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Saturday, 26 May 2018

May 26, 2018

How to Use Chrome Hidden Password Creation Tool


Chrome can generate secure passwords for you, but you have to dig through some obscure settings and enable an experimental feature.
The feature creates strong passwords and saves them to your Google account via Google Smart Lock. Enabling this won’t take long, either.
First make sure Chrome is logged in with a Google account. Next enter chrome://flags in your address bar and hit Enter. This will bring up a variety of hidden options. Search for “Password” and you should see the Password generation option:
Select “Enabled” then restart your browser. Now try to create an account, right-click the password field, and click “Generate Password.”
You’ll see a popup offering a strong password, and the ability to save it to Google Smart Lock.
Note that this is an experimental feature. You should probably use a full featured password manager instead of relying on a potentially buggy Chrome feature, at least. If you’d rather stick to Google tools, however, this might work for you. 
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May 26, 2018

How Big Are Gigabytes, Terabytes, and Petabytes?


You’ve no doubt heard the terms gigabytes, terabytes, or petabytes thrown around before, but what exactly do they mean in terms of real-world storage? Let’s take a closer look at storage sizes.
Words like byte, megabyte, gigabyte, and petabyte all refer to amounts of digital storage. And they sometimes get confused with terms like megabit and gigabit. It’s useful to know exactly what these terms mean (and how they relate to one another) when comparing storage sizes on hard drives, tablets, and flash storage devices. It’s also useful when comparing data transfer rates if you’re shopping for internet service or networking gear.

Bits, Bytes, and Kilobytes

First, let’s take a look at the basics of digital storage with some of the lower level capacities.
The smallest unit of storage is called a bit (b). It’s only capable of storing a single binary digit—either a 1 or 0. When we refer to a bit, especially as part of a larger word, we often use a lower-case “b” in its place. For example, a megabit is one thousand bits. When we shorten something like 45 megabits, we’d use 45 Mb.
One step up from a bit is a byte (B). A byte is eight bits, and is about what you need to store a single character of text. We use a capital “B” as a shortened form of byte. For example, it takes around 10 B to store an average word.
The next step up from a byte is a kilobyte (KB), which is equivalent to 1,024 bytes of data (or 8,192 bits). We shorten kilobytes to KB, so, for example, it takes around 100 KB to store a single page of plain text.
And with those smaller measurements out of the way, we can now take a look at the terms you’re more likely to hear when shopping for your gadgets.

Megabytes (MB)

There are 1,024 KB in one megabyte (MB). Through around the late 90’s, regular consumer products like hard drives were measured in MBs. Here are few examples of how much you can store in the MB range:
  • 1 MB = A 400 page book
  • 5 MB = A average 4 minute mp3 song
  • 650 MB = 1 CD-ROM with 70 minutes of audio
You’ll see the number 1,024 a lot in the next few sections. Typically, after the kilobyte stage, each successive storage measurement is 1,024 of whatever the next lower measurement is. 1,024 bytes is one kilobyte; 1,024 kilobytes is one megabyte; and so on.

Gigabytes (GB)

So, it should come as no surprise that there are 1,024 MB in one gigabyte (GB). GBs are still very common when referring to consumer levels of storage. Though most regular hard drives are measured in the terabytes these days, things like USB drives and many solid state drives are still measured in the gigabytes.
A few real-world examples:
  • 1 GB = around 10 yards of books on a shelf
  • 4.7 GB = Capacity of one DVD-ROM disc
  • 7 GB = How much data you’re using per hour when streaming Netflix Ultra HD video

Terabytes (TB)

There are 1,024 GB in one terabyte (TB). Right now, TB are the most common unit of measurement when talking about regular hard drive sizes.
Some real-world examples:
  • 1 TB = 200,000 5-minute songs; 310,000 pictures; or 500 hours worth of movies
  • 10 TB = Amount of data produced by the Hubble Space Telescope per year
  • 24 TB = Amount of video data uploaded to YouTube per day in 2016

Petabytes (PB)

There are 1,024 TB (or around one million GB) in one petabyte (PB). If trends continue, petabytes are likely to replace terabytes as the standard measurement for consumer-level storage sometime in the future.
Real-world examples:
  • 1 PB = 500 billion pages of standard typed text (or 745 million floppy disks)
  • 1.5 PB = 10 billion photos on Facebook
  • 20 PB = The amount of data processed by Google daily in 2008

