Computer Viruses

Exploring Different Types Of Computer Malware: Viruses


A computer virus is any type of malicious code that needs some type of user interaction in order to be installed and replicated. This is the key point you want to remember. Computer viruses need the user...

Exploring Different Types Of Computer Malware: Trojans


A trojan, also referred to as a “trojan horse” or RAT (Remote Access Tool),  is a piece of seemingly harmless software that contains concealed malicious software. You click on it, install it, and everything seems OK. You...

How To Restore A Windows 10 File History Backup


A previous article focused on how to create a backup using Windows 10 File History. This article focuses on how to restore a Windows 10 File History backup. If you’ve turned on Windows 10 File History it...

How To Backup Your Files Using Windows 10 File History


A hard drive failure is what most people imagine when they think of a nightmare data loss scenario.  However, a hard drive failure is just one way to lose your data. You could just as easily experience...

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How To Reinstall Windows 10


Reinstalling Windows used to be a rather lengthy and involved process that sometimes took hours by the time you were done reinstalling your all your programs and copying your files. Well, times have changed. Windows 10 has...

Computer bots

Computer Bots, The Good And The Bad


Internet robots are known by a variety of names including spiders, crawlers, web robots, or just bots.  They’re commonly used for repetitive work such as search engine indexing because they can perform these simple tasks more quickly...

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What is ransomware and how can you protect yourself?


Pay the ransom or lose your data forever The Atlanta Police Department recently lost dashcam footage going back years and so far the clean up cost has topped a hefty $9.5 million. That number could climb even...

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Understanding the risks associated with using public WiFi


Free public WiFi can be found in just about every cafe, restaurant, airport, and hotel these days. Unfortunately, few consider or even understand that these networks are often unsecure. That means that if you’re doing something that...

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What is HTTPS?


I recently wrote about how Google is no longer going to alert users that a site is secure. Instead, they’re going to alert users if a web page isn’t secure.  This is because most sites nowadays use...

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