protection

Wed
25
Jan
John Lister's picture

Windows 10 Security Simplified

Microsoft is to launch a simplified all-in-one tool for keeping track of security in Windows 10. It's based around what Microsoft is calling the "five pillars of protection." The new tool will be called the Windows Defender Security Center. As the ... name suggests, it's a mixture of Security Centre (a longstanding menu in Windows) and Windows Defender, Windows 10's built-in security software which replaces the old Microsoft Security Essentials. It's currently in testing among users who have signed up for 'fast ring updates', but will be introduced to the general public via ... (view more)

Fri
21
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

How Does Windows Defender Stack Up in Windows 10?

How Does Windows Defender Stack Up in Windows 10? Infopackets Reader Lisa K. writes: " Dear Dennis, I read with interest your article entitled: ' How to Fix: Windows 10 Antivirus Missing, Not Compatible '. After upgrading to Windows 10, my antivirus ... also went missing. So my question is: how does Windows Defender stack up against popular antivirus or antimalware programs? Should I continue to use Windows Defender or should I reinstall my antivirus program? " My response: This is often simply a question of choice, but your computer hardware may also dictate what is most suitable. In my opinion ... (view more)

Mon
17
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Should I use two antivirus at the same time?

Infopackets Reader 'gfaas' writes: " Dear Dennis, What is your opinion of having two antivirus programs installed instead of one? I have Microsoft Security Essentials and Grisoft AVG antivirus. " My response: In my opinion, using two antivirus / ... antimalware programs is better than one for the same reason you would seek the advice of two independent doctors for a life threatening illness. That said, I suggest that you ensure both antivirus / antimalware programs do not conflict with each other, or you will run into resource issues that will cause your computer to slow to a ... (view more)

Fri
17
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Internet Explorer 10: Best Against Malware

A new study has found that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 is the best browser when it comes to defending against malware threats. The study, which was carried out by NSS Labs, involved more than 700 different types of malware. NSS collected data ... over the course of 28 days by studying the impact malicious software had on the built-in protection measures found in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari. Internet Explorer 10 Blocks 99% of Malware Threats NSS says it found that Internet Explorer 10 blocked 99 per cent of the malicious threats tossed its way. (Source: pcworld.com ... (view more)

Wed
21
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Webroot Internet Security Essentials 2011 Review

Update 2011/09/20: save 50% off the full retail price of Webroot Internet Security Essentials (WISE) -- regular $59.95, now only $29.95 USD. This deal expires Friday, Sept 30, 2011 at 11:59PM EST -- so don't wait! This is an excellent deal on ... excellent software. Included is a 30 day money back guarantee. Proceeds support our site! Read on to find out if WISE is for you! Is it time to renew your security software subscription? Are you unsatisfied with your current coverage? In that case, it might be worth taking a closer look at Webroot Internet Security Essentials, which is currently being ... (view more)

Thu
15
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Webroot Internet Security Essentials Review

Update 2011/10/25: Announcing a new version has been released -- Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus 2012. Buy now and get 3 months FREE! Risk Free -- Guaranteed for 70 Days or Your Money Back. Proceeds support our site. Is it time to renew your ... security software subscription? Are you unsatisfied with your current coverage? In that case, it might be worth taking a closer look at Webroot Internet Security Essentials. Read on to find out what we think of Webroot's take on security software, dubbed "Internet Security Essentials". Readers Question: What is The Best Internet Security ... (view more)

Mon
16
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 7 64-Bit Most Secure: Microsoft Report

A recent report revealed that many businesses still have no plans to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, leaving their ailing PCs at higher risk for malware. That may change, however, with a new report suggesting that Windows 7 is five times less ... likely to be infected by malware than its predecessor. Windows 7 Five Times More Secure than XP The study comes from Microsoft's own Security Intelligence Report, which is released annually. The report not only revealed that Windows 7 is five times more secure against malware than a machine running Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), but it was also ... (view more)

Fri
19
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Offers Free Symantec Antivirus to Businesses

Microsoft's recent decision to offer its free Security Essentials software through Windows Update has caused a major uproar amongst antivirus developers . In what appears to be an effort to make at least one major security firm happy, Microsoft has ... partnered up with Symantec to offer that company's software at no charge, too. Retailer PC Mall is also a part of the deal, which involves offering small businesses the Symantec EndPoint Protection Small Edition software package when they buy a new copy of Microsoft's operating system (OS), Windows 7. The offer will be available until the last day ... (view more)

Fri
23
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Debuts (Beta)

Microsoft has unveiled an updated edition of its free security software, dubbed Microsoft Security Essentials. The new edition of Security Essentials is currently in beta edition and offers several new features. Debuting in September 2009, Microsoft ... Security Essentials replaces Windows Live OneCare which was based on a paid subscription model. At the time, OneCare was seen as a potential threat to the commercial cyber security market. (Source: pcworld.com ) Although there's no evidence yet of a significant effect on sales of premium security products, most reviews of Microsoft Security ... (view more)

Wed
23
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

IOBit Security 360 Review

Quite often, I'm asked if it's a good idea to use more than one anti-virus / anti-spyware program at the same time. The answer to this question is both "yes" and "no." Yes: it's a good idea to scan your PC using more than one solution -- whether ... it's anti-virus or anti-spyware -- as it's possible to sniff out additional, missed threats. No: you shouldn't run more than one anti-virus or anti-spyware program at the exact same time as they would likely conflict. So, what's the difference between these two scenarios? Allow me to break it down: Real-Time Protection Real-time protection scans your ... (view more)

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