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Entries Tagged as 'Virus'

Removing and Cleaning up the Fake FBI scare warning

December 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Though this internet nasty has been around a while, it seems to have found a few new tricks for infecting your computers. It primarily prevents you from booting your computer up and has a wild accusation. This rootkit is simply a window that covers your entire screen and “alerts” you that the FBI has found […]

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Tags: Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus · Worms

It can happen to me, so it can happen to you

April 9th, 2012 · 3 Comments

So Saturday I get a strange email from my wife’s Yahoo account. One of those “Hello” in the subject and “I thought you would enjoy this link” messages. I immediately knew it was crapware. My wife has a netbook that she takes around and uses on open (free) wireless networks wherever she is. She also […]

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Tags: Malware · Security · Soap Box · Trojans · Virus

Securing your computers

March 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment

In the previous Weekly Geek article we talked about how to cleanup from a malware infection. This week I want to go over the general details of preventing one in the first place. 1. Run Windows updates (using a modern operating system such as Windows 7), all of the critical ones including Office updates but none […]

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Tags: Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus · Wireless · Worms

Rootkit and malware cleanup

December 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Kent will be on “The Gun Show” with Matt Canovi (KSGF 104.1 – Springfield) this Sunday (December 5th 2011) between 3:00 and 4:00, he will speaking about this topic and personal security with your technology. The show will also be avaliable as a podcast on Monday. You can listen via your computer at Lately we at IFix […]

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Tags: Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus

Mass SQL Injection leads to more Fake AV scares

May 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Here we go again, the Fake AV criminals have come up with a new attack, the SonicWALL research team has received reports of a mass SQL injection infecting millions of websites. It is likely that the back-end databases of these websites were compromised leading to this SQL injection. Malicious script codes were inserted and being served […]

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Tags: Malware · Security · Virus · Worms