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New Trojan Infects Your Computer When You Hover Over a Link

Jun 12th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Trojan Infects Your Computer When You Hover Over a Link

Most computers users know to avoid clicking on suspicious links on the internet. However, most computer users see no issue with just hovering over these links. Unfortunately, a new Trojan takes advantage of that fact to infect your PC. The malware was identified by Trend Micro as part of their investigation into a spam email campaign. Attackers would send out thousands of spam emails with innoc

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New Secret Malware Wipes Your Hard Drive After Infection to Prevent Analysis

May 1st 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Secret Malware Wipes Your Hard Drive After Infection to Prevent Analysis

The best criminals leave no evidence. And just like the best criminals, the best viruses wipe the slate clean after an infection. Such is the case with a new secretive malware that is taking “extraordinary measures” to avoid detection and analysis. That new malware deletes all hard drive data and renders computers inoperable after an infection. The malware has been called “Rombertik”

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New Crypto-Ransomware Will Quarantine Your Files, Then Download Password Stealer

Apr 12th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Crypto-Ransomware Will Quarantine Your Files, Then Download Password Stealer

Today’s viruses are getting seriously scary. We’ve got a frightening new virus to tell you about today. This virus will quarantine your files like most ransomware, but then it will also download an info-stealer and hijack your personal information. The new virus is called CrypVault and it has some things in common with infamous ransomware software CryptoLocker. CrypVault will actually en

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New ‘Dridex’ Malware is Attacking PCs Around the World Using Microsoft Word

Nov 5th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New ‘Dridex’ Malware is Attacking PCs Around the World Using Microsoft Word

A new malware called Dridex is making its way around the world this week. Dridex uses a decade-old technique to infiltrate your PC and steal your online banking credentials. As with all online banking malware, Dridex has the potential to do a lot of damage. The malware installs itself through a macro buried inside a Microsoft Word document. That Word document features a spam email message. Wha

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Where Did Malware Come From? Learn a Brief History of Malware [Infographic]

Oct 20th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Where Did Malware Come From? Learn a Brief History of Malware [Infographic]

Malware is one of the only real dangers of using a computer. Normally, sitting in an office chair staring at an LCD display isn’t hazardous to your health. But when it comes to malware, that’s not the case. Malware can take pictures of you at your computer. It can drain your bank account. It can steal your data and ruin your life. Malware is evil. But have you ever stopped to wonder wher

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Why You Need to Avoid Cryptowall At All Costs

Jun 16th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

Why You Need to Avoid Cryptowall At All Costs

Since the beginning of 2014, a virus called CryptoLocker has terrorized the world, made millions of dollars, and permanently locked away files. CryptoLocker is falling out of fashion. Replacing it is a virus called Cryptowall, which is essentially the same thing but in a different form. In fact, Cryptowall might even be made by the same developers as CryptoLocker. How does Cryptowall work?

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97 Arrested After Blackshades Malware Caught Illegally Spying on Women’s Webcams

May 20th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

97 Arrested After Blackshades Malware Caught Illegally Spying on Women’s Webcams

Webcam malware is probably the scariest type of malware available today. Webcam malware lodges itself in your computer and quietly activates your webcam when you least expect it. It’s particularly devastating on laptops, where the built-in webcam typically points directly at you whenever you’re using the computer. 97 people were recently arrested for spreading precisely that type of malw

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Top 5 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Heartbleed

Apr 11th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Top 5 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Heartbleed

A week ago, nobody had ever heard the term “heartbleed” outside of the medical industry. This week, Heartbleed has appeared in major newspapers, websites, and publications all over the world. What is Heartbleed? And why are people freaking out about it? Heartbleed is a recently-discovered exploit in OpenSSL. OpenSSL is a security encryption software used by millions of websites around th

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5 Telltale Signs Someone is Trying to Hack Your Computer Online

Apr 1st 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

5 Telltale Signs Someone is Trying to Hack Your Computer Online

Most people will never get hacked in their lives. However, if the time ever comes, then you need to be prepared. Today, I’m going to tell you about some of the telltale signs you’ve been a victim of a hacking attempt.  If any of these things are happening to you, then you will want to take some precautionary steps to ensure your identity remains safe. 5) You’ve received a password chang

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New Facebook Malware Claims MH370 Has Been Found – Don’t Fall For It

Mar 18th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Facebook Malware Claims MH370 Has Been Found – Don’t Fall For It

Facebook malware is the worst. For those who still use Facebook, you’ve probably come to realize that the world’s largest social network is filled with mostly two things: advertisements and malware. Every day I check Facebook, I see a scam link shared by a friend telling me to check out something awesome. Or, I see some random group post liked by a coworker from 8 years ago. It’s pointles

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