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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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Antivir Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

As soon as the user tricked into visiting the compromised website, the browser is minimized and a dialogue box titled “Message from webpage” pops up with a message “Warning!!! Your personal computer needs to install antivirus software! Antivir can perform fast and free virus and malicious software scan of your compute“. Clicking on Ok or

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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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Internet Antivirus Pro Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Belonging to the family of Personal Antivirus, General Antivirus etc., this scareware first appeared on the scene in the later half of the year 2008 and is still going strong. It is identified by various antivirus engines as Adware.InternetAntivirusPro, RogueAntiSpyware.InternetAntivirus, Win32.InternetAntivirusPro.m, Win32.Banker and Win-Trojan/Fakealert. As a typical scareware it displays misleading alerts about non-existent infections

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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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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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Windows Protection Suite Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Windows Protection Suite is a rogue security software. On visiting an infected Website, this rogue security application triggers a popup dialogue box with the text: “Warning! Your PC is at risk of virus and malware attack. Your system requires immediate check! System Security will perform a quick and free scan of your PC for viruses

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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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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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Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 5 released

by Shanmuga

The half-yearly Microsoft Security Intelligence Report provides an analysis of data collected by Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and other Microsoft security products. It provides trends in software vulnerability disclosures, E-Mail Threats, Spam and Phishing and malicious and potentially unwanted software. Some of the interesting trends noticed in Malicious and Potentially Unwanted Software are: In

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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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Free tool blocks Facebook, MySpace, and Yahoo ActiveX vulnerabilities

by Shanmuga

"A researcher over at the Internet Storm Center has created a powerful GUI that will set the kill-bits on vulnerable ActiveX controls used in Facebook, Myspace, and Yahoo apps. These popular apps came under attack on Monday after researchers Elazar Broad and Krystian Kloskowski disclosed their findings to a online security newsgroup.

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