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Malware "Police Virus" Accuses Users Of Illegal Activity, Demands Compensation
2013-02-21 16:29:22

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Thursday PandaLabs, the anti-malware of Panda Security, announced that it had released new data that found cases of the so-called “Police Virus” are on the rise. However, this type of crime, known as ransomware or scareware, is not new. It holds a user´s computer hostage and demands payment — but does so by scaring users by claiming to come from legitimate law enforcement. Text that accompanies the...

2013-02-15 23:03:36

New viruses are sneaking by nearly all anti-virus programs, making virus removal tricky says OnlineVirusRepair.com San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 In today´s warning, OnlineVirusRepair.com said that “unfortunately, new computer viruses slip right by the standard, or even the premium virus protection software that most people use to keep their computers healthy.” But, there is help. No matter what new virus takes over a computer and attacks its usability,...

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...

2012-10-11 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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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