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What is Adware?

A massive amount of online revenue comes from advertisements. Google gets 95% of its income from online advertising. Companies often have online ad campaigns to push their products and services to potential customers. You encounter as much as 1,700 banner ads per month. As such, catching your attention is a top priority of ads. Eventually, […]

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List of Types of Malware

Malware is a piece of bad news wrapped up in software. That’s the long and short of it. Malicious software coded with the intent of causing harm to a user, a system, or a network is nothing new, but what’s scary is its continuing evolution into new and invisible forms of threats.To combat cyber threats […]

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What is Browser Hijacker

A Browser Hijacker is an unwanted software program that takes over control of your browser without permission. Have you experienced unusual website redirects or annoying pop-up ads?Those are signs that your browser has been taken over by a hijacker. It modifies browser settings without user consent. Unwanted actions include: the insertion of ads or the […]

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Layered Security Configuration

Layered security is a crucial element for overall security and is implemented through overlapping layers providing protection at each level.The key benefits of defense in depth strategy is that it provides measures corresponding toProtectionDetection andResponseIn many scenarios, layered security strategy mitigates the potential weakness of one layer by the strength of corresponding other layers. Practically […]

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What is Ransomware?

You boot up your desktop one day after work expecting to enjoy your evening gaming or browsing social media but instead a red screen flashes onto your monitor.It tells you that you need to pay some money or bitcoins to an unknown company in the next 24-48 hours or else you can kiss your hard […]

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What is PUP Malware?

Today we’re going to discuss PUP Malware. No, not adorable labrador puppies! PUP Malware – Potentially Unwanted Programs. You may have noticed a pop-up when you were running a malware scan on your computer alerting you to something like a ‘non-malware detected.’ That’s today’s topic, programs that may not be malware but get picked up […]

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