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Anti-Virus Quarantine

AVGater exploit can abuse the Anti-Virus Quarantine to infect your system

You trust your antivirus software to protect your PC from malicious attacks but what if the Anti-Virus Quarantine feature is itself compromised. A recent finding shows that malware quarantine feature of several antivirus products was abused by local attackers to […]

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Windows adapting AV ecosystem to better protect Windows 10 users

Last month, Microsoft had announced that they are partnering with AV vendors to adapt the AV ecosystem that will provide better protection to the Windows 10 users. Now, Microsoft has evolved the Windows approach to AV after considering partner feedback. […]

webroot

Webroot Antivirus flags Windows system files as malware

It’s a rare sight to witness antivirus products flagging genuine websites as phishing websites and authentic files as malware, as has been the case with Webroot Antivirus. The program that claims to provide real-time protection for PC’s and Mac’s mistakenly […]

Avast Software

Avast Software to acquire AVG for $1.3B

Avast Software, the antivirus giant with a user-base of 230 million users has announced its plan to acquire its rival AVG for $1.3 billion. The initial process of this acquisition has already started and it will be an all-cash deal. […]

Avast Free Antivirus 2016

Avast Free Antivirus 2016 now includes Avast Passwords

Avast Free Antivirus 2016 is here and has come with a lot of new features. It offers the usual anti-malware and antivirus protection, and along with it, it also offers several other features. Some of these features include unwanted toolbar […]

Panda Antivirus

Panda AntiVirus update likely to brick Windows Systems on restart

“Do not restart your PC if you are using Panda Antivirus”. This is the advice that you should follow immediately. Panda AntiVirus is one of its kind first antivirus based on cloud computing. It does not use much of user’s PC […]

Symantec

The AntiVirus is dead, says Symantec

Symantec, the company, who has been in the Antivirus business for the last quarter of the century, has said that the AntiVirus is dead and that the future prospects of Antivirus business look bleak and it does not look a money […]

Fix for crashing Antivirus software on Windows 8 / 7 released

If you have been noticing that at times your antivirus software has been crashing on Windows, you might to download and apply this hotfix. Microsoft has just released a hotfix to fix crashing Antivirus software on Windows. Antivirus software crashing […]

Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus gets Cloud Protection, Intelligent Repair System

Yesterday, Avira made an important announcement that it is adding two important features to its Free Antivirus Programs, that is Cloud Protection, Intelligent Repair System and Browser Safety. It is to be noted that both these features were only available […]

Internet Security Suite

BitDefender and Kaspersky top Internet Security Suite AV-Test

In the latest test performed by AV-TEST on Internet Security Suites, BitDefender, Kaspersky, Avira, Bitdefender, Kaspersky Lab, Symantec and Comodo were among the top performers. These security suites managed to detect 100% of the malware involved in this test.  However, only two packages […]

Antivirus protection

F-Secure tops AV-Tests antivirus protection list for Windows 8.1

When you have enormous choices of antivirus protection programs, it becomes difficult to choose the best and the most efficient one. The best way to choose the right program is to go with the tests and analysis done. One such […]

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Adds More Features

Bitdefender Antivirus Free is a strong and lightweight free antivirus software for Windows. One of the features which was felt to be missing was the ability to quarantine suspicious or infected files. The free version has now received an update. […]

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Millions of computer are not running up-to-date antivirus, says Microsoft

In its latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR), Volume 14, released recently, Microsoft has found that millions of computer are not running up-to-date antivirus. In terms of percentage, Microsoft found that almost 25% of the computers did not have an […]

AV-Comparatives Real World AntiVirus Protection Test results are out

AV-Comparatives conducts a Real World Protection Test to simulate the typical risks a Windows PC user has to face these days. In particular, active exploits (e.g. drive-by downloads), and direct links to malware are the primary reasons for most infections […]

Microsoft challenges AV-Test.org results

Microsoft has reacted to reports that its antimalware software was not performing ‘too well’ in the tests performed by AV-Test.org. AV-Test.org, is an independent IT Security organization, which conducts antivirus software tests regularly every month. According to it, Microsoft’s antimalware software […]

CRDF Threat Center study tests AntiVirus daily – Places ESET NOD32 at the top today

CRDF Threat Center, a security firm headquartered in Paris, is a non-commercial community project that creates statistics for various popular antiviral products, daily based on their effectiveness. Every day they release a quick opinion on the detection rates of various antivirus products. The report is […]

Panda Cloud Antivirus now offers anti-exploit protection

Former version of Panda Cloud Antivirus AV 2.0 boasted many UI changes, included support for Microsoft’s latest OS – Windows 8, and had a solid disinfection engine. That’s past! The new version, Panda Cloud Antivirus AV 2.1 is out and […]

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Google acquires VirusTotal

While there are several free online malware scanners available, the most popular among them have been Jotti and VirusTotal. There is now news that Google has acquired VirusTotal. While announcing its acquisition by Google, on its blog, the VirusTotal Team […]

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Facebook announces the Antivirus Marketplace

Facebook today announced the Antivirus Marketplace and welcomed Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec to the Facebook Security family. Starting today, we will be incorporating the combined intelligence of Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec to Facebook’s existing database of malicious […]

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Free Sophos anti-virus for Apple Mac released

Its great news for Mac users! Sophos has just released a Free anti-virus for Mac. As malware attacks on Apple computers grow, they’re now an increasingly-enticing and easy target for hackers.

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After RealPlayer, Avast & AdAware to bundle Chrome browser.

Google’s nascent browser has paired with one of the most popular free security programs in the world so that when users run the Avast installer on a computer that has neither Chrome nor Avast, they’ll be offered a chance to […]

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1.5 million Microsoft Security Essentials downloads in 1st week!

Now that Microsoft Security Essentials, the new freeware antivirus from Microsoft, is generally available to consumers in 19 countries, Microsoft has had a chance to go over the data, and there are some very interesting results. Just in the first week […]

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Snow Leopard to include an Antivirus!

Mac users may be happy to know that they will now no longer have to resort to using 3rd party antivirus solutions to protect their Mac from the increasing onslaught of malware, in recent times.

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Microsoft Security Essentials ranked No 2 out of 25!

Just how good is your AntiVirus software at detecting malware in the wild? In a study titled Most Effective Antivirus Tools Against New Malware Binaries, SRI International suggests that the Microsoft AV may actually be very good.