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Why can I not send a picture to my friend ?? I had been doing this most time . I have all the antivirus software to protect me . first it was google to read there antvirus claim Okay

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Is the picture too big. If it is, the email client will not allow it to go through. Check the properties and see what the size is. Does it give you an error? What email client are you using: outlook,Outlook express?

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Great solution for you..Send upto 99mb data with email using www.yousendit.com 
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Running slow pop ups all the time


You more than likely have an infection. The problem is, removing an infection is a lot easier said than done. While your computer is running, so is the virus. And it would be like attempting to delete a picture, while you're looking at the picture. The computer will yell at you and tell you the file is in use. There are tons of guides on the internet as to how to easily remove a virus, but I will give you the short of it. If you don't have any antivirus active protection; Microsoft Security Essentials is free and pretty good. Download and install that. MalwareBytes and Spybot S&D (Search and destroy) are both fantastic at virus removal, but don't have active protection.
Download the three of these, install them, then restart your computer. As it is turning on, press F8 and then navigate to Safe Mode. Run all three scanners (not at the same time, and you might have to restart in between) and your computer should be much better off if this was the case. If this doesn't do much for your situation, at least you now have active antivirus protection.
Lastly you need to be VERY careful about the popups. Many of them advertise that your computer is infected and to buy "their" antivirus software. The problem is, that software is a scam and you will lose your money. And remember when you have big issues like running slow with popups all the time, you can always take it to a local tech shop if you're not comfortable with doing the work yourself. However this kind of repair can cost up to about $200.

Mar 27, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to protect from Keylogger


Keyloggers also known as key Stroke recorders are the softwares that can record the key strokes.These are Used in phishing websites to steal your username and password.These keylogger can also be installed on a computer and they can send usernames and passwords using your Internet connection.You can protect yourself using this tips & tricks.<br /><br />1.Enable Your Firewall:-<br /><br />Firewalls donot stop the keyloggers from entering into your PC But hey can help in stopping the keyloggers from sending your information.It is always recommended that you install a good firewall software to protect your computer from unauthorized access.By default Microsoft windows firewall is enabled.<br /><br />2.Use Good Antivirus Software And Avoid Downloading cracked Softwares:-<br /><br />Use good antivirus softwares like Norton,mcafee or use the free ones like Avg,Avast,Avira.They certainly provide a lot of protection against keylogger.Also avoid using torrents as much as you can because torrents is the hub of viruses and home of hackers.<br /><br />How to Foll Keyloggers<br /><br />If you believe that their is a keylogger in your system then you can do the following things to protect yourself<br /><br />1.Instead of typing your username and password using your keyboard type it using On Screen Keyboard.On Windows Platform it can be opened By typing osk in run. Or you can take it from Start-&gt;All Programes-&gt;Accessories-&gt;Accessibility-On screen keyboard<br /><br />2.Type 2-3 random characters in your password field and then select it using your mouse,Now type your real password.This will add the random characters in front of the password recorded by keylogger and the keylogger is fooled by you for sending wrong password.<br /><br />3.Keylogger runs in the background.Always check out for suspicious processes using task manger and end them.

on Mar 15, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Malware Part 2: Malware Detection and Removal


