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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mocospace and virus problems in its chatroom and my solution

Seems that Mocospace has a virus that lurks in the chatroom from what I have been reading. Its a nasty virus that not only disables your norton or your mcfee virus protection it will not let you do a system restore unless you know how to get around it.

Ok if your a windows 7 user you will need to login to your user account but you must act quickly before the virus program runs. Click the windows icon at the bottom and type in msconfig

This will take you to the start up boot menu. Click the start tab and disable all. You will then be able to go to your systems tools by going to systems tools and go to restore to previous location. Once you did that you will want to download Malywarebytes which they offer a free tool to download. Run the program to clean the residue left behind by the virus.

Next you will want to run your Norton Antivius or any other antivirus program to make sure it picked up anything that was left behind.

Let me know if this helps or if you have a different solution to your antivirus problem.

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Monday, November 08, 2010

Protect your IP address from Hackers program.

A friend of mine told me about this software that protects your computer's ip address. Your IP address can allow people to collect what your doing online.

Anyway the program is called peerblock. Its a free program to use so check it out.

Peerblock your IP

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Free antivirus is it really worth it?

My opinion of a free antivirus for those who don't want to spend the money. This is my review.

If your looking for a good free antivirus program then look no further then AVG. AVG antivirus is a good antivirus to do basic surfing on the web. It pretty much catches and protects your computer about 90 percent of the time but what you get is what you pay for right? Free ..

Anyway If your on a budget and need an antivirus program until you get a real one download AVG its a quick way to protect yourself online. Just be sure you add a firewall to your computer if you have a laptop. On my next blog I will talk a little more what firewall is and why you need one for your computer.

Anyway AVG is not paying me to write this but just my experience using the software. It worked good for me in college but I still would recommend getting a good antivirus program which will be a future topic where I will discuss what antivirus program I suggest and what others have to say about anti-virus software.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Stores with Wi Fi can it they be compromised by a hacker?

A few days ago they ran a news bit on how some cafes and stores that have wi fi for customers to use as a public hot spot.

 Lately I have been hearing from friends that credit card theft has been an issue. I had a cousin who had 5000 taken from her account and it wasn't stopped by her bank. She made a credit card purchase at her grocery store and then a few days later it showed up on her card with a negative.

My girl friend's friend said her bank called her that a credit card purchase was made in the UK when she was in her own town.

Anyway my point is for those who have public wi fi and take credit card purchase is to put their credit card line on a separate line from the public wi fi. Sometimes I feel that most of these crimes are not done online but offline when you go to restaurants or gas stations or another place is ATMS.

Shop safe as always.