Sandboxie 4.08 plays more nicely with gamers, Windows 8.1 users
January 21, 2014 – 12:04 | Comments Off
Sandboxie 4.08 plays more nicely with gamers, Windows 8.1 users

Sandboxie Holdings, LLC has just released Sandboxie 4.08, an update to its shareware Windows sandboxing tool. The new build comes with the usual mixture of bug fixes and minor tweaks, but includes several significant improvements …

Bitdefender’s new Safepay beta delivers “secure, hacker-proof” browsing
June 7, 2013 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Bitdefender’s new Safepay beta delivers “secure, hacker-proof” browsing

Bitdefender has unveiled a stand-alone beta of Safepay, a custom browser which uses a sandbox to protect your internet banking, shopping and other sensitive activities.
Launch the program and it runs full-screen in its own isolated …

Review: Comodo Internet Security Pro 2013
January 9, 2013 – 06:21 | 2 Comments
Review: Comodo Internet Security Pro 2013

What do you really want from a security suite? Most companies appear to believe the answer is “as many features as possible”, and so they’ll cram their products with as many vaguely security-related tools as …

Browse more safely with Dell KACE’s virtualised Firefox 3.6
October 24, 2011 – 10:12 | One Comment
Browse more safely with Dell KACE’s virtualised Firefox 3.6

One way to stay safer online is to run your browser in a sandbox, where it’s isolated from your main PC: even if you’re infected by something unpleasant, this greatly limits the damage that malware …

Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
June 13, 2011 – 16:22 | 8 Comments
Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2012

If you like your security suites to be feature-rich then Kaspersky’s offerings have always been worth a look, as most editions come packed with functionality that you won’t find elsewhere.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (KIS 2012) …

ZoneAlarm launches new-look 2012 security suites
June 8, 2011 – 10:07 | Comments Off
ZoneAlarm launches new-look 2012 security suites

It’s been 18 months since Check Point released ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2010. And as it didn’t make much impact, and there was no 2011 release, you might have thought the company had given up on …

Kaspersky debuts Anti-Virus, Internet Security 2012
June 7, 2011 – 10:56 | Comments Off
Kaspersky debuts Anti-Virus, Internet Security 2012

Russian security company Kaspersky has dropped the beta tag from their Anti-Virus 2012 and Internet Security 2012 products, launching both today.
And while there are no revolutionary changes on offer, Kaspersky have provided more than enough …

Avoid malicious downloads with our top tips and tools
May 18, 2011 – 11:30 | Comments Off
Avoid malicious downloads with our top tips and tools

Microsoft recently revealed that 1 in every 14 downloads on the Windows platform contains malicious software. That’s a scary thought, and means your security software could be working overtime in trying to prevent your PC …

Sandboxie 3.54 promises improved compatibility and better performance
March 24, 2011 – 13:40 | Comments Off
Sandboxie 3.54 promises improved compatibility and better performance

If you’re paranoid about the changes a particular program might do to your system, then “sandboxing” it is a good idea. Sandboxie 3.54 is the latest version of a shareware program that allows you to …

avast! 6 Free beta adds enhanced sandboxing, website reputation plugin
January 30, 2011 – 18:36 | Comments Off
avast! 6 Free beta adds enhanced sandboxing, website reputation plugin

Free antivirus tools can occasionally be short on features, a little lacking in comparison to their commercial brothers.
Avast! has always been an exception, though, and the first public beta of avast! Free 6 extends the …

Avast updates its free and paid anti-virus suites to 5.1
January 3, 2011 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Avast updates its free and paid anti-virus suites to 5.1

Avast! has released a major update for its anti-virus tool and internet security suite, delivering a host of improvements to most of the program’s major components, including its Behaviour Shield and anti-rootkit engine.
Avast! 5.1 builds …