antivirus

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)

Thu
06
Sep
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'Comodo Free Firewall', and 'Comodo Antivirus'

COMODO FREE FIREWALL Unfortunately, most firewalls leak. But Comodo Firewall software is unique in that it passes all known leak tests with default settings to ensure the integrity of data entering and exiting your system. http://www.comodo.com/ ... Comodo Antivirus Eliminates Viruses, Worms and Trojans from desktops and networks. Constantly protects with real-time On Access scanning while using a technology called Proactive Heuristic to analyze and intercept unknown threats. Simply bid farewell to viruses and kiss license fees goodbye. http://www.comodo.com/ (view more)

Fri
16
Feb
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'Disk Redactor', and 'Anti-Virus Test File'

Disk Redactor Disk Redactor is a WIPE utility that lets you securely erase any old (deleted) files and prevent them from being recovered. All your private sensitive insecurely erased information will be wiped from free unused space on your drives to ... ensure complete data destruction. This is necessary because when you delete a file, it is not gone forever, and any file removed from the Recycle Bin can be easily recovered! The Windows delete function does not clear the space where the deleted file has been located but only marks an entry in the directory (folder) as deleted. All data and ... (view more)

Tue
30
Nov
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Freeware Antivirus?

Infopackets Reader Donna E. writes: " Dear Dennis, My subscription to Norton AntiVirus is about to expire and I am thinking about switching to a different software company for my virus protection. I have done some reading on the Internet, but I am ... still not sure of which products are the best. I have Windows XP Professional on my computer and use DSL for my Internet connection. PS: Thanks for all of your wonderful advice in the newsletter! " My response: I personally use Symantec Norton AntiVirus on my system, largely because Symantec has an excellent reputation for quickly ... (view more)

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