Tag Archives: malware

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 »

Malware bites – that’s why you need this Cloudeight freeware pick

Despite its colloquial name, and regardless of the fact you probably think you’re already being inundated with anti-this’s and anti-that’s – anti Em? anti Em? Now you’re rolling your eyes at us and wondering how much longer before we slip into complete insanity and utter unintelligibility – debating whether you even want to read anymore… Read More »

Safe Surfing Toolbars

Once upon a time, Ben Edelman, a really smart guy who fought – and still fights – against the scams, spyware and trickery on the Internet, invented a toolbar called “Site Advisor”. And we saw it and said “It is good.” And it was. In those days, browsers didn’t come with anti-phishing protection, and Site… Read More »

“Free Security Scans” are out to steal your money

Those “Free Security Scans” could cost you time, money and a whole lot more Windows all versions We’ve recently had several emails come from InfoAve readers who’ve been tricked into downloading rogue security software. We thought it would be a good time to remind all of you, once again, not to fall for these malicious… Read More »