Tag Archives: malware

Tracking cookies ravage Grand Rapids

We borrowed a trick from another newsletter: an attention grabbing headline. Actually this is not about Grand Rapids, it’s about you and tracking cookies. Tracking cookies is an ominous sounding name for a rather innocuous text file. Cookies are text files. Tracking cookies are text files. What’s the difference? If you listen to anti-spyware companies… Read More »

Wayne tries to get rid of a rogue security program

Wayne needs to get rid of a rogue security program How can I remove a rogue program that has invaded my computer. It calls itself Vista Home Security 2012 and it has somehow infiltrated my windows security center with it’s own firewall and antispyware that is giving me one large headache with all kinds of… Read More »

What is a botnet?

“The term bot is short for robot. Criminals distribute malicious software (also known as malware) that can turn your computer into a bot (also known as a zombie). When this occurs, your computer can perform automated tasks over the Internet, without you knowing it. Criminals typically use bots to infect large numbers of computers. These… Read More »