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How to Tell if your Webcam is Hacked?

You might not hear of webcam hacking incidents, but it isn’t new. In 2014, a Russian website was found streaming live feed of thousands webcam across different countries like the UK, US, France, and the Netherlands. Various monitoring cameras including offices, baby monitor, and computer & laptop cams were hacked at that time. The website had the listing of 4.5K from the US, 2K from France, and 1.5K from Netherland. It also had live footage from other small countries.

The hacker reported to BBC that he didn’t consider himself as a hacker as these webcams had least securities and weak password. Does this news ring a bell? Well it should, every online device is at risk and webcams reveals too many personal details. So we should always pay attention to the security of the computer so that no one could hack the webcam. The biggest question is how to know if someone has hacked the webcam. In this article, we will tell you a few methods to identify and some tips to avoid webcam hacking.

How is Webcam Hacked?

Hackers and cybercriminals take the various approach to get the access of your computer and attached devices. Their primary objective is to make a way to install a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) into the victim’s computer.

They try different ways of social engineering to enter this RAT into your computer. They might trick you with a spam email, bundled software, or webpage to install this malicious software on your computer.

Once the RAT enters your computer, it hides within system files so that antivirus and antimalware couldn’t detect it. Hackers use Command and Control servers to provide it instructions. They can steal your personal and confidential data from the computer, or they can give it the command to click pictures and videos using your webcam.

Thousands of computers have been seen infected with a single type of RAT. It grants access to hackers of your computer like you are using it. With such infection, not just your private moments are visible to criminals but with increased quality of internet and webcam they can have the internal architectural idea of your house and may use it for other serious crime.

How to know if someone Hacked your Webcam?

It is hard to know if someone is accessing your webcam and watching you. Hackers are smart enough to hide their activity and leave almost no trails of hacking. However, certain things could be a sign of webcam hacking.

Watch for the Notification Light

Almost every laptop computer comes with webcam notification light these days. Usually, it is near the webcam. The small notification light glows when an application accesses the webcam.

Check Webcam Notification Light

If you see the webcam notification light and you have not started any application that might access the webcam, then it could be a sign that someone is accessing it to spy on you.


However, this method of knowing webcam hacking is not entirely accurate. Your webcam notification light may glow due to a malfunction of hardware and software. If it is always on then, you can visit the service center and have it checked.

Webcam Process Running in the Background

Another sign of webcam hacking is the webcam process keeps using CPU and RAM even when you don’t use it. You can check in the task manager when your PC is idle and monitor all the processes.


If you see that the webcam driver is using processor power and you have not opened any app that might use the webcam, then it is suspicious.

Unknown Internet Usage

The other way to identify if someone is accessing your webcam or not is to look for unknown internet usage. If someone is accessing your webcam, that means it is taking lots of internet bandwidth. To check the internet usage, you can review the Windows task manager.


To open the task manager click on Cortana search and type Task Manager. Then click on Task Manager from the results.

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Now click on the Performance tab and check the usage. If you are connected with Ethernet, then it will show the activity in the Ethernet section, and if you are connected with Wi-Fi, then you can see it in the Wi-Fi section.

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If you see high internet usage even when you are not using it, then it is suspicious. High internet usage in idle time doesn’t exactly mean that someone has hacked your computer. Windows is downloading updates in the background could be a reason.


Alternatively, you can check the connection from your PC to the remote server. To do that, open command prompt and type netstat –ano and press enter.

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It will display all the connections established from your computer to remote server with the process ID. If someone is accessing your webcam, then there must be a connection. You can manually search for each IP in the Google to know more about the server. Also, you can match the process ID (PID) in the task manager to know which program is using your webcam with the internet connection.

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Open the task manager and click on Details tab. You will see all the process running on your computer with their PID. Click on the PID to sort it, and it will help you to match the process ID from the command prompt window.

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Tips to Protect your Webcam

For some people, it is not a concern that someone is watching them over the webcam, but some people consider it a serious invasion of their privacy. If you are also concerned, then follow the below tips to avoid getting seen through the webcam.

Cover or Unplug the Webcam when you are not using it

The quickest thing you can do to protect your privacy and secure your webcam is to cover it up. Use a thick color tape or sticky note to stick on it. Even if someone hacked your webcam, they would not be able to see your activity. You can also cover the microphone of your computer.

Cover your webcam with a Tape

Make sure that the tape or the paper is thick enough and blocks the view completely. Open the Skype or your camera app on windows and see if anything is visible.


Tapes are messy, they leave the glue on the lens of the webcam, and when you need the camera, it doesn’t display a clear picture. You need to clean the lens before using it. To avoid this hurdle, you can get webcam cover in a few bucks. Webcam covers come with a slider which can be used to slide the cover and use the webcam and then slide it back.


If you are using an external webcam on your desktop, then you can unplug it when it is not in use. The webcam comes with USB port which can easily be plugged in and out.

Turn off your computer when not using

Usually, when you are using the computer, you are just sitting in front of it. So it doesn’t reveal much of your private life. Moreover, when you are not using the computer, you do a whole lot of personal things that you don’t want anyone to see. So, it is a good idea that you turn off your computer or close the lid of the laptop when you are not using it.

Scan your PC for Malware Infection

Your computer or webcam is hacked when you do something stupid on the internet. There are lots of malicious websites and software on the internet. When you download or surf such sites, they can infect your computer with malware. Hackers also use spam emails to get access to your computer. They send infected attachments in such emails and when you download it on your PC hacker’s get access to your computer.

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To make sure that hacker couldn’t access your webcam you need to ensure that your computer is malware free. Install powerful antimalware software on your computer and scan with it. MalwareFox is such a robust antimalware that provides real-time protection from malware. It protects your privacy by removing adware, PUPs, and browser hijackers. MalwareFox is the best choice for protection against spyware, adware, and cam-loggers.

Install latest webcam firmware and update to your OS

When software is outdated, the chances of getting a vulnerability exploited is increased. Hackers keep looking of such weakness to gain access to your computer.


Like other electronic devices Webcam also works on the firmware. When this firmware is old, hackers could exploit it to get the access. So you need to update the firmware regularly to stay protected.

Keep checking the official website of the manufacturer to know when a new firmware is released.


