Amazon’s Kindle breaking new ground

It would seem as though people want products that redefine the most basic of services as technology infiltrates every part of our lives. That can be seen by Amazon.com reporting that the Amazon Kindle replaced Harry Potter as their best seller ever, this past Christmas. People want things instantly, and on the go. So why pay $24.99 for a New York Times best seller in hardback when you can by the Kindle for $9.99?

Sure there are the purists who say there’s no replacement for the real and authentic print book, with crisp white unturned pages, and I’m inclined to agree with them.  But when you consider the benefits of this product, such as the fact that you can buy of 4000 different titles from the Kindle store, have it delivered wirelessly to wherever you are in the world and enjoy it at a much cheaper price than paying for print versions, why hold revolution back?

 

I agree that the traditional print should not be utterly replaced – but roll with the times, people.  The Internet is already bigger and more brilliant than any library anywhere in the world. Now what would have happened if we had not allowed for that revolution to take place?

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Get Antivirus Scan off your PC!

There is no rest for the developers behind infamous rogue antispyware products such as Antivirus Scan. This harmful and seditious rogue, which hails from the same family as Antivirus Action has surprised even the most cynical of online security professionals with its vitriolic attack on PCs. It’s no wonder then why the overwhelming consensus by industry experts warn that anyone infected with this rogue to destroy Antivirus Scan from the system immediately.

 

As with any other rogueware, Antivirus Scan has only one goal in mind when attacking PC owners’ systems – to fleece as much money out of them in the shortest period of time. Antivirus Scan will stop at nothing to achieve this goal, and will do everything in its power to secure a successful sale.

 

Users who did not get rid of Antivirus Scan in time complained about sluggish systems, increased erratic system behaviour and the inability to establish a connection to the Internet. Other reports of Antivirus Scan infection symptoms listed many as saying they were unable to launch any programs on the system and were denied access to their Desktop items.

 

Despite the many incessant and obnoxious fake security alerts employed by Antivirus Scan as part of its attack on the system, users found their system became completely inoperable. This type of ransomware scare tactics employed by rogues such as Antivirus Scan is typical of their inherent nature.

 

In order to prevent the irreversible damage Antivirus Scan is bound to bestow upon your valuable system, and to take control back of your PC you need to erase Antivirus Scan off the system for good. Do not waste another moment. Take decisive action and protect your system against Antivirus Scan and similar destructive threats.

Disk Repair remains significant threat to health of PCs everywhere

By now it should be noted that rogue system optimizer Disk Repair should not be trusted. This harmful rogue will not only enter your system without your knowledge but will keep it ransom until you either pay for or delete Disk Repair from the system. This is not only an intensely annoying infection to have but the symptoms many of its victims reported suffering from denotes the distressing lengths Disk Repair will go to in order to secure a successful sale.

As with any rogueware, Disk Repair’s one and only goal is to fleece as much money out of its victim in the shortest amount of time. Nothing about Disk Repair can be trusted, and users should steer well clear of this disgusting rogue. Disk Repair is spread via illicit browser hijacking websites which make use of drive-by download techniques. As a part of its attack on the system, Disk Repair will bombard its victims with various fake security notifications. These bogus alerts are used as a ploy to create panic among users, and to gain the trust of their marks. Some of the fake notifications to be on the lookout for include the following:

“Critical Error!
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.”

“Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive. ”

“Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure. ”

“Critical Error
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error”

“Critical Error!
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \System32\496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware. ”

“Critical Error
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required. ”

“System Restore
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required. ”

Note the misspellings and poor grammatical structure of the sentences. This should already be an indication that Disk Repair is a fake product and that no esteem can be placed in these notifications. In order to avoid the irreparable damage Disk Repair will inevitably do to your system, you should erase Disk Repair from the system ASAP. Make use of the removal power of a powerful security tool which will get rid of Disk Repair for good, as well as offer future protection against similar threats and attacks.

Win Scanner still wreaking havoc wherever it spreads!

Do not be fooled by the seemingly genuine and user friendly looking user interfaces used by Win Scanner. This deceitful application is simply nothing more than a rogue system optimizer, as can easily be deduced from the company it keeps. Win Scanner is directly related to numerous well known rogue defragmenters, ranging from Disk Repair, ScanDisk, HDD Rescue and HDD Tools. Win Scanner is simply yet another scam in a long line of fake applications stating its ability to optimize PCs as a blatant lie. It is for this reason among many others that you have to obliterate Win Scanner from the system once and for all.

 

Users will feel as though Win Scanner simply appears on their Desktop out of nowhere. This is because of its propensity to make use of surreptitious Trojans to deliver the Win Scanner infection to the host PC. Win Scanner will remain unnoticed until it reveals itself to the user through making use of cunning and furtive fake security alerts. These bogus security notifications will inform the user that his PC is under attack, and will suggest that he pays for Win Scanner to “fix” his PC. Ignore this call to action, and don’t pay any attention to the following fake security alerts:

 

Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.”

