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.
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.
OK, if you are here, you were probably trying to configure your Windows firewall, and maybe something went wrong somewhere, and you messed up! In such a case, you may want to import, export or restore Windows Firewall Policy default […]
Microsoft has published a Knowledge Base article that lists down recommendations to improve performance in Windows in an Enterprise environment when running antivirus scanners. Microsoft recommends that you not scan the following files and folders with your antivirus scanner. These […]
Windows Defender, as well as Microsoft Security Essentials, has the ability to scan, update or run other tasks from the command prompt. The application MpCmdRun.exe is situated in the %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender or %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Security Essentials folder respectively and is called as […]
Having a strong password is very important. If someone steals your passwords, they can use your name to open new credit card accounts, apply for a mortgage, or pose as you in online transactions. You can prevent this, by creating […]
If you encounter problems while trying to install definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials, you can download and install the latest Microsoft Security Essentials definition updates. To do so, first you need to know your environment. Type msinfo32 in start […]
More malware these days are resorting to the use of ‘autorun.inf’ file tactics, and as such there is a need for a tool which automatically monitors and removes suspicious autorun.inf files found in the root directory of USB drives even […]
Microsoft has released an update for Windows Vista to restrict AutoRun entries in the AutoPlay dialog to only CD and DVD drives. Update to restrict AutoRun AutoRun is the ability for a device, through the use of autorun.inf, to expose […]
Symantec Security Check tests your computer’s exposure to a wide range of online threats. It’s free and an effective tool that helps determine your Internet security needs. Norton Security Check You can click on the following image to start the […]
The Windows Firewall builds up on & polishes further the already improved Vista firewall. It brings out some of its advanced features out into the open. While we have already discussed in a little more detail, how to configure the Windows […]
A new virus Koobface, is spreading through social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, hi5, Bebo and Twitter targeting its users. Koobface malware The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), under the Department of Information Technology, said a new worm – Koobface – […]
In August 2008, the Microsoft Security Response Center announced three security-related programs – (1) Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP); (2) Microsoft Exploitability Index, and; (3) Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR) – that would collectively share more information with partners and customers. […]
I have compiled a list of answers to some frequently asked questions which a Microsoft Security Essentials user may have : Microsoft Security Essentials Q: What is Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) exactly? A: MSE is Microsoft’s free antivirus offering to […]