Exabytes (EB)

There are 1,024 PB in one exabytes (EB). Tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Facebook (who process unthinkable amounts of data) are typically the only ones worried about this kind of storage space right now. At the consumer level, some (but not all) file systems used by operating systems today have their theoretical limit somewhere in the exabytes
Real-world examples:
  • 1 EB = 11 million 4K videos
  • 5 EB = All the words ever spoken by humankind
  • 15 EB = Total estimated data held by Google
This list could go on, of course. The next three capacities on the list (for those of you that are curious) are zettabyte, yottabyte, and brontobyte. 
But honestly, past exabytes, you start getting into astronomical storage capacities that just don’t have much real-world applicability right now.
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May 26, 2018

What is the GDPR Privacy Law and Why Should You Care?

GDPR Privacy Policy


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European Union law that takes effect today, and it’s the reason you’ve been receiving non-stop emails and notices about privacy policy updates. So how does this affect you? Here’s what you need to know.
The new GDPR law takes effect today, May 25th, 2018, and it covers data protection and privacy for EU citizens, but it also applies to a lot of other countries in various ways, and since all the tech giants are huge multi-national corporations, it affects a lot of the stuff that you use on a daily basis.

The Problem GDPR is Trying to Solve: Companies Are Collecting and Abusing Your Personal Info

Since the dawn of the internet, companies have been gathering as much data as possible on anyone they can. It’s simple to collect that information, so there’s no reason for them not to hoard it.
The problem is that over the last few years, lots of companies have been caught failing to protect—or outright abusing—your personal information. The Cambridge Analytica scandal, where a researcher used a Facebook quiz to gather huge amounts of data on millions of Facebook users and then sold it to a consulting firm, is only the most recent example. The Equifax hack last year was particularly bad because the information leaked could be used to open credit cards. And those are just the big scandals. Lots of companies have been misusing your data in smaller ways, like selling it on to third party advertising companies.
The EU has taken a dim view of the situation and is using the GDPR to try and rectify it. Under the new laws, companies that don’t adequately protect consumer data or misuse it in any way face huge fines.

What is Considered Personal Data?

The GDPR protects “personal data,” which here means “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person”—and that’s a pretty broad definition. In reality, personal data is generally going to include things like:
  • Biographical data such as your name, address, phone number, social security number, and so on.
  • Data relating to your physical appearance and behaviour such as hair color, race, and height.
  • Information about your education and work history such as your salary, college degree, GPA, tax ID, and so on.
  • Any medical or genetic data.
  • Things like your call history, private messages, or geo-location data.
This is far from a complete list. The key is that any data that makes you identifiable counts. In certain circumstances, your hair color may be enough. In others, even your full name—if it’s something common like Robert Smith—might not make you identifiable.

What Does the GDPR Do?

The GDPR gives EU residents who are having their personal data collected—called “data subjects” in the law—eight rights. They are:
  • The right to be informed: If a company is collecting data, they need to tell data subjects what’s being collected, why it’s being collected, what it’s being used for, how long it’s going to be kept, and if it’s going to be shared with third parties. This information can’t be buried deep in a terms of service no one reads; it has to be concise and in plain language.
  • The right to access: If they request it, any organization that has personal data regarding a data subject must provide it to them within a month.
  • The right to rectification: If a data subject finds out that a company has data on them that’s incorrect, they can request that it gets updated. Companies have one month to comply.
  • The right to erasure: A data subject can request that a company deletes any data that is held on them in certain circumstances. For example, if the data is no longer needed or they are withdrawing their consent for it to be used.
  • The right to restrict processing: If an organization cannot delete a data subjects’ data—for example, because they need it for legal case—then they can request that the company limit how it’s used.
  • The right to data portability: Data subjects have the right to take their personal data from one service and use it with another.
  • The right to object: If data is collected without consent but for legitimate business interests, for the public good, or by an official authority, the data subject can object. The organization must then stop processing the data until they can prove they have legitimate reasons to do so.
  • Rights related to automated decision making including profiling: The GDPR puts into place safeguards so that individuals can object to or get an explanation about automated decisions that affect them and their data.
Another big part of the regulations is that companies must have a lawful reason for collecting or processing any data. One of the lawful reasons is that they’ve obtained consent to use it for a specific purpose, but there are others like they need it to comply with legal obligations or that collecting it is in the public interest.
As you can see, the rights given to EU residents under the law are pretty broad and are forcing companies who collect data from them to really think about what they’re collecting and why. The old days of just collecting everything they can and hoping they find a use for it later are gone—at least in Europe. This is why pretty much every service you’ve ever given your email address to is contacting you.
What’s got a lot of companies in a fuss is that the sanctions for not being GDPR compliant are pretty harsh. An organization can be fined up to €20 million or 4% of their worldwide annual turnover (whichever is greater) under the laws. For the likes of Amazon or Google, this amounts to billions of dollars in potential fines if they mishandle EU residents’ data.

