The Anti-Virus Research and Data Security Organization AV-Test just finished up spending three months testing 19 security products in the areas of protection, repair and usability. On Monday, August 16th they released the test results, and Microsoft is pleased they have received [...]
While one can always use our Ultimate Windows Tweaker to set Windows to delete the Page File on every shutdown easily, you can also use a Fix It released by Microsoft. Cleaning the page-file on every shutdown means overwriting the [...]
Virustotal is a service that analyzes suspicious files and (NOW) URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware detected by antivirus engines. It thus enables the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other [...]
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) is a free security and vulnerability assessment scan tool for Windows administrators, security auditors, and IT professionals. MBSA helps users to easily assess the security state of Windows machines and includes a graphical and command [...]
Microsoft is all set to release a major set of security updates on 10th of August. The updates will include some of the critical updates of which as many as 8 bulletins have been labeled as ‘Critical’, with the remaining [...]
Vulnerabilities are weaknesses in software that enable an attacker to compromise the integrity, availability, or confidentiality of that software. Microsoft uses a process to investigate and release security updates that address vulnerabilities in the software it produces.
As was posted here earlier, the beta for the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials, the free and light-weight anti-virus and anti-malware service for Windows which was first released in September 2009 is now available for download.
Microsoft has released an automated Fix It package that will help prevent attacks attempting to exploit a Windows Shell vulnerability. This workaround may however disable some icons from being displayed so it is recommended that administrators test this before deploying [...]
Microsoft has announced the beta for the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft Security Essentials was first released in September 2009 and is designed to help address the ongoing security needs of PCs running genuine Windows – helping keep [...]
According to the Secunia Half Year Report 2010 report released recently, Apple makes the most vulnerable software available on the market today. Moreover, Secunia also made it clear that Apple software has constantly accounted for more security vulnerabilities than Microsoft’s.
The Secunia Personal Software Inspector is a free security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated software and plug-ins which expose your otherwise updated & secure Windows computer to malicious attacks. Secunia Personal Software Inspector Attacks exploiting vulnerable programs and [...]
If Rogue antivirus software are on the rise, can the Rogue Antivirus Testers be far behind? Rogue AntiVirus products sell fake security products at best. At worst, they in fact install additional malware!
Microsoft was made aware Monday of a security flaw in older versions of Windows that could, if exploited, allow hackers to run malicious code on unsuspecting computers. The vulnerability is caused ‘due to a boundary error in the “UpdateFrameTitleForDocument()” function [...]
A group of security researchers, pissed off with the way Microsoft supposedly ‘treated‘ Tavis Ormandy, a Google engineer, for publicly disclosing a zero-day Windows XP Help Center vulnerability, currently being exploited in the wild, has come together to form the [...]
Have you tried the Windows Vista and Windows 7 edition of the Windows Live safety scanner? While Microsoft may have discontinued OneCare products in favor of Microsoft Security Essentials, it still offers a safety scan for Windows 7 & Vista [...]
Facebook today is one of the most popular website and one of the most attacked too. But with some caution and common-sense, you can stay absolutely safe and continue to enjoy it! Here’s a list of 3 basic tips to [...]