Antivirus software is essential for preventing attacks on your device from external or online sources. We’ll cover programs that prevent malware, viruses, identity theft, unsecure connections, bad links, phishing, scams, Wi-Fi intrusions, and more.

Scan your Linux machine for viruses with ClamTk

What do you mean - "scan your Linux machine for viruses"? Linux is immune to viruses right? Well...mostly. Even though a proof of concept virus has been discussed, and nothing has actually […]

Top List Of Brands That Experienced The Most Phishing Attacks In 2009

Avira has published a top list of brands that experienced the most phishing attacks in 2009. The top 3 brands according to Avira's chart are PayPal with 32205 threats followed by Chase […]

Virus Total Uploader Update

Virus Total Uploader is the official desktop program for Windows of the Virus Total service to have files scanned directly from Windows. Virus Total offers a great service for users who want […]

Antivir Maker Avira Changes Update System

We ran a post in the beginning of this month (read: Avira Antivir Update Hangs) in which we  mentioned a growing problem that users of Avira Antivir experienced. The problem that users […]

Avira Antivir Update Hangs [Fix]

News about an Avira Antivir update have been appearing on the Internet lately by users of the antivirus software Avira Antivir. These users reported that they encountered update problems. The description was […]

How To Download Microsoft Security Essentials

Some of you may wonder why I'm writing about the topic again after having published two articles Microsoft Security Essentials Final Announced and Microsoft Security Essentials Final Available about it recently. The […]

Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility

Many antivirus developers offer bootable rescue ISO images of their antivirus software programs so that users can use them to scan the computer system without having to boot into the installed operating […]

How To Run Commercial Antivirus Software Without Paying For It

This article is not about illegal methods to obtain software products without paying money for them. But read on if you are interested in how you can protect your computer with the […]


Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Software Program

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free security software that is developed by Microsoft. The security software was released as a limited beta to users in the United States, Brazil and China. It […]

Recover Computer System After Malware Infection

Update: The program IClean has last been updated in 2007. While it may still work on your system, it is highly suggested to user a different program for the job. You can […]

Download Microsoft Security Essentials

You might have been one of the lucky ones who were able to download the beta of Microsoft antivirus software program Security Essentials. Chance is you missed the opportunity as Microsoft has […]

Antivirus Software Microsoft Security Essentials Tested

Microsoft has released a public beta of their new antivirus software Security Essentials a few days ago. The beta was limited to 75000 participants, a number that was reached quickly considering that […]

Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Now Available

Microsoft has made available a public beta version of their new free antivirus software program Microsoft Security Essentials which was formerly known as Morro. The antivirus software is available for 32-bit editions […]

KlamAV: Outstanding KDE front-end for Linux anti-virus

You don't usually here that phrase spoken "Linux anti-virus". But it does exist. One of the more popular Linux anti-virus tools is ClamAV. But to most users (especially new users) ClamAV is […]

Microsoft Security Essentials Leaks

Microsoft's own product testing guidelines seem at the same time the major problem why so many Microsoft products leak to the Internet. We have seen numerous Windows 7 builds hit the web […]

Anti Virus Software Removal Tools Overview

Uninstalling anti virus software on a computer system is sometimes not a trivial task as security software tends to add components deep into the system to provide protection from various threats PC […]

Analyse Software In A Remote Secure Environment

Several remote services are available on the Internet that let you analyze submitted software programs or files for malicious content. It is like an online virus scanner so to speak. Among them […]

Norton Security Scan

It is usually not a good idea to operate more than one security software of the same kind on a computer system. This is especially true for antivirus software solutions but also […]

Antivirus Firewall Software Leak Test

How good is your antivirus program or firewall? It is hard to tell as a end user. Sure, you can rely on information provided by test magazines, Internet websites, antivirus and firewall […]

AVG Remover

Software companies that release specialized tools to remove their software programs from a computer system are usually regarded with suspicion by many users. Many feel that there should not be specialized uninstallers […]

Computer Virus Effect Remover

Computer Virus Effect Remover is a helpful software program for the Windows operating system that helps you deal with the aftereffects of an infection with a virus, trojan or other malicious code. […]

Ghacks Christmas Giveaway: ESET NOD32 Antivirus

Today is the last day of the Ghacks Christmas Giveaway. We were able to hand out lots of licenses to popular commercial software programs to our readers. The application for today is […]

Kaspersky Anti-Virus KAVRemover

Is it a good or a bad sign if a company starts to create specific uninstallers for their software programs to remove them complete from computer systems they had been installed on? […]

Which Programs Should I Run To Scan A Computer For Malicious Software?

