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March 31, 2014

Macro Man Returns

Filed under: Forex Strategies — Tags: , — admin @ 4:43 pm

Where to start?

Those were the very first words ever published in this space, and now, some seven and a half years (!) later, Macro Man must confront the same question.  It is an odd coincidence, to say the least, that only a couple of weeks after the last remaining member of TMM packed it in, Macro Man finds himself a free agent and is once again able to pick up his virtual pen to fill the void.

Perhaps the best place to begin, therefore, is with a heartfelt “thank you” to Nemo, cpmppi, and especially Polemic for looking after the place over the past four years.  They kept the structure intact but put their own lick of paint on it, for which Macro Man is genuinely grateful.

Thomas Wolfe once wrote that “you can’t go home again”, but Macro Man hopes to disprove that theory.  However, even Michael Jordan struggled a bit when he first came out of retirement, so your author hopes readers will indulge him if it takes a few posts to get back into the swing of things.   Having written little but arid investment commentaries since 2010, Macro Man finds that his keyboard is a little rusty, so to speak.

So what to make of the world, or at least the global macro investment landscape?  First, consider a few of the things that have happened since Macro Man last inflicted his thoughts upon the world:

US
* The unemployment has fallen from 9.9% to 6.7%
* The SPX has risen 58%, not including dividends
* The Fed has engaged in QE2….
* …and Operation Twist….
* …and QE3….
* …while providing calendar based guidance….
* …and threshold based guidance….
* …and “qualitative guidance”
* 10 year Treasury yields are 0.82% lower despite the loss of AAA rating
* The DXY is 1.6% lower

Europe
* Greece blew up
* The ECB bought sovereign bonds
* Ireland blew up
* Portugal blew up
* Trichet’s ECB hiked rates….
* …twice!
* Italy almost blew up
* Spain almost blew up
* Draghi cut rates…
* …and delivered 3 year LTROs…..
* but only put a lid on the sovereign crisis with the OMT and a new set of clothes
* For old times’ sake, Cyprus blew up
* Draghi cut rates to 0.25%…
* …despite which EUR/USD has remained consistently stronger than in May 2010
* Mark Carney took the reins of the BOE…
* ..and proved that he was no better at forecasting the unemployment rate than his predecessor was at forecasting inflation…
* …so after six months decided he didn’t want to play with forecasting any more

Japan
* Had a terrible earthquake…
* …which put the kibosh on nuclear power…
* …and kept the yen strong…
* …despite the trade balance moving into deficit for the first time in decades…
* …which prompted erstwhile post-Koizumi disaster Shizo Abe to run on a platform of economic revitalization…
* …thus generating the best macro theme of the last 18 months…
*  …but now faces a challenge via the consumption tax hike

China
* Re-floated the exchange rate
* Spurred a last-gasp commodity boom
* Decided to target credit growth including the shadow banking system
* Changed leadership
* Decided at long last to purge some excess leverage in the system
* Has thrown a spanner in the works of the “can’t lose” RMB trade

Other EM
* Moaned about QE2
* Moaned about Operation Twist
* Moaned about QE3
* Moaned about the taper
* Annexed Crimea

Macro Man has no doubt missed plenty in these far-from-exhaustive lists, but if he can distill a few choice morsels from the above, it would be the following:

* The Fed, BOE, and post-Trichet ECB have pursued a policy of pushing interest rates as low as possible and suppressing volatility as much as possible

* Exchange rates have borne only a passing resemblance to perceived fundamentals; if the euro cannot meaningfully sell off during a sovereign debt crisis, when could it?

* Genuine policy activism has delivered market-moving results in Japan

That’s not a whole lot of meat on the bone for classic rates/FX macro punters.   Perhaps the most telling symptom of the market environment has been the dead-calm nature of the front end of the US yield curve.  Consider the slope of the 2nd vs the 4th eurodollar contracts, which offers some insight into monetary policy dynamism.    Generally speaking, volatility in this curve is a good environment for fundamentally-driven macro investors such as your author.


Alas, there’s been little to do for much of the past three years, and very little carry on offer to compensate for the occasional hiccup.   In other words, it’s been something of a global macro alpha-generating Sufferfest.

Indeed, Macro Man has often felt like the chap below, working as hard as he can to spin his wheels and go nowhere.


(n.b.  No Macro Men were harmed in the filming of this video.)

None of this, of course, addresses the brave-new-world regulatory environment, where the authorities appear to view the phrases “more regulations” and “better regulations” as synonymous.  This is a topic worthy of its own screed; suffice to say that while Macro Man is certainly sympathetic to the notion that prior abuses needed to be addressed, the current regime is quite decidedly suboptimal- and likely to get more so.

Fortunately, not everything is doom and gloom.  The ongoing taper and debate over the timing/scale of the Federal Reserve tightening cycle should inject a breath of fresh air into the macro trading environment once the initial dust settles.  One can only hope that in this context, the betawhore long/longer/longest strategy in equities and credit will prove a little more challenging than in the recent era of financial repression.

On a personal level, Macro Man must confess that he dearly missed setting down his thoughts on a daily basis in this space.   The utility of organizing his views and writing them down in a coherent fashion, subject to external scrutiny, only became truly evident once it was no longer available.   Your author, it appears, is one of those chaps who thinks best by expressing himself.  In a moment of weakness, he might also admit that he missed the occasional trip to 221B Baker Street, as well as the occasional rant.   

But now Macro Man’s back, for the time being at least, at what promises to be an interesting juncture in financial markets- and more volatile, one hopes, than the financial repression of the last few years.   He looks forward to sketching out his views, and hopes readers will be as assiduous in picking holes in them as they were during his first tour of duty.  If so, it promises to be a fun ride.

To hell with Thomas Wolfe.

It’s good to be home.

Software Companies

Filed under: Currency Charts — Tags: , — admin @ 2:44 am

Businesses, organizations as well as companies and industries are always on a constant lookout for a solution that allows them to effectively and efficiently manage their business processes. Software solutions have always helped these organizations to achieve this. However, no two businesses and business processes are equal. The requirement of software solutions differ from business-to-business and process-to-process. Besides, in most of the cases simply out of the box software solutions are not able to encompass the business requirements. This is one of the most important reasons why most of the businesses are opting for solutions via custom software development that are designed specifically by taking their businesses and their business processes into consideration.

Additionally, in most of the cases readymade software solutions cannot be upgraded as per the new business norms. On the other hand custom software development delivers a solution that is 100 % customisable and which can be moulded and upgraded as per the business requirements, whenever required.

Ranging from online shopping portal to ecommerce, content management systems to customer relationship management, complex enterprise solutions such as SAP to business analysis tool, smartphone apps solutions for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7 to project management, and many more; all could be covered under custom software development.

However, when it comes to solutions for custom software development industries, business and organizations are searching for reliable partner who can offer them the quality solutions at affordable rates. There are few professional software development and web development companies in Australia who understands these requirements of their clients, and have always delivered in-budget quality solutions to them. Such a professional company is skilled on all; Open Source, Microsoft and Mobile technologies and are equipped with scalable team of developers, programmers and industry specialist SME’s. Besides, they also have years of experience, expertise and understanding of the latest industry and the market trends. These understanding, expertise and experience enables them to offer a solution which is delivered on-time, in-budget and is able to meet their customer’s every specific requirements.

Additionally, such professional software development companies can also offer an array of other solutions such as web design and development, SEO, ecommerce solutions, technology specific development, etc. serving as a one stop solution provider to their clients.

More importantly, they also provide a pricing model wherein a stakeholder could hire their software developers based on hours or projects, which proves to be a cost-effective method.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Mission and vision of Software Companies?
    Can anybody provide me the mission and vision statements of the reputed software companies. I am ready for a good point.

    thanks
    mac
    Any web site which lists the mission and vision of Information Technology(IT) Firms.

    • ANSWER:
      Vision

      Our vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device on all major platforms.
      Mission

      We strive to develop a superior Internet browser for our users through state-of-the-art technology, innovation, leadership and partnerships.
      Values

      The movement that discovered the vision and ideals of the Net as a boundary-less community is gaining strength and focus as millions more are joining its ranks every month.

      A global movement of netizens is forming in the protection of the Net’s basic philosophy of being a medium accessible to all, independent of creed, culture, language or social class.

      We in Opera Software deeply believe in this vision and promise to remain faithful to the following principles:
      We believe in respect for our users.

      Users have since the beginning shaped Opera’s features and spread the word to the uninitiated. Thanks to this interaction Opera Software exists today, both as an organization and as a technology leader. Opera Software will never forget that its main focus is the user.
      We believe in a Net that preserves cultural diversity.

      The Net should not eradicate cultural differences. As in life, the Net provides richer experiences when people from all over the world meet and learn from each other in mutual respect. Opera Software will make every effort to promote cultural diversity and make its products available in as many languages as possible.
      We believe in security.

      The Net gathers people from all walks of life, carrying with them different intentions as well as experiences. Opera Software will do everything possible to maintain the highest possible level of security for all netizens, so they can navigate without fear of being compromised.
      We believe in international, open standards.

      The Internet should stay open and free to all users, regardless of which browser-application they are using. Standards are much like the spirit of the Internet; a structure on which human innovation can prosper to the benefit of everyone. Opera Software will never seek to hinder the Net’s continuous evolutionary process by imposing proprietary standards.
      We believe in a patent-free Web.

      Opera Software does not believe innovation in the software industry is protected or encouraged by software patents. In particular, we believe interoperability on the Internet should be encouraged, and we actively work to ensure that software patents do not stand in the way of interoperability.

      As a highly innovative company, Opera Software comes up with many ideas and concepts that are patentable. In some situations, we will apply for software patents as a way to protect ourselves from attacks by other aggressive patent holders.
      We believe in good employment.

      Opera Software’s employees are our most valuable resource. Opera Software will interact with its employees in the same way as it strives to interact with its customers: following the highest ethical standards and respect of individuality.
      We believe in a Net with unlimited accessibility.

      The Net can be a fantastic experience and opportunity for netizens with physical disabilities. Opera Software will strive to make the Net accessible to all.
      We believe in privacy.

      We will always employ the highest ethical standards when dealing with our customers’ private information. Opera Software is licensing out Internet products, not its customers.
      We believe in social responsibility.

      Opera Software will only thrive in an environment where every care is taken to act as a responsible netizen. Opera Software will strive to always act as a pillar of social responsibility in everything it does.

      Opera Software promises to always endeavor to adhere to the aforementioned principles, so all Opera-code will abide by the five S’s: Speed, Size, Security, Standards Compliance and State of the Art. In doing so, it seeks the help and guidance of the Net community. Under the watchful eyes of a diverse population of Net users, Opera Software will continue evolving into what it strives to be: Simply the Best Internet Experience.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do coding standards for a software company that develops software?
    How do coding standards for a software company that develops and maintains software for intensive-care units differ from those in an organization that develops and maintains accounting products?

    • ANSWER:
      The ICU software is going to require that every single piece of data be reality checked.

      For example, lets say the software poles the heart rate monitor 1000 times per second adn it graphhs these on the display. If the difference from two readings is too far different it needs to raise an allarm to indicate a possible system failure.

      Or a patient hooked up to an automatic medication despensor as is common with people dieing of cancer to give them frequent small doses of pain medication to keep the pain controlled but not knok them so loopy they have no quality of life. If the nurse makes a mistake and tell it to disopense 10 grams evey so often instead of 10 milligrams the system has to not allow that.

      With an accounting system its different, the most critical thing is to make sure every transaction is logged ‘correctly’ . This does not mean each transaction has to be valid, just has to logged. As long as every transaction is looged corretly, any mistakes from there either by user action or software error, one or more reversing transaction can be created to reverse out any transaction

      The system cannot have a means to alter the transaction log. If the log can be edited then someone that knows accounting rules can alter the system to steal money but make it look like the money went somewhere else.

      Medical systems typically have to be certified by at least the FDA in the US.

      Accounting systems in use py publicly traded companies have to meet the requirements of the SEC and whatever other business law requires. For example, the SarBox law speciriies what kinds of information records must be kept, for how long they are kept. The intial compliance plan for this must be audited and signed off on by a third party auditing company. And each year compliance has to be auditied by a third party auditing company. Problems found must then be reported to the board of directors, the stockholders, and the SEC.Failure to not comply can result in fines for either the company, its officors, or both for more minor violations. Major violations can subject the officors of the company to jail time.

  3. QUESTION:
    New Software Company?
    HI frnds. i am a Ist year student. i am thinking of starting my own a pvt company after my 3rd year . so wats much needed , formal requirements? pls post ur view and support and help m too ….
    THANK U

    • ANSWER:
      Most banks usually have a Business Plan to get you started, or your local Job Centre. You don’t have to use their plans, but getting all the ideas from them will give you a start.

