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How to remove malware using Kaspersky Rescue Disk

by Shanmuga
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We have seen the benefits of an anti-malware rescue disk which is nothing but a CD/DVD disk or an USB stick containing a malware removal software when used as a last resort to clean an excessively infected system. Check our list of FREE Anti-virus rescue disks. Kaspersky Rescue Disk is one of the tool I

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Remove Malware using Anti-Malware Rescue Disk

by Shanmuga
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Have you ever come across malware infections serious enough to make booting into the operating system difficult? Multiple pop-ups and other fake system messages that make your system crawl or imagine a situation where the malware makes it impossible to run any application let alone an anti-virus utility. A perfect setting to burn yourself a

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ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall Free on Tuesday

by Shanmuga
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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd is providing its flagship personal firewall product ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall for free for 24 hours starting on Tuesday. This offer comes along with Identity Guard Basic Protection from Intersections Inc.

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Microsoft Security Essentials – Real-time protection, Alert levels and Actions

by Shanmuga

This is Part Three of our series on Microsoft Security Essentials, earlier parts dealt with How to download, Install and Update MSE in Part one and How to Set-up Microsoft Security Essentials in Part two. This final part explains the real-time protection, various levels of alert and the actions recommended by Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)

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Microsoft Security Essentials – How to Set-up

by Shanmuga

This is Part Two of the series on Microsoft Security Essentials. We have seen How to download, Install and Update Microsoft Security Essentials in Part one. This part explains the options available in the program and how to choose the settings for an optimal scan and Part three deals with Microsoft Security Essentials – Real-time

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Microsoft Security Essentials – How to download, Install and Update

by Shanmuga

This is part one of the series on Microsoft Security Essentials. How to Set-up Microsoft Security Essentials in Part two and Microsoft Security Essentials – Real-time protection, Alert levels and Actions in Part three. Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is a no-cost security software for your PC from Microsoft. It can provide protection against all kinds

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AV-Comparatives picks eight proactive antimalware winners

by Shanmuga

"To recap, there were two sets of malware: Set A, which contains malware from December 2007 to December 2008 (of which most products could detect over 97 percent), and Set B, which contains malware from the last seven months (1.6 million samples). The set included the following categories of malware: Trojans (69.5 percent), Backdoors/Bots (20.7

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Antivirus Uninstallers – Remove security software cleanly

by Shanmuga

Computer security software like anti-virus and firewall programs are notorious for leaving behind file and registry traces when uninstalled. I have found that using the in-built uninstaller via Start > Control Panel > Add\Remove Programs first and then followed by the official clean-up tool released by the respective vendor is quite effective in removing the

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New Bios attack renders anti-virus useless

by Shanmuga

"A new form of attack that installs a rootkit directly onto a computer’s Bios system would render anti-virus software useless, researchers have warned…The researchers devised a 100-line Python script that could be flashed onto the Bios to install a rootkit. Because the Bios software activates before any other program on a computer when it starts

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Anti-virus Rescue CD/DVDs

by Shanmuga

An antimalware rescue cd or dvd is essentially a portable operating system along with a portable version of an anti-malware software application. They run completely from the CD/DVD media and allows access to your computer’s operating system and hard disks. This makes it possible to use them to scan the system for malware infections, recover

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Is Antivirus Dead?

by Shanmuga

"…antivirus programs have been getting less effective as new viruses are more frequent and existing viruses mutate faster. Yes, antivirus companies are forever playing catch-up, trying to create signatures for new viruses. Yes, signature-based antivirus software won’t protect you when a virus is new, before the signature is added to the detection program. Antivirus is

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Microsoft Security Essentials – What you need to know?

by Shanmuga

What is Microsoft Security Essentials? Microsoft Security Essentials, formerly known as Morro is a free, signature-based, basic antivirus, anti-spyware product that is the replacement for Windows Live OneCare. MSE is similar to Windows Defender that is included by default with Windows Vista and Windows 7, but includes antivirus definitions in additon to antispyware definitions. As

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Free Kaspersky Virus Removal Software

by Shanmuga

Not many would know that Kaspersky Labs the publishers of the Kaspersky antivirus provides an excellent freeware tool for removing all kinds of Malware. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a fully functional, on-demand and frequently updated utility that can detect and remove viruses, Trojans, worms, Spyware, Adware and rootkits from a PC. This tool is

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Which free antivirus software is best for you?

by Shanmuga

"Free antivirus programs vary just as much as paid security programs do in the quality of their protection. And frugal computer users on the hunt for no-cost antivirus software — already faced with tons of options — will have even more to choose from when new free offerings from Microsoft and Panda join the programs

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Adware vendor Zango shuts its doors

by Shanmuga

"Zango, the adware distributor that was fined $3 million by the Federal Trade Commission in 2006 for sneaking software on people’s PCs, has closed its doors. Zango’s former chief technology officer blamed the company’s demise on several factors, but at the top of the list were the very practices that got it in hot water

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SpywareBlaster 4.2

by Shanmuga

SpywareBlaster, a free prevention software that protects against installation of various Malware and other potentially unwanted software is updated to version 4.2. This freeware works by protecting major web browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox. According to the author, this release provides enhanced protection, performance, and bug fixes. The version 4.2 runs on Windows versions

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50 Free Temporary, Disposable and Forwarding Email Services

by Shanmuga

Every time you give out your email address on the web, you risk getting your email address abused by spammers. Instead of giving out your private email address, give out a temporary Disposable email address (DEA) which receives the messages and forwards to your private email address or displays it on the providers Website. The

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CCleaner without Yahoo Toolbar (No Toolbar Slim Version)

by Shanmuga

CCleaner (previously known as CrapCleaner) is a Windows freeware tool that does an excellent job of freeing up your hard drive space by cleaning out unwanted files from your system. It protects your privacy by erasing the traces of your browser activities. CCleaner also acts as a registry cleaner. It comes highly recommended by many

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How to disable ads in FeedDemon

by Shanmuga

Q: I am seeing too many ads in my free rss reader FeedDemon, how do I remove them? – Budfred A: For those who are not aware FeedDemon is the most popular desktop RSS reader for Windows. Originally a paid application, it was made free about an year ago. There are generally two areas where

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3 Free Anti-Spam Programs

by Shanmuga

"If viruses are the scourge of the information age, spam is the court jester. Essentially harmless if deleted, spam, or unsolicited email, is employed for all kinds of purposes. It can pitch real products and services, it can "phish" for personal information used to steal your credit or identity, it can transport malicious code that

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ZoneAlarm Pro FREE for one day

by Shanmuga

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd the company behind ZoneAlarm security solutions is likely to offer its product ZoneAlarm Pro security package for free with one year’s subscription. This offer is available for only 24 hours beginning 6 AM PDT on November 18, 2008.

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AVG antivirus update accidentally cripples Windows XP PCs

by Shanmuga

"According to messages on AVG’s support forums and its own support site, an update released late Saturday for the company’s security software fingered the "user32.dll" file as a Trojan horse. As per the program’s settings, the AVG software, including the newest version 8.0 and its predecessor 7.5, shut the .dll away in quarantine. The result:

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Get Free Anti-virus and Free Anti-spyware!

by Shanmuga

Norton Security Scan is a free antivirus tool provided by Symantec, the makers of Norton Anti Virus line of software products. Norton Security Scan provides on-demand scanning (must be manually run) and removal or repair of Viruses, Trojan horses and Hack tools like keyloggers, etc.

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