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Comment by Jim A on [BUSTED!] Scams, Hoaxes, Urban Legends (May 18, 2019 04:10 PM)
The Information age brought us information as "Quantity vs Quality". I agree with the problem but not the solution. Whomever controls information, rea...
Comment by SamG on Does Your Computer Need More Memory? (May 18, 2019 03:06 PM)
Well after reading tech news lately, it seems that PCs with old Intel processors (meaning not the very latest) will have to stay off the internet. To ...
Comment by Chuck on [BUSTED!] Scams, Hoaxes, Urban Legends (May 18, 2019 02:38 PM)
Yes Walter, but since the truth has a well known Liberal bias, there is no way a legitimate fact checking site could possibly not. Kenneth, that is o...
Comment by misterfish on [BUSTED!] Scams, Hoaxes, Urban Legends (May 18, 2019 07:54 AM)
Yes Bob, the general public are pretty gullible (I heard a bookmaker once say "there's one born every minute, thank god most of 'em survive"). However...
Comment by Keith Paterson on Does Your Computer Need More Memory? (May 17, 2019 09:51 PM)
Must see if you have done one on fitting an SSD drive inan older desktop. They are certainly getting less expensive...
Comment by MartinW on Does Your Computer Need More Memory? (May 17, 2019 09:00 PM)
4 working laptops. 3 64-bit, 4 GB RAM. 1 32-bit, came with 0.5 GB RAM. I tried adding a little and confused it. It now, depending on what I'm using to...
Comment by CT on Does Your Computer Need More Memory? (May 17, 2019 08:43 PM)
In the clean-up \ maintenance method of speeding up computers, one must not forget DUST !!! One of the most destructive forces at work in shortening ...
Comment by RandiO on Does Your Computer Need More Memory? (May 17, 2019 07:21 PM)
Little Johny, from the back of the class, raises his hand to ask a question: Specifically, whether adding a stand-alone graphics card (after disablin...
Comment by RandiO on Does Your Computer Need More Memory? (May 17, 2019 07:16 PM)
I think @hifi5000 is just being nostalgic about the good ol' days; when we really had other fish to fry than worrying about such things as security, p...
Comment by Bengt on Does Your Computer Need More Memory? (May 17, 2019 07:13 PM)
Before spending more than $50 on RAM I would make sure I had an SSD and not a standard hard disk in my computer. The difference when replacing a class...

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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