AVG's Anti-Virus and Internet Security line follows up last year's highly ranked security suite with a stronger emphasis on personal data management and privacy utilities to prevent unwanted privacy breaches. Version 2014 not only maintains a consistently level rate of protection, but also includes a few new extra tools like File Shredder and Data Safe for a more permanent and secure solution to deleting files, as well as creating a safe box for files on your local machine.
Scut AntiVirus scans your computer thoroughly for any malicious software and protects it against the latest threats, based on advanced heuristics. The focus of this program is clearly not on its appearance but on functionality and ease of use.
After a fast and painless installation, you can immediately start scanning your computer. The quick scan in critical zones of your computer takes at least a couple of hours on a machine with a 250GB hard drive. While this is not necessarily quick, it is an indication that the program is thorough. You can define where the critical areas are in … Read more
With just a click, Magican AntiTrojan for Mac performs fast Mac OS X system scans for known malware such as the notorious Flashback Trojan, as well as for MacKontrol, Sabpab, and Olyx. This free and rather basic software seems to perform its job of finding and removing all traces of the infection caused by these four known Trojans well.
After asking for the root password for scanning, Magican AntiTrojan for Mac starts with an easy to understand main menu. The graphics are rendered well for the labels, including those for the program name and title. An oval-shaped blue button initiates … Read more
In the past year, estranged antivirus kingpin John McAfee has been accused of being many things -- madman, drug addict, and murderer, just to name a few -- but as the video below proves, you certainly can't accuse him of taking himself too seriously.
In the very NