When is adware not just adware? When it’s also malware, of course! Fireball, a new threat out of China, created by marketing firm Rafotech, is just one such example of a threat that is one part adware and one part malware. Together, these two parts pack quite a wallop, one which has infected over 250 million computer users in the last month alone. Fireball, discovered … Continue reading Fireball – The Explosive Malware Heard ‘Round the World
Perhaps it’s no coincidence that “adware” and “annoying” both start with the letter A, because really, what could be more annoying than trying to surf the internet while silly, useless ads appear on screen? You close one ad and another one opens up on its heels. Not a moment later, there’s a flashy banner ad, making your head swim and your eyes dart. Your internet-surfing … Continue reading Adware Goes Rogue
Adware is a touchy topic. Ask its opponents and they will tell you that adware is akin to malware and should be stopped in its tracks. Ask online advertisers and publishers and they will tell you it’s a mostly innocent way for developers to make a bit of money off of the free services they provide and by blocking ads we are effectively silencing freedom … Continue reading Stoking the Flames in the Adblocker vs Anti-adblocker Debate
Well, it’s July and for anyone with a PC running Windows 7 or *gasp!* Windows 8 that should be significant – Because the long awaited release of Windows 10 is almost upon us. On July 29th the latest offering in the Windows ecosystem will debut, hopefully addressing many of the issues that left us PC users wondering what it might feel like to migrate over … Continue reading Windows 10 vs. Bloatware
Maybe your PC seems like it decided its new role model is the iconic beer drinking, remote control holding, lazy bum who can’t be bothered to get up off the couch to reach for another cold one. Too slow to do much and too bloated to care. Sound familiar? No matter how much you coax, cajole and plead it won’t matter because the problem is … Continue reading What’s Lurking Inside your Computer? (Hint: It’s Something like Beer)
Back in the early days of the internet we would ask Jeeves a question and lo and behold, he would answer it! The adoration of the prim and proper butler we thought of as a friend was evident – Jeeves had his own line of desk calendars, coffee mugs and earmuffs. He even had his own balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade until 2005 … Continue reading Goodbye, Ask!