Internet Explorer crashing or home page changed?

Spybot – Search & Destroy 2.4.40 Download – TechSpot. I helped a friend today who had problems with his computer. He showed me that in the middle of the screen it said something like: “Warning. Your system and registry may be compromised. Please call xxx-xxx-xxxx to fix this.”

So after some searching I discovered a webpage that said that Spybot fixes this adware malware. I ran the program and it found 900 items! When I pushed the button to clean it, it demanded payment. So I paid the $39 and it did clean the malware.

Previous to this I had used Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes, Eset online scanner, Bitdefender online scanner, homecenter Micro online scanner. All of them found things and deleted them, but only Spybot fixed the issue. If you have issues with IE not acting properly, and you have already deleted the cookies, deleted all personal data, and reset the browser, this would be the next step.

It is surprising isn’t it? People like the cheap windows systems but they don’t factor in their time and lost data. I just saw a system hit by Cryptolocker in the last month, and they didn’t choose to pay the $500 to get their data back. They had their data backed up, but it was lost. Why do people make these decisions? It was the second system I saw hit by Cryptolocker in the last six months.

Play Boom Town, a free online game on Kongregate

Play Boom Town, a free online game on Kongregate. This is a fun game I’ve been playing. It is harder than normal flash games and requires a strategy. It seems to work best if you use the cheapest explosives.

It takes a long time to play this. I have been playing it for a few hours and I’m only 10% done. Most online flash games you can finish relatively quickly. For that matter many PS4 games have been only a few hours of play compared to the massive investments of time of earlier titles. To me, as wonderful as the Zelda/Final Fantasy universe was I don’t have that kind of time anymore that I had a kid. So I think the shorter game times reflects many things happening in the industry.

  1. More adults are playing games than ever before.
  2. Companies are producing cheaper games and closing divisions.
  3. Games are transitioning to the iPad/smartphones from huge computer based titles.
  4. Its hard to buy a game for $60 when iphone titles are only $5 or maybe $20. Its hard to compete with that.

I know myself that I have enjoyed playing PS games, but the future of the PlayStation looks bleak. With Sony losing money and PS the only division that is making money, Sony executives will find a way to mess that up. It is amazing. Sony which used to have vision is now playing me too. Almost everything it makes is now a me too product.