Why is my computer so slow?

why is my computer so slow?Why is my computer so slow? We got this question often in our comments section, so we are dedicating a reference article on this subject. When I asked myself this question Why is my computer so slow? for the first time, I did not have much understanding of computers at that point. It were the days that virus issues became a big deal. My computer was infected, pleas do’nt laugh, with the Pikachu virus, sometimes referred to as Pokey Virus. It was a really silly virus geared at children due to its incorporation of Pikachu from the Pokémon series. I got it in the form of an e-mail titled “Pikachu Pokemon [sic]” with the subject “Pikachu is your friend.” There was an attachment included and of course I opened it ) : As a consequence my computer was infected and became slow.
Here we have a first answer on the question – Why is my computer so slow?: malware infections!
The Pikachu was quite an innocent virus compared to what we are confronted with theses days on the internet. The increase of particularly spyware is quite troublesome. Spyware is developped in order to avoid detection and has many tricks in its sleaves to fool antivirus products. In fact, well developped spyware has many components as well and should be called modular malware. Potentially, it could do many different stuff on your computer, without you noticing it, like installing a keylogger or a rootkit and turning it into a so called zombie computer. A zombie computer is completely under the control of a hacker and organized in networks in order to attack on a certain time a certain target, for example a bank. Anyhow, many people are working on a slow computer because as soon as it connects to the internet it is communicating with the server of the hacker. For example, spyware could share all privacy sensitive data with the server of the hacker in search for credit card details and other details that would enable a cybercriminal to steal some real cash. If there is nothing to find, the cyber criminal might decide to install a ransomware program to lock your computer and force you to pay a X sum of money in order to get your computer unlocked.
why is my computer so slow Is your internet slow and does your computer slow down in perfomance as soon it connects to the internet? To be honest, almost all users underestimate the risks and overestimate their own situation. Did you know that most antivirus products are completely inadequate to protect you from all possible malware attacks on the internet? It is strongly recommended to use a second-opinion malware scanner in order to double check if your slow computer has no spyware or rootkits active on your system.
Double check your system with the SpyHunter or the Hitman Pro. These programs are real specialists and have a proven track record as excellent spyware removal tools and rootkit scanners. Forget not to invest in the best internet security for protecting yourself online. We are these days completely dependent on the internet and your computers. Cybercriminals know this and operate international to earn money on us as possible malware victims. Are you using a mac? Then I would recommend you read my article on mac antivirus software.

2. Why is my computer so slow?: you did not take care of it!

Besides possible malware infections,there could be less problematic issues at the root of your problem with your computer. The question why is my computer so slow? is raised because of frustration about not knowing what is causing this system slow down. The computer is a complex mixture of apps, software and hardware with some set limitations on performance and bandwith. All the diferent hardware and software components need to communicate effictely with eachother. The problem is that software vendors are regularly forcing us to update software components that might effect the communication with for example hardware components. Here we have the so called software driver issues. Outdated drivers might be responsible for why your computer is so slow. This in combination with bloathed hard disks and stuffed internet browers and too many active programs claiming all your system resources could easily slow down your computer.
why is my pc so slow?It is not easy to know what exaclty is causing the problem. Therefore have many software companies worked on the development of complete utility software programs for analysing slow computers. The reason I bring this up is that on the internet there are many different programs available that deal only with 1 possible cause for a slow system. For example, the Windows registry could be riddled with obsolete and corrupt registry keys after a malware indicent. To repair and clean the Windows registry would have a great impact on system performance and stability. Nevertheless, we only have dealed with one compontent of your computer, a damaged registry. What about the fragmented hard disk that is causing slow downs? Are you going to buy a registry cleaner and a driver cleaner seperately? What about your updated drivers? Are you going to wait with this problem and buy a driver scanner when the problem is more prevelant? No, of course not, we shoud invest in a complete all-in-one program for cleaning, optimizing and repairing all components of your computer. I did a lot of research on finding all-in-one computer care programs developped by Microsoft Certified Vendors. Here is my list of the best programs availble. I would recommend you download one of these to check your computer on issues and errors that are slowing down your system.


