Malware

Best Free Antivirus 2017: Avast, AVG, Avira and Windows Defender tested | Trusted Reviews

<b>Best Free Antivirus 2017: We look at the four best free anti-malware solutions on the market right now.</b><p>Antivirus might not be as vitally important to …

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3 best free anti-virus software to protect your computer

With news this week of the “FruitFly 2” malware – which can remotely take control of a Mac’s webcam, mouse, or keyboards – and recurring ransomware attacks on PCs, free antivirus software can be a godsend.<p>So, what should an antivirus program do? Getting rid of existing malware is just the …

Anti-Virus Software

Author of Nanocore RAT Pleads Guilty in Court

The author of the very popular Nanocore RAT has pleaded guilty this week, admitting to developing malware that was used by other crooks to infect …

Security

CIA tested "Achilles" and "SeaPea" exploits on older Macs, but Apple probably patched them

As part of WikiLeaks’ “Vault 7” releases detailing various CIA-developed exploits targeting computers and mobile devices, the non-profit organization …

OS X

EVERY app offered by alternative Android app market redirected to malware

So is this a rogue app store? Or did something else happen?<p>| July 26, 20175:11 pm | Filed under: Android, Malware 0<p>Every app offered by an …

Information Security

Stitch – a Python written cross platform RAT

<b>Stitch – RAT – v1.0.3.3</b><p>Overview:<p>What is Stitch? Stitch is a Python written cross platform RAT (remote administration tool) that is capable of:<p>Command …

Linux

Kaspersky now offers a free antivirus for PC, but do you need it?

Security software firm Kaspersky has just launched a free antivirus for PC users, promising total protection for your files and oversight of your web traffic for malicious activity. The company says it’s happy to offer its service at no charge for those who can’t afford the $50 fee for its paid …

Kaspersky Lab

What you really need to know about malware

The internet is all fun and games—until it’s not. Contracting malware can ruin more than your day. It can destroy your files and give criminals all …

Security

Stop living with computer viruses—the best antivirus software of 2017 is on sale right now

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Has your PC been …

Anti-Virus Software

SLocker is Android ransomware, spreading faster with more variants

What is ransomware? In its simplest form, it is malicious software that is installed on your device and it encrypts all you data, making it …

Security

Ransomware spike blamed on easy-to-use malware builders

Security experts say a sharp increase in ransomware attacks is in part a result of how easy the malware is to acquire.<p>Researchers at Cylance and AlienVault were able to find off-the-shelf ransomware using a normal search engine, which could then be used to lock victims' computer files and blackmail …

Security

Mac malware that let its operator spy on its victims went unnoticed for years

A nasty piece of Mac malware has been spying on hundreds of victims' computers — and it went unnoticed for years.<p>That's according to Synack security researcher Patrick Wardle, who spoke to both Ars Technica and ZDNet about his findings ahead of a talk at the Defcon hacker conference on Wednesday.<p>A …

Security

Old Mac malware can take over your webcam, capture keystrokes

Security researchers have discovered a mysterious strain of malware that allows hackers to take over the webcam, keyboard, and other resources on your Mac.<p>The malware is believed to be at least five years old, but it has gone unnoticed until now.<p>As the macOS user base continues to rise, the number …

Security

New Details Emerge About Scary Apple Mac Threat Fruitfly

Earlier this year, a dangerous malware named Fruitfly that targeted Mac computers was identified. Now months later, a security researcher has …

Security

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Cryxos.B

Description published Jul 19, 2017|Description updated Jul 20, 2017<p><b>Also detected as:</b> No associated aliases<p>Summary<p>Windows Defender Antivirus detects …

Security

American Mac Computers Hacked With ‘FruitFly’ Surveillance Malware

<b>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)</b> <b>—</b><i></i> American Apple Mac computers have been hacked with FruitFly malware, Forbes reports.The hack is thought to be for …

Security

Mac malware caught silently spying on computer users

Mac users typically think they're immune to malware. But a new strain used for spying reminds us even Macs can be compromised<b>.</b><p>Researchers have found an unusual piece of malware, called FruitFly, that's been infecting some Mac computers for years.<p>FruitFly operates quietly in the background, spies on …

Security

Remove Password from Excel Using VBA [Macros]

In this blog, we will try to cover how to <b>remove password from Excel</b> using VBA as part of our continued effort to give valuable resource of learning …

Security

Here's the easiest way to avoid malware on an Apple device

Malware targeting Apple smartphones and tablets is on the rise - here's the simplest way to avoid it.

Security

This Worm Virus Forced Windows Users to Watch 'Homestar Runner'

The W32/Lacon-A virus was a worm making the rounds in the early to mid-2000s. Looking back at it today, it's packed with nostalgia, from spam emails about the Do Not Call registry to a Homestar Runner cameo.<p>Malware historian danooct1 demonstrates the virus in the latest video of his long-running …

Security

It's a trap! Marcher banking trojan masquerades as Adobe Flash Player for Android

Not the first malware that’s tried to fool Android users this way…<p>| July 18, 20172:25 pm | Filed under: Adobe Flash, Android, Malware 0<p>A variant of …

Security

Android Backdoor GhostCtrl can Silently Record Your Audio, Video, and More

<b>by Lenart Bermejo, Jordan Pan, and Cedric Pernet</b>The information-stealing RETADUP worm that affected Israeli hospitals is actually just part of an …

Security

Beware of dodgy online software: How to protect your computer from malicious attack

Money Doctor Fergus Muirhead looks at how we can avoid the Malware, Ransomware, Adware and Spyware that aims to steal our hard-earned cash.<p>One of the …

Security

The Magala trojan makes its money dishonestly by clicking on ads in your browser

Another potentially unwanted program at your service…<p>| July 13, 201710:37 am | Filed under: Internet Explorer, Malware 0<p>A piece of malware known as …

Internet Explorer

Antimalware and cybersecurity portal - Windows Defender Security Intelligence

Pause<p>Learn about ransomware<p>Get everything you need to know about ransomware<p>Avoid tech support scams<p>Understand how scammers trick you into paying for …

Security

The Best Spyware Protection Security Software of 2017

Any effective antivirus utility should protect you against all types of malware, including spyware. These products offer special antispyware features …

Security

Rootkits

What is a rootkit?<p>Malware authors use rootkits to hide malware on your PC. Malware hidden by rootkits often monitor, filter, and steal your data or …

Security

Protecting Your Computer with Free Software

<b>Q.</b> <i>Are those free PC antivirus programs safe to use?</i><p><b>A.</b> The web is full of choices, but if you are looking for free protection for your computer, go with a program from an established security software company. You can find roundups and reviews online and the AV-Test.org site has a list of well-known …

Lync/SfB: Check client version using PowerShell

During troubleshooting we often need to check the installed version, for <b>Lync/SfB Server</b> we already know how to check the installed version using</b> …

Microsoft

Petya ransomware developer releases master decryption key

Before you get too excited, it doesn’t work for NotPetya…<p>| July 10, 20179:06 am | Filed under: Encryption, Malware, Ransomware 0<p>The original …

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