Posts under Security category

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Windows SmartScreen filter warning messages explained

The Windows SmartScreen filter offers protection to Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer users from internet based attacks by blocking malicious websites, phishing attacks, socially engineered malware, Drive-by-download attacks as well as web-based attacks that exploit software vulnerabilities, and displays warnings for […]

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Should I report Ransomware? Where do I report Ransomware?

Should I report Ransomware? Should I pay the ransom or not? Where do I report ransomware to FBI, Police or appropriate authorities? If your Windows computer system has been infected with Ransomware, and you have these questions in mind, then […]

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What is Email Spoofing & how to protect yourself & stay safe

Email Spoofing is a type of phishing. We all know about Phishing, how it works and how to avoid phishing. Basically, they are cybercriminals who tend to set up different types of baits with an intention to extract valuable information […]

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AdwCleaner review & free download: Remove unwanted programs from Windows PC

AdwCleaner by ToolsLib is a very popular and an efficient stand-alone freeware for Windows computers, that helps remove Adware, Potentially Unwanted Programs or PUPs, Toolbars, Browser Hijackers, Crapware, Junkware & other forms of malware. AdwCleaner review AdwCleaner is a stand-alone portable […]

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Remove Windows Defender Icon in Windows 10

Windows 10 Anniversary Update v1607 and later will now display the Windows Defender icon in the Notification Area of your taskbar. In this post, we will see how to hide, disable or remove the Windows Defender icon from the System […]

Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool

Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Windows computers

Ransomware is one of the most common forms of cyber-attack occurring currently. It is as scary as it sounds. The attackers target the victim, encrypt their data and ask for ransom amount against the decryption key. Companies of all sizes, as […]

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Enable or Turn On Enhanced Notifications in Windows Defender

Starting with Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607, Windows Defender will display Enhanced Notifications about malware detection & remediation, and all the activities that it is carrying out on your computer. The idea is to keep you informed at all […]

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Upgrading to Windows 10 v1607 – Security implications

Customer’s security has always been the top priority for Microsoft and the company is all set to release its Windows 10 Anniversary Update with latest security innovations and implications. Windows 10 is now safer with security features like UEFI (Unified […]

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Online Banking Safety Tips for Windows users

With the ease of banking, the Internet also brings a load of trouble if you are not aware of procedures and tricks used by cybercriminals. There are many methods using which, they can get access your bank accounts online. Popular […]

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What is Cybersquatting and Typosquatting – Definition & Examples

Ever since the requirement for websites and domain names started booming on the Internet, people started cybersquatting for personal gains, often monetary. Cybersquatting or URL Hijacking simply means squatting or sitting on the cyber or domain name of someone else. […]

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How to Enable or Start Windows Defender manually in Windows 10

If you have installed a 3rd-party antivirus software, Windows Defender will turn itself off, automatically. When you uninstall your antivirus software, then on restart, Windows Defender will turn on automatically and protect your Windows PC. But if you find that […]

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Basic precautions to take before clicking on web links

The Internet can be a bad place, and not all websites are safe. Things may not always be what they seem, and it is, therefore, imperative that you take some basic precautions before you click on any hyperlink or URL. […]