Each day, many people face various challenges associated with the operation of their computers. One particular problem that they face is the erratic behavior that is displayed after the Operating System, especially Windows, has finished loading. Such behaviors may include, but are not limited to, the mouse moving by itself, the CPU working at 100% without user intervention, files disappearing even though the user did not delete them, and lots of unrelated and unwelcome popup windows appearing when the Internet browser is open. These are usually the signs of viruses and malware on the computer. So, how can you prevent … Continue Reading “The Best Practices for Preventing Viruses and Malware on Your Computer”Continue Reading
Outpost Firewall Pro delivers proactive defense against hackers, spyware, Trojans, botnets, keyloggers, ID theft and other Internet-borne threats. The integrated anti-spyware module defends against the broad range of malicious programs. Its on-demand scanner enables scanning custom locations, while the real-time monitor is constantly on guard against the activation of spyware. File checks complete much faster because the SmarScan2-driven engine examines only items altered since the last scan. The award-winning bidirectional firewall guards users’ network access, keeping them safe from inappropriate or malicious connections, loss of private data, unwanted program activity and risky URLs. The firewall’s unique Attack Detection protects LANs … Continue Reading “Outpost Firewall Pro”Continue Reading
Protection from adware has just stepped up a notch. Lavasoft introduces the latest technology that is designed to fight adware: Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2008 Pro and Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2008 Plus. Here is a run down of what you can expect from these new releases:
Integrated anti-virus protection
Our powerful anti-spyware software now includes extended anti-virus protection for Ad-Aware 2008 Plus and Pro versions.
Improved rootkit removal system
An improved rootkit removal system is now available to address today’s threat framework.
Bigger and better detection
Lavasoft’s new extended anti-virus engine boosts detection to include over one million additional virus and malware … Continue Reading “Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2008 Pro and Plus Versions”
Viewed as the most severe online security threat to both enterprises and consumers, Bots can be used by the external attacker for a wide variety of malicious activities, such as performing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack against an organization’s Web site and collecting confidential information from compromised computers, which can then lead to identity theft and/or distributing spam. Cyber criminals can also use the compromised information for distributing a phishing attack, an attempt to steal personal account information by luring a recipient to respond to a message through a malicious Web site.Continue Reading