Articles in Category: Malware Detection
Articles focused on detecting and removing malware once it’s arrived, or as it’s arrived.
Messages that indicate you have a problem and recommend a specific download as a solution are immediately suspect.
Scanning your nuclear power station’s Windows computers for malware can present some challenges if the machines have been secured properly.
There just isn’t a best. Knowing that will (hopefully) lead you in a safer direction.
Some malware goes to great lengths to prevent you from downloading, running, or applying a fix. I’ll tell you what steps to take.
Once your files are encrypted by ransomware, your options are few. If you’re not prepared, there are a few straws to grasp at.
Security tools are asked to do an important, sometimes resource-hungry task. Here’s how to mitigate their impact on your ability to use your computer.
Malware can impact your computers performance before it arrives, once infected, and even after removal.
I hear about techniques to bypass keyloggers often. The problem is, keyloggers can log much more than keystrokes. There’s really only one solution: avoid them in the first place.
A zero-day attack is an exploitation of a software vulnerability before there’s a fix for it. I’ll review the timeline.
Several current scams center around gaining remote access to your computer, often in the guise of fixing problems. There’s no way to know what was done, but we do know one thing: it’s a trap!
Checking whether a download is safe before you download it is nearly impossible. Your best defense is your own skepticism, plus anti-malware tools to scan what you choose to download.
You can’t rely on yourself as a malware detector. Learn how to be a malware avoider.
I’ve Been Told My Computer Has a Virus, But My Anti-Malware Program Doesn’t Remove It. What Do I Do?
Making sure your anti-virus program and its definition database are up-to-date is the best way to make sure it can recognize and remove viruses.
How to remove a website from a computer is a common question, yet it actually doesn’t make sense – websites aren’t on your computer. I’ll look at what is.
Anti-malware tools have never been 100% solutions – but, despite what we hear on the news, they are far from dead!
Quarantine gives you the option to “rescue” files you might want. Of course there is one way to make sure you always have an extra copy of everything…
Typically there’s no need to be terrified of clicking on images… as long as you know what to look for and how to manage your protection.
Malware can certainly insert itself on external drives. The question is how high is the risk?
Malware not showing up in the Add/Remove Programs list doesn’t surprise me at all. After all, malware’s success is based on its ability to hide from you!
You need to be careful when using more than one anti-spyware tool. Used improperly more than one tool can cause conflicts.
In a nutshell: yes you do. Anti-virus, anti-spyware and even firewall software are only parts of the picture. Without staying up to date, you may still be at risk. Let me explain why.