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Comment by BaliRob on How Good is Your Cybersecurity? (March 23, 2023 01:07 PM)
@Bob K Malwarebytes used them on and off since their inception. Still have them in my Android where they failed abysmally to cure a virus intruder ...
Comment by RandiO on How Good is Your Cybersecurity? (March 22, 2023 06:21 PM)
This 'Oldster' has never used any other password manager than the ol' reliable (OpenSource) KeePass. My 560+ entry database stays local and hidden fro...
Comment by Oldster on How Good is Your Cybersecurity? (March 22, 2023 08:23 AM)
I believe that my cyber security efforts have paid off. I have never suffered a malware issue since the late 1990s when I got a virus from a program I...
Comment by Dave on How Good is Your Cybersecurity? (March 22, 2023 03:59 AM)
No problems at all since your first translation of PCMatic. Please continue with your awesome lessons Professor....
Comment by RandiO on How Good is Your Cybersecurity? (March 22, 2023 02:21 AM)
Thank you for your translations all these years (decade+?). Do my chances of getting hacked go up, longer I haven't been? Or does it mean that I am d...
Comment by Bob K on How Good is Your Cybersecurity? (March 22, 2023 01:49 AM)
One word: Malwarebytes. PS: No worries. -Bob K...
Comment by Steveg on How Good is Your Cybersecurity? (March 22, 2023 12:58 AM)
I haven't had a problem or given security a thought since I installed PCMatic. Good stuff....
Comment by Brian B on Should You X-Ray Your Computer? (March 18, 2023 12:37 AM)
Hi Bob, Can I just make one point to make it easier for dummies like me? You often give advice on software that allows users to check our machines an...
Comment by John Anderson on Should You X-Ray Your Computer? (March 17, 2023 04:28 PM)
I've been using Belarc to keep track of my computer for years. With the advent of a new desktop computer in 2021. Belarc currently shows two missing i...
Comment by lar p on Should You X-Ray Your Computer? (March 17, 2023 03:50 PM)
"When I saw the subject of your email, I thought you were going to talk about whether to put your PC through the airport x-ray machines. " same here ....

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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