The amount of security applications for end users has reached a point where the choice is starting to confuse users more than it is helping. Not only are programs using different terms, […]

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Overview of Online Virus Scanners

Scanning the computer from an online location provides several advantages over the classic local scan. The most prominent one is that the risk of a virus infection of the virus scanner is […]

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Disable Automatic Virus Scanning in Firefox

Firefox 3 is making use of the installed virus scanner on Windows to scan downloads automatically after they have been fully downloaded to the system. This feature is only available on Windows […]

Another Antivir free premium promotion

Polymath send in the tip that another Antivir promotion is available that gives users access to Antivir premium for 180 days free of charge. The promotion form is available in English and […]

Avira AntiVir Personal 8

Avira AntiVir Personal 8 was released today and I thought it would be nice to write about this new release since AntiVir is one of the most popular free antivirus applications available. […]

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Free Spyware Doctor 5.5 Starter Edition

The security tools developers seem to be in a race currently to throw free versions of their products on the market in an effort to increase market share and brand awareness. The […]

Avira AntiVir Rescue System

Users looking for rescue systems distributed on CDs or DVDs have really no shortage of finding one. The major problem that inexperienced users face is the same that they face when asked […]

Hide Antivir Scans, Updates and Advertisement

You might remember that I'm not a huge fan of antivirus software and have none installed on my computer. While some call this foolish it does make sense for me. I did use Antivir for some time to check it out and see what it can do and think it is a fine piece of security software. What bothered me a lot were the update windows and daily scheduled scans that would pop up in inappropriate moments.

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Virus Total Uploader

Virus Total is one of the many services that let you upload files to their server which are then scanned for viruses and malware. One major advantage of Virus Total over a single antivirus solution installed on the user's pc is the fact that it uses almost every known antivirus engine to scan the files which could not be done on a single system because those applications would surely interfere with each other.

Say no to Drugs Virus

I received an email today from a reader who told me of a problem that he encountered lately on his computer. The message Say no to drugs appeared whenever he clicked on a shortcut to the My Documents folder. This sounded clearly like a virus and a quick search revealed that it indeed was the I Love Her virus.

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Trend Micro RUBotted

Trend Micro RUBotted is a BETA program that scans your system for bot related activity protecting it effectively from being hijacked and misused for criminal activity. The computer is monitored for activity that is either harmful for the computer it is running on or other computers that are affected by actions from the monitored computer.

Test Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium for 6 months

Giveaways, more giveaways and even more giveaways. Seems we can expect more free software giveaways this year. It's Avira again with a promotion to test the AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium for six months with no obligations whatsoever. All you have to do is fill out a small form and they will send you a working serial number that is valid for the next six months.

Fix Your Task Manager if it is Disabled

If you are running Windows as an administrator, it is possible to disable the task manager. This is one of the options you would get if you right click your system tray. […]

Why I decided to uninstall my Antivirus software

I have been using Antivirus software for a very long time and even though I kept it up to date it never catched a single virus, worm or Trojan. It did however slow down system startup and the scan of new files also used system resources. This let to my conclusion that I did not need a Antivirus software, because frankly, Antivirus software is basically preventing the user from doing something stupid.

Scan downloads automatically in Firefox

I was looking for a way to automatically scan specific file types immediately after finishing the download instead of scanning them when unpacking or executing them. This way I could sort out malicious files immediately without having to worry about some files that contain viruses or other sorts of malware sitting on my hard drives for a longer period of time.

Can't delete virus? Try Killbox

You might have come upon this problem during scans for viruses and Trojans on your system. A malicious file was identified by your favorite virus scanner and it prompts for action. You can delete, move, rename or move the file into quarantine. It is however not possible to delete malicious files when you choose to delete them because they are currently in use and can't be therefor deleted.

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Remove rogue antispyware, antivirus and hard drive utilities

We all known that quite a few spammers make big bucks by offering software like antivirus, antispyware or hard drive utilities whose main function is to either spy on the user or spam him. Those products are quite common nowadays and it is difficulty for an inexperienced user to remove the software completely again.



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