Eraser Provides Reliable File Deletion

Eraser Provides Reliable File Deletion

I’ve been having an issue lately with my Recycle Bin not completely deleting. Even when I try to empty the Recycle Bin it still is showing that there are files undeleted, 24 of them to be exact. Initial thoughts are … More »

MSNBC Twitter Account Hacked

MSNBC Twitter Account Hacked

If you’re quick, you should go follow @MSNBCHeadlines on twitter. They’ve had their account hacked and let’s just say the person that’s in control of the account is having a little fun with the media outlet. I’m not sure how … More »

5 Steps to Stay Safe on the Web

5 Steps to Stay Safe on the Web

I haven’t had a real virus or malware issue on my computer in quite awhile now. I think the key to this effort hasn’t been the brand of anti-virus or anti-spyware I use. Neither has it been based on the … More »

How to Set Windows Logon Warning Message

How to Set Windows Logon Warning Message

Especially in systems that are part of an enterprise domain, you may have noticed a warning message after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del and before the login window. It is called a Legal Notice. While it is irritating most of the times, there … More »

Do Not Install or Upgrade McAfee Site Advisor

Do Not Install or Upgrade McAfee Site Advisor

McAfee provides a nice add-on for Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer called Site Advisor. I used to run McAfee Site Advisor v2.8 until recently. It identifies whether a site or a search result is safe to its knowledge or not … More »

Types of Spam Mail

Types of Spam Mail

My first experience with spam that I can distinctly remember is a letter to my dad from Australia about a large lottery he had apparently won. I was then barely ten years old, and along with my mom credited my … More »

Take These Precautions in a Cyber Café

Take These Precautions in a Cyber Café

In India, I visited many a cyber café which were in a sorry state both in terms of hardware and software, even those part of larger well-known cyber café chains. People visit these places usually for the Internet, and so … More »

Wanted: Behavior-Based Malware Detection Software

Wanted: Behavior-Based Malware Detection Software

Start-up NovaShield says that in May it will release its first security product for the PC,: a behavior-based detection software designed to catch, quarantine and eradicate malware not ordinarily detected by signature-based antivirus products. Sounds good to be true for … More »

Six ways to protect yourself from botnets

Six ways to protect yourself from botnets

You may ask: “What is a Botnet?” A Botnet is a jargon term for a collection of software robots, or bots, which run autonomously and automatically. They run on groups of “zombie” computers controlled remotely by crackers. This can also … More »