Thursday, February 27, 2014


Today I received an email from PCWorld, which I have to share with all my readers. With due respect here it is:

Jan 13, 2014 3:30 AM

With the nasty CryptoLocker malware making the rounds--encrypting its victims’ files, and then refusing to provide the unlock key unless a payment of $300 is made via Bitcoin or a prepaid cash voucher--ransomware is back in the spotlight.

You can remove many ransomware viruses without losing your files, but with some variants that isn’t the case. In the past I’ve discussed general steps for removing malware and viruses, but you need to apply some specific tips and tricks for ransomware. The process varies and depends on the type of invader. Some procedures involve a simple virus scan, while others require offline scans and advanced recovery of your files. I categorize ransomware into three varieties: scareware, lock-screen viruses, and the really nasty stuff.
Here is the link to the very useful article that may save your day. Just click or copy/paste to your browser: 

Thanks for the great tips, PCWorld !

George Freire

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


I learned about Bot Revolt some time ago and installed the free version in my computer. It is simply amazing. (For a small monthly fee they also have a "pro" full version ), but the free version is pretty good for most non business computer users.

This program is by far one of the best for Malware Protection and Cyber Security, that I have ever tested. I have it installed in all my three computers and I'm glad I did it.

Bot Revolt is a type of program that lives way down deep inside the networking code on your computer - the stuff in Windows that actually makes/receives network connections for you - and inspects everything that flows past it.

It monitors all inbound communication to your computer. The software scans automatically every .002 seconds looking for any suspicious or unauthorized communication.
In order to keep hackers out you need a program that continuously monitors your computers communication to prevents cyber attacks from hackers or bots to your computer.

Any suspicious or unauthorized communication is filtered by the software. Without a program like Bot Revolt your computer could allow hackers or bots to access your personal data which could then be transmitted back out to Internet.

To catch these thieves on their way out your firewall must be capable of automatically blocking unauthorized outbound communications outbound protection.

It monitors program installation, registry and file changes, keyboard and mouse code control, and other potentially dangerous behaviors.

Runs quietly in the background of your computer. Most programs with outbound protection generate a lot of noise (alerts asking you for input).

Bot Revolt was developed to run as efficient and quiet as possible. This powerful network-defender system constantly monitors the safety of your PC in real-time.

In order to download and install Bot Revolt, click the following link, or copy and paste to your browser:

After you are taken to the web site, click the orange button for the free version or the blue button for the full version. This will take you to another page where you must enter your name and email.

Once you have done that, click the "Get the free Bot Revolt" button. Another page will open asking you to check your email account to where they an email with a link for the program download.

It is that simple. Enjoy it, you'll thank me for bringing this tip to you, but you will be most thankful to Bot Revolt for offering you such a great product for free !

George Freire