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How to Remove a Virus from Your Computer

If you have used a computer long enough, then you have probably had a virus infect your computer at some point. You know how annoying and potentially dangerous they can be to your PC and you wish you knew how to remove a computer virus. There are many ways to take care of this problem, but only a few of them are really good. Using a high quality antivirus program will provide you with the best defense against computer viruses.…

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What is a Trojan Virus?

In many cases, it is difficult to tell if your computer is infected with a virus. Computer viruses can look like harmless and useful programs, but actually contain code that can destroy data or install adware or spyware on your computer. Trojan viruses can be embedded in email attachments, programs that have been downloaded, or even through operating system vulnerabilities on your computer.…

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3 Ways to Protect Your Computer From Internet Viruses

We’ve all heard about the unimaginable havoc that can be wreaked on a computer, including loss of important documents, photos, and other files. This is why it is so important to take precautionary measures to be prepared and keep your computer safe from viruses, malware, and other harmful internet threats.

If you follow our three steps to protecting your computer, you can rest assured that you are prepared in advance.…

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Make your computer faster: Maintenance tips to speed up your PC

A computer’s speed gradually slows down linearly with use as times goes on.  Registry libraries expand, hard drives fill up, nefarious files sneak in, and the gears of our computers are not grinding as fast as the day we opened the box or maybe have even come to a halt.

Like cars, they must  be maintained to ensure usability and efficiency.  Don’t worry, though, maintaining a computer is less time consuming and wallet consuming.  There must be computer maintenance, so here are some tips to make your computer faster and more furious.

Maintenance

Update. Make sure your operating system and …

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Latest Symantec Report Warns of Increase in MBR Malware

According to the newly released August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report, there have been as many MBR (Master Boot Record) malware threats in the first 7 months of 2011 as there were in the past 3 years combined!

If you are unfamiliar with the name, MBR malware infects the area of your computer’s hard drive that is first run when you turn on your PC. For this reason, it’s also known as boot time malware.

A recent story by Security Week Magazine stated that in June, “Microsoft warned Windows users about a bootkit Trojan known as Popureb, touching off …

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