The same thing applies to the operating system updates. When cybercriminals exploit a vulnerability in your OS, developers fix the vulnerability and release the patch in the form of updates. So it is essential to install a security update as soon as it is released.

Be cautious with email attachments and links

The most favorite way of a hacker to lure users into the trap and hack the computer is using spam emails. The hackers could pretend to be a reputable organization like a bank, shipping company, the government organization in the email, and include such text that generates fear or curiosity. The attachment or links in the email leads you to download Remote Access Trojan (RAT). This Trojan gives hacker’s unmonitored access to your data.

That's why you need to stay cautious when you are reading emails and browsing the internet. Do not blindly download attachments from an email. Emails from the known people could have the malicious attachment. Cybercriminals could hack your friend’s email account and sent you Trojan. So confirm with the person whether they have sent it or not.


It would be better if you also are cautious while browsing the internet or social media. Do not click on random links on the websites and social media. Hackers could send infected links in your personal chat. So do not blindly click on links, if you don’t want someone to hack your webcam and stream it on the websites.

Do not install free or pirated software from untrusted sources

Lots of software downloading websites on the internet bundles malware with their popular downloads. When you download and install such a program, you are infecting your computer with your own hands.

It could infect you with spyware, adware, ransomware, cam loggers, etc. So, if you want your data untouched then do not download free or pirated software from untrusted sources. If you had to download free software, then visit the official website and download from there. Never, download a tool from third-party sites.

Summing it up

Paying attention to small details like the webcam notification light, increased internet usage, or high CPU and memory usage could tell you that someone is sneaking you through the webcam. If you want to secure your webcam, then use the internet with caution. Do not fall for some free stuff online and put danger to your privacy. Fake news or alerts via the email is also a big concern. Follow all the precautions and install an excellent antimalware that can protect you from RAT, spyware, and cam-loggers.

How to Setup Parental Controls on Different Levels?

Internet and computers are the best resources for your kids to learn new things and communicate. At the same time, it has lots of contents that you don’t want your children to see. Contents like porn, violence, rage can affect the kids in a long way. Parental controls are your way to limit the access of the internet and save your children from accessing such harmful materials.

In this article, we will see how you can enable the parental controls on different levels to ensure your children don’t slip on websites with harmful content, but let’s first see what parental control is and what are the benefits?

What are Parental Controls and its Benefits?

Parental control is your way to set some rules and regulations over the access of the internet by your kid. You can limit the internet access time and websites and can arrange to avoid certain types of content and services. The parental control is available on the different level, from the ISP level to particular services.

Below are some of the benefits of setting up parental controls-

  • Helps you to limit the internet time for children so that they can’t get addicted to it.
  • Can block websites with harmful content
  • You can allow specific sites that help kids to learn and grow
  • Helps you to block the social networking and instant messaging apps
  • Avoid apps and games that your kids should not access
  • You can monitor and check the activity of the kids on the internet.

Setting Up Parental Controls on Different Levels

Your kids can access the internet on various devices, mobile phone, tablets, laptops, PC, and gaming consoles. If you set up the parental controls only on one machine, then it doesn’t do the job. Your kids can access harmful websites on other devices. So, it is essential to set up parental controls on different devices and levels.

Internet Service Provider (ISP) Level 

Almost all ISPs offer parental control with their subscription. Some of them are free of cost, and others take nominal charges. When you set the parental controls on the ISP level, it limits the access to every device that accesses the internet. Some ISPs offer setting up different profiles to let you access the internet unfiltered and restrict the access for your kids. AT&T offers such parental controls.

Contact with ISPs available in your area and know more about their parental control software. Make sure to check if their software supports the operating system you have in your house. Research a little bit about the features of different ISPs parental tools to know which one suits your need. Some ISPs also have hardware level control that limits the access from the router, and you can access the settings with your device.

Operating System Level

Parental Controls on Windows Operating System

To set up parental control on Windows 10 operating system you will need Microsoft account for you and your children. Create the accounts on the Outlook.com website. You can use your account to set up the parental controls, and the kids account to log into the Windows devices such as PC, mobile device, and Xbox gaming console. When you set up the restrictions for the child, it gets applied to all the devices with Windows services.


To set up the parental account, you need to add the kid's account as a family member at account.microsoft.com/family


First Sign-in with your account and then click on Add a Family Member

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You will see a pop-up asking if you want to add a child or adult. Select the Child and enter the Outlook account ID. If you haven’t created the email ID for your kid earlier then you can click on “Create one for them” and then follow the steps to create the ID.

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Now you will see the list with your children email address. From here you can directly view the activity of your kids and set up the restrictions.

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On the content restriction page, you can set up if your kid can purchase apps and games on their own and if they need your permission. Here you can also set up to block the inappropriate apps, games, & media. Also, can set to allow apps and games according to the age of the kid.

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On the next section, you can allow particular apps and block apps that are inappropriate for your kids.

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If you scroll down more, you will see the options to allow websites and block some inappropriate addresses. If you want your kids to access some particular sites only, then tick the option Only allow these websites in the Always allowed section.

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To limit the access to the Windows devices for a particular time then click on Screen time and turn on the Use one screen schedule. Then customize the usage for each day.

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Parental Controls on Mac PCs

MacOS parental controls can be set locally, but it can be customized remotely from other devices also. The control lets you decide what websites and apps your kids can use and whether they can access the iTunes or App Store. It also allows you to limit the time usage of Mac.


You can access the parental control settings by visiting System Preferences. To do that, click on the Apple logo and choose System Preferences...

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Now click on Parental Controls icon. If you see a message that “There are no user accounts to manage.” Then you will need to add a managed user accounts first.

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To do that, go to Users & Groups in the System Preferences. Click the lock icon and enter the administrator username and password.


Now select a Standard user from the list and then choose Enable parental controls.  You cannot set parental controls for administrator and sharing-only account.

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Then go back and select Parental Control again and you will see a list of options.


On the Apps tab, you can set the apps that you want your kids to access. You can block the webcam so that hackers couldn’t hack it. Also, prevent the access of multi-player games. You can limit the inbuilt mail to only contacts in the address book.

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On the Web tab, you can limit the access of websites for your kid. There is the option to allow all sites, restrict the access to adult websites, and can allow certain websites only.

