a malware program that combines ransomware and information stealing capabilities.

Source: Researchers crack new version of CryptXXX ransomware


The U.S. vs. Apple: Does the FBI Have a Case?

Source: The U.S. vs. Apple: Does the FBI Have a Case?


When stolen data can ‘phone home’ | CSO Online

When stolen data can ‘phone home’ | CSO Online.


Microsoft deletes older Ask.com browser toolbars, but ignores Oracle’s new crapware | IT News

Microsoft deletes older Ask.com browser toolbars, but ignores Oracle’s new crapware | IT News.


An IT Pro Perspective on Lenovo Superfish – Petri

An IT Pro Perspective on Lenovo Superfish – Petri.


How to Find and Remove Lenovo Superfish Adware – Petri

How to Find and Remove Lenovo Superfish Adware – Petri.


Tech Support scammers rip big brand security software with fake warnings | Malwarebytes Unpacked

Tech Support scammers rip big brand security software with fake warnings | Malwarebytes Unpacked.


IObit Uninstaller, Uninstall Tool, Advanced Uninstaller – IObit

IObit Uninstaller, Uninstall Tool, Advanced Uninstaller – IObit.


Meet Minilock, a powerful new encryption tool built on ChromeOS | The Verge

Meet Minilock, a powerful new encryption tool built on ChromeOS | The Verge.


SHOCKING: Listen To COMCAST Phone Rep TORTURE and VERBALLY ABUSE Loyal Customer!! – YouTube

SHOCKING: Listen To COMCAST Phone Rep TORTURE and VERBALLY ABUSE Loyal Customer!! – YouTube.


Shocker Symantec Admits That Antivirus Is Dead

Shocker Symantec Admits That Antivirus Is Dead.


Remove “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” pop-up virus

Remove “Reminder! Your computer is not backed up” pop-up virus.


Don’t blame the NSA—App developers are the ones exposing your data | CSO Blogs

Don’t blame the NSA—App developers are the ones exposing your data | CSO Blogs.


Microsoft Report Shows Why You Should Abandon XP Now | Daves Computer Tips

Microsoft Report Shows Why You Should Abandon XP Now | Daves Computer Tips.


The History of Adware

The History of Adware.


Conduit Update

Conduit Update.


Bleeping Computer – Technical Support and Computer Help

Bleeping Computer – Technical Support and Computer Help.


Five Free Malware Removal Tools

Five Free Malware Removal Tools.


What is Freeware – what is not? | Daves Computer Tips

What is Freeware – what is not? | Daves Computer Tips.


Ransomware 2.0 Comes to America

Ransomware 2.0 Comes to America.


Why are there weird folders appearing on my PC?

Why are there weird folders appearing on my PC?.


Windows lifecycle fact sheet – Microsoft Windows Help

Windows lifecycle fact sheet – Microsoft Windows Help.


Avoiding “Death by Toolbar” | Daves Computer Tips

Avoiding “Death by Toolbar” | Daves Computer Tips.


Why April 8th is So Important for XP Users

Why April 8th is So Important for XP Users.


Stop spreading manure – Ask Leo!

Stop spreading manure – Ask Leo!.


Restore to earlier Date from Dos-Prompt

Windows XP:

Boot to safe Mode wit Dos Prompt. (hit F8 repeatedly at boot up)

Type CD\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\RESTORE <ENTER>

Type rstui <enter> system restore starts. (retore user interface)


What Security Software do you recommend? – Ask Leo!

What Security Software do you recommend? – Ask Leo!.


How to Remove Babylon Search Toolbar | PCMag.com

How to Remove Babylon Search Toolbar | PCMag.com.


Can I Have Multiple Antivirus Programs?

Can I Have Multiple Antivirus Programs?.


Free Toolbar Cleaner, Remover, Uninstaller & Removal Tool

Free Toolbar Cleaner, Remover, Uninstaller & Removal Tool.


Are You A Human? CAPTCHA and Beyond | PCMag.com

Are You A Human? CAPTCHA and Beyond | PCMag.com.