What Does the GDPR Mean for Americans?

Throughout this article, we’ve been focusing on what rights GDPR gives to EU residents for the simple reason that it’s an EU law. It actually doesn’t apply to American citizens, unless they’re also resident in the EU. The reason you’re getting all the emails is that most companies have no way of telling who’s an EU resident and who isn’t.
This, however, doesn’t mean that the GDPR won’t affect you. It’s caused a lot of companies to reevaluate how they’re handling consumer data and some of them have started talking about rolling the GDPR rights out to non-EU residents. And it’s also simpler for companies to enforce a single set of rules for all customers in many cases.
For example, Apple has launched a new privacy portal where people can download all their personal data or delete their account, in other words providing people with the rights of access and erasure. For the time being, only EU based accounts can use it but Apple plans to roll it out worldwide over the next few months. Similarly, Facebook is muttering about giving the same GDPR protections to some users outside the EU.

Friday, 25 May 2018

May 25, 2018

Important Tips for Non-Removable Battery Users



Ever since the launch of non-removable batteries, i have received a lot of complains from fellas regarding one problem or the other.

Nevertheless,

In this post we're going to review 5 important things you should know if you are using a Device With a non-removable battery or you're planning to buy one..

1. What To Do When Your Device Freezes (Starts Hanging)

In a normal device when this happens you can simply remove your battery and put it back, everything will be OK after that. 

Unfortunately for those of you using phones with non-removable batteries it's like a bad dream.

There are 2 types of Freezing

A. Hard Freeze - This is when your device, Freezes for over 10 minutes without responding.

Solution : Simply soft reboot the phone by holding the volume +, volume down and power button at the same time for about 30 seconds. Your device should reboot and unfreeze.

B. Soft Freeze - This is just a temporarily freeze

Solution: Just drop the phone for some minutes it should unfreeze after some minutes. When it unfreezes quickly clear all the apps you've been running and reboot the phone.

2. How To Handle Overheating

Since you can't remove the battery and allow the phone to cool. The best solution is to place your phone on a cold surface (please not inside a freezer or refrigerator). You may place it on a cold sachet of water.
After some minutes your phone should be cool as ice..

3. What To Do When Phone refuses to turn on

This can be really scary but it can be handled. Hold the power button for about a minute or 2 if your phone is still working you it'll come on. If it doesn't well try charging it.

4. Your Phone Is Charging Slowly.

In this case i think you should check your cable or adapter.

The source which your phone is connected to also matters so check the and don't forget to off your data for an effective,long lasting charge.

5.Never Let Your Phone Fall Into Water.

Unlike Phones with removable batteries.. There's no guarantee your device will be OK after falling into water unless you're using the Galaxy S7.. Or any water proof Smartphone..

Thursday, 24 May 2018

May 24, 2018

WhatsApp bug Alert: Blocked Contacts are now Able to Message you



WhatsApp has been hit by a bug which deteriorate users experience.
 
Courtesy of this bug, blocked contacts are now somehow able to send messages to the people who blocked them in the first place, and additionally, these blocked accounts can now also read the status and profile details of those WhatsApp members who blocked them.

Using the block button on someone is definitely for a reason or two, and it will be upsetting and very uncomfortable to suddenly receive messages from such a person, or see his/her name among those who viewed your WhatsApp status. 

Unfortunately, this bug is present both on the WhatsApp iOS and Android versions, and it is a big embarrassment to the Facebook-owned company which spent $21 billion for the instant messenger, and yet, can't handle simple blocking function.

To only solution to this problem is to unblock the blocked account and block it again, as of the time of this writing, WhatsApp hasn't made any statement concerning the bug, let alone fix it.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

May 23, 2018

How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages with WhatsRemoved


Not quite long, WhatsApp launched its message delete/revoke feature which gives users the chance to delete a message after it has been sent already. 

As at the time of launching the feature last year, a user can only delete messages within 7 minutes after it has been sent. Fortunately, WhatsApp increased the time limit of deleting sent messages up to 1 hour.

It was great to feature after it was introduced and was welcomed by all. However, with time, some people began to misuse the feature.

In this post, I will show you how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages using the WhatsRemoved app.

WhatsRemoved - How it Works.


Consequently, when a message gets deleted on WhatsApp, the recipient and the sender will see a “this message was deleted” quote instead of the originally sent message. This means both parties will not be able to see the deleted messages ever again.

Interestingly, all of that has changed and you can now view deleted messages with the help of a third party app called WhatsRemoved

You don’t have to pay to use it because it’s free for download.

How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages

√ Firstly, Download What removed the app from Google Play Store

 √ Grant the app permissions for the app installed on your phone during installation if your phone prompts you to do so.

√ Now, to view, read or see deleted Whatsapp messages that were sent to you, you will need to delete the deleted message notice from your WhatsApp messenger and close the WhatsApp messenger.

√ Finally, simply open the WhatsRemoved app and navigate to Chats. There you will find the deleted message(s).

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May 23, 2018

Mtn, Glo, 9mobile, Airtel to Increase Call, Data Tariffs



MTN, Glo, Airtel to increase data, call tariffs – Nigerians may soon begin to pay higher tariffs on calls and data as the telecommunications companies in the country brace up for a new cyber security levy to be implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

This is coming on the heels of a directive from the CBN to all banks on the collection of 0.005 per cent levy on all electronic transactions into a National Cyber Security Fund.
Section 44 of the Cybercrime Prohibition and Prevention Act 2015, which the CBN seeks to implement, states that “there shall be paid and credited into the Fund established under subsection (1) of this section and domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria: a levy of 0.005 per cent of all electronic transactions by the businesses specified in the second schedule to this Act.”

Businesses affected by this charge include GSM service providers – MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile etc. and all telecommunication companies; Internet service providers; banks and other financial institutions; insurance companies and Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

However, speaking at a press conference in Lagos yesterday, the President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Mr. Olusola Teniola, said the implementation of the levy is ill-timed, considering the fact that the telecom operators are currently battling with multiple taxation, which has risen from 26 in 2015 to 38 under the current administration.

“At this point, if the CBN decides to go ahead with the implementation, we will have no choice but to pass the cost to the subscribers. 

Nigerians should be ready to pay more for calls and data subscriptions,” he said.

Teniola added that with the additional burden, the operators might also consider downsizing their staff strength to stay afloat.

ATCON, which is a professional, non-profit, non-political umbrella organization of telecommunications companies of Nigeria, said all its members have concluded that the only way to survive with the new levy is to increase tariff across board.

 “The eventual implementation of this levy of 0.005 per cent would cripple, if not render useless government and private sector efforts to speed up the broadband penetration in Nigeria and our association has a mandate to protect the investment in the telecom industry from undue pressure from the government in the form of yet additional burden on our members that are already overtaxed by all tiers of governments,” the ATCON President added.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

May 22, 2018

How to Hack Android Games Without Root 2018

How to Hack Android Games Without Root 2018

How to Hack Android Games Without Root 2018

Android users have an extensive collection of games which they can have on their device.

The Google Play Store provides with various categories in which the games are categorized into. You can find racing games, strategy games, puzzles, educational, etc.

The size of these games varies from as low as 2MB to as large as 2GB. The football games such as FIFA, Dream League and strategy games such as Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, are very popular among the people.

However, these games are fun to play as far as you get through the levels without much difficulty. But, they get really frustrating if you get stuck on a particular level for days and days. The developers of games sometimes purposely add levels which are really difficult to complete. In such situations, the only solution to get past that irritating level on which you are stuck is to hack that game.

On hacking an Android game without root, you get privileges using which you can easily get past any level no matter how difficult it is! Some people might feel this is not ethical, but you need to do it sometimes to enjoy the game.

Hence, here we are going to review the method using which you can hack any Android game easily.

Hack Android Games without Rooting.

In this tutorial, I will be going to show you how could you hack android games without rooting your phone. Lucky Patcher the name of the app which helps you legally to hack any android game.

The three main ways to hack android games without root is set out below.

Method - #1

How To Hack Android Games with Lucky Patcher.



#2. After downloading open it as you open other apps normally.

#3. Select the game which contains in-app purchases. Click on the Game to get in-app purchases for free.


#4. Tap on “Open menu of patches”.


#5. Select "Create Modified Apk File"


#6. Now finally tap on “APK rebuild for InApp and LVL emulation.


Wait for few seconds to complete the process and to rebuild the app.

#7. Now uninstall the hacked game completely.

#8. Now open file manager and navigate to SD Card> Android> data> com.forpda.lp> files> luckypatcher> modified> required game.

#9. Find your modded game.

Method - #2

Hack Android Games without rooting using Game Killer.

#2. Tap the Game Killer icon and start up the app, give it a few seconds to fully load and the main menu should appear with a list of options, tap the first option which says “Hack Android Games Without Root” and another screen should pop up with a long list of supported games.

#3. Once you’ve found the Android game you want to hack, tap on its name and you’ll be taken to another screen with a list of hacks you can activate.

#4. This process depending on which game you’re hacking, there may be options such as unlimited gold, Hack unlimited gems, god mode, unlocking all characters and levels, etc.

#5. Select which hacks you’d like to use and press the back button on the bottom of the screen.

#6. Game Killer will launch a hacked instance of the game with your desired hacks, for most games you can log into the game normally and still have the items which you hacked, but some games require to be launched with Game Killer in order to keep the hacked items.

Method - #3

To hack any android game without rooting your phone in 1 min then Register HERE (after registration you will get a free game hacking application in your email inbox).

IN CONCLUSION

So above is the all three different methods to hack android games without root 2018. These methods are working and tested by team Lukastech Blog in 2018.

NOTE:
This trick may not work for some games but works for many top games like hill climb racing, temple run, subway surfers and some other games.

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Monday, 21 May 2018

May 21, 2018

How to Create a Valid Paypal Account in Nigeria



Do you need a Valid Paypal Account?

Do you know you can grow your business with a valid Paypal Account?

If you’re in Nigeria, you’ll notice that PayPal doesn’t accept Nigerian PayPal account from receiving payment.

Same with some other countries.

You only send or make payment but you can’t receive from another account.

And if you use other countries like the USA, you’ll need to use VPN (change IP) before accessing it.

One major challenge you might also experience when using any of this country’s PayPal Account is that you can easily get your funds seized and at the end, you might lose it. Even if it’s as small as $20 or as huge as $20,000. You lose all, even after limiting you to over 180days.

But today, trust me I have a good news for you!

I have a fresh and legitimate way you will be able to have a valid PayPal account then send and receive money with ease.

Without the stress of changing IP before accessing it.

Everyone knows that getting jobs online or getting customers to hire you is very difficult. It takes lots of effort to do promotion before getting sales. Why then should get paid to be difficult?

I love to see everyone have a faster way to online success and that’s why I'm sharing this new method of open a verified PayPal Account with you, it is a 100% total freedom while logging into your account.

Why is Having a PayPal Account Important?

If you’re a Freelance Writer, Web Designer or Developer, or you own an intercontinental company that you have to send fund and receive fund outside your country, PayPal is the best alternative.

Below are some most important reasons you should consider having a valid PayPal account for your business today:
1. You can send and receive payment from any country of the world
2. You would not loose potential clients if you have one.
3. You grow your business
4. It’s safer and trusted.
5. Having a Paypal account shows professionalism etc.

Needed Materials:

1. A valid old or new email address
2. Nigeria Naira or Dollar Master Card
3. Valid Nigeria Identity Card - National ID card or Driver's License or Passport
4. Your Real Nigeria Address, I mean the one on your ID Card.
5. VPN is not required,  you're good to go with Nigeria IP address

Steps to Open a Valid/Verified PayPal Account in Nigeria.

Visit Paypal.com and click on the Sign-Up link and create an account there. Fill in your detail and don't forget to choose South Africa as your Country or region. Fill the rest of the form, under National ID, choose your preferred one and input the ID number. Also, don't forget to use the same names you used on your National ID Card.


Use the address on your National ID Card, for the phone number and Zip code, search for any South Africa phone number and Zip code through the internet to use for your detail. On completion, a verification link will be emailed to you. Click on the ‘Confirm Email Address’ button on the email sent to you to begin the activation of your PayPal account.

Verified PayPal account provides comfort and token of credibility to your employer who is going to pay you in near future. There are two ways through which you can link and verify your South Africa PayPal account and they are:
1. By adding your Identity Card.
2. By adding your Credit/Debit Card to PayPal.

How to Link Your Naira or Dollar Debit Cards to Your South Africa PayPal Account


1. Make sure that you have some funds in your Debit Card, at least N500 or $2.

2. Log in to your PayPal account and then to the account profile (Remember that you don't need any VPN to log in).

3. From the drop-down menu, choose Link a card

4. Type the sixteen digits of your card numbers

5. Enter the expiry date of the card in the next text box

6. Type your CVV (CSC) number. This 3-digit number on the back of your card.

7. You should see your billing address there automatically and if not, enter it.

8. Click Save and you are done.

9. Once the Master card added, your PayPal will be verified and you can start using it to receive and make payments online.

Note: Do not use the debit card or email address that was already associated with another PayPal account. Also, PayPal will charge the card N381.08 to make sure ityoururs PayPal, but don't worry your money will refund within 24 hours.

IN CONCLUSION

That is all! Now, your account is fully ready for operation.

You can start receiving money from your survey companies, your affiliate companies and others.

You are free to access your South Africa PayPal account with regular Nigeria IP anytime, any day and anywhere. The only restriction here is that any funds you have received into your South Africa PayPal account cannot be sent to other South Africa PayPal users, but you can send to any other countries PayPal users.

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May 21, 2018

How to Remove Viruses and Malware on Your Windows PC


Whether you saw a message saying a virus/Threat was detected, or your computer just seems slow and unreliable, you’ll want to scan for malware on your PC and remove any you find. Here’s how to clean your PC of viruses and malware.


While many viruses and other types of malware are designed simply to cause chaos, more and more malware is created by organized crime to steal credit card numbers, online banking credentials, and other sensitive data. The typical old-school viruses aren’t a real problem. The problem now is ransomware and spyware, and that requires new tools and new techniques.

Did Your Antivirus Say a Virus/Malware Was Detected?

If you saw a message pop up that says a virus was detected, that’s a good thing. Your antivirus noticed a virus and likely removed it without prompting you.

This sort of message doesn’t mean that you ever had a virus running on your computer. You could have downloaded a file that contained a virus and your antivirus removed the file before it could ever cause a problem. Or, a malicious file on an infected web page could have been noticed and dealt with before it caused any problems.

In other words, a “virus detected” message that occurs during normal use of your computer doesn’t mean the virus actually did anything. If you see a message like this, you’re likely visiting an infected web page or downloading a harmful file. Try to avoid doing that in the future, but don’t worry too much.

You can also open your antivirus program and check its quarantine or its virus detection logs. This will show you more information about what virus was detected and what the antivirus did with it. Of course, if you aren’t sure, go ahead and run a scan–it couldn’t hurt.

How to Scan for Malware, Spyware, Ransomware, Adware, and Other Threats

If your computer is behaving badly—whether it’s running extremely slow, web pages are acting weird, or you’re seeing ads showing up in places that you normally wouldn’t, you probably have some kind of new malware on your computer. Spyware will track everything that you’re doing or redirect your search and home pages to places you don’t want to go.

 Adware will infect your browser and even Windows, and ransomware will try to lock your PC.

Regardless of what the problem is, our first step is always to download and run a scan with Malwarebytes, the single best anti-malware tool on the planet. It’s not an ordinary antivirus product, it’s designed to solve modern threats. It’s the only product on the market that can easily clean up crapware and spyware.

Download, install and then run
Malwarebytes, and then start a scan of your PC. It’s going to walk you through cleaning up your system.


You don’t have to buy a license to clean up your PC, but if you don’t want this to happen again, you probably should, because it will make sure you don’t have this problem again.

How to Scan for Regular Viruses

To check your computer for malware and remove any malware you find, you’ll need an antivirus program. Windows 10 and 8 include Windows Defender, Microsoft’s own antivirus. Windows 7 doesn’t include any built-in antivirus, so you’re probably going to need something else, like Avira.

Windows Defender is non-intrusive and fine overall, but it’s not the only thing you need. Our favourite antivirus solution is a combination of Windows Defender and Malwarebytes so you have complete coverage.

To scan for regular viruses in Windows Defender, open it up and start a new scan. It’ll go through and fully scan your system to see if there’s anything it missed. And of course, Windows Defender runs in the background by default too.

The combination of Windows Defender and Malwarebytes should get rid of the vast majority of malware that you might encounter, and if you have them both running, they should protect you going forward as well.

If Malwarebytes and Windows Defender Weren’t Able to Get Rid of the Malware.


Use Safe Mode for Stubborn Malware

If you have a very stubborn malware infection, you may need to scan for malware from outside your normal Windows system.

 To do that, you’ll need to Boot Windows into Safe Mode, which will keep it from loading normal startup applications–including, hopefully, that nasty malware. Run a Windows Defender scan and then a
Malwarebytes scan from within Safe Mode and it may have more luck removing malware it normally can’t.

To boot into Safe Mode on Windows 8 or 10, press and hold the Shift key while clicking the “Restart” option and then navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Windows Startup Settings > Restart > Safe Mode

On Windows 7, press the F8 key while your computer is starting and you’ll see a boot options menu that allows you to select “Safe Mode”.

Use a Bootable Antivirus Tool as a Last Resort

If that doesn’t work, you may need to step completely outside of Windows and use a bootable antivirus tool. This type of antivirus tool boots into a clean environment–entirely outside Windows–to find and remove stubborn malware you may not be able to see or remove from within Windows itself.

Windows Defender itself can do this with the “Windows Defender Offline” feature if you’re using Windows 10. 

Other antivirus software can do this too–look for antivirus “boot discs” like the Avira Rescue System.

How to Get a Second Opinion From Windows Defender

If you already have an antivirus program installed, but you think you may have viruses it isn’t detecting, you can get a second opinion from another antivirus product. Usually, it’s a bad idea to run two antivirus programs in tandem, since their real-time scanning can conflict with one another. But if you have one running real-time scanning all the time, you can use the second one you for occasional manual scans.

A variety of other antivirus providers make one-time scanning tools available–for example, the ESET Online Scanner. These programs will download to your computer and do a quick scan without a long installation process.

If the scanner alerts you to a problem, you’ll want to remove the malware. If you had a virus, your current antivirus may not be up to the job. You may want to uninstall it and install another antivirus product after the process is complete.

You Should Also Install Malwarebytes to Deal With Adware and Other Junks.


As we mentioned in our guide to the best antivirus programs, antivirus isn’t enough–you should also have a more inclusive anti-malware program. Not all nasty software is covered by normal antivirus scanners, which mainly search for harmful infections.

 You may have “junkware” on your systems like browser toolbars, search engine changes, Bitcoin miners, and other types of obnoxious programs that just exist to make their creator money. 

Watch out when downloading programs from the web, so your PC isn’t filled with obnoxious toolbars and other junkware.

But if you have junkware on your system already, you’ll want to remove them.

Most antivirus programs won’t bother touching junkware. To deal with junkware, we recommend getting Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. As long as you occasionally use it to scan your system, you’ll be able to keep yourself free of obnoxious software that isn’t detected or removed by your average antivirus program. And since it includes anti-exploit protection, it can keep you safe going forward as well.

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How to Wipe Your Computer (and Verify Your Backups)


If nothing can remove the viruses properly–or if the malware so damaged your system that Windows still isn’t working properly after removing the viruses–you can go for the “nuclear option”: reverting your computer to its factory state. You’ll keep any personal files, but you're any installed programs will be removed and your computer’s system settings will be reset to their default state.

On Windows 8 and 10, this is much easier–you can just use the “Reset This PC” feature to reset Windows to its factory default settings. 

If you’re using a Windows 7 PC, your manufacturer probably provides a restore partition you can access by pressing a certain key during the boot process. Consult your computer’s manual for the exact key you need to press for this.

You can also reinstall Windows on your computer by downloading Windows installation media for your computer from Microsoft.

⚠ Just be sure you have a
backup of any important files before wiping your hard drive and reinstalling Windows! ⚠

IN CONCLUSION

If you’ve had to battle with malware once, try to do everything you can to make this the last time. Install a good antivirus program, keep your computer updated, and avoid running potentially dangerous software. Follow our tips to stay safe online to keep your computer–and personal information–secure.

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