Tagged: anti-malware

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Tarun has become a Malwarebytes Ambassador

I’m going to be talking about several things, Malwarebytes, the Malwarebytes Ambassador program, and what that also means for Lunarsoft. Recently, I was accepted into a special program to help raise awareness to people about the importance of your security and malware removal online. This is the Malwarebytes Ambassador program. Since Malwarebytes established their website and forums, I’ve also been a resident expert on...

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Windows Defender to remove optimizer scareware

Windows Defender, the anti-malware software that’s built in to Windows, is going to start removing utility software that tries to scare users into upgrading, starting in March. The Windows software ecosystem has a large variety of software of dubious merit that claims to detect and diagnose faults. These programs often offer a free version that purports to find problems and a paid version that...

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Chrome infringes on four anti-malware patents

Google has been ordered to pay $20m damages after its Chrome browser was found to have infringed four anti-malware patents. The verdict [PDF] was handed down on Friday after a jury trial in Marshall, Texas. The patents – including this one – were awarded to former Lucent engineer Allen Rozman, who died aged 52 in 2012, and Alfonso J. Cioffi, both of Texas*, who...

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.3

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a full-blown anti-malware program that has recently left the labs and can be considered the next step in the detection and removal of malware. Malwarebytes Team put together a host of new technologies that were specially designed to quickly detect, deter and destroy any malware that could reside in your computer. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware monitors every process and actually stops malicious processes...

Americans like it for free but Europeans still prefer to pay for protection

Americans like it for free but Europeans still prefer to pay for protection

Independent testing group AV-Comparatives has released its 2014 Internet Security Survey. The survey asked 5,845 users from around the world their views on security and reveals that when it comes to antivirus protection Americans like to get it for free whilst Europeans prefer to pay. The four regions covered in the results are Europe, North America, Central/South America, and Asia. Worldwide just over half...

Outpost Security Suite Free 7.1 adds second anti-malware engine

Outpost Security Suite Free 7.1 adds second anti-malware engine

Agnitum has released version 7.1 of its flagship product, Outpost Security Suite FREE. It’s a maintenance upgrade for the most part, with under-the-hood bug fixes and minor tweaks, but there are some notable exceptions. Top of the list is the inclusion of a second anti-malware engine. The suite now includes one antivirus engine, and a second focused on spyware, adware and trojans. The company...

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Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is a free antivirus software product created by Microsoft that provides protection against different types of malware such as computer virus, spyware, rootkits and trojan horses for Windows XP (x86), Windows Vista, and Windows 7 (both x86 and x64). Microsoft Security Essentials replaces Windows Live OneCare, a commercial subscription-based antivirus service and the free Windows Defender, which only protected users...

Ad-Aware 2008

Ad-Aware 2008

Ad-Aware is an anti-spyware program developed by Lavasoft that detects and removes spyware or adware on a user’s computer. It also detects dialers, trojans, malware, viruses, bots, rootkits, data-mining, aggressive advertising, parasites, browser hijackers and tracking components. Lavasoft offers a free, downloadable version called Ad-Aware 2008 Free, and three paid-for products called Ad-Aware 2008 Plus, Ad-Aware 2008 Pro and Ad-Aware Enterprise 2.0. With the...