Security Tips & Talk

Tips about computer security, online safety, and privacy

May, 2010

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    Free security tools from Microsoft

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    You don’t need a personal IT staff or even a geeky family member to help keep your home computer safe from viruses , hackers, and other threats. Microsoft offers the following free security tools and scans: · Microsoft Security Essentials Downloadable...
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    What is Win32/FakeRean?

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    Our friends on the Microsoft support team tell us that they’ve heard a lot of complaints lately about Win32/FakeRean , a rogue antivirus program that claims to scan your computer for viruses and spyware and displays fake warnings. Win32/FakeRean...
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    Do you have the latest security updates?

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    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 2 new security updates. · 1 update for Windows · 1 update for Visual Basic Get the updates To download the update, visit the Microsoft Update...
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    Free printable Internet Safety brochures

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    I like trees as much as the next guy, but I haven’t retired my printer yet. Good thing, because our Online Safety team created some new brochures that are perfect for printing and posting at your desk at home or at work. And if you’re an IT expert among...
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    Get virus help from a local security expert

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    If you think your computer has been infected with a virus , spyware , or other malicious software there are a few steps you can take to help remove it: Visit Microsoft Update and install the latest updates. If you currently use antivirus software...
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    You’ve inherited money! Or not

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    April Fools' Day has come and gone, but cybercriminals have not stopped trying to trick Internet users into parting with their hard earned cash. A popular technique these days is the advance fee fraud . That's when a cybercriminal sends you an e-mail...
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    SmartScreen helps protect you from malicious ads on the sites you trust

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    In the past we’ve told you about malvertising , fake online advertising designed to trick you into downloading malicious software onto your computer. Lately cybercriminals have been sneaking malicious ads into trusted ad networks. The Microsoft SmartScreen...
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