Archive | Malware Removal/Cleaning

Malware Removal for Mere Mortals

A FREE detailed step-by-step video guide with written instructions for removing ~90-95% of malware found on Windows systems. Choose your version of Windows. Malware Removal for Mere Mortals – Win 7/Vista Coming soon – versions for Windows 8/8.1/10! The Win 7 video guide includes basic instructions for Win 8/8.1/10.

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Windows Defender – Not!

Using Windows Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials as your anti-virus protection? Think you are protected? I hate to burst your bubble but you’re not. Defender and MSE are about as effective as trying to carry a cinder block in a wet paper bag. Defender and MSE consistently rank in the bottom of major AV test […]

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Viruses, Malware, and PUPs, Oh My!

Many people call me and say they have a virus on their system. They usually don’t. Less than 1% of the PCs I work on actually have a virus. Most have combinations of adware and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). But the word “virus” has entered the  common computer lexicon as a malicious program. Malware, adware, […]

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Do you have Superfish?

There has been a lot of press lately about Superfish. I don’t mean whopper trout or bass in your pond but the malicious adware that can cause popups and obnoxious ads in your browsers. It can also intercept data like YOUR BANKING LOGINS! The stories have focused on how Lenovo, usually a top 3 computer […]

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Is your anti-virus s/w expired?

Is your anti-virus s/w expired? Here is a horror story about a WVA small business that had its data held for ransom – Malware Attack Seizes Business Owner’s Files Don’t let this happen to you! I’ve worked with several people who have had their data held for ransom and it is a horrible experience from […]

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