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The USB malware vector

You're having a coffee and surfing when an apologetic stranger asks if she can charge her Android phone on your USB port. But she's installing malware on your PC. Here's how to stop it.

August 19, 2014 by

The Windows 8 logo is a widescreen tablet

New version of Windows, new logo; it's pretty routine. Except for Windows 7 which pretty much reinstated the Windows XP logo; if you see significance in everything you might feel that was an attempt to avoid the unfortunate associations with Vista (a version of Windows that had plenty of excellent improvements and advances, as long as you put it on a new PC with 4GB of RAM).

February 19, 2012 by

Bank theft goes truly mobile

Getting malware onto smartphones has until now involved a PC somewhere along the way, but that's about to change. Next-generation mobile malware is only months away, which will attack the device directly, leading to developments such as mobile botnets, according to Amil Klein, chief technology officer at Trusteer.

May 16, 2011

Windows 7 more malware-resistant than XP/Vista

If you're a Windows user that's holding onto your Vista or XP installation, then this recent security report from Microsoft might make you think about switching to Windows 7.

May 14, 2011

Android and Facebook attract more malware attacks

Android smartphones and Facebook are attracting more attention from malware writers, according to the AVG Community Powered Threat Report Q1 2011, which is a sort of "online neighborhood watch". In the PC market, there has been "an explosion in Blackhole Exploit Kits", which are mainly used to attack sercurity flaws in Oracle's Java and Adobe Reader.

April 20, 2011 by

Has Windows 7 already passed XP in the UK?

Microsoft Windows 7 is the fastest-selling PC operating system of all time, which it should be because the market is bigger now than when Vista and XP were launched. There's still some uncertainty about when -- not if -- it will be bigger than XP, but on StatCounter's numbers, Windows 7 has already overtaken XP in the UK.

April 11, 2011 by

The sorry state of antivirus software

I've lost count of the number of times I've come across an 'expert' telling some poor soul who's had their PC trashed by malware that it was all their fault and that the problem could have been easily prevented by installing an antivirus package, and keeping that package up-to-date.If only life were that simple ...

November 14, 2010

Free Windows 7 Virus Protection

With Windows 7 making buzz round the corner the security and protection have been started to get consolidated for pc running windows 7 operating systems. After all this time it seems that Microsoft has finally come out with their own malware and virus protection software.

April 19, 2010

Get Ride of Security Essential 2010

Security Essential 2010 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the family of Internet Security 2010. This malware is installed in PC by Trojans which pretend to be Flash update claiming to be an essential software to view video online.

April 8, 2010

Beware of Vista Antivirus Pro 2010

Vista Antivirus Pro 2010 is the renamed version of XP antivirus Pro 2010 which is specially designed to attack on computers with Windows Vista platform. When this malware attacks on PC, we start seeing various pop-ups and alerts showing a message ‘your PC is infected and hackers try to attack the PC’.

April 4, 2010

How to Remove Windows Antivirus 7

Antivirus 7 is a dangerous anti-spyware program which belongs to the family of Antivir rogue malwares. In a way, this antivirus is a complementary malware for Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 7, alike its past versions Pro XP Antivirus and Pro Vista Antivirus.

April 1, 2010

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