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Beware Of The PayPal “Account Review” Email Scam

» by May 5, 2014 at 7:51 pm » Comments (1)

Hello everyone I received this email today. Looks good doesn't it? Well, it's a total scam! If you get an email like this do not even think about opening the attachment. ...more »

How I Fixed The Conduit Background Container.dll Run Error

» by December 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm » Comments (19)

Hello everyone, A while back in this post I wrote about the plague of malicious toolbars, browser hijackers, browser add-ons, and browser extensions. One of the most prominent of these insidious, ...more »

What You Should Know About The CryptoLocker Virus

» by November 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, CryptoLocker is an awful virus that an alarming amount of people are falling victim to. It presents itself in the form of an email message that will look familiar ...more »

How I Removed The FBI MoneyPak Virus (Again)!

» by February 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm » Comments (5)

  Hello everyone, Then FBI MoneyPak virus is still going strong and continues to reek havoc whenever it can. In a previous post I told you how I removed this nasty virus, ...more »

How I Removed The FBI MoneyPak Virus

» by July 18, 2012 at 9:18 am » Comments (76)

Hello everyone, Update: I have a more recent FBI MoneyPak removal post here (another variant of the virus). A client called me today with a machine (Windows 7) infected with the FBI ...more »

How I Removed Another Of The Newest Rogue Security Applications

» by May 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, I got a laptop yesterday from a client and when I turned it on, up popped another rogue security application. I can't remember the exact name of the phony ...more »

Best Way To Shut Down A Malicious Pop-Up (Don’t Click On The Red X)

» by May 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm » Comments (0)

  Hello everyone, Many of my clients get really nervous when a sudden pop-up appears on their computer screen. It seems that more and more these pop-ups claim to be free antivirus ...more »

Has Your Email Account Been Hijacked?

» by April 4, 2011 at 11:13 am » Comments (1)

Hello everyone, The other day I was at a clients house and she told me an all too familiar story concerning her email account: All of her contacts were receiving emails from ...more »

The Amazing “Customer Loyalty Program” Web Scam

» by January 4, 2010 at 8:32 pm » Comments (1)

Hello everyone, Today we have a shocking tale of disrespect, so stay with me!! Have you ever heard of or done business online with any of these big, wonderful, well known ...more »