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Comment by Dave in Indy on Geekly Update - 18 April 2019 (April 20, 2019 04:24 AM)
Yes, saying "they are not" up to no good means that they are up to, well, good. Maybe I'm missing something but that sounds like a Double Negative. ...
Comment by james m howell on Geekly Update - 10 April 2019 (April 20, 2019 03:06 AM)
Then why Is the pres. still a member?...
Comment by Sarah L on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 20, 2019 12:41 AM)
Bank of America has an automated voice system that lets me press keys for replies, eliminating the frustration and annoyance of being misunderstood wh...
Comment by Butch on The Truth About Discount Inkjet Cartridges (April 20, 2019 12:40 AM)
I sure wish you could squeeze the size of the "mid-page" ad so that your text isn't covered up by it. You have a sentence that is covered up in today'...
Comment by The Baroness on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 19, 2019 11:38 PM)
I worked for the planet's second-largest Telecommunications company (Engineering & Operations Management) for many years. We'd always put the newbies ...
Comment by renotadanin on [HACKED] Is Someone Listening to Your Calls? (April 19, 2019 11:19 PM)
Instagram can also be hacked i just found out that my husband is cheating on me and all his conversations are not on whats-app, text messages, Faceboo...
Comment by Roy on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 19, 2019 09:50 PM)
To get through at a credit card company, select stolen/lost card. This will get you a real person. Now proceed with your actual issue....
Comment by Bob K on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 19, 2019 08:33 PM)
Agreed that the Voice mail jail is hell! Using a telephone gets very frustrating when you can't hear well. And the AI nerds are taking over. Just...
Comment by Jay R on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 19, 2019 08:21 PM)
I wish Dante had written The Inferno within the last 5 years. There WOULD be a special level in hell for all those who have foisted this nonsense on u...
Comment by Dave M on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 19, 2019 07:46 PM)
I have found that simply mumbling some nonsensical response into the phone will get you connected to a rep. You'll get a couple of "I'm sorry, I didn'...

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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