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Remove all traces of Avast products from your system

Security software sometimes may not uninstall properly on a system it is installed on. It can be that the default uninstaller that ships with the program is broken and thus non-functional, or […]

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Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on PCs where it is blocked

While most malware ignores software installed on a PC it is trying to infect, some have been designed to block security software from running or being installed on a system it has […]

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X-Ray 2.0 VirusTotal frontend with a batch of extra features

If you are in the business of downloading and testing lots of different applications, you better make sure that the programs that you run on your PC are clean and not infected […]

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Avira Free Antivirus 2013 released

Not everything that security company Avira did in recent times has received a positive reception by the company's user base. Especially the bundling of the software with the Ask Toolbar has been […]

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Time to malware-scan new PCs before first use

You have probably heard about PCs being infected in China with malware in factories as part of the manufacturing process. If you have not, I suggest you read The Guardian's article first […]

Google acquires online virus scanning service Virustotal

My go to service for scanning individual files online for malicious code is VirusTotal. It scans files that you upload to it with 42 different antivirus engines that include the majority of […]

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How to uninstall the AVG Security Toolbar

AVG Technologies AVG Security Toolbar is included in the company's latest range of security software, as a standalone application, and as a third party offer included in the installer of software such […]

After Stuxnet, Flame and Duqu comes Gauss, another highly-targeted malware

If you are into math, computers or computer games, you have probably come into contact with the Gauss name. If you are living in the Middle East, or are one of the […]

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Avira Protection Cloud: Cloud-based Antivirus Software

Avira, the company best known for its Free Antivirus program, has just made available a technical preview of Avira Protection Cloud, a new cloud-based antivirus solution that is leveraging the cloud and […]

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Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.0 released

Panda Software has just released version 2.0 of their Panda Cloud Antivirus application. Both the free and pro version of the security application are available for download at the Panda Cloud Antivirus […]

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Kaspersky Security Scan: Get a second opinion on your PC's Security State

Even if you are running security software that gets regularly updated by its development company, you run the risk of falling prey to dangers that lurk behind every corner on the Internet. […]

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Avast 7 Public Betas Available, New Features Included

Avast! has just released the first public beta version of the company's 2012 security lineup. Interested users can download Avast Free, Avast Pro and Avast Internet Security from the official beta announcement […]

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Avira DNS Repair Resolves Manipulations By DNSChanger

The FBI back in November managed to close down a botnet that was created with the help of a malware called DNSChanger. In operation since 2007 it grew to a size of […]

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Submit Suspicious Files to Antivirus Companies With X-Ray

We all know that there is not a single antivirus software on the market, either free or commercial, that detects 100% of malicious software. Some users help themselves by adding additional layers […]

Free Android Anti-Virus Apps are Proved Useless

Of all the smartphone and tablet operating systems available at the moment, the one that I simply can't recommend to people is Google Android.  Unlike Apple, Microsoft and some other companies Google […]

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Windows XP Has 10-Times The Infection Rate Of Windows 7

The Security Intelligence Report is a biannual report by Microsoft that analyzes past and present security trends. It focuses on "software vulnerabilities, software vulnerability exploits, malicious and potentially unwanted software, and security […]

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Free Fake Antivirus Removal Software Updated

Fake antivirus software has been on the rise in the past years. The term refers to malware that disguises itself as system protection software. Some of those programs fake malware infections to […]

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Avira 2012 Beta Versions Now Available

It is the time of the year again where security software developers are pushing out updates for their products that increase the version or year by one. Avira has just started the […]