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Comment by Buth on Fileless Malware: A New Threat? (October 17, 2018 02:18 AM)
Anyone out there go as far back as when Dr. Bob and Patrick Crispin (sp?) "drove" together? I'd swear it was before 1995. But, heck, my memory may be ...
Comment by Doc on Fileless Malware: A New Threat? (October 16, 2018 09:43 PM)
Mac 'n' Cheese, Ron: Bob PAYS for his copy of PC matic - If you read that article he SAYS he has no reciprocal relationship to PC-MATIC -- NONE -- (u...
Comment by Ron on Fileless Malware: A New Threat? (October 16, 2018 08:10 PM)
Mac 'n' Cheese makes a good point ...
Comment by Mac 'n' Cheese on Fileless Malware: A New Threat? (October 16, 2018 07:19 PM)
Bob, In the last month or so, I've seen a great amount of editorial endorsements on your site for PC Matic. I've also seen more display ads for PC M...
Comment by Robert Inman on PC Matic - An Overdue Review (October 16, 2018 07:00 PM)
Thanks for your review of PC Matic. I have used it for several years on all four of my computers with flawless results, and I also, have the EVERGREEN...
Comment by LadyLiberTEA on Fileless Malware: A New Threat? (October 16, 2018 06:49 PM)
Since Anti-Virus programs instruct not to run additional protection potentially conflicting, must a Fileless Malware fighter like MalwareBytes or PC-M...
Comment by Dave on Fileless Malware: A New Threat? (October 16, 2018 06:30 PM)
Bob, How about this as a browser replacement? DuckDuckGo is an Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal ...
Comment by Charley on Fileless Malware: A New Threat? (October 16, 2018 06:29 PM)
Here is a summary of fileless attacks from Symantec. https://www.symantec.com/blogs/feature-stories/your-next-big-security-worry-fileless-attacks ...
Comment by Frank on Kraken Ransomware Masquerades As Legit Software (October 16, 2018 12:46 PM)
I always use Sandboxie to visit the internet where any files used within it,naughty or otherwise, can be deleted without them getting access to my mai...
Comment by Wolfgang on Kraken Ransomware Masquerades As Legit Software (October 16, 2018 04:03 AM)
Great article! My intention is to keep my computers as cyber-fortresses. This is why I have Super-Antispyware, Malwarebytes-Antimalware, Zonealarm, Sp...

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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