In Malware Part 1: Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Adware, we discussed the different Malicious Software types. The reason why we started with the description of each type is for us to be able to identify the right type of infection we have on our computer and be able to do the right steps of removal.
Let us start with the easiest one to detect, Spyware and Adware. As was discussed from part 1, for us to know that we have these two types of malware, is first, if we get popup messages, Normally advertisements. If we get a lot of messages like asking us to purchase a software, most of the time Anti-virus software that are unknown to us. Another way to detect this is if our system has significantly slowed down. Spywares have these effect on the computer. The reason why it slows the computer down is because of the processes that it takes to spy on your computer. So if you have those two things then most likely you are already infected by any of these two types.
The next one are worms. Worms are a bit tricky because there are still a lot of types but if we know some signs to watch out for then we will be able to know that our computer is already infected. Worms most of the time slow down the computer as well. Much like the spyware, worms search your computer for traces of data it could use to be able to transmit itself, like email addresses, network IP adresses that you have previously connected to, websites and sometimes even chat IDs. It slows down not only the computer but also your network connection since it would try to send a lot of email copies of itself, or even try to locate different computers in the network and scan for their vulnerabilities. If your computer is significantly slow when connecting to even another computer in the network then this may be the cause. Another way for you to detect if you have a worm, specially an email worm, is if you are using a standalone email software and also when you noticed your family and friends telling you that you have been sending them lots of mail, mostly spam, without you knowing. The worst way to discover this is when your ISP calls you up that you are eating a lot of bandwidth or that your computer has been sending a lot of spam mail, again without you knowing, and tells you that unless you put a stop to it they will disconnect you.
You will be able to detect a virus if you noticed also that your system is slow, that you have a hard time doing a particular task on the computer like opening certain programs. Also, you suddenly find that your hard drive is taking a lot of space and there are tons and tons of unknown folders in your computer that suddenly appeared. Also aside from that, your Flash drives also appear to be full all the time. There are no popups. This is particularly hard to detect. Most viruses would be noticeable only after a few days, weeks, or even months after infection, which most likely would lead to the damage of the operating system or other software that would require you to do a complete reinstallation of your operating system.
And, last but not the least, Trojans. Trojans very much like viruses are hard to detect as these malware is specifically made to be stealthy. You will sometimes see some slowdown on the computer but most of the time your computer would run as it would be. It would take a lot of time before you notice one. Most common trojans are keyloggers. Would be hackers would try to install these software into your computer to be able to steal your passwords or any other information that they could use against you. The best way to detect these malware is to be aware of the programs you have personally installed on your computer and also the original programs installed on it. You could go to the System Configuration Utility (Start > Run > msconfig) to check each of the startup programs from there.
Now, we go to the basic removal of viruses. The main important thing with these malicious software is that as soon as we suspect that our computers are infected, we need to scan and remove them right away. The longer it takes for us to remove these malicious software, the worse the computer gets and the harder for us to remove them. Which, as i have said, would often lead to the full reinstallation of the operating system and loss of valuable data.
Here are some basic steps that we could take to remove these malicious software:
1) Clear your temporary internet files and cache. Go to control panel and click on internet settings. From there click on the general tab and click on delete under history. Clear everything.
2) Stop some startup applications first. Go to start > run. Type in "msconfig" then click on OK. Click on the services tab and put a mark on "Hide all Microsoft Services" then click disable all. Next, go to the startup tab and uncheck everything except for your antivirus software. When you are done click on "Apply" then "OK". It would ask you to do a restart then click restart. The reason why we need to disable some startup applications is that viruses would normally hide on the startups and services. Disabling them would help with the removal once the antivirus scans the system.
3) On restart, Scan the whole system. Make sure that you have a legitimate antivirus software that has been updated and is not expired. Most people would ask me, do i really need an antivirus software? Do I really need to purchase these? What antivirus software do you recommend? The answer to these questions are Yes, Yes, and Any one would do. Everyone needs an antivirus software. Everyone gets infection from time to time specially if we go online all the time and if we like to share digital media like usb Flashdrives.
Without the antivirus software your computer is wide open and most likely to be attacked and damaged by malware. Now we do not want just any free antivirus software. Even though being free seems good enough most people do not know that free softwares have their downsides. Specially for antivirus software. Most, if not all, free antivirus software would update their customer's copy with a week old data update. This means that when you are getting an update for malware it is most likely a week old already. Most likely unable to detect the latest malware. Some of the antivirus software would also include that information on their License Agreement. This gives an advantage to those who purchase the software.
Would you need two or more? No. You only need one. Adding another antivirus software does not increase your chances of blocking malware from infecting the computer. It would even, most of the time, cause more problems to have two or more antivirus software since they would normally conflict with each other. So to choose which one is the best, I would say that any of these well-known antivirus software would do. All antivirus software is not actually a 100% guarantee that you are protected. There is still a small percentage or chance to get infected when 1) you do not upgrade the software regularly and 2) when you get infected by a very new malware that has not been detected by the antivirus companies yet. They would need some time to get a copy of the malware and dissect the code to get a proper detection schema and deletion process.
4) Scan your system thoroughly. Most people would scan the system files only. I suggest that if you suspect infection is to scan the whole computer. It would take a lot of time specially if you already have a lot of files on the computer but it is worth the wait. Do not be tempted to use the computer while doing the scan. Sometimes without us knowing we add another virus to the system, in a folder that was already scanned by our antivirus.
5) If you get popups, take note of the popup messages. The names of these popup messages would be very helpful at times. Search in google for a removal for that specific popup. Run the removal tool and you will be free from that popup.
In summary, these are the basics of malware removal: We first disable startups that would most of the times include the virus. Disabling the startups would stop reoccurrence. Update your antivirus and then Scan the whole system.
In the next part, Malware Part 3: Defense, Protection and Prevention, we will be discussing some ways for us to defend, protect and prevent our system from being infected by these malware.

on May 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How can I remove a virus?


