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Scammed by Right PC Experts? Here's What to Do

Infopackets Reader Cindee T. writes: " Dear Dennis, The other day I was using my web browser and suddenly received a message that my computer was infected and to call 855-551-7666 to have it fixed. There was no way to close the warning screen - I ... was scared and didn't know what to do! I called the number and spoke to ' Right PC Experts ' ( ). The person I spoke to had a very thick Indian accent . To fix the virus warning, he remotely logged into my computer and installed a bunch of security programs, by the names of 'Anti hacking', 'Email Security', 'Network Firewall' and ' ... (view more)

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Vista Only Marginally More Secure Than XP, Research Suggests

Independent security tests performed by suggests that Windows Vista is only marginally more secure than Windows XP. CRN spent a week testing both operating systems against various Trojans, viruses and various exploits. The tests were ... performed with Windows Vista Business on an HP Compaq 6515b notebook with Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) and an HP Compaq nc6400 with Windows XP with Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), both using the default security features and settings. Finjan's RUSafe sniffer tool (a security tool that sniffs live traffic and generates logs that can be analyzed to help protect you ... (view more)

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'Port Monster', and 'Places That Viruses And Trojans Hide On Start Up '

Port Monster Worried about Hackers? Viruses? Port Probes? Trojan Horses? Well, now you don't have to worry anymore. With Port Monster, you can not only be protected from Internet offenses and attacks, but also, you can know for sure if anyone is ... trying to connect to your computer. Port Monster is designed to not only manually control connections to your computer through a powerful firewall, but Port Monster will also detect and proactively respond to unwanted connection attempts and port scans against your computer in real time. Port Monster is not just for home computers, it is made for any ... (view more)

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