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.