Category: Antivirus

Malwarebytes has launched a free safe browsing extension for Chrome and Firefox Malwarebytes has released a new browser extension aimed at safeguarding consumers from scammers. Browser Guard is available for both Chrome and Firefox. The tool works by blocking pop-ups, browser hijacking and browser locking (including the popular ‘tech support scams’. It also filters out […]

Ryuk ransomware is dangerous and spreading.   Attackers are causing more trouble with Emotet and TrickBot, as these forever morphing troublemakers are now dropping Ryuk ransomware. Once the valuable data has been extracted from victim organizations, Ryuk takes over and locks up information, requiring a ransom be paid in order to access the info. It […]

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ESET has discovered 21 new malware families affecting Linux   Linux is a more secure operating system than Windows, but even Linux is not immune to malware. Of course, over time, the number of malware families targeting Linux has grown. While the number of Linux attacks still isn’t anywhere near the amount of malware attacks […]

Though the ransom itself is inactive, WannaCry Ransomware lives on   The most widespread ransomware virus, WannaCry, has negatively affected nearly 75,000 users as of the third quarter of 2018. Kaspersky Lab recently released a report detailing the damage that WannaCry has caused and alerted that the ransomware is still active one and a half […]

Facebook’s mandatory scan and lack of transparency are cause for concern   Years ago, when I first encountered Facebook’s mandatory malware scan, I thought it was a scam. I was contacted by a friend that told me that her computer had a pop-up from Facebook stating that it was required that she download and run […]

Just like desktop computers, some smart TVs have a built in design flaw that’s easy to exploit.   Millions of smart TVs have been found to have easy-to-find security flaws that even unsophisticated hackers can exploit. Consumer Reports tested and found that the problem affects televisions made by Samsung, as well as models made by […]

Malwarebytes protection update caused massive spikes in memory usage A protection update that Malwarebytes published Saturday caused some serious side effects when the product spiked memory usage and crashes across their customer base. They sent out an update to resolve the issue automatically for customers, but if you’re still noticing problems with Malwarebytes using massive […]

Antivirus protection is important, but setting up essential security protocols can be complicated. We make it easy. What can you do to make sure that you’re protected? Read on.   New threats and attacks to computer security are constantly being reported by the major news agencies. Hackers are incredibly sophisticated and are a very real […]

Microsoft’s Windows Meltdown patch will not protect your security, if your antivirus software isn’t compatible. Microsoft updated their support page to state that Windows computers will not be protected from security vulnerabilities unless their antivirus software is compatible with the Spectre and Meltdown patches.   Microsoft has been rolling out a series of patches since […]