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SystHeal Optimizer

SystHeal Pro v2.2 is one of the cogent and reliable software optimizer that has various efficacious features creditable for provide...

February 16, 2014 by Systheal

Microsoft leads attack on ZeroAccess botnet

Microsoft has announced it worked with police in Europe and the United States to disrupt a "dangerous" army of virus-infected computers used to hijack searches at Google, Bing and Yahoo.

December 5, 2013

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Think you got a virus? Microsoft to the rescue!A few weeks ago, with little fanfare, Microsoft released a new downloadable on-demand security scanner to help techies deal with malware outbreaks

May 11, 2011

Outlook 2000 SR-1 Email Security Update

Use this update to protect against viruses spread via attachments in e-mail. Once you install this update, you will not be able to...

June 8, 2000 by Microsoft

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

From Gimmiv to Conficker: The lucrative MS08-067 flaw

GENEVA -- The critical MS08-067 vulnerability used by the Conficker worm to build a powerful botnet continues to be a lucrative security hole for cyber criminals.During a presentation at the Virus Bulletin 2009 conference here, a trio of Microsoft researchers dissected the malware attacks linked to MS08-067 and found that criminal gangs are still exploiting the flaw to plant data-theft Trojans on vulnerable Windows machines.

September 22, 2009 by

Should "Patch Tuesday" updates include a free virus scan?

Nobody like computer malware. Well, OK, those that make it do, and those that make a livelihood protecting us from it do, but for everyone else it's a malignant scourge. Given that every month Microsoft sends all us Windows users a big bundle of patches, shouldn't that update come with a complimentary virus scan?

September 21, 2009 by

Conficker Not Targeting Microsoft Windows Mobile Devices

Conficker Not Targeting Microsoft Windows Mobile DevicesAuthor: Eric Everson, MyMobiSafeWith the digital security world buzzing today due to the recent mutations of the infamous Conficker virus, many mobile users are concerned that their Windows Mobile handset could be in jeopardy too. The reality is that this Conficker scare is actually just computer-based and so far we haven’t been able to identify any mobile-based variants that allow this threat to bleed into the mobile industry.

April 1, 2009

Malware found in Lenovo software package

Computer maker Lenovo is shipping a malware-infected software package to Windows XP users, according to warning from anti-virus researchers at Microsoft.The malicious file was identified by Microsoft as Win32/Meredrop, a Trojan dropper that is used to install and execute multiple malicious executables on an infected computer.

November 19, 2008 by

Microsoft aims to close Patch Tuesday vulnerability window

Microsoft is upping the ante in an effort to head off hackers at the Patch Tuesday pass.Ryan Naraine reports:The new Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), which will be formally announced at Black Hat USA 2008 here, will give anti-virus, intrusion prevention/detection and corporate network security vendors a head start to add signatures and filters to protect against Microsoft software vulnerabilities.

August 4, 2008 by

Virtual labs and education

Yesterday, I asked for people to share their thoughts via a guest blog on virtualization in Ed Tech.   Guest blogger Erik Josowitz provided us with the following (thanks, Erik).  Feel free to talk back or submit your own guest blog with some specific experiences or implementation details. Virtualization is great tool but, like any Swiss-Army knife, success with it depends on the task at hand. One of the places that people get into trouble with virtualization is when they try to use out-of-the-box virtual infrastructure with non-technical audiences. Virtualization is a great solution but often is not a complete solution.In education we've frequently seen challenges that look like appropriate places to implement a virtualization solution, only to find that the end-result is not fully usable by the intended audience. One example is providing hands-on lab environments to support application training. Success in the workforce today depends on high-level application skills and there is no better way for students to attain those skills than through hands-on use of the software applications. Many educational institutions provide computer lab environments to help support their student population and provide access to necessary software applications. Many of these lab environments have become the source of IT management problems as they become virus-ridden, get subverted as distribution sites for pirated software or music, or just plain have the normal IT management issues associated with a shared resource in a public environment. For many institutions their student population brings with them their own PCs which solves one problem but creates another. The lab issues diminish but the problems of providing secure access to software (and software licenses) often takes its place.The answer, we've found, is virtual lab management - using virtualization to deliver secure computing environments as a shared resource. Virtual labs allow administrators to serve up a clean and unchangeable environment for each student - in the lab or on their own PC - on-demand. This makes it easy to provide access to applications that students either can't afford individually or that their home PCs cannot support. It makes it simple to track and monitor lab usage and to control the use of resources so that systems are not subverted into file servers. Virtual lab management sits on top of virtualization (from Microsoft or VMware) and tells it what to deliver and to who. It makes it easy for non-technical users to select the types of applications they need from a menu and to gain access to those environments without needing to understand virtualization, networking, hosts systems or anything about how it gets delivered. Best of all, virtual labs make it easy to manage capacity. By scheduling time in the lab environment the shared resource is managed for maximum utilization. If more capacity is needed it is simple to add additional resources to the system. The end-users simply see an increase in availability.Virtualization may not be a panacea for educational institutions, but for a subset of problems, a centralized virtual lab may enable technology administrators to focus their time and attention on enabling learning rather than administering systems.

December 19, 2007 by

Microsoft's antivirus deletes users' e-mails

Microsoft has admitted that its Live OneCare security suite has been accidentally deleting some users' Outlook and Outlook Express e-mails.According to postings on Microsoft's OneCare forum, erasures have been caused when the antivirus program finds a virus in an e-mail attachment.

March 11, 2007 by

A fifth MS Word zero-day?

Virus trackers at Symantec have raised an alert for what is believed to be a fifth unpatched -- and previously unknown -- security flaw affecting Microsoft Word.

January 30, 2007 by

Worm spreads through Symantec AV hole

A worm which scans for various Windows and Symantec AV vulnerabilities spread with though a limited number of Universities in the US and Australia.  Although these vulnerabilities were patched by Microsoft and Symantec, the worm probed for vulnerability on port 2967 looking for a Symantec anti-virus client vulnerability found in May of 2006.

November 28, 2006 by

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