MyWebSearch and Other Spyware and Toolbars

How does spyware get into your computer?

Over the years I have fixed literally hundreds of computers and I usually find that their homepages have been replaced by MyWebSearch or other search engines, or that a number of useless toolbars have been embedded into their browsers. But where does this kind of spyware come from?

Most of the time, spyware gets into your computer whenever you download and install free games or other free programs. When downloading any free software (even Java, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader) be sure to read all of the pages and prompts carefully. Most often you will see something else “pre-checked” to be installed into your browser automatically. Unless you specifically “un-check” the box that wants to install the excess software, it will install along with the actual software that you wanted. Overall, it’s very sneaky and subtle, and you may miss it if you install things in a hurry.

This hub describes a number of well-known spyware sources that I have encountered while cleaning up people’s computers, make note of them and beware!

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How To Remove Bloodhound Exploit 196?

What is the Bloodhound Exploit 196? If you search McAfee, you will see that it is not even one of the top tracked viruses by them, but on the Internet, you will notice that a lot of users are getting frustrated by the 196. It is a persistent virus that is able to survive the deletion by antivirus software. You can still easily remove it like any other computer viruses but you just have to delete all traces of it at one go. The survivor tactics by the Bloodhound.Exploit.196 is neither new nor innovative, it has been used by many other viruses but it continues to fool computer users to this day.

The Bloodhound.Exploit.196 is a heuristic detection for files attempting to exploit the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Multiple Arbitrary Code Execution and Security Vulnerabilities (BID 27641) or the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Collab ‘getIcon()’ JavaScript Method Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (BID 34169). This information is from Symantec if you would like to read more.

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How To Remove Google Redirect Virus?

Remove Google redirect virus was foremost on my mind the other day when my computer was infected by this virus. It was changing all the search results whenever I search for anything on google to malicious sites and it had been opening pop-ups to unrelated sites. It is extremely frustrating, to say the least and the google redirect virus makes it almost impossible to use the Internet.

Removing the Google Redirect virus can be quite frustrating. Most antivirus protection cannot detect the google redirect and it keeps changing your search results, making it impossible to research methods for removal. Try searching for “google redirect removal” and you will still see malicious websites in the search results. You may also get error messages such as “DCOM server protocol launcher server terminated”. You are probably using another computer right now to find the solution to solve your problem.

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AVG Virus Protection : One of the Best Free Antivirus Software

The best antivirus software is available on different reviews especially on the internet. The AVG virus protections enjoy a favourable rating on most online review and antivirus related forums. Some of the factors used in deciding the best antivirus software in forums and review websites include; relative ease or difficulty of usage, ability to update without slowing down your computer significantly, ability to detect virus and malware attacks immediately, ability to maximize its firewall, ability to remove malwares and viruses permanently and the number of antivirus accessories that accompany the antivirus software.

Free Anti Virus Software

It is difficult to declare a particular antivirus as the best antivirus software because they all have their pros and cons; it depends on the relative friendliness and effectiveness of the antivirus software for different operating systems. There are several tips that can actually help all computer users determine the best antivirus system for their computers; first and foremost, you can consider any free antivirus especially if you rarely connect your computer to the internet.

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How To Get Rid Of A Virus. And Protect Your System From Malwares

Using a computer nowadays exposes you to a lot of possible hazards and risks from the online world. There are a lot of different Trojans, viruses, malwares that are created daily, with the intention to either create chaos in your computer, take over your computer or steal information from you. We could either deal with it by switching off our computer system, cutting all connections to the Internet or we could just manage the risks by adopting some safe practices that can protect us and help us to avoid the threats in the first place.

Of course, turning off our computer or cutting off our connection is unthinkable for many of us. We live and breathe off our computer and need it for our work, entertainment and just simply for the sake of it. Although that would have been the easier approach towards eliminating risk from the online world, the downside of not being able to surf the web, download stuffs and even using facebook is not actually what we dream off when we first thought of the potential risks from the Internet.

To enjoy a less risky environment when we connect to the Internet, there are some simple guidelines that we should stick to. First of all, we should always ensure that we have antivirus firewall software installed on our computers. This is the most basic step that anyone should take, even if you really like to throw caution to the wind, I would still say that you should install an antivirus firewall software so that you would not have to deal with the hassle of reinstalling your entire system when it crashes due to a Trojan that you accidentally brought home during one of your trips to the latest torrent sites. At the very least, an antivirus protection will reduce the pain when your system is infected by viruses or malware.

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