Posts Tagged ‘kaspersky’

Kaspersky: Windows 10’s Antivirus Integration is Anti-Competitive

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The root of this problem seems to be that Windows 10 often returns false positives during incompatibility checks. It’s hard to tell if the false positives are truly anti-competitive, or they’re just another bug that needs to be worked out.

Eugen Kaspersky, head of the Russian security company Kaspersky Lab has accused Microsoft of anti-competitive practices in the Windows 10 operating system. Kaspersky complains that Microsoft pushes Windows Defender on Windows 10 devices to the detriment of third-party antivirus vendors.


Kaspersky QR Scanner – Make Sure QR Codes are not Malicious

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

QR Codes and shortened URLs both make me nervous; it’s a bad idea to click on anything if you don’t know where it’s gonna take you.

So-called QR Codes are very similar to shortened urls. The core similarity is that you don’t see where the link takes you when you activate it. QR Codes are used in many different locations and situations. On advertisement so that you can look up additional information about an offer, in shops, public transport, magazines and on websites. The recently released WhatsApp Web uses a QR Code for instance to link the account on your phone and the web interface.


Software to Run When Your Antivirus Solution Fails

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Malware or virus problems? Here are a few programs that might help to clean them up …

Running up to date antivirus software on your system is one of the best protections against threats that you encounter locally or on the Internet. While it is highly recommended, it does not offer 100% protection regardless of which programs you are using to protect your computer and its data.


Kaspersky Application Advisor Reveals Information About Files or Programs Online

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Here’s a useful security tool for anyone who downloads programs/applications from web sites … in other words, just about all of us.

Kaspersky’s Application Advisor is a new service that provides you with options to look up information about any file or program in Kaspersky’s vast file database.


Survey Shows Most of You Opt to Pay for Your Security

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

This isn’t too surprising, but it is kind of surprising to see how many folks rely on free anti-virus solutions …

By the title above I did not mean to imply that people are pirating their anti-virus software. While some likely do, there is probably not much that could be worse than running a pirated copy of a program that is designed to protect you and actually trusting it to do so. No in fact, what I meant is that a recent survey shows that most people opt for paid solutions over free ones.


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.


Yandex Browser Based on Chromium Launches

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Just in case anyone doesn’t have enough browser options already … here’s another one.

Yandex has just released version 1.0 of its web browser. The 28 Megabyte download is based on Chromium, and thus not the first spin-off that we have seen appear on the scene. The majority of spin-offs on the other hand are not really that different from the default Chromium browser. Some add privacy related features to the browser, while others add features such as mouse gestures or social features to Chromium.


20+ Programs that You Should Run Regularly on Your PC

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Although the author makes a good point and very many useful programs are discussed here, it almost makes PC maintenance sound like a full time job …

Many PC users do not think about maintenance as long as their system is running as intended. The issue here is that they might be able to resolve future issues, or mitigate them at least, if they would run a set of tools regularly on their PC. The following guide looks at some of the recommended programs – my recommendations – that should be run regularly on a PC. Not all are maintenance related though, you also find security and privacy programs in the list for instance.


German Federal Trojan Supports 64-Bit Windows Systems, Analysis Suggests

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Yikes! And here I thought that my 64-Bit system would be safe from stuff like this …

About two weeks ago word got out that the Chaos Computer Club got their hands on what they identified as a German state-sponsored trojan. The initial analysis assumed that the trojan would only run on 32-bit Windows systems. We reviewed a software that would detect the trojan on the system.


TDSSKiller – Kaspersky TDSS Rootkit Remover

Monday, February 7th, 2011

If you’re experiencing a lot of unexpected redirects from Google search results, you might want to check this one out …

One of the most notorious rootkit families on today’s Internet is the TDSS Rootkit family which is known as Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, Tidserv, TDSServ or Alureon. The rootkit began to spread in 2008 and is one of the causes for unauthorized Google Redirects that users experience when the rootkit is active on their PC system.