What is the Mackeeper 3.0 Human Inside?

mackeeper human insideThe Mackeeper Human Inside is a new feature included in the Mackeeper 3.x version released in 2015. Kromtech has worked hard to develop this feature which adds quite some value to the Mackeeper software. In fact, you could consider the Mackeeper now as a hybrid solution in which real Apple techies are at your disposal to help you to get the most out of your mac.

How does the Mackeeper 3 Human Inside work?

It is quite simple. You get a direct connection from your Mackeeper between your Mac and your personal Apple Certified Support Professional. He can scan your Mac for any risky items and fix them remotely. Having a real human expert at your disposal means that even sophisticated problems, which normal scanning software might miss or ignore, can be quickly and easily solved.

  1. Everything starts with a complete system diagnose for junk files, security gaps and performance discrepancies.
  2. Based on the system scan results, MacKeeper creates a report and securely transmits it to the remote Apple certified support technicien.
  3. Your personal Apple Certified Support Professional connects via built-in chat to be ready with answers to all your questions.
  4. Together with you, the expert analyzes the data and reports back to you, explaining every single detail. For more information: Mackeeper Human Inside Infopage!

mackeeper human inside reviewThus, every MacKeeper 3 User Has 24/7 Access To Apple Certified Support Professionals. You can consider them as your personal assistant who has the solution for your technical problem. You can always 24/7 contact them, whether it is a minor annoyance or a catastrophic failure.

What is important to mention is that the Mackeeper is not a simple mac cleaner, it includes a complete Mac antivirus software program. Your personal assistant is also there to help you in case you have a serious malware incident and recover your system in case your files are getting corrupted or deleted! The Mac Human Inside feature does indeed add alot of value for its users.

Here is a recent video presentation on the Mackeeper Human Inside 3.x version on how it saves you precious time:

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Emsisoft anti-malware review – how did they managed to create such an amazing malware scanner?

emsisoft anti malware Emsisoft anti-malware, is the brand name of a powerful is a dual-engine malware scanner made by the the  inovative Austrian security software company Emsisoft.  Emsisoft’s headquarter is in a small village in the Alpes,  Thalgau. This is not really very imporant, because the key developpers are living in different countries and work together in a virtual office. Not so strange, because the company is still quite new on the market and started off as  an association of malware researches interested who aimed at providing better protection against Internet threats. They followed already followed the highly successful projects Anti-Trojan, ANTS and YAW. On December 10th 2003, the first version of their new product a-squared (a²) was published. A-Squared was Emsisoft Anti-Malware’s predecessor. Emsisoft focused all of their efforts in developing the first dual-malware scanner in the world. This took another 5 years before they achieved their goal. But the subsequent results were amazing.

emsisoft anti malware reviewSince then the Emsisoft Anti-Malware received multiple awards: AV-Comparatives Advanced+, VirusBulletin VB100, MRG-Effitas #1, COMSS.RU #1, AVLab.PL #1. This is a very remarkle achievement. Emsisoft is one of the top security software developpers, but with only the fraction of resources.  Of course Emsisoft has all the important certifications and is a Microsoft Certified Partner and an OPSWAT Gold Partner. Particularly 2013 has been very successful Emsisoft anti-malware 8.0 scored 100% in AV-Comparatives real-time protection tests and MRG-Effitas online banking tests, got a first place in COMSS.TV antivirus test as well and received the highest possible certification in the AVLAB.PL performance test. Finally this amazing anti-malware software got a full score at VirusBulletin and received a  VB100 award both in 2013 and 2014.

emsisoft anti malware 9.0The current Emsisoft anti-malware 9.0 software is an excellent, super powerful dual malware scanner. You could compare it with the Hitman Pro of SurfRight. Surfright is as well a very innovative security software company. The advantage Emsisoft has is the fact it has a tactical technological partnership with Bitdefender. Bitdefender and Kaspersky are amongst the best security software brands and score always very high in comparative tests.  Nevertheless, the Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 software is much cheaper!

Recommended: please add the Emsisoft Emergency Kit. This contains a collection of programs that can be used without software installation to scan for malware and clean infected computers: Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner, Emsisoft Commandline Scanner and Emsisoft BlitzBlank. It scans effectively the infected PC for Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Dialers, Keyloggers, Rootkits and other malicious programs. It is a tool comparable to the Hitman Pro Kickstart Module.  It is an ideal tool if you are dealing with a ransomware indicent, for example the infamous Department of Justice Virus. In that case the Emergency Kit can help you to remove this ransomware quickly. So in case of an emergency it is an handy addition.

