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The Many Faces of Malware

Malware refers to a number of different types of malicious software created by cyber-criminals to gain access to your devices and steal personal information or cause damage. Keep reading to find out more about how malware attacks and what kinds of damage it could do to your computer. Plus, we've thr...

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The Safe Way to Recycle Technology (and get a little something in return)

At Assist by AOL, we're all about helping people get the most out of their electronic devices. But when you get to that point where you've used your device for quite some time and you've started eyeing the newest gadgets on the market, we strong...

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​Feb 9th- National Clean Out Your Computer Day

As spring approaches, you may already be starting the traditional spring-cleaning process of clearing out your closet, garage or attic, but what about your computer? This February 9th, 2015 is National Clean Out Your Computer Day, a day where you're encourage...

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How Emma Watson Became the Most Dangerous Celebrity in 2012

Emma Watson has taken over the #1 spot from Heidi Klum as the most dangerous celebrity to search for on the Web. Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series, this British actress has grown up in the spotlight and her actions are followed by the press. Search...

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2012's MOST DANGEROUS CYBER CELEBRITY

Study Finds Women Are More Dangerous Than Men, With Latinas Heating Up The Chart Emma Watson has replaced Heidi Klum as McAfee's 2012 most dangerous celebrity to search for online. For the sixth year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture's most famous peo...

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What Are Computer Viruses?

What is a Computer Virus? Computer viruses are destructive programs that delete or corrupt files, interfere with your computer operations and reproduce themselves to fill disk or RAM space on your computer. There's typically a piece of code that causes an unexpected and usuall...

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