Archive for the ‘Spyware Removal’ Category


How to Remove “Privacy Protection” Malware

Removing “Privacy Protection” Malware with System Restore

malware-removalManually removing malware, especially Fake Alerts like “Privacy Protection” is a fine art practiced by dedicated, starving PC Technicians. It isn’t something that is taught so much as it is a skill that needs to be absorbed by years of hands-on experience. Because of the ever changing cat-and-mouse game involved with battling malicious software (malware), it is not something the average person is trained or equipped for. But for the average person who wants to take a stab at it, read on… Read More Here…

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How to Prevent an Autorun Virus from a USB Drive

autorun-virusHave you ever had an infected computer you just got repaired, only to get it reinfected again soon after you got it back, and with the same infection? It doesn’t happen often with our customers, but it does happen nevertheless. Before you start wondering if the PC Technician who worked on your computer completely removed the infection or not, there are a couple things you need to consider first. Read More Here…

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How to Use the Anti-Malware Toolkit Utility

malwarebytes-anti-malware(Free Members Only) Anti-Malware Toolkit (AMT) is a freeware program from Lunarsoft that offers an easy, one-stop shopping method of selectively downloading a highly recommended collection of freeware programs to help users clean and remove malware from their computers. AMT contains many of the products recommended in my “soon-to-be-released” free “Anti-Malware Toolkit and Beyond” ebook. We’ve already done the research for you about what tools work the best, so you can spend your valuable time actually fixing your computer. Read More Here…

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Malware, Rootkits and MBR Viruses – Oh My!

rootkitsThe Fake Antivirus Programs are really getting irritating lately as the usual methods to clean them are not as effective as they used to be. I used to see rootkits only a few times a year, but ever since around October last year when online shopping began to surge for the holidays, I started seeing them every week until now when I am seeing them practically everyday. Even worse, they are now being bundled with Master Boot Record (MBR) infections as well. Now MBR infections are not that difficult to remove as long as you don’t have a non-standard MBR created from a 3rd party boot manager, but the rootkits are a pain, even for a seasoned technician. Read More Here…

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9 Firms Raided by U.S. Marshals as Microsoft Targets Firms Promoting Malware and eMail Scams

It seems like about 90% of my customer’s PC problems are malware infections these days. Many of them ask me why do the bad guys send out these viruses. I always tell them it is about money. They respond by saying that they didn’t buy anything, but I can tell you that these bad guys are making money off you in ways you could never imagine. While some of these scams are perpetrated by individuals, some require more elaborate coordination with some very talented people, in both domestic and international locations. While the problem seems to keep growing from bad to worse, there is some very recent good news about the fight against malware. Read More Here…

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Dealing With Rogue Software

What is Rogue Software?

Rogue security software, also known as “scareware,” is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions. Read More Here…

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