Articles tagged: virus

My Computer Is Infected with Malware. Should I Just Throw It Out?

Malware is just software. It doesn’t destroy your computer’s hardware in any way. Some work — albeit significant work — will get you back up and running without needing to destroy anything.

How Do I Remove Malware from Windows 10 in 2020?

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.

Can I Really Get Malware by Just Looking at Email?

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.

How Do I Remove a Virus If It Prevents Me from Downloading or Installing Anything?

Some malware goes to great lengths to prevent you from downloading, running, or applying a fix. I’ll tell you what steps to take.

Should I Worry about Heartbleed Affecting My Router?

Heartbleed did not affect all versions of open SSL. So first we should check if we even need to worry.

How do I check a website for malware without infecting my own machine?

This is a difficult problem to solve. Steps to protect yourself from a malicious website could mask the problem so you never see it. I can give you a few suggestions.

Can my PC get a virus from my smartphone?

Your computer is safe from any virus using the phone’s operating system. But if you are using your smartphone as a USB device… that’s another story.

The best anti-spyware, anti-virus … and dancing bunnies?

The best operating system in the world can’t save you from dancing bunnies.