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Department of Justice virus

Is your internet slow and in hands of the so called department of justice virus? In that case not only our internet, but your complete computer is taken hostage of a well-organized group of cyber criminals.

department of justice virusNo, it is not the Department of Justice. Yes, indeed, these criminals did an excellent job. It looks like the US department of Justice did intervene. Nevertheless, the Department of Justice virus is ransomware and displays a fake notification. It threatens you to pay a fine because it claims that you did something illegal on the internet, like downloading illegal files or looking at prohibited materials. Do not pay! Or do you think the US Department of Justice wants to get paid by MoneyPak? Threats about criminal prosecution are bogus so keep your 300 USD and do not go out to get a MoneyPak voucher, just get the best ransomware remover avaible and kick this terrible (masterwork) program of your computer.

How to remove the Department of Justice Virus?

best spyware removal progamThe research lab of Enigma Software, the maker of the SpyHunter 4, has researched this ransomware and published a report on the DOJ, the Federal Department of Justice and Police Virus. Most of these are variations of the same kind of ransomware are related to the Ukash virus and have the infamous Reveton Trojan & Winlocker components. Yes, it is a complicated piece of modular malware. It shows how much money and time cyber criminals have in order to develop such an effective malicious program. Many people get fooled and paid the fine. These criminals made tons of money and make different variations of the same ransomware. The SpyHunter is a perfect tool that has proven over and over again to be able to deal with these kind of incidents. For more information: SpyHunter Review.

hitman pro removes Department of Justice VirusOne of the best tools you could use is the second-opinion malware scanner of Surfright, the Hitman Pro in combination with the Kickstart module. Why should I use the Hitman Pro of SurfRight to remove the Department of Justice Virus? Simple, Surfright made an extensive analysis of the Department of Justice (DOJ) ransomware. They know what they are talking about. For example, they spotted very soon a new variant of the Department of Justice (DOJ) ransomware. Surfright made an anlysis of a new method to infect victims that was different compared to previous DOJ ransomware samples. Instead of dropping an executable on the system it infects the Windows system DLL: user32.dll. This file is typically located in: C:\Windows\System32\user32.dll or C:\Windows\SysWOW64\user32.dll. SurfRight observed that the ransomware is only infecting the 32-bit version of user32.dll and that regular dection still is poor. Once the DOJ ransomware becomes active, some typical ransomware behavior is performed:

  • Windows Safe Mode is disabled
  • Task Manager is blocked
  • Command Prompt is blocked
  • Registry Editor is blocked
  • Police themed picture is shown where a ransom fee is demanded in order to release the PC.

For a complete analysis: Department of Justice Virus infecting user 32dll.This is proof enough you should use the Hitman Pro for dealing with this ransomware. Here is the report of Enigma which shows how SpyHunter is able to deal with the Department of Justive Virus. Finally, here is a Youtube manual on how you could remove the Department of Justice Virus:

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How to speed up my computer?

Your computer is getting slower? Worried that you might have a virus on your system?
How to speed up your computerWell do not worry too much! As you can read in the article: slow computer, it is quite normal that a PC is getting slow overtime. This is because a computer needs maintenance and most PC user do not maintain their computer. A clean up job on the computer will often improve the performance (you can find more information on how to clean up a PC in the following article: clean up computer). But you can speed up your pc even more! How and why?
We are going to explain you how to speed up your computer, but before we can give you any explanation you will have to select which operating system your computer is using. Because each OS has other ways to tune up the PC performance.

Select your operating system:

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How to speed up Windows


There are a lot of ways to speed up Windows 7. Why? The main reason is that Microsoft offers Windows as all in one solution. Windows 7 has to work fine for a standard user as for a pc professional. You can understand that a professional (for example a software developer) uses a computer in a totally different way that a normal user, like a student for example.  A professional will need therefore other services and functionalities from Windows than a normal user. In order to satisfy the needs for both professional and normal users, Windows activates by default all services. As each service uses system resources. By deactivating Windows services you not use you will gain in free system resources and will speed up your computer.

