Tag Archives: malwarebytes

False security alerts and 800 phone number scams active now

Recently I have seen two computers taken over by false security alerts and 800 phone number scams. Fortunately these two incidents were not destructive but they did require removing the scam settings to resume normal Internet web browsing. Continue reading

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Quick and Free fix for your slow PC! (removing junk software with MalwareBytes)

When home PC users complain that their PC has gotten slow, the first thing that I suspect is junk software has clogged their system. Here is my recommendation for a quick fix (install and run MalwareBytes) and my thoughts on malware and malware removal in general. Continue reading

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Software that I use

Here is a list of software that I use on my PCs. These software programs work for me so I recommend them. Many are free, some are commercial products and some are free with paid versions that offer more features. … Continue reading

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4 free antivirus tools from Microsoft

There are many tools available for preventing, detecting and removing viruses and malware on PC computers.  Microsoft offers 4 such tools, all free, that I use and recommend Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Safety Scanner Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool Windows … Continue reading

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Virus Trojan Banker variant eludes antivirus programs and steals passwords

A virus goes undetected by popular antivirus programs and steals passwords!  I track it down and manually delete it. Technical brief A computer was misbehaving with Firefox locking up (Not Responding).  The problem turned out to be a virus, a … Continue reading

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