Posts under Security category

GMER Rootkit Detector and Remover for Windows PC

Understanding Rootkits and its affect or rather the ill affects is very important for high end and normal PC users as well. A Rootkit is a curation of malicious software which when authorized for installation can create a havoc in […]

MSD Services Online Password generator

Free secure online password generator to create random passwords

Nowadays, it has become a challenge to safeguard your digital privacy. There are numerous malware as well as spying agencies, who want to spy on you all the time. Moreover, the attackers try to compromise websites directly. It therefore becomes imperative […]

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Top 10 most common Passwords to avoid

How difficult is to choose a Password? Actually, choosing the right password is not difficult – but remembering it, sure is! Every day, we use several passwords. These passwords are used for making online transactions, logging into social accounts, opening […]

Methods of Social Engineering – How to protect yourself

We have written much about Social Engineering, and you might have read about it at other places too. Social Engineering is the method where social engineers (read: hackers) do not even not even have to touch a keyboard to get […]

Emsisoft Decrypter HydraCrypt UmbreCrypt

Emsisoft Decrypter for HydraCrypt and UmbreCrypt Ransomware

HydraCrypt and UmbreCrypt are the two new Ransomware variants from the CrypBoss Ransomware family. Once successful in breaching your PC security, HydraCrypt and UmbreCrypt can lock your computer and deny access to your own files. The files infected would have […]

Security threats in Smart Devices and Privacy Issues

A while back, an issue had come up with Samsung Smart TVs – that they collect whatever you speak in front of them and send the recording to some third party. This is done in the name of research so […]

Discussion: Best Free Antivirus for Windows PC

There was a time when computer users did not have to worry about virus & malware. They simply booted their computer and started working on MS-DOS or Linux. As the operating systems got more complex, chances of leaving out “holes” […]

How to remove Searchguide Level 3 Browser Hijacker

Searchguide Level 3 is a browser hijacker which hijacks your web browser and changes all your settings including the default search engine to searchguide.level3.com without any permission. Being an ad-supported search engine, it brings many sponsored links and unknown advertisements […]

Socially Engineered Malware

What is Socially Engineered Malware? Precautions to take.

This post takes a look at the definition & examples of Socially Engineered Malware or SEM and the tactics employed by fraudsters to push malware. It also lists some basic precautions web surfers should take. Socially Engineered Malware Social Engineering […]

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How to completely uninstall AVG Web TuneUp from Windows PC

In this post, we will see how to completely remove or uninstall AVG Web TuneUp from your Windows PC. AVG Web TuneUp is a browser add-on for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It offeres features like Site Safety which […]

Machine Learning capabilities of Windows Defender in Windows 10

In its latest bid to offer increased protection against security threats facing consumers today, Microsoft has improved functionality of its very own built-in anti-virus system – Windows Defender in Windows 10. The tool aims to make the Windows 10 OS […]

secure web browsers

How to best secure web browsers for Windows PC

A secure web browser is something all users of the Internet should aspire to have. This must be taken seriously because attackers on the web can easily gain access to your computer via your web browser if it is not […]

setup MAC filtering in Dlink router

How to setup MAC filtering in Dlink router

Media Access Control Address aka MAC Address plays a vital role to connect to the internet. To use internet, you must have network card and every network card has one unique MAC Address. If you have any MAC Address related issue, […]

BitDefender Anti-Ransomware

Free BitDefender Anti-Ransomware tool for Windows PC

Ransomware is here to stay. And while most antivirus software offer anti-ransomware protection, it will do you no harm if you were to add an additional layer of protection to your Windows computer, to protect it against ransomware. Ransomware typically […]

dns-hijacking

What is a DNS Hijacking attack & how to prevent it

DNS is important in resolving the URLs you enter into the address bar of your browser. A lot of work goes into Domain Name Resolution. It is a sort of recursive operation that helps your browser get the IP address […]