Posts Tagged ‘bitdefender’

Bitdefender Total Security 2016 Review

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

This product is ranked very highly, and it does provide an all-in-one solution for a number of security and privacy issues … but it also sounds like there are still a few bugs that need to be worked out.

Bitdefender Total Security 2016 is Bitdefender’s flagship security program for the Windows operating system. The 2016 version is the latest version currently, but we will update the review when the company releases updates. Bitdefender maintains a wide range of products for Windows and other operating systems. Total Security 2016 offers all features of the company’s Antivirus Plus and Internet Security products which are both available as commercial versions as well.

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Anti-Ransomware Software Overview

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Here’s a quick comparison of six of the most popular anti-ransomware products. Given the recent increase in ransomware attacks, this should come in handy for many.

There are two types of Anti-Ransomware software: those that protect the system in real-time against incoming threats, and those that disinfect the system after a successful ransomware attack. The following overview of anti-ransomware programs looks at programs that have been designed specifically for the purpose.

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The Majority of Free Antivirus Solutions Ship with Potentially Unwanted Offers

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The headline for this article misses the most interesting part of the article: a short list of free antivirus programs that don’t include potentially unwanted offers …

Developers and companies that offer free version of products have different options at their disposal to monetize their work. From pro and business editions over donations to third-party offers. Third-party offers in this context means integration of other programs or services in the installer to earn revenue whenever users install those offers.

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Bitdefender Releases Rootkit Remover Tool for Windows

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Dealing with rootkits can be a real challenge, but here’s a new tool that can make that challenge somewhat easier …

Rootkits are usually harder to identify and remove than regular malware due to the way these programs integrate themselves on a computer system. It is probably thanks to Sony and the company’s infamous music CD rootkit that a larger audience became aware of rootkits in general and how dangerous they are.

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Test if Your System is Infected with Flame, The Latest Threat on the Internet

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Wait a minute … Is it really this easy to get rid of Flame?!?

You have probably already heard about Flamer, Flame or Flamy, as some antivirus companies call the malware. Flamer was only recently discovered, despite indicators that it has been spread on targeted systems at least since 2010. This alone highlights the danger of the tool, but that is not the only reason why some security companies call it the most sophisticated threat encountered on the Internet up to day.

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BitDefender USB Immunizer 3.0 Update Released

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

USB immunization is an incredibly handy tool to have at one’s disposal … especially if you’re taking night classes and have already contaminated a couple of flash drives by plugging them into infected computers at school.

USB Immunizer was launched by BitDefender exactly a year ago as a free complimentary security tool to protect the system against attacks using Windows’ autorun functionality. The tool therefor is basically used to protect malware from running automatically when an USB drive is connected to the computer, or when a clean drive is connected to an infected computer that is spreading malware with the help of removable drives.

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Bitdefender USB Immunizer – Protect Removable Drives from Autorun-Based Attacks

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

I haven’t tried this myself, but it sure does sound useful. If I’d had this about five years ago, I could have saved myself from tossing a couple of infected flash drives …

Back in the days of the floppy drive, disks where the most common way of spreading viruses and malware. The Internet has taken over, and floppy drives are long gone. They have been replaced by removable drives and optical discs, which are also capable of spreading malware.

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Stuxnet Removal Tool

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

This comes about a month too late for many of Stuxnet’s victims, but it looks like somebody finally came up with a Stuxnet removal tool …

The public became aware of the Stuxnet worm back in July, largely because it was linked to several 0-day vulnerabilities of the Windows operating system. Researchers who analyzed the worm discovered what appeared to be its core purpose: To target industrial computer networks running Siemens WinCC software. But the nature of the vulnerability made all Windows systems vulnerable, and while workarounds were published shortly after the discovery it was not enough to limit or even eliminate the spreading of the worm.

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How to Update Last Year’s Security Software to this Year’s

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Here’s a neat trick that appears to work on a variety of different security programs …

Most security software companies, like Kaspersky, Symantec or Bitdefender, release new products ever year. The updated programs often come with additional security modules, better detection, engines, resource usage and other features that make them more powerful than last year’s version.

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The 2010 Anti-Virus league tables are out!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Kind of surprising that McCafee and Adaware didn’t make the list …

AV Test have now released the results of their 2010 best anti-virus for Windows 7.  The tests put each anti-virus package through a rigorous set of tests to determine not only how good they are at detecting and removing malware and viruses, but also how usable the software is…

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