The wait is over, Windows 10 has officially arrived. If you’re on Windows 8.1 or Windows 7SP1 and have not yet received notification that your download is ready, you currently have two options:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a spiffy new look. Version 22.214.171.1248 has just been released and besides sporting a cleaner, modern look, it also has a few upgrades that may not be obvious at first. For example, the new version has improved root-kit detection and removal. It also automatically updates before running a scan so that you have the latest protection database when scanning. A bug with the next scheduled scan not showing up properly has also been fixed, along with several notification issues.
Do you wish there was an easier way to keep your PC safe on the Internet after reading about a new zero-day vulnerability? There seem to be new exploit warnings regularly and no easy way to be protected while waiting for updates. Fortunately for us, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit stops zero-day vulnerabilities in their tracks and does not need any adjustments after installing. You simply install and continue on your merry way, knowing that it’s working behind the scenes.
A new version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has just been released! I’ve sung the praises of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in the past and this version lives up to the Malwarebytes reputation. The most noticeable change in this version is the user interface. This version aims to be clean and bright, showing you relevant information right up front in the dashboard.
Once upon a time, if you wanted to keep your PC safe online, you needed to have an updated version of a favorite paid Antivirus program. Freeware Antivirus programs were not recommended because their detection and removal rates were subpar. Lucky for us consumers, today that is no longer the case.
Free Antivirus programs no longer offer mediocre protection. Detection rates and cleanup routines have improved considerably. Many free Antivirus programs rank as well as Top-notch paid programs. In today’s economy where every penny saved counts, there are quite a few excellent freeware Antivirus solutions to choose from.
On the heels of Adobe's last Flash update comes news of a new critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.23/10.3.181.22 and previous versions. The current vulnerability is already being exploited and Adobe is urging users of Adobe Flash to update to version 10.3.181.26 without delay.
Adobe is once again warning of an important vulnerability. This time it involves all Flash Players (Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris and Android).
If a user is tricked into visiting a malicious website (by a link in an email for example), the malicious website will then be able to act as the user at other websites or email providers.
Download and install the newest versions of Flash without delay because the vulnerability is already being used by malicious websites.
A few days ago Microsoft launched a New website: Safety and Security Center, aimed at helping users stay safe online and learn more about security. The website is easy to navigate and has a wealth of information.
On Monday, Microsoft issued an Out of Band Security Update for Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP (SP3) to stop the spread of a vicious new worm taking advantage of a vulnerability in Windows LNK (shortcut) files. The vulnerability is already being used by malware. The update (KB2286198) will automatically install if you have Windows Update enabled. If you don't currently use Automatic Updates, you need to install the patch without delay.