Updating Malwarebytes Free

Beware when updating Malwarebytes Free – it will start you on a trial of the paid version (again) If you use Malwarebytes Free, then following its invitation to “Get the new version free of charge” might lead you to think that it will replace the older free program with a newer free program. But no, …
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Guarding against Ransomware – for free

Would you like some protection against Ransomware without feeling as if you are paying a king’s ransom for peace of mind? In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack a few weeks ago, I started a hunt to find some method of guarding against a future attack without having to pay for another layer of …
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Ask.com and the Ask Toolbar

What is “Ask.com” and how did its toolbar get into my browser? Ask.com is a search engine, so you would expect it to be similar to Google, Bing, Yahoo Search, and DuckDuckGo. Superficially, it is the same. The main obvious difference is that Ask.com (that has now gone back to calling itself “Ask Jeeves”) provides …
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Suspicious Popup Messages

You are browsing the web when a popup message box suddenly appears suggesting that you have been infected with something, or are at risk of something, or you are being offerred something unexpectedly (and suspiciously). You don’t know whether it’s genuine or not and you may or may not be familiar with the website that …
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