Data Privacy Day was on January 28 and it was celebrated internationally to recognize the importance of protecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. 

A new report from the Pew Research Center Internet Project has found that the next decade will bring a continued erosion of online privacy, which will mean that “in 2025, everything will be transparent. People will not have the illusion of privacy. …This will, of course, have consequences."


As February 14th draws closer, don’t be surprised if several spams and phishing scams find their way into your inbox.

 Valentine’s Day often offers spammers and scammers alike a golden opportunity to lure people into opening their wallets or giving away their personal information under the deceptive guise of love.


PC Mechanic is an application that claims to be a computer optimization program. It features a scanner that checks your PC for problematic and obsolete files that may be taking up unnecessary space on your hard disk. The catch is that you must purchase the full version before it will fix any of the apparent system errors it located. While this program may seem useful at first glance, so-called ‘optimization applications’ typically do not meaningfully improve PC performance.


Our friends at InfoSec Institute have once again ever so kindly written another great blog post in regards to how to remove Windows Antivirus Adviser. Let's see what Kim Crawley (our guestwriter) have to say about this PUP and the step by step instruction on how to remove it.


How To Remove AppGraffiti

by News Editor on January 30th, 2015 in Security Tips.

AppGraffiti is a web browser add-on that promises to enhance a user’s social networking experience within social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter by enabling themed backgrounds and other customizations. 


How To Remove RadioRage

by News Editor on January 29th, 2015 in Security Tips.

RadioRage is a toolbar application that claims to enhance a user’s web experience by offering several different types of searches, links to music sites, and the ability to listen to any web radio station from your PC.


RebateInformer is a web browser plugin that claims to notify you of available discounts, coupons and rebates when you search and/or browse the web. How it works is by analyzing websites your browser visits and attempts to find and display deals associated with products offered on the site. It is typically loaded with malware and starts automatically with windows. This is why it is considered a potentially unwanted application.


Super Optimizer, is a potentially unwanted application that claims to optimize and clean your PC. If installed, it is capable of interfering with the user experience when using your PC.


How To Remove CheckMeUp

by News Editor on January 15th, 2015 in Security Tips.

CheckMeUp is a potentially unwanted application that claims to test and observe your PC’s broadband upload and download speeds. If installed, it also installs additional browser extensions/add-ons that display intrusive adverts when browsing the Internet.


How To Remove Vosteran

by News Editor on January 13th, 2015 in Security Tips.

Vosteran is a web browser extension/add-on that claims to enhance your web browsing experience. If installed, it changes your homepage and default search engine to vosteran.com and can display intrusive adverts when browsing the Internet, making it a potentially unwanted application.


How To Remove SpeeditUp

by News Editor on January 12th, 2015 in Security Tips.

SpeeditUp is a potentially unwanted application that claims to observe and test your PC’s broadband connection and download speeds. It also installs additional browser extensions/add-ons which display aggressive adverts when browsing the Internet if installed on your PC.

SpeeditUp can be bundled with third party applications (usually through the use of a download manager) in such a way that it is commonly installed without the user affirmatively consenting to the install.


It's the new year. We all have our own versions of new year resolutions. You may resolve to eat healthier, get more organized or find a new job. Whatever it could be, your 2015 resolutions should include boosting up our cyber security after seeing major hacks last year which involved big companies such as Sony, Target, Home Depot and Ebay leaving millions of customer's information exposed.