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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Manage Windows Firewall in Windows 10/8/7

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 […]

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Koobface infects Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, hi5, Bebo users

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 – […]

Microsoft Security Response Center: MAPP, MEI, MSVR initiatives

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. […]

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) – FAQ

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 […]

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Security features in Windows 7 for the mobile worker

Windows 7 has expanded security offerings to provide the necessary security controls to help mobile workers access the information they need to be productive, wherever and whenever they need it. We’re really excited about Windows 7’s new security features. This […]