Windows More Secure Than OS X

Here’s another person that wants to debate, without putting anything on the table to debate with.  His argument, since Black Hat says that Windows is More Secure Than OS X, it must be so. Well, here is my reply. Reality obviously disagrees with you.  First of all, you show absolutely no evidence to back up your […]

Mac malware ‘explosion’ missing in action

The appearance of the MacDefender trojan back in May provoked a lot of back-and-forth between various tech writers (including your humble correspondent). Was this a sign that the good times were ending? That the Mac platform would come under ever-fiercer attack from malware authors? That soon we’d all be running resource-sucking virus scanners and a-fearing […]

Avast 6 Anti-Virus Download for Free

Avast anti-virus is one of the most trusted free anti-virus that is available in the market. Other few security softwares that come to mind are AVG. Avast 6 is the latest version of anti-virus. It is available for Free Download.The Avast 6 includes scan engine which is lighter and takes… via Avast 6 Anti-Virus Download […]

Free Mac anti-virus – Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac

Sophos is now offering free copies of it’s anti-virus software, to Macintosh users… Technical Specifications are as follows: Mac with Intel or PowerPC processor 256 MB of memory 150 MB of available disk space Mac with OSX 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Supports All Apple Mac hardware including iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro […]

Uninstalling Norton Antivirus & related Security Products

One major issue that I have seen is that Norton Antivirus & Security Products don’t always uninstall cleanly. Often, in the past, they have left the computer unable to connect properly to the internet, or having odd symptoms… What I have found is using the custom Norton Uninstall Utility, works cleanly, and is often faster […]

Google: Fake antivirus is 15 percent of all malwareKn

According to a Google study, 15% of all malware consists of fake anti-virus (or Rogue Antivirus) software.  What does that mean to the average user, probably nothing, but are you sure that Antivirus warning you just received is really from your antivirus software? Practically, this means that you need to be more aware of your […]

Macintosh Dashboard may bring the first real OS X Virus…

First, Breathe…  Yes, take a few deep breathes…. You see, we’re all doomed…  Yes, indeedy, doomed I say.  After all, the Macintosh Dashboard is the vector which all viruses will be created with in mind…  And Windows viruses will disappear due to the popularity of the Dashboard vector….  (SLAP)…  Sorry, I needed that, I was […] What’s this?

If you notice your computer connecting to, presumably from installing a firewall, or other security component…  Don’t worry. That is, assuming your using a security / antivirus suite from Trend Micro.  That server, is part of their new clound initiaitive, and used for virus pattern detection.  So don’t block this server, or your antivirus […]