PC Mechanic is an application that claims to be a computer optimization program. It features a scanner that checks your PC for problematic and obsolete files that may be taking up unnecessary space on your hard disk. The catch is that you must purchase the full version before it will fix any of the apparent system errors it located. While this program may seem useful at first glance, so-called ‘optimization applications’ typically do not meaningfully improve PC performance.

Our friends at InfoSec Institute have once again ever so kindly written another great blog post in regards to how to remove Windows Antivirus Adviser. Let's see what Kim Crawley (our guestwriter) have to say about this PUP and the step by step instruction on how to remove it.

How To Remove RadioRage

by News Editor on January 29th, 2015 in Security Tips.

RadioRage is a toolbar application that claims to enhance a user’s web experience by offering several different types of searches, links to music sites, and the ability to listen to any web radio station from your PC.

RebateInformer is a web browser plugin that claims to notify you of available discounts, coupons and rebates when you search and/or browse the web. How it works is by analyzing websites your browser visits and attempts to find and display deals associated with products offered on the site. It is typically loaded with malware and starts automatically with windows. This is why it is considered a potentially unwanted application.

Super Optimizer, is a potentially unwanted application that claims to optimize and clean your PC. If installed, it is capable of interfering with the user experience when using your PC.

How To Remove Vosteran

by News Editor on January 13th, 2015 in Security Tips.

Vosteran is a web browser extension/add-on that claims to enhance your web browsing experience. If installed, it changes your homepage and default search engine to vosteran.com and can display intrusive adverts when browsing the Internet, making it a potentially unwanted application.

How To Remove SpeeditUp

by News Editor on January 12th, 2015 in Security Tips.

SpeeditUp is a potentially unwanted application that claims to observe and test your PC’s broadband connection and download speeds. It also installs additional browser extensions/add-ons which display aggressive adverts when browsing the Internet if installed on your PC.

SpeeditUp can be bundled with third party applications (usually through the use of a download manager) in such a way that it is commonly installed without the user affirmatively consenting to the install.

It's the new year. We all have our own versions of new year resolutions. You may resolve to eat healthier, get more organized or find a new job. Whatever it could be, your 2015 resolutions should include boosting up our cyber security after seeing major hacks last year which involved big companies such as Sony, Target, Home Depot and Ebay leaving millions of customer's information exposed.

Increasingly, Americans are going online to prepare for the holidays, whether it's shopping, shipping or sending out cards. But don't let convenience get in the way of safety

In the countdown to the holiday season,  millions of people around the world are going to go online to buy presents for friends and family, search for holidays, book tickets for a big gig or send an electronic Christmas card.

Trojan.Poweliks.C is malware that writes malicious JavaScript code directly into the Run key in the system registry. Once installed, the malicious code is executed with every system reboot. The Trojan injects the code launched from the Run registry key into the process “dllhost.exe”.

Shop For Rewards by Pitaya Tech is a browser extension “designed to help you collect free gifts, coupons and fantastic rewards by shopping online through third party e-commerce websites”.