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Best Spyware Blockers Available

by Barbara J. Feldman December 4, 2009

Spyware has become a dangerous part of online surfing and more and more Internet users are finding ways to block and remove spyware from their computers. With so many different spyware software programs out there, finding the best spyware blockers available can be a little overwhelming. Here are some of the top spyware blockers available […]

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What Is a Rootkit?

by Barbara J. Feldman August 14, 2009

When it comes to the internet, there are so many different threats, from viruses spread by e-mail to Trojans, or malicious internet-borne infections that can potentially do serious harm to a computer. While there are certainly many bugs, viruses and other threats that we need to avoid, most people don’t understand the threats, why they […]

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Rootkits: How Can They Improve Online Safety?

by Barbara J. Feldman August 12, 2009

When it comes to online safety, while threats we would do well to avoid abound, sometimes the biggest problem is trying to understand the threats and why we should avoid them or take steps to protect ourselves from them. However, before we can decide if we need to take certain steps to protect ourselves from […]

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Rootkits: Why You Might Need One

by Barbara J. Feldman August 10, 2009

To have an educated discussion about rootkits, it is important to understand what they are, what they do, how they can get on to your system and, if you find one on your computer, what you can do to remedy the situation. It’s also important to discuss the difference between security monitoring software and rootkits. […]

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Rootkit 101

by Barbara J. Feldman August 9, 2009

A rootkit is that it is a computer software program which allows someone to spy on someone else’s computer from a remote location. Using a rootkit allows you to have full access to the other person’s computer, meaning you can make any changes you want, record keystrokes and change passwords; meanwhile the person whose computer […]

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Rootkits: An Inside Look

by Barbara J. Feldman August 8, 2009

Most people are familiar with viruses, worms and other malware that can infect and damage your computer but most people are not familiar with rootkits. A rootkit is computer software that allows people to control other computers from a remote location. For example, you can control a computer from hundreds of miles away without the […]

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