Posts under Security category

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager for Windows & Windows Server

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager is a free tool from Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that can help you configure and manage, both desktops and servers using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. The main feature of the new version is […]

Microsoft’s observation on Rootkits detailed in its Threat Report

Microsoft Malware Protection Center has made available for download its Threat Report on Rootkits. The report examines one of the more insidious types of malware threatening organizations and individuals today — the rootkit. The report examines how attackers use rootkits, […]

Microsoft changes behavior of Windows Defender in Windows 8

In Windows 8, Windows Defender is actually Microsoft Security Essentials. Those who have installed Windows 8 may have noticed that Microsoft has rechristened Microsoft Security Essentials as Windows Defender. In its earlier iterations, while the former offered anti-virus protection, the […]

Malwarelympics: Infographic on Malware Hall of Shame

Like most security companies world-wide, Emsisoft too has been monitoring and analyzing the spread of malware. Their findings have now been put together nicely in this informative Infographic,  which is sure to interest any computer user. Said Christian Mairoll, CEO […]

Website URL Scanners & Link Checker addons for your browser

Most security suites or antivirus software include a link scanner which will scan the URLs of the websites you visit and warn if the link you are about to visit is dangerous. You should always take some precautions before you click […]

Best Free Internet Security Suites for Windows

We have already had a look at some free antivirus software and some free stand-alone firewall software for Windows. But if it is an integrated, multi-layered protection software you are looking out for, you might want consider having a look at […]

Difference between Hardware Firewall & Software Firewall

Most of the computer users are familiar with the term Firewall. Firewalls are Hardware or Software programs that monitor incoming and outgoing connections analyzing the packet data for malicious behavior.  Like the definition says, there are both Software and Hardware Firewall. […]

Windows Malware Prevention Tool will harden your computer security

Microsoft has released a Malware Prevention Troubleshooter Tool. This free tool will check if your Windows computer has the recommended security settings and security software. It will scan your PC and then make recommended changes automatically. Windows Malware Prevention Tool […]

Antimalware apps for Windows 8/10

Microsoft has partnered with several antivirus partners and antimalware app developers to develop high-quality antimalware apps on Windows 8 – some of which are now available for download. Windows Defender is installed as a feature in Windows 8/10 and is […]

Threats To Network Security

5 Lesser Known Network Security Threats

Administrators of networks and even standalone computers are always concerned about security. They try to implement plans for all the possible threats to network security that they can think of. In doing so, they often forget some of the very […]