Archive for the ‘Windows XP Security’ Category


Completely Erase Data on Your Hard Disk Drive HDD [How To]

Posted by Rich On September - 13 - 2010

If you’re selling your computer, sending a faulty drive back to its manufacturer, donating your PC, or sending it to the curb, you should take precautions to ensure your data is properly erased. This guide explains:

  • Why you should properly erase your data.
  • What precautions you should take when erasing data.

Then I’ll show you three different techniques you can use to completely erase your hard drives:

  1. Using Windows Explorer to format your drive.
  2. Using Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN.)
  3. Using a drill.

Okay, I won’t show you how to do number three but it’s a perfectly feasible option.

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“Here You Have” Virus Email

Posted by Angel Luis On September - 10 - 2010

If you receive an email with the subject “Here you have” or “Just for you” don’t open it because it can contains links to a virus. Read the rest of this entry »

Am I Able to Guess Your Passwords?

Posted by Thomas On August - 24 - 2010

Passwords are getting more and more a part of our daily life. With many services relying more and more on their users going online, you can get many passwords to keep in mind. Remembering them all can be a daunting task. And if your work make you change your passwords every other week, you’re in really big trouble.

Here in Norway we have become very Internet dependent in our every day tasks. We pay our bills online, we register our income tax report online, we make doctors appointments over the Internet, we are highly represented in Facebook and its equals . If we get unemployed, we have to register and fill in every personal information in secure websites. We even apply for loan, jobs etc via the net.

So the question is, how do you keep track of all the passwords? How creative are you ?

How easy (or hard) is it to guess your passwords ?

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On Saturday, we asked you which antivirus software you use on your personal desktop.

Thank you to everyone who took park in the poll. Here are the results:

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I’ve done a major rework on the PC Security Handbook and the second edition is now available as a free download. Below is a changelog of some of the changes you’ll see in the new edition. As always, feedback–whether positive or constructive–is always welcome.

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More Signs of Malware Infections & How to Find Them

Posted by Angel Luis On August - 3 - 2010

Windows 7 ShieldMy last post was about looking for basic signs of malware infections: 6 Signs Of Malware Infections

That post was a little introduction, about how to know if a virus and other sort of malware is on your computer.

Now, we are going to use utilities to look for that creepy software.

I am sure that many of you are thinking, why I need to know all of this stuff if I have an antivirus?

The answer is pretty simple: many times these applications cannot remove the virus, so it is very useful to know other ways to get rid of infections.

We are going to use free utilities that exists in the operating system that can reveal if any undesired program is in your computer.

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