May 3

Free Antivirus from Microsoft: Security Essentials

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Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and is automatically updated to protect your PC with the latest technology.
Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.
Before installing Microsoft Security Essentials, we recommend that you uninstall other antivirus software already running on your PC. Running more than one antivirus program at the same time can potentially cause conflicts that affect PC performance.
Download Microsoft Security Essentials here …
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Mar 26

Malware can steal your private information

Posted in Antivirus, malware

This is not an ordinary virus and not all anti-virus programs can catch it. When this virus gets into the computer it can not be stopped.

It a new bread of virus called malware. This malware controlled by  a “cyber brain,” it gets into your computer, sets up a an environment inside of your PC, and then starts stealing your most important information.

“Even the safest surfers can be subjected to this sick scheme. One minute you’re minding your own business, the next you get a message that your computer is infected, and if you don’t pay $59.99 for what’s supposed to be Microsoft anti-virus, your computer stops working. But as one local couple found out, paying that fee doesn’t fix anything, in fact it makes matters worse.”

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Mar 15

Spam Could be Replaced by Malware

Posted in Antivirus, malware, Security

Based on a survey conducted by Barracuda Networks, spam level was down by about 50% in the second half of 2010. However the there was a 55% rapid increase in malicious software.

Barracuda Networks chief research officer Dr Paul Judge said that the shift towards search engines and social networking sites means fraudsters are now focusing on those areas of the internet.

“The research community must continue to build innovative defences and the industry must make efforts to increase the deployment rates of those defences,” Dr Judge added.

Source: Ihotdesk.com

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