What To Do if McAfee Virus Scan Update 5958 Crashes Your Windows XP Computer (or destroys svchost.exe)

You’ve probably heard about it already – a recent update to McAfee Virus Scan update caused the program to unintentionally damage Windows system files.  Symptoms include (but are not limited to): Loss of internet connection Can’t copy and paste Can’t drag and drop files Missing task bar/Start menu This problem can render your computer completely […]

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard By Web Pages Imitating Antivirus Software

Malware, which is any type of harmful software, uses many different methods to trick users into installing it.  A recent trend is to imitate legitimate antivirus software so you inadvertently install the malicious program. Malware creators utilize scary pictures and language to trick people into believing their computer is infected, and ultimately attempt to make […]

Follow Up: My Experience with Microsoft Security Essentials Anti-Malware Software

A few months ago, Evan wrote a great article about Microsoft’s free anti-malware application, Microsoft Security Essentials. After using Microsoft Security Essentials for several months, I’ve been able to get a good sense of how it stacks up against the competition. My first experience with Security Essentials was on my own computer. It had some […]

5 New Year’s Resolutions For Your PC

With the start of a new year fast approaching, many people are making personal New Year’s resolutions such as to lose a few pounds or save some extra money.  Your PC is also looking for changes this New Year.  Here are 5 simple New Year’s Resolutions for your PC. 1) Upgrade your web browser Upgrading […]

Have a Virus? Let Malwarebytes Help

It can happen to anyone:  You turn on your computer and log in, only to find pop-up advertisements, search bars, a changed desktop background, and many screens warning that you may be infected with a virus. One sign that you have been infected with a virus (or what can be referred to as malware) is […]

Looking for Free Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection? Try Microsoft Security Essentials

Windows only:  Microsoft has just released the public version of their free virus, spyware, and malware protection suite dubbed Microsoft Security Essentials (the successor to their lesser-known Live OneCare product which offered similar features).  Security Essentials is a quick download and simple installation, giving users clear and easy-to-use indications whether your PC is secure or […]