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Many types of exploits, viruses, spyware, scams and other threats are present on the web and endanger users daily.  Hilltop works hard to keep abreast of new threats to our users and keep you updated on the most important developing stories.  This page serves to document newly discovered threats so you can avoid them before they cause problems. 

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If you are not running updated antivirus and antispyware software, we recommend the following products:

Windows Defender by Microsoft - provides free protection from spyware threats.

Grisoft AVG Antivirus - provides free or paid protection from virus threats.

 


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Counterfeit Microsoft software on eBay

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Apr 22 2011 at 6:16 pm
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Beware when purchasing Microsoft software, for example, Windows 7, from eBay.  I have noticed a lot of counterfeit copies on eBay of late.  There are several ways to recognize a counterfeit:

Before purchasing this software from eBay, I recommend requesting photos of the actual box (and/or discs) to verify authenticity, as well as a guarantee from the seller that counterfeit software will be accepted for full refund.

For details on counterfeit software, visit http://microsoft.com/howtotell

 

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