This sounds great, but it is not so easy. How do you know which Windows services you can deactivate and which ones not? It is difficult to provide a list of services, as each user uses his computer in a different way. To be able to determine which services can be deactivated you can use a tool, also called tune up software. This kind of software normally does two tasks: clean up your computer, fix errors and analyze the activity services you use. This way the software can provide you a list of services that can be deactivated without any problems.

How to speed up your computer.

We recommend PcKeeper, it is an excellent tune up program. It is very easy to install and easy in use, no computer experience is required. PcKeeper has been awarded several times by its outstanding performance.

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How to speed up my Mac

Also Mac users have the need to speed up their system. Apple pc’s also get slow over time, you can find more information in the article: Why is my Mac running slow.
Mac owners have another good motivation to keep the PC performance up. A Mac computer is a lot more expensive then Windows system and while a Mac runs fast and without problems there is no need to buy a new one.

For Mac we recommend the all in one software solution called MacKeeper. The goal of MacKeeper is to fix errors, maintain the computer, protect against malware and to optimize its performance. Using this software will not only keep your Mac performant, but also will enlarge its life, because as long your system is running fine, there is no need to buy a new one!


You can find more information about MacKeeper on the page: MacKeeper review, or download and install it right away.

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The power of Hitman Pro!

hitman pro reviewSurfRight is one of the most innovative Dutch security software companies that made for itself a big name with the Hitman Pro. The Hitman Pro is a brave little anti-malware fellow for everybody struggling with a malware incident.  This Hitman Pro Review will discuss how many computer users have underestimated this fantastic malware scanner. Normally, most users get acquinted with the Hitman Pro on recommendation of a technicien during a malware or spyware removal procedure.  This is not so strange, because SurfRight has no real marketing budget and does not really market their product. This malware removal program is not about words, but about deeds. It reminds me about the SpyHunter 4, also a more relatively unkown program, but extremely effective in doing its work: detecting and removing the most difficult modulair malware effectivly.

A Hitman Pro Review based on some impressive deeds?

Surfright Himan Pro 31. During a comparative Malware Detection Test of AV-TEST HitmanPro scored “100”! According to Maik Morgenstern, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of AV-TEST:  “The static (Zoo) detection rate of HitmanPro is far above the industry average. The static detection of prevalent malware was also flawless. Both the detection and the remediation of active components is equal to the industry average. The remediation of further components is better than the industry average. Summarized, the product showed results that were superior to the industry average for the tested criteria.”

2. Hitman Pro has been a favorite of many institutions and chosen by Botfrei, the German Anti-Botnet-Advisory Centre supported by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), by cyscon GmbH and endorsed by Vodafone GmbH as the solution of choice to harden computers against malware attacks and last year by the FBI during “Operation Ghost Click” as an ideal solution to rescue millions of PCs from the DNSChanger Trojan. Hitman Pro is extremely effective in detecting complex modular malware like ransomware and rootkits. It contains a very good rootkit scanner. A concrete example is the US Department of Justice Virus.

3. Hitman Pro is the ideal solution in case of a ransomware incident. You can complement it with the HitmanPro.Kickstart, a solution that enables users to easily remove ransomware that holds their computer hostage. Ransomware, like the Reveton FBI virus, typically poses as a popup window on your screen which claims to come from a law enforcement agency and accuses the user of visiting illegal websites. The screen is frozen and the message reads that it will be unlocked only on payment of a fine via Ukash, MoneyPak or Paysafecard. Cyber criminals have found ransomware to be a very lucrative method of extorting money from innocent users and the number of computers held hostage by ransomware is growing day by day. According to Mark Loman, CEO of Surfright: “Removing ransomware infections has proven to be too complicated for the majority of computer users, there are many rescue CDs on the market but all boot into an unfamiliar environment and require a lot of manual intervention. The usage of these CDs is too difficult for most users and they risk damaging their PC if they do something wrong.” This problem is now over. “HitmanPro.Kickstart will start the ransomed computer in their own familiar Microsoft Windows environment, bypassing the ransomware, and will then guide the user through the removal process. No complicated manual tasks are required. It is so easy, even your Granny is now able to free your computer from ransomware, fake antiviruses and other persistent malware.” This is an impressive fact and achievement of SurfRight! Here you can see the HitmanPro in action removing ransomware:

