What you need to know about Fake Codes Scams

How Fake Codec Scams Work

You could come across this sort of scam via a link on social media or on a video-streaming website. You won’t find these ads on legitimate sites like Netflix and YouTube, but on lower-quality sites — the kind of sites where you can stream pirated videos, for example. You’ll see some sort of advertisement, pop-up window, or full-page ad trying to get you to download some kind of malware disgused as a codec, video player, or software update.

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Prevent Browser Hijacking – What You Need to Know

Browser hijacking means that a malicious code has taken over and modified the settings of your web browser, without your permission. There are several ways a browser hijacker can reach a computer. It may come through an infected or misleading e-mail, file share or a drive-by download. Rogue security software developers are also known for browser hijacking, usually pretending that your system is infected and redirecting to their download page.

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Fake Tech Support Call Scam Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

While we are familiar with hackers who try to take personal information via phishing techniques online, another well known scam involves a more old fashioned approach: the telephone. It starts with a person who claims to be a tech support employee of Microsoft. He or she calls unsuspecting people and tells them something is wrong with their PC, and demands several hundred dollars to “fix” the issue.

a typical scam

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Windows 10 vs Windows 7 – Should you upgrade?

Windows 10 vs Windows 7 – Annoying extras

Microsoft – and Apple with OSX – has long tried to push new integrated features onto users with each new operating system, when some people simply don’t want any extras but rather want a OS that’ll just do the basics reliably. In this regard Windows 10 is no different.

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Evolution of Mobile Phones

A handheld mobile radio telephone service was envisioned in the early stages of radio engineering. In 1917, Finnish inventor Eric Tigerstedt filed a patent for a “pocket-size folding telephone with a very thin carbon microphone”. Early predecessors of cellular phones included analog radio communications from ships and trains. The race to create truly portable telephone devices began after World War II, with developments taking place in many countries. The advances in mobile telephony have been traced in successive “generations”, starting with the early “0G” (zeroth generation) services, such as Bell System’s Mobile Telephone Service and its successor, the Improved Mobile Telephone Service. These “0G” systems were notcellular, supported few simultaneous calls, and were very expensive.

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How to Get More Followers on Twitter

1. To leave your reader a good impression, you need to be careful in these ways:

  • Make your bio clear and tidy.
  • Use a suitable picture.

2. Post several times a day regularly. Either too many or too few Twitters are not welcome. Tweet when most users are free to read, interesting Twitters attracts others when they are not so busy.

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