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Virus forces people to uninstall their antivirus

In a press releases Symantec warns that the rogue AV Antivirus will give users a warning telling that there is a problem with their antivirus software. It will force them to remove it immediately. The rogue will display a “security” message: Uncertified [can be any antivirus program] software detected on your computer You need to remove {can be any antivirus program] software for correct operation of the Antivirus. Attention: If …

Be Careful of Tune up Programs

With a good number of cleanup and tune up programs available throughout the internet, it is important to be careful what you download and run on your computer… In today’s market, there are tons of free “Cleanup Programs” out there. How do you know which ones are legit and which one’s really work? That is a tough question because we have tested various ones.We have found that majority of these …

Protect Your Laptop From Overheating

Heat build up in every laptop is a problem. Actually laptops should not be used on your bed becouse this blocks off the cool air intake. Heat is the ultimate death in all electronics, more so in laptops. Follow these simple tips to keep your laptops cool, and prolong the life of the laptop & hard drive in general. Purchase a USB cooling fan pad for your laptop This elevates …

Google warns computer users infected with spyware

While performing routine maintenance Google discovered unusual patterns of activity. They were able to determine this corresponded to a group of users that had been infected with spyware. Google has been showing a warning message at the top of search results to affected users. Notification has already been shown to hundreds of thousands of users. They estimate that at least a couple million PCs running Windows are infected by this …

Max My Speed Dot Com – Don’t Do It – Scam

Another advertisement for on line pc computer repair on TV tonight – MaxMySpeed.com, using there paid software. Decided to check this site with clean running, no problem laptop here. This laptop just had it’s hard drive replaced, and Windows 7 operating system installed just the day before, running better than new, with no problems. MaxMySpeeds […]   Max My Speed Dot Com Another advertisement for on line pc computer repair …

Why Use Cloud Computing Services

Some of the best computing companies provide cloud services, such as Apple’s MobileMe and iWork, or Google Apps, that allow you to access email, contacts, calendar, photos, movies, documents, backed-up items and more via the internet. With cloud services you can connect at home, work or on the go via a laptop, desktop, smartphone or other handheld device. Plus, you can sync up all those computers and devices to access …

Security Shield 2011 Rogueware

Security Shield 2011 is the latest fake anti spyware program. With the help of trojan, fake various websites and spam emails it pretends to be anti spyware program that can get rid of variuos”viruses” from your computer. Once installed it will display false system security warnings and then will prompt you to buy a “full” version of this program to remove threats that don’t even exist. Do not buy anything and …

Top UK broadband complaints list

The most complained internet and phone services provider is TalkTalk. From April to June, it topped the list of angry customers, while Virgin Media attracted fewest complaints. However, TalkTalk had got better since last year. In mobile internet, the most complaints were about three (3). O2 was the least complained about. By last year reports, TalkTalk and three (3) were most problematic companies too. Last year TalkTalk and its Tiscali …

The Social networking – threat to computer Security

Computer repair engineers know too well about the security threats in the cyber world. Virus and malware removal is usually on the most required services for computer repair businesses. There are a number of hardware and software tools that are designed to create a strong of protection against bad guys. While these tools are necessary, there is one element that they still can’t protect computer – the human element. Social networking is …

How to avoid facebook virus

Facebook virus spreads further. The Facebook virus is typically spread through an email or a wall post from one your Facebook friends. Viruses such as Koobface hack into one of your friend’s Facebook accounts and may send you the following messages: “You’ve been caught on a hidden camera,” or “You just look awesome in this new video.” How to avoid it ? DON’T CLICK THE MESSAGE! Even if it is from …

How Windows 8 will look like

Windows 8 OS will be launched in fall 2012, based on off-the-cuff executive statements and leaked schedules. Microsoft insists that all Windows 7 apps will run in Windows 8, and that any machine that can run Windows 7 can run Windows 8. Windows 8 will have two different sides. Is a tablet operating system, with the tile Metro style user interface like one in Windows Phone 7.5 mango. And it …

Chrome Overtakes Firefox by grabbing 26% of global market

Google Chrome has surpassed Mozilla Firefox and become the second most used Web browser in the world. According to Web analytics company StatCounter Chrome took 25.7 percent of the worldwide market. And now it is a second most used Web browser after Internet Explorer. Anyway Microsoft’s Internet Explorer maintains a strong lead with 40.63 % globally (50.66 % in the United States), but both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox declining …

Metropolitan Police virus warning

“METROPOLITAN POLICE” Attention! Illegal activity was revealed! DON’T PAY – IT’S A VIRUS !!! This is the fake virus warning which has nothing to do with the Metropolitan Police of Great Britain. This is just the next fraudulent way developed by hackers to collect money from computer users. This virus requires you to immediately send the payment in order to restore control over your infected computer. Cyber criminals change their …

Malware spreads via children’s gaming websites

Hackers are increasingly targeting child focused gaming websites, according to a leading anti-virus firm. Anti virus company says it detected malware threats at more than 50 sites that contained “game” or “arcade” in their title. These pages tried to download Javascript infections, redirectors and potentially unwanted software. “These are sites with mini-games, including flash applications and simple online apps – one example is software that allows girls to dress and change the clothes …

Shamoon malware infects computers, steals data, then wipes them

This piece of malware that steals files from infected machines, then makes the computers useless by overwriting their master boot record. Security researchers are investigating a piece of destructive malware that has the ability to overwrite the master boot record of a computer, and which they suspect is being used in targeted attacks against specific companies. Shamoon, which is also known as Disttrack, is being used in targeted attacks against …

Share big Files with WeTransfer

If you’ve been using the web over the past decade you’ll remember how difficult it used to be to send large files to people online. Either your file’s size wasn’t supported by the service you chose or the upload would time out. Since then, our ISP bandwidths have increased and so have our file sharing needs. Does an large file transfer service exist?   WeTransfer is the answer you’re looking …

All About Skype Scams and Malware

If you have been scammed on Skype you know there are people who are just desperate enough to ruin your day. If done correctly you can stop these scammers from abusing the internet. Computer Repair suggests that you report and block those scammers to pusnish them and do a favour for other people as they will get banned from skype eventually. If you had been victimized you can as for …

Advantages and Disadvantages of having windows 8

You may have already know about and seen Windows 8, but how does it stand compared to windows 7? Computer Repair will show you raw facts and differences between the two operating sytems created by Microsoft.   START SCREEN The first things you will notice is the new Start Screen which looks like the home screen of windows phones and tablets,many people prefer the windows 7 over 8 in this case. SECURITY Windows …

Do You Ask Yourself What Kind Of Computer Repair Service Cost Is Affordable?

If you own a computer then you must definitely be asking yourself what the most cost-effective computer repair service costs are. There are many answers to your query and each answer will rely on a number of factors which will definitely also mean taking into consideration the age of your computer ; if your computer is so old that repairing it’ll turn out to be terribly hard and boring then …

Update it or not. Annoying Microsoft Silverlight browser update

Microsoft Silverlight is windows counterpart of Adobe Flash Player the dominant standard for multimedia Web applications. It is not used very often on the web as Flash is the standard. Only a very few websites use Silverlight, with the most popular being Netflix. Most people install it as Microsoft keeps pushing it to you with new updates and other sources.   Silverlight is probably unnecessary for you if you don’t …