Lenovo laptops have been found to have Superfish Adware pre-installed. It’s a hijacker that exploits encrypted information from web sessions. This critical threat has made new Lenovo PCs and laptops vulnerable to security attacks. All user information including encrypted information submitted to banking websites is at risk.
Yahoo email virus hacks many email accounts by posting malicious links on the Internet. Account hacking is quite common especially of the servers having broad client base. Yahoo currently offers two types of accounts- first one is free for all users and second one is paid. When a user clicks a malicious link in received email message, a script is downloaded to his computer that compromises his email account.
Here are workarounds for hacking prevention and solutions for accounts that send spam messages to the people in its address book.
· Run an Antivirus Scan
· Run Disk Cleanup
· Uninstall recently installed toolbars
· Change your account password
· Clean Windows Registry
Run an Antivirus scan
You should have updated security program on your system to prevent attacks. Malicious links or unsafe content on the Internet causes Yahoo email virus. Run an antivirus as shown below.
1. Download and install a powerful Antivirus program.
2. Run boot scan.
3. Scan all partitions of your hard disk, removable drives, USB flash drive, external hard disk connected and CD/ DVD inserted.
Run Disk Cleanup
Disk cleanup is built-in tool in your system that removes cache, history, cookies and all unwanted data. Run disk cleanup through instructions given below.
1. Click Start and type “Disk Cleanup” in Search box.
2. Right-click on Disk Cleanup and select Run as Administrator.
3. Now select the partition and click on OK.
4. Repeat above procedure for all other partitions of your hard disk.
Uninstall Recently Installed Toolbars
Uninstall all recently installed toolbars. Sometimes these toolbars steal confidential information such as password, website log-in details. This is common because of third party ActiveX files they have developed. Uninstall all recently installed third party extensions and toolbars to minimize hacking risk.
a. Click on Customize and Control Google Chrome icon just in-front of address bar.
b. Click on Settings from the drop-down.
c. Select Extensions in left menu.
d. Uninstall unwanted extensions.
a. Click on Firefox
b. Click on Add-ons or press CTRL+SHIFT+A
c. Click on Extensions
d. Select unwanted extension |Disable
Change your account password
Changing account password is crucial step for hacking prevention. It could be reason your account is hijacked and hacker is using the same password for spamming. To change your password, follow the steps given below.
1. Sign-out from yahoo account.
2. Sign-in again through Yahoo Login Page.
3. Enter correct ID and password.
4. You can recover lost password, if it is accepting your password—move to next step.
5. Now in account click on Sign-in and Security.
6. Select Change your Password.
7. Now enter current password followed by new strong password.
8. Save changes and choose to log-out other instances of the account logged-in with other computers.
Clean Windows Registry
Registry is central database that stores system and program settings. Cluttered information in the Registry makes your email accounts higher risk of hacking. Here are steps to clean Windows Registry.
1. Download and Install RegInOut.
2. Click on Registry Repair Feature from main interface.
3. Click on Start Scan button.
4. Finally fix the errors.
5. Quit form RegInOut editor.
6. Restart your system.
“Write Fault Error” is a fake notification which appears on your screen when your computer is infected by Smart HDD Virus. It looks like it’s a genuine error appearing due to certain reasons. However, it is not true. The reason why you get it is that the bad guys want to provoke fear in your mind so that you would buy their fake system optimization program- ‘Smart HDD’. In short, it’s a scam.
Well, the bad news is that it puts your customized settings in an irrecoverable state. It won’t delete your files & documents but only hide them. It’s really undesirable though.
Let us see what (fake) message you will get on your screen-
“A Write command during the test has failed to complete. This may be due to media or read/ write error. The system generates an exception error when using a reference to an invalid system memory address.”
There is a fake security program on the internet known as Win 7 AntiSpyware. It is more than a fake program- it’s a type of online scam- the way to steal your money.
If you have already installed it, it might have shown you dozens of security warnings like your system is in danger because several files are infected by some malware. No need to take these warnings seriously. All are fake and unreal. It is showing them because the program creators want you to pay them the registration fee for getting rid of the fake messages.
This article is a Win 7 AntiSpyware 2012 Removal Guideline. Here, you’ll get information about the infected files and registry entries made byAntiSpyware 201.
- Use Genuine Antivirus and Firewall Programs
- Delete Virus Infected Files
- Delete Virus Infected Registry Keys & Values
- Restore the System
- Delete Browser Cache Contents
GFI Software has just launched Vipre Antivirus 2012. It detects and removes all types of viruses, malwares, spywares, adware, rootkits, worms and Trojans. It is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP operating systems.
The great advantage of using Vipre Antivirus 2012 is that it includes numerous additional features that other antiviruses usually do not provide. These include File Shredder, System Cleaner and so on. These add-in features are provided free-of-cost for the Vipre users.