Seven Reasons For Computer Crashes

Seven Reasons For Computer Crashes.


Online shopping more dangerous than surfing porn? » Daves Computer Tips

Online shopping more dangerous than surfing porn? » Daves Computer Tips.


Windows 7 | 8 Tips, Features and Downloads | The Windows Club

Windows 7 | 8 Tips, Features and Downloads | The Windows Club.


Bits from Bill: Banking System Fails Due To Security Question

Bits from Bill: Banking System Fails Due To Security Question.


Tools for a Safer PC — Krebs on Security

Tools for a Safer PC — Krebs on Security.


Lab Tests Reveal Top AntiVirus Programs

Lab Tests Reveal Top AntiVirus Programs.


Free Anti-Virus Programs

Free Anti-Virus Programs.


Java update doesnt prevent silent exploits at all

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via Java update doesnt prevent silent exploits at all.


The Big Problem With Free Wifi Hotspots

The Big Problem With Free Wifi Hotspots.


Java update ‘doesn’t prevent silent exploits at all’

Java update ‘doesn’t prevent silent exploits at all’.


SECURITY ALERT: Universal Plug and Play Vulnerability

SECURITY ALERT: Universal Plug and Play Vulnerability.


Beware of these Facebook Scams

Beware of these Facebook Scams.


What’s in it for the creators of malware?

What’s in it for the creators of malware?.


The Malware Storm

The Malware Storm.


DOWNLOAD ALERT: Foistware Warning

DOWNLOAD ALERT: Foistware Warning.


My Browser Got Hijacked!

My Browser Got Hijacked!.


Is Your Password Strong Enough?

Is Your Password Strong Enough?.


How to recognize a virus coming in, read these articles!

This is a step by step article of how I believe 85% of our customers get infected.  It installs the virus by following these steps.  This also bypasses the Antivirus program that is installed on the computer.

http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/lizamoon-infection-a-blow-by-blow-account/

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2385522,00.asp

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2011/06/07/malware-minute-whats-in-the-box/?


Understanding that you have no control

One of the biggest mistakes many internet users are making is trusting the website and believing what it says.  Control on a website is completely in the hands of the website creator.  To demonstrate this, I have set up a link here and you can click on it and see what we are talking about.

This is a link to Oasis Computers: http://oasis-computers.net

and

This is a link to Oasis Computers: http://oasis-computers.net


Watch Porn Online? Beware Ransomware | PCMag.com

Watch Porn Online? Beware Ransomware | PCMag.com.


Is The FBI Holding Your Computer for Ransom?

Is The FBI Holding Your Computer for Ransom?.


Uninstall Java Now!

Uninstall Java Now!.


OpenDNS Infographics > OpenDNS: A History of Security Innovation

OpenDNS Infographics > OpenDNS: A History of Security Innovation.


Is Cloud Storage Secure?

Is Cloud Storage Secure?.


3 Ways to Get Trapped by Malware

3 Ways to Get Trapped by Malware.


15 Google GDrive Alternatives to Consider for Cloud Storage – Cloud Computing – News & Reviews – eWeek.com

15 Google GDrive Alternatives to Consider for Cloud Storage – Cloud Computing – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.


Emerging Threats

Emerging Threats.


DCWG | DNS Changer Working Group

DCWG | DNS Changer Working Group.


The Best Antivirus for 2012 | PCMag.com

The Best Antivirus for 2012 | PCMag.com.


Banking Trojans Cover Their Tracks

Banking Trojans Cover Their Tracks.


You should junk your Java! » Daves Computer Tips

You should junk your Java! » Daves Computer Tips.


Microsoft’s Internet Security Page

http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.aspx?form=MFEHPG&publ=MSE&crea=TEXT_MFEHPG_MSE_allup_br0414_1x1


Does Your Business Have a Cyber Plan? New Tool Can Help | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Does Your Business Have a Cyber Plan? New Tool Can Help | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.


Computer and Internet Security | Microsoft Safety & Security Center

Computer and Internet Security | Microsoft Safety & Security Center.