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The Stores tab gives you options to restrict the access of iTunes, iBooks, iTunes, and App Store. You get the options to control the access to content like Music with explicit content, movies with age restrictions, TV-shows with ratings, Apps with age ratings, and books with explicit sexual content.

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You can limit the access of computer for a certain time on the Time tab. You can set a time limit for weekdays and weekends differently. Also, can set the bedtime so that kids don’t access the Mac at this time. It can be set separately for School nights and weekends. The log button in this tab displays the activity of your kid on the Mac.

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Privacy tab gives you control to the privacy of the kids. You can block the access of contacts, calendars, Reminders, Twitter, Facebook, and Diagnostics for the apps here. It prevents the location sharing by default.

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The others tab offers some additional settings for privacy. You can set the access of Siri & Dictation, editing printers and scanners, CD – DVD burning, explicit words in the dictionary, modification of dock, and use of simple finder.

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Services Level

Activate Parental Controls on Android Devices

Children love the smartphone, and they spend lots of time on it. It is essential for us that we set parental controls on the mobile phones also. To set up parental control on Android devices, follow the instruction below.

  • Android Tablet
  • Android Smartphones

Parental control is only available for Android Tablets, and it is not on the smartphones. However, you can use app lock tools to achieve the goal. Also, you can enable safe search on the Google search engine and parental controls on YouTube & Play Store. Instructions are in the next section.

Activate Google Search Engine Parental Control

You can enable Google safe search options to avoid explicit content like images, videos, and websites from the search results.

  • Computer
  • Android
  • iPhone & iPad

Google App

Android Browser

Android TV

Activate Parental Controls on Google Play Store

Play Store offers to set the parental control so that your kids don’t get to use apps not meant for them. The parental controls in the play store don’t get applied to all devices if you apply it to one. You need to enable it on all the devices separately.


You can set the PIN that will be used to change the parental control settings and turn it off.


Open Google Play Store. Tap three horizontal lines to open the menu.Tap the Settings and then tap Parental Controls.

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Now use the toggle switch to turn it on. The app will ask you to set a 4 digit PIN for controls. Play Store parental controls offer Apps & games, Films, and Music restrictions.

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In the App & games, you can restrict the app according to the age of your child and tap Save. In Films section you can restrict the movies based on the ratings as U, UA, A, and S, tap Save. The Music section helps you to block the music from the marked explicit content providers. Tap the checkbox to turn it on and then tap Save.

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Set Parental Controls on iPhone & iPad

To turn on the parental controls on iOS devices open the Settings app.


Then open the General menu. Now tap Restrictions.


Now tap on Enable Restrictions options.


You will be asked to set a passcode to use later in case you want to change some settings or turn off the restrictions.


Now you will see the list of Apps and Features that can be turned off. Use the toggle switch next to the apps and features to turn them on or off. If you turn on an app or feature, you can access it in the phone.

Parental Control Options in iPhone

Set Parental Controls on iTunes & App Store

You can control the iTunes and App Store from the Restriction mode explained in the above section. You can restrict the purchase in App Store and iTunes. You can set it to turn off or can set to ask for the password before making a purchase. You can also restrict the in-app purchases or installing a new app.

Activate Parental Controls on YouTube

YouTube offers parental control within its restricted mode. It uses video title, metadata, description, age-restrictions, and community guidelines to avoid the explicit content for the kids. YouTube also tells that the filter is not 100% accurate and some content with explicit material may slip. So you need to monitor your kids when they are using YouTube.


The restricted mode of YouTube works on device and browser level. So, it needs to be turned on for each browser and device. Also, if your browser offers multiple profiles, then you need to activate it for each profile. If you want it enabled for all people who use that browser, then you can lock it with the password.

  • Computer
  • Android
  • iPhone & iPad

Click on the Account icon with your picture. Click on Restricted Mode.

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Now use the Toggle button next to Activate Restricted Mode to turn it on.

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To lock it for the browser click again on Account icon and then click on Restricted Mode. Then click on Lock Restricted Mode on this browser.

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Then enter your Google password to confirm the change. To unlock it, follow the same process and enter your password.

How to Protect your Children from Online Dangers?

The Internet is the right place to learn and communicate with friends and family, but it is not just about good stuff. All types of people use the internet including criminals and sick minded people. These types of people keep looking for new victims on the internet. They look for people who are easy to exploit, especially children.

Cyber-molesters search for kids as they can easily be manipulated using social engineering. These fraudsters can lure your kid into sexual and criminal activity. They can use 'get rich quick' schemes and asks them to create fake Ids, selling stolen items, spreading fake news. Such actions could put you and your children in immense danger. Cybercriminals use kids so that they don’t get caught.

How to Protect your Children from Online Dangers

In this article, we will be discussing the dangers of the internet to your child and how you can protect your kids. We will also discuss some steps to take if your kid is a victim.

The Dangers of the Internet to your Child

Dangers of the internet are unlimited, in the United States 95% of the schools are connected with the internet, and over 45 million children use it. The study shows that 1 in 4 children have found unwanted pornography and 1 in 5 kids have been sexually solicited on the internet.  Let’s look at some common dangers to kids online.

Cyberbullying

Bullying is a serious issue, it affects the mindset of the kid and blocks their progress. The child may suffer depression, anxiety and in severe cases suicidal. Since, youngsters spend more time on the internet, the chances of bullying online increases. Physically there are many things you can do if you kid faces bullying in school and neighborhood, but there are less actionable steps in the cases of cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying is when someone uses the internet to harass the kid and make them feel sad, angry, and scared. It can happen in several forms.

  • Spreading rumors in Social Media and through chat
  • Sending threats and mean messages through email or messaging apps
  • Harassing kids with inappropriate pictures and memes on social media
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    Stealing kids account credentials and posting inappropriate content online
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    Sending sexual messages and photos

Webcam Hacking

Another type of danger online is hacking the webcam of the computer and recording the kid’s activity. Attackers could hack the webcam or connected devices and record the personal time of your child. They could upload these recordings on the website or could use it to blackmail the kid.

Webcam Hacking

Online Predators

Online predators are usually older people who befriend with the kids and make them do inappropriate things. Typically, online predators use popular gaming platform to communicate with youngsters. They share their experiences with the kids to build a trusting relationship. Predators can make a strong bond with teenagers using their gaming skills. It further leads the kid to do inappropriate things including sexual conversations with the kid.

