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A new piece of Malware has been found in Twitch that has the potential to wipe the users Steam wallet and hijack its inventory.


The scam starts with an invitation to a raffle. When the user inputs their name and email, the Malware begins doing its dirty work, adding new friends to your friends list, and buying and selling items.


Twitch support acknowledged the malware in a tweet sent a few days ago, informing users to specifically avoid the “csgoprize” link in chat, which is how the the Malware infects your computer.


Roy Tobin, a Threat Researcher at Webroot, said it was common for popular sites to be targeted in this way.


“There are so many popular social platforms for cyber-criminals to choose from and an easy way for them to target naïve users is to create themed scams,” he explained. “We have seen a number of these types of droppers lately but not in huge numbers; however any type of popular media site will eventually be hit in this way.”


Roy Tobin said that a few simple steps would help protect users in general.


“If something looks too good to be true, it usually is,” he said. “It all comes back to user education, not clicking on links and not executing unknown files. We have seen similar infection routes with embedded comments on YouTube videos and even Facebook comments. Since they originate on known sites, people can be lured into a false sense of security.”


But come on guys and girls — you are all way too smart to get sucked into this kind of junkware, hijackware, greyware even malware, right?


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Original post by Mark Serrels. BTW, we do not recommend that you directly delete those PUAs as some may be sharing system related files (dll/ exe)!


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A few days ago Microsoft released a message on Twitter, that Microsoft will release “big thing“in the upcoming IFA 2014. In response, industry analysts believe that the “big surprise” of Microsoft will not be Windows 9 but a smart watch or other Windows versions as IOT service. As the world’s highest level of the Consumer Electronics Show, IFA will be officially opened on September 9th -10th in Berlin, German.

“Big things are happening in the world of #IFA2014#”
— Windows (@Windows) September 3, 2014

It is noteworthy that the big thing going to happen Microsoft hinted that will happen in its flagship operating system, rather than a hardware device or other third-party hardware.

Last month, Microsoft has officially issued invitations to the medias, according to information implied on the invitation, Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 is expected to debut at the conference, Lumia 830 will has three versions including Verizon, AT & T and T-Mobile. It is reported that, the Verizon version screen size is4.5 inches, while the other two versions is 4.7 inches.

May this year, there is news that Microsoft’s smart wearable watches are being tested, and these smart watches will be launched in October this year. So, from the time new revealed, Microsoft is likely to launch it’s smart watches in the IFA 2014. Another possibility is that Microsoft wants to amplify it’s Windows version, as a preparation for it’s IOT.

Lumia 830 will be unveiled at the press conference with the Lumia 730 which called as the next generation of the selfie phone at the Windows Phone platform. It is also reported that this device is equipped with 5 million pixel front camera and a 6.7 million pixel main camera, the screen size is 4.7 inches, pre-installed with WindowsPhone 8.1 operating system.

What kind of surprise will Microsoft bring us in IFA 2014, it’s still unknown, but with the opening of IFA , everything will soon be announced.

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According to reports of foreign technology website Tech Report, SanDisk will release a new midrange SSD —Ultra II in September this year, recently, SanDisk revealed the product-related information.

It is reported that this is a new SATA SSDs, using Marvell master and 3bit TLC flash memory, which is the most important feature of the product. TLC flash memory read and write speed is slow, but the cache scheme can improve their work performance; while 3bit flash memory is with low power consumption, low latency characteristics, before reading data and other information into the White disk, cache memory can integrate small pieces of the the readers into a big chunk of content.

According to the reports, 120GB Ultra II’s read speed is up to 550MB / s, write speed up to 500MB / s, random 4K reads 81K IOPS, random write 80K IOPS, performance is as excellent as Samsung’s 840 Evo, which is mainly thanks to SanDisk’s nCache 2.0 technology, this technology is actually a flash in SLC mode, and improve its performance and reliability.

SanDisk will launch 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities, four specifications of Ultra II, prices were $ 79.99, $ 114.99, $ 219.99, $ 429.99, approximately every G price is $ 0.45. SanDisk will also offer a three-year warranty for the product.

“Replacing the PC’s hard drive series with SanDisk Ultra SSD is more cost-effective than buying a new one.” Director of SanDisk product marketing Kent Perry said, “Our SSD products provide higher speed and stability than mechanical hard disk, and prices are available at an acceptable range. “

The product is targeted at high-end users, unlike traditional SSD, Ultra Plus SSD firstly using a SLC / MLC hybrid storage, taking into account both the speed and the product durability.

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Do you spend too much time watching videos online – but can’t help it? Here’s the tool you need.


With Speedbit Video Accelerator you’ll be able to watch more videos in less time, thanks to a special technology that accelerates the transferring speed of videos. Speedbit Video Accelerator creates multi-thread connections to the video, which makes it load faster and enables you to start watching them sooner. You’ll also enjoy a perfectly smooth playback, without freezes or buffering times – and even better, with no complicated configuration required!


Speedbit Video Accelerator works with dozens of video sites, including the most popular ones like YouTube, MySpace, DailyMotion, Vimeo and Metacafe, and also sites that are not devoted to video sharing but usually display embedded videos – such as Facebook or Amazon. It accelerates both standard and HD videos, though you’ll need to upgrade to the Premium version for the HD ones. Besides speeding up videos, Speedbit Video Accelerator also lets you share them on Twitter straight away from a small desktop pop-up.


Though the program took a while to work during our tests, I have to say that in the end results were pretty impressive, both on Internet Explorer and Firefox. Videos took much less to load and playback was seamless. So if the program takes a while to ‘wake up’, just be patient: it’s worth the wait.


Speedbit Video Accelerator reduces loading times and buffering of online videos to ensure a smooth, continuous playback. While, it akes a while to start working. Hit here if you wish to get help with unwanted software on your Windows. Meantime, we can help you resolve typical errors on Windows-based computer.


You weren’t hit with advertising, adware, bloatware, etc from every corner. When you install you can obviously opt out of the home page set and such, the plugin I installed which then gives you links to Amazon and others, yay. : I also (after restarting for the video plugin in Firefox) get another plugin that wants to install (Search Predict), no thanks. Really, this is a bloated software with more advertising than Google. I will say that it does well to enhance video playback on the web, my videos were sharper, non skippy, etc… Download and convert, fairly standard speed, nothing spectacular. All in all, if it was a straight up program without all the fluff, I would enjoy it, maybe… for now, I’ll stick with others. Remove it for good, performance and for security!


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Windows 8’s market performance was disappointing, while Windows 9 is highly anticipated. Compared to Windows 8, Windows 9 will make a lot of changes, of which there will be a return to the Start menu. Latest news shows, in addition to the return of the Start menu, Windows 9 will have a brand new taskbar, as well as a large-scale improvements of UI interface.

Windows 9 is a major update version. News exposed the latest Start menu design of Windows 9, the start menu design combines traditional desktop and Modern UI elements. But then there are those who point out that the screenshot of the start menu is alleged to be fraud, but Microsoft officials did not respond to this issue.
In addition to the Start menu, news said that Windows 9 will bring a new taskbar and great improvements in the UI interface, including Cortana voice assistant and desktop gadgets, etc.
Speaking on the taskbar, the task bar of Windows 9 will have a “dynamic icons” and “at a glance” view mode, and the Cortana voice assistant which attractive by Microsoft will also appear on the taskbar.
The UI interface will be more Modernized and more flat. In addition, some desktop gadget may return to Windows 9.
Many rumors of Windows 9 keep popping up, but Microsoft officials have been held attitude of no responding, maybe we can uncover the mystery of Windows 9 only by waiting til the its release.

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