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Browser tips — Opera, Chrome or Firefox

Maybe you will wonder to find out that I recommend you to use as web-browser Opera , Chrome or even Microsoft Internet Explorer 8. The last one, was declared after a study made by NSS Labs, a product analysis company, as the most resistant browser against  social engineering malware. General speaking, a social engineering malware is a Web address appearing as an inoffensive page with,  for example a video embedded, that download and execute a malicious code into your computer automatically when viewing the video or tricking the users to download an apparent harmless file  like a PDF . Another social engineering malware is when a friend with an infected computer send …

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Enable a disabled Task Manager, Registry Editor and more…

Viruses, trojans and all kind of Malware loves to disable your Task Manager to hide their presences in processes or to annoy you. There is several methods to enable the Task Manager. You will see this message : “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator “ The simpliest method is to run a registry file with this content : Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] “DisableTaskMgr”=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\] “DisableTaskMgr”=dword:00000000 Copy-Paste it in a text(Notepad) file and save it with the extension .reg and whatever name, it should looks like this : xxx.reg Run this file(double click), reboot your computer and in the best scenario Task Manager is at place. If …

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Prevent computer infections : Checking files tips

When we download and run programs from trusted sources like products official sites or trusted sites like softpedia.com or download.com there is not an infecting danger(–maybe sometimes like in that famous Sony rootkit), but when we are downloading software from blogs or forums so called warez ? The chances to get infected with trojans, backdoors are massive. In our example we have for example an installer(setup) and a keygen(serial code generator) or a  so called crack. -It’s always a good idea to submit suspect programs to Anubis up to 8 MB size limit. Anubis is a service for analyzing malware, and you will receive a report with what your application …

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Free defending solutions, worse than paid ones ? No !

There is “free solutions” for fixing, maintaining or disinfect your computer worse than paid solutions? I name them solutions because there is not about a certain AntiVirus or AntiMalware, instead is about of a set of combined methods to avoid computer infections, methods which can give you the best protection, much better than a single paid AntiVirus or AntiMalware program. A paid solution is when you purchase a program for maintaining your computer like a Registry Cleaner, a Disk Cleaner or an AntiVirus for protecting or disinfect the computer,  or when you pay an “expert” for doing these but they using the same programs.  Almost all the System Utilities are …

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