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Monday, July 09, 2012

Internet block out by malware.

A few days ago the FBI  had warned infected computers would be blocked from accessing the internet.

A virus or malware installed on unsuspecting computers still could hold a threat on your personal information.

If you feel your computer may be at risk here is the yahoo article I found today which has a few links on where to get help.

Yahoo article on malware

Just a note on the yahoo article it points you to a website which is a .org but it seems the site has been disable or something.

Good news is that there are a few links that do work which will determine if your DNS record has been changed by malware.

Norton crimeware eraser tool

FBI website - what to look for if you feel your computer is infected.

According to what I have been reading online it seems that this is a really nasty one to get ride of on your computer.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Protect your computer tips

One of the most common things I have seen over and over with friends and family computers is the lack of security for their computer. What I mean by this is that most if not all people have some type of antivirus protection but they lack one thing I have seen. What I have seen what most people lack is a firewall for their computer.

A firewall essentially is the gatekeeper which checks to see what information is being sent or what information is coming into the computer. This meaning if a would be hacker finds your IP address they can gain access.

Get a firewall for you computer.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

More tips on securing your computer

3) Do not download programs that you are unfamiliar. This is one of the easiest ways that malicious programs can gain access to your passwords and any other information you are browsing online.

4) Change your passwords at least 6 months or a year.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Tips on how to secure your computer.

Tip number one is never share your password with anyone. Its very easy to share with a family or friend but if you have sensitive information it may be a away a hacker can gain access to your computer.

Second tip never use the same password for every account. The worst thing you can happen is one password is compromised all your accounts are venerable.

Stay tune for more security tips