Should I Use System Reinstallation to Fix Computer?

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When using computers, we often encounter many issues, such as computers unable to start up, virus unable to remove after the infection, computer performance degrading, system slowdown, and system crash. Or no matter what you do to resolve it, the issues are still there. Sometimes, simple detection and repair cannot solve these problems. The inspector may recommend you reinstall your system. However, will system reinstallation cause big damage to your computer? The answer is NO. Continue reading

Cloud Storage Services: Dropbox, SkyDrive, and Google Drive – Good Choices to Back up Your Files

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There are more online storage, sharing and backup services than you can shake a stick at these days, and it can be quite confusing to decide which is right for you. Fortunately, many offer a free or trial option so you can try it out before committing. Here are some details about Dropbox, SkyDrive, and Google Drive. Please read on and discover which one is better for you.

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Easily Stop Web Browsers (IE/Firefox/Chrome) from Being Redirected by Suspected Sites

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Why is your web browser redirected to a suspected site that appears to be the browser home page? How to stop this kind of annoying browser redirect? Here’s a guide teaching how to remove the redirect virus and stop suspected browser redirects.

First we should explain that there is no single ‘redirect virus’. Rather, the term covers myriad infections of malware that redirects your web browser to suspected sites or something that looks like it. If you’ve ever found your web browser home page inexplicably changing to a suspected search page, or notice that the default search engine in your browser’s search bar has changed, you could say that you have been a victim of the redirect virus. Continue reading

Easily Uninstall Adware Installer Activity 7 from Windows

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Adware Installer Activity 7 is attacking my computer. Don’t know how to remove it.  Have run Norton Power Eraser as well as scanned. It continues to try to attack but is (so far) always blocked by Norton. Box says system is infected but I need to do nothing. Thanks.

Adware Installer Activity 7 Description

Infection Type: Adware
Severity: High

Adware Installer Activity 7 is a high-risk adware infection that can pose a serious security threat. Once you find this infection in your computer, you’d better take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Commonly, this adware infection sneaks into your computer via your downloading free software or online game clients, visiting questionable websites, clicking spam email attachments or malicious pop-up ads. Once installed, Adware Installer Activity 7will cause a series of troubles to your computer. Here are some examples. Continue reading

How to Delete HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS from Computer?

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Microsoft Security Essential’s (MSE) claim to get rid of “HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS” upon detection hasn’t proved successful for me. I have tried three full scans this weekend, though the results are the same – the “HackTool” is still on my computer. In addition, I have also tried the Microsoft Safety Scanner, Malwarebytes, Adwcleaner and Avast software without success either. Has anyone been successful?

What is HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS? Is it safe?

HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS is recognized as a severe Trojan infection that usually arrives as an attachment to spam emails or via peer to peer files. Additionally, you are also recommended not to visit questionable websites or click malicious links pop-up ads in case they may trigger malware that download HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS. Continue reading

How to Remove PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate.A from Computer?

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Malwarebytes free version detected about a dozen instances of PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate.A, attached to Slimware DriverUpdate on a computer running Windows XP.  Repeated attempts at removing have failed, including one conducted in Safe Mode which appeared to have succeeded when rescanned in Safe Mode but not when rescanned in normal mode….

What is PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate.A? Is it safe?

PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate.A is first detected and classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program by MalwareBytes. It is a high risk detection that will cause a series of troubles to your computer. This PUP has ability to compromise all the popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc. Please note that this PUP can trigger annoying pop-up ads to interfere with your browsing activities. You are not advised to click the pop-up ads, or your computer may bombard with more unwanted pop-up ads or your computer may get unwanted programs by force. The PUPs in your computer will take up your internet resource and system resource to slow down your overall computer performance. You should remove it in time in case it causes more troubles. Continue reading

Completely Remove “WARNING! TROJAN (TRJ.DealWare.Stealth) HAS BEEN INFECTED INTO YOUR COMPUTER” Popup

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You are alerted by a popup telling you that your computer is infected by TRJ.DealWare.Stealth? It asks you to call a toll free number for technical support? Please don’t get cheated. This article will teach you how to get rid of this scam.

Description on TRJ.DealWare.Stealth Warning Popup

This TRJ.DealWare.Stealth Warning Popup is usually caused by the potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or malware in your computer or the malicious codes/javascripts embedded onto some compromised websites. It has ability to sneak into your computer without your permission. Continue reading

Multiple Ads Brought to You by Shopping Deals? Easily Remove “Brought by Shopping Deals”

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What is Shopping Deals?

Shopping Deals is an adware that injects your web browsers with different kinds of advertisements such as coupons, discounts, deals or other services. It seems like a shopping helper that helps to find good deals and amazing deals. However, it is completely unwanted and the ads have been turned out to be bogus or compromised by malware. You are not recommended to keep this tricky adware in your computer.

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