Guest post by Scott Augenbaum CyberCriminal Tuesday Avoiding cyber crime. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I refer to the Tuesday after CyberMonday as CyberCriminal Tuesday. The following are a number of tips to help you stay safe this holiday season. I am so grateful that after my career with the FBI I can do …
Malware, Virus, Tomato, Tomahto? Recently, I’ve received a few different questions on the concepts of anti-malware and anti-virus programs. Are they the same thing? Which is better? Is PC Matic an anti-malware program? There’s a lot to be said on the matter. But here is the most basic explanation. Malware is a blanket term used …
Study Shows Over 20% of PC Users Lack Real-Time Security PC Matic recently conducted a study on the number of PCs that are currently running without the protection of an anti-virus (AV) solution. A total of 35,609 were scanned for security protection. Out of those, the results were broken down based on operating system. Looking at …
Why Your Traditional AV Isn’t Working According to a recent study completed by KnowBe4, your traditional anti-virus alone is not effective in stopping today’s biggest cyber security threat, ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malware that locks your files or entire PCs and demands a payment to unlock them. In the study, KnowBe4 asked 500 …
The Citadel software disables anti-virus programs on infected PCs so they cannot detect malicious software. This means that if your PC was infected by Citadel, it still is despite the takedown of 1000 Citadel servers.
It is quickly becoming apparent that when this latest version of Avast AV was released it may not have been quite ready for general consumption.
The authorities on antivirus testing and rating have released their lists of the best-performing antivirus programs. Here’s the scoop:
You may still be getting viruses even though you run Norton because of your own computer habits. There are a few steps to take to increase security.
Why we are unlikely to ever see an online heist movie out of Ben Affleck.
A recent study by Imperva (a digital security company from Redwood Shores, CA) has ruffled some feathers within the anti-virus software community.
Microsoft’s EMET app can help fight off an attack until there’s a patch.
Free online security scans are not meant to replace a fully installed and updated antivirus or PC security program.
Here are our top 10 tips to protect your PC from viruses and keep your files and data safe.
Can ‘consumer grade’ anti-virus products protect us against computer viruses the likes of which we have recently seen with Flame & Stuxnet?
Since rogues began to circulate seven or so years ago, they’ve always pretended to be anti-spyware or anti-virus products, imitating the look of many legitimate anti-virus products and even the structure of their product names. In the last two months, however, it has become clear that the rogue writers are trying something new to confuse potential victims.