Call me Mr. On-Call

I know, I know. I promised you more details on the various tools I used trying to clean up that trojan/spyware infection last week, but wouldn’t you know if, I had yet another friend with computer problems. I made a quick house call after work on Friday to discover the reason that her wireless mouse/keyboard…

Anti-spyware

Caught this mentioned in the Langa Letter. Grisoft, the company that has offered a “free for personal use” AVG anti-virus for years, is now offering an anti-spyware tool called ewido. Like AVG, there is a version that is free for personal use, and there’s a paid “Pro” version with a bit more functionality. Apparently this…

Famous last words

“All I did was try to download a Solitaire game from the Internet” Anyone who’s ever helped someone clean up a spyware infestation knows exactly what I’m talking about. One “innocent” little game came complete with 8 toolbars, 4 startup executables, 3 advertising generators, multiple registry entries, random processes and, ironically enough, an anti-spam program that…