Tag Archives: security

What’s the deal with Prevx?

Richard wants to know about Prevex My bank’s marketing department wants me to install “PREVX” as a security measure for their web-site. I have Avast! Free version. Why would I need (or want) an additional “security’ program? Our answer Prevx has been around a while. It sounds to us like your marketing department has had a little marketing… 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 computers form a… Read More »