Security Alert: Backdoor.Credmines

Backdoor.Credmines is a Trojan that steals information from the PCs that it infects. It creates the following files on infected systems:

  • %CurrentFolder%\ The list of names.xls
  • %UserProfile%\ Application Data\ Microsoft\ Protect\ CRED
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Fix a Missing Windows 10 Updater

I wrote a few weeks ago how, if you had Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 installed, Microsoft are offering a free update to the new Windows 10, when it is released on 29th July. You can pre-register for the update now, by clicking on the Windows 10 logo icon that...

It's Time to Say Goodbye to Adobe Flash

Hacker attacks usually result in disaster. But when hackers recently attacked an Italian security company, it seems that they found more than they bargained for. The firm produce surveillance software to law enforcement agencies that allows them to monitor Internet users....

Security Alert: W32.Liberpy

W32.Liberpy is a worm that opens a back door on the compromised computer and may also steal information and download potentially malicious files. It creates the following files on infected systems:

  • %Temp%\ _MEI[RANDOM NUMBER]\ pyHook. cpyHook.pyd
  • %Temp...

Disable Defragmentation if You Have an SSD Hard Drive

The Windows Disk Defragmenter boosts the performance of your hard drive by optimising where on the drive data is stored. However, if you have a PC or laptop with a new Solid State Device (SSD) hard drive, Windows already places data on your drive in an optimised fashion – ...

Windows 10: On Your PC by the End of the Week!

This week will see the much anticipated launch of Microsoft's new operating system. Wednesday 29th July is the date that Microsoft have set for the launch so, if you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1, you will be able to upgrade for free until 28th July 2016. I...

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