Posts under Security category

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Microsoft releases Tool to block DLL load hijacking attacks

Some time back there were reports about a security issue that affected  about 40 different Windows apps. Microsoft has quickly responded to such reports of potential zero-day attacks against such Windows programs by publishing an update or  tool to block […]

Diagnose and fix Windows Firewall problems automatically

Is your Windows Firewall giving you problems? Maybe you get a security warning telling you that the Windows Firewall is turned offand you are unable to start it … or maybe you cannot access shared files or printers. If so, […]

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Giveaway: 10 licenses of Immunet Protect Plus Cloud AntiVirus

We are pleased to offer 10 licenses of  Immunet Protect Plus Cloud AntiVirus free of cost to the readers of The Windows Club. A cloud-based antivirus software does not store the virus definitions on your Windows computer.  Rather than using […]

Microsoft Security Essentials receives AV-Test Certificate with a smile!

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 […]

VirusTotal URL scanner and Browser extensions

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 kinds […]

How does Microsoft investigate and release security updates?

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.

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Which antivirus software do you recommend?

Installing a good antivirus & keeping your Windows & your security software updated at all times helps protect your Windows computer from viruses and other security threats. Which antivirus software do you recommend Now I know there is no such […]

Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool

Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool

Sophos has released a Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool that claims to block any attacks trying to exploit the critical unpatched vulnerability in Windows shortcut files. Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool This exploit is a zero-day vulnerability in all versions […]

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Fix it: .LNK and .PIF file shortcuts vulnerability in Windows Shell

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 […]

NEW Microsoft Security Essentials BETA Now Available

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 […]

Secunia: Apple makes the most vulnerable software in the market today

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.

Secunia Personal Software Inspector: Detect vulnerable software on Windows

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 […]

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The Rise & Rise of the Rogue AntiVirus Testers

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!

New security flaw could compromise older Windows Operating Systems

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 […]

Windows Defender

Fix: Windows Defender will not update definitions

If your Windows Defender will not update or if you ever encounter an error code (eg. Error code 0x80240029 – Cannot update Windows Defender), when updating this free antivirus software from Microsoft, here is a solution which may help you.  Windows […]