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Comment by wyrmrider on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 19, 2017 03:56 AM)
tried to sign up for the newsletter however "refused to connect" tracking? redirection? spyware???...
Comment by wyrmrider on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 19, 2017 03:53 AM)
update did not work for me twice however going to the download page did...
Comment by Lady Fitzgerald on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 19, 2017 02:48 AM)
@Mac'n'Cheese Google is the one committing the skullduggery. Google pays software developers to include in their software installation files the PUP t...
Comment by Richard Dengrove on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 19, 2017 01:04 AM)
I did have someone hijack my browser. It was someone trying to get a bounty from Yahoo. I figured out how to reset Chrome and the Yahoo was gone both ...
Comment by Mikey on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 18, 2017 10:51 PM)
Chrome removed my download manager because it hadn't come from the Google store. When I got it again, this time from the Google store, they removed it...
Comment by Therrito on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 18, 2017 10:25 PM)
@Lady Fitzgerald LMBO! :-D @Bob I'll stick with my Firefox. :-)...
Comment by Nezzar on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 18, 2017 09:38 PM)
Bob, Thanks much for the info on Chrome. I use it all the time and have no complaints with it at all. ...
Comment by Mac 'n' Cheese on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 18, 2017 09:22 PM)
Paul, thanks for sharing your experience. I just retried the update, and I now have "Version 62.0.3202.62 (Official Build) (64-bit)," too. Joan, if t...
Comment by Mac 'n' Cheese on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 18, 2017 09:17 PM)
Lady Fitzgerald, perhaps I visit different sites than you visit, but I've never had Google "try to sneak Chrome onto people's computers via PUPs in pr...
Comment by Paul on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 18, 2017 09:15 PM)
@Joan I just did the update check and the upgrade installed - new version is Version 62.0.3202.62 (Official Build) (64-bit)...

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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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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