Virus Protection

PC Tips 24/10/2010 No Comments
Virus Protection

Virus Prevention If you receive MyDoom.s, do not open the attached file. The best way to prevent infection is to make sure that your antivirus signature files are current. Also, a personal firewall will prevent the virus author from gaining remote access to your PC. Virus Removal A few antivirus software companies have updated their signature files to in...

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Pirated Software

PC Tips 24/10/2010 No Comments
Pirated Software

Don't install pirated software onto your computer! Illegal copies of software (which can be downloaded from hacker websites or traded via file-sharing programs) often contain hidden viruses. Before installing any software, be sure you know exactly what is being copied onto your system. Sometimes seemingly-innocent software can contain viruses or sneaky "Trojan horse" programs that can allo...

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Infected Attachments

PC Tips 24/10/2010 No Comments
Infected Attachments

Never open attachments that are executable such as simple programs, games, or screen savers (these will contain file extensions of ".exe", ".vbs", and ".scr"). Also, never open attachments that contain a double file extension (such as ".txt.vbs"). Scan all floppies, CD-ROMs, and DVD-ROMs that are inserted into your computer. You just never know if a nasty virus is lurking on a seemingly in...

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Phishing Scams

PC Tips 23/10/2010 No Comments
Phishing Scams

Beware of “phishing” scams. In recent months, there have been numerous emails circulating the internet that attempt to lure the recipient into divulging personal and financial data. These cunning emails have fooled some consumers into downloading worms and Trojans (programs that allow your computer to be hijacked), while others have masqueraded as security updates from Microsoft. Other ph...

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