Surfing the Internet using a My.T or Emtel (or some other local ISP) connection, and your homepage is www.google.com you would most likely be redirected to www.google.mu. In case, you are using a VPN google.ccTLD will be chosen according to your public IP.… Read more ➡
The topic was raised in the Mauritius Internet Users mail list where Shelly asked about a non-technical method to identify applications on which a website is running. SM suggested her to try Wappalyzer browser extension. I use that too, since a long time.… Read more ➡
I recently wrote about whether Ask.com toolbar is a malware. Discussions on Facebook and the Mauritius Internet Users mail list triggered how ask.com happens to be the 10th most visited website in Mauritius. One possible explanation is that Ask.com toolbar is selected by default in partner applications like Oracle Java RE, Nero suite etc.… Read more ➡
Last week during discussions on the Mauritius Internet Users mail list about the Ask.com toolbar to behave like malware, S. Moonesamy mentioned he installed the toolbar and when removed it remained enabled as an add-on in the browser.
I mentioned I would test on my end after downloading an evaluation copy of Microsoft Windows 8.1 :-)
I downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 in a virtual machine to carry my tests.… Read more ➡
Google is used by many to look for information on the Internet. The most basic search method is typing a word or a bunch of words in the Google textbox and hitting the search button. The words that we type are called keywords as they would be only the essential parts of a whole sentence that we have in mind.… Read more ➡