Posts under Security category

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.



windows-firewall

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.



image not found

Windows files and folders you may exclude from Antivirus scans

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 […]



run Windows Defender from the Command Line

How to run Windows Defender from the Command Line

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 […]



How to generate or create strong Passwords

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 […]



image not found

How to manually update Microsoft Security Essentials

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 […]



Remove autorun.inf from USB with Autorun Eater

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 […]



image not found

Update to restrict AutoRun in Windows Vista

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 […]



Check PC Security With Norton Security Check

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 […]