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Microsoft-Spurned Researcher Collective Formed!

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 […]

Safety Scan for Windows 7 & Windows Vista from Microsoft

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 […]

Basic tips to safeguard your Facebook account

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 […]

Attacks on Windows XP Help and Support Center hole increase

On June 10th, Microsoft warned of a vulnerability in the Help and Support function of Windows XP SP2 or SP3. The vulnerability was first discovered by Google’s senior security researcher, Tavis Ormandy, who after notifying Microsoft of the vulnerability, released […]

Free Cloud based Antivirus for Windows 10/8/7

A cloud-based antivirus software does not store the virus definitions on your Windows computer. Rather than using your computer’s processing power, this cloud-based antivirus sends data about potentially malicious files to the company’s servers for analysis. This approach is intended […]

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Microsoft helps FBI in exposing Scareware Fraud Schemes.

Investigators from Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, with the support of Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center and Customer Support Services, helped the Federal Bureau of Investigations, USA, in tackling fake antivirus , security or other optimization software (rogueware or scareware) scams.

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Microsoft: Windows 7 x64 users may want to turn off Aero for the moment

Microsoft is investigating a new public report of a vulnerability in the Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll) in Windows operating system. Although it is possible that the vulnerability could allow code execution, successful code execution is unlikely due to memory randomization. […]

Security Warning: Foxit 3.3 ‘force-installs’ foistware

Our forum member hackerman1, who had earlier managed to install Windows 7 on a Pentium 2, has posted a very disturbing fact about Foxit pdf reader v 3.3. UPDATE 15.05.11: Well, when I went on to install Foxit 4.3.1.0323 yesterday […]

Stay away from Fake Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

With Windows 7, the latest version of Microsoft Windows, reaching general retail availability on October 2009, it was just a matter of time before malware creators rose to the occasion, and exploited users ‘eagerness  to install it on their PCs.

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report 2H09 released

Microsoft has  released it Security Intelligence Report with a focus on the second half of 2009. Microsoft Security Intelligence Report provides in-depth perspectives on malicious and potentially unwanted software, software exploits, security breaches, and software vulnerabilities in both Microsoft and […]

What is Rogue Software & how to check for, prevent or remove it?

Rogue Security Software, also known as Scareware, is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspectivebut provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions. How did […]

Microsoft warns against Security Essentials 2010 !

One of the oldest tricks used by rogue antivirus products is to use a similar name as, or have a similar look and feel to, legitimate security software. It’s been commonplace for them to mimic the Windows Security Center.

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Troubleshoot: Windows 7 Firewall, Diagnostics, Tools

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, in Windows 7 & Vista is a stateful, host-based firewall that filters incoming and outgoing connections based on its configuration.