Apple Removes Security Comparison To Windows in an Apparently Admitting That Macs & iPhone Get Malware

Here it is from CRN: For years, Apple’s marketing has centered on the notion that Mac users are immune to the malware that routinely causes headaches for PC users. Here is how Apple used to phrase this: “A Mac isn’t susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers. That’s thanks to built-in defenses in Mac OS X that keep you safe, without any work on your part.” But sometime in the past few days,…

SOLVED: Cannot Run .EXE From A Particular Profile

If you have a PC in which you can not open .EXE files do this: On a different PC open notepad and copy the contents below to a file called (well, anything you like, but I like) EXE-FIX.REG Double click on the file and select YES when prompted Reboot when completed, ignore any errors. This should reset the file associations for .EXE and .LNK back to their default.  I read that this worked on Windows…

WindowsUnblocker From Kaspersky: Free Automated Virus and Malware Cleaner

“…Kaspersky WindowsUnblocker is a free tool that can be used to boot an otherwise unbootable computer and start the process of cleansing the registry of unwanted entries that have been added by malware. The software is supplied as an ISO image that can be burned to CD or DVD, or used to create a bootable USB drive – you then simply need to ensure that your computer is configure to boot from that drive and…

Phishing 101

There are many dangerous threats lurking in cyberspace today, from software vulnerabilities and exploits, to viruses and botnets. Among these threats are phishing attacks, an electronic communication scam that attempts to secure highly personal information such as credit card info, user names and passwords by assuming the identity of a trustworthy entity. The trustworthy entity can be anything from a friend, who’s email account has been compromised, to large legit corporations such as banks and…

2011 Marks the 40th Anniversary of the Computer Virus – A Brief History of Virus

2011 marks the 40th anniversary of Creeper, the world’s first computer virus. From Creeper to Stuxnet, the last four decades saw the number of malware instances boom from 1,300 in 1990, to 50,000 in 2000, to over 200 million in 2010. Besides sheer quantity, viruses, which were originally used as academic proof of concepts, quickly turned into geek pranks, then evolved into cybercriminal tools. By 2005, the virus scene had been monetized, and virtually all…

Can’t Boot Your Infected PC?

… Dr Web LiveCD is on hand to help you to get things back in order. As the name suggests, this is a live CD that can be used to boot an otherwise inaccessible computer with a view to retrieving files and fixing problems. Dr Web LiveCD downloads as a disc image that needs to be burned to CD and once this disc has been created it can be used to boot into a Linux environment that…

How to Clean / Remove and Recover from a Virus From Your PC

This is the complete virus cleaning guide.  There are many ways to clean a virus from your computer and I will list them in from the easiest to the most complex.  Contrary to commonly held beliefs, there are MANY nasty virus’ for Apple Mac’s, iPhones, Linux and Unix, however this document is only intended to be used by Windows machines. By Ian Matthews, Up & Running Technologies Inc, Feb 10, 2010 NOTICE: This information is…