Posts under Security category

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 […]

Wi-Fi Security Tips: Precautions To Take At Public Hotspots

Coffee shops, airports, hotel lounge – you can connect to the Internet from any place that provides you a hotspot. More than helping you out, such Wi-Fi hotspots help snoopers in accessing your data. The dangers of using a public […]

Tips To Secure Windows 10/8/7 – Beginners Guide

Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 may give us the feeling of being secure. The reason is obvious. Being advanced, it incorporates the latest technology for security –  and includes many security advancements and features. However, the need for securing Windows […]

How To Avoid Phishing Scams And Attacks

Phishing Scams are those which fool you into giving out personal information by using emails, etc. We have already seen what is Phishing. In this article, I will give some tips on how to avoid Phishing attacks and scams. Avoid […]

Configure Windows Firewall in Windows 10/8/7

A firewall is a software or hardware that checks information coming from the Internet or a network, and then either blocks it or allows it to pass through to your computer, depending on your firewall settings. A firewall can help […]

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Why I prefer using WinPatrol – Review & Free Download

Windows User Account Control (UAC) allows you to set up Windows 8 for alerting you when you or any program makes certain changes to the computer. It is a very useful security feature; but more than often, it is irritating […]

Chrome first to fall at Pwn2Own – falls in first five minutes

Within 5 minutes of Pwn2Own contest commencing, Google’s claim to Chrome being un-hackable and the most secure browser was laid to rest. Researchers at the French security outfit VUPEN, said that they targeted Chrome because they wanted to show that Chrome […]

Ad-Aware Free includes real-time protection and more

You may remember Ad-Aware, one of the first and the most popular anti-spyware software at one time. Over a period of time, there were user reports that it had become bloatware and as a result of it, its popularity decreased […]

Check if rogue DNSChanger has changed your DNS settings

Domain Name System or the DNS system is an Internet service that converts domain names into numerical Internet protocol (IP) addresses. These numerical IP addresses are used by computers to connect with each other. When you type a domain name […]