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4. Hitman Pro provides you the best internet security and if you still are doubting about this fact you should know that this program rescued many anti-virus programs from a malware attack! The Hitman Pro has helped many anti-virus programs by detecting and removing the ZeroAccess Trojan. The ZeroAccess malware famliy (aka ZAccess/Sirefef/Max++) was able to inject a deadly payload into antivirus products and as such disabling  their capability in detecting this malware! Many antivirus programs in particular Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender stopped functioning without the users noticing it. Thanks to the Hitman Pro the ZeroAccess malware could be detected and removed of the infected computers. Quite an achievement that the brave little Hitman Pro rescued Microsoft’s antivirus products! Here you can see it for yourself on this Youtube video:

How should I use the Hitman Pro?

hitman pro second opinion malware scannerMost antivirus programs and internet security suites are not able to detect all malware. You are never 100 % secured against all possible attack vectors and new malware species, mutations and variations. For example, banking Trojans are very difficult to detect, even with up-to-date antivirus software. This is because the attackers use custom-engineered binary obfuscation (polymorphism), cloaking and other armoring techniques to evade detection the first few days. To maximize the effectiveness of their campaign they test each specially crafted malware sample against antivirus products. That’s why everybody should use a second-opinion malware scanner.

Hitman Pro should be used as a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti virus software, firewalls, etc.).  Just relying on a single vendor is not sufficient to completely protect you. You do need a second source to make sure you are secure. But in most cases, installing a second anti virus program is not a viable solution. Two programs are effecting the performance of the computer dramatically, and sometimes even conflict causing the computer to crash. HitmanPro is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

Is the Hitman Pro expensive?

No, this program is really cheap if you think about the quality you get. For 29,95 Euro you have 3 computers secured for 1 year. So you get 3 licenses and such you pay not even 10 Euro for each computer. For less than 1 Euro per month you have the best second-opinion malware scanner at your disposal! Click here for your offer! 

You can also buy a HitmanPro Incident License you only use when there is an incident. It will rescue your computers from persistent viruses, spyware, Trojans, rootkits and other malicious software, that infected your computers despite the security measures you have taken (like antivirus software, web filters, etc.) Every time when the product key is activated, the license is valid for 3 days – ideal to stop a cyber-incident or outbreak.  You can deploy these prepaid licenses when necessary. A pack of 25 of these licenses costs you 178,- EURO. For more information: Hitman Pro License Pack!

Is there a Hitman Pro for mac available?

No, there is no version for mac users availble. If you have a mac and are looking for a good solution you should read the following article: Best Mac Antivirus Software!

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spy softwareThere are many people looking to install legimately spy software on computers, mobiles and smart phones. A program that works as your own internet spy to monitor all devices. So, what is the best spy software? I have looked into this question. First of all, spy software is a nasty word, most software vendors use more euphomistic terms like surveillance software or monitoring software. In the end, the name doesn’t really matter, it is all about the goal: how to monitor and spy on someone else without you getting noticed! The last part is critical. Particularly, when you have all reasons to get yourself out of the picture. The best spy software will monitor all internet activities, and will have keylogger functionalities. Every keystroke on the computer will be saved. Nevertheless, the way how we are going to answer on the question what is the best spy software depends on what exaclty your purpopse is.

Best spy software? But on what and who do you want to spy on? 

1. Do you want to spy on the computer of your spouse, husband or family member without getting noticed?

spy software selectionIn that case you should use the Mspy. MSPY is cutting-edge remote monitoring technology. Now you have the ability to remotely monitor your computer in real time using any Internet web browser. The software is completely hidden and stealth. It is the best spy software for mac and for Windows systems.

2. Do you want to spy on the mobile phone of one of your family members without getting caught?

In that case you should use the Mobile spy. Record every SMS message. View information about every call. See GPS positions as often you wish. View all photos and videos taken by the phone. View Emails, Contacts and more. MSPY Mobile Spy is the best spy software for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and any other smarth phone / mobile device.

