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what is conficker

How to Protect Yourself From The Conficker Worm?

A new worm called Conflicker is doing the rounds, attacking unnumbered Windows computers in the recent times. The spread of infection is going from bad to worse and is beyond control as per the reports from a security vendor. Detections…

What is Koobface?

Koobface is a type of computer worm that infects unwary users through social media platforms like Facebook. It infects computers of unwary users in an attempt to gather sensitive information such as credit card numbers. The Koobface worm can connect…

What is Boot Sector Virus?

What are boot sector viruses and how can I prevent them?

Computer Virus Even before we try to understand what a boot sector virus is, let us understand what is a computer virus. In the online world, the term computer virus refers to a malicious program that auto-multiplies by copying itself…

botnet attacks

How to Prevent Bots from Infecting Your System?

What are Bots? Bots are Internet robots also known as crawlers, spiders, and web bots. They are automated programs developed for performing repetitive tasks. With the computing power available to programmers, bots have been developed to execute tasks at extremely…

What is What is Pharming

What is Pharming and How to Prevent These Attacks

The word Pharming is coined from the words “phishing” and “farming”. It refers to the cybercrime activities such as phishing, where a website’s traffic is hacked in order to steal the sensitive data. Basically, Pharming utilizes the sequence of letters…

Computer Worm

What is the Morris Worm?

The Morris worm was released on November 2nd, 1988 by Robert Tappan Morris. It was the first of computer worms to be distributed on the internet that would not work as planned. Origins As mentioned above, the worm was introduced…

cybercrime

What is Crimeware? How to Protect Yourself from Crimeware?

Crimeware is a set of programs or any computer program that has been designed to facilitate illegal activity online. Many spyware programs, keyloggers, and browser hijackers can be considered crimeware, although only those used illicitly. The phishing kit is one…

Virus Removal

How to Get Rid of Viruses From Your Devices?

Almost all the devices connected to the internet are vulnerable to malware infection as hackers find new ways and methods to attack and infest the PCs. Users should update the software with new security patches, install an advanced virus protection…

browser hijacker

What is Browser Hijacking? How to Get Rid of This Virus?

In computing, a browser hijacking refers to the malicious intrusions made by a hijacker for personal gains. In order to accomplish this, the hijacker uses a malicious software which is placed on the internet browser that alters the activity of…