      With a software business, you will have to take courses to get certificates to say you have done a course in installing certain software so when you do start your company up, people will be more inclined to let you install software as you have had the proper training to do. You could try the Job Centre and see if they can give you a grant or suggest some financial help for you to go on these courses, but I highly recommend you do, as no business wants someone installing software crucial to boosting their sales and messing it up because you don’t know what you are doing.

      Even if you do know what you are doing, a certificate saying you have had the correct training in installing software will be peace of ming for your customers. Even if you are just thinking of selling software, still go on the courses, and you can correctly advise customers on what software to use for what purpose. Remember, for a new business, good word of mouth is beneficial :)

  4. QUESTION:
    How can i start a software company in nyc?
    Hello People of the Earth
    I wouldlike to start a software company in nyc
    I need pricing information
    I need to know how toget permits, license’s etc.
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      How to Start Software Company

      There are three little things you need when starting your own software company: a worthwhile project, programmers working on the same page, and loads of time.

      It s a fast paced world out there. Everyday, new markets are being created for software development, and many eager programmers are trying to wrestle the cash cow into the ground. Unfortunately, year after year, fledgling software companies crash into oblivion.

      Here are a few pointers on how to overcome the odds and make you company as successful as it should be.

      Start off with a worthwhile project. Although ideas of grandiosity are always welcome in the virtual world, starting a software company needs realistic thinking and level-headedness. After all, grandiose ideas are for free, but the budget it would need to fulfill those ideas would be enormous. Unless your name is associated with a funding of several millions of dollars or rhymes categorically like Bill Gates, you really need to start off with a simple project. Simple is a relative term here, especially if you are dealing with seasoned software programmers. Usually however, simple ideas like upgrading a small working model or providing a faster system or basically anything that makes the present available technologies in the marker more friendly-user are seeds of worthwhile projects. If you are using a current technology, and you see some areas of the program that need more work done, or a better mode of usage, you could start on these.

      A young man studying at the University of Helsinki thought that he could create a better operating system other than the one which was provided by the university s academic environment. He eventually developed a better system, and the Linux kernel was born. What was the young man s name? Linus Torvalds.

      If you prefer creating your own software instead of restructuring an existing one, you need to do a lot of research beforehand. You have to ensure that your project has a niche in the software world, that it is an original concept, that there is no one else in the world working on such a project or if there is a rival company with the same project in the works, you have to make sure that you can actually launch your product before this other company beats you to the punch. Although this can become a tedious research, the payback for such originality is great. Think html software which was an original concept back in its day, and now it is one of the most used software in the world.

      You need to find programmers working on the same page. Brilliant minds have major advantages and major disadvantages, and this rule holds true with programmers of all levels. Encoding, decoding, testing and ultimately launching new software is a very tedious process. Unless all of your brilliant minds are working for the same goals at the same fervent energy, you will probably have a lot of bickering on your hands with little or no work done at all. Also, if you are apt to work with friends or colleagues, make sure that a hierarchy is established early in the company: an administrator or a manager will do fine. A software company needs to run as a business operation, and not as a college group assignment going on overtime. Your goal after all, is to create a company that will bank on the software you create; which would (hopefully) mean that once there are takers, you have income flowing in. Think of it as a business venture always.

      Give your company time. Not all business ventures boom with its first introduction to the market, and a software company will certainly not shake the world once it has formed itself. Software, in particular, need a lot of time to write, construct, debug and successfully launch, so give your company time to test and retest whatever project you are developing. You have to put in mind though that time and money is ticking away for every moment that passes, so try to tighten your company s purse strings during your research and development stages. Premature launching of software in the market is not only disastrous on your company s reputation; it also costs time and money. However, aside from working against a ticking clock, you are also trying to keep one step ahead of your likely competitors.

  5. QUESTION:
    name ofall software companies?
    i want list of software companies in surat

    • ANSWER:
      Here’s a list of software companies in Surat:
      1)Saraswati Software Developers – 4/214, National Plasa, Staion Road, Surat
      2)Sarla Software Pvt. Ltd., Address:123, Gita Nagar, Surat 395 003, India, , Phone(s) +91-261-345987
      3)Joshitech Soft Creation – A-201 Shivam Aptt Nr Manmohan Soc Trikamnagar Surat-395010 Phone : 0261-2550792
      4)logix solutions Address: 858,859,897, Upper Ground Floor, F Wing, Kohinoor Market, Ring Road,Surat,India,Gujarat, surat, gujarat, 395002, India Tel: +91 0261 2320976
      5)ESSAR INFO TECH http://www.essarinfotech.com – Address: Briquette House, Hazira, Dist. Surat 394270, Gujarat, India Tel: +91 261 5582831 / 558 2400 Fax: +91 261 5582538 Essar House, 11 K K Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400 034, India Tel: +91 22 24950606 ext. 3217 Contact Person Ravi Singh Business Manager Mobile: +91 98791 03008 DID : +91 261 5582831
      6)SatisNet Infotech,(Vishal) They also offer services in Surat Address : 409 ,RAJKAMAL B, INCOME TAX ,, Ahmedabad, Gujurat Phone(s) :91-7541080 Fax(s) : 91-7541080
      7)CAD House F-7, Jolly Complex, Opp. Rangeela Park, Ghod dod Road, Surat 395 007. Ph: (0261) 2653584 Email: cadhouse@hotmail.com , contact@cadhouse-surat.com
      8)Mamta Software: We are a Surat, India based software development and IT consulting company working on the latest technologies
      9)Dot Infosys – Address: 1-5, 1st Floor, Corner point,, City light road, Surat, Gujarat, 395007, India Tel: +91 261 2224756 Fax: +91 261 2605610

  6. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me about the present scenario in software companies?
    In what way the global economy has affected these companies.

    • ANSWER:
      IT/Software has embarked itself as a necessary and critical component of any small/medium/large enterprise’s success, so the essential services will continue to generate the jobs/projects/money eg., applications like payroll, ERP, portals etc.

      The global credit crunch has affected every industry – and Software industry is no exception.

      The cost-cutting on client’s side, trimming of IT budgets, postponement of projects, delay of payments have directly hit the revenues.

      You need to differentiate here in terms of product-based or service-based companies.

      This situation makes more people turn towards Open-Source, low-cost solutions hitting the major product-based companies charging heavy license fees like Microsoft, Oracle, SAP etc.

      While, if you talk about Indian Software companies, majority of them being service-based and having most of their business in the US market, the dollar has gotten stronger again and breached the 50 mark, so that has more or less compensated the loss in terms of reduction of projects, and prevented the margins from taking any deep plunges.

      In such situation, layoffs will occur, but that mostly cleans up the low-performing individuals and/or non-productive staff, which is not as bad as situation portrayed by the media. If companies like TCS relieve 800-1000 employees, that’s less than 1% of its total employees (around 1.1 lac) which is not a big deal.

      So, the picture in software industry is not as bad as some other industries, while not being altogether rosy at the same time, but the recession wave would pass out(without being a Tsunami), if at all, then not hurting any more than the dot-com bubble burst of 2000.

  7. QUESTION:
    how difficult is to start up a small software company?
    small software company like software design for restaurants,gym, and also supporting them with smartphone application and web sites.Mostly about business systems administrations for small companies. Although general software company how difficult and cost does required these business?

    thanks guys

    • ANSWER:
      It is quite difficult for a number of reasons:
      Start ups don’t generate a lot of money, so you have to be (or have the leader be) financially stable for at least a few years as his company gains popularity.
      You have to find the people to work
      You either have to have a new idea, or you have to fight against other companies in the field
      You also will have to compete with competitors prices and quality of work.

      For your particular field, I would advise against it, and for you to join another company that does similar work.

  8. QUESTION:
    What should I ask a software company?
    My college class is going on a field trip, as part of HND Software Development, to a local software company. Our lecturers have requested that we have questions prepared but I don’t know what I should ask! Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on what sort software they make. Try asking about something you’re interested in actually knowing – people know when you’re asking prepared questions just for the sake of it – but even then you might learn something interesting.

      For example, I used to work as a programmer in a data processing / mining company, when we had visitors (students or clients) they’d ask some stock question like where we get our data from but were surprised to learn we used everything from data tapes (40 year old technology but still in use) to WIMAX (high speed microwave data transfer) into our servers – and that even if a disk had a hole through it we had the technology to read practically everything else off the disk – very, very, very expensive but worth it to some people, and the data media was kept in vaults as good as any bank.

      You could ask how long a project takes – you’ll get answers ranging from a couple of days to years – depending on what the project is.

      Is the company client driven (ours was – we made “bespoke” one-off programs) or internally driven (nearly every commercial software or game).

      I’m sure you’ll find something you’d like to ask about when you’re actually there.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do Software companies make money?
    I am planing to work as a software engineer in the UK but I have no idea how software companies make money when Software is free to use. And also, I am assuming that there will be more software engineers else abroad that will create software perhaps at a cheaper price than in the UK.

    • ANSWER:
      Software is rarely free to use although the growth in freeware and copyfree software has eroded the more common desktop applications market (i.e general “office” software)

      Most software is sold as a one off license, you buy it you use it but a lot of software, especially complex applications and systems; are sold as yearly licenses.

      You also have maintenance agreements and modifications and upgrade programs.

      Software is often developed for one customer and then desensitised and sold on to other customers if there is a big enough market for it.

      As to “can overseas develop the software cheaper” in most instances its possible but cheaper isnt always better! They would also have to tender for the project which is quite often not advertised that widely.

      There is also the case of national defence, i.e. they would not be able to develop software for (say) the UK MOD as they would not be granted access to some of the required data as it would likely be restricted to UK nationals only.

  10. QUESTION:
    Suggest new software company name?
    Hi Friends

    I am going start new software development company with student placement training.So i need a new name start or end with “pro” if any one let it know kindly inform.Still the new name should not be registered domain name as .com

    • ANSWER:
      since you are going to start a software company i would suggest you to go for a name that has an available .com domain so that you can have your website also.

      following names are all available

      BestSoftPro.com
      NewSoftPro.com
      TheSoftPro.com
      TopSoftPro.com

      i created those names using http://www.namestall.com ‘s domain name suggestion tool. and i don’t think you are going to get great help from yahoo for kind of problems because selecting/choosing company name depends upon personal taste and requirements. some people like brandable names some prefer keyword rich names.

      if you need to find perfect domain or company name try that website it some amazing naming tools to find names for website or company. i believe that website will provide you great help for both brandable as well as keyword rich domain names.

      good luck

  11. QUESTION:
    software piracy cases in india with software developement companies?
    i want to know the number of software piracy cases reported in india and name of software companies involved in that.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is one site that I found:

      http://blogs.ittefaq.com/tech/archives/2005/08/software_piracy.html

      I read articles where all those companies that are receiving outsourced work from the United State are pirating that software. I guess, they are selling all the software that they have made for other companies in the United States to companies elsewhere. They don’t have to write much code, just change a few logos and that is it. The United States is deciding to slowly quit outsourcing computer programming jobs, because from what I read, it is costing them more money than paying a computer programmer salary here in the United States. There are a lot of overhead cost that factors into outsourcing work. Outsourcing, from what I have read, is definitately not a cheap and it is definitely not efficient, effective, and a competitive way of doing business. It will only hurt you in the long-run. In the short-run, it seems like you are saving money, but long-run, you won’t.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to choose best software development company for mlm Software in Delhi?
    I need a mlm software for binary mlm plan. i have visited some websites of mlm software developer in delhi like www.bestmlmsoftwareindia.com, http://mlmsoftware4u.com.
    Please help to choose best mlm software company in Delhi.

    • ANSWER:
      Mlm Master by mlmsoftware4u.com is Complete, Automated MLM Software for MLM Business ( Network Marketing Software, Direct Marketing Software, Matrix Software, Binary Software )

      Mlmsoftware4u.com’s “mlm-master” has become an industry leader amongst MLM software applications. Our MLM software is full proof- filtered solution for mlm companies. Customer support being our highest priority, we will always ensure your full satisfaction.
      Our team is ready to customize the “mlm software” for your business. We have developed MLM Software for every type of plan such as Unilevel, Binary, Matrix, Trianry, Australian Binary, Growth income Plan, Generation plan, Repurchase, Orbit, Auto Fill, Board Plan, Reward Programs, Various Kind of royalty and Bonus Income Plans & other Client customized Plans.
      Our MLM Software System includes Member & Admin Management, Online Genealogy, Messaging, Member Profile, Welcome Letter, TDS calculations, Statistical (Graphical) reports, Incentive Calculations, Cheque printing, epins, ewallet, HelpDesk, CMS, SMS module integration, Auto Backup, Incentive Voucher etc..
      For detailed information about MLM Software, Compensation Plans, mlm consulting please visit:
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  13. QUESTION:
    How do I start a software Company?
    I would like to start a software development company, however I am unsure how to proceed.
    First of all I am a minor, and I believe I am able to register /reserve a company name, but I am unsure how.
    I have already purchased a domain name for the web, so that no one else will steal it in front of my nose.
    right now I have 4 people that want to work for this company, but as I said, I don’t know where to start.
    I am located in Bavaria, Germany, I guess that’s relevant.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to know the types of company structures that are allowed. In some jurisdictions the state/province handles some and in others the federal government handles company registrations. So a trip to a local state/provincial office or looking on line might help. Otherwise seek out a lawyer or other professional (accountants etc) who deal with companies and such to get answers.

