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Threat Index: Bots

Bots and botnets are any software that automatically perform(s) a specific action or actions. While this might not seem too dangerous at first, some bots can have very sophisticated programming! Put more simply, a bot is only limited by the imagination of the programmer and his capabilities.

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Threat Index: Browser Hijackers

A browser hijacker, as we’ve noted before, is “any software that infects a user’s internet browser and alters his internet traffic requests.” Less broadly it can alter a web browser’s settings in harmful, dangerous, or irritating ways. This can take the shape of changed home pages, altering search requests, having pop-ups and other ads, etc.

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Threat Index – Computer Worms

Computer worms (as we’ve discussed before) is “any type of software that destroys data on a computer’s hard drive by ‘eating’ it.” But what does that mean exactly? A computer worm is a form of malicious software (aka “malware”) that replicates itself to spread to other computers or devices. It does this by “hitching a […]

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Threat Index: Adware

Adware is one of the more devious forms of malware in that it appears genuine to the user and usually doesn’t directly affect their system in a recognizably dangerous way – at least, at first…

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Malware Types Part 1

Malware (a portmanteau of the words “malicious” and “software”) is blanket word for any sort of software that disrupts the normal functions of your computer, steals your personal information, and/or leaves you vulnerable to other, external operations of a malevolent nature. But what is it exactly? Malware is a bit of a loaded term since […]

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Identity Theft

In the Digital Age, it becomes increasingly more difficult to keep others from impersonating you or stealing your “identity.” With so many ways to expose yourself to the predations on online identity thieves, the average computer end user must be constantly vigilant. But what is identity theft? Broadly, “identity theft” is the act of stealing […]

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Password Security – And why you should care

Good password security is the online equivalent of personal hygiene, if bad personal hygiene could compromise your digital safety that is. There are several good habits to be in when it comes to passwords, but first let’s look at how passwords are “cracked”…

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Download & Installation using Microsoft Edge

Check out our video tutorial and learn how to download and install STOPzilla software for Windows PCs using Microsoft Edge. Watch video now.

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AntiVirus Scanning & Quarantine Video

Detailed video tutorial describing how to use the scanning and quarantine features found in the STOPzilla AntiVirus 7.0 software.

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STOPzilla Product Activation Video

Video tutorial showing how to activate your STOPzilla AntiVirus or AntiMalware product.

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