Posts under Security category

DefenceInspector checks the security of your Windows computer

Folks frequently have questions about whether they have too many or not enough security programs and if programs will conflict or if their computer is secure. DefenceInspector is a basic tool which  checks the security of your Windows computer.

SCars will remind you to perform regular PC security maintenance

SCars is a program designed to aid users in performing the regular computer maintenance tasks that should be undertaken to keep their computer working efficiently. Tasks such as updating Windows and security software, and cleaning temporary files are important to […]

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Microsoft Security Essentials – Now for SMBs

Starting October, small businesses can begin using Microsoft Security Essentials on up to 10 PCs in their company at NO COST to provide them with protection from viruses, spyware and other malicious threats. Prior to this licensing change, Microsoft Security […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.