Online Predators

Privacy Issues

Privacy is the biggest concern for your kid online. Youngsters didn’t know the danger of revealing their personal information on the internet, or simply they didn’t bother. They tend to create usernames with their real name and location. Kids are innocent, and they didn’t understand how much worse is this world and what could happen if they reveal the personal details.

Privacy Issues

Various social and gaming platforms are filled with people who hunt for this kind of information. They start the conversation with the kid casually and then start asking for personal information in the chat. It has also seen that teenagers reveal too much on the internet than mature people.

Premium Services

Another danger for the children online is the hidden charges of premium services. If your kid has access to credit card, it could be even worse. Lots of scamming website and games didn’t reveal the actual cost of the subscription, and when the kid enters the credit card details, they charge more than mentioned. Various games have an in-app purchase to let the kids spend money on features like extra points or gold coins. Your kid is at high risk of getting fraud online.

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Malicious Software

Even the mature people are affected with this kind of danger. Children are much exposed to the malicious software as they like to explore various websites and software. They don’t even bother to download the app from the official website. There are lots of malicious software (Malware) that helps criminals to get the access to the personal information and all over the computer.

Malicious Software

How to Protect your Child from Online Dangers?

When it comes to protecting kids from online dangers, parents have shown less interest. Youngsters know internet more than adults this is the reason parents didn’t want to bother them. A study shows that in the United States 20% of the parents didn’t monitor the internet use for the kids at all. Only 52% of the parents moderately observe the internet use for the children. 62% of kids admitted that their parents didn’t know about the websites they visit.

With so much rise in the internet crime and children being number 1 victim, these facts are shocking. Parents need to monitor the activity of the kids on the internet and protect them from the online dangers. If you are concerned about the safety of your kid online, then you can follow below tips to protect them.

Put Computers/Tablet in the Public Area of the House

Put Computers in Public Room

Kids tend to use harmful websites when they are alone. So, don’t put a PC, laptop, or tablets in their bedroom. Put it in the living room where you can watch the activity of your child. Even your presence in the room stops children from doing nasty things on the internet. Make sure the screen of the computer is not towards a wall, and it is visible from the all the corners of the room.

Improve your Knowledge of Internet and Computers

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Most children admit that their parents didn’t know much about the internet, so they can’t understand what we are doing. It is true if you don’t know how computers and internet work then how you are going to monitor the activity of your kid. If you don’t know anything about computers at all then you can join a computer class, there is nothing to be ashamed, computers weren’t in your time, so you have to learn about them now. You can also learn more about the security of your computers online. You can take help of search engines and type your query, and you will get everything.

Discuss Online Dangers with your Kids

Discuss Online Dangers

Now you know about the computers and the internet so you can discuss them with your children. They might not be aware of these threats, or they might know and didn’t care much. You need to address the outcomes of these dangers and how to avoid them. Your kid will feel open to discuss these kinds of technical terms with you, and it will also encourage them to report if anything happens online.

Set a Time Limit of Internet Usage

Set Internet Usage Time Limit

You cannot wholly block the internet, and you can also not leave it on all the time. Setting a reasonable time limit to the internet usage helps kids to focus on important things rather than lurking on unsafe websites. Set a rule and discuss it with your children and tell them how much it is essential to limit the internet usage. Also, ask them how much time they need. Then set a time limit and let everyone follow the same. It is crucial that you also follow the same rule. If there is a need, then you can put the internet router in your room and turn it off after the time limit.

Spend More Time with your Child

Spend Time with Kids

Spending time with children creates a strong bond between them and you. They will feel less urge to connect with strangers and pass the time on the internet. You can play offline games with them, talk to them, or can watch a movie together. Children love the technology so if you need a topic to start the conversation initially, then discuss a new game, website or other latest techs and see how successful the conversation goes.

Connect with your Children Online

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Once you have built a good relationship with your children, they will not hesitate to connect with you online. You have discussed internet dangers and privacy risks, so you can tell them if they didn’t want you to see a post or picture of them in the social media then it should not be there. Please make sure to tell them why.

Tell them Things on Internet never get Deleted

Children didn’t know the complexities of the internet world. Teach them that they can not post identifying information like age, gender, address, and other personal information publicly on the internet and the reason behind it. Tell them that the information that they post on the internet doesn’t get deleted easily. Also, tell them if they are unsure about anything, then ask you.

Beware the Kids about Online Chat Rooms and Strangers

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Here you need to apply the ‘don’t talk to a stranger’ rule even for the internet. Talk to your kid and tell them why they shouldn’t talk to a stranger. Also aware them of the dangers of the online chat rooms. Tell them not to accept strangers friend request and confirm with the person before accepting if they seem familiar.

Actions to Take if your Kid is a Victim of Cyberbullying

Now you know about the dangers and what you could do to protect your kids from it, but what if your kid is a victim of these online dangers. What would you do? Let’s start with how to know if the kid is affected.

How to Know if your Kid is Affected?

Specific behavioral changes can be used to identify if there is something wrong.

  • The kid suddenly stops using computer and internet and didn’t tell you why
  • Didn’t use the computer when you are around
  • Turn off the screen or a window when you reach near
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    Seems nervous on a website or after receiving an email, instant message, or text.
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    Take a low interest in other tasks even the favorite ones
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    Doesn’t want to go to school or stop meeting friends.

Talk to Kid and Convince to take you control of the Situation

Once you know that something is wrong, then don’t panic and talk with the kid. Try to start the conversation with a cyberbullying story you heard on the news. Then ask them if there is something like this with them. If it doesn’t open the kid, then you can take control of the situation by accessing the history on the computer and smartphone.

Collect Proofs and Contact Parents, School, and Officials if Necessary

Take screenshots of the bullying incidents and print them. If it is a video, then you can use it digitally. Your first step towards this should be a warning signal to the bullies. Ask your kid to let the bullies know that my parents have administrator rights to my computers and they can see everything. If this doesn’t stop the activity, then you can contact the parents of bullies and tell them about it and how it is affecting your kid.


