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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 do not follow any links Security shield suggest!  Malware does not have the ability to detect nor remove threats. Not only is Security Shield 2011 incapable detecting or removing malware/spyweare, it can harm your system by editing registry entries. Security Shield …

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 UK received a £3m fine for incorrectly billing more than 65,000 customers for services they had not received.   LANDLINE COMPLAINTS TalkTalk – 0.8 complaints per 1,000 customers BT Retail – 0.25 BSkyB – 0.25 Virgin Media – 0.15   …

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 one the biggest threats to computer security, whether in residential or business environments.   Typical attacks Computer Viruses/Malware in the form of rouge software, such as fake-anti virus programs that look real and tell the victim to pay money for …

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 your friend or colleague. Messages such as “You look funny in this new video” and “You look just awesome in this new movie” leads straight to the virus. When you’re on a social networking site, pay close attention to executables …

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 is a new version of the full Windows 7 desktop operating system. The first is very simple and consumer optimised, and competes with tablets like Apple’s iPad and Google Android tablets. The other is the operating system for power users …

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 fast.

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 virus application to suit various countries where they want to get as many victims as they can. So, this time they chose Great Britain as the platform for spreading their virus and reaching their goals. If your system is contaminated …

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 of characters”, the firm’s chief technical officer, told. Cutearcade.com – the most visited site affected with more than 12.500 infection reports. Trojan from the site had redirected users to linuxstabs.com, a known distribution point for malware. Cutearcade.com’s owner did not respond …

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 at least one organisation in the energy sector, according to Symantec. “Threats with such destructive payloads are unusual and are not typical of targeted attacks,” Symantec wrote on its security response blog on Friday. “Security response is continuing to analyse this threat …

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 for. This beautiful app has been around since late 2009 and has served over 100 million files since its inception. IT ALLOWS YOU TO SEND FILES UP TO 2GB IN SIZE. AND THE BEST PART? IT’S FREE AND NO REGISTRATION …

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 help from skype customer support by clicking on the following link: http://support.skype.com/en/support_request? To protect yourself from Skype scams and malware we suggest avoiding the most famous ones: 1. Click fraud that imitates a legitimate user. 2. The infamous ‘lol is …

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 8 is inferior to windows 7 in terms of security and protection of your pc. The newest windows comes with a built in anti-virus which you can download from the web for free. This is good news for the consumers, but …

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 the computer repair service costs will in such cases be a great deal higher on account of the bigger quantity of work concerned in fixing the machine. No Standard Costs At the same time it must also be mentioned that …

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 use websites which use it. It takes up a lot of space on your hard drive. IT is suggested to avoid installing it and wait until you need it. Microsoft mainly created it to rival with Adobe’s Flash, however it …

Browser Test – Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox

A few years ago browsers were essentially limited to the function just display text and images from the net, now they have developed into an indispensable all-rounders. Word processing, video streaming, video telephony, data storage, image editing – now they form the gateway to the world of infinite possibilities. Instead of locally installed software take over more and more web services. But which browser you drive the most? Computer repair London presents the three most important.   Microsoft Internet Explorer v 10 The latest version of Internet Explorer passes Real-check. The new browser version is able to store the dusty image of the “old” Internet Explorer for good. With Flash …

Which browser you’re using?

An easy way to identify which web browser you are using is by recognizing the header, or top of the browser. Compare your browser to the images below. Internet Explorer If you can see this logo – you have a big problem. You need to update your windows and browser ASAP. This web browser does not support many modern features. And it is very unsafe for your computer. If you are still using this browser – just stop and update it first. If you cannot update your IE, just use another one like chrome or Firefox. This browser is no longer supported. It evolved to Microsoft edge. Mozilla Firefox If …

The manufacturer of anti-virus software McAfee recorded in the second quarter of 2013 under a Android malware up 35 percent

Due to the open structure of Android is much more vulnerable to malware than the mobile operating systems from Microsoft or Apple. Similarly, the proliferation of malicious programs is significantly higher than on iOS or Windows Phone. The manufacturer of McAfee anti-virus software now gives concrete numbers to the amount of malware apps on Android. Thus, dissemination of harmful programs under the Google’s mobile operating system had increased by 35 percent in the second quarter of 2013. The types of malware are varied, ranging from theft of banking data via expensive SMS services to Trojans, which can be used for espionage. Vincent Weafer, SVP at McAfee Labs, already recognizes a …

Final Windows 8.1 will be widely available after October

Microsoft is the final release of Windows 8 .1 probably deliver in October to consumers. Also TechNet and MSDN subscribers will not receive the update sooner, not like Windows 8 shortly after the release to manufacturing (RTM) in August. The reports ZDNet blogger and expert on Microsoft Mary Jo Foley, citing one of their most reliable informants. Thus, the software giant, Windows 8.1 withhold after its completion until about mid-October plans. At this appointment is 8.1 go on sale the first new hardware with Windows. In the case of Windows 8, the first on the RTM status Reached August 2012, Microsoft had started in mid-August so to distribute the OS …

Windows 8.1 update available from 18 of October. So what’s new?

From 18th October windows 8.1 update and standalone version will be officially available. Windows 8 has been selling worst than expected. With windows 8.1 Microsoft hopes to redeem glory days back. This Windows update will be largest for this OS version. We will introduce some new functions, overview disabled features and give few tips for update installation.   New for Windows 8.1 Windows 8 was more tablet friendly instead of a regular desktop PC. With 8.1 update start button has arrived again! This was missing by many users in previous version. But it works a bit differently. By pressing it you are returned to controversial start tile surface. And only …

The 10 Things You Absolutely Must Know How to Do With Your Computer

Not everyone’s a professional – but most of us rely on computers for all sorts of things, from connecting with friends and family to running a home business. And here’s the thing. We all know some of the stuff we ought to do to keep our laptops and PCs running smoothly, securely and quickly – but how many of us know it all? We’ve put together a list of the top 10 maintenance tricks every computer user should have a handle on. Check it out. If you’re the sort of person who gets flustered by tech talk you’ll never have to worry about expensive repairs again. And if you’re that …