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Safe Invaders

Safe Invaders is the most up-to-date tool to protect you from the effects of the latest computer viruses including spyware, adware,...

March 12, 2014 by Acumind Technology

Microsoft flags malware that poses as police

Microsoft has warned people of a localised strain of malware that masquerades as a message from a country's local law enforcement.The 'ransomware' — malware that takes control of a user's device and demands payment to unlock the computer — was detailed by Microsoft on Monday.

December 19, 2011 by

Anvi Rescue Disk

Anvi Rescue Disk was designed to be used when regular antivirus software fails in detecting and cleaning a system of various infections....

January 20, 2013 by Anvisoft

Hotmail used to launch extortion scam

A Hotmail user logged into their account this week to find that scammers had deleted all their e-mails except for one, which was from a hacker demanding cash in exchange for restoring the lost information, according to Websense.Websense said this scam is a variant of ransomware, which is a malicious program that encrypts documents on the victim's computer and asks for a payment in order to decrypt the files.

December 12, 2006 by

Beware of ransomware, firm warns

Smaller companies should back up their data if they want to avoid being held to ransom by hackers, a security company has warned.Hackers are using sophisticated ransomware, which is malicious code, to hijack a company's user files, encrypt them and then demand payment in exchange for the decryption key, Kaspersky Labs said on Monday.

July 24, 2006 by

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