5 Disadvantages of PC Tools and How to Uninstall It


In a quest to rid their machines of harmful viruses and threats that could potentially cause great damage, computer owners regularly install antivirus solutions to help eliminate issues from their machines.

28 Types of Computer Security Threats and Risks

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There are many types of computer security threats in this world. Some are pretty harmful while some are totally harmless although annoying. There are also some which does not do any damage to your computer, but has the capability to empty the numbers in your bank account. If you are really interested to find out […]

How to Remove Virus

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I had previously written about the symptoms of a computer infected with virus. In this post, I would like to extend my topic with a solution. The provided solution is a step by step guide on how to remove the infection from your computer which you suspected or detected from your antivirus scan. But before […]

Microsoft Tamed the BEAST and 7 Other Security Fixes


Microsoft’s January patch fixed the famous BEAST SSL issue which affects most TLS 1.0 encryption. The patch also fixes 7 other Windows Security issues.

Microsoft & Kaspersky Now Protecting Users From Duqu

Duqu Trojan

Duqu, a remote access Trojan (RAT) had been a topic to be discussed recently by lots of security experts especially the ones from Malware Research field and Antivirus Field. Situation got worse after someone had discovered that there is a Windows Kernel vulnerability that associated with Duqu. How bad is this vulnerability? This vulnerability only […]

How Often Should You Scan Your Computer for Malware?

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There isn’t any security text book or ‘Must Follow’ guide on how often you should get your computer scanned for Malware such as Virus, Trojan, and Worms. It is always good to scan as much as possible to ensure that your are safe from any infection. The situation where you need a scan need to […]

The Importance of Windows Registry

Windows Registry

IT Security Column would like to launch another series and this time is more towards the Windows Registry Awareness Campaign. I had completed the URL investigation and prevention series few weeks back and it had been great to get some feedback from my reader. Basically, this time I will bring on the Windows Registry as […]

Phishing Scam Wipes out Bank Accounts Worth 240k

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Malaysia Banks were recently hacked with a phishing scam and mobile phone hijacking where several bank accounts were clean up by the scammers. The total amount stolen is about a quarter of a million where it happened over the past nine months. All the banks in Malaysia practiced the using the TAC (Transaction Authorization Code) […]

10 Ways to Get Your Computer Infected With Malware

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This entry is the last chapter of my URL Investigation and Prevention series and would like end this series with 10 ways on how you can get your computer infected with Malware. Usually a proper guide will be guiding an individual on how to prevent unwanted things. This entry is special because I want to […]

How to Investigate URL in Details to Prevent Internet Scam


The third chapter of URL investigation and prevention series will be on how to investigate URL in details to prevent internet scam. This chapter basically teaches you on how to deal with URL that sent to you carefully in order to avoid you from falling into the consequences of a dangerous URL. Everyday you receive […]