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September 18, 2017

CCleaner Compromised, Hackers Install Backdoor Malware into Popular Utility

Popular Windows optimization utility CCleaner has a serious problem right now as a recent blog post by their VP of Products, Paul Yung reveals that hackers have compromised recent versions of CCleaner, installing a backdoor utility into the application that would allow hackers to remotely access systems with CCleaner installed.

The security issue which was discovered on September 12, affected the 32-bit version of CCleaner version 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3191. Hackers were able to illegally modify the application before it was released and was able to introduce the malicious code. The malicious code not only granted attackers remote access to [...]

 
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September 14, 2017

Eero Review (2nd Gen, 2017)

The Next Generation

When Eero launched last year, it helped drive a revolutionary shift in the WiFi router market. Unlike the traditional WiFi router which was complicated to configure and manage for the average user, Eero wanted to create something that was easy to setup, easy to manage and could provide reliable whole home WiFi coverage no matter the size of the home. For the most part, Eero achieved its goal.

Now that it’s a bit more than year later, Eero has revealed the 2nd Generation Eero. Rather than a major redesign, the 2nd Generation Eero focuses on improving on the first generation product while simultaneously launching lower powered wall [...]

 
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July 29, 2017

5 Easy Steps to Remove Adware, Spyware, and Malware from Your PC

For anyone using a Windows PC, malware infections are simply a fact of life. Nefarious programmers have figured out ways to make money, destroy systems and make your life a living hell, and while it’s difficult to completely prevent malware infections, it’s important to know how to get rid of them.

Today we’ll show you five easy steps that will help you remove the most common malware infections.

 

Remove Malware, Adware, Spyware Step 1: Unplug Yourself

When you’ve been infected with any sort of malware whether it be adware, spyware, ransomware, a trojan, or something else, the first step to eradicating it is to completely [...]

 
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July 27, 2017

How to Increase FPS in Games

We’ve all been there. The moment when the new Call of Duty is released and we wait eagerly to download and install it only to find out that it runs at 10 FPS our old gaming system. Or after setting up a brand new “school” PC to find that it performance on CS:GO, TF2, LoL, and Overwatch isn’t exactly what you expected.  It happens.

While the ideal thing to do at this point is to buy a completely new gaming PC with the best gaming graphics card and the best CPU, that’s unfortunately not feasible for most people. As such, here’s a list of the best ways to increase the FPS in your games before going out and spending $2,000 for a new gaming [...]

 
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July 25, 2017

How to Edit the Hosts File in Windows 10 to Block Malware

One of the easiest yet least known ways to drastically improve any PC’s ability to defend itself against malware such as adware or spyware is to simply redirect malicious websites using the hosts file.

What is a hosts file and how does editing it block malware?

Before we begin, let’s first talk about what a host file is. When a PC accesses the internet, it uses a DNS server to resolve domain names to IP addresses. Your PC then follows the IP addresses to the servers that will serve you a webpage or provide you with another service.

For example, when you type in Google.com, your PC will ask a DNS server what the IP address of Google.com is. The [...]

 
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January 23, 2018

The Best Malware Removal Tools of 2018

Spyware, adware, ransomware, rootkits, worms, viruses, trojans, keyloggers, hijackers and more. These days, there are literally millions of ways your computer could get infected by some sort of malware and generally speaking, dealing with this stuff is a massive pain in butt. Many of these malwares not only attempt to look legitimate, but they also embed themselves by modifying registry keys and other system settings to ensure that once they’re in a system, they don’t leave.

Luckily, there are some great people who have developed some effective tools to remove that malware so you don’t have to figure out how to do it manually. Here are some of the best [...]

 
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July 29, 2017

TP-Link Deco M5 Review

TP-Link Enters the Mesh Wi-Fi Game

With the explosion of mobile and IoT, Wi-Fi demands in the home have increased exponentially in the past few years causing many people to realize just how bad home Wi-Fi is. As a solution to home Wi-Fi issues, mesh Wi-Fi has exploded in popularity over the past year prompting almost every networking company to scramble to release some sort of mesh Wi-Fi offering.

Coming a bit late into the game is TP-Link, which recently launched the Deco M5 that we’ll be reviewing today. Like many of the mesh Wi-Fi systems on the market, the TP-Link Deco M5 is designed with performance, range and ease of use in mind however, what TP-Link has [...]

 
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May 8, 2017

Handbrake Download Server Infected With Malware

Developers of popular transcoding tool, Handbrake, issued an urgent message on Saturday warning its users that one of its download servers have been compromised. The original installation file has been replaced with one that may be laced with a malware.

The notice is directed towards users who have downloaded Handbrake on Mac between May 2 and May 6. If you fall within the specified group, then there’s a 50% chance of having a malware installed on your Mac. The developers urge its users to verify the installation file’s checksum, a number generated to ensure the integrity of the file, before running it. For those who have already installed the [...]

 
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March 30, 2017

Pornhub and YouPorn Embraces Privacy: Makes Switch to HTTPS

As congress passes new legislation allowing ISPs to sell customer browsing history, internet privacy is once again a hot topic in the tech world.

As a result of the impending passage of the new legislation, top adult entertainment websites Pornhub and YouPorn are embracing user privacy by switching to HTTPS, the secure version of HTTP, beginning on April 4. By utilizing HTTPS to secure a connection between customers and Pornhub/YouPorn servers, this will prevent ISPs from tracking user activity to these websites. HTTPS will also ensure data integrity and website authenticity when users connect to Pornhub and YouPorn.

“As one of the most viewed websites in [...]

 
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July 7, 2017

How to Speed Up Your Slow PC

There’re no two ways about it: all PCs slow down without proper maintenance. Before you decide to recycle your machine, try following this simple guide to see if you can squeeze out an extra bit of performance.

 

1. Run Windows Update

Windows tries its best to let you know when new updates with crucial bug fixes and stability improvements get released. However, sometimes the updates don’t automatically apply. If you’re experiencing a slow system, it may be that you need to update your system. This is especially important for newly purchased machines.

 

2. Identify Rogue Programs With Task Manager

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