On Positive Finds Removal

You know you’re old when you don’t find the likes of Positive Finds surprising at all. Another symptom of old age is the phrase “these days.” If you find yourself repeating it over and over again, congrats, join the oldie wagon. I think that adware and the search habits of the people “these days” are somewhat related. I mean, it’s not problem to remove Positive Finds on your own, but I find it peculiar that some people don’t even try. Like, seriously? How hard it is to open your Control Panel and actually UNINSTALL the program in question? One could think your fingers would fall off if you tried.

Nah, I’m not directing it at YOU, it’s just a figure of speech, you know. But what I mean is that back in the days (aaaaaand, the oldie attitude kicks in) we were really thorough about our search and research. Nowadays, I get the feeling that people either a) don’t bother using the search service we are offered; or b) can’t be bothered to actually READ carefully. I mean, it’s okay if someone who’s not that savvy in computers gets infected with Positive Finds (okay, it’s not okay, but just… let’s leave it be), because not everyone is educated enough to know what one should be careful about on the Internet.

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What bothers me the most, however, is that we take it for granted that the younger generation that group up with computers and the Internet since cradle KNOWS everything about Internet safety, computer security, and the dangers one might face if one installs the likes of Positive Finds. Contrary to what people believe, if you’re not interested in computers, you won’t know what’s good or bad, even if you grew up working with one since you were a toddler. I mean, it would be the same as expect every guy to be an awesome mechanic and every lady to be good in kitchen. Stereotype much? Continue reading

Dosearches

Each time I encounter something like and write about it, I want to head-desk, because for one I can’t believe the tenacity of computer infection developers, and second – I can’t believe how users still fall for the same trick over and over again. So here now we have Dosearches. Or Dosearches.com if you want the precise website address. It’s a (surprise surprise) browser hijacker, and it means that the infection modifies your browser settings and then exposes you to a variety of potential threats, and unless you remove Dosearches from your computer, there would be no end to them annoying pop-up advertisements!

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It’s like a mantra, you know. All those “dangerous” infections are actually similar to the point it makes you barf, but then things like Dosearches come up again and again, and you just have to deal with it. I mean, it may have a nice interface and look like a decent internet search engine, but it’s no more different than Delta-homes or any other browser hijacker, that changes your browser settings without your consent and then spams you with pop-up ads and displays irrelevant search results. Continue reading

Win 7 Defender 2013

To be honest, I really hate Win 7 Defender 2013. Why? Because it has gazillion of versions and all of them are the same, but people think they are different! It is a definitely frustrating infection, especially if you don’t remove Win 7 Defender 2013 on time. One look is all it takes to see that it’s the same chameleon rogue that bothered us back in spring. I don’t know whether you’ve been infected with Win 7 Antispyware 2012 or Win 7 Antivirus 2012, but it doesn’t take a genius mind to understand that this rogue changes its name whenever it pleases. It also depends on what operating system is installed on the target computer.

So, for example, say you have Windows XP or Windows Vista installed, then naturally, this rogue will change its name into XP Defender 2013 or Vista Defender 2013. So you will only get Win 7 Defender 2013 if you work with Windows 7. And, just as we already know, rogues come with one single purpose in mind – money. Continue reading