General computers, spyware, malware information
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 10:36 | Written by Tomas Meskauskas
"This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled" (Google Chrome) - how to remove?
This article will explain how one can remove a "managed" Google Chrome extension. Notice that recently we are seeing a rise in adware infections, in many cases such PUP (potentially unwanted programs) installs on users Internet browsers disguised as legitimate browser extensions. Most commonly adware comes bundled with free software downloaded from the Internet and it's installation is a consequence of not paying close attention to the installation steps. To avoid unwilling adware or PUP installation Internet users should always install freeware choosing "Custom Installation" option instead of "Typical Installation", be sure to opt-out any changes to be made to your Internet browser settings, also disallow installation of any additional software. In this removal guide I will show how to remove SelectionLinks managed Google Chrome extension - I chose this extension just as an example, this removal guide is universal and will help you remove any managed Chrome extension.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 16:26 | Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Internet access is blocked due to malware infection, how to eliminate it?
This tutorial will show you how to regain control of your Internet access if it's blocked by malware. Some variants of malware alters Internet browsers settings by adding a Proxy Server, in such case you won't be able to visit any websites and thus you won't be able to download required software to eliminate security infections. Other types of malware changes computer's DNS settings or adds various entries to your operating system's HOSTS file. By changing these settings computer viruses can cause redirect issues or completely block Internet connection. If you can't access Internet and you suspect that this may be caused by some virus infection check these settings and make sure that everything is in place.
Monday, 28 January 2013 16:18 | Written by Tomas Meskauskas
How to perform system restore using command prompt? (ransomware or virus is blocking safe mode)
System Restore is a function which help restore one's operating system files to an earlier point in time. System restore can be useful when some malicious software has invaded one's computer and has damaged system files. Moreover this function can be very useful when dealing with ransomware infections which blocks computer's screen. This tutorial can be useful for computer users who would like to perform a system restore using command prompt. In some cases, especially when dealing with ransomware infections doing a system restore can become a very complicated task - modern fake antivirus programs and ransomware infections are capable of blocking operating system's safe mode and safe mode with networking, this leaves the only solution - performing System Restore using command prompt.
Monday, 28 January 2013 15:52 | Written by Tomas Meskauskas
How to create a new user account using command prompt?
This tutorial will show you how one can create a new user account in Windows operating system using command prompt. This guide can be helpful when dealing with ransomware or fake antivirus programs which blocks Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking. Cyber criminals who are responsible for developing malicious programs are implementing new methods to protect their bogus software from elimination - this includes blocking user's access to safe mode.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:39 | Written by Tomas Meskauskas
How to burn and use a rescue CD? A method to remove ransomware from your PC.
Recent outrage of ransomware (screen lockers) has impelled me to write this guide explaining how can a computer user boot from a rescue disk. While rescue disks is not a common method used to help remove spyware and viruses, recent rise in screen locker infections has made this an attractive way to unlock your PC without taking it to a computer repair shop. Most commonly rescue disks is used to remove viruses from computers when it's impossible to use safe mode. In this guide I will use ImgBurn software to burn the .iso file to the CD.
Thursday, 23 June 2011 10:28 | Written by Tomas Meskauskas
How to create a System Repair Disc in Windows 7
System Repair Disc is a very useful option that could be found in Windows 7. This option can be very valuable in various situations. I think that everyone should have such disk - you can never know when you could need it. What this disk does is provides with several solutions if you can't boot your operating system. For example if your computer got infected with malware your operating system files could be damaged and when you try to boot your computer all you see is a black screen. Such situations when your operating system doesn't boot to a state where you see a log-in screen is difficult to fix. If you have a Repair Disk you could try doing a Start-up Repair, most commonly this would fix your operating system and you access your desktop once again. You could also try doing a System Restore to roll back the configuration of your operating system to a previous state. ( This option could be very useful if you have recently installed/updated your hardware drivers and you can't boot your computer etc.) To sum up System Repair Disk is a very useful thing to have. To my mind everyone should have one, you can never know when you need it, but if you have one this could save you a lot of time and money when trying to fix your PC.
- FBI Your Computer Has Been Locked scam
- System Care Antivirus
- Department of Justice MoneyPak Virus
- Win 7 Antivirus 2013
- SweetIM Toolbar (Search.sweetim.com Virus)
- Department of Justice scam
- FBI Cybercrime Division - Your PC is Blocked (MoneyPak Virus)
- Metropolitan Police ransomware (PCeU) virus
- Police Central E-Crime Unit Virus
- Internet Security "designed to protect" Scam - Fake Antivirus Program