      So first step find out company structure types (sole proprietor, partnership, incorporated etc), select best for your situation and register. Some jurisdictions require someone of legal voting age to be a signing officer (banks usually require this for a bank account in company name) so you may need a partner who qualifies but this is a question for you to ask.

      Next on the list is financing as the people who work for you will want to be paid. Then there are the expenses of operations, equipment, sales, advertising and more. So an operating budget and capital base for several months is usually required until sales can start returning money, but it depends on how you do this and what deals you can make with your workers.

  14. QUESTION:
    challenges for financial trading software companies?
    Hi there,
    I am thinking about working in financial trading software development and I wonder what are the challenges for such software companies. I know, financial sector is in turmoil and facing harsh challenges at the moment. But, what are the real challenges for software companies such as Fidessa, Swift,Portware etc.

    I really appreciate any help in this regards because the information is critical for me.

    Best Regards

    • ANSWER:
      There are many challenges and it depends if you are looking at it from an executive perspective or developer perspective. In my opinion the biggest problem I had to deal with was the continued expansion with the uplift in both revenue and profit. The implications on the operations side, was to ensure costs were low t develop products and to maintain as there is a fundamental shift towards outsourcing of services to lower priced countries. Additionally, for larger fiancial software vendors, the issue is also selecting key products for key markets and determining when to sundown a product vs integrating the platform. Additionally, another issue is how to manage all this while expanding…possibly through acquistions. In cases where the companies are more conservative, such as SWIFT, the challenge for them is how to expand and maintain their neutral political positioning due to their perceived role in the marketplace.

  15. QUESTION:
    Whats the better anti virus software what company?
    I have been using kapersky, Mc Afee, Iobit, Malwarebyte, spybot and norton I don’t which one is good please give a good company know for anti virus protection

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

      There is no “best” Anti Virus as it all depends on your needs. like for me Avira is best….
      However the info below should help you

      Pay for anti-virus software from the biggies Symantec/Norton or Mcafee and it’ll cost roughly 50 per year. Yet you can also take advantage of a variety of decent free programs

      * Grisoft’s AVG 8.0.

      AVG has a long history, and has been through loads of modifications to provide a better service on its way to the current version, AVG 8.0. The company makes its money by selling virus protection to small businesses, and offers free home-user versions as a means of promoting its professional service. It’s protection is reasonably thorough, though it doesn’t offer any real tech support. It’s quite unintrusive, doesn’t use too many resources, and it will regularly auto-update.

      * Alwil Softaware’s Avast! 4.

      Alwil software’s Avast! 4 is free for non-commercial users and offers regular updates, as well as proper technical support via e-mail or phone. Protection-wise it’s very similar to AVG, covering all the same bases and not hogging system resources, but it has a funkier interface (for those who like a pinch of fashion with their computer security). The only downside is that you have to re-register it after each year of use.

      * AntiVir.

      AntiVir by Alvira actually offers better standard virus detection than both of the above, but lacks in other areas. It won’t scan your emails before you open them, uses more resources (less of a problem if you’ve a more powerful PC), and maintains a perhaps-too-visible presence on your desktop. You’ll also have to occasionally re-register it to keep it going.

      Whichever of these you choose, there’s one important warning…

      Hackers develop new bugs constantly. All these free anti-virus services offer regular updates, if you don’t download them, you’re not protected.

      Yet it’s not just about how up to date your software is. If you’re not using it, what’s the point. Try to fit in a full ‘on-demand’ scan (that is, one where the virus scanner flicks through all the files on your hard drive) once a week. This should make sure nothing slips through the net.
      Free online virus scanners for further protection

      Whilst they shouldn’t replace proper software, online scanners provide a secondary scan and can sometimes be more up to date. So if you’re worried your software isn’t working well enough, or want a second opinion, these are worth a regular play with.

      * Trendmicro’s Housecall 6.6.

      Updated daily, Housecall 6.6 will rummage through your whole machine, identifying infections as it goes. As a bonus, it’ll also look for other vulnerabilities in your machine, and in many cases fix those it finds. Feedback’s generally excellent for the service, though be aware it might pique the interest of your firewall since it runs using ActiveX or Java (you choose which).

      * Panda Security’s Activescan 2.0.

      In a bid to sell you its paid-for security programmes, Panda Security also offers a free online scan, which will be better for some as it can be customised to only scan certain sections of your hard drive.

      A note for those with new PCs

      Often companies throw in free anti-virus programs hoping you’ll subscribe to them out of convenience once the free trial ends. By all means take advantage of the free offer, but then ditch and switch to a free version when it expires. Make sure you uninstall the trial too; it may interfere with the new virus scanner, and even if not it’ll certainly slow down your PC.

      Note for Norton users only: It can be a bit of a pain to get rid of all Norton AntiVirus’s components from your machine. If you’re having trouble doing so, try Symantec’s own Norton Removal Tool, which is designed to solve this very problem.

      I Hope You Got Your Answer….
      Thanks,
      julia

  16. QUESTION:
    Name the useful softwares that help companies to orgnize and maitain their useful data?
    Name the useful softwares that help companies to orgnize and maitain their useful data?

    • ANSWER:
      OK – this may not help you, but at least think about it.

      Some law firms use software called litigation support software. What it does is organise vast amounts of information so that it is comprehensible. I know the cops also have similiar systems, but unsure of what they call theirs.What can happen is that you have so much rational, discrete information that you cannot actually get to grips with it. You can’t get your mind around it properly, or see conflicts (say). This software solves that problem.

      For example, I had a situation in a dispute that had to go in front of a tribunal. Problem was that I had so much information, in this case, in the form of letters and emails. (Recording facts within phone calls is another thing lawyers do). It was very complex.

      I imitated a litigation support system in a very simplistic way – by using Excel. What I did was on each line to record the date of the information item, the name of the document it was in (like the reference ID may companies/govt depts use), and the last item on the line was a single piece of information – 1 fact. Sometimes a single letter might take 10 lines as it had 10 discrete pieces of data (facts).

      Then, I sorted by date. Suddenly everything rearranges itself so that when you read down the Facts column, you have the whole story, in order. If there are disagreements, they show up next to eachother, and can be investigated. You can then go straight to the source of the info by looking at the document ID. It is literally reading the history of the story – allowing you to see how things went, where the anomolies are, and most critically, how you present this to a third party. Ie, what document to quote, invesigate, dispute, etc.

      This description really does not do justice to just how powerful this technique is. In my case I knew the other party had told a couple of lies, but had difficulty sorting out the actual data because I simply had so much information. Using a system like this you can read through the history and see where disagreements occur, facts disagree – and also, where you have multiple items of supporting data in different places. Suddenly it all becomes rational and comprehensible.

      In my case I solved the dispute (in my favour) by seeing a fact occur on one date – according to the records of a govt dept. The other party cited the event to have happened on a different date. It was all so simple really, but hard to see as it was hidden within the sheer volume of material I had. A problem which had stumped me for weeks and weeks became apparent within 10 minutes of entering all the data. Problem resolved in my favor.

      This type of system does not work for every need or situation. But if the comprehension of a situation from hundreds or thousands of different places is your problem, look at legal software called Litigation Support systems. There will be others which are designed for more general use and not law-specific. I mention these because they are the ones I have experience with.

      Hope this is of some help.

  17. QUESTION:
    Want some projects for our newly established software company?
    Freshly completed BTech and working in software companies, want to establish our own software company with some projects.We r around 20 people.

    • ANSWER:
      Begin small – just as Bill Gates did !
      Establish an ‘office’ in any vacant room of one of your homes – and give yourselves a smart plus catchy name, to attract the right kind of attention.
      Open your own website – and embellish it with well written text about all the different types of Software that your team develops for Clients. Spruce up your site, with photographs of your team members at work [a collage of individuals working on their PCs, can be more impactful than crowding several persons plus PCs into your tiny ‘office’ and photographing them !]. Their youthful and enthusiastic appearance will be a big plus point.
      Offer your services online, by paying Yahoo! and Google Searches their modest fee – for prominently highlighting and displaying your site’s link in their Searches.
      …Initially there will be a slight lull, and even a few casual enquiries that do not precipitate assignments. Do not feel discouraged – but keep on sending individual mailers to potential Clients [please, avoid group-mailing at all costs !], requesting them to visit and view your website…
      When the first few actual assignments come, attend to them with total attention and care – and test the new Software that you develop over and over again, on various PCs, until you can be sure that there are no ‘bugs’, or snags, to hamper its smooth functioning.
      Then make sure that you deliver the Software in good time, preferably even before the deadline involved. Nothing impresses more than punctuality !
      …Once the first batch of Clients feel satisfied, their word-of-mouth praise of your [a] reasonable charges, [b] punctuality, plus [c] efficiency, will be the best publicity you can ever get.
      More orders will then start pouring in – and then, depending solely on your team’s continuing efficiency, your company will really grow big and go places.
      Best of Luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    reporting software company?
    i bought a video converter software suite online, paid with my credit card. Software not functioning as expected – too many crashes. Reported matter to the software company to try to resolve the problem, but for over six months problem has not been resolved. Have emailed them severally, but they have now refused to respond to my emails. Who do i report this software company to, to try and make them resolve this problem or refund my money?

    • ANSWER:
      Contact your credit card company, that’s about the only leverage that you have.
      If you live in Europe, you may have additional legal rights.

      Keep in mind that “not performing as you expected” is not the same as “not performing as advertised”, which would be the test under law. You may expect bulletproof performance, but your software license probably explicitly disclaims the company’s responsibility to deliver a level of performance.

  19. QUESTION:
    i am planning for opening a software company.?
    kindly say me how to start a software company. with which software can i create a software. and how to sell the created software. thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      The content of your (question and statements) has given me
      (the answer) not (an answer.)
      First and foremost you need to “Research” and learn considerable more then you will understand the more important aspects it will take to succeed in this filed.Creating software that people will buy is actually much easier than what it takes to market, sell, and profit of your product. In reality you can “steal” by taking others peoples grand ideas and making them a success.
      Q.How to start a software company.
      A. Starting a software company is just like any other business. Which means you need to have a Business plan, Marketing Strategy, Financing, etc..etc..
      Q. With which software can I create a Software.
      A. Its possible but highly unlikely a person is both a masterful software designer and a savvy business man. You should pick one. I suggest the savvy business man becuz u can profit off many software creators.
      Q. How to sell created software.
      A. If you plan to be a:
      Business man-U must master all of the aspects and much more previously stated. You must be a mover and shaker and learn to make people do the work for you.
      Software Designer-You need to sell/give your product to a savvy business man or powerful company so that can make it both a reality and success.

      Good Luck- STUDY MORE

  20. QUESTION:
    does infosys a software making company ?
    i really dont know much about IT industry , but i wonder how do the companies like infosys make such a huge profite , is this because of the software it sales or any other service it provides ?

    • ANSWER:
      choose mine the best answer plzzzzzz……..

      INFOSYS TECHNOLOGY IS A PURE SOFT WARE COMPANY
      .
      Enhance Infosystems is an offshore software outsourcing & development company which provides high end software solutions.

      Today, the .5 billion Infosys would be the costliest company to acquire even ahead of the billion Accenture , the biggest consultancy and software solutions multinational.

      Infosys was founded on July 2 , 1981 by seven software professionals. In 1999 Infosys attained a SEI – CMM Level 5 ranking and became the first Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ. In 2001 it was rated “Best Employer in India ” by Business Today , and in 2002 Business World named Infosys “Indias Most Respected Company”.

      company founded in Pune, India in 1981 by N. R. Narayana Murthy. Its headquaters are presently in Bangalore, Karnataka, it operates eight development centers in India and has over 30 offices in 20 other nations. In fiscal year 2006 annual revenues exceeded US .15 billion with a Market Capitalization of over US billion and over 58,000 employees worldwide. Infosys is one of India’s largest IT companies and its headquarters at Electronics City, Bangalore, is one of the largest IT campuses in the world.

      History

      Infosys was founded on July 2, 1981 by seven software professionals. In 1999 Infosys attained a SEI-CMM Level 5 ranking and became the first Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ. In 2001 it was rated “Best Employer in India” by Business Today, and in 2002 Business World named Infosys “India’s Most Respected Company”.

