Virus Protection

HOW TO AVOID MALWARE

Malware is a term used to describe a broad category of software that could damage your computer or steal your information that includes viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, and rootkits. If you are not sure what these terms mean, go to Google and type in the word define and the term you want to look […]

WHAT IS RANSOMWARE AND HOW TO PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER

I am sure many of you are aware of the typical virus that corrupts your files, steals your information or slows your computer down to a crawl. There is a different type of virus (malware) that will hold your computer hostage. It is called Ransomware. Ransomware viruses are not new, but they are increasing. HOW […]

SHOULD YOU REALLY GO TO THAT WEBSITE? KNOW BEFORE YOU CLICK

There was a time when you actually had to do some work to infect your computer with a virus, such as open an infected file that you had on a diskette, CD, USB drive or that you received in an email. Now all you have to do is visit an infected website (Drive-by Download) and […]

DON’T GET RAMMED BY RAMNIT

WHAT IS IT Ramnit is an old computer worm (first surfaced in April 2010) that has resurfaced in the past week. So far it has stolen the username and passwords of 45,000 Facebook users. HOW DOES IT SPREAD The attackers that created the worm use the stolen username\password of compromised Facebook users to login to […]

Make your computer a NO VIRUS zone

According to software security giant Symantec, 286 million new viruses were unleashed by attackers last year. If you are not very prudent, it’s no longer a case of if your computer will be attacked by a virus, but when. However, there are certain actions you can take to reduce the risk. You do not have […]