Helpful links:

Malware Removal help:
- for example on one of these reputable forums: SpywareInfo, Bleeping Computer, Geeks to Go!,
- help in Polish only: Fixitpc.pl.

If your computer is just running slow, and no malware is involved, see this article for some tips and hints: Is your PC running slow…?

Malware Removal guides:
- Virus, Spyware, & Malware Removal Guides (BleepingComputer.com)
- Malware Removal Guides and Tutorials (Geeks to Go Forums)

Windows system protection:
- PC Safety and Security – What Do I Need?

Online safety:
- Online safety brochures, fact sheets, and tip cards (Microsoft.com)

Antivirus benchmarking:
- PassMark Software - reports and reviews for consumer and business security products.
- Do Virus Scanners Slow Down Your System? (Tom's Hardware)

Tests of antivirus programs:
- AV-Comparatives.org
- VB100 (Virus Bulletin)

Identity theft / computer crime:
- The crime of identity theft - it provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
- Identity Theft: What to Do if It Happens to You
- Identity Theft and Identity Fraud

- How to report ID theft, fraud, drive-by installs, hijacking and malware?
- How to report a computer crime: malware by email

Passwords:
- Create strong passwords
- Passwords and how to make them (by Bobbi Flekman)
- The top 50 passwords you should never use
- if you do not use a password manager program (like KeePass or LastPass for example) with a random password generator feature, use an Online Password Generator or Let Wolfram Alpha Create Your Password For You.

Encryption:
- How To Encrypt Individual Files and Folders Using AxCrypt
- Encrypt and Secure Your Data with TrueCrypt

Smartphone security:
- Smartphone Security (SpywareInfo Forum)

Published: 9 December 2010
Updated: 31 March 2013