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Emotet

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Remove a Virus from a USB using CMD

Viruses change the attributes of a file or folder, such as the read, write, or execute permission, making such files or folders extremely hard to access. In order to recover a file, we can change the attributes...

Windows 7 Recovery (Spyware)

I recently encountered a spyware/virus infection on a Windows 7 PC that was quite interesting. It was entitled Windows 7 Recovery. At first the spyware makes you think that your hard drive has failed and that y...

Happy birthday, computer viruses!

Creeper, the world’s first computer virus, was created in 1971.  Twenty years later, there were still only about 1300 viruses around the ‘net.  Today, forty years after Creeper, there are over 200 m...

Malware Terminology

The Information Technology world has a definite jargon of its own, which can be confusing to both the end users and (sometimes) to the IT people themselves. One of our biggest problems these days is Malware (ma...

Certain Key Words in Searches Attract Malware

Have you ever gone on the web and searched for “free stuff?” I know I have quite a bit, and did not realize the risk I was putting myself in. According to a study done by McAfee released in September of 2010, y...

Social Viruses

The other day, an acquaintance had sent me an email with the following content: How to protect your e-mail address book A computer repairman says this is like having gold. This is a good thing. I learned a...