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20 Ago/10

The 2010 Anti-Virus league tables are out!

The 2010 Anti-Virus league tables are out!

AV Test have now released the results of their 2010 best anti-virus for Windows 7.  The tests put each anti-virus package through a rigorous set of tests to determine not only how good they are at detecting and removing malware and viruses, but also how usable the software is… During the 2nd quarter of 2010 we have tested 19 security products in the areas protection, repair and usability. The “Protection” covers static and dynamic malware detection, including...

20 Lug/10

Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Computer Cleanup, Virus Scanning Tool

Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Computer Cleanup, Virus Scanning Tool

The Emsisoft Emergency kit is a portable computer cleanup and virus scanning tool for Windows. The kit is basically a collection of programs, four to be precise, that can be run without installation from any device that is connected to the computer system. Included in the emergency kit are a disc scanner to check and clean infected systems, a command line scanner that offers the same functionality but without the graphical user interface, a version of HiJackFree, which provides...

3 Giu/10

Panda Announces Cloud Antivirus Pro

Panda Announces Cloud Antivirus Pro

Panda Cloud Antivirus made quite an impact in 2009 when it was officially released after an initial beta testing period. The cloud driven antivirus solution combined effective virus protection with a smaller local footprint and lesser updating hassles thanks to its cloud based design. But resource efficiency is only one benefit of cloud based antivirus solutions. Panda Cloud Antivirus uses a technology that Panda calls Collective Intelligence which collects and processes malware samples...




9 Mar/10

Scan a Windows drive for viruses using Linux

Scan a Windows drive for viruses using Linux

Recently I came into a client who had a Windows XP machine that contained a nasty little virus that rendered the machine nearly unusable. When the machine would boot the CPU was pegging out at 100%, causing the GUI to be nearly unresponsive. I attempted to run AVG, Avast, Malwarebytes – but all for naught. The machine was so slow it seemed as if installing a simple anti-virus tool was going to take me an entire 40 hour work week. So I opted for a different approach. Instead of allowing...

14 Dic/09

Virus Total Uploader Update

Virus Total Uploader Update

Virus Total offers a great service for users who want to check files for malicious code. The main benefit of using Virus Total over locally installed antivirus software is the multi-engine approach as it offers to scan files with dozens of different antivirus engines and databases. The Virus Total service can be used on the website directly by uploading one file to the service or by use of the Virus Total software which recently has been updated to version 2. It was previously only possible...

6 Ott/09

Antivirus Software AVG 9 Released – AVG 9 Free Downloads Soon

Antivirus Software AVG 9 Released – AVG 9 Free Downloads Soon

Security software companies like Symantec, Kaspersky or AVG are releasing new versions of their software programs every year. This year will be a special year though with the release of Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 7 on October 22. Many users will now not only ask about the new features and improvements of the antivirus programs but also if and how they will run under Windows 7. AVG hat a bad year with AVG 8. Many users felt that it was a resource hog, slowing down system...

3 Ott/09

How To Download Microsoft Security Essentials

How To Download Microsoft Security Essentials

Some of you might wonder why I’m writing about this topic again after publishing the two articles Microsoft Security Essentials Final Announced and Microsoft Security Essentials Final Available. The main reason for this third article originates from an article about SEO poisoning that was posted a few days ago at Websense. SEO poisoning describes a method of using SEO to rank rogue websites highly in the search engines for specific search terms. The release of Microsoft’s...

28 Set/09

Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility

Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility

Many antivirus developers offer bootable rescue ISO images of their antivirus software programs so that users can use them to scan the computer system without having to boot into the installed operating systems. Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility combines antivirus rescue disks and system tools (like partitioning programs or boot managers) in one ISO image. This gives the user the means to run multiple antivirus rescue disks and other system tools from one disk or USB drive. The core...

25 Set/09

How To Run Commercial Antivirus Software Without Paying For It

How To Run Commercial Antivirus Software Without Paying For It

This article is not about illegal methods of obtaining software products. But read on if you are interested in how you can protect your computer with the latest antivirus software without having to pay for it. The principle is simply. Most antivirus companies are offering test versions of their products. These versions can usually be tested for 30 or 90 days. All you need to do to protect your computer with antivirus software is to install a new product every 90 days. This means that...

23 Giu/09

Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Now Available

Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Now Available

Microsoft has made available the public beta version of their new free antivirus software program Microsoft Security Essentials which was formerly known as Morro. The antivirus software is available for 32-bit editions of Windows XP and 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. It was formerly speculated that the beta would be limited to users from the United States, Israel, China and Brasil. This is apparently not so as it was possible to download the Microsoft Security...