Our friend Mike, at SuperAntiSpyware helped describe cookies the best. Here's what he said:
Think of them like leaving footprints on a beach...
You have to be real careful these days on the internet, for scammers trying to bilk you out of your hard earned penny.
I've been well woven into the depths of the internet, and all of it's seedy corners, for over 15 years now and have never fallen for a single scam. That's not bragging, there's just a few basic tricks to being able to (generally) spot someone trying to scam you.
This is a repost of the tips, in reply to a previous thread, which can be found here.
So when it comes to protecting our computers we try and keep up to date with all of our anti-virus and Malware programs.
My firewall popped up a bit ago asking if I wanted to allow WSQMCONS.EXE to connect to the internet but I don't know what it is. I don't want to let it connect in case it's a virus or some kind of Malware, so I blocked it. Does anyone know what WSQMCONS.EXE is?
I keep seeing cmdagent.exe running in my processes list on Windows 7 and when it does it seems to hang things from happening on my computer. Like, if a program tries to connect to the internet I would usually get a popup from my firewall program notifying me of the program that's trying to connect to the internet and asking me if I want to allow it or block it, but when cmdagent.exe is running I don't get that anymore until I kill it's process. Does anyone know what this program is, and if it's a virus or Malware??
There's another scam going around on Facebook, this time it's a Facebook scam promising to give away a $100 ("wow!") Starbucks card for free. Amazing huh? They just want to give away tons of money!
Well, as usual, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Take a look...
Last night during my
usual blackhat grayhat travels I managed to get infected with the Win 7. Internet Security 2012 virus / trojan. Mine in particular came via the consrv.dll rootkit which tends to infest itself via bugs in popular software like Adobe producs and Flash. Nice.
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