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Comment by Jay R on Is Your PC Running Unsupported Hardware? (July 18, 2018 03:35 AM)
The end of one of my old passwords for something related to MS was ......MSsucks. It worked until I forgot it. (How could that happen? I forgot the fi...
Comment by Joseph Bosch on Is Your PC Running Unsupported Hardware? (July 18, 2018 02:37 AM)
As for me and my machines, I switched to Linux Mint about 6 years ago due to the Gestapo tactics of M/S. I switched from Apple over 20 years ago for t...
Comment by Samantha on Is Your PC Running Unsupported Hardware? (July 18, 2018 02:12 AM)
W10 shows that MS is dominated by The Left who think they can do as they like. W10 takes away our choices of programs to run as well as just updating ...
Comment by RandiO on Does Your Router Auto-Update? (it should...) (July 18, 2018 12:47 AM)
I purchased my own NetGear #C6300 DocSIS Modem/Router for use with TWC/Spectrum ISP. Before purchase, I had to confirm that #C6300 was qualified/app...
Comment by BobD on Is Your PC Running Unsupported Hardware? (July 17, 2018 10:30 PM)
In 2015, my attempt to upgrade to Windows 10 bricked my computer. It cost me $500 to get it running with a new motherboard. When Microsoft compensat...
Comment by swabyw on Is Your PC Running Unsupported Hardware? (July 17, 2018 08:51 PM)
Well I don't see what the CPU has to do with the Software. Only one CPY/APU Manifactor is not in the list unless the PC CPU was made in China. All ...
Comment by swabyw on Is Your PC Running Unsupported Hardware? (July 17, 2018 08:51 PM)
Well I don't see what the CPU has to do with the Software. Only one CPY/APU Manifactor is not in the list unless the PC CPU was made in China. All ...
Comment by James on Is Your PC Running Unsupported Hardware? (July 17, 2018 08:20 PM)
Please note that GitHub no longer supports Internet Explorer. We recommend upgrading to the latest Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Firefox. This i...
Comment by Chuck on Is Your PC Running Unsupported Hardware? (July 17, 2018 06:08 PM)
Microsoft sure does know how to generate the love!...
Comment by James Shaneman on Is Your PC Running Unsupported Hardware? (July 17, 2018 05:02 PM)
Folks, you have to remember, you buy a license from Microsoft to use their software. Nothing is ever owned by the licensee. In other words be sure to ...

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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