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Norton Security Roundup 2009

Over the years, you may have heard of or used computer security programs from Symantec under the Norton brand. At one time you needed only an antivirus program. Later came firewalls and antispyware programs. Touch wood, I have never been affected by a virus, Trojan or other nasty program, but of late I have found […]

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Beware of MS Antispyware 2009

A few people are getting sucked into installing MS Antispyware 2009. They go to some site and get a popup offering to install this program. Think about it. Normal websites don’t offer antispyware programs through a popup. What’s wrong with this program? It contains a virus and the victim actually consents to install it. Sean-Paul […]

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Reputable sites infected by viruses

I can’t remember getting spam from a suburban motor vehicle dealer, at least not from one based in Dubai (I am in Australia). Western Auto LLC part of the Western Group wants to sell me Chinese-made Foton brand 3 Ton Pickups with free insurance and registration. The sender used the IP address, which is […]

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