Crystal Security is a compact cloud-based malware detector
December 11, 2015 – 07:11 | Comments Off on Crystal Security is a compact cloud-based malware detector
Crystal Security is a compact cloud-based malware detector

Install any anti-malware with real-time protection and you’re generally weighing down your system with services, drivers, DLLs, background processes and more.
Crystal Security does things differently, its tiny download unpacking to a single 830KB executable which …

RogueKiller 11 ships with rewritten kernel driver, ADS detection
November 30, 2015 – 13:39 | Comments Off on RogueKiller 11 ships with rewritten kernel driver, ADS detection
RogueKiller 11 ships with rewritten kernel driver, ADS detection

French developer Adlice Software has released RogueKiller 11, the latest edition of its powerful malware detection tool.
The new build comes with a completely rewritten kernel driver, delivering more efficient scans and improved reliability for the …

FSS ePub Reader silently installs adware?
November 27, 2015 – 08:22 | Comments Off on FSS ePub Reader silently installs adware?
FSS ePub Reader silently installs adware?

FreeSmartSoft is the developer of a range of popular Windows freeware, including FSS Video Downloader, FSS Google Books Downloader, FSS ePub Reader and more.
You’ve installed one of their packages before? Then beware: we’ve discovered they …

Malwarebytes exposes adware that disables antivirus
November 25, 2015 – 05:18 | Comments Off on Malwarebytes exposes adware that disables antivirus
Malwarebytes exposes adware that disables antivirus

Malwarebytes has issued a detailed report explaining the various tricks Vonteera adware uses to compromise your PC – and it makes for uncomfortable reading.
Unwanted adverts, unknown Windows services, modified shortcuts, forced installation of uninstallable Chrome …

VirusTotal adds OS X sandbox reports
November 17, 2015 – 13:03 | Comments Off on VirusTotal adds OS X sandbox reports
VirusTotal adds OS X sandbox reports

VirusTotal has announced the availability of sandbox execution for OS X apps, including DMG files, Mach-O executables, and ZIP files containing a Mac app.
Users may submit files via the website, OS X uploader app or …

AVG climbs the AV-Comparatives antivirus ratings
November 14, 2015 – 03:48 | Comments Off on AVG climbs the AV-Comparatives antivirus ratings
AVG climbs the AV-Comparatives antivirus ratings

Security testing lab AV-Comparatives has released its October Real-World Protection report, rating the performance of 20 top antivirus products.
Bitdefender and Kaspersky topped the charts once more, with a 100% protection rate.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11 ships with native x64 build
November 13, 2015 – 01:17 | Comments Off on Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11 ships with native x64 build
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11 ships with native x64 build

Emsisoft has announced the release of Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11 and Emsisoft Internet Security 11.
Scanning has improved with better detection of ransomware, file-less malware, and threats which try to exploit script parsers and other host processes.

BullGuard Internet Security ships with Dropbox-compatible backup
November 10, 2015 – 09:09 | Comments Off on BullGuard Internet Security ships with Dropbox-compatible backup
BullGuard Internet Security ships with Dropbox-compatible backup

BullGuard has shipped the latest version of its comprehensive security suite, BullGuard Internet Security.
The online backup tool now offers direct backup to your Dropbox account, great news if you don’t want to spread your files …

Avast 2016 ships with password manager, SafeZone browser
November 3, 2015 – 12:09 | Comments Off on Avast 2016 ships with password manager, SafeZone browser
Avast 2016 ships with password manager, SafeZone browser

AVAST Software has unveiled its 2016 product range, including Avast Free Antivirus 2016, Avast Internet Security 2016 and Avast Premier 2016.
The highlight is Avast Passwords, a new password manager available in every edition (yes, even …

NirSoft rates antivirus engines for false positives
October 19, 2015 – 08:16 | Comments Off on NirSoft rates antivirus engines for false positives
NirSoft rates antivirus engines for false positives

If you regularly download small technical Windows tools then you’ll know they’re often incorrectly flagged as malware, even when from very trusted sources.
Which security companies are the worst offenders? Freeware developer NirSoft has released a …

How to uninstall antivirus
October 15, 2015 – 13:25 | Comments Off on How to uninstall antivirus
How to uninstall antivirus

You don’t need an antivirus package any more? It should be easy: just run the uninstaller and try something else.
Sounds great, until the uninstaller hangs, crashes, or won’t run at all. And you can’t install …