3. Do you want to check and regulate the computer and mobile internet activities of your children?

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In that case you would need specific parental control software. I would specifically be worried about how my children are using their phone? I used the MSPY software for mobile as a Parental Control program. It allows you to monitor activity online and block phone numbers and websites. This spy program works also on iPads and tablets. For their computers I used the MPSY software for desktops. For more information: Visit the home page of MSPY

4. Do you want to spy on your employees within your company network?

In that case you would need network monitoring software. Net Orbit is the latest in employee network monitoring software. This program allows you to monitor and control all user activity on your network in real time from anywhere. Are your employees wasting time online or leaking sensitive data? The knowledge can help save your company thousands of lost work hours. Quickly view detailed user activity logs or view multiple user screens in real time! Zoom in on problem users and filter activity. With Net Orbit, you can even watch keystrokes LIVE!

5. Do you think your system has spy software installed without you knowing about it?

In that case you should read our article on how to remove spyware. You could use the SpyHunter to detect and remove the spyware program of your computer.

Is the best spy software illegimate?

cyber spy Although the use of spy software is not always illegimate, it is a violation of your internet privacy. Do you trust your boss? Do you trust your husband or wife? Your father or mother? Who is spying on you? Who do you want to spy on? In this world, there is alot of suspicion. Big Brother NSA is watching us all the time and uses complex surveillance software to monitor the internet. There are complex internet spy and spyware programs everywhere on the internet. Internet privacy is an illusion if you do not take measures to protect yourselfs against spy software, spyware, keyloggers and other internt spy technologie. I did take some countermeasures.

  1. One important step is to surf anonymously with help of an encrypted VPN tunnel. This is easy to do with help of a VPN service like HideMyAss and works as a normal software program helping you to become anonymous on the internet. With HideMyAss it is easy to conceal your personal information and your location (IP address) online. Protect your data from snooping by your internet service provider. And prevent websites you visit targeting you with manipulative prices and messages
  2. Make sure your computer is clean and secure. It is important to make sure all your security updates are implemented. For more information: How to clean up your computer.
  3. Protect your computer and internet privacy with a powerful specialist in detecting spyware and adware programs. The SpyHunter and the Hitman Pro are our favourite malware detection and removal tools.


Finally,  deploy the best spy software only there were it is legimite. Don’t get caught or into problems!

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Rootkits are very complex malicious programs with spyware, keylogger and Trojan capabilities. When your computer is infected with a rootkit your computer is under complete control of someone else without you nor your standard antivirus knowing about it. Only the best anti-rootkit software could help you. Your computer has become a Zombie computer and could be used by the hacker in a co-ordinated DOS-attack in order to compromise other systems. The hacker could choose to install any program on your computer as he wishes. Your internet safety is gone. Your internet privacy vanished. Normally the hackers try to create huge zombie-computer networks in order to undertake complex cyber attacks on governmental institutions or banks. Did your internet turned very slow suddenly? Yes, a slow internet  might be a sign of a spyware infection or worse rootkit activities. A rootkit with spyware functionality could be on stand by mode most of the time. Only during attacks the rootkit will be activated for fulfilling its tasks for the cracker.    

What is the best rootkit scanner or anti-rootkit solution?

rootkit scannerRootkits are activated before your operating system even boots up. This makes them very difficult to detect and also make it possible for cracker to access and use the computer without the owner’s notice. In other problem is that due to the way rootkits are used and installed, they are notoriously difficult to remove. It requires a specialist in order to detect and remove a rootkit. I would recommend my readers to use the SpyHunter 4. This program has a fantastic track record in detecting and removing complex modular malware from infected computers. More importantly, the program includes a HelpDesk and human assistance if the program has difficulties to remove the specific rootkit version. You will not need to call for extra help of an expensive IT-expert.  Only the PCKeeper contains a similar service, but this program has not the same track record as the Spyhunter. The Spyhunter contains an excellent rootkit scanner. For more information: SpyHunter 4 Review!

Here is a video presentation of the SpyHunter’s anti-rootkit technology:

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What are other good anti-rootkit products and scanners?

High quality rootkits scanners are in general excellent spyware removers. I wrote an article on this topic and mentioned here some specialists you could use as well: Spyware Removal Guide.

hitman pro rootkit scannerHere I will mention two outstanding alterantives. First, the Hitman Pro. Hitman Pro is a relative unkown player, developed by SurfRight, a Dutch security company. Hitman Pro is very effective and has a fantastic track record. It removes without problems rootkits and other complex malware from your computer. It does not come with the same support package as the above mentioned solutions. Nevertheless, it is a cheaper solution! For more information: Hitman Pro 3.7.

emsisoft anti malware & rootkitscannerSecondly, there is Emsisoft. Emsisoft is a relative new player, but what an incredible performance the Anti-Malware 9.0 delivers in detecting and removing rootkits and other malware. It has a dual-malware scanner with many impressive Awards obtained during the years 2013 and 2014. For more information: Emsisoft Anti-Malware Review.

