November 13, 2014

Microsoft’s Own Anti-Virus fails to Secure Vista

Filed under: News — Cyrill @ 12:05 am

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Live One Care, an anti-virus software owned by Microsoft, recently failed to protect Vista users from viruses. Vista is the newest operating system released by Microsoft. A group of researchers who are based in Oxfordshire, U. K. tested some anti virus software packages. These packages which were actually designed for Vista were released to businesses some two months ago to see if they could stop a set of viruses recently available. Out of the 15 anti virus softwares tested, four products failed to conform. Live One Care included. The other three are McAfee VirusScan Enterprise version 8.1i; Norman VirusControl v5.90 and G DATA AntiVirusKit 2007 v17.0.6353.

November 5, 2014

Criteria in choosing anti-virus software

Filed under: Guide — editor @ 11:30 pm

Installing software that screens out viruses on your computer is an edge to protect your data or files from being infected of some viruses which can cause computer crash loosing now all important files that are saved on your computer. At the most fundamental sense, anti-virus software is the first line of defense of your computer system in order to maintain the intactness of its programs and other saved data. In buying or choosing reliable anti-virus software, here are some guidelines:
1. Automatic Updates. It should have an automatic updates wherein every time you will turn on, boot or reboot your computer, the anti-virus software will at the same time be running to scan different vaults to search any virus.
2. Ability to Detect. The anti-virus software should have a feature in which it can easily detect virus and provide any warning icon as a signal that a certain virus has intruded the system of your network. In this manner, it will be easy for the computer and anti-virus user to heal of cure the infected area reducing now the possibility of spreading it out contaminating other data or programs.
3. Set up. The anti-virus should include easy set up for the user to be at his or her convenient in utilizing the anti-virus.

October 29, 2014

Setting Up Anti-Virus

Filed under: Information — Kitch @ 10:36 pm

 

If you are a computer newbie, then the word “virus” might be intimidating to you. I’m not surprised. Virus, whether it be computer related or not is scary. But there are many easy ways to prevent this from happening. First, let’s define what a computer virus is. The simplest way to put it is it’s a program that inserts itself onto your computer without your knowledge and propagates once the infected program is opened/executed.

Anti Virus Softwares are available to help prevent these annoying viruses to creep onto your computer. It’s easy to install and can be done thru the internet if you do not have an anti-virus CD-ROM. First is choosing a software company site where you can either purchase or get the program for free.

Second, choose the product you wish to get. Click “Buy Now” or “Download Now” then follow all of the screen prompts. Wait for the download to complete and once finished, you will be asked to restart your computer.

October 22, 2014

Mac Immunity

It’s all now a dream, the ability of Mac’s to laugh at the millions of malware that target pc’s running windows for even they are now subject to attacks keeping people at Apple busy. Though based on a totally different Operating systems that used to protect them, they are now seeing a measurable number of attacks specifically targeting Mac’s through the internet.

There is built-in protection from Apple but updates rarely come to keep them protected. People using Mac’s should update once they are available to prevent intrusion and the usual regimen of scans when using flash drives and other portable storage is always in order.

Is it Virus? (part 1)

Filed under: Guide — Cyrill @ 9:40 pm

5.gifIt is not easy to tell if some virus has already gone its way to your computer. Thats why we strongly recommend that you install anti-virus software, or much better if you install more than one of it. The following are the common symptoms of a viral infection on your PC, although there are times that the following are not caused by a virus:
Your PC is running slower than usual. This can be due to too many processes and programs running at the same time or a problem with your network, but can also be caused by a virus infection.
Certain files or programs can not be opened. It is possible that a virus has erased parts of the files or programs that are necessary for the file to open or for the program to run.

October 15, 2014

The difference between a spyware and a computer virus

Filed under: Information — editor @ 6:56 pm

Both spyware and a computer virus are forms of unwanted or malware (malicious software) that can be harmful and give nuisance to your computer. The difference is that spyware collects information without any notice or consent. Spyware will not actually harm or corrupt the data on your computer but as stated earlier, it can give nuisance because it takes control or your computer. Anti-virus programs or software cannot remove spyware, so there is still further study of some anti-virus developer to create an antivirus that also features anti-spyware. There is a lot of ways on how Spyware can be installed on your computer. One is via virus and another is by being secretly attached to the software that you want to install or download. Furthermore, spyware is a specific type of malware that collects information about you and your computer, without you knowing it. Meanwhile, virus is just a specific way of having spyware get into your computer and be secretly distributed via e-mail or instant messaging.

October 8, 2014

Sources of virus

Filed under: Computers And Technology — Hannah @ 6:01 pm

Illegal download, unauthorized sites, and even corrupted files are just some of the sources of virus in computers and in almost every form of technology. These sources are products of human errors and actions. How can we say this? These viruses don’t just instantly arise when one for instance, turns on his computer. These, rather, are occurring mainly because of one’s unawareness on things that actually can lead to problems of such. An example is a person wanting to download movies online, those that are not even shown in cinemas. This action is considered to be illegal and unauthorized but still, numerous sites that allow this are continuously being made. Consumers, of course, would rather get something that is free but illegal rather than getting the opposite. These consumers, though, don’t always think that not all sources of movies are safe. Some are actually illegally made as well and downloads made from these sites could result to viruses that can even affect the functionality of the technology used.

October 1, 2014

John McAfee Now in Florida

Filed under: News — Hannah @ 5:00 pm

It seems that John McAfee is finally back on US soil after being forced to leave Guatemala, where he went to hide when sought out by the Belizean police.

The anti-virus founder is still wanted in Belize for the murder of his neighbor. John McAfee, who continues to maintain his innocence, is in Miami, Florida where he was not only ignored by US officials but even said that has been warmly welcomed by friends and reporters. US police only says that with no active warrant of arrest they have no reason to take him in for questioning.

In the meantime, McAfee seems to be in good spirits although still waiting for his two 20-year old girlfriends to arrive. We can bet then that he’ll be in even higher spirits then and with the freedom of movement will probably even be seen going out to eat, unless he or his girlfriends are on a beauty diet.

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September 24, 2014

What is an internet firewall?

Filed under: Facts — editor @ 4:20 pm

An internet firewall is a system or cluster of system that enforces an access control policy between two or more networks. Firewall can be a pair of mechanism in which one performs blockage and the other is permission. As said in above statement, firewall enforces an access control policy in which it depends on it of what kind of access to be allowed or denied. If you have a good idea about what access to be denied and allowed, firewall will be useful. Firewall has configuration which should be updated and given emphasis to enforce the policy. The importance of a firewall is that it protects you from being intruded or keeping out bad ‘stuffs’ out of your network while doing or finishing your job. Firewall is often used by huge corporations for the purpose of protecting the data about corporate products and services or files to download and the like. Firewall is like a preventive measure that guards your network from any harmful ‘stuffs’ that can corrupt important data.

September 17, 2014

Big Companies = Big Mistakes

Studies are showing that big businesses are still failing to comply with security protocol that have been developed to prevent such problems. From portable hard drives to the most troublesome flash disks, malware is still getting into these big companies even with heavy investment in security software.
The most detrimental factor is the attitude of people who are the weakest links in the IT security equation. Complacency and utter disregard for security protocol such as scanning drives before you use them and scanning again when transferring from computer to computer is to blame. People bring their drives home to finish off work using an infected computer thereby transferring malware in an attack from within once they get into their office PC.