Thursday, August 20, 2009

Use WIFI Hotspots with Security

Wow Internet for free! Everyone's dream right? It is a nightmare if you don't take precautions and learn to secure your laptop. Identity Theft is on the rise and Using security with free public WiFi Hotspots is crucial. Follow these tips and stay safe. Well Safer, that is.

Step 1 : When purchasing your laptop make sure you have WIFI capability as well as security systems such as SpySweeper, Antivirus Security, and popup blockers. Having a good backup system in place or an online backup such as Carbonite is excellent for restoring lost data in event of laptop hijacking.

TIP: Run virus scan once a day and back up your computer weekly.

Step 2 : Next, when using your WIFI in public, choose a location that requires registration. It may be appealing to sit and sip coffee but if the location is open to the public with no registration, you are at risk for hackers to access your information.

Limit your banking and personal information to the home computer. That way your information is secure while using you laptop in public which lowers the chances of identity theft.

TIP: The location should offer unique login codes to use WIFI.

Step 3 : Password protect your computer, your internet login, and your important files. Do not keep a password file on your computer listing all your passwords. Change your passwords fairly frequently. Ask if they support Wireless Client Isolation. On your computer remember that anyone can be listening in. You cannot deter that but you can use safer methods such as encryption, which is set up on the wireless router. So you need to ask the WIFI Hotspot if they have encyption enabled. This will show up as a key in the connection box.

TIP: Look for Encryption key in Hotspot's connection box

Step 4 : If you must access banking and financial spots make sure you are accessing the correct url. In the URL address box look for https:// s indicates secure. Note also the secure padlock in lower right hand side of browser.

TIP: Look for secure websites

Step 5 : While you are at the WIFI hotspot, make sure to seat yourself so that people aren't easily able to see your screen.
Make sure to close out browser windows when idle. Do not leave your laptop unattended even for a couple of seconds.

Take precautions to have your laptop or case is easily identifiable by you.
Read the article on preventing laptop loss at the airport.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

How do you get rid of antivirus 360?

An affirmation to start: 1) Do not copy your documents elsewhere as this will only spread the Malware, do NOT use your Email until this is cleaned and DO NOT REFORMAT unless it is your last resort.

Now for the main part: Malware is one of the worst kind of viral infection, deeply rooting itself in your system (some even hide in your router's firmware). Virus scanners (which are mostly blind to it) and the Restore Point Utility are not good things to use against such invasion for this reason alone.

So DON'T take chances with it !!!

virus removal
There are two different programs that might be referred to as the Antivirus 360. There is the Norton Antivirus and there is a rogue anti-spyware program Antivirus 360? Antivirus 360 is not a good program!

See the related link to for information about the spyware Antivirus 360 and removal information. You should read that and remove the rogue program right away!

Here is more information about how to remove the spyware Antivirus 360:

You need to run these 4 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer.

1. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

2. Run the anti spyware removal programs Spybot

3 Run Superantispyware

Use Mozilla Firefox or the Google chrome browser for browsing unsafe websites

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How to bypass a parental control?

computer security
A few days ago, my dad put some type of program or used his administrator account to block any downloads on my account. I do know how to change his password in "run" but i did not tried that but some how manage to find a way out to get away with that.

Here is some of the steps i came along..

Step 1 : Get the name and password of a friend who has an unblocked account. On the logon screen, scroll down to where you would enter your screen name, and select guest instead. Log on with the name and password of your friend

Step 2 : Access a different web browser. If your AOL account lets you, try to open Firefox or IE, and access the web through these browsers. Make sure to use AOL every once in a while so your parents see an AOL activity report.

Step 3 : Use a web proxy. These are websites that let you view and/or access websites from an independent server (i.e., it's not connected to your original AOL account). Some proxies only allow you to view a page; others allow you to access pages with username/password accounts. Keep in mind that it is very difficult to watch video through proxy servers. Web proxies like Open Silence and Mowser (see Resources) work with AOL.

Step 4 : Use a different computer, such as one at a library with Internet access.