What is the best pure rootkit scanner for advanced users and IT-specialist.

The above mentioned rootkit scanners are in fact full-blown malware scanners with great anti-rootkit protection. They will detect and remove rootkits without any problems. Nevertheless, there are cases a pure rootkit scanner could be added or used in order to be 100 % sure the rootkit has been removed. This programs are often called Anti-rootkit (ARK) tools. These  Arks are powerful tools and using them incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system. Most of them should only be utilized by advanced users as they generate long logs which must be interpreted and investigated before taking any removal action.

1. The Bitdefender Rootkit Remover deals easily with Mebroot, all TDL families (TDL/SST/Pihar), Mayachok, Mybios, Plite, XPaj, Whistler, Alipop, Cpd, Fengd, Fips, Guntior, MBR Locker, Mebratix, Niwa, Ponreb, Ramnit, Stoned, Yoddos, Yurn, Zegost and also cleans infections with Necurs (the last rootkit standing). Please note that the list is a bit outdated – new rootkit families are added as they become known. For more information: Bitdefender Rootkit Remover.

2. The TrendMicro Rootkitbuster scans hidden files, registry entries, processes, drivers, services, ports, and the master boot record (MBR) to identify and remove rootkits. For more information: Trend Micro Rootkit Buster

3. The rootkit scanner of GMER. GMER scans for hidden processes, hidden threads, hidden modules, hidden services, hidden files, hidden Alternate Data Streams, hidden registry keys, drivers hooking SSDT, drivers hooking IDT, drivers hooking IRP calls, inline hooks etc. For more information: GMER ARK tool. Here you see a video demonstration that shows how you can remove a rootkit with GMER:

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Why is anonymous surfing relevant? 

anonymous surfing tipsAnonymous surfing is a luxury and an important step to protect your online privacy and to enhance your internet security level. The revalations of Snowden about the secret surveillance projects of the NSA and other intelligence agencies showed that our personal rigths for privacy are trambled upon. Internet privacy is just as important as normal day to day privacy. Everybody should respect our right for personal privacy. Not only the NSA likes to profile everybody, all major internet companies and ISP providers like to gather as much data as possible on how people surf, behave and communicate. Based on this information they are able to target advertising to according to specific user profiles. What profile do you belong to? Although less invasive, it is still creepy how every move on the net is being tracked and analyzed. Hackers can accomplish the same with specially crafted malicious software programs and surveillance software. They can pinpoint their attacks better and are more and more succesfull in spreading multimodular malware like ransomware and Banking Trojans. It really makes sense to hide your track, change your IP and surf privately on the internet. Not consider your internet privacy as relevant entails internet safety risks.

What is the best way to accomplish real anonymous surfing?

anonymous surfing tipsThere are many cheesy, half-baked solutions that are supposed to help you to become more safe and anonymous on the internet. In particular, the free proxy lists you could use are riddle with risks and malware booby traps. No, if you really want to do it correclty you will need to invest some money in a good VPN service, like HideMyAss.  This good VPN service provides users with a secure connection over the Internet. Users can connect to a VPN server via a secure tunnel which encrypts all communications that go and out of a users device. When using a VPN, your IP address remains hidden and all the internet traffic going in and out of your device is encrypted. This prevents prying eyes from tracking your online activities and prevents hackers from stealing your sensitive personal information. VPN technology uses a combination of features such as encryption, tunneling protocols, data encapsulation, and certified connections to maintain this secure connection. Using a VPN is one of the best methods for protecting your privacy online, while securing your internet communications at the same time avoiding identity theft and targetted malware attacks. We recommend you use the VPN service of HideMyAss.

Anonymous surfing and internet security:

anonymous surfingAnonymous surfing is only possible if you apply the best internet security measures in order to make sure you do not get infected with malicious programs or keylogger programs of third parties. Before you start to implement your new online surfing strategy, make sure your computer is clean from possible spyware hiding on your system. For more information: spyware removal guide.

