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Ransomware Makers Expect Record-Setting Year in 2014

Ransomware Makers Expect Record-Setting Year in 2014

Ransomware is possibly the most annoying type of virus out there today. Instead of stealing your information, slowing down your computer, or redirecting Google search results, ransomware takes your computer hostage. How exactly does a virus take your computer hostage? Well, the program locks down your system and prevents you from performing any functions. Instead of opening your favorite sof

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Do You Really Have to Close Your Antivirus Program When Installing Software?

Do You Really Have to Close Your Antivirus Program When Installing Software?

If you’ve installed software lately, then you may have noticed a warning telling you to close your antivirus software before you proceed. Why do you have to do that? And should you do that at all? Keep reading to find out! Why software asks you to do this Most software that edits low-level parts of your system - like the parts you interact with on a daily basis - will ask you to disable antivi

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Targeted Malware Attacks on Small Business Tripled in 2012

Targeted Malware Attacks on Small Business Tripled in 2012

Small businesses often consider themselves immune to the virus problems facing other people. After all, it seems like most viruses either target big corporations with hundreds of millions of dollars of assets at play, or they target the individual consumer with credit card info on their computer. Well, it looks like small business owners are no longer immune from the world’s virus attacks –

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The Story About a Trojan Virus That Stole $46.5 Million in a Heist of Epic Proportions

The Story About a Trojan Virus That Stole $46.5 Million in a Heist of Epic Proportions

Your computer has probably been infected with a virus before. You may have noticed a few annoying pop-up advertisements appear on your screen. Or, your computer may have simply started to slow down. But those problems pale in comparison to the recent case of a Eurograbber Trojan virus that stole 36 million Euros (about $46.5 million) from the bank accounts of thousands of Europeans. How it wor

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Want to Protect Your Computer From Phishing Attacks? Use Internet Explorer 10 or Chrome

Want to Protect Your Computer From Phishing Attacks? Use Internet Explorer 10 or Chrome

Phishing attacks are bad. Everybody can agree on that (except the hackers who make a living from phishing). But if you want to protect yourself from being exploited, antivirus software generally can’t help. Only a few of today’s antivirus programs offer phishing protection. And even these programs can be frighteningly lax in terms of detecting and warning users about phishing attacks. So

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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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