Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60 adds tricks to bypass malware blocks
December 28, 2011 – 08:28 | Comments Off on Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60 adds tricks to bypass malware blocks
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60 adds tricks to bypass malware blocks

Malwarebytes Corporation has squeezed out a major update to its popular – and effective – malware scan-and-remove tool before the New Year chimes in. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60, which is designed to add additional protection to …

Microsoft rolls out new beta version of Windows Security Essentials 4
November 30, 2011 – 16:13 | One Comment
Microsoft rolls out new beta version of Windows Security Essentials 4

Microsoft has released a public beta version of its Windows Security Essentials package, giving users a sneaky glimpse of what to expect from future releases. There are not a huge number of changes to speak …

Review: AVG Family Safety 2012
November 29, 2011 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Review: AVG Family Safety 2012
Review: AVG Family Safety 2012

Anyone with children will know that it can be difficult to police use of the internet. The fact that you have young children means that you are naturally concerned about web content, and many parents …

Panda Cloud Antivirus adds firewall protection in latest beta release
August 31, 2011 – 05:42 | Comments Off on Panda Cloud Antivirus adds firewall protection in latest beta release
Panda Cloud Antivirus adds firewall protection in latest beta release

Panda Security has released Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.9.1 Beta, a preview of its forthcoming 2.0 release. The beta sees Panda’s lightweight free cloud-based anti-virus tool add firewall protection for the first time.
The new firewall is community …

Symantec releases beta security software for Android
August 12, 2011 – 10:37 | Comments Off on Symantec releases beta security software for Android
Symantec releases beta security software for Android

Security software is not something that is generally associated with mobile devices such as phones, but the open nature of the Android platform means that viruses are a real threat, just as for desktop computers. …

Symantec unleashes new Lion compatible antivirus and internet security betas
August 8, 2011 – 03:31 | Comments Off on Symantec unleashes new Lion compatible antivirus and internet security betas
Symantec unleashes new Lion compatible antivirus and internet security betas

Security firms are always keen to release new versions of their products, and the unveiling of a new operating system is as good a reason as any. Mac users who jumped on Lion the moment …

avast! brings gratis AV protection to OS X with avast! Free Antivirus for Mac beta
May 25, 2011 – 21:48 | Comments Off on avast! brings gratis AV protection to OS X with avast! Free Antivirus for Mac beta
avast! brings gratis AV protection to OS X with avast! Free Antivirus for Mac beta

Mac owners have long been notoriously smug about the lack of viruses for their chosen operating system, but it is far from true to say that viruses do not exist for OS X. In reality, …

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

AVG launches LiveKive online backup and Family Safety tools alongside “Summer Update”
April 7, 2011 – 13:19 | Comments Off on AVG launches LiveKive online backup and Family Safety tools alongside “Summer Update”
AVG launches LiveKive online backup and Family Safety tools alongside “Summer Update”

AVG has released a “Summer Update” for its security portfolio. AVG Internet Security 2011, AVG Anti-Virus 2011 and AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 all benefit from higher malware detection rates, faster scan times, a lighter …

Free ChicaPC-Shield offers scan-and-remove protection against malware
April 6, 2011 – 13:09 | Comments Off on Free ChicaPC-Shield offers scan-and-remove protection against malware
Free ChicaPC-Shield offers scan-and-remove protection against malware

Florida-based ChicaLogic, which specialises in providing technological solutions for women, has released free and paid-for versions of a new anti-malware tool called ChicaPC-Shield. Based on the award-winning Malwarebytes Anti-Malware solution, the free version of ChicaPC-Shield offers …

10 quick, easy and straightforward methods to boost your online security
September 7, 2010 – 18:42 | Comments Off on 10 quick, easy and straightforward methods to boost your online security
10 quick, easy and straightforward methods to boost your online security

Many people think that installing anti-virus, firewall and anti-spyware software should inoculate them from all manner of threats. While it’s true that a decent security package or collection of security tools is necessary to help …