      Recently, Infosys became the first company to ring the opening bell of the Nasdaq stock exchange from India. Bangalore-headquartered Infosys, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, was the first Indian company to be listed on the Nasdaq in 1999.

  21. QUESTION:
    what are the top10 software companies in india?
    send deatail about that company and how to placed that companies

    • ANSWER:
      1 Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
      Founded in 1968, TCS is one of India’s largest corporate houses. It is also India’s largest IT employer with a staff strength of 111,000 employees.
      TCS is IDC-Dataquest IT best employer in IT services in 2007. TCS also topped DataQuest DQTop 20 list of IT service providers in 2007.
      2 Wipro Technologies
      Wipro was the only Indian company to be ranked among the top 10 global outsourcing providers in IAOP’s 2006 Global Outsourcing 100 listing. Wipro has also won the International Institute for Software Testing’s Software Testing Best Practice Award.
      3 Infosys Technologies
      Infosys Technologies Ltd was started in 1981 by seven people with 0. Today, the company boasts of revenues of over $ 4 billion and 94,379 employees.
      Forbes magazine named Infosys in its list of Global High Performers. Waters magazine rated Infosys as the Best Outsourcing Partner. The Banker magazine conferred two Banker Technology Awards on Infosys to acclaim its work in wholesale and capital markets in two categories – Payments and Treasury Services, and Offshoring and Outsourcing.
      4 HCL Technologies
      HCL is a leading global technology player with annual revenues of .9 billion. The HCL Enterprise comprises two companies listed in India, HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of ‘India’s original IT garage start ups’.
      5 Satyam Computer Services
      Established in 1987 by Ramalinga Raju, Satyam has a staff strength of 51,000 employees. In 2008, the company’s revenues crossed the $ 2-billion mark.
      6 Tech Mahindra
      Tech Mahindra was incorporated as a joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra and BT plc in 1986 under the name of ‘Mahindra-British Telecom’.
      7 Patni Computer Systems
      Patni Computer Systems Ltd one of the leading global providers of information technology services and business solutions. The company has clients across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific locations.
      8 i-flex Solutions
      iflex started as a division of Citicorp (now Citigroup), wholly owned subsidiary called Citicorp Overseas Software Ltd. (COSL) in 1991. Later, a separate company Citicorp Information Technologies Industries Ltd. (CITIL) was formed and Rajesh Hukku was appointed as its head.
      9 MphasiS
      MphasiS Limited was formed in June 2000 after the merger of the US-based IT consulting company MphasiS Corporation (founded in 1998) and the Indian IT services company BFL Software Limited (founded in 1993).
      10 L&T Infotech
      L&T Infotech is a global IT services and solutions provider. It is a subsidiary company of is Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T), an engineering, manufacturing and construction conglomerate, with global operations.
      Hope be helpful!

  22. QUESTION:
    What techniques software companies use to thwart illegal use?
    What do software companies do to prevent illegel use of their software?
    im writing a report about illegal software but i cant find any infomation about it because it’s illegal

    • ANSWER:
      depends on the company, the most common way is that they require you to activate the software online before you can use it. but there are many other different ways.

      also some software requires montlhy/ yearly subscription, and some of the more expensive programs have a usb security key, that the software wont work without.

  23. QUESTION:
    Agile Development Software Companies @ chennai?
    I like to know what all the software companies in chennai which uses Agile methodologies & Test Deiven Developments …

    Please let me know you valuable answers.. thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Many people will correctly say that agile software development conforms to the values and principles of the Agile Alliance (AA), and those sites are clearly great resources. But, if you’re looking for a “sound bite” definition of agile software development, that’s a little harder to come by. Here’s mine (the layout of the points may be important), and I hope you find it useful:
      I know a company which uses Same development technology
      as I know one company which had created a benchmark in similer field is Q3 Technologies Gurgaon

  24. QUESTION:
    software companies in hyderabad?
    i need all computer software companies in hyderabad preferense for the limited companies, multi national companies,i need companies with address and telephone numbers and web sites details

    • ANSWER:
      Software companies in hyderabad,please log for detail info (telephone no. and address) to:

      http://www.reachouthyderabad.com/ithyderabad/index.htm

      iGATE Global Solutions

      Ybrant Technologies

      Brigade Corporation

      Nipuna Services Ltd

      iGATE Global Solutions

      Adino Telecom Limited

      Virtusa Corporation

      i-Vantage

      Linkwell Telesystems Limited

      Fortuna Technologies

      Ample Technologies Pvt. Ltd

      Tanning Tech India PVT. Ltd

      HelloSoft

      Venus Cybertech Ltd

      AppLabs (India)

      Swift Response (P) Ltd

      CMC Limited

      OSI Systems

      Weal Infotech Ltd

      Sierra Optima Ltd

      Speck systems limited

      ilabs

      NexGen Infosys, Inc. (NexGen)

      MosChip Semiconductor Technology Limited (MosChip)

      ESN Technologies

      NetXcell.com Ltd

      InfoTech Enterprises Limited

      Goldstone Technologies Ltd.

      Pramati Technologies (I) Pvt Ltd

      RAM Informatics Limited

      Sagar soft (I) Ltd

      CAT Technologies Ltd

      Color Chips India Ltd

      D. E. Shaw India Software Private Limited

      Krisn Information Technologies Ltd

      Virinchi Consultants

  25. QUESTION:
    first software company in the world?

    • ANSWER:
      Recollections of the first software company
      Kubie, E.C.
      Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE
      Volume 16, Issue 2, Summer 1994 Page(s):65 – 71
      Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/85.279238
      Summary:The author relates his experience as cofounder of the Computer Usage Company (CUC). CUC, the world’s first computer software company, was founded by John W. Sheldon and the author in March 1955. Previously, they had worked together for several years at the New York City IBM Technical Computing Bureau. Some 31 years later, CUC was declared bankrupt and ceased to exist. This memoir relates his remembrances of CUC

  26. QUESTION:
    How I start my software company s branch in USA?
    How I start my software company s branch in USA?

    • ANSWER:
      That depends on your goals, and your existing operations elsewhere, given that the USA is to be a branch of those. If you are only selling and supporting products you create elsewhere, from this USA branch office, you need to pick an initial location, or domicile for the company, and create a legal identity for it, by registering or incorporating the US branch in the U.S. This is done on a state by state basis, although businesses registered in one state are allowed to do business in others, but are responsible for applicable local and state taxes in all areas in which they conduct operations.

      After that, or perhaps at the same time, you’d hire a manager, usually a U.S. national, who would act as your legal representative in the U.S., and take care of day to day operations, including banking, administration, and legal matters related to the U.S. branch. This person might also have the primary responsibility for U.S. business development, sales, product support, and staffing, in conjunction with resources available from your main office.

      The U.S. is a geographically large country, with great diversity, and long distances to cover for small organizations. It would be advantageous to you to take great care in your initial hires, to get senior people with real experience in your markets, and to take their advice about marketing your products in the U.S. Manage by results, and show willingness to meet U.S. needs for customization and support of your products.

  27. QUESTION:
    Which software company in India has largest network in the world?
    Which software company in India has largest network in the world?
    TCS
    WIPRO
    InfoSys
    Microsoft

    • ANSWER:
      which netowrk r u takking about:
      all companies have good netowrk in respect of thier services..
      as Infosys is susualy banking softwares..and TCS in accounting and general practice softwares..and many more..

      as if u talk about user profile then Micrsoft is always on the No-1

      all of them are great on all aspects..so can’t rate them on network basis..

  28. QUESTION:
    Thinking about opening an online software company and have a couple questions?
    I have access to cheap software from europe. It is not counterfeit or pirated. I can get things like Windows 7 ultimate, Windows XP, Photoshop, p90x and insanity workout systems. My questions are:

    1. Do I have to be licensed to sell these products through the OEM’s?

    2. How would I accept credit card payments instead of just paypal?

    3. Is it as easy as just ordering a lot of products and listing them on my website without any legal troubles?

    any help/advice is greatly appreciated. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The BSA.org will shut you down.
      Remember – Software is a License for Intyellectual property.
      Your not actually selling a product – its a license to use the intellectual property.

      Sell Software Licensed for Europe here in US – Microsoft and Big Wallet Software Companies will have your house raided and hit you with multi million dollar fines.

      Sell OEM to end users – OUCHHHH

      I dont mean to scare you but these guys are tough, they have money and they will stop at nothing to make sure you do not sell any software, licensed for somewhere else.. here.

      Reach out to the http://www.BSA.org — It will save you time, money and a heart attack.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do I start a software company and make money?
    Is this good for a hobby?

    I thought that a hobby was suppose to be las Vegas, beer, bars, strip clubs etc…

    But some people start their own companies and make money

    Is this a bad thing?

    I know somebody that does this and they bought a Ferrari and she is happy. Plus she is a full time student.

    How do people do this? I think it’s because they write good software that is in demand and they don’t listen to stupid people

    • ANSWER:
      The people who are able to do this generally have a passion for software programming as a hobby in the first place. If you have an interest in software development, some people do find they can make money by creating a good app for iPhone/iPad or other similar devices by using the developers toolkit to program applications for handhelds and sell them in the company’s store (e.g. appworld or appstore etc).

      Stupid people don’t generally make comments about people doing things like this because a hobby in software development easily turns into a profitable career even if you don’t make your own applications but instead go work at a regular company helping write code there. Stupid people are too busy wasting money at strip clubs to notice people doing things they enjoy and making money at them all at the same time.

      Having a good idea is key though. Not that it has to be brilliant or intelligent, but an idea for something that people would want to pay money for. I hear there was an application that only made farting noises which make a ridiculous amount of money because people (like a million of them) were willing to pay 99 cents each for it

  30. QUESTION:
    I want to start Software Company Advice name?
    I am going to start software company..Advice good name . Thanks

    (Keywords: invention, technology experts association etc…)

    • ANSWER:
      What I tell my clients is that the closer you can identify what you do in your name, the better.

      Example: My company is called “Construction Market Consultants, Inc.” Because that is what we do, we do marketing and business development consulting for companies within the construction industry.

      Avoid Acronyms if possible. Yes, people pretty much know about IBM, UPS and AT&T but if you choose to name your software comany after your initials, then that tells people nothing.

      Avoid cute spellings. You want people to find you and since you are going to be in the software business, you are going to be dealing with people who are computer savvy. If they want to find you via a search engine and spell “Quick” like this, “Kwik”, it may take a while before they can locate you.

      Finally, make sure you check the corporation database in your state to make sure the name you choose is not already taken. I have worked with people who a lot of money on letterhead, business cards, etc. to find out the name they chose was not unique.

      I hope this helps…

      Bobby

  31. QUESTION:
    how to register a teaching ,training software company , getting iso certificate,?
    i am going to open a new software teaching and training company in tamilnadu. how can i register company , training certificate,logo and company name. and also how to get iso certificate ? is it need for my company?
    please tell me briefly.

    • ANSWER:
      I am a ISO cum business consultant in Chennai i can help you to do all these things any way registering with government to start your business is a general way but ISO is a different issue it is a certificate to judge your company’s or firm’s Quality Management System and to rate it for continual development of your company so you should start the company with rules of the clauses as per government rules and your way of business is to with the reference of clauses given in the ISO . So, you should implement the ISO system as per your Quality systems and follow those document for at least 6 months and we can apply for the audit and you can avail the ISO.for more details please send your company details to my mail ID sadhana_ranga@yahoo.co.in.

  32. QUESTION:
    Trivandrum Software Companies?

    • ANSWER:
      Envestnet has a large office in Trivandrum. They are a financial services software company that provides hosted software to investment advisors. Clients are firms like Fidelity, AIG, ING, Russell Investments, TIAA-Cref. Company is 7 years old, growing about 30% a year and looking for both .net and java software developers.

  33. QUESTION:
    how to start a software company…….?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean a software development company?

      The best routes to take are to research the process of starting a business as well as the industry you’re interested in.

      I recommend checking out the SBA, Entrepreneur, The Start Up Journal & Nolo. All 4 are great informational resources for the new/small business owner. I posted links for you in the source box.

      Associations may be a good avenue to explore. These organizations will address many of the thoughts, questions and concerns you’ll inevitably have as well as many you haven’t anticipated yet. See the source box for some relevant links.

      Research, research, research this cannot be stressed enough. Read as much as you can about the industry. Here are some book titles that are relevant:
      * The Business of Software: What Every Manager, Programmer, and Entrepreneur Must Know to Thrive and Survive in Good Times and Bad by Michael A. Cusumano
      * Software That Sells: A Practical Guide to Developing and Marketing Your Software Project by Edward Hasted
      * Start Your Own Software Company: A Step-By-Step Guide to Setting Up a Computer Software Business by David J. Cracas
      * Web & Software Development: A Legal Guide by Stephen Fishman

      There are plenty of free informational resources out there. Check the source box for links to articles.

