It used to be that simply viewing a malformed email could allow a virus to spread. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case with modern mail programs.
You avoid ransomware the same way you avoid any malware. On top of that, a full backup can save you not only from ransomware, but from a host of other problems as well.
Internet safety is difficult, yet critical. Here are seven key steps to keep your computer safe on the internet.
Some malware goes to great lengths to prevent you from downloading, running, or applying a fix. I’ll tell you what steps to take.
Even with up-to-date anti-malware tools, you can still fall victim to malware. I’ll explain why by comparing your computer to your … bathroom.
Trying to remove malware? I’ll walk you through the steps and options, from simple to hard, including the only approach that’s guaranteed to work.
I’ve noticed a couple of patterns in the questions I get, and both boil down to a form of jumping to the wrong conclusions.
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.
For some reason many people’s gut reaction to a malware infestation is to consider getting a new computer. That’s just … wrong.
Phishing is a way that internet scammers trick you into providing your personal and financial details. Phishing opens the door to identity theft, and more.
All the anti-malware software in the world can’t protect you from yourself if you’re intent on bypassing them to see the dancing bunnies you’ve been promised.
Anti-malware tools have never been 100% solutions – but, despite what we hear on the news, they are far from dead!
Download sites are just too risky these days – unless there is no way to avoid them. Even then, be very careful in your selections.
Once a hacker has control of your machine they can do anything they want. So yes, they will try to disable your anti-malware… and more!
Sure, you can cover your webcam with tape. But that won’t solve the real problem… you’ve got malware on your computer!
Buying a new machine is a common knee-jerk reaction to a bad malware infestation. And it’s wrong. Not just a little wrong – it’s very wrong and unnecessary.
Malware can certainly insert itself on external drives. The question is how high is the risk?
Even if you don’t use all the software on your computer, malware might! So it’s best to always accept updates when they are offered.
Knowing who you are dealing with is the key to safe remote access. It’s not the technology that’s a problem. It’s the person on the other end of the remote access!
Depending on the format of the drive, how the malware finds you, and how you access Windows, you may or may not have a problem! Does that sound vague enough for you?
Believe it or not… you can’t prove that you don’t have malware. But when your computer slows down, it doesn’t necessarily mean malware.
Router hacking is rare, but it can happen. I’ll discuss what it is.
In my opinion, background updates are awesome. I love that Chrome is always up to date without my ever even having to think about it. Let’s look at why.
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!
The bottom line is – avoid malware. Do all of the things you know to do to keep your machine safe and malware-free and you will also keep your webcam secure.
My fairly strong opinion is that if you’re backing up to an external drive, leave it plugged in. Otherwise you’ll be missing backups on those days you forget to plug it in.