Saturday, 17 November 2012

What is Trojan Virus?

A Trojan Virus is a kind of malware which pretends to be a genuine file or useful program however its actual purpose is to give unauthorized access of your computer to hacker. Trojan may enter your computer through various ways like E-mail attachments, free helpful software or online games etc.

what is trojan virus
Trojan Virus

Signs of Trojan Virus on your computer:
  • Change in wallpaper and background settings
  • System booting itself
  • Disabled Anti Virus & Firewall
  • Computer takes a lengthy time to start over
  • Ctrl + Alt + Del command not working anymore
  • Unusual error messages on your computer screen for example, PC is infected
  • Applications not getting started
  • Odd icons and new shortcuts prowling in your taskbar
  • E-mail client sending messages to your other contacts without your consent
    Points to remember to stay away from Trojans:
    points to stay away from Trojan virus
  •  Download files from trusted websites only.                        
  •  Usage of Anti-Trojan software can be a good move.
  •  Be cautious of files sent over the internet.
  •  Update the basic software of operating system and anti virus  of your computer on regular basis.
  •  Install a firewall which prevents unauthorized access to your computer.

If you are looking for any help to remove trojan virus or any kind of related support, contact AAA Techies providing complete tech support and online virus removal services.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Spyware and its symptoms

What is Spyware?

Spyware is a big threat to the security of personal information.  Spyware is technology that that helps in gathering information about a person without his knowledge. In terms of Computers it is code that tracks user’s personal information without user's authorization. Internet marketing advertisements are the most common source from where these spywares comes into action that is the reason why Internet advertising is criticized and avoided. Spyware is also known as Advertising Supported software (Adware). All adware products are not spyware. Some software’s are only designed to display advertising and not tracking your system.

spyware symptoms & removal

Is Spyware illegal?

Spyware is not an illegal type of software in any way. However a privacy oriented user may object to and therefore prefer not to use the product. This usually involves the tracking and sending of data and statistics via a server installed on the user's PC and the use of your Internet connection in the background.

Spyware Detecting Symptoms

Pop ups appearing on the screen even if the browser is not running.

Home page has been hijacked.

Antivirus software and related programs stop working as some spyware are so powerful that they can sabotage the programs designed to detect and eliminate them.

Search page or Home page settings changed automatically and you are unable to change it back to their original state. Some spywares can change your entire search settings and even when you change it again it revert back every time you restart your computer.

Unwanted tool bars installed to your web browser. Even if you remove these toolbars, they might return each time you restart your computer.

System crashes

There's been a sudden increase in your network's traffic, eating up bandwidth.

If your computer has been infected by computer virus or spyware and you are unable to find the solution then take help of online virus removal services by AAA Techies.

Friday, 21 September 2012


Phishing is a way of fetching user’s personal information by asking him to put in the details in fake bank account & credit card portals which makes them capable of making fraud charges on user’s bank account or credit cards. It pretends to be an authentic entity & tricks user to reveal his/her confidential information. Once a user puts in the details in these portals, his/her personal information straightaway goes to the hacker & then the hacker misuses this information for his personal interest at his level best. These portals asking for user names & passwords travel via e-mails or instant messaging. E-mails talking about unauthorized transaction induce the user to fill in personal details in order to get more information. This is nothing more than a scam & users should not give out their private & confidential information. It is always better to contact your Bank or Credit Card Company in the given situation & keep your computer secure from this spamming in the very first go.

Phishing can be done in various ways. These hackers target large businesses & senior executives. They collect information about users in order to raise the possibility of success in their work. They send identical e-mails pretending that they are sent from known & trusted source or they can use correspondingly spelled URL’s to mislead the user.


Few useful points to stay away from Phishing

-Use Anti-spam software.
-Let the firewall working for you always. Enable it from Control Panel.
-Secure your computer with Anti-virus & anti-malware program.
-Fill in your personal details on secured sites only. Check for https://.
-Consider changing important passwords on regular basis.
-Update your browser with latest version for better security & anti phising filters.
-Nothing is urgent if it is not from your Wife or Boss. Avoid opening the attachment of e-mails marked as urgent if they are from unknown source.
-Never open suspicious e-mails.
-Still if anything complicates you, feel free to call us & one of our online tech support will help you in getting your computer secured.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

How to stay away from Browser Hijacking

• Necessary to install softwares from Trusted & reputed websites.
• Avoid add-ons & toll bars whilst installing browsers.
• Update windows on regular basis in fact switch it on to automatic updates.
• Always secure your computer with Anti-virus software like Norton or McAfee.
• Let the firewall working for you always. Enable it from Control Panel.
• Secure your computer with Anti-malware program.
• If required, update your browser. Browser gives you alerts for the same & you simply need to follow the instructions.
• Just in case if you think it’s too late to implement these then not to worry; please free feel to give us a call & our tech support experts will help you to get rid of it.

After effects of Browser Hijacking

• User’s search will land on an unwanted predetermined website which makes the web search very complicated.
• User is not able to access few popular & useful websites.
• Without user’s consent or permission, hijacker can constantly monitor the browsing activities.
• Privacy at high risk.
• Unwanted advertisements.
• Modifies & changes different option in your internet settings.
• Diminishes the security system.
• Performance & stability of browser goes inferior.
• Degraded PC speed.

Monday, 17 September 2012

What is Browser Hijacking?

Browser Hijacking is a type of malware or virus which modifies or changes the settings of an on hand browser without the consent or permission of user. It is quite frustrating when a user is searching for something important & the browser redirects that search to an unwanted website which has got nothing to do with user’s concern. It can also make changes in bookmarks, display, homepage and favorites of browser. A Browser hijack also do not allow the user to access online tech support websites where he can find the solution of this problem moreover it is also capable of seizing the functions of anti-virus software on user’s computer.

Browser hijacking

Here are few instances through which a user can realize that his/her current browser has been hijacked:

• Redundant pop ups coming on computer screen.
• Home Page or Display of Browser is modified.
• Computer runs slower than usual.
• Change of bookmarks or favorites.
• New unwanted bookmarks or favorites added in the user’s  list.
• Redirecting user’s search to predetermined destination without user’s permission.
• Browser resists going on an anti-virus or anti-spy ware websites.