      Hope that helps! I wish you much success & happiness in all your ventures!

  34. QUESTION:
    Microsoft vs other software company?
    if a company called companyA designed a new type of software entirely different to what people are using today almost with a different concept to it
    and the companyA invented a whole new type of computer to go with it and both were fully patented so that microsoft could not get their hands on it.
    Then the companyA decides to let other computer manufacturers build the same type of computers but only if they use the patented software companyA created
    I asked this question in a different way a few short minutes ago and someone said that microsoft would just build a better version of the software that companyA had created but if its patented how could they do that ?

    • ANSWER:
      Microsoft pinched another company’s product and tried to modify it a bit to get it away from the original patent and call it their own, but it didn’t quite go according to plan this time. It seems they didn’t modify it enough and they got fined another million. It was on the tech page a few days ago. Eric.

  35. QUESTION:
    Explain me how Software as a service (SaaS) is different from normal software companies?
    I heard they differ in delivery of the product(software). SaaS hosts the software via internet from rural area. If so how the normal software companies are dealing with? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The following three features usability, quality and availability (distribution) are to be achieved by a software and SaaS successfully achieves this.

      Tradition on-premise deployment that required full ownership, significant implementation, customizable, it is also difficult to upgrade. In comparision to software companies SaaS :

      – For SaaS the Internet is the development and delivery platform, where as traditional software companies use different software development platforms.

      – Implementations in normal software companies are not time taking and rigid where as in SaaS quick and flexible implementation can be done.

      – To make any change in software the customer has to contact software companies and then change request is put forward where as in SaaS the customer has direct control of application changes and cutomizations.

      – No infrastructure or application maintenance is required in SaaS model;

      – SaaS is simplified, predictable subscription license;

      – In SaaS extensive customer customization is preserved through upgrades;

      – Generally SaaS companies offer demo instantly but normal ASP or software companies do not.

      – SaaS is net-native and web 2.0 approach not ASP or traditional software companies are not;

      – SaaS applications are maintained by application experts only;

      – Auto-upgrades within minutes available with SaaS;

      – SaaS has faster release cycles as SaaS model eliminates wasteful activities;

      SaaS is configurable where as normal software companies offer customization, the software is difficult to upgrade, where as in SaaS new functionality delivered reguarly.

      SaaS multi-tenant – SaaS is hosted by software publisher and many customers have access to one application set.

      SaaS single-tenant is hosted by software provider, customers receive their own application and database, auto-upgrades and extensive customization is available.

      Very good slide presentation you can view at:

      http://www.slideshare.net/rglauser/servicenowcom-saas-vs-asp-vs-traditional-software-presentation

  36. QUESTION:
    software company at kolkata providing bar coding software for retail sector.?

    • ANSWER:
      You could contact any of these companies for more information. If they don’t have the software you need they can probably refer you to a company that does

      http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=kolkata+software+companies&fr=yfp-t-105-s&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8

      wwbgd

  37. QUESTION:
    how to open a software company??

    • ANSWER:
      depends on what type of software you are offering, but I own a software company (you can visit us @ http://www.marketplacesoftware.biz ) and have owned it for 7 years now. I chose a market that I would target and stayed in that market while I built and re-built our software. Now, we just released version 6 of our software and are going to the mass market with a mature product. One thing I would keep in mind is to stay in the black as much as possible and keep the integrity of your vision. If the passion is there, you will succeed.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can you please suggest some good names for software company?
    I am planning to start a software company which is purely focused on web design, search engine optimization , content management services as well as web development. Would you please suggest some good names for my company?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to get a little more specific on what is your unique value-add. There are a lot of companies out there that do web design & development. What is your differentiator? Then that should be something you should try to get into your company name somehow. You also want to choose a name that has the domain name (preferably the .com) available.

      I’ve recently written this article with my top tips for naming a new software company or product: http://www.software-marketing-advisor.com/software-name.html

      Also see our Q&A here related to software marketing or software business: http://www.software-marketing-advisor.com/software-marketing-tips.html

      Joanna

  39. QUESTION:
    Will I be successful starting a software company?
    Hi, I’m a sophomore in High School, and I want to start a software company after getting my CS degree., maybe work for someone while start up. What are the chances do you think that I’ll be successful at it? Have people ever gone bankrupt by doing something like this? About what fraction of software company start ups fail?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to start a software company, it’s almost more important to know about business and starting companies than it is to know about software. Many heads of companies don’t know anything about the product, they know how to run companies. I would try to branch out and get as much education in business as you can. Make friends with people having the same interests.

      Incorporating separates your personal assets from company debt. You could even go public to fund the company.

      Many software companies start small, advertising and selling a few apps on the internet. Many of them don’t get anywhere, but I don’t think they’re out a ton of money either.

  40. QUESTION:
    details of 30 software companies in india?

    • ANSWER:
      (m)

      AAP Raga – Ecommerce and database application development

      ABO Software – B2B product development services

      ADCC Research – Banking and finance software development

      AVL Software – Embedded, engineering and business application development

      Absolute Infotech – Software development, system integration & placement

      AccelTree Software – Software tools development

      Accelerated Solutions – Software development services

      Access Technology – Software solutions and web design

      Ace Software Exports – Data conversion software development

      Acer Softwares – Trading and billing software developer

      Acsys Software – Insurance and mutual fund software development services

      Adamya – Computing Technology integration services

      Address Delta – Address printing software developer

      Adit Microsys – Software & web development

      Adobe India – Imaging and document software technology development

      Aftek Infosys – Systems applications internals, embedded software development & web applications

      Agrawal Consultants – Offers PostMaster email server software

      Agrawal Consultants – Financial accounting software development

      Agriya Infoway – PHP, Perl & XML programming

      Ajay Techma Systems – MRP, ERP software and systems integration services

      Akshay Software Technologies – Application software development and ERP implementation

      Aladdin Multimedia – Computer security and multimedia software distributor

      Aliment Management Consultants – Sales and banking software development

      All e Technologies – ERP and CRM solutions

      Allay Software – Software development and web design

      AmitySoft – Software development and training

      Anand Systems – Hotel management software developer

      Anant Softech – Custom software development services

      Ancent Software – Application development and reengineering services

      Annet Communications – Software development and consulting

      …………………………………

      goto the below link for 634 software companies and their details

      http://www.searchindia.com/search/Computers/Companies/Software/index1.shtml

  41. QUESTION:
    Is Adobe the best creativity software company?
    Since I couldn’t saw anyone posting this question, why not I post it up and see what replies there will be.

    In my personal opinion, Adobe is definitely the best creativity software-company out there. Even Hollywood uses it’s software for special-effects in their movies. But what I want to know is YOUR opinion. Is it really the best? Or is it just popular? Or over-rated? And what are the top 5 softwares of Adobe in your views? In my personal view, I will say:
    1. Photoshop
    2. Dreamweaver
    3. Illustrator
    4. Premiere
    5. Flash

    • ANSWER:
      I think it cannot be compared as is. It depends on one’s specific needs. There is no doubt softwares like photoshop are best in their class but then Corel also makes softwares creativity based softwares which are also very good.
      Autodesk has a lot of class leading softwares too such as 3DS Max, Maya, AutoCAD, Revit all of which require creativity, and are used by professionals. But they all serve different purposes such as creating animations, painting, enhancing photos, creating 3D models,designing cards and pages, creating advertisements, special effects, engineering drawing etc. So it really depends on your needs. There is no straight competition.

  42. QUESTION:
    Companies providing industrial training for b.tech(COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING) students?
    I am a third year b.tech(Computer Science) student.As part of our curriculam , I have to undergo an industrial training which I like to do in IT or software sector companies (in decreasing order of preference).

    • ANSWER:
      Software companies, like every other type of company, are legal business entities. These companies produce software, a general term that loosely refers to various types of computer programs. Large, well-known software companies include Microsoft and Activison; Apple also produces software (as well as hardware).

      Closed-Source Software Companies
      Microsoft, probably the most well-known software company, focuses on the development of its Windows operating system and related Windows products, such as Windows Mobile. As with most software companies, Microsoft licenses, not sells, software to its customers. Thus, when you “buy” a piece of software, you really buying a license to use that software, not the software itself.

      Most larger software companies, including Adobe and Corel (well known for their creative applications), distribute their products to to consumers through licensing. Licensing offers several benefits, for both the consumer and the maker. For the consumer, the manufacturer remains liable for security holes or malfunctions. At the same time, the company can maintain strict ownership and control of its code.

      Red Hat and Other Open-Source Software
      Red Hat, another large software company, also produces operating system software. However, unlike Microsoft, Red Hat’s product is open-source, meaning that its customers can look at the source code. Red Hat, like many other open-source software vendors, focuses not only on licensing software but also procuring service contracts. Canonical, the company that supports Ubuntu, is another example of a successful open-source software company.

      Embedded Software
      Of course, personal computers and servers are not the only systems that need software. Just about every electronic device used in the average home runs some type of software. For example, DVD and Blu-Ray players contain software that, if absent, would render the device useless.

      Game Studios
      Video game companies make up another huge segment of the software industry. These companies specialize in designing and producing gaming software for a variety of platforms, including the Windows PC, Mac, Linux, and various specially designed gaming consoles. Activision, Vivendi and Ubisoft are three of the largest game studios in the world.

      Mobile App Developers
      A myriad of other types of software companies cater to very specialized needs. For example, a number of new companies develop software exclusively for “smart phones.”

      Read more: About Software Companies | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6360561_software-companies.html#ixzz1XIOUcF64

  43. QUESTION:
    how do we know about software company profile?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the software company’s website. Look for an “about us” link. That should give you information about the company. Be cautious because the company probably wrote the info to be self-serving. So I try to do a general search for “abc software complaints” or “abc software user comments” or “abc software problems”, etc. Hope this helps.

      plrr

  44. QUESTION:
    All government software companies names in India?
    names

    • ANSWER:
      There is no Government Software Companies In INDIA all the software companies are of the private Companies as some PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANIES.

  45. QUESTION:
    Software Company Name Question!?
    I have a great idea for a company name, but it has the work “gaming” in it. I am going to make iPhone apps, but I am not experienced enough to make good games yet. Would it be a bad idea to include the word “gaming” in my title even though I won’t be making games for a while. Like say I made a reference app, and it said made by “” Gaming. Would that scare people away for some reason? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      If you use the word gaming, people would think that’s your only line. It takes a lot of thought to develop a company name that will generate customer traffic.

      People searching for iPhone applications would not necessarily find your company. Or people looking for games would find that you don’t have any games or a very limited number to offer. That would not be conducive to building a good customer base.

      Consider the product lines you are going to offer. Sure, it will be software, but what kind of software and who would be your intended customer targets: Businesses, home applications, students, doctors, etc. You may want to consider multiple names or divisions (Sam’s Club & Wal-Mart, PepsiCo & Taco Bell & Pizza Hut) for your single business to target specific customers.

      Imagine a customer who wants to buy a Chippendale’s piece of furniture and going to a Chippendale’s store only to find out that it’s a male strip club? What a surprise!

  46. QUESTION:
    How much investment need for starting software company?
    I want to start a software company to develop computer applications with oracle, VB net and developing web site

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      I appriciate that u have an idea of opening a software company. I think to start a company first thing required is confidence. After this u need to know the sources or projects. Here projects doesnt mean big company projects, may be small projects also,so first u need to find out clients for your company.
      Once u have clients then u can think of budget. There is no liomit for investment on any company.As much as u invest it can be used. What ever the investment budget is first u collect budget for minimum requirements like a building (may be a small room also). Atleast one computer,telephone,main thing is you need to regester your company and I think it may not cost you more than RS.20,000/-. one or more resources to help u in development.
      First try to do some analysis and then start…..

      I wish u good luck…

  47. QUESTION:
    can you plz suggest me a software company logo?
    i need a un used software company logo

    • ANSWER:
      There are really too many variables for someone to suggest a logo. For one thing, you didn’t provide the name of your company or say what kind of software you’re creating / selling / distributing.

      If you don’t have a company name yet, the best thing to do is to create a list of potential names, then do a search. When I’ve had to come up with names, usually the first 10-20 are already in use by someone else. The first names we come up with are usually the same ones that everyone else is thinking of.

      This fact forces you to become more creative and develop a more unique “persona” for your company.

      You can use a favorite personal icon – frog, star, fish, horse, flower, circle, shield, etc. – to represent your company. A logo doesn’t have to be directly related to the software itself.

      You can choose a unique name or abbreviation for your software / company. Microsoft doesn’t have a graphic logo in the usual sense. They use a specific color and font to identify their company, as does IBM (IBM-blue).

