Computer Help

Hackers claiming to know your password?

Have you received an email from a hacker claiming to know your password?


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Scam Alert
An email from a scammer
You’ve probably received a spam email where a hacker claims to have installed software on your PC… and used it to get your email password.

Usually, this is untrue & they’ve obtained your password from a website that’s been hacked recently. Since many people use the same password for many things, this may also be your email password.

If you have been using the same password for years, it can feel difficult to change it after so long a time, however it’s quite important to do so.

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Defended

Are you being scammed? (Part 2)

One of the most recent forms of Spam emails, is “Please view this document” emails sent through DropBox.


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Scam Alert
One of the most recent forms of Spam emails, is to send “Please view this document” type emails from DropBox.

If you email the person that sent it to you, you get a reply (often in badly written English) that it’s safe to open.
The reply makes you suspicious, so you call them.
When you speak to them on the phone, they tell you that they didn’t send you any files… and they didn’t send you that reply email either.

In quite a lot of these cases, the person doesn’t have a DropBox account.
They might not have even heard of DropBox before.

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Scam Alert

Are you being scammed?

Here are some quick tips on identifying a scam & how to avoid them!


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What is Malware & Ransomware?

Malware tricks you into installing software that allows scammers to access your files and track what you are doing, while ransomware demands payment to ‘unlock’ your computer or files.

What are the warning signs?

You receive an email or social media message out of the blue that claims to contain links to a topical news item or something ‘interesting’, and you are asked to download software in order to view the material.

Music files, games, or access to adult sites are offered free of charge if you download a particular program or agree to a pop-up box.

Pop-up boxes start appearing on your computer screen. These may have simple questions or a button that says ‘close’.

You notice new icons on your computer screen, or your computer is not as fast as it normally is.

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Virus

What malware can do to your computer?

The threat to computer users has been rising in recent years and we’re now at the point where the different dangers all have their own names. But, many of us don’t really know the differences between them all.

To make it all seem a little less scary and a lot more understandable, we’re giving you the lowdown on what it all means. Read to differentiate between your spyware from your trojan.

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BitDefender Antivirus

Best Internet Security Program for Your PC

When it comes to keeping your PC or laptop secure, you need to ensure you have the right security program installed and monitoring everything, closely. For most people, computer-related security programs, means antivirus. But, while antivirus software can keep your hardware safe from a large list of threats – few of them cover all the security aspects there are to worry about.

To be clear, the differences between antivirus software and a compete security suite is significant. Antivirus should give you protection against:

  • Trojans
  • Ransomware
  • Adware
  • Spyware
  • Every type of malware

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