Emsisoft Emergency Kit

Emsisoft Emergency Kit is a free portable antivirus that you can use as a secondary scanner or to disinfect PCs

Emsisoft Emergency Kit has been around for a long time and ranks high in my troubleshooting arsenal. It has been a while since it was reviewed on gHacks. So, let's take a […]

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Avast Free Antivirus - An overview of its pros and cons

I installed Avast Free Antivirus on my laptop a few weeks ago, and here is an overview of its features. Why isn't this a review? Well, in my opinion an antivirus review […]

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AV Test's October 2017 ranking: surprise at the top

German independent IT security institute AV Test released its Windows home user antivirus ranking for October 2017 recently. The institute tests antivirus solutions regularly, and tests the protective capabilities, performance, and usability […]

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Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service (NisSrv.exe) information

If you open the task manager on a device running a recent version of Windows, you may notice the Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service (NisSrv.exe) as one of the tasks running on […]

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Panda Cloud Antivirus Free 3.0 review

Panda Cloud Antivirus is a popular security program for the Windows operating system by Panda Security. The antivirus application has just been updated to version 3.0, a major new version that ships […]

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Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Driver Error Code 20026 message

I have updated the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installation to version 2.0 during the beta trial that the company ran, and upgraded to the final version using my own license once it was released. […]

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Kaspersky's AVZ Antiviral Toolkit is a portable second-opinion scanner

When it comes to system security, I'm more of a paranoid user who prefers to run a truckload of security software on a system I'm working on. While I make sure that […]

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Avira adds Cloud Protection and Browser Safety To Free Antivirus

One of the first things that I do after I install Windows on a PC is to install security software on the system to protect it from malware and other attack forms. […]


CrowdInspect gives your running processes a thorough malware inspection

Malware needs to run on a system to be effective, which is why you will find many malicious software running as a process when you open the Task Manager. The main issue […]

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First public beta of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 now available

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has an excellent reputation, and many consider it to be one of the best security solutions available on the market these days. Part of the success comes from the fact […]

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Process Explorer 16.0 brings Virustotal support

Process Explorer provides you with information that the Windows Task Manager does not offer. While you can use the default task manager to check the running processes on a system, that is […]

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How to turn off Bitdefender blocked this page notifications

If you are using a Bitdefender security product such as Internet Security 2014 on your system to protect it from harm and the many dangers of the Internet, you may have come […]


How to disable Bitdefender Safepay

Safepay is a virtual browsing environment that is integrated into several Bitdefender products. The main idea behind it is to provide you with a secure browsing environment for critical web activities such […]

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How to reduce Microsoft Security Essentials load on your system

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free security product by Microsoft for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.  While that is a good thing, it is also one of the weaker programs in […]


herdProtect is a promising cloud-based malware scanner for Windows

Ever since cloud became a buzzword many security companies started to make use of it in their products. This usually meant doing some of the scanning and verification remotely and not on […]


Trend Micro's AntiRansomware Tool identifies and removes ransomware from infected PCs

Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts files on a PC so that users cannot access them anymore. To regain access to those files, users are asked to pay a ransom. […]

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Use AVG Downgrader to turn trial versions into AVG Free Antivirus

Anyone still using AVG for antivirus protection on their Windows systems? AVG products such as AVG Free Antivirus are not best in class anymore as recent security tests have shown. That does […]

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Quickly virus check files on VirusTotal from Windows Explorer's context menu

Sometimes when I download files to my system I'm cautious to execute them even if residential antivirus programs running on the PC have not picked up anything yet. I prefer to double-check […]