Tagged: anti-virus

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Researchers tell security firms to stop SSL tampering

A surprisingly large number of antivirus and security products are undermining HTTPS connections and exposing browser users to decryption attacks, according to a study by researchers at Google, Mozilla, Cloudflare, and several US universities. Thanks to a multi-pronged effort to enable HTTPS everywhere, as of January half the world’s traffic on the web is encrypted using the secure TCP/IP HTTPS protocol. However, while HTTPS...

Avast acquires rival AVG for $1.3 billion

Avast acquires rival AVG for $1.3 billion

Security software giant Avast Software has acquired rival AVG Technologies. Avast will pay $25 cash for each of AVG’s outstanding ordinary shares in a deal amounting to around $1.3 billion. Founded out of Czechoslovakia in the early 1990s — initially called Grisoft — AVG has grown to become one of the biggest brands in desktop and mobile security apps. It also offers a range...

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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...

AVG Anti-Virus Professional 8.0.81a1271

AVG Anti-Virus Professional 8.0.81a1271

AVG Anti-Virus offers maximum virus protection, product customization, and free virus database updates and technical support. The core of the testing engine is a Virtual Device Driver which loads into memory on Windows startup. AVG Anti-Virus Edition is one of the most popular solutions to provide basic security protection on home and non-commercial PCs. We invite you to join the millions of users around...