antivirus

Fri
16
Oct
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Total Security 2009: Total Scam (Ransomware)

What's worse than downloading fake antivirus software and paying to "clean" your system of a virus that never existed in the first place? How about being locked out of your PC and having your files held for a $79.95 ransom? Malware Peddlers Up the ... Ante with Ransomware In the past, malware peddlers cashed in after coaxing innocent people into purchasing fake software they don't need. In an effort to spike profits, however, malware scammers are now upping the ante by infecting PCs and demanding users pay a set ransom to retrieve their files and documents. All it takes is 1 wrong click ... (view more)

Tue
14
Jul
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Infopackets + PC Tools: Software Bonanza 2009

Note: Use Coupon Code INFOPACKETS30 at checkout to receive discount (up to 66% savings). Read below for full details -- or click here to visit PC Tools site now! Dennis here from Infopackets with a summer sizzler on simply sensational software! As ... most of you are already aware, we regularly recommend three award-winning software programs by PC Tools in our email newsletters, namely: Spyware Doctor with Antivirus, Spyware Doctor and Registry Mechanic. These programs are not only essential PC utilities in their own right, but they are also at the top of their class and continue to receive rave ... (view more)

Mon
08
Jun
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I've been Hacked! What to do?

Infopackets Reader 'Peneloppe' writes: " I have been hacked by someone I know through my IP address, and this is easy for him since he is a hacker. I have Kazpersky anti virus but still he has been able to tag all my conversations through Internet ... because he gets my IP addresses all the time. Before he used Trojans because he had access to my PC (not anymore). He has shown me files and files of all my conversations. At this point don't know what to do! Please I need help and want to report him to put an end to this never ending story. I am tired of him trying to have control over my personal ... (view more)

Wed
20
May
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Trojan Alert: Windows 7 RC1, FIFA World Cup Virus

Cybercriminals are continuing to target major news stories and global events such as the recent release of Windows 7 release candidate (RC) and results of the FIFA World Cup. It has been reported that thousands of Windows 7 builds downloaded on ... Torrent and P2P sharing sites contain a malicious Trojan designed to target personal information and has the potential to cause system failure and identity theft. Phishing attacks have targeted the 2010 FIFA World Cup Tournament and evidence suggests that the attacks will continue to escalate, as demonstrated during the previous FIFA World Cup which ... (view more)

Thu
16
Apr
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'Cache Booster', and 'Comodo Firewall And Antivirus Suite'

Cache Booster AnalogX CacheBooster allows you to tweak your hard disk caching to help achieve the best possible performance from your system. Different types of programs require different settings, which is why CacheBooster comes configured with ... many of the most common uses which will automatically reconfigure themselves for your system! http://www.analogx.com Comodo Firewall And Antivirus Suite This award-winning firewall is designed to prevent unauthorized hackers from obtaining your private information. Comodo's antivirus software will scan your computer and remove viruses on a schedule ... (view more)

Mon
23
Feb
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Spyware Doctor With Antivirus Review

If you're lucky, spyware will slow down your computer and make your daily use a frustrating experience. That is *NOT* a typo. If you are lucky, that's what will happen ... but if you are unlucky, spyware will leave your computer as good as useless, ... steal your personal data, banking information, credit card numbers, and passwords -- and make your life a living hell. What is the Difference between Spyware, Malware, and a Virus? There are distinct classifications for rogue software: all of which cause harm to your PC in some way or another. The terms spyware and malware generally refer to ... (view more)

Wed
31
Dec
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400,000 PCs infected with Fake 'Antivirus 2009' Software, says Microsoft

The second month of Microsoft's campaign against fake security software has resulted in the removal of the rogue "Antivirus 2009" application from almost 400,000 infected PCs. (Source: computerworld.com ) Microsoft claims that December's version of ... the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) -- the free utility included in Windows Update every month -- specifically targeted "Antivirus 2009." According to Microsoft, MSRT removed the rogue application from over 394,000 PCs in the first nine days after it was released on December 9. Last month Microsoft claimed it purged programs called "Advanced ... (view more)

Tue
16
Dec
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Internet Security Is Losing The Online War

Despite the efforts of the computer security industry, malicious software is reportedly spreading faster than ever and security researchers have acknowledged that they cannot seem to get ahead of the onslaught. Internet security is broken and it ... appears that nobody knows quite how to fix it. This so-called malware surreptitiously takes over a PC then uses it to spread more malware to other machines exponentially. (Source: informationweek.com ) A conservative estimate by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says that as more businesses and people move onto the Web, criminals ... (view more)

Wed
03
Dec
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Apple Finally Recommends Antivirus Protection

It seems as if the pot has finally called the kettle black. After routinely needling Microsoft and PC users for having to run antivirus programs, Apple has finally recommended that owners of its hardware use similar software to protect their ... computers. Traditionally, Apple hardware and the Mac operating system have been free from viral or spyware attacks for one very simple reason: too few people actually use those systems. From a spyware goon's perspective: if only about 5 per cent of computer owners are Apply users, then why design a spyware program or hack for such a small segment of the ... (view more)

Fri
21
Nov
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Microsoft Free Antivirus: Coming Soon

The antivirus software industry may change dramatically now that Microsoft has announced it will be offering free protection in the near future. The Redmond-based giant has revealed that it will terminate sales of its popular Windows Live OneCare ... security suite and will instead offer a slimmed-down version called "Morro" in its place -- for free. The switch will be effective June 30, 2009 and could have homicidal ramifications for other popular antivirus makers like McAfee, Symantec, and Trend Micro. (Source: pcworld.com ) Some are heralding the move as a sort of socialist godsend. The free ... (view more)

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