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The 10 worst programs for viruses and malware

The 10 worst programs for viruses and malware

Kaspersky is one of the best-known names in the antivirus software community. And when Kaspersky performs studies on various aspects of computer security, people tend to listen. Such was the case when Kaspersky recently released a list of the 10 worst companies in terms of viruses and malware. Kaspersky looked at some of the worst offenders when it came to spreading malware and viruses among co

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Apple event on October 23 could overshadow Microsoft’s release of Windows 8 on October 26

Apple event on October 23 could overshadow Microsoft’s release of Windows 8 on October 26

Microsoft and Apple once competed directly against one another over the home computer market. Today, Apple has diversified its product line to encompass music players, tablets, phones, and so much more. Microsoft is trying to do the same with the launch of Windows 8, although its efforts might be derailed by an event that Apple has booked for October 23. What will Apple announce on October 23? O

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New fake antivirus software blends in with Windows 7, Vista, and XP

New fake antivirus software blends in with Windows 7, Vista, and XP

Fake antivirus software is the bane of computer users around the world. Even the most experienced PC users seem to have had unfortunate run-ins with fake antivirus software. Why does fake antivirus software continue to bother PC users? Well, part of the problem is that these viruses are so sneaky. They silently infect the computer and often lie dormant for days before popping up and stealing in

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Mass murder in World of Warcraft caused by hacker

Mass murder in World of Warcraft caused by hacker

Usually, mass murder is nothing to laugh about, but in this case, it’s kind of funny. A hacker recently took control of a number of World of Warcraft servers using an exploit. Instead of stealing credit card information or performing other dangerous deeds, the hacker decided to do a bit of trolling. That hacker (or possibly a team of hackers) marched through the server killing every character

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Scareware scammer find $163 million for fake antivirus software

Scareware scammer find $163 million for fake antivirus software

If you’ve ever been the victim of a scareware virus, then you know exactly how frustrating the problem can be. Scareware preys on user insecurities. It installs itself on your computer and poses as antivirus software, monitoring your activities before charging you $50 or more to fix the problem. Scareware viruses go by many different names. Some might call themselves ‘Win B Security System

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Is your computer running too many processes?

Is your computer running too many processes?

Usually, computers are fun to use. However, any enjoyment quickly disappears once you start to encounter performance problems. Computers slow down for a number of different reasons, but one of the primary reasons why computers slow down is because they have too many processes running at one time. Is your computer running more processes than it can handle? You might notice symptoms like: -Slo

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What does a $15,000 PC look like?

What does a $15,000 PC look like?

If you won the lottery, what would you do? Would you go on a trip to Europe? Buy a condo in Hawaii? Or would you drop $15,000 on a top-of-the-line PC? Let’s say, just for fun, you choose the latter option. That’s what Maximum PC did when they put together this year’s “Dream Machine.” The Dream Machine is a combination of some of the fastest computer hardware available today. Its pr

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Most virus-prone celebrity of 2012? Emma Watson

Most virus-prone celebrity of 2012? Emma Watson

Hackers use the images of certain celebrities to spread viruses. However, some celebrities – for whatever reason – attract more hackers than others. PC security firm McAfee decided to create a list of the world’s “Most Dangerous Celebrities” to show users which celebrities they should be extra careful about searching for. Last year, Heidi Klum topped the list. This year, Klum has been

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Computer use before bed can disrupt sleep

Computer use before bed can disrupt sleep

Computers have been a ubiquitous part of our lives for the last couple decades. However, mobile computing has brought computers into more and more parts of our lives. Today, it’s not uncommon for someone to log off their work computer, use the computer on their phone as they walk home, then turn on their tablet computer in front of the living room TV. In short, computers are an inescapable pa

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New quantum computer chip could create ultra-fast computers in near future

New quantum computer chip could create ultra-fast computers in near future

It’s no secret that quantum computing will change the world of technology as we know it. However, a few years ago, it was unclear exactly how that change would occur. Now, after a recent exhibition at the 2012 British Science Festival, it appears that super-fast quantum computer technology may not be as far off as we think. A new silicon quantum chip was debuted at the festival that promises

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