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Comment by Al on Wolfram Alpha: The Answer Calculator (September 21, 2017 06:34 AM)
Hey Bob, It's "its", not "it's" in second to last sentence. (...ITS specialized capabilities...) Just saying. I've learned ALOT from your newsletter....
Comment by David Baker on [HACKED] A Reminder To Be Vigilant (September 21, 2017 06:15 AM)
Hi Bob, Thank you for all your wonderful info over the years! I use CCleaner Free on all my devices. I just got a auto-update tonight for my desktop...
Comment by Bob on [HACKED] A Reminder To Be Vigilant (September 21, 2017 05:59 AM)
They found the hack, shut down the server and then went public... I can understand this... nothing like the EquiFax debacle :O I'm not going to throw ...
Comment by Diann on [HACKED] A Reminder To Be Vigilant (September 21, 2017 04:39 AM)
Correct me if I am wrong, but Ccleaner was never meant to block malware but to rid the system of junk. I use another software to protect my computers ...
Comment by MmeMoxie on [HACKED] A Reminder To Be Vigilant (September 21, 2017 03:06 AM)
@Denis - You need to re-install the CCleaner version 5.34 or higher. Anything earlier will be contaminated with the malware. I found out about all of...
Comment by RandiO on [HACKED] A Reminder To Be Vigilant (September 21, 2017 01:05 AM)
I am to the point that I use two different types of 'firewalls'. I don't do automatic updates to any of the software packages installed in my systems ...
Comment by fred on [HACKED] A Reminder To Be Vigilant (September 20, 2017 11:50 PM)
According to Malwarebytes, Ccleaner was sold to Avast. Unfortunately, before the program was transferred to Avast, someone (maybe a disgruntled employ...
Comment by Denis on [HACKED] A Reminder To Be Vigilant (September 20, 2017 10:27 PM)
My 64bit W8.1 laptop wouldn't allow CC ver.5.33 to install. Would go part way then crap out with a write error. I tried a number of times with downloa...
Comment by Darcetha Manning on [HACKED] A Reminder To Be Vigilant (September 20, 2017 10:22 PM)
So what are the chances that other popular freeware used by millions of people are also similarly affected? After learning about this hack, I'm forced...
Comment by Osborne on [HACKED] A Reminder To Be Vigilant (September 20, 2017 10:16 PM)
I read where Piriform delayed the announcement while they put the police tracking down the rouge server. Supposedly it was captured as well as the pe...

Spyware Articles

 

Geekly Update - 19 February 2014

What would you do if your laptop or smartphone suddenly became 1000 times faster? Why are neighborhood dogs protesting a new technology that improves Internet security? And why are robots generating 60 percent of all Web traffic? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Fake Anti-Spyware Programs

Browsing the web for free anti-spyware programs can get you into more trouble than an accidental spyware infection. Bad guys are actually disguising their malware as beneficial anti-malware utilities, and inducing the gullible to not only install their malware, but even pay them for it! Here's how to tell the difference...

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Top 10 Spyware Blockers

A good spyware blocker program protects you from online marketers who want to know where you go online; identity thieves who want to steal your usernames, passwords, and sensitive personal information; and hackers who want to seize control of your computer and Internet connection to distribute spam and more spyware. Which spyware blocker is best for you?

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Best Spyware Protection

Spyware is a type of malicious software, distinct from viruses, Trojan horses, and other cybernasties. Spyware does no damage to your computer and does not bombard you with annoyances like popup advertisements, generally speaking. Spyware is designed to go totally unnoticed, in fact. But in the background, spyware is spying on you and reporting back to its master. Here's how to protect and defend against spyware...

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Google Toolbar is Spyware?

I just got a new computer at work. On my last one I had downloaded the google toolbar. The tech people here have now blocked it because they say it contains spyware. Is this true? It was so convenient to have the toolbar. Thanks for your help!

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Malware Scanners

There are so many malware scanners to choose from, when trying to protect against adware, spyware and other online threats. Which one(s) do you recommend?

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Removing Winfixer Popups

I've been getting those very annoying Winfixer popups. My popup blocker is set to High. I have Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy and even Microsoft AntiSpyware. But no matter what I try they keep coming back. I’ve searched for help on removing Winfixer, but all the info I found is too technical for me. Can you help?

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