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Comment by Ernest N. Wilcox Jr. on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 09:13 PM)
It looks as if my previous post to this article was determined to be advertising (it wasn't), or inappropriate for some reason (I can't see why this w...
Comment by Frank Taylor on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 05:40 PM)
Good article, thank you...
Comment by Patrick on Here's How to Clean Computer Clutter (May 19, 2022 04:22 PM)
The Swinetrek was lost in space once, but I don't remember it ever running out of space. ...
Comment by liz on Router Security: Close Unnecessary Ports (May 19, 2022 04:06 PM)
Your link only goes to the page that checks for: Universal Plug n'Play (UPnP) vulnerabilities I see no other tests there, and as I understand the ab...
Comment by Binjamin Man on Here's How to Clean Computer Clutter (May 19, 2022 01:27 PM)
My favorite program for cleaning up a hard drive is: Directory Report It looks like the MS-Explorer but always shows the directory's size. ...
Comment by Gray on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 04:48 AM)
Thanks, Bob, for making us think about things like security, which i easy to overlook because we use apps that remember our passwords. I am using a un...
Comment by Peter Oh on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 19, 2022 02:37 AM)
Passwords, for as long as they exist will be APITA. I have maybe 100 plus & I can't remember any with certainty. Yes I use Last Pass but that makes s...
Comment by Barry on Search Backwards: Reverse Directory Lookups (May 18, 2022 11:28 PM)
Hi Bob, Reverse Email Lookup is NOT free....
Comment by snert on Govt Spooks Say: Avoid These Security Mistakes (May 18, 2022 10:02 PM)
how do we know everything we download is doing only what they say it will do, and not spying and garnering every bit of info possible. another reason ...
Comment by Michael M on Here's How to Clean Computer Clutter (May 18, 2022 03:08 AM)
I tried one of these (forgot which one), and it tried to remove everything with the .bk extension. Except OneDrive labels historical backup files with...

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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