Posts tagged ‘computer virus’

Detecting fake eMails

If you thought getting junk mail in your postal mail box is annoying, multiply that by 10 and that’s the average number of Spam a typical eMail address receives daily. Some is annoying, but many are malicious and criminal with the intent of stealing your personal information or crippling your computer (and smartphone). Here’s how to tell what’s real and what’s not.

Continue Reading January 19, 2016 at 3:21 am Leave a comment

If you get a call about your computer, IT’S A SCAM !

UPDATE: In addition to the scam of the bad guys calling you, there is a new type of “scareware” that’s appeared. It pops-up a message on your screen saying your computer has been infected and with a phone number for you to call them so they can “fix” your infected computer–for several hundred dollars. The rest of their scam is just like my article here. Watch out for these dirty “rats”!

Continue Reading October 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

Hope for Victims of RansomCrypt and CryptoLocker


For those who’ve had their files hijacked and unreadable by the CryptoLocker “ransomware” virus– a nasty piece of code that encrypts your files and demands you pay them to get the “encryption key” to read them again–there’s hope.

Go to this web site on WinTips.orghttp://www.wintips.org/how-to-remove-cryptolocker-ransomware-and-restore-your-files/#comment-3532 .  There’s a lot there, so read everything (including the Comments) first before trying this.

Thanks to blogger Lakonst  in posting the solution. If you have questions, you can contact me or Lakonst.

~CC, The Computer Cat

May 27, 2014 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

New Attack on IE Browser Users

Yesterday, a new way to attack computers that used IE was revealed. Today there is a patch to fix that security hole–I’ll tell you what you should be aware of and how to get the patch.

Continue Reading September 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm 4 comments

Java Might Be Bad For Your Computer – Hackers exploit hole in Java security

This week, experts around the world have detected a nasty piece of virus that can use your internet browser to take control of PCs and Macs.

Without being too geeky, I’ll tell you a little about what this is, what you can do to keep it from infecting your computer, and how to tell if your computer may be a risk.

Continue Reading August 31, 2012 at 6:19 pm 4 comments

July 9th and the Dreaded “DNS Changer”

You might have heard on the ‘netwaves talk about the DNS Changer attack scheduled for July 9th. I’ll give you a non-geek description of what it is, what it does, and what you can to do to test your computer for it.

Continue Reading July 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm Leave a comment

Virus Impersonating as a Firefox Flash Update!!

FLASH! I just got a call from my Human telling me about the latest way those no-goodnik hackers are causing bad trouble for good people and cats who use Firefox.

Continue Reading August 2, 2010 at 8:45 am Leave a comment

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