Malware

Apple kills Adware Doctor from Mac App Store, time to uninstall

In the wake of recent revelations from privacy advocates around the web, the Mac App Store's highest grossing utility app Adware Doctor has been removed by Apple. Security company Malwarebytes said it has been monitoring the behavior of its developer Yongming Zhang since 2015, and its report on Friday sent shockwaves that led to Apple choosing the nuclear option.

According to security researcher Patrick Wardle, Adware Doctor was doing a little bit more behind the scenes than scanning your... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: Mac App Store , macOS , security , malware , Privacy

Fight ransomware with data backups and gift cards

Ransomware is a hacker's cash grab. When this type of malware attacks your PC, it locks your precious files behind a password and demands payment for unlocking your docs. As in any other hostage situation, paying the ransom may or may not get you your files back. With ransomware, an ounce of prevention -- backing up all your important files -- is worth a pound of Bitcoin cures. Here's how to foil ransomware.

Store important files on an external drive

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Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software

Tags: malware , virus , backup , Cloud

What to do if your computer has a virus

It can be a gut punch to realize that your PC may be infected with malware (the catchall term for viruses, Trojans, worms, and other nasties). If you don't have antimalware software installed and ready to clean your system, the situation can deteriorate quickly. But we have tips for basic damage control for your computer and the devices it's connected to.

Disconnect your PC from the network

Malware frequently uses the Internet to connect your PC to another computer that may give... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software

Tags: Security Center , Guides , antivirus , malware , virus , Internet security

What is malware?

You know that viruses are bad for your system, but they are just one type of malicious software. Broadly speaking, malware is any software developed to disrupt your computer or device's normal functioning. Malware is often used to steal, to spy, or to destroy. It can target your personal information, corrupt your files, spam your contacts, use your computer for nefarious purposes, or even render it useless.

There are currently over 375 million malicious programs out there, with another 390,000 recorded... Read More »

Topics: Security Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: Security Center , Guides , security , malware , Windows software

Ad-Aware Pro Security: 2-for-1 deal

Just in time for Valentine's Day, you and your loved one can receive 1 year of Ad-Aware Pro Security for 50 percent off. For the price of a single license, you'll now receive comprehensive protection against viruses, spyware, and Trojans on two PCs.

Features

A lightning-fast antivirus engine that works alongside Ad-Aware Pro Security's legendary anti-spyware technology. Protects against cyber criminals out to steal your credit card or bank data. Blocks hackers from getting into your system to spy or steal... Read More »

Tags: Windows , antivirus , security , malware , Windows software

Get Advanced SystemCare Pro for 30 percent off

Are malware and pop-up banners bogging down your computer? Got so many toolbars that your browser looks like a ticker tape parade? Your system is begging for a good cleaning, but who has the time? Advanced SystemCare can help by providing automated, all-in-one PC care service. Get comprehensive cleanup, privacy protection, and a security checkup just in time for your online holiday shopping for 30 percent off.

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Tags: security , malware , Windows software

Get IObit Malware Fighter for 55 percent off

If you're looking for a supplemental anti-malware program that is both light on system resources and your wallet, IObit is offering its popular Malware Fighter for 55 percent off for the next 2 weeks.

What you'll get with Malware Fighter:

"Smart One-Stop Solution" to remove all security threats in one click. Ad blocking while surfing. Security Reinforce to enhance system protection -- especially for Windows XP. Real-time protection technology to protect your PC in an unobtrusive and intelligent way. Fast scans without slowing your... Read More »

Tags: antivirus , security , malware , Windows software

Get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium for $19.95

When it comes to malware protection, no name is as trusted as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Known for its reliable scanner and high detection rate, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is one utility we consistently recommend users have in their arsenal alongside their antivirus.

The latest 2.0 update brings substantial changes to Malwarebytes including an integrated rootkit detection engine and an updated, sleeker UI. Celebrating this release, Malwarebytes is offering their premium anti-malware scanner at a discounted price for a limited time. ... Read More »

Tags: Windows , antivirus , security , malware , Windows software , utility

Bitdefender doubles protection for half the price

Bitdefender's latest AV suite, Total Security, has already been touted as the Best Antivirus of the Year by AV-Test. It's sure to win you over with its balance of form and function as it did our security editor. Total Security's award-winning AV, unobtrusive interface, and lightning-fast scanner managed to garner an outstanding 4.5/5 star-rating on Download.com. Starting this week, Bitdefender is offering the suite (normally priced at $79.95/year for three PCs) for the low price of only $39,... Read More »

Tags: Windows , antivirus , security , malware , virus , Windows software