      You’ll want to check domain names at the same time. The name you want may be available in your State to register as a business name or trademark, but someone else may be using it for their domain name.

      If you’re looking for a graphic logo only, it really helps if you provide more information about what you and your software are about. And remember that most folks who will give you ideas for free, aren’t taking much time researching availability or prior use for you. All of that takes time, which is why it usually costs money to have a logo developed.

      I wish you good luck with your efforts to find a logo.

  48. QUESTION:
    which is the first software company in the world?
    first software company

    • ANSWER:
      I just can remember in the early 70’s that FORTRAN was the computer language.
      Everybody did their own software then.
      There was in 1901 QRS, which made the paper rolls for pianos and still exists today in Buffalo.
      In the 17th century existed already automatic music players and the Greeks had instruments for counting 2500 years ago.

      You would first have to determen, what software is, before you pint point the first.

  49. QUESTION:
    How do software companies earn money on freeware?
    I’m wondering how do company earn money if their product is for free.. how would they supply their employees doing the product if there is no income with their product?

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of times there are multiple versions of the software and if you pay you can get special features. Also a lot of the time you can also pay for technical support which a lot of companies do. There are also advertisements on their web pages which they make money from. They also licence the freeware to other software for companies for profit that want to integrate their freeware into paid software.

  50. QUESTION:
    how is Kant’s second rule violated by software companies?
    how do software companies use us as means to an end rather than means-in-themselves?

    • ANSWER:
      I thought the second rule was good will. But anyways in Kant’s ethical theory most ends do not qualify the means. Only when the means are also a categorical imperative, so unless the action would be morally just in every circumstance, it is not morally just in any circumstance. Corporate companies do not follow Kant’s moral philosophy, and neither do 99.99% of the population. I doubt the unmoved mover would even live up to his moral extremes. Anyways America follows more of a Keynes philosophy.


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March 30, 2014

Curveballs

Filed under: Forex Strategies — Tags: — admin @ 4:42 pm

We’re clearly going to have to be out on the hunt for a new TMMism regarding a Bernankage – good thing that “Yellenage” also works and even sounds nice, coincidentally rhyming with mileage as in “what’s the mileage from Yellenage”? Well just as you thought that TMMisms were already getting heavy, we got another wake-up call from Plosser the Tosser  this morning – more on this shortly. Everyone been portraying JY as the über-dove for ages and here she goes bazooking away the FF’s curve:



Now one thing that piqued TMM is Yellen’s assertion that interest rates aren’t seen as potentially rising before a “considerable time” after the end of asset purchases. Now we’re going to throw a curveball here and say that there’s no way Yellen necessarily meant six months in saying that. Asset purchases should have ended by the end of October according to Fisher yet the economy should have picked up some steam which means that even accounting for the fact that the six month rule might be correct, TMM sees considerable upside potential to the FF’s short-end. Let us not forget that the current level of Fed funds is 0% TO (note the notion of a BAND here) 0.25% while overnight implied is now 0.08%. In other words, you could already see that drift higher well ahead of the 0.25% level implied for March 2015 by FF. In fact, March 2015 could well be when the FOMC first hikes by 25bps. Returning to Plosser the Tosser, his comment earlier on that we’re likely to see FDTR at 4% in 2016 would basically set us up for 50bps clips of rate rises starting next March – rather than the 25bps increments currently priced in. In TMM’s view, this has the potential to see a number of things move higher in rates: 1y5y swaptions (below) – and any rates-related vol generally (see one of TMM’s measures (z-score based) below also):





An interesting other curveball that TMM is keeping a close watch on is Turkey. Obviously we’ve all been seeing how Erdogan is helping curtail the EPS (?!) generated by Twitter. That said, there’s a further Troika-related issue round the corner. TRY continues to grind lower vs. USD while local real rates should keep rising – again, not the ideal predicament for a country like Turkey which suffers from one of the ailments that TMM (in a preceding life) had highlighted last June. Chart courtesy of the US ex-investment bank:


Now the curveball nature of this particular elephant is fairly simple. As some TMMers may have read, the biggest creditors of the Turkish corporate sector are…the Greek banks (see below, courtesy of CS):


So while the EU may have happily been brushing aside the issue of seriously engaging talks with Turkey on some sort of trade agreement, the EU/Troika could thus happily find themselves in the position of having to bail out Greece yet again. But this time, the bailout would effectively be one of the Turkish corporates. And herein lies the third curveball: Grexit come dark hole come final resoluto-conflagration of the EU governance disaster. TMM is acutely aware of the fact that this sounds like a distinctly catastrophic scenario but the non-“dive into your bunker” outcome of this all really boils down to 1) flatteners/long vol in the US belly, 2) higher USD still vs. EM and more broadly speaking G10 and 3) watch Turkey – bigger turkey than you think.

Trading Forex Praise To God For A Living Hope

Filed under: Currency Charts — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 2:44 am

Everyone has distinct needs and life styles and consequently, trading is not a one-size fits all business. Today I am going to be talking about the various trading styles within Forex trading and how they might suit your life and investment specifications. I hope you find my currency trading tips practical.

Scalping

It is a trading approach where traders let their positions last just a few seconds or minutes. The primary purpose of scalping is to produce small profits from the market when you risk your account to limited risk, which is due to the fast open and close execution of the trades. This can be a good trading alternative if you have a very reduced amount of time and have found a broker with very low spreads. Scalping trading is the fastest form of trading there and it must be approached with caution. The fast pace of scalping may occasionally leave room for errors.

Day Trading

Day trading is different from other styles of trading in that the positions are seldom held overnight and regularly closed by the end of the day. A Forex trader will take positions throughout the day and close all of their positions at a certain time at the end of the day (it is very similar to a 9 – 5 job where you have a clock in and clock out time). While day trading might be the ideal solution for some Forex traders, it may not be for others. This trading style can become quite a time-consuming one so it might not be for people with time restraints.

Swing Trading

This is a style of Foreign currency trading that attempts to capture gains from one to many days. This trading style might be for you if you have a little amount of time to dedicate to Forex trading. As I mentioned before, positions are normally held from hours to days and it needs a very little amount of monitoring time.

Swing trading is normally traded in higher time frames (4 hour or daily charts) and because of this the signals generated by an efficient trading system tend to be more lucrative and are normally the perfect ones to trade.

Position Trading

It is a long-term trading style where a trader holds his/her trades for several days, months, or even years. This trading style requires many times a large amount of capital in order to be profitable as it is the slowest tone of all. Position trading uses higher time frames including daily, weekly, and monthly charts.

Trading the Forex successfully will only be achieved by developing the proper balance between your trading plan and strategy. Additionally, you want to make sure you select the type of trading that better fits your trading time allowance and investing needs. Stay tuned for further currency trading tips.

Best wishes,

Jay Molina,

Pro Currency trader & Educator



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March 29, 2014

Why Play Nickel When You Can Palladium?

Filed under: Forex Strategies — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:42 pm

One day TMM must put together a list of all the essential truths in commodities but for now we will just stick with just one – never trade nickel.

Take a look at the next chart which shows three month copper in yellow and nickel in white over the past five years. As you can see for almost all of the period, the relative move in the copper and nickel prices have at least been in the same direction even if the magnitude has varied… except recently. At a time when copper has sunk like a stone because of fears of a liquidity problem in the Chinese shadow banking system, nickel has soared higher because of fears of supply disruption from Indonesia and possible sanctions on Russia. Long nickel short copper looks a great way to play the current situation in Russia and China, but we at TMM would urge you to consider another option.

There are a multitude of problems with nickel which make it an essentially unforecastable product. The first is supply. Nickel is not all that rare but it tends to occur in very low grade form, mostly as what are called laterites (which are oxidised surface or near surface orebodies). The chief problem with nickel is not mining but metallurgical – i.e. it is a pain to extract. In most metal refining process you construct a combination of crushing. Grinding and chemical treatments that liberate the metal from the waste. That is not the case with nickel. It has the very unfortunate habit of behaving almost exactly like all the waste products you want to get rid of. So instead of separating out nickel from the waste, you spate the waste, fraction, by fraction from the nickel which is a long (can be 6 months) and hugely expensive process. There have been a lot of attempts to try a speed this up but none of them have really worked. Hence nickel metallurgical plants have to be huge and very expensive which in turn means you must have a giant orebody – which is quite rare – to support the cost of the plant.

However if you don’t mind a bit of pollution what you do is by-pass the nickel metal stage altogether and instead produce an iron concentrate which is rich in nickel (separating iron from nickel is the real problem in conventional planst0. You take this product and use it as a feedstock in a blast furnace to produce pig iron nickel which is then used as a feedstock for stainless steel. This is what China did about a decade ago and it completely blew up the nickel market. You could now go to low-grade small laterite deposits , do a rough concentrate and send it to China to make pig nickel. Although the process is dirty, china didn’t care. So the first problem of supply is that pig nickel production can ramp up and down very rapidly.

The second is demand. Essentially nickels only major use is in stainless steel. But, but, but it is not essential. Stainless steel is a horrible product to work with. Making it stainless cause it to be very difficult to weld and horrible to fabricate. Stainless steel contains a mixture of nickel and chrome, the more nickel the more pleasant to work with the more chrome the worse. You have to have some chrome in the mix but you don’t have to have nickel. When prices go too high you can produce 100% chrome stainless steel if you accept the engineering challenges. This means the demand for nickel is NOT a function of the demand for stainless steel but also the relative price of nickel to chrome. Nickel demand can collapse if the price moves too fast, much more rapidly than any other metals.

So why has nickel soared whilst copper has slumped? Well Indonesia has banned exports of raw mined products which have been interpreted – there is a debate – as banning unprocessed nickel exports and it is a major supplier. You have also had events in Russia that have made some worry about sanctions on Norilsk. But these are all relative storms in a small tea cup and very soon the historical boom and bust of the nickel market will reassert itself.

If you really want to play this trade then buy the palladium ETF. 70% of supply comes from Norilsk and the balance from a South Africa that remains resolutely on strike with the prospect of months being required once the strike ends before normal production can be resumed. Add to this the launch of physical ETF in SA which if it follows the lead of the platinum ETF launched last year will quickly soak up several thousand ounces of metal plus the general consensus that the market will be in deficit this year and TMM thinks you have a way of playing on a field with the odds tilted much more in favour than you would get by dabbling in nickel!

-Lardboy

Forex Trading Club Zoo Pittsburgh

Filed under: Currency Charts — Tags: , , , — admin @ 2:44 am

Many people choose Pittsburgh as their favorite holiday spot since the city offers plethora of entertainments and unforgettable memories. While visiting this amazing city of Pennsylvania you must come to the incredible place called the Improv Comedy Club to have a great evening with lots of fun and tasty food.

The Improv Comedy Club, Pittsburgh:

Located in The Stacks at the Waterfront on 166 E. Bridge Street, Homestead the Improv Comedy Club is the most popular comedy club and the unique dinner theatre in Pittsburgh PA.

Background Story:

The legendary Improv Comedy Club began its journey back in 1963 in the city of New York by the great producer of Broadway theater Budd Friedman. When Budd was in search of an exciting place where the Broadway performers after their performance could gather, sing, eat and drink coffee. The place soon gained huge popularity and had grown into one of the biggest franchises in U.S.

Acts and Artists:

Iconic comedian Dave Astor joined the Improvisation group. Hollywood comedians like Eddy Murphy, Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey started their careers on this stage and still visit the club to pay tribute. Some of the best acts of Improv Comedy Club are Dave Attell, Lewis Black and Dance Cook.

Dine with Fun:

Several mic concert nights are held in Improv Comedy Club where the audiences are free to get on the stage and share jokes. The club offers fantastic dining facilities. Guest enjoy delicious platters served by the Improv Comedy Club restaurant commonly known as the “Hell’s Kitchen”. The last show of Saturdays include fabulous late night menu which includes delectable appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and awesome desserts.

Tickets:

Tickets and calendar of the Improv Comedy Club shows are available on the club’s official website. The halls can be booked partly or full for groups of 10 to 400 people.


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March 28, 2014

OK, so….

Filed under: Forex Strategies — Tags: — admin @ 4:42 pm

1) Every futures exchange out there, but most egregiously the latter-day Krays on LIFFE, consistently settle options to blatantly favour market makers at the expense of end users

2) In the US, bastion of Dodd-Frank regulatory goodness, the March settlement price for S&P 500 options and futures was nearly 10 points above the high of the day

3) Someone magically and noisily buys $3 billion of very deep in the money SPX put options yesterday a few hours before the more negative than expected Fed stress test results were released.   (As an aside, how is it that Citi is failing stress tests 5+ years after the crisis and no major European bank has ever failed one- at least one conducted in Europe?)

