Block Chrome extension adware with Extension Defender
February 8, 2014 – 14:16 | Comments Off on Block Chrome extension adware with Extension Defender
Block Chrome extension adware with Extension Defender

Deciding which browser extensions are trustworthy has always been an uncertain business. If an add-on is highly rated, with plenty of users, then it should be safe… But as the recent issues over Chrome extensions …

VirusTotal adds AegisLab as a file scanning engine
February 5, 2014 – 11:07 | Comments Off on VirusTotal adds AegisLab as a file scanning engine
VirusTotal adds AegisLab as a file scanning engine

VirusTotal has announced the addition of AegisLab as a new file scanning engine. The Taiwanese company was already working with VirusTotal on its URL scanner, but this should raise its profile significantly.
The good news continued …

herdProtect scans your PC for threats with 68 anti-malware engines
December 17, 2013 – 12:51 | Comments Off on herdProtect scans your PC for threats with 68 anti-malware engines
herdProtect scans your PC for threats with 68 anti-malware engines

Your PC has been behaving strangely for the past few days. You’re wondering if it’s been infected by malware, but your antivirus package hasn’t raised any alerts. And so it could be time to call …

SUPERAntiSpyware 5.7 now available
December 11, 2013 – 09:55 | Comments Off on SUPERAntiSpyware 5.7 now available
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.7 now available

Support.com has announced the availability of SUPERAntiSpyware 5.7.
The new release can now identify and remove “potentially unwanted programs”: toolbars, browser extensions, and software which is commonly bundled with adware installers.

Vet unsafe websites with WOT 2.0, out now for Chrome, Safari and Firefox
September 25, 2013 – 09:08 | One Comment
Vet unsafe websites with WOT 2.0, out now for Chrome, Safari and Firefox

These days most browsers offer some form of basic protection against clicking a fake link and visiting phishing websites, facsimiles of genuine sites that attempt to trick users into giving up sensitive personal information like …

Quickly identify the hidden files on your PC with Hidden File Finder
August 29, 2013 – 11:35 | One Comment
Quickly identify the hidden files on your PC with Hidden File Finder

If a malicious program wants to hide objects from you, then the simplest approach is to mark those files or folders as “hidden”. By default they won’t be visible in Explorer, and even if you’ve …

Get an in-depth troubleshooting report on any PC with RegRun Reanimator
August 7, 2013 – 08:42 | Comments Off on Get an in-depth troubleshooting report on any PC with RegRun Reanimator
Get an in-depth troubleshooting report on any PC with RegRun Reanimator

If you regularly help to troubleshoot PC problems for friends and family then you’ll know that understanding their system setup is a good place to start. This can be a challenge, though, particularly if they’re …

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.0 reduces memory usage, improves cleaning engine
July 2, 2013 – 10:44 | Comments Off on Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.0 reduces memory usage, improves cleaning engine
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.0 reduces memory usage, improves cleaning engine

Emsisoft of Thalgau, Austria, has released Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.0, a major new version of its dual-engine anti-malware tool for Windows. Emsisoft Anti-Malware is designed to run alongside existing security products and offer extra lines of …

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7 and Emsisoft Emergency Kit 3 gain minor updates
May 31, 2013 – 09:38 | Comments Off on Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7 and Emsisoft Emergency Kit 3 gain minor updates
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7 and Emsisoft Emergency Kit 3 gain minor updates

Emsisoft has released minor updates for its commercial and free anti-malware tools with the publications of Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7.0.0.25 and Emsisoft Emergency Kit 3.0.0.6. Although minor, both updates are strongly recommended for existing users.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware …

Detect security issues and signs of malware with Malware Scene Investigator
May 1, 2013 – 12:41 | Comments Off on Detect security issues and signs of malware with Malware Scene Investigator
Detect security issues and signs of malware with Malware Scene Investigator

Your PC is behaving strangely. You think it might have been infected by something, but your regular antivirus tool hasn’t raised an alert. And so you decide to try and investigate the problem yourself.
Figuring out …

VirusTotal adds Quttera URL Scanner
January 24, 2013 – 12:06 | Comments Off on VirusTotal adds Quttera URL Scanner
VirusTotal adds Quttera URL Scanner

VirusTotal.com is perhaps best known for its free virus detection service, which allows you to upload almost any suspect file for a speedy verdict from all the main antivirus engines (and several of the lesser …