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Comment by gene on Tips and Tricks For Chrome (and Edge) Browsers (August 13, 2022 10:28 PM)
I use Vivaldi as my preferred browser have for several years, Firefox as second and Brave as third. I use Chrome only to update it, I still don't trus...
Comment by Ron on Tips and Tricks For Chrome (and Edge) Browsers (August 13, 2022 07:04 PM)
Bob,interesting article on browsers. I have been using AOL Gold for some time now and find that it works OK most of the time. Have you tried it out l...
Comment by RandiO on Hard Drive Partitioning Myths, Mistakes, and My Advice... (August 13, 2022 06:40 PM)
The following is NOT a brag post. I have learned a lot about hw/sw failure modes in Windows since Windows3.1. I have also learned to adapt to newer s...
Comment by mike on Tips and Tricks For Chrome (and Edge) Browsers (August 13, 2022 06:05 PM)
Like others here, I do not use Chrome nor Edge. Yet, I am not surprised Chrome is the dominant used browser. I think this speaks to the uneducated mas...
Comment by Bob K on Tips and Tricks For Chrome (and Edge) Browsers (August 13, 2022 03:57 AM)
What browser isn't watching and taking note of everything you do? They all have gone to the "omnibox", where they look at, approve, and maybe make su...
Comment by Jeanine on Tips and Tricks For Chrome (and Edge) Browsers (August 13, 2022 02:55 AM)
Also don't use Chrome or Edge. I don't know if this happens with Edge, but when I've used Chrome in the past I get this really creepy feeling that it'...
Comment by Will on Tips and Tricks For Chrome (and Edge) Browsers (August 12, 2022 11:27 PM)
I use Vavaldi so it was quite a shock to see pdf's open in Edge. I never use Edge....
Comment by snert on Tips and Tricks For Chrome (and Edge) Browsers (August 12, 2022 10:53 PM)
just like rad, i won't use those browsers, i also use brave. not to mention i won't use google too. in fact if there's a good alternative, i won't use...
Comment by Rad on Tips and Tricks For Chrome (and Edge) Browsers (August 12, 2022 10:38 PM)
I don't use Chrome and I don't use Edge. I use Brave and do not understand why most people do not use it. It, too, is a Chrome based browser and can d...
Comment by Will on Tips and Tricks For Chrome (and Edge) Browsers (August 12, 2022 10:29 PM)
I also had pdf's start opening in Edge but it began just yesterday. MS abuse again. I resolved it by setting my default back to what it was before. ...

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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