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How to Protect Yourself from Malwares
Malware, short for malicious software, is software designed to secretly access a computer system without the owner's informed consent. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code.The term "computer virus" is sometimes used as a catch-all phrase to include all types of malware, including true viruses. [Wikipedia]

With the increase in malware "programmers", numerous malwares/spywares are releasing everyday.

Here are some ways to stay safe from most malwares in Windows:

1. OS Installation Directory

Most of them are skids, so they hard-code location names in their apps, instead of getting the System Directory. As you know the default installation of Windows XP, Vista, 7 is C:\Windows. When you are installing an OS, you are asked for the installation location, even Directory name. Just change C:\Windows to something like E:\OSdir, etc. and you should be immune from skid malwares.

Note: Some softwares may stop working this way, since it can be possible that they are using the same idea. Just find an alternative for them.

2. Show Hidden Folders, and System Files

It is really easy to make any file System/Hidden in most programming languages, so most malwares hide their stub using these attributes. It becomes real easy to find them after you unhide them.

3. Use BinText on suspicious apps

You have found a suspiciously hidden App? Open it in BinText, it will display all Text in the app. Most programmers don't hide Text, although it can be done by obfuscating. But there is still a very good chance you can find suspicious information in an app. If you find text like ", etc" then the app is a malware/spyware.

Download BinText now from Official Site

4. Process in Task Manager

Most of the Malwares cannot hide their task from TaskManager. All they do is Disable Task Manager by creating a Key in Registry. Just Download another Task Manager, there are lots, or make one yourself (Google for that), and you can End the Process of the suspicious app.

These are some basic tips that can help you to stay safe from most malwares.
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