If talking to parents doesn’t help then you can contact the schools where the bullies are, show them the proofs you collect. Schools have strict policies against such incidents, and they take actions. After all these actions, if such activity doesn’t stop, then you can contact police officials. Take collected proofs with you and lodge a complaint, meanwhile, keep talking with your children to ease them that everything is going to be fine.

To avoid such circumstances and have better control over what your kid see and what not you can consider using parental controls. Parental controls are easy to implement and provide better safety on the different levels.

Facts and Statistics are taken from San Diego County District Attorney (SCDCA) website.

How to Remove “Click Allow” Pop-up Scam

Click Allow button pop-up scam is trending these days. This feature was introduced by browsers so that users can know when their favorite website publishes new content. However, cybercriminals are misusing this feature. They are telling users to click on Allow button to view the content in the site or view the video. In reality, when you click on Allow button, the browser gets your permission to display the notification from that website. Don’t think that you will get notified of some great stuff. These notifications may lead to a site that can further damage your computer with severe threats.

Usually, these kinds of websites start appearing when your computer gets infected with browser redirects, browser hijacker, or adware. This infection redirects you to such site. The website keeps asking for your permission until you click on Allow.

A genuine website asks your permission to display notification; they did not blackmail you. Click on Allow otherwise content will not be displayed. It is the primary characteristic of this scam. When you often start seeing such kind of blackmailing close the website and follow instructions in the article to clean your computer.

Types of "Click Allow" Pop-up Scam

The Click Allow button Pop-up scam is a type of social engineering attacks that trick users to subscribe for notification. These tricks can be any kind, but we have found three commons which we are listing below –

1. To access the content, click Allow

The adware on your computer causes the redirects, and it leads you to a website that asks you “To access the content, click Allow.” 


This kind of website also has a message in case you are accessing it from mobile which says – “If you are 18+ tap Allow”. Most users don’t understand the scam and click on Allow button. It doesn’t display the content but will make you view and handle the notifications of malicious websites.

To access the content, click Allow scam

2. Just one more step! ‘Allow’ to continue

The other type of scam messages with such website is “Just one more step! ‘Allow’ to continue”. Users think it is mandatory to click on Allow button and they click on it.

Just one more step! Allow to continue Scam

3. Click the Allow button to watch the video

The third most common social engineering trick to take permission of users to display notification is displaying the message “Click the Allow button to watch the video.” The website makes you click on the Allow button so that you can watch the video.


It also displays a video player saying “Can’t play the video! Perhaps your browser doesn’t allow video playback. Please click the allow button to watch the video.” They show it so that user doesn’t smell anything fishy. There is no video to play; you didn’t want to play any video in the first place so why to click on allow.

Click Allow to Watch Video Scam

What Harms it can do?

Click Allow button Pop-up scam does not just display notification; it is a sign of loophole in your computer security. Below are the possible harms this scam can do-

  • Display lots of notification and redirects you to other websites which ruin your browsing experience.
  • Can lead to malicious sites that can further infect your PC with severe threats like ransomware, Trojan, keylogger, spyware, rootkits, and even zero-day malware.
  • The adware causing the redirects could track your online activity and report it to its makers. Information like browsing history, search history, IP address, location, hardware, and software is at stake.
  • Crosshairs
    It eats lots of RAM and processor which make your PC slow to respond.

How to Stop Notification Pop-ups in the Browsers

You can stop Click Allow to show notification request from the browsers. Follow the below steps to block it –

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

Click on Menu button and then click on Settings

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Scroll down and click on the Advanced button

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Now click on Content settings under Privacy and security section.

Stop Click Allow Notification Scam from Chrome 3

Content settings will open now click on Notifications.

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Now slide the toggle button to left so that it comes to Blocked instead of Ask before sending (recommended)

Stop Click Allow Notification from Chrome 5

The websites you have already permitted to display notification will still show it. To stop it, scroll down to Allow section and click on the menu button against websites you want to stop the notification and click on Block.

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How to Remove "Click Allow" Notification

The first reason which leads you to such websites that do the notification scam is you have an infection of a malware that is redirecting you to such sites. To remove this infection follow the below steps-

Step 1 - Scan with MalwareFox Antimalware

MalwareFox antimalware is a robust security suite that effectively detects and removes different kinds of malware including adware, browser hijackers, redirects, etc.

Open the installer

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Click Yes on User Account Control Prompt

MalwareFox Installation 2

Choose your preferred language and click Ok.

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Click Next

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Read and Accept the agreement and click Next.

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Select the installation location and click Next.

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Select Additional Tasks and click Next.

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MalwareFox will install, and it will update the signatures from the database.

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Once it completes the update, click on Scan.

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Click on Next when the scan gets completed.

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Step 2 – Remove Unwanted Programs from Control Panel

The adware responsible for redirecting you on such scam websites gets to enter in your computer with the help of third-party software. So, you need to remove such software from your computer. Follow the instructions to remove them –


Click on Cortana Search and type Control Panel and click on it from the results.

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Now click on Uninstall a program under Programs section.

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You will see the list of all installed programs. Now right click on each unwanted program and click Uninstall. Follow the screen instructions to remove it from your PC.

How to Stay Away from "Click Allow" Pop-up Scam

Once you removed all the infection, it is time to think about not getting in such trouble again. Follow below guidelines to stay away from Click Allow notification pop-up scam.

  • Do not install free or pirated software from untrusted websites.
  • Do not visit rogue websites that offer malicious products such as torrents, porn, pirated software, etc.
  • Do not click on the links of a spam email.
  • Check Circle
    Never click on Allow button unless you want to see the notifications even when your browser is closed.
  • Check Circle
    Install an excellent antimalware like MalwareFox to avoid malware infection. Enable its real-time protection so that it can stop such notorious threats from entering in your computer.

How to Make Sure that File is Safe to Download

The Internet is full of crap. Nowadays you cannot even trust a file from your friend in an email. The chances are someone hacked your friend's email account and sent you a malware. So, how you will trust unknown websites? You download a useful tool, and it turns out to be a nightmare. Don’t lose your hope. There are still some ways to ensure that the file you are about to download is safe. Here in this article, I am listing some steps that you can take to make sure that a file is safe to download.

The before downloading steps are to make sure you are not downloading malware and after downloading steps are to make sure you are not installing dangerous software.

Before Downloading...

Step 1 - Check what you are downloading

The first step is the most crucial. Knowing what you are downloading tells you how cautious you should be. If you are downloading cracked software from an unreliable website, then there are huge chances that you are downloading trouble for yourself. However, if you are downloading a Microsoft product from its official website, then there is no chance Microsoft will let you infect your PC with malware.


The same goes for downloading an attachment from an email. If you are downloading it from unknown sender from a possible spam email that has nothing to do with you then my friend you need the entire security tools in the world to make it stop.

Step 2 - Check from where you are downloading

The second step to ensure a file is safe to download is to check the website from you are downloading it. If you are downloading software, then make sure it is the official website. Most people look for a cracked version of a paid tool from a rogue site to avoid paying few dollars, but in the end, it cost them hundreds and thousands.


Make sure the official website address is correct in the URL field, and you typed it manually. Don’t just click on a pop-up or a link from spam email to visit the official website. There are chances that you visit a clone website and download malware instead of the actual product. Make sure there is a Security padlock (HTTPS) on the URL. It tells you that your connection to the website is secured and encrypted.

HTTPS Security Padlock - Make Sure File is Safe to Download

Step 3 - Check other user's comments and rating

Other users have downloaded the file before you. So, check the comments and ratings of the tool. If this tool is not genuine and it caused a problem for someone, then he is not going to sit quietly, he must have used all the foul words in the world to criticise the product.

iSkysoft User Review 1

Most websites offer ratings and feedback to the tool you download. If it is not there, then search on the Google. Someone somewhere had to relieve their frustration. If you are still confused, the next step will reveal all the evil.

Step 4 - Scan the URL on VirusTotal

VirusTotal as the name implies searches all the antivirus engines for a virus. There are lots of antivirus tools, and you cannot scan a file with all that. VirusTotal does that for you. You can upload the file to check its score, or you can copy paste the downloading URL on VirusTotal. It will reveal how much you can trust that URL or file. VirusTotal allows checking a file by uploading it, by URL, or by file hash, IP address, and domain.

Scan with VirusTotal to make sure File is Safe to Download

If it finds anything, it reports the detection in red like below image.

Malicious Program VirusTotal Scan


VirusTotal also has browser extensions. You can get it for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This extension does the whole job in just one click.


Install the VirusTotal Extension on your browser.


With the help of this extension, you can right click on a suspicious link and then click on Check with VirusTotal. It will open a new tab and scan the URL and display the report in a few seconds.

Scan with VirusTotal Extension

You can also click on the extension and then click on Scan current site to scan the website you are currently browsing. You can also search for a file by entering its hash, URL, user, tag on the search box.

VirusTotal Extension Scan

After Downloading...

VirusTotal only tells you what antivirus engines think about that file. If the malware is new, then there are chances that none of the antivirus engines has detected it yet. So it is better to stay cautious and follow some steps even after downloading the file.

Step 1 - Check the File Type and Size

After downloading a file don’t just blindly open it. See file in the windows explorer and confirm whether it is the correct format of the file or not. For example – If you are were downloading a photo then its type should be .jpg, .png, .gif there is no way the file extension could be .exe, .scr, .pif, .bat.


Also, you need to verify the size of the file you downloaded if you have downloaded a big program and the size of the installer is less then it is most probably a fake program. Ensure, you have downloaded it from a genuine source and confirmed the installer size from there.

To verify the file type and size open file in Windows Explorer.

Check File Type - How to make sure file is safe to download

Now right click on the file and click Properties.

How to make sure file is safe to download

It will show you the actual file type and size.

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Here I was trying to download a scenic wallpaper, but it is not a jpg file it is a .exe file, what a cheat they even name it .jpg in the end.


To avoid this kind of confusion and cheat you should enable File name extensions in Windows Explorer. It will show the correct extension of all files. To do this click on View menu then click on List view and check the box of File name Extensions.

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Step 2 - Scan with Antivirus

Now it is time to use the security suite you installed just after purchasing the PC. Right click on the file and choose Scan options with your installed security suite.

Scan with Antivirus 1 - Make Sure that File is safe to download

I am using MalwareFox antimalware with Windows Defender. MalwareFox antimalware not just checks for viruses but it also checks for other dozens of possible threats like Ransomware, Rootkits, Trojan, Keylogger, Spyware, Adware, and even zero-day malware.

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Step 3 - Check the File Signature

The last step to make sure the file you downloaded is safe comes just before it starts executing. This step is applicable in case you have downloaded an application only. When you double click on the software to install it, windows checks the signature of the file and tells you it is safe or not. If you see Unverified publisher warning, then quit the installation right away. Click Ok if you trust the application with your life.

Unverified Publisher Warning UAC

By following the above steps, you can be sure that file is safe to download and view or install on your computer. May the force be with you.

How to Solve Virus Keep Coming Back Problem?

You successfully removed a virus from your computer after scanning with a good antivirus. However, after a little while, it shows again. You rescanned your PC and removed it again. Then it comes back. You get frustrated thinking what the heck is going on. Why does this virus keep coming back? How to remove it permanently?

Why Does a Virus Keep Coming Back?

A virus or malware are evolving day by day. Creators of these nasty things are smart, and they make it look like your removal tool has removed the virus, but still, there is some infected file left on your computer. The left part of the virus regenerate the whole thing, and it starts appearing. Meaning you haven’t wholly cleaned your computer.

These parts are hidden in your ​computer. You need to go through an excellent removal tool to ​get rid of it.

Also most of the time, users removed the malware from their computer and then again repeat the process which makes the infection happen. For example, most adware and PUPs enters in your computer with another free or pirated program. So, after removing the virus, you install that infected program again. It will reappear.

If the malware or virus is associated with Google Chrome, then another reason for its coming back is Google Sync. Chrome sync the settings with the server, and when you clean the computer, it comes back because Chrome has synchronized the settings from the server.

How to Fix Malware Keep Coming Back?

To solve malware keep coming back problem follow the below steps:

Step 1 - Scan with MalwareFox​

MalwareFox antimalware is a robust suite that scans your computer for rootkits, Trojans, ransomware, keyloggers, spyware, adware, and PUPs. Download MalwareFox antimalware and install it. Then scan your entire computer and clean the threats.

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Step 2 - Remove Unnecessary Programs​

Most viruses are associated with infected programs. You need to uninstall them from your computer to eradicate the virus.


Type Control Panel on Cortana Search box, and click on Control Panel to open it.

Remove Unwanted Programs 1

Now click on Uninstall a program under Programs section.

Remove Unwanted Programs 2

You will see the list of all programs installed on your computer. Go through every application and check if there are any unwanted or untrusted programs. Right click on them and choose Uninstall. Follow the screen instructions to remove them.

Step 3 - Reset All Browsers

Most of the modern malware infect your browser by installing add-ons to them. They also modify the settings of these browsers. Resetting the browsers will remove these modifications.

Step 4 - Scan with Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) scans your computer and look for unnecessary programs left. It removes them so that your computer will not get infected again.

Junkware Removal Tool will close all running applications later. So, before executing the file, please Bookmark or Print this page. Then, close all programs.


Double-click the JRT.exe file to initiate the tool. It will prompt you to "Press any key to continue."

Junkware Removal Tool will create a Restore Point and proceed with the scan. Please wait for the scan process to finish. After scanning the computer, JRT will open a Notepad containing scan logs.

Step 5 - Disable Google Sync and Re-scan

The malware changes the settings of your browser. The removal tool will remove the malware and repair the settings, but when you have enabled the sync option, the settings will reverse after some time. Here is how to solve this issue.


Click on Chrome Menu and choose Settings.

Disable Google Sync

Now under the People section click on Sync. Or simply enter this address in new tab chrome://settings/syncSetup

Disable Google Sync 2

Now all the sync options will display, disable each options by clicking on the toggle button.

Disable Google Sync 3

Now scroll down and click on Manage synced data on Google Dashboard

Disable Google Sync 4

Google Dashboard will open in new tab. Scroll down and click on RESET SYNC.

Disable Google Sync 5

This action will delete all the data synced from your device. Now rerun MalwareFox scan and remove any threats if it detects. Restart your PC and enable the Sync.

Step 6 - Run a Boot Time Scanner

Viruses hide their originating files in Windows files. When the operating system is running antivirus won’t be able to catch them. So, running a boot time scanner will help you in this case. Schedule a boot time scan and reboot your computer. Avast Free Antivirus offers a boot time scan which will be enough to file the culprit.

Precautions to Take

Once your computer is clean from the virus, you should not follow the same habit which caused the infection. Otherwise, your computer will again be infected. Do not download free and pirated software from untrusted websites. If you have to download a free program, then download it from their official website. If Windows is warning about an unverified publisher, then don’t install it.

Do not open spam emails and never click on a link in those emails. The attachments in the spam emails are the prime method to infect your computer. So do not download an attachment if you don’t know the sender.

Install MalwareFox antimalware and keep its Real-Time protection on so that it can stop malware from infecting your computer.

Conclusion

Viruses are smart enough to hide in your computer. If you follow proper safety cautions, then you can avoid them. There are several removal tools on the internet but need one that is one step ahead of the virus. Antivirus or antimalware that gets frequent updates is the one you need. MalwareFox is also one of them. It follows a heuristic approach to scan the malicious programs and also gets frequent signature updates. Following the above cautions will keep you away from such malware.

How to Fix Malwarebytes High Memory Usage?

Is your computer facing high memory and CPU usage? Due to this, is your computer running very slow and encountering frequent crashes? If you have installed Malwarebytes, then it is the causing this problem. Malwarebytes service is eating all your memory and CPU. Here in this article, you will know how to fix Malwarebytes high memory usage.

What Causes Memory Leaking?

On 27 January 2018, Malwarebytes released a faulty update which created problems for many Windows users. It was a web protection update which started blocking internet connection and high RAM and CPU usage. The bug was in update version was v1.0.3798. If you have this update, then it is the reason your computer is facing crashes.

Malwarebytes High Memory Usage

After this, Malwarebytes corrected the bug in the update and released an update v1.0.3803. This update will solve your problem. However, due to the high RAM usage, you will not be able to update Malwarebytes correctly. Follow the below steps to correct this issue.

​Switch to Light-weight
Anti-Malware

​MalwareFox is simple yet advanced malware removal program.

It is optimized to use ​minimal system resources and still be more effective using the power of Cloud.

​Here are the steps suggested to fix high memory usage by Malwarebytes:

Method 1 - Turn off Web Protection and Download Update

1. Open Malwarebytes


2. Go to Settings, the go to Protection tab, and turn off Web Protection. You might receive a User Account Control warning, Click on Yes to allow it to make changes.

How to Fix Malwarebytes High Memory Usage

3. Now Click on Dashboard. Under the Scan Status, click on Current next to Updates to download the latest update.

Malwarebytes High Memory Usage 2

4. Once the update gets installed restart your computer. The new update may take up-to 3 restart to stabilize the system.


5. Now Turn on Web Protection

Method 2 - Safe Mode with Networking

If Method 1 doesn’t solve the problem, then you can try Safe mode with networking. In safe mode your computer blocks several things and the update may install quickly before Malwarebytes start causing the issue.

1. Restart your computer in Safe mode with networking.  To do that Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and Click on Power button and then click Restart. Then follow these options TroubleshootAdvanced optionsStartup SettingsRestart. Windows will restart and you will be presented with different options. Press 5 on your keyboard to start with Safe mode and networking.


2. Once your computer starts repeat 1-4 steps from above Method 1.


3. Now boot your computer in normal mode and then restart it again. You problem should go by now. You can enable Web Protection at this point.

Method 3 - Run Malwarebytes Cleanup Tool

If Method 1 and Method 2 are not working for you, then you can try this method.

1. Download Malwarebytes Cleanup Tool


2. Now close all running applications and run the clean up tool.


3. Now click on Yes to backup the license key and start the cleaning process.


4. Once the cleanup is completed a prompt will appear, select Yes to restart the computer.


5. After your computer gets restarted another prompt asking to download, install, and activate Malwarebytes will popup. Click on Yes.

