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Comment by Mike Davies on Geekly Update - 09 October 2019 (October 12, 2019 07:23 PM)
Google Photos wants to install itself on my Android phone which I don't want. How do I put it onto just my laptop please?...
Comment by BobD on Securely Erasing Your Hard Drive (October 12, 2019 06:20 PM)
To Herb, 12 March Over-writing might not destroy the old bits. For instance, the new bits might be shifted relative to the old bits. Or the new bits...
Comment by BobD on Here's How to Upgrade or Replace Your Hard Drive (October 12, 2019 05:51 PM)
Yep. When my computer started freezing too often, and chkdsk decided to remap a few clusters on my seven-year-old (!) Hitachi 1 TB disk, I had a loca...
Comment by Lee on Here's How to Upgrade Your Old Computer (October 12, 2019 04:53 PM)
Main reason I have not moved to Windows 10....I have a couple of legacy programs that will NOT be accepted by Win10. I am slowly working to put the i...
Comment by Wayne Lindsay on Here's How to Upgrade or Replace Your Hard Drive (October 12, 2019 09:50 AM)
I have used Norton Ghost for a number of years starting at V.11 up to the last V.15. Unfortunately Norton Ghost is not compatible with Windows 10. I ...
Comment by Wayne Lindsay on Here's How to Upgrade or Replace Your Hard Drive (October 12, 2019 09:50 AM)
I have used Norton Ghost for a number of years starting at V.11 up to the last V.15. Unfortunately Norton Ghost is not compatible with Windows 10. I ...
Comment by Robert A. on Here's How to Upgrade or Replace Your Hard Drive (October 11, 2019 10:54 PM)
I believe that within two or three years, all computers will come from the factory with at least a 250 GB SSD drive, if not a 500 GB drive, for the lo...
Comment by Hill on Deep Web, Dark Web: What's Out There? (October 11, 2019 10:10 PM)
Gerald, the BS you see on the internet is merely a reflection of what's going on in your mind. Why don't you visit Israel and see the truth? It's a de...
Comment by Renaud Olgiati on Here's How to Upgrade or Replace Your Hard Drive (October 11, 2019 06:55 PM)
For added data safety, and if your motherboard has sufficient SATA sockets, consider putting in TWO new HDs, of the same size but if possible from dif...
Comment by John on Here's How to Upgrade or Replace Your Hard Drive (October 11, 2019 06:46 PM)
Another way to clone a disk is fairly simple using the dd command, Just boot to any linux live disk (most utility disks are linux) and run the follow...

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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