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keylogging: the act of capturing and recording a computer user’s keystrokes in a covert manner. Keylogging software is sometimes included as part of a computer virus and can be used to steal account passwords and financial information. 

Lavasoft has been a supporter of National Cyber Security Awareness Month for several years by promoting online safety, security, and privacy awareness. Celebrated every October, NCSAM was created to ensure everyone has the resources required to stay safer online. In an effort to promote online safety and security, here are five posts to help you and your family stay safe online:

This week Microsoft officially addressed the wide range of privacy concerns that have been reported regarding large-scale data collection in Windows 10. Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, posted to the official blog and reiterated the company’s commitment to listening to customer feedback regarding privacy concerns: 

How To Remove CheckMeUp

by News Editor on September 25th, 2015 in Security Tips.

CheckMeUp is a potentially unwanted application that claims to test and observe your PC’s broadband upload and download speeds. If installed, it also installs additional browser extensions/add-ons that display intrusive adverts when browsing the Internet.

HomeTab describes itself as a web browser extension that allows synchronization between your PC and your Android device in order to bring you a better browser experience. This program can be distributed by bundling to free software using pay-per-install marketing method; so it may sneak to your PC as a part of another installation without you noticing this.

Search Protection by Spigot is classified as a potentially unwanted program. This application is designed to protect its bundled programs and make sure they remain installed or unchanged by other third party programs. It creates registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted.