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Cleaning Up After Fake Antivirus Attacks

Lately there’s been a rise of “Scareware” – bad software that appears with some convincing error messages. The problems found will go away, but only if you install their cleaning software for a reasonable fee – usually around $80. The problem is that the only bad software on the computer is the one proposing to […]

McAfee Antivirus freezes while scanning and/or

While working on a customer laptop, I ran into an issue very similar to the one detailed on McAfee’s Community Forums. As user Bemused writes, Hi Tony Ran another manual scan tonight. Got stuck on two files but left it alone for a while and the scan completed fine – albeit taking longer than usual. […]