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20 Ago/10

The 2010 Anti-Virus league tables are out!

The 2010 Anti-Virus league tables are out!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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”...

2 Feb/10

Avira Most Phished Brands January 2010

Avira Most Phished Brands January 2010

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Phishing is still one of the biggest threats that users face on the Internet these days. Many security programs and web browsers offer phishing protection but these only catch the known phishing attacks which means that users still have to cope with the unknown attacks until they are identified by the applications. Avira has published their January statistics of the most phished brands. This information can be helpful to identify...

29 Gen/10

Avira Malware File-Extension Statistics

Avira Malware File-Extension Statistics

Malware is a generic term for trojans, viruses, worms, keyloggers, rootkits and other malicious code. The Avira blog has posted an interesting statistic about the malware that gets distributed by urls either in emails, on websites or other ways. Most computer users probably associated file types like exe as dangerous when they encounter them on websites or in emails and might be surprised that those files only make up 53% of the file extensions used. Followed by no file type at all (e.g....




19 Dic/09

Top List Of Brands That Experienced The Most Phishing Attacks In 2009

Top List Of Brands That Experienced The Most Phishing Attacks In 2009

Avira has published a top list of brands that experienced the most phishing attacks in 2009. The top 3 brands according to their chart are PayPal with 32205 threats followed by Chase Bank with 25901 threats and eBay with 18738 threats. Each threat in this case refers to a unique Internet address that was being used to phish data from users. One interesting aspect of the chart is that Chase Bank and ebay battled it out for most of the year and that PayPal began its rise in December which...

22 Nov/09

Antivir Maker Avira Changes Update System

Antivir Maker Avira Changes Update System

We ran a post in the beginning of this month (read: Avira Antivir Update Hangs)that mentioned a growing problem that users of Avira Antivir were experiencing. The problem these users were experiencing was a permanent update failure during the virus definition update of the antivirus software. Some users were able to fix these difficulties by manually updating their Antivir installation, others were not able to solve the problem and decided to switch to other security software programs...

8 Dic/08

Microsoft, nel 2009 l’antivirus gratuito. I concorrenti: «È la sua resa»

Microsoft, nel 2009 l’antivirus gratuito. I concorrenti: «È la sua resa»

Il Sole 24 Ore La disponibilità è fissata per la seconda metà del prossimo anno. Per quella data Microsoft intende distribuire gratuitamente un nuovo software anti-virus, nome in codice “Morro“, che andrà a sostituire l’attuale suite per la sicurezza a pagamento (con sottoscrizione) del colosso di Redmond, Windows Live OneCare. Nell’annunciare questa “rivoluzione”, che ovviamente mette in apprensione gli storici produttori di pacchetti di...