Internet is a platform that is always exposed to the risk of viruses or spyware programs. No matter how strong your antivirus protection may be, there are spyware or rootkits that could bifurcate and infect your system. The one and only fear that is always in minds of millions of internet users are virus attacks that could simply crash your system. In order to avoid potential losses, you can definitely spot people spending hundreds of dollars to purchase strong antivirus or spyware protection programs.
Viruses or malwares are introduced by hackers or malicious code writers and they introduce thousands of virus programs that could affect the entire functioning of a system. As per the latest news, many computers have been infected with Alureon rootkit malware and people are finding it difficult to get rid of the same.
As per the latest update from BBC news, the new XP patch that has been introduced by Microsoft will find out the infected system and it could prevent the malware from installing completely and this could even prevent a system crash which otherwise could happen on complete installation of the Alureon rootkit malware. The new patch that has been released is capable to take control of the malware; however, the computers that are already suffering with this malware infection can expect a system crash upon the complete installation of the malware program.
People are contacting Microsoft help forum and are enquiring about the same. As you know, the rootkits could hide deep in your Windows platform and they can collect all your personal and sensitive information like passwords, user IDS, credit card numbers and offers hackers an entry to get into the infected system. The Alureon malware normally infests through forums, unauthorized websites, hacked websites and other ways.
Several discussions are taking place in the Microsoft help forum on the same and such a situation of system infections occurred long back when it caused many systems to crash. Microsoft has not released any kind of patch to stop the new Alureon rootkit malware. However, they suggest users to try downloading their malware removal tool. They even suggest you to try the malware removal tool of third party vendors and remove the infection immediately.
Now it would be a critical task for users to find the best malware removal tool to get rid of the infection at the earliest. It would be better to get in touch with technicians who could advice the best virus removal tool.Read more »
The gaming console released by the tech giant Microsoft is called Xbox and Xbox 360 is the second version of this gaming system in the Xbox family. The users of Xbox 360 can watch movies on Netflix, can download Xbox Live Arcade games and can chat with your friends and families using Xbox Live service. However, to connect Xbox 360 to the home wireless network, it is required to purchase a wireless network adaptor for Xbox 360. Well, given below are some easy tips given by the Microsoft help line team to fix Xbox 360 not connecting to the wireless network errors.
The above instructions will help you easily connect your Xbox 360 gaming console to the wireless network adaptor.Read more »
The competition between Google and Microsoft always affects the normal users who have to use products from both these tech giants. Some of the readers might remember the ill-fated Youtube app that was released for the Windows Phones OS. There are millions of Youtube users, who own a Windows Phone. The Youtube app was designed to make it easier for Windows Phone users to access the video website.
The app was working smoothly for a while. Then there were some reported incompatibility problems. Many affected did contact the Windows support number hoping to rectify the problem. However, it soon became clear that Microsoft does not want an app giving access to its competitor’s service running smoothly on their OS platform.
The affected users contacting the Windows support number were told to use the browser to log on to the Youtube website instead of using the app. Microsoft does not support the Youtube app on its Windows Phone OS.
Google Voice app not supported on Windows Phone OS
Now it is the turn of Google Voice app to exit the Windows Phone OS. Until now, Google Voice users were able to use an app on Windows Phone OS to connect to the Google chat service. These users were using a third party app for this purpose. Now, Google has made the announcement that it would no longer support the running of such third party apps for accessing their Google Voice network.
They are giving the security reasons for making this decision. According to Nikhyl Singhal from Google, “Finally, we want to make Google Voice as secure as possible. There are a few third-party applications that provide calling and SMS services by making unauthorized use of Google Voice. These apps violate our Terms of Service and pose a threat to your security, so we’re notifying these app developers that they must stop making unauthorized use of Google Voice to run their services and transition users by May 15, 2014.”
Even though this is true, the Windows Phone users are using such third party apps only because Google has not released any official apps for its Google Voice service for Windows Phone OS. The affected users by now would have realized that there is no point calling the Windows support number or contacting the Google support service.
These tech rivals would not support the running of their rival’s application on their platform unless it generates some revenue for them. So, from now on, you have access Google Voice through your browser.Read more »
Windows XP is the operating system from Microsoft that was released in the year 2001 and since then is considered the best operating system from the software giant. Now, after thirteen years, Microsoft has stopped the support for Windows XP. The last day of Windows XP support for the operating system was on April 8, 2014. However, an interesting fact about the operating system is that it still runs on about 21 percent of computers worldwide. This figure includes both the home users and machines in business houses. So, what factors have led to people sticking on to this operating system? Let us find out.
Support from other developers
Even though support from Microsoft for the operating system has stopped, many other software giants have decided to provide support for their products running in this operating system. For instance, if you are using Google Chrome in Windows XP, you can receive support for the browser for another year. Similarly, Windows XP users can find support for the different programs running on the operating system from their respective developers.
Updates through Microsoft Security Essentials
According to Microsoft help forum, even though Microsoft has stopped all kind of support for Windows XP, users can still be secure to a certain extend with the antivirus program from Microsoft, Security Essentials. If you have installed this tool on your computer, you can update it and run it on Windows XP. This means, the program will receive security updates from Microsoft and this can keep away most of the common threats.
If you are a home user, it is not going to cost you much to upgrade your Windows XP computer. However, when it comes to big businesses, it would cost a huge sum to upgrade a large number of PCs together. This is because the upgrade might also include changes in the hardware suited for the new operating system and this could take up the cost to higher levels. It is also a time consuming process and the complete upgrade of operating systems in a business house could take around one to two years.
Microsoft urges existing Windows XP users to upgrade their operating systems as soon as possible. According to Microsoft help forum, sticking on to the operating system that no longer receives updates can compromise the security of files stored in the computer. Microsoft recommends Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 for the existing Windows XP users to upgrade.Read more »
If you have the habit of trying out freeware applications, your browser menu would likely be filled with many unwanted toolbars. This is because most of the freeware applications are ad-supported or it gets some revenue through some other software applications that it supports. The installation file for this software application would be bundled with the freeware.
Yes, it is easy to get rid of these freeware applications later on. But, some of the toolbar applications that got installed in the process might be difficult to remove. The process for removing such toolbars is a little complicated, and in some cases, it might even involve deleting the system registry entries for these toolbars.
The benefits of using a toolbar remover tool
Though process is complicated, you can easily get rid of these malware toolbars completely, if you follow the steps involved correctly, making the correct changes to the system registry, and remove all traces of the toolbar application from the system. This involves removing the add-ons and extensions from the browsers, uninstalling the toolbar application from the system, deleting the toolbar folder that might still contain an .exe file, and deleting the toolbar-related system registry files.
As you can see, it involves a lot of steps and you would have to very careful when making any changes to the system registry. If you are not-so-tech-savvy, then do not attempt to make any changes to the system registry yourself. Either get help from a tech service professional or use a toolbar remover tool to do it.
The complicated process involved in removing the toolbar has led to the development of many toolbar removal applications that would make the whole process easier. In fact, you can use these tools to remove multiple toolbars from the system with just one click of a button.
Also, using the toolbar removal tool would be the best way to get rid of the malware toolbars completely, as these tools are designed to remove all the traces of the malware toolbar from the system. Just install one of those free toolbar removal tools that you find online and run it, after closing all the browser applications. The application would detect all the toolbars in your system and you just need to select the ones you want to be removed and press the button.
These toolbar applications would thus remove any toolbar from your system very quickly. So, if you find the procedure for toolbar removal complicated, then just use these toolbar removal tools instead.Read more »