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This entry is part of 6 in the series Computer Security Made SimpleIn my previous posts, I have covered what ransomware is, what it does, and how it attacks. I’ll wrap this series up with some defensive measures that you can take (and no, switching to another operating system isn’t […]

Ransomware: What is it, and how do you defend yourself ...


This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Computer Security Made SimpleIn the previous two posts, I discussed what Ransomware is and how it attacks your system. In this post, I’ll go into what exactly happens when you’re infected and what happens if you pay (assuming that the […]

Ransomware: What is it, and how do you defend yourself ...









Removing Viruses with System Restore When Windows XP came out, most advertisers for new PC’s talked about System Restore.  They discussed how it would enable you to roll back problems—including viruses.  This article explores that myth and gives you some insight into whether it’s true or not. Have a great […]

Removing Viruses with System Restore


What Is A Rootkit? If you’ve heard of the Sony/BMG fiasco with rootkits installed on some of their CD’s, or you’ve seen things like “Anti Rootkit” in your anti-virus program and are wondering what that is, this article explains the concept. I discuss the history of rootkits, some popular ones, […]

What Is A Rootkit?