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2013-01-21 23:03:13

Student fights a computer malware infection and ends up building a better anti-malware tool that is downloaded more than 200 million times in five short years San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 Seven years ago, Marcin Kleczynski discovered a stubborn piece of malware on his home computer. It appeared he was just to be another data point in the estimated 40% of U.S. households who have been affected by a computer virus. Ah, not quite. None of the major antiviruses could touch the malware,...

2012-12-27 05:01:18

Virus Removal Experts at OnlineVirusRepair.com express concern about new year surpassing prior years for severe computer virus and spyware activity. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 The previous year has been nothing short of an eruption of new viruses and spyware. Millions of people each year are attacked by all different sorts of viruses and malicious software, some of which aren´t even aware that their computer is infected. 2012 presented many new types of infections,...

2012-12-20 05:01:36

OnlineVirusRepair.com reports a drastic increase in virus and spyware activity for 2012, along with the popular fake antivirus scam. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 Computers are an essential part of our lives. They provide us an endless amount of useful information, communication, and simplicity. When computers stop functioning properly, it can create a huge headache and greatly impact productivity. OnlineVirusRepair.com, an online virus removal company based in San Luis...

2012-12-10 08:24:45

CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GFI Software(TM) today released its VIPRE(® )Report for November 2012, a collection of the 10 most prevalent threat detections encountered last month. In November, GFI threat researchers encountered email threats disguised as notices from American Express(®), DHL(®) and UPS(®) as the holiday season kicked into full gear, as well as a phony Twitter(®) Video application on Facebook and mobile malware disguised as the latest...

2012-12-05 12:26:03

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, has detected a new campaign that may compromise user security. This new email scam, which coincides with the holiday shopping season, involves a fake FedEx delivery message aimed at tricking users into downloading the Kuluoz.A computer worm and a fake antivirus program called "System Progressive Protection." The spam message purports to come from FedEx. You can see an example here:...

2012-12-05 04:22:46

LONDON, December 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A report from IsMal.net - a popular technology news blog - reveals malware could be installed on computers at factory level and argues that only back-ups provide the most reliable solution. The report published here [http://www.ismal.net/2012/12/04/malware-in-the-factory ], shows that Microsoft have discovered malware software being installed on home computers and laptops whilst still at the factory/distribution level. Researchers...

2012-10-11 04:03:30

As Browser hijacking and Malware threats become more sophisticated, the leading online subscription-based IT technical support service for home users and small businesses has updated their services to stay one step ahead. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 YooCare recently announced that they have made updates to their YooSecurity services to address Google Redirect Virus and Live Security Platinum fake antivirus removal. YooCare is the leading online subscription-based IT...

Indian Scammers Make Calls Offering Tech Support
2012-10-03 15:17:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online No doubt we´ve all seen the warnings — “your computer is infected with viruses, Click Here.” The wise advice is to close the pop up window or leave the website offering the advice and look to reliable virus solutions. But many consumers have been duped into believing their computers were infected, and paid a bogus so-called tech support service to clean their machine. But instead of waiting for consumers to...

2012-10-03 06:33:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2012 Tens of Thousands of Consumers Allegedly Tricked Into Paying for Removal of Bogus Viruses and Non-Existent Spyware, and Allowing Scammers to Remotely Access their Computers /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission has launched a major international crackdown on tech support scams in which telemarketers masquerade as major computer companies, con consumers into believing that their computers are riddled with viruses, spyware and other malware, and then...

2012-09-21 23:01:24

The Company has Also Seen a 300 Percent Increase in YooSecurity Malware and Virus Removal Services in the First Half of 2012 Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 YooCare, an online PC service repair company, is now serving an impressive 3,200 users per week. In general, 2012 has been very busy for the company; in the first half of the year, YooCare online PC repair services also experienced a 300 percent increase in its YooSecurity malware and virus removal services. Since the...