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Comment by Alex B on [TWELVE] Windows 10 Features You Didn't Know About (May 24, 2018 06:46 AM)
My dear sir, you are a life saver...
Comment by Jack on Everyone Knows Where You Are (May 24, 2018 05:26 AM)
Some phone manufacturer should come up with a SIM card disabling feature that would not require physically removing the SIM card. That would preclude ...
Comment by Buffet on Everyone Knows Where You Are (May 24, 2018 03:43 AM)
Simply turn Location Services to OFF. (It will keep prompting you to turn it back on. Ignore it.)...
Comment by NB on Everyone Knows Where You Are (May 23, 2018 11:46 PM)
Does "airplane mode" prevent your phone from reporting your location?...
Comment by J on Everyone Knows Where You Are (May 23, 2018 10:16 PM)
So, not only is Big Brother watching, now his shifty-eyed cousin is, too. This is available, but yet we can't locate missing people? Seems like that ...
Comment by Judyth on Everyone Knows Where You Are (May 23, 2018 10:05 PM)
In one of life's ironies, the ads that show up for me on web pages - including this one - are those offering to tell me the location of any cellphone ...
Comment by MmeMoxie on Is Low Memory Slowing Down Your Computer? (May 23, 2018 10:00 PM)
Nice article on Resource Monitor. It can be a very useful tool, to help identify where your memory is going. It also, can point to the need for more m...
Comment by Robinoz on Everyone Knows Where You Are (May 23, 2018 09:28 PM)
I guess all that is left is to remain irrelevant ie, be a person whom authorities aren't interested in so they will focus on someone else. Any idea t...
Comment by Bill on Everyone Knows Where You Are (May 23, 2018 08:33 PM)
it's finally 1984, but it's not the government (well OK it is the government too) it's Google and Facebook that own you; and it's just as scary as it ...
Comment by Rand on Everyone Knows Where You Are (May 23, 2018 07:17 PM)
Does not surprise me. The government, police and politicians see us as a bunch of jerks. By the way, this is a great site EXCEPT for the stupid ads....

Viruses Articles

 

Is Your Flash Drive Infected?

Security research firm Sophos found malware on two-thirds of fifty USB flash drives that had been lost aboard Australian trains. That might suggest that you should avoid computing on Australian trains, but the broader lesson is that USB flash drives are highly vulnerable to malware infections. Here's what you need to know, and how to protect your computer from viruses that may lurk on flash drives...

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Where Do Viruses And Spyware Come From?

Several thousand new viruses and spyware programs are detected every day by security analysts. Have you ever wondered who creates these plagues, and why?

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Virus Alert - XP Total Security 2011

Somehow I got a virus called XP Total Security, and I can't get rid of it. It blocks my security software, and it won't let me download any new anti-virus tools. It's even asking me for money... how do I get rid of this thing?

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Should You Call The Geek Squad?

My computer is running really slow, and I think it might have a virus. There's also a ticking sound inside the computer. I'm not very technical, so I'm thinking about calling the Geek Squad. Do you think that's a good idea?

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How Does a Virus Spread?

I love your site and your Tourbus Newsletter! I would like to know how a virus propagates over a network? If you get a virus on one computer - do other users on the network have to do anything to get infected? Is there a good way to protect against this?

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Free Virus Scan

My computer has been acting strangely... at times it's very slow and I'm getting lots of popups. I'm afraid I have a virus, and the anti-virus software that came with my computer has expired. Can you recommend a good (and preferably free) virus scanner?

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How can I avoid computer viruses?

When I wrote in a previous article that You CANNOT get a virus just by opening or reading your email I fully expected it would unleash a torrent of emails in response. I knew this would happen, because Ask Bob Rankin readers are generally smarter and better-looking than the rest of the online population. Read on for Virus Prevention 102 -- even more information on virus prevention and the merits of anti-virus software.

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