Wednesday, January 28, 2009

15 million PCs infected with Virus

A virulent computer virus has infected as many as 15 million computers around the world so far, according to various estimates.

The virus -- a self-replicating computer worm known as Downadup, Conficker or Kido -- spreads across computer networks
using Microsoft Windows software which have not been patched or updated properly. Microsoft issued a patch that fixes the vulnerability the virus exploits last October.

The Independent on Sunday newspaper said in London at the weekend that more than 3,000 British organizations, including hospitals and the Ministry of Defense, have been hit by the virus.
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Friday, December 12, 2008

AntiVirus free to Mac Users.

New anti-virus software that clears almost all possible threats against the Mac OS X operating system specifically.

Unlike other Mac security products PC Tools' iAntiVirus is different due to its unique feature which does not specially contain any unwanted information about Windows-based threats making sure that this product is phenomenal and its memory footprint and system resource usage is kept to a minimum.

Pc Tools also claimed for this product to have minimum of system impact as it works at its own without much user interference and is designed to work silently in monitoring mode and also functioned to detect and remove threats automatically. At the same time a small window keeps you informed about threats and the action taken against it. Also the interface is very user friendly and functional to make the scans and carry actions against the scan results.

The best feature is that this software protects a Mac in real time and moves detected infections automatically to quarantine which allows to view them and restore any files which may be important to you. Also an alert is flashed at the system menu bar to inform the user about any detected infection.

The all new added feature in iAntiVirus is the Smart Update Function which enables the user automatically keeps the software updated as well as automatically notifies about any new necessary enhancements and installs it automatically all through the Smart Update Function. 

Threat signatures are also updated automatically within hours of a high-risk malware outbreak to protect your Mac from the latest online threats.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

beware of Fake antivirus scam

PC Security experts are worried of a new fake anti-virus software scam in circulation.

A rogue program called VirusRemover 2008 has been spotted by Trend Micro who warned that though the hoax uses similar tactics to previous security program scams, the criminals behind it have tried to disguise it.

"Virus Remover 2008 seems to have distanced itself from the Windows-looking interface,"
said Jovi Umawing of Trend Micro.

The program, which can be found when searching the web for 'free anti-virus' or a similar term, scans your PC and then brings up warnings that it is infected with a virus.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Norton plays Gaming Mode in Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition

Symantec on recently released o Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition. Designed for online gamers it maintains full-scale antivirus and antispyware protection without interrupting game play.

The great thing about it is Gameing mode is activated automatically when a full-screen program is active, and hence it also avoids interrupting presentations and movies.Gaming Edition is available at $39.99 with the cost same as the non-gaming edition.

Norton AntiVirus 2009 already has what's called Silent Mode, which suppresses alerts and notifications. And NAV 2009 already runs background tasks only when the system is otherwise idle. The difference between Silent Mode and the new Gamer Mode is one of control. Gamer Mode additionally lets the user suppress Advanced Protection, Intrusion Prevention, and Automatic LiveUpdate. It can even turn off antivirus protection entirely, though of course this isn't recommended.

The other big difference is in the user interface. All the same controls are present as in the non-game edition, but the main window has a rugged, war-torn appearance that Symantec hopes will appeal to gamers. And naturally it offers the same lightweight resource usage as the non-gaming edition. According to Symantec it "installs in under a minute, uses less than 6 Mbytes memory, adds less than 1 second to boot time and averages scans in less than 35 seconds".

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Antivirus softwares needs protection for themselves

Even the computer’s guardian can serve as a trojan. After phishing, pharming and vishing, security experts have discovered that malware is increasingly spreading through the very device that is used as a safeguard against it — the antivirus software. Users don’t suspect that their antivirus software can also be compromised.

iViz, an information security company, has detected multiple vulnerabilities in commonly-used antivirus software, which make the software susceptible to hacking.

Bikash Barai, CEO, iViz, said: “A hacker can send a mail with an infected file and while processing it, the antivirus software can be compromised.”


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