Ok. To remove a virus, use some verified software that can be downloaded open source (free!) at no cost. Just download the software, then click scan. Here are my list of recommended software + price (Search on Google):
PC Doctor (Free version free, paid version more protection) AVG Antivirus (Same with PC Doctor) Avast! Antivirus (Paid) Symantec (Paid) Norton Antivirus (Paid)

Feb 04, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I keep getting a virus alert and when I ask to remove viruses it brings me to a page to buy virus protection. I already have virus protection on Windows. What can I do to resolve this annoying problem...


You are infected with a Trojan or Malware. The pop-ups are bogus.. You are only infected with the product they are trying to sell you. What is the name of the Virus Protection they are trying to sell you? First thing to do is restart your computer in Safe Mode and run all your security scans. See it they find the culprit.If not post back,

Sep 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Computer Maintenance


You may not realize it, but your computer and your car have something in common: they both need regular maintenance. No, you don't need to change your computer's oil. But you should be updating your software, keeping your antivirus subscription up to date, and checking for spyware. Read on to learn what you can do to help improve your computer's security.

Getting started

Here are some basics maintenance tasks you can do today to start improving your computer's security. Be sure you make these part of your ongoing maintenance as well.

* Sign up for software update e-mail notices. Many software companies will send you e-mail whenever a software update is available. This is particularly important for your operating system, your antivirus program, and your firewall.

* Register your software. If you still have send them in. And be sure to register new software in the future. This is another way for the software manufacturer to alert you when new updates are available.

* Install software updates immediately. When you get an update notice, download the update immediately and install it. (Remember, downloading and installing are two separate tasks.)

An ounce of prevention

A few simple steps will help you keep your files safe and clean.

* Step 1: Update your software
* Step 2: Backup your files
* Step 3: Use antivirus software and keep it updated
* Step 4: Change your passwords

Developing ongoing maintenance practices

Now that you've done some ground work,, it's time to start moving into longer term maintenance tasks. These are all tasks that you should do today (or as soon as possible) to get started. But for best results, make these a part of a regular maintenance schedule. We recommend setting aside time each week to help your computer secure.

* Back up your files. Backing up your files simply means creating a copy of your computer files that you can use in the even the originals are lost. (Accidents can happen.) To learn more read our tips for backing up information.

* Scan your files with up to date antivirus software. Use your antivirus scan tool viruses and worms. Also, check your antivirus program's user manual to see if you can schedule an automatic scan of your computer. To learn more, read our tips for reducing your virus risk.

* Change your passwords. Using the same password increases the odds that someone else will discover it. Change all of your passwords regularly (we recommend monthly) to reduce your risk. Also, choose your passwords carefully. To learn more, read our tips for creating stronger passwords.

Making a schedule

One of the best ways to help protect your computer is to perform maintenance regularly. To help you keep track, we suggest making a regular "appointment" with your computer. Treat it like you would any other appointment. Record it in your datebook or online calendar, and if you cannot make it, reschedule. Remember, you are not only helping to improve your computer, you are also helping to protect your persoanl information.

Good luck!

on Jan 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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What is Antivirus software?


If you google "Antivirus Software", you will get a lot of sites. They also explain the different things they protect your computer against, i.e. trojan viruses, worms, spyware, and the like. It's a good thing to have, and you have a lot of options of different ones to try, and buy.

Jul 10, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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Contrast100 do not disappear from my monitor screen


Its a virus.
You need to run these 3 essential programs to remove all the spyware on your computer.

If you do not have an internet security suit and only an anti virus
1. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
2. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!
3. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot or Superantispyware
Use Mozilla firefox or the google chrome browser for browsing unsafe websites

Install ThreatFire.ThreatFire, features innovative real-time behavioral protection technology that provides powerful standalone protection or the perfect complement to traditional signature-based antivirus programs offers unsurpassed protection against both known and unknown zero-day viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, buffer overflows, spyware, adware and other malware.
Run an online virus scan like Trend Micro HouseCall,F-Secure Online Virus Scanner etc etc
update your software by running
Secunia Online Software Inspector
Install a good antivirus in your computer.
Keep your antivirus updated. If automatic updates are available, configure your antivirus to use them.
Keep your permanent antivirus protection enabled at all times.

Jul 21, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Sony HDD patch?


just type in google MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 11 pAtch free download. then you will see the sites offering the free download take note, that you must first open your antivirus software to protect and detect if there is a malware/virus on the file.

May 11, 2009 | PC Desktops

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After i install norton antivirus protection, my computer runs very slow .can you please help?


Hi,

That is usually the case. Norton eats up a lot of resources. If it is slowing the computer too much, either uninstall it, turn off real time protection or get more RAM for your PC.

May 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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