This is more or less a guide on protecting your computer; it's more of an
information type of guide. Do not get all worried because of the above bold text.
Most of the people don't know what attacks there computers.
Below I will write definitions to certain infections.
The term computer virus is used for a program which has infected some executable software and which causes that software, when run, to spread the virus to other executable software. Viruses may also contain a payload which performs other actions, often malicious.
A worm, is a program which actively transmits itself over a network to infect other computers. It too may carry a payload.
Spyware is computer software that is installed surreptitiously on a personal computer to intercept or take partial control over the user's interaction with the computer, without the user's informed consent.
Keystroke logging (often called keylogging) is a method of capturing and recording user keystrokes. Keylogging can be useful to determine sources of errors in computer systems, to study how users interact with systems, and is sometimes used to measure employee productivity on certain clerical tasks. Such systems are also highly useful for law enforcement and espionage—for instance, providing a means to obtain passwords or encryption keys and thus bypassing other security measures. Keyloggers are widely available on the Internet.
In the context of computing and software, a Trojan horse, or simply trojan, is a piece of software which appears to perform a certain action but in fact performs another such as virus.
HTTP cookies, sometimes known as web cookies or just cookies, are parcels of text sent by a server to a web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. HTTP cookies are used for authenticating, tracking, and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences or the contents of their electronic shopping carts. The term "cookie" is derived from "magic cookie," a well-known concept in UNIX computing which inspired both the idea and the name of HTTP cookies.
Adware or advertising-supported software is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used. Some types of adware are also spyware and can be classified as privacy-invasive software.
Lists of free software and utilities.
*Spybot Search & Destroy
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oh thanks for this guide and the definitions. but it's still hard for me to track what kind of virus my computer have right now. viruses are so lame and a big traitor plus liar. waaah~
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Download this if your having problems what to delete from your PC post your Txt on this thread only.
(Note: I suggest you use Mozilla because there's a problem for IE users having problem locating the Analyze button)
First, Download Majorgeek its free and you can remove viruses by hand.Second, when you finally got your Txt check them if your still unsure how to remove them post your TXT here and I'll guide you to the process.
Having problem locating Majorgeek?
4)Locate HijackThis folder
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