“Windows Service Centre” phone call scam. – YouTube

“Windows Service Centre” phone call scam. – YouTube.


Bob Rankin: How I Got Hacked… & Why You MUST Have a Backup! | PC Pitstop

Bob Rankin: How I Got Hacked… & Why You MUST Have a Backup! | PC Pitstop.


Social Security Numbers Revealed … With Facial-Recognition Software? | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Social Security Numbers Revealed … With Facial-Recognition Software? | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.


ISPionage and CyberBreak Ins | PC Pitstop

ISPionage and CyberBreak Ins | PC Pitstop.


Ask Leo: Next Steps for Victims of Microsoft Support Scam | PC Pitstop

Ask Leo: Next Steps for Victims of Microsoft Support Scam | PC Pitstop.


Facebook Partners Up With Web Of Trust To Warn Users About Malicious Links

Facebook Partners Up With Web Of Trust To Warn Users About Malicious Links.


Safety Info from Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.aspx?form=MFEHPG&publ=MSE&crea=TEXT_MFEHPG_MSE_allup_br0414_1x1


Infections from the hackers

http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/28/6964687-lulzsec-download-carried-trojan-


Now we have phone scams to infect your computer

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2011/06/21/microsoft-alert-phone-scam/?


Ghostery

http://www.ghostery.com/


Malware Repair

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386821,00.asp


Watch what you do with your digital devices (Computer, Phone etc.)

 

Here is some good advice about data on our digital devices.

Oasis computers can clean your old drives so nothing can be found  on the drive anymore.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386635,00.asp


Laptop protection when it gets stolen

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386197,00.asp


Chrome 12 web browser with more safety build in

Google’s web browser Chrome is updated to v13 and it has enhancements to warn you for bad websites

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386578,00.asp


Test how strong your password is

This link to GRC.com from Steve Gibson test the strenght of your password

https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm


More Facebook stalking scams

http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/to-know-or-not-to-know-that-is-facebook.html


Step by Step Backup for Windows 7

Here is step by step backup process as it is build in to windows 7,  also some links to older versions.

http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/build-a-complete-windows-7-safety-net/


Cursor Tracking on Web Pages

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2385872,00.asp


Update on the new Chrome Operating System

http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/chromeos-update-brings-ui-changes-production-release-inbound-20110421/


More scams to infect you!

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2011/04/19/malware-minute-windows-emergency-system-fake/?


Some info on outlook express – Don’t use it!

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2011/04/18/ask-leo-why-outlook-express-must-die/?


Why all these virusses?

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2011/04/19/department-of-justice-and-fbi-take-down-huge-coreflood-botnet/?

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2011/04/13/techbite-a-nifty-spam-tracking-trick/?


Computer Warfare? Also what a virus can do!

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384288,00.asp


Why you should lock down your Wi-Fi

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/04/fbi-child-porn-raid-a-strong-argument-for-locking-down-wifi-networks.arshttp://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/04/25/1415259/Bizarre-Porn-Raid-Underscores-Wi-Fi-Privacy-Risks


An insight on the “How did I get infected”

Here is some info on how we can get infected and why it is not always your fault when you went to the the infected website.

Follow these two links to get an better idea as to what is going on.

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/LizaMoon-Mass-SQL-Injection-Attack-Escalates-Out-of-Control-378108/

In this second link towards the end of the article is a video that shows what is happening.

http://community.websense.com/blogs/securitylabs/archive/2011/03/31/update-on-lizamoon-mass-injection.aspx?cmpid=sltw


Cyber Crime toolkits

Info about the “bad guys”

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Exploit-Toolkits-Software-That-Makes-CyberCrime-Easier-411813/?kc=EWKNLESB01302011MOSTREAD3


Pitfalls of online backup

Online backup is very good but be aware of  some possible problems

http://ask-leo.com/is_an_online_backup_service_a_good_idea.html


How you get infected.

Here is a movie clip on how you get scammed and can get infected.

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2011/01/26/malware-minute-yet-another-facebook-scam-to-avoid/?


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