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Comment by Ahmad on [DEAL TIME] Back to School Laptops (August 16, 2018 10:52 PM)
Computers employing i5 processors are usually for affordability reasons and that i7 processors are overkill for most consumers. Unless you do heavy ga...
Comment by Mike on [DEAL TIME] Back to School Laptops (August 16, 2018 08:07 PM)
Why are there I5's even in HP mobile workstations? There are 8th Gen. I7's, so why the I5's? Is it simply affordability? Is there a major difference b...
Comment by PAT on Secret Foistware Blocker in Windows 10 (August 16, 2018 07:55 PM)
HI BOB....I'M LOOKING FOR A TWITTER BUTTON TO TWEET YOUR STUFF. I DON'T FIND ONE...BOO HOO. PAT RUTTER...
Comment by bob on [DEAL TIME] Back to School Laptops (August 16, 2018 07:49 PM)
On the ChromeBooks it has been my experience you need 4GB of RAM... also make sure it can use the Google Playstore... a touch screen would be nice bu...
Comment by bb on Secret Foistware Blocker in Windows 10 (August 16, 2018 02:12 PM)
If you consider yourself a geek: Consider Chocolately instead of Ninite. 5,939 programs supported, not just the ~90 that Ninite does. But ... well ....
Comment by Sharon on Secret Foistware Blocker in Windows 10 (August 16, 2018 01:56 PM)
When I right click the supposed reg file in your article, I get an mp3 file. Sorry Bob, your link does not work. ...
Comment by Richard on Secret Foistware Blocker in Windows 10 (August 16, 2018 09:45 AM)
Another helpful tool is Eulalyzer. This is free for personal or educational use (donations welcome). You cut/paste/target the EULA text into the prog...
Comment by George on [ALERT] VPNFilter: The Russians Really Are Coming For Your Data (August 16, 2018 02:00 AM)
Wow! What bunch of fluff! “Russians”?? Really??? Than fluff again, until we discover that – once the factory-made password is changed, it all go...
Comment by Wild Bill on Secret Foistware Blocker in Windows 10 (August 16, 2018 01:43 AM)
I also recommend using Unchecky. It is quite effective at catching and unchecking the little boxes although it does not get them all (Avast trying to...
Comment by Henry on Secret Foistware Blocker in Windows 10 (August 16, 2018 12:46 AM)
You lost me at: "If you know how to use the REGEDIT registry editing utility...." WAY too techie for me 😒...

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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