The real benefit of anti-virus protection is directly related to the consequences of not having anti-virus software. The internet is not a secure place by any means, and even the most tech-savvy users have a relatively high likelihood of downloading some form of malware or becoming the victim of an identity-stealing scam just by going online occasionally.
The word “hacker” derives from the seventeenth century word of a “lusty laborer” who harvested fields by dogged and rough swings of his hoe. Although the idea of “hacking” has existed long before the term “hacker”—with the most notable example of Lightning Ellsworth, it was not a word that the first programmers used to describe themselves. In fact, many of the first programmers were from engineering or physics backgrounds.
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Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, gain access to private computer systems, or display unwanted advertising. Malware is defined by its malicious intent, acting against the requirements of the computer user, and does not include software that causes unintentional harm due to some deficiency. The term badware is sometimes used, and applied to both true (malicious) malware and unintentionally harmful software.
In the first week of 2016, computer users are still troubled by different kind of computer threats from dubious sites. According to information by AVG, fake download pages and scam pages are still popular nowadays. Almost every computer green hand had the experience of being cheated by those sites. It is quite necessary to know how to avoid getting such online threats.
Be careful about fake Adobe Flash Player update
Many users have seen such a page pops up on their browsers frequently as a new tab or small windows. They are misled to think that such a update is necessary to get better browsing experience and installed the file downloaded from it. However, they have no idea that such a pop-up is actually an ad, it promotes installers of unwanted programs in the name of flash player update. The adware developers earn pay-per-download revenue. Users who get malware by installing the file will only receive more invitation of unwanted plugins and extensions, some of them can be installed even without your permission. It is a circle that malware in your PC brings more malware, and your computer performance and browsing experience are surely ruined. Continue reading
Surfcanyon.com is a search engine which looks like a normal one compare to Google, it has no annoying ads and shortcuts. However it is still not a ideal page to be kept as a start page. Actually, this search engine offers quite limited search results, it will only disappoint you if you expect to get good browsing experience. The spams and sponsored information fill the search results, try their best to promote related commercials every now and then. Though this page do not have banner ads and shortcuts, it will still redirect users and bring unwanted toolbars and bookmarks. It is not worthy to keep such an ineffective search page. If I were you, I prefer removing it before more computer problems are caused. Continue reading
screenshot of Safer Browser download page
Safer Browser Introduction
Even though the name sounds good and standard, Safer Browser is ironically not a program that will let users feel safe. No matter how this programs advertises itself on the download page, you should know that it is not a good choice to keep this programs since it will actually bring some problems to affect the computer performance. Continue reading
What is Bnud7nkk.com?
Bnud7nkk.com page is quite popular in recent days. Experienced users can distinguish that is page is not a suitable one to be used as a default search engine, because it has messy shortcuts. In fact, an effective search engine does not need such a complicated sorting catalogue. The unwanted information will only lead to unnecessary redirecting. Compared to common reputable search engines, this page is should be replaced without hesitation, however users may fail in trying to reset their browsers. This page is send by a browser hijacker in your computer, and you have to clean all the related threats to get rid of the annoying redirecting problems.