The installation procedure is very simple and finishes in a few minutes without restarting your system. The program opens as soon as the installation wizard is closed. The user interface is very user-friendly and clean. It is not complex. A basic user can easily understand its functionalities without so much of difficulties.
The process iexplore.exe belongs to Internet Explorer. Whenever Internet Explorer is open, this process is displayed under Processes tab in Task Manager.
However, there are several cases when iexplore.exe was found to be a virus. In other words, bad guys have misappropriated it or named the virus file as iexplore.exe so that it would be difficult for the user to detect and remove the virus.
Luckily you have come to the right place and you have proved to be a sensible guy for searching first. Have you seen video links on your Facebook that claim “Justin Bieber Stabbed”, Justin Bieber Engaged”, “…. attacked” and so and so on…. ?
If yes I hope you have not clicked on these links. There is a new scam being floated on Facebook about Justin Bieber Stabbed! When you click on the link there appears a web site that might ask you to complete a survey.
System Fix is the name of a fake antivirus program. When installed, it shows several problems in your computer, including file read/ write problems, RAM related problems, hard disk problems and registry bugs. It claims to fix it once you register it by paying some registration charges; but in return, it does nothing.
Since Google is a widely used internet search engine, bad guys have acquired certain skills and built some viruses that blacken the name of such a reputable brand.
Google Search Virus is a really pesky virus. When your PC is infected with it you may not be properly able to use your browser. While searching for a keyword in Google you will be automatically redirected to different malicious or phishing websites. This virus generally spreads when you download pirated copies of software & games or view pornographic contents.
If your computer is infected with this virus, no need to worry. I’m going to explain a few tricks that have helped many users to remove Google Search Virus.
- Disable Malicious Driver
- Boot from a Rescue Disc
- Use Google Search Virus Remover
- Disable Search Redirect Add-On
- Empty Browser Cache
Disable Malicious Driver
The Google Search Virus installs a malicious driver on your computer which makes you impossible to view the websites which you are looking for. Follow the guidelines given below to disable it:
- Click Start, select Control Panel.
- Click System and Security | Administrative Tools | Computer Mangement.
- Expand System Tools and select Device Manager.
- Click the View menu, and mark Show Hidden Devices as checked.
- Scroll down the list until you see a driver called TDSSserve.sys which is an undesirable malicious driver. Right click it and select Disable.
- Uninstall it by right clicking and then selecting Uninstall option.
- Close the window and restart your computer.
Boot from a Rescue Disc
A Rescue Disc is a media used to self-boot and disinfect the computer. The advantage of using a rescue disc is that no virus infected startup or service will load.
- Using your friend’s computer, download Kaspersky or AVG Rescue Disc. Both are free.
- Assuming that the downloaded file is in the ISO format, launch a CD Burning software, like Nero, and burn the file contents on a blank CD/ DVD ROM that you have.
- Put it in the machine where Google Redirect Virus is infected. Restart the machine.
- Change the Boot Sequence as below:
First Boot Device: CD ROM
Second Boot Device: Hard Disk
- Save your settings.
- Press a key when prompted.
Use Google Search Virus Remover
It’s basically a redirect type of virus remover tool which will disinfect the system automatically for you. Your computer will run normal and the virus infected files will be deleted once you download & run this tool.
- Download Google Search Virus Remover.
- Run the program and follow the on screen instructions.
Disable Search Redirect Add-On
An Add-On might be located in your web browser which has made this critical problem. Disable it or all the add-ons by running your web browser in the safe mode.
- Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories | System Tools.
- Click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons).
- Press Alt key of your key board.
- Click Tools menu and select Manage Add-Ons.
- One by one disable all installed add-ons and then restart the web browser as usual.
Empty Browser Cache
Web Cache is a location on your hard disk where files downloaded from the internet are stored.
Since there is a possibility that the Google Search Virus is stored on your web cache, I would suggest you to make it empty.
A Facebook Redirect Virus is a browser hijacker program that automatically redirects a user to an unwanted website when Facebook is opened.
Facebook Redirect Virus is a very annoying and disturbing browser hijacker. It is used by bad guys to redirect to a search engine, phishing or pornographic sites once you hit Facebook.com in your web browser. In such case, it becomes impossible to open Facebook, and in some cases the virus is transmitted to other users via instant messages.
Facebook Redirect Virus is often spread via instant messages or wall posts through an infected machine. For instance, a malicious Facebook Application, upon getting necessary permissions, posts on a user’s wall, and sends instant messages to all the people in the friend’s list. When a friend downloads the malicious file and runs it, his machine gets infected and he is automatically redirected to an unwanted website once he types Facebook.com in his web browser.
This article contains various techniques that are used to remove Facebook Redirect Virus and make your computer clean and safe.
- Remove Malicious Browser Extensions
- Clear Web Cache and Temporary Internet Files
- Use a Facebook Redirect Virus Remover
- Check Host Files for Malicious Entries