Author Archives: Bryce Whitty

About Bryce Whitty

Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

How does my computer get infected with Adware and Spyware?

If you are reading this article and you are on a Windows PC, chances are that your computer is or has been infected with Adware or Spyware at some point. Even if you are technically literate and you have all the prevention software such as Ad-Aware and Spybot for the …

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The Unlikely Computer Repair

I was recently talking to a fellow computer technician who owns a bricks and mortar computer shop and has a few techies below him. He told me a story of a very unlikely scenario that occurred when repairing a computer.

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How to Remove AntiSpyLab (Spyware Sheriff)

AntiSpyLab (spyware sheriff) is a fake anti-spyware program (very closely related to SpyFalcon) that is designed to fool users into paying for a full version of the program in order to remove a supposed infection which the ‘free version’ put there in the first place. We had done a case …

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How to remove SpyFalcon

Spyfalcon is a new rogue anti-spyware program that is designed to fool users into paying for a full version of the program in order to remove a supposed infection which the ‘free version’ put there in the first place.

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Physical Security Considerations: Data Extraction

Do you have one of those USB pendrives? Maybe an MP3 player? How about a USB watch? Or a mobile phone with a USB port? And how many work on a computer with USB ports? Now, of those with your hands raised, how many work with data which could be …

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Windows XP Home License Agreement Translated

Many technicians in the computer industry install copies of WindowXP Home onto systems multiple times a week and everytime you do, you are agreeing to the Windows XP EULA (End User License Agreement). Most people just click the “I Agree” and accept it as the usual legal mumbo-jumbo. Since you …

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Anti-Virus Software: Not A Magic Solution

Most people, these days, seem to have antivirus software on their computers. Partly, I suspect this is due to it being preinstalled by the shop they bought the computer from, but also, it is due in part to better education of users on how to prevent viruses. Of course, simply …

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Case Study: Removing a virus/adware (AntiSpyLab)

In this article I will be demonstrating how a virus/adware was found on a clients PC and how it was removed without the use of Virus scanners or adware removing software as they were unable to detect it.

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Marketing your Computer Business on a small budget

The advantages that the internet brings to the market today are truly impressive. A business owner can create a business and market it effectively for a small cost.

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The Importance Of Patching

In a state of complete exhaustion from having to clean friends’ computers repeatedly of viruses and other malware, I’m going to babble on a bit about patching and updating your software.

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