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How to Remove a win32 Trojan Virus?

The win32 Trojan viruses are pretty common so you need to know how to remove them in case your computer gets infected. This virus infects your hard drive, and may cause your computer to run slowly, take a longer amount of time to launch your programs, and the virus can even install unwanted software on your system. This makes it a good idea to remove any software that has installed itself recently onto your computer and to unregister the files from your computer that are harboring the virus.

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Why Does My Computer Keep Making Loud Fan Noises?

A loud fan noise can indicate a number of causes, the majority of which are relatively easy fixes. The trick to diagnosing the noise is recognizing the type of use that might lead to heavy fan noise. The biggest indicator is that loud fans usually coincide with an overheating computer, which in itself can have different causes. Resolving the problem will help maximize the lifespan of the computer as well as solve the noisy fan problem for the user.

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What to Do If Your Computer is Infected with Sality Virus?

One of the nastiest computer viruses out there is the Sality virus, which is a virus that allows hackers to remotely access your computer, steal information, download additional viruses into your computer, and cause your computer to perform at a low level. If your computer is infected with this virus, you will notice that it runs slowly, has less available memory, and that you are being flooded with pop-up ads. This virus can also alter your desktop settings and Internet settings. It is important to eradicate this virus as soon as possible after you detect that it has invaded your system. Usually, the sality virus is downloaded via email.

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Watch Out for the Scam Emails

As digital information becomes an increasingly hot commodity among black market operations, email scams are increasing in number and sophistication. Most internet-savvy individuals can spot scams of the Nigerian royal family variety with little trouble. However, scammers that are more adept have moved on to tactics that are less obvious, such as spoofing bank sites or phishing for financial information via official-sounding correspondence. Here are a few tips for avoiding the more elaborate scam emails today.

Your Bank Never Asks for Password or Log In

Some scam emails mimic correspondence from your bank and request that you provide a password or user name in response. Often, these emails reference an issue with your account. The scammer may try to unsettle readers with warnings or information that will cause concern, increasing the likelihood that an account holder will act quickly by sending in the requested information. Once the scammer receives the information, they have access to your bank account.

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How to Uninstall a Toolbar from Your Browser

Toolbars can be helpful but they can also be a nuisance. Most browsers like Google and Firefox offer toolbars that users can customize to make surfing easier. However, there are also toolbars that install themselves without your permission and only serve to clutter your desktop. Here are basic tips on how to uninstall a toolbar from your browser.

Using the Windows Add/Remove Programs Utility

The easiest way for Windows users would be to use the Windows Add/Remove Programs option. To do this, you have to:

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What is the Best Email Service?

Email is an essential part of the modern world. It is one of the quickest ways to communicate for business or personal reasons. It seems that almost everyone uses computers as part of their daily lives, and millions of people are online.

There are dozens of types of email services out there, but it is impossible to say that one of them is superior to others. What type of service is best depends on your needs. Different users have different needs. First, you should consider if they need a free or paid service. The difference is usually the presence of advertisements in free email services.

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How to Lock Your Computer?

In Windows, it is a simple matter to learn how to lock (password protect) your computer. A password protected computer cannot be accessed without the password being entered. Having a password will prevent unauthorized viewing of your computer files, computer history, and other personal information. You might also want to create multiple user accounts on one computer, each of them being password protected. For our purposes, we are going to assume that you are running the latest version of Microsoft Windows, which is Windows 7. These instructions will also work for those who are running Windows Vista.

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Apple Mac Flashback Trojan

There are times you wonder why the guys who produce viruses and malware cannot make better use of their time and skills. Let’s face it, life would probably be much better for these guys (and everybody else) if they will simply channel their creativity to more legitimate ventures. In the past few weeks, creators of malware have managed to come up with an invention called the Flashback Trojan horse. At the last count, over 600,000 Macs had been infected by this virus.

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How to Adjust Screen Brightness of My Laptop?

Laptops are great to have at home or on the road. Battery life is no longer an issue, especially in netbooks that can now last up to ten hours. There are a lot of issues that affect battery life – wireless options being turned on, faster processor speed, etc. The most important issue is brightness of the screen. In fact, it is the screen that consumes a lot of power, so it is important to lower the brightness if you want to conserve battery life to last longer while unplugged.

Every laptop is different, so adjusting the brightness will be different from the steps mentioned in this post. However, you can understand the steps involved in this process, thus helping you do so on your own.

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How to Tell If You Have a Computer Virus by Asking Yourself Some Questions

Your personal computer is a necessity for you. It allows you to email friends, family, potential jobs, etc. It allows you to surf the Internet, keep up with social media sites, find weather conditions for your area, and sometimes can even allow you to make phone calls. It holds all of your important documents and contact information for friends and family. It is your number one tool. You should keep it protected, but you should also know how to tell if you have a computer virus.

How to tell if you have a computer virus by asking yourself these questions:

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