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Viruses and other nasties

Viruses and other nasties

How to Remove the Cross-Platform Facebook Messenger Malware

Facebook virus is a commonly used term by users who get infected with “virus” (as they usually describe deceptive online activity) while browsing the social network. Such types of infections usually include a clickbait picture or a link, or a notification with a tricky phrase. The idea of presenting such content is to make users feel curious and click on it. The result is the presence of severe ma...
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How Does Malware Get Into Your Smartphone?

Hackers design malware to steal private information from a smartphone, to privately control the device, or to steal money from the device’s owner. Malware has been used to steal passwords, find account numbers, place false charges on users’ accounts, or track their location and activity without their knowledge.Malicious apps are a scourge to smartphone users. No matter your take on iOS versus ...
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How to Check If You’re Harboring the Pinkslipbot Malware

Every now and then a new malware variant appears as a swift reminder that the security stakes are always rising. The QakBot/Pinkslipbot banking Trojan is one of them. The malware, not content with harvesting banking credentials, can now linger and act as a control server — long after a security product stops its original purpose.How does OakBot/Pinkslipbot remain active? And how can you comple...
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Disable This Windows 10 Setting To Prevent WannaCry Malware Variants

What is WannaCry Malware?WannaCry (also known as WCry or WanaCryptor) malware is a self-propagating (worm-like) ransomware that spreads through internal networks and over the public internet by exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, MS17-010. The WannaCry malware consists of two distinct components, one that provides ransomware functionality and a compon...
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Beat Ransomware With These 12 Powerful Tools

With  nasty malware like Locky making the rounds—encrypting its victims’ files, and then refusing to unlock them unless you pay up—ransomware is a serious headache. But not all ransomware is so difficult. One of the biggest issues facing home users, business, and enterprises alike is ransomware. And while a ransomware infection is notoriously difficult to fight, it isn’t impossible.Let’s ...
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Easily Remove Aggressive Malware With These 7 Tools

If you’re unfortunate enough to get a particularly aggressive malware or virus on your computer, the typical free anti-virus suites will only be able to get you so far. You can never be fully confident that their scan and removal tools will have wiped every single trace of the infection from your machine.Instead, it’s best to turn to an app that specializes in finding and/or removing aggressiv...
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How To Prevent & Remove Facebook Malware or Virus

Facebook virus is a term which has been actively used by Internet community since 2014. It has mostly been mentioned while trying to describe severe issues on this social network. When people are infected with this "virus", they start suffering from series of unpleasant and highly frustrating problems typically resulting in the infiltration of malware.How to Remove Facebook Malware or Virus in...
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Beware – Fake News Is Exposing You to Malware!

Fake news. This loaded term framed the opening months of 2017. It is going to be a prominent feature of the next four years. And despite the danger in peddling such a line, it is becoming an all-too-common feature of our daily news intake.Fake news isn’t just spreading an alternative truth. Sites delivering fake news also serve up something more immediately dangerous (depending on who yo...
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Top 15 Sites and Apps to Beat Ransomware and Protect Yourself

The big new threat on the internet these days is ransomware. What’s that? RANSOMWARE IS A multi-million-dollar crime operation that strikes everyone from hospitals to police departments to online casinos. It’s a type of malware which prevents the user from accessing data on their own device. The only way to gain access is to pay a ransom to whoever infected the user’s device with that malware. Ma...
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How to Spot Fake Antivirus and System Cleaning Apps

Keeping your computer clean and free from malware is important, and many companies out there make great products to help you do just that including Fake Antivirus. But there are also a lot of people trying to take advantage of you, and they bank on the fact that you aren’t paying attention. They’ll offer features that sound important, but really don’t do anything at all.Sometimes the apps that...
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