 

“Critical Error
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error”

 

“Windows cannot find notepad.exe . Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.”

 

“Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.”

 

“Critical Error!
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file [random name]. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.”

 

“Critical Error
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.”

 

Do not get sucked into this elaborate online scam. Erase Win Scanner from your system in order to avoid serious and irreversible damage to your system.

 

HDD Doctor still reeling in its victims!

A new generation of roguewares – rogue system optimizers – are demanding attention by the online security industry. Until recently, this type of rogue only accounted for a small part of all the rogues on the market, but HDD Doctor and the like has changed that. Just like with its predecessors ThinkPoint and Disk Repair this harmful rogue demands to be noticed. Unless you don’t value the safety and good working of your system, you will erase HDD Doctor from your system without wasting another second.

 

HDD Doctor’s attack on the system is concerted and methodical. HDD Doctor’s user interfaces is more crude that its contemporaries, and uses specific fake security warnings that were created especially for its attacks on systems. Despite this fact, these fake security notifications are still without merit and completely misleading. Following is a collection of some fake HDD Doctor alerts to be on the lookout for:

 

“Can not find : xxxx
File may be deleted or corrupt.
Is is strongly recommanded to scan the disk for errors.”

“The system disk contains a large number of critical errors.
Windows could not fix most of them.
You can install install trial version of the third party software “HDD doctor” to fix found bugs. Install “HDD Doctor” now?”

 

Trojans are used to deliver the HDD Doctor infection to PCs. These Trojans are usually bundled together with malware in downloads from third parties.

 

At the end of the day, the only way you will prevent certain devastation to your system will be to erase HDD Doctor as soon as possible. Attempting to manually remove HDD Doctor might lead to more damage if done incorrectly. Rather invest in a properly functioning security application which will obliterate HDD Doctor and protect your system against similar future threats.

Who says Windows phones aren’t popular too?

It seems this Microsoft is trying to equate itself with the success of its rival iPhone when it bragged to the world that it shifted more than 1.5million of its Windows Phone 7 handsets. To my cynical mind of course, this just screams “Napoleon complex” but Microsoft is still a huge player in the ring.

 

This phone is a beauty, no doubt, and Microsoft would have had a real chance at making a dent in the market, had Apple’s iPhone not already laid claim to such a large amount of it.

 

Although it didn’t cost Microsoft so much to make and produce the phone, the giant has already spent more than half a billion dollars on marketing the phone.

 

Although not nearly as impressive as Apple’s sales figures, this number is nothing to be sniffed at. It would seem as though the power really lie in the hands of the consumers.

Why you need to destroy Internet Security 2011 before it destroys your PC!

Granted, it is annoying to hear another rogue security application which is hell bound on wreaking havoc and stealing your money has entered the market, but take heed of Internet Security 2011. This rogue is not to be underestimated in the least – as many users have come to do and regret in the past. Internet Security 2011’s vitriol have even surprised and stunned industry professionals. It’s no wonder why PC owners the world over is scrambling to get rid of Internet Security 2011.

This ridiculous rogue takes attacks on PCs to another level, with its ability to block Internet connections and the executing of legitimate executables. The reason for this is twofold: Internet Security 2011 will prevent the user from accessing the Internet or running programs in an effort to prevent him from accessing security sites or running programs which could detect and remove Internet Security 2011 from the system. The second reason is it’s all a part of Internet Security 2011’s attack on the system in order to panic the user and systematically gain his trust.

When Internet Security 2011 tries to block executables, users will receive the following message:

“Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.”

Users can easily circumvent Internet Security 2011’s attempts and successfully run the program again by using cacls.exe, which comes standard with any Windows OS. This will give the “Everyone Group” access again.

“cacls /G Everyone:F”

Internet Security 2011 will replace a crucial Windows component, which is called userinit.exe. Users should not delete this important Windows component, as it is crucial to the health of the system.

“c:WINDOWSsystem32us?rinit.exe (Do not delete the C:WindowsSystem32userinit.exe file)”

As is expected, Internet Security 2011 will make use of various fake security alerts which should never enjoy any attention, seeing as it is completely fake and without merit.

“Attention! Network attack detected!
Your computer is being attacked from remote host. Attack has been classified as Remote code execution attempt.”

“Attention! Threat detected!
NOTEPAD.EXE is infected with Trojan-BNK.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties including card details and passwords.
It is strongly recommended to perform threat removal on your system.”

“Windows Security Alert
Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and Internet files.
You should immediately run full scanning of your system to prevent any unauthorized access to your data.
Click YES to run Antivirus scanner right now.”

Do not trust any correspondence received from this incredulous rogue, and eliminate Internet Security 2011 from the system in order to prevent irreparable damage to your PC.