4) And yet…..according to global regulators, the largest market abuse going is whether a few FX shags occasionally transacted in an undesired way in an unregulated market?

Uh, OK.

Trading Platforms Uk Student Visa

Filed under: Currency Charts — Tags: , , , — admin @ 2:45 am

The State Department has rules for giving permission to foreign students studying in the United States. The rules can be found on the State Department’s travel Web site: travel.state.gov. Under Services, go to Visas for Foreign Citizens to Come to the United States, Non-immigrant Visas, Student and Exchange Visitor Visas and Applying for a Foreign Student Visa.

Every foreign student who has been accepted by a college or university to study in this country must have a legal document called a visa from the United States government. The rules for getting a visa have changed a bit over the past decade, requiring more stringent security and background checks.

National security is the most important issue in deciding if a person should be permitted to enter the United States. It now takes a longer time for a person to receive permission to enter the country. This past summer, a new policy took effect. It requires additional security investigations of men between the ages of sixteen and forty-five from twenty-six countries. Officials say these men are waiting the longest for their legal papers.

A State Department spokesman said visa applications that used to be approved in days are now taking much longer. This is because officials must see if the name of each student appears on lists of foreigners with possible links to terrorists. Officials say that future security investigations are expected to take less than one month from the time of visa application.

The State Department says international students are not being studied any more closely than people who want to enter the United States for other reasons. But students must enter the country before their college classes begin. So they must apply for the visa as soon as they can to permit enough time for approval.

Other new rules have also taken effect. For example, universities must place a confirmation document on a State Department Web site for every international student they admit.

We will continue to post any updates to these rules and regulations, so keep checking back to make sure you are properly covered to be a student in the United States.


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March 27, 2014

Redux: the case for an equity downtrade

Filed under: Forex Strategies — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:43 pm
Just like the other day when happy fate had it that TMM was ahead of the US ex-investment bank, we’re going to try and be early here too. At least in terms of highlighting the issue – picking tops and bottoms is for children, even though it’s a practice we’re still occasionally victims to.
 
Anyhow, a few things starting to show real signs of concerns from this end, specifically: leadership breakdown in NBI Index (Nasdaq biotech index) and specifically the fact that people have definitely started fading growth – SPX growth vs. SPX value below:
 
 
Of nearer-term concern, the technical picture has also started looking pretty bad but in the nearer term, it’s interesting to note the collapse in breadth; below is SPX % of stocks above their 50 dma in green overlaid with SPX price action (note that RSIs are still not at oversold levels – 40s on dailies as we type – and ADX is nowhere near the highs of a trend so still clearly some way to go):
 
 
Willow
 
 

Trading Panda Software Free Scan

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In this review we will examine three OBD2 Scan Tool software platforms. WOBD by Werner Digital Technology, OBD II Logger, and ScanTool LLCs diagnostic platform known as ScanToolNet. All three are free programs to use with your Generic Scan Tool.

The testing hardware platform is an IBM Thinkpad T2130 w/768 Meg ram. 40 gig hard drive, and Microsoft XP Pro. The Scan Tools used were the ELM Scan 5 and our 2X80S USB Scan Tool. This laptop is about the size and weight limit for most mechanics to hold comfortably in their left hand, while performing the testing.

The software platforms were tested in their most automatic state, as if someone that had very little experience with computer or software setup.

WOBD Software

This was a development project from Werner Digital Technology. The development ceased in 2004. It is limited on the communications (Com) ports that it can use. It does not have the ability to access dynamic com ports. It was unable to communicate with either Scan Tool in dynamic com port mode or with the scan tool set to a lower com port.

OBD II Logger

The development ceased in 2003. It is also limited on the communications (com) ports that it can use. It is extremely limited on functionality. There were planned developments for the software until the developer ceased work on the project. It was unable to communicate with either Scan Tool in dynamic com port mode or with the scan tool set to a lower com port.

ScanTool LLC

ScanTool LLCs diagnostic platform known as ScanToolNet is another freeware diagnostic program. The tested version was v1.13. Since the release of v1.15 all future development ceased in 2009, according to statements on their site. This software has more functional capability than WOBD or OBD Logger.

The OBD2 Scan Tool software program has communication (com) port limitations that require the use of com ports below #8. This creates a problem for those people that have later model computers with dynamic com ports. It was unable to communicate with either Scan Tool in dynamic com port mode, however with the scan tool set to a lower com port it worked.

The software does not allow the user to see what the true connection speed is or what the upper limit is. It offers only 2 fixed connection speed choices either 9.6k or 38.4k baud. This does not help the user that has a Can Protocol vehicle that communicates at extremely fast speeds, thus they could miss very important data needed simply because the communications are not fast enough.

The OBD2 Scan Tool software has an easy to understand interface to get to a specific data area. The software is crippled as Modes 05, 06, and 07 are not available as well as the testing module in it. These are the modes that allow Freeze Frame data, Diagnostic monitor data and such that are mandatory for proper testing and repair verification of a vehicle with a trouble code.

The data screens for viewing the sensor values (Parameter IDs, PIDs) are limited to a few on each screen that must be scrolled horizontally. The PIDs are placed in the order that the developer wanted and are not moveable by the user which would allow easier more organized approach to diagnostics.

On their forums there were many users complaining about connection issues when using their ELM Scan 5 and this software. According to statements on their website, the change from v1.13 to v1.14 was it does not work with ELM327 clones. It is not clear if the users complaining were using the freeware or the paid version of that time.

An internal examination of their v1.3 tool reveals a MicroChip 2480 IC, not an ELM electronics 32x IC. This Microchip 2480 IC is the same chip used in many other entry level scan tools. This Microchip 2480 IC works very well in many tools. So the Generic Scan Tool was probably not the problem with connection and data retrieval that people experienced.

The connection issues, scrolling horizontally, and the inability to verify what connection speed is achieved can create problems for users. I suggest that you do not waste your time trying these diagnostic software platforms.

Copyright 2011 JD Durham

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Whats a good free computer protector?
    I have a Toshiba Laptop and did have a free McAfee trial, now its run out i have noticed over time, my computer is running slowly, i do download quite alot of stuff but delete it after use because of memory reasons, Could anyone give the name of something like McAfee etc. that is free to use. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best but possibly free anti-virus software?
    I’m trying to find a software to clean my computer without erasing important or vital information the computer needs to function. I have tried some of the so called free dowloads but they just scan & tell you that you have so many infections I would like to find one that actually would get rid of the infections & let you see if your computer actually works better afterward. That would be the true test to see if you’d like to buy a product or not.

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  3. QUESTION:
    what is the best “FREE” firewall or online security(if not the same) to download, no trials please?
    ok so i had a problem understanding new avg 8.0 free edition because i thought once i downloaded it, it all should be there….including internet security.
    so far avg is doing a good job catching a total of 14 viruses all together.
    1 trojan, “1 fake virus alert” ( which i am glad i didnt persue and trust when it alerted me and told me to purchase windows internet antivirus)
    3 worms/agobots and the rest were adware generic and trapping them inside the vault.
    i tried to get advice from some people on here but i still wasn’t sure between 3 different answers.
    the problem i have was that i checked out my avg vault and uptop inside my main avg 8.0 box it says i am not protected online and to please check the following components….underneath it said ATTENTION! “AVG free edition provides you with good basic protection upgrade to avg internet security for complete real time protection against internet threats…..download now.
    but if i do so will it charge me then and there. i want to keep it free because cant really afford to purchase anything.
    some people say trust it and some say dont and it could be fake but mostly i think its real but my concern is, is it free?
    i think the avg 8.0 edition is just fine the way it is but i also want that internet security thats free.
    i really need a firewall for my computer so what is the best free fire wall you can download that no one has a problem with and actually does the best job.
    and not just some trial, i mean for a good long time.
    if i do find and download this firewall protection will it be recognised and if so would the avg stop sending alerts that im not protected online still….because it knows i have protection by then or does it trust only its own protection?
    please feel free to put as much detail as possible, because some advice is confusing when bunched up.
    my computer or should i say my boyfriends computer is a windows XP and i believe it is dated from 1999 but still in good update and seems like its just a year old.
    ok i will most deffinatly choose “personalfirewall” as my choice of online pretection, thank you all, but i am still wondering about the avg now, some say remove it and some say avira and avast are good but which is better to block and remove viruses. and if i remove my avg will it release the viruses captured inside my avg vault or will it delete them?
    i want a light weight program and more safer to prevent all the bad stuff?
    once again “free”.

    • ANSWER:
      EDIT:
      You will have the choice to delete them when they are inside the vault.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  4. QUESTION:
    how do i get free anti virus?
    how do i get anti virus for freee

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  5. QUESTION:
    how do i downlaod a program to do a virus scan on my computer?
    I think i got a virus on msn, how do i get a program to do a virus scan? what do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  6. QUESTION:
    which is the best free anti-virus?
    i have got mcafee but the subscription is about to expire and i cant be bothered to pay another 50. I would like to know which is the best free anti-virus and if possible the best all in one free anti-virus.

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  7. QUESTION:
    Which one of these is the best free spyware software?Spyware Terminator or SUPERAntispyware and Why?

    • ANSWER:
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  8. QUESTION:
    How can i get a free virus scanner and remove the programs without paying like a free-trail?

    • ANSWER:
      Boot in safe than run scan

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  9. QUESTION:
    Trojans Removal?
    where can i have a free download to removed Traojans from the computer?

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  10. QUESTION:
    i’m a newbie, i’ve got viruses,spyware etc need FREE help, PLEASE @ thanks?
    my laptop is running VERY .slow and I’m new to all this . I,ve got spyware,viruses,malware all of it I need FREE programs to clean all this out.What i,ve found sofar is programs that idenify,but want cash to clean it up can someone help. I,m lost

    • ANSWER:
      You will need several programs to fix all those problems. And you can find all these programs online.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  11. QUESTION:
    Help computer security?
    My computer has adware and malware. It might have viruses. (not exactly sure about viruses.) Is there any free programs that can fix up a seriously messed up computer and restore the computers speed?

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  12. QUESTION:
    What’s the BEST Anti-Virus ever?
    It must fulfill all the ff categories:
    1. It can remove Trojans and all kind of malwares or even viruses and worms.
    2. It must be free, hehe!
    3. It must be able to scan fastly, but reliable..
    That’s all! Thanks, if you can find one, please tell me where to get or download it??

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  13. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of trojan Win32:Agent-XIT?
    I used avast to scan my computer but i catn get rid of it.. ive tried deleting the files it came from but it still didnt work
    i have it in six other places
    three in system volume information where i cant even get into the file
    plz help i need this out
    i have been getting random restarts on my cmouter and it is getting annoying
    i cant play a game or even a scan so plz help me

    • ANSWER:
      Boot your system in safe mode than run AV software

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  14. QUESTION:
    why does our computer history say we have visited sites we haven’t?
    Our computers have been off for a week, it shows there has been activity, and the sites in history are alphabetized and the list is loooong….we’ve only visited three sites. The curser seems to have a mind (or hand with finger lol) of it’s own) it’s like we have to fight it to go anywhere. Can you help?

    • ANSWER:
      Run a AV scan.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      Anti-Virus:
      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      Adware and Spyware:
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      Stopping it before it comes:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

      Firewall:

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      Rootkit:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  15. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of an annoying window from popping up?
    my computer keeps telling me to beware of some virus,and a window pops up, saying to “enable protection”, and leads to a website to download perfect defender. could anyone possibly tell me how to get rid of this?

    • ANSWER:
      Run a quick smitfraud scan.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  16. QUESTION:
    I think my computer has a virus but I’m not sure =[?
    Okay this only happens a few time but it’s annoying! I close a web page and right after I close it the same page starts popping up about 50 times or more. The more i close them the more that pops up! So the way that I stop them from popping up is that I immediately close my laptop unplug the charger and take out the battery and after a minutes or two i put it back in and BAM! it’s all gone so I don’t know what i can do to prevent this stuff from happening in the future so if you have any clue to what it could be or how I can prevent it that would be very helpful=]
    oh yea and I know it’s not any advertisements because I could be at any web sights like myspace or yahoo mail and it’ll still happen!
    Please Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Clear your temp folder.

      If that does not work run a virus scan.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  17. QUESTION:
    My computer has a virus that is redirecting ?
    My computer is redirecting me all over the place, when I go to get on my bank website it opens another window and directs me to local yellow pages and continues with almost everything I try to go to, How do I get rid of this and get it to stop sending me all over the place and just get me to my origional destination

    • ANSWER:
      Why are you loging in to your bank while you have a virus?

      THAT IS STUPID! STOP IT!

