Articles tagged: virus

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

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?

How Do I Remove Malware?

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.

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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.

Virus Detected!

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.

HeartBleed

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.

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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.

Tethered Smartphone

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.

Hacker's Hand

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

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