Torrents, Malware & Security

Torrents, Malware & Security This article contains educational information regarding Torrents, Malware & Security. Created to answer questions surrounding these highly controversial topics. Understanding the risks associated with downloading copyrighted material bundled inside torrents and know how to use security tools needed to avoid downloading malware, breaking the law, as well as the dangers of … Read more

Virus Removal 2023

Virus Removal 2023

Going into 2023, there are many anti-virus programs to choose from. But which one is the best option for you. I will not cover them all, but will talk about the programs I’ve listed below and had the best results with over the last 10 years.

At one time or another, I have used all programs listed below. As of this post I personally use two of them on all my Windows and Apple computers. The ratings I provide on these anti-virus programs are based on my personal experience and a few of my customers. My rating from 1 to 10.

  • Avast – 8
  • Avira – 7
  • AVG Technologies – 7
  • Bitdefender – 7
  • ESET – 9
  • Kaspersky – 10
  • Malwarebytes – 9
  • McAfee – 8
  • Microsoft Defender – 9
  • Norton – 9
  • Sophos – 7
  • Trend Micro – 7
  • Webroot – 6

In this post I will provide a few virus removal tips that have helped me in the past. There are some out there, but the latest threat is called, Bad Rabbit. It’s a nasty ransomware virus that forces you to pay “them” in bitcoin currency in order to unlock your system. (Backup your files) The interesting thing about this Malware, there’s a timer on the screen, the longer you wait, the more you have to pay to unlock your system. (Backup your files) Bad Rabbit ransomware attacks are quickly spreading throughout Europe as we speak. Another thing I heard, the Bad Rabbit Ransomware is disguising itself as Adobe Flash. Be VERY cautious when updating your Adobe Flash player. If you want to update your Adobe Flash player securely, go here.

As for Expert Computer Help, October was one of our busiest months for Malware removal. Not just removing Malware from the Windows operating system, but WordPress as well. Hackers got into a few of our client sites as well as personal. Everything had to be cleaned!

Threatpost, An Excellent Source for Cyber Security News 2018

 Threatpost, An Excellent Source for Cyber Security News 2018. There are many reasons I frequent this website for up to date cyber security news. Their content is up top the minute and is the real deal, not spun from other sources. Everyday you visit their site you will find quality global cyber security news flowing … Read more

Annoying Third Party Software

When an application requires an update, you expect no funny business. However, it is quite common for companies to automatically check boxes that include annoying third party software in their updates. These third party applications or widgets can sometimes slow your computer down. Things like, heavy toolbars, a new homepage or search provider. It’s frustrating … Read more