04/26/2012, Facebook might have won some folks sitting on the fence as to whether this is a company that is “evil” or not (as to the definition of evil, I will leave that to you entirely), as the social networking giant has just rolled out an Antivirus Marketplace which will enable users to download a six-month free trial of software from the participating companies. At this point in time, McAfee, Norton, […]
11/21/2011, As you may have heard, anti-virus companies have been drumming the beat that malware on Android are growing in an exponential way, and that you should buy their product to protect yourself. Not so fast says Chris DiBona, Google’s open-source programs manager, who posted a long Google+ update about Android, security and open source. He eloquently defends the principles of open-source, which detractors say is an invitation for trouble as […]
11/15/2011, Huawei, a company known for putting out affordable mobile devices has announced their plans to buy out the remaining 49% stake in their Symantec joint venture. For those unfamiliar, Symantec is a company that specializes in security software for computers, and are probably most famous for their Norton AntiVirus software.
03/23/2011, Don’t think that using an Android-powered device means you are exempt from viruses or software exploits – AVG is offering their AntivirusFree for Android tablets. This new piece of software is known as AVG Mobilation for Android, where it will rely on a cloud-based security platform – although AVG states that the app will not hit affect your battery life in a negative manner. Apart from that, it can also […]
02/28/2011, Silicon giant Intel is pleased to announce that they have finally finalized and completed their acquisition of computer security company McAfee, where the latter has taken its wings under the Intel Software and Services Group as a subsidiary. This deal has been touted to be within the $7.68 billion region, and it did take a fair bit of convincing on Intel’s part to touch base with the European Commission that […]
12/08/2010, AVAST Software is the company behind the popular avast! antivirus that offers both free and pro versions. The company has recently released a rather interesting announcement, telling a story of how a 14-user license from a small firm in Tucson, Arizona issued on June 30th, 2009 quickly ballooned into 774,651 active users by late 2010. The license has since been used in over 200 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, not […]
12/02/2010, This concept Virus Spuit is something that many computer users out there might love to have. While we normally have to depend on antivirus programs running on a computer to protect our systems from viruses that might come from USB drives, the Virus Spuit functions as an intermediary between the computer and the USB drive, filtering out the viruses before they reach the computer. There is also a color coded […]
12/02/2010, This isn’t the happiest news for Windows 7 and AVG users out there, but if you recently updated your antivirus program, you’ve probably noticed that you’re having issues getting your computer to start. AVG has confirmed that the latest virus database 271.1.1/3292 (432/3292) was causing an error and has since downgraded the update. Of course, if you’ve been hit by the issue, you’ll need to fix it and AVG is […]
08/19/2010, It might have caught many folks off-guard but Intel will be acquiring McAfee for a juicy $7.68 billion, which translates to about $48 per share in cash. Intel states that the company will function as a wholly owned subsidiary under the control of its Software and Services group. Intel believes that security is now an important issue within the company, and today’s security approach does not fully address the needs […]
08/10/2010, Smartphones are actually pretty powerful tiny computers of their own, packing in far more processing power and capabilities compared to the best desktop 15 years ago. Well, one thing that has remained consistent since then till today would be the presence of viruses, in this case, a malware on the Android platform known as Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer. Kaspersky identified this piece of malware which comes disguised as a media player app, but […]
04/30/2010, Folks are always worrying about getting a virus on their removable storage nowadays, and that’s why designers came up with this U+ USB Hub concept. It’s a USB hub that offers an antivirus scanner as well, allowing you to scan your flash drives, ensuring that the infection doesn’t spread. From the looks of it, you’ll need to keep it hooked up to a computer in order to perform scanning.
04/26/2010, The folks over at McAfee are probably scrambling to do their best to limit the damage to their image caused by the recent fiasco of a botched update. The mistake took down tens of thousands (possibly millions) of computers around the globe. Now the security company is offering to reimburse reasonable expenses associated with the repair of your computer that was botched by this update. To further try and claw […]
04/22/2010, McAfee’s troubles that we reported yesterday concerning a faulty antivirus update which brought Windows XP computers to a halt worldwide has yet to be abated, since every machine will have to be repaired individually, and the entire process could very well take anywhere from days to weeks. Of course, those who have downloaded the update but did not yet apply them could very well be in for a nasty surprise […]
01/15/2010, If you’re currently evaluating antivirus software for your computer, you might want to take note that Facebook has partnered with McAfee to offer all of its 350 million users free security software for a 6-month period. It’s good to see websites take an initiative to help its users out with the security side of things. That being said, there is a minor catch, as it’s only available for Windows-based computers […]