Next step is to read our best internet security tips in order to make sure your anonymous surfing experience is optimally secured!

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Finally, to complet your efforst you should make use of anonymous email & file sharing and communication services. There are many solutions available. I’m using Unseen, a new initiave for protecting the privacy of their users providing secure and private email, chat and fileshareing services. Also I could recommend the Tor Project. They have many free privacy solutions available and are committed to ensure anonimity in the cyber space stays a possibility. There are many powers conspiring to control the internet and ban out the possibility for surfing anonymous on the web.


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How can I get the best internet security for myself?

The internet is not a safe place and thinking about the best internet security measures you can take for yourself is important. In this article I will discuss a few important internet security tips I would like to share with my readers.

1. Is it sufficent to have the best internet security software? 

best internet securityThe best internet security is not just a question of buying the best internet security software. Identity theft and internet privacy are not optimally protected. Internet privacy and internet security are linked. When you take steps to improve your internet privacy you are not an easy victim. Nobobody can track you! According to me, one of the most important steps to get the best internet security for yourself is by acquiring a VPN service solution. A VPN service enhances your internet safety and enables you to surf anominously. VPN software encrypts your data, giving you total privacy online. A very easy to use, excellent VPN service provider is HideMyAss. I think this is a first important step in order to get the best internet security for yourself. Just in case, please do not use these free proxy lists. They entail grave risks for malware infections. Avoid public Wifi networks.  I would Hide My Ass from possible hackers and malware programs by surfing through an encrypted tunnel. Read more here: HideMyAss VPN service!

2. What is the best internet security software I could use?

best internet security softwareOf course, the installation of  great internet security solution is a necessary step. This is applicable for Mac systems as well. Mac users should also invest in an internet security solution. The MacKeeper is a complete all-in-one software solution developped for the optimization and the protection of mac computers. It even has data encryption, file eraser and anti-theft technology included. For Windows systems I would recommend the PCKeeper. The PCKeeper is as well a complete all-in-one software solution for internet security and system optimization. The above mentioned software solutions clean the systems as well. You can consider them as Swiss army knifes full of extra functionalities you will not get in more expensive products of regular AV-brands.

3. Before your start implementing the best internet security measures, always double check!

best internet security tipsBesides from installing an internet security solution with system cleaning and optimization features, you should make sure your system is clean of possible malware infections. In particular spyware is difficult to detect and it is always recommended to use a second-opinion malware scanner. A specialist is the SpyHunter. Why should I do this? If you did not take these measures before, you might have been infected through known security leaks (vulnerabilities) in your software programs. For example, if you are browsing with a vulnerable browser, this vulnerability could be immediately exploited by a drive-by-download hidden on a comprised website. Most standard virusscanners are not able to detect all specific malware variations. Your system could be infected without you and your virusscanner noticing it. That’s why it is always wise to scan your system a second time with an other indepedent malware revomal specialist. For more concrete instructions you are welcome to read our Spyware Removal Guide.

4. Implement always your software security updates!

best internet security measuresThis brings us to our best internet security tip and measure you should take. Please, install the Secunia Personal Software Inspector. This is a free security tool which assists you in making sure all your applications and software programs installed on your computer are up-to-date. The Secunia PSI ensures your programma’s are not vulnerable anymore. This is a very important pre-emptive internet security measure which will make sure hidden malware programs on websites are not able to attack your computer. For more information: Secunia Personal Software Inspector.

5. Your own actions and knowledge. Do not open attachments and video’s!

best internet security packageYou have to be very careful when you receive attachments in your mail or chat box. Only open files from people you know and trust. That’s why you have to check the an anti-spam solution of your e-mail provider. Never open spam and scam emails or click on their links. Be aware of phishing attacks where you receive suspicious messages of your ‘bank’. Learn about the risk online and try to avoid them as much as you can. Because in the end the best internet security measure you can take is by educating yourself about the risks and tricks cybercriminals use to trap their victims. I would recommend you read the Internet Security Tips and articles of CERT-US. This is a Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). It leads efforts to improve the nation’s cybersecurity posture, coordinate cyber information sharing, and proactively manage cyber risks. For more information: Best Internet Security Tips.

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