Don’t Unzip Dangerous Zip Files

Mailbox messages with dangerous zip files.

These can appear in your mailbox disguised as a legitimate fax from a reputable company, in this case Xerox. . In fact, the link to Xerox is valid and will send you to their website. However, the same cannot be said about the attachment. Although innocent looking, it may contain dangerous zip files. A zip file can be used to get past email filters that will not allow an executable file to be delivered. This can properly be used to send a legitimate file to someone.

An Email with a Dangerous Zip File

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An email like this can contain malicious code that can cost you your identity.

What are the clues that indicate that this email may contain dangerous zip files? Continue reading Don’t Unzip Dangerous Zip Files

How to Cure an Infected Computer.

There’s a cure for your infected computer.

 

infected computer” Dad, I don’t feel good.”

How many parents have heard that?

The first question you might ask is “What’s wrong?”

“My head hurts.”

“My stomach is sore.”

“I banged my leg.”

When we notice something wrong with our child they can tell us the problems. With a few well chosen questions, we understand the problem and provide a solution. Soon all is better and now we have a happy child once again.

Unfortunately, your computer can’t tell you what’s ailing it. Or can it? Maybe you’re not getting the message. There are reasons why your infected computer is “acting up”. Let’s check a few symptoms and look for the solutions. There are some “home remedies” you can use, and experts available when you need them.

What your infected computer is trying to tell you. Continue reading How to Cure an Infected Computer.

Security Software Designed to Protect You and Your Computer

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Here is a list of security software and other great programs that I use both for daily operation of my computer and for troubleshooting problems.
Keep checking this post as it will be expanded over time.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Vipre Internet Security
CCleaner
OpenDNS
Continue reading Security Software Designed to Protect You and Your Computer