Aug 14

Great Cycling Shirt from AVAST

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Picture credit: Avast

Last week’s post about the stylish cycling shirt caused a big stir with lots of questions, comments and also emails from people asking for a sample

For starters, an old friend called me with a proposal that his company could produce those shirts for us in Italy! Well, we need to see about the price but I certainly thank you for the tip.

Someone else suggested that we should send these shirts as a gift to other AV companies – and he suggested AVG where several top managers are cycling enthusiasts. I think this is great idea – wouldn’t that be nice advertising!

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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 …
Source: Microsoft
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Mar 19

Free Avast 6.0

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RAGUE, Czech Republic – While industry testing shows that avast! Free version 5.0 handily beats most paid-for antivirus products, AVAST Software is pushing the envelope even further with the new avast! 6.0 – launching today.

“With our new avast! 6.0 Free Antivirus, we’ve added advanced capabilities that aren’t in any mainstream AV product. Once again, we are providing a free antivirus that often exceeds the protection offered by other paid-for products,” said Vince Steckler, CEO of AVAST Software. “In these tight economic times, there is no reason for people to keep paying for the overpriced AV that they have on their computers.”

There are six good reasons why computer users should remove antivirus products such as Norton or McAfee and install the new avast! Free Antivirus 6.0.

Source: Iewy.com

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Mar 1

Avast Free Antivirus

Posted in Antivirus, Avast, Security

Avast Free Antivirus 6.0 gets 9.0 editor’s ranking at Cnet.com

Avast made great strides in its previous update. Version 5 set the stage for the modern, massively popular and free security suite with a new interface that ditched a quirky, late-’90s jukebox style for a more polished look. Easier to navigate, it also became easier to add new features.

Make no mistake, Avast 6 adds features both big and small. Some that had previously only been available to paid upgrade users are now free for all versions and newer features have been seamlessly added to the interface experience. If you’re familiar with Avast 5, upgrading to Avast 6 won’t be that big of a leap.

Source: Cnet.com

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Feb 16

AVAST Will Offer Free Virtualization

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AVAST to offer free virtualization

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When the security software encounters an unknown or suspicious process the AutoSandbox feature offers to run that process inside a “virtual computer”. The process runs as it normally would, but it can’t make any permanent changes to the actual, physical computer. If the process turns out to be malicious, there’s no harm done.

“Virtualization has the potential to significantly increase user safety, but people have been slow to adopt this technology even when it’s a part of their antivirus package,”, said Ondrej Vlckek, AVAST’s CTO. “AutoSandbox shifts virtualization from being an IT geek specialty to an automatic, easily accessible safety feature for all avast users.”

Vlcek went on to explain that AVAST will be offering this technology to all users, including those using the free product. “With AutoSandbox virtualization,”, said Vlcek, “we’ve created a safe space between the known good and bad content which will make life safer for all avast users.”

Release of AVAST’s 6.0 product line is expected in the first quarter of 2011. PCMag will evaluate them as soon as they become available.

Source: PCMag.com

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Feb 13

Fake Antivirus Spreads on Twitter

Posted in Antivirus, Twitter
On January 21, 2011 Twitter was a target of a fake antivirus software which attacked Twitter accounts using Google’s Web access shortening service “foo.gl”. In 2010 as was targeted with a cross-site scripting.

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