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  18. QUESTION:
    How to stop Windows Vista Ultimate from writing random data to the hard drive?
    Recently, my vista machine has been writing random data to the HDD for no reason. The data is piling up quickly. I have system restore disabled, and I have adjusted custom virtual memory settings. Could shadow copy be a problem? What else could cause such random filling? My computer is an HP Pavilion dv2000 CTO 2 GHZ and 2 GB RAM. VM settings are 1900 MB MIN and 2408 MB MAX. PLEASE HELP! Any suggestions are greatly welcomed!
    I also want to add that my computer has no viruses or other malware as I scaned it using 3 different AV programs. The problem is definitely operating system related.

    • ANSWER:
      Did you ever think that it might be a virus? Because that is the most likely cause of it.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I delete cookies and spyware from my pc?

    • ANSWER:
      Cookies:
      tools/Internet Options/(Browsing History) delete/ delete all.

      Boot your system in safe mode than run AV software

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  20. QUESTION:
    I must have a possible virus?
    Something is in my computer, crashing whatever browser I’m using (I use FireFox and Chrome). Does anyone else have/had this problem? And if so, how did you get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      this is not normal and should be treated as malware. What you need to do is run an antivirus scanner.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a virus?
    I was trying to look up a product I saw on tv. I came across a website that promted me to download an active x control. I did and all of a sudden a bunch of pop ups opened. A pornographic icon is now on my desktop and a Vista Anti Virus that keeps prompting me to download it. How do I get rid of this. I downloaded Registry Booster 2, Spybot Search and Destroy, SpyRemover, Ccleaner. However none of these have stopped the pop ups.

    • ANSWER:
      Boot your system in safe mode than run AV software

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  22. QUESTION:
    need help ASAP.i opened a pornographic site and windows protection popped up and says pc is infected what 2 d?
    my dad will kill me,please help!..thank you

    • ANSWER:
      The popup telling you you have a virus is a virus.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  23. QUESTION:
    some one infected me with a worm what shall i do?
    whats the best way to remove a worm viris

    • ANSWER:
      Download several programs from online and run them.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  24. QUESTION:
    virus help………..plz?
    Ok i have mcaffee virus protection but its not updated. These webpge pop up every 5seconds. Everytime i turn on my comp they pop up. I used to be connected to the net but not anymore. I have scaned my comp but it says no viruses. What is causing the webpages to pop on my screen. Do i just need to get an updated macaffe or get another virus protection

    • ANSWER:
      Boot in safe than run scan

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  25. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my computer?
    On any account I sign into, my background is gone, and a little red ‘X’ on the toolbar tells me that my computer is infected. When I click it, it leads me here. http://antivirusxp-pro2009.com/?code=0000131 What is this? Is there any way I can get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  26. QUESTION:
    PLEASE help! i think i have some kind of virus :(?
    i have mcafee. but it has gone off and on several times in the last month, and now i’m getting messages saying that i have virtually no memory when i SHOULD have memory. i tried downloading malwarebytes, but felt unsure that it was safe. it has not detected anything and im worried, how can i fix this. please help :(

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  27. QUESTION:
    how do i know whether my computer has been infected with a keylogger?

    • ANSWER:
      Boot in safe than run scan

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  28. QUESTION:
    Malware threat HELP!!!!?
    my computer gets a random pop up in the lower left hand corner saying MALWARE THREAT click this balloon to delete ( i dont though) i run Trend Micro antivirus and spyware 2008. and internet explore opens ( i use firefox) and says to download this anti virus ( i dont) i just dont know why my anti virus has removed the problem. Can it be removed i need help

    • ANSWER:
      The warning is the malware in-of-itself

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  29. QUESTION:
    I have a little red security warning that keeps popping up and shutting down my programs i can’t get rid of it?
    it’s messing up my computer. I have norton and it blocks the website but i can’t get rid of the little sign on my taskbar

    • ANSWER:
      It might be smitfraud
      Get
      Smitfraudfix

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  30. QUESTION:
    how to install a firewall?
    I need help installing a firewall so i get less viruses and my computer can be safe of pop-ups. Thank-you.

    • ANSWER:
      For that you will need an anti-virus blocker (preferably real-time) and a pop-up blocker. A firewall allows or denies traffic based on rules.

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  31. QUESTION:
    computer technical difficulties?
    I’m not very happy as I keep getting this deadly Trojan on my computer when I do a scan with Avira, Avast and AVG anti-virus yet I can’t delete the virus because my computer crashes when the file is deleted cause its needed for the computer to run and I reinstalled windows XP 4 times yet I still get the virus…its annoying cause I take such good care of my computer like I never download anything or go too any harmful websites yet I still end up with this deadly virus that I don’t know what to do about. Any suggestions?

    side effects of the virus-
    -Some sounds aren’t coming from the computer.
    -I can’t put the computer into safe mode.
    -I can’t set a password for my account cause it changes automatically so I can’t log on.
    -My computer sometimes randomly freezes (never happened before the virus.)
    -I can’t do a windows updates or else it crashes.
    -I can’t do a system restore.
    The name of the Trojan is Win32:Neptunia-KH [Trj]

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  32. QUESTION:
    Is the firewall that came with Vista adequate, or should it be disalbled and Norton Antivirus installed??

    • ANSWER:
      Install another free firewall (or Norton will work). The problem with the Windows firewall it scans all incoming traffic not the other way around.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  33. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to protect your machine while you are away for a while? ?
    When I get home it always says your computer is at risk. Probably a dumb question but not too computer savvy.
    I won’t be home until Friday so will give best answer then as I have extended the time of expiration. thanks to everyone for their help.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do is turn your computer off when you are away.

      Get a good security suite.

      BitDefender
      Norton.

      Or get some free protection.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus protection software is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://research.pandasecurity.com/archive/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  34. QUESTION:
    how do u know if a file on lime wire or frostwire is a virus?
    and is sharebare spyware?

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  35. QUESTION:
    a window with system alert popped up n it wont go away n i cant log into the internet. how do i get rid of it?
    ive read that i have to download some programs but i cant even get on the internet on that laptop… how can i get rid of this pop up without having to go in the internet.

    • ANSWER:
      Boot in safe than run scan
      It might be smitfraud. Run SmitFraudFix *you can DL from IE

      http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445.aspx
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/downloads/docs/product/help/rkc/en/rkc_en.htm

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  36. QUESTION:
    my computer is connecting ti the internet by itself and is clicking on tabs. Is this a virus ?

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  37. QUESTION:
    Getting past administrative privileges?
    About a week ago, the power went off 3 times in a matter of an hour, and now the computer acts like it has a virus. It seems like there are certain administrative privileges that won’t let me change certain things, i.e. my background or pixel resolution. Is there any way to get past these settings, or to delete them? Thanks.
    I’m using Windows ME, by the way.

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  38. QUESTION:
    Windows Task Manager Show a strange Application running?
    My Windows Task Manager shows an application title “Address” when i try to end it all my desktop icon and the task bar get disappear for some seconds and comes back . And the files appears again .. Please help me what to do .I have an anti virus on my system but still i think it might be a virus.. Thank for all those who try to answer

    • ANSWER:
      Goto Start/Run
      Type “msconfig”, under the boot tab, uncheck that program.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  39. QUESTION:
    Warning! Spyware Detected on your Computer.?
    There’s a blue background on my computer screen and a message saying Warning! Spyware Detected on your Computer. It also installed Antivirus XP 2008. I managed to delete the Antivirus files thought. But the background still stayed the same. I tried changing the backround with the display settings but it didn’t work. How can I get rid of of it without using any programs? If i can’t do that, then is there a way to get rid of it without getting a program that needs registry or anything like that?

    • ANSWER:
      That program is adware.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  40. QUESTION:
    My computer seems to have caught a virus how do I remove it from my computer?
    My computer keeps popping up with “running slowly do to malware activity” and “spyware found on your computer” what is this and do I get it off my computer?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like Smitfraud

      Run SmitFraudFix, you can get it from the internet

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  41. QUESTION:
    Anyone know Trojan viruses and spyware..I need help desperately??
    i have had a lot of problems lately with viruses on my pc it won’t let me do a system restore and my background on my desktop it will not allow me to change that either and the option to do so isn’t even there anymore under the properties option..Someone help me please!!..Here are a list of the viruses i have on here as of now if ANYONE has any answers for me i would really really appreciate it :) virus names(SHeur.BQEV, KillAV.IL)

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  42. QUESTION:
    My pc is all messed up?
    I believe it all started with a spyware infecting my pc.Now many error messages keep on coming.My internet is not working properly.My menu bar for internet explorer has vanished.I use Avast and Spybot..still problem not solved..so help guys

    • ANSWER:
      It might be (and sounds like) smitfraud
      Go get SmitFraudFix from the internet, and run it.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  43. QUESTION:
    Warning severe system errors??? Why does this keep coming up?
    It’s a red box that keeps putting up about every 15-20 mins. I have Mcafee and windows defender both are not showing anything. I’m thinking this is rogue spyware or something? What is this and how can I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      It might be smitfraud – get smitfraudfix (you can get from the internet)

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  44. QUESTION:
    Which anti virus, spam protection, etc. thing can i get?
    I have an emachines windows vista computer and right now what is protecting it is quest Windows Live OneCare but in order to renew it i have to pay. I had AVG for my last pc & it got really messed up and it didnt work that well so i wouldnt trust it again. I want one that is free but that will work great and protects it. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  45. QUESTION:
    how to use anti spyware and where to get it ???
    Ok so I need something to protect my computer whjile I use the internet. I don’t know how to use the spywares and stuff I just want something that does everything on its own. I used to have Avast but I just had to to do a full system recovery cause I had some bad virsus. So I want something thats like that but works better, preferably free. Something easy to use. and how do you know its working ? I donwnloaded spyware doctor but my computer still says it doesn’t detect any anti virsus software. so I obviously need help.

    • ANSWER:
      Boot in safe than run scan

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…

      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Regards,

      Dane

  46. QUESTION:
    Is my computer protected well?
    I have Spy bot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware 2008, Spy ware Blaster, Windows Defender, and Windows Firewall. My computer has Windows Vista Ultimate, so it came with the firewall. i didn’t install any other anti virus because I didn’t want it to slow down my computer. anyways tell me what you think of my computer. Btw as my browser I use firefox 3.

    • ANSWER:
      You have a bunch of spyware/adware programs. You can have many but I would just stick with one. Windows defender is a anti-virus –quote end quote– “for say”, but the problem is is does a bad job at doing that. You need an anti-virus that is better – one big thing is real time protection. Windows firewall is not a good as ones you download from the Internet. I would also get a firewall – it can be free of course. One of the main issues with Windows firewall is it monitors all incoming data, not outgoing.

      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane

  47. QUESTION:
    Virus Problem?
    I’m having this pop everytime i try to open up my folder on my computer it keep saying that my folder and computer is infected and it need to install this software into my system, well i know already my computer is infected with a virus, everytime it ask me to install is say no and is suddenly open up my web browser and try to fake me by showing my computer is being scan and found all those virus after that it ask me i need to install the antivirus program, any folder i open up it say is a virus it will open my web browser and pretend it scan my system but is not when finish want me to install program, how do i remove it from my system. It pissing me off, thank all yall’ for your help

    • ANSWER:
      What is it?
      Malware short for malicious software, it is used to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, and other malicious and unwanted software are all types of malware that can infect your computer. But it is worth noting that very few malware instances are actual viruses (less than 20%).

      ————————————–…

      What to do about it?
      A virus scanner is the most common tool for prevention. These scanners have real-time protection enabled; which scans the program before it runs and if the program has malicious code than it is stopped before the chance of execution. Common sense is another big factor in determining whether or not malware gets into your computer. If an executable computer program is attached to your e-mail and you are unsure of the source, then it should be deleted immediately. Do not download any applications or executable files from unknown sources, and be careful when trading files with other users.

      ————————————–…

      What about some free protection?

      ***NOTE*** Let it be known that you must have only one virus protection / firewall working on your computer or serious conflicts will occur! You MUST un-install your current virus protection suite before continuing installing another. But what if my old one is already expired? It does not matter, divorce it anyway

      ————————————–…

      Anti-Virus

      I would go with Avira. It has the best ratings out of all the free AV protection , and even some of the paid for ones.
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.free-av.com/

      ————————————–…

      Adware and Spyware
      This program only offers on demand scan I would recommend it. (Use at least one AS/A)
      Here is the link for that:

      http://www.superantispyware.com/

      ————————————–…

      Stopping it before it comes
      Here is the link for that:
      http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareb…
      ————————————–…

      Firewall
      Link for that

      http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

      ————————————–…

      Rootkit
      I would use:
      Sysinternals RootkitRevealer, Panda Anti Rootkit and BlackLight
      Links:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysin…
      http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/d…

      http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

      ————————————–…

      You want to make sure that all you programs are constantly updated and patched to prevent attackers from entering through software weaknesses.

      Good Luck.

      Regards,

      Dane


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