Posts under Security category

ZoneAlarm firewall resorts to scare tactics!

Alert : Your PC may be in danger! Risk: High. Get protection now! Buy XXX! Sounds familiar? These are how most scareware alerts are worded! Scareware are those software with malafide intent, that scare you into buying their products. UPDATE: […]

PC Security Threats: Virus & Spyware, know the difference!

There are many different types of malware threats on the internet, waiting and ready to get downloaded to your Windows PC,  to compromise and breach your system’s security. Spyware and Virus are most common among them. They are both forms of […]

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) from Microsoft – FAQ

Like the Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender, Windows Defender Offline Tool, Microsoft Safety Scanner and Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit the Malicious Software Removal Tool is yet another one of the many free security tools from Microsoft for Windows users. Malicious Software Removal […]

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Tabnabbing attacks – A new Phishing tactic

Most of you are aware of Phishing, where a fraudulent process is initiate with the intent of acquiring sensitive information like passwords and credit card details, by presenting oneself as a legitimate entity. But what if you are on a […]

Download Family Online Safety Tips brochure from Microsoft

Microsoft has released a brochure on Family Safety, with online safety tips to help keep families safer online. The download offers safety tips for Windows 7, Windows Live, XBOX, Zune & Media Room users. Family Online Safety Tips This chart may […]

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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 […]

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Clear the Windows Paging File at Shutdown using Fix It

While one can always use our Ultimate Windows Tweaker to set Windows to delete the Page File on every shutdown easily, you can also use a Fix It released by Microsoft. Cleaning the page-file on every shutdown means overwriting the […]

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 […]