Malware

Malicious software and viruses run in PC background and they start their own processes which are hard to detect by average PC user. A running program that has active process often can not be removed unless there is a way to kill its process running in system background. These malicious programs also make changes in registry and associate themselves with certain executable files. If you want to remove those viruses, you need a mechanism that stops their background running processes and fix registry. RKill is an antivirus tool that terminates known malware (running) processes so that you can clean PC from infections without interruption. RKill kills malware processes that are running, removes incorrect executable associations and fixes registry policies to make security tools run again which sometimes stop running in case of PC infections.

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Browse to Save is an adware program that shows itself in web pages as links. On mouse over those links, you get the title of link named as “browse to save”. The target landing pages will be different webpages e.g. eBay, Amazon, Walmart or different web services. Its kind of an ads popup virus. If your PC is infected with “browse to save” adware, you will notice in-text links in every web page that you open in web browser. In regular text of webpage specific keywords will become these underline ads. It can also display ads in shape of boxes containing various coupons, which when clicked will display advertisements that displays: “brought to you by browse to save”. This adware enters in PC as an unwanted program that comes with installer of any freeware program that you downloaded from web. You should pay attention while installing software, because often freewares come with additional installs that you can choose to install or not. Be careful what yo agree to install. Always use custom installation and see if there are additional installs with that installer. Uncheck if there are any additional installs that you do not need or do not know about. Here is how to remove “browse to save” adware program.

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Have you ever wanted to take a good free anti virus product in your USB drive to use in time of need? Or did you ever want to have a password manager in your USB? Many advanced computer users use a lot of online websites that require passwords. Many software in our PCs may require password for particular user. We can not remember all the passwords all the time and we may want to use different computers to do our work. For that you need a trusted free portable password manager. And to have a portable free anti virus with you in your USB is like having a personal security assistant with you all the time to help you clean any computer anywhere. We have computers at home, in office, in our friend’s homes etc. So security software in portable form ensures portable security solution whenever and where ever you need it. Download 5 most recommended free and portable security software.

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agnitum-outpost-internet-security-free

Agnitum outpost internet security is a multiple award winning internet security and free anti virus for PC that features free virus curing, free anti-virus updates, free personal firewall, free spam protection, lightweight internet security suite, free cloud-based services (ImproveNet), automated OS defence and more. Agnitum is the first security vendor to deliver a fully functional free version of an Internet security suite for Windows users. Outpost Security Suite FREE builds on the acclaimed antivirus, firewall and proactive protection technologies. The free solution employs modern techniques to prevent infections, data corruption and PC intrusions. Download your free internet security today.

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We like to give free anti virus software at TechMynd to our valuable readers. This is not a giveaway from TechMynd. Its Giveaway from Comodo and its for everyone. So whoever left behind in receiving giveaways from TechMynd can grab this opportunity and download and use Full Comodo Internet Security Pro 2011 version for one whole year. Comodo Internet Security Pro 2011 guarantees protection against viruses and malware by focusing on prevention and not only detection. Comodo patent pending prevention based technology creates an impenetrable shield that identifies safe, unsafe and questionable files. Comodo Internet Security Pro 2011 offers real-time protection against Viruses, Trojans, Adware, Spyware and other Malware threats. Other Antivirus products depend on signature updates alone but Auto Sandbox Technology means you’re protected from even unknown threats.

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lookout mobile security scanning android

Lookout is a security app for Android, developed by XDA member ‘Sonic Design’ which protects your Android handset from malware and viruses. Locate your lost or stolen phone on Google Maps with ‘Find My Phone’ feature. The app also provides a backup and restore. Lockout is a #1 Security App for Android.

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We have to make an important announcement. Please accept our (TechMynd’s) apology because we have been bad guys for a while unintentionally. Thanks to Sanix for helping us and timely warning.

Yahoo search is more powerful than Google. Because it sorts out bad guys and warns the publisher if he is hosting infected files. We recently came to know that some files (System Tweaking Tools) at our servers were detected as a threat by ‘McAfee Siteadvisor’ and we have eliminated those files immediately. The details are as under.

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Have you received any suspicious file, attachment you are unable to recognize via email? Best online security practices describe that do not open and run any attachment from unreliable source and make sure you know the sender is trusted. Normally popular services will mark that file as suspicious and put that email in junk folder. You might still want to know about that file before running it on your PC. Here is an online service which will analyze and detect any threat in files and give you details about any file from multiple antivirus engines.

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