Posts under Security category

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]