Virus Alert – Metropolitan Police Virus | Removal Instructions

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Virus Alert – Metropolitan Police Virus / Scam Alert & Removal Instructions

The Metropolitan Police virus is becoming quite a common sight again recently. This virus can be caught in many of the usual ways such as downloading music, through your e-mail and also from websites infected with malware etc.

This virus can . . . → Read More: Virus Alert – Metropolitan Police Virus | Removal Instructions

Cyber Crime | Growing Botnet Criminal Networks

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According to figures from a recent study approximately 6% of the UK’s 19 million online household PC’s are linked to criminal networks called Botnets on a regular basis.

Once these computers are hijacked, they could be used for a range of criminal activities including sending spam e-mails, attacking websites . . . → Read More: Cyber Crime | Growing Botnet Criminal Networks

System Restore Virus / Malware

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New Virus Alert : System Restore Virus / Malware

This Virus generates fake reports about your computers health. Some of these reports include:

Computer has Low Disk Space Hard Drive Failures / Hard Disk Failures Other Virus Infections

The Malware also generates a program on the desktop called . . . → Read More: System Restore Virus / Malware

Hallmark E-card Virus Threat

Some people are saying it’s a hoax and others are saying it’s for real. I haven’t received an e-mail such as this yet, so I can’t really comment for sure, but by the sounds of it I would still say it’s something to look out for, so unless you know for sure that it is . . . → Read More: Hallmark E-card Virus Threat

Cyber Criminals – Anti-Virus Scams

Internet users have been receiving cold calls from cyber criminals claiming to be Anti-Virus providers and have also been claiming that their computer is infected with malware (malicious software). These cyber criminal’s main objective is to try to sell you an anti-virus package which most likely will infect your computer with viruses or malware. Once . . . → Read More: Cyber Criminals – Anti-Virus Scams

Anti-Virus Software – Microsoft Security Essentials Review

Microsoft Security Essentials is very easy to install as all the user has to do is click install and it automatically installs itself and also it only takes a couple of seconds to install. completely installing Microsoft Security Essentials only took around 4 to 5 minutes and that’s including the first update.

All the main . . . → Read More: Anti-Virus Software – Microsoft Security Essentials Review

Government says Cyber Crime is one of the biggest threats to the UK

Cyber-crime is now considered to be one of the biggest security threats facing the UK. The government has committed £500m to tackling cyber-crime. The government’s new National Security Strategy categorised it as a Tier 1 threat, putting it at the same threat level as international terrorism and major accidents.

Cyber crime involves attacks on computer . . . → Read More: Government says Cyber Crime is one of the biggest threats to the UK

Top Tips for keeping your PC secure

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Anti-Virus:

Make sure there is anti-virus software on your machine. Make sure there is firewall software installed. Make sure that anti-virus is up to date and that it is set to check for updates on a daily basis. It’s better to prevent infections rather than have to remove them later. Make sure your anti-virus . . . → Read More: Top Tips for keeping your PC secure