Verify that you have Corrected Update

A faulty update caused this issue. So when everything is stable, you should verify that you have installed a corrected update. To do that follow the below steps –

1. Open Malwarebytes


2. Open Settings, and then click on About tab


3. Under the Version Information verify Update package version to be – 1.0.3808 or higher.

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How to Reset Google Chrome to Default Factory Settings

Google Chrome is most used browser this is the reason it faces most malware attacks. If you are facing slow browsing experience, frequent crash, pop-ups, unnecessary extensions, altered search results, and redirects to unknown websites with Chrome, then it is a sign of malware infection. Resetting Google Chrome to default settings could resolve these issues. To do that follow the below steps.

Step 1 - Open Chrome Menu and Click on Settings

Click on 3 dots button to open the chrome's menu and then click on Settings.

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Step 2 - Click on Advanced option

Now the settings page will open. Scroll down till the end of the page and click on Advanced option.

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Step 3 - Click Restore Settings to their Original Defaults

Now scroll again till the end of the page and you will see Reset and clean up section. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults.

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Step 4 - Confirm the Action

Now a confirmation box will pop-up telling that this action will delete all the data and customization. Click on Reset settings to confirm it.

Reset Google Chrome 4

How to Remove Malware from Google Chrome

The problem of crashes and slow browsing experience should be resolved after resetting the Chrome to default settings. However, some malware still is on your computer which will come back and the browser will again start facing the issue. 

It is a good idea that we completely clean our PC from all malware infection. To do that follow the below steps.

Step 1 - Download MalwareFox Antimalware

MalwareFox is a strong anti-malware. It quickly detects and removes several kinds of malware including browser hijackers, adware, trojan, spyware, keyloggers, etc. MalwareFox is providing 14 days free trial. During the trial, it works fully functioned including real-time protection from the threats. MalwareFox works effectively even if you already have installed any antivirus suite. It doesn't conflict with them.

Step 2 - Install MalwareFox Antimalware

Click on the installer to open it. 

MalwareFox Installation 1

Now click Yes on User Account Control Pop-up. 

MalwareFox Installation 2

Follow the screen instructions to install Malwarefox.

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MalwareFox Installation 4
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Once MalwareFox gets installed it will update the signatures from the database. 

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Step 3 - Scan PC with MalwareFox

Now click on Scan button to start the scan. 

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Let it scan your computer completely. 

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Once the scan is complete click on Next to remove all threats.

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Now it will remove all the detected malware from your computer. 

How to Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default Settings

If you are facing slow browsing experience, frequent crash, pop-ups, unnecessary addons, and redirects to unknown web pages with Firefox, then it a sign of malware infection. These symptoms can be avoided if you reset the Mozilla Firefox to its default settings. To do that follow the below steps.

Step 1 - Open Menu and Click on Help

Click on 3 horizontal lines to open the menu and click on Help.

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Step 2 - Click on Troubleshooting Information

The help menu will show bunch of options. Click on Troubleshooting information.

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Step 3 - Click on Refresh Firefox

The troubleshooting page with lots of options will open. Click on Refresh Firefox located right side of the page.

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Step 4 - Confirm the Action

Now a confirmation box will pop-up telling that this action will delete all the data and restore the settings to default. Click on Refresh Firefox to confirm it.

Reset Firefox 4

How to Remove Malware from Mozilla Firefox

The problem of crashes and slow browsing experience should be resolved after resetting the Firefox to default settings. However, some malware still is on your computer which will come back and the browser will again start facing the issue. 

It is a good idea that we completely clean our PC from all malware infection. To do that follow the below steps.

Step 1 - Download MalwareFox Antimalware

MalwareFox is a strong anti-malware. It quickly detects and removes several kinds of malware including browser hijackers, adware, trojan, spyware, keyloggers, etc. MalwareFox is providing 14 days free trial. During the trial, it works fully functioned including real-time protection from the threats. MalwareFox works effectively even if you already have installed any antivirus suite. It doesn't conflict with them.

Step 2 - Install MalwareFox Antimalware

Click on the installer to open it. 

MalwareFox Installation 1

Now click Yes on User Account Control Pop-up. 

MalwareFox Installation 2

Follow the screen instructions to install Malwarefox.

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Once MalwareFox gets installed it will update the signatures from the database. 

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Step 3 - Scan PC with MalwareFox

Now click on Scan button to start the scan. 

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Let it scan your computer completely. 

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Once the scan is complete click on Next to remove all threats.

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Now it will remove all the detected malware from your computer. 

How to Reset Internet Explorer to its Default Factory Settings

If you are facing frequent crashes, slow browsing experience, pop-up ads, unnecessary toolbars, and redirects to unknown websites with Internet Explorer then it might be infected with a malware. If your browser not working properly then you can reset it to the default settings. To do that follow the below steps. 

Step 1 - Open Settings and Click Internet Options

Click on the Gear icon to open the settings and the click on Internet Options.

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Step 2 - Go to Advanced Tab and Click Reset

Now you will see Internet options now click on Advanced tab and then click on Reset button. 

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Step 3 - Click on Reset to Confirm the Action

Now you will see a warning message about what is going to happen if you click on Reset button. Select the Delete personal settings check box and click on Reset.

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Step 4 - Click on Close

Now Internet Explorer will delete all the data and reset its settings to default settings. Click on Close and restart the PC to make the change effective.

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How to Remove Malware from Internet Explorer

The problem of crashes and slow browsing experience should be resolved after resetting the Internet Explorer to default settings. However, some malware still is on your computer which will come back and the browser will again start facing the issue. 

It is a good idea that we completely clean our PC from all malware infection. To do that follow the below steps.

Step 1 - Download MalwareFox Antimalware

MalwareFox is a strong anti-malware. It quickly detects and removes several kinds of malware including browser hijackers, adware, trojan, spyware, keyloggers, etc. MalwareFox is providing 14 days free trial. During the trial, it works fully functioned including real-time protection from the threats. MalwareFox works effectively even if you already have installed any antivirus suite. It doesn't conflict with them.

Step 2 - Install MalwareFox Antimalware

Click on the installer to open it. 

MalwareFox Installation 1

Now click Yes on User Account Control Pop-up. 

MalwareFox Installation 2

Follow the screen instructions to install Malwarefox.

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Once MalwareFox gets installed it will update the signatures from the database. 

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Step 3 - Scan PC with MalwareFox

Now click on Scan button to start the scan. 

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Let it scan your computer completely. 

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Once the scan is complete click on Next to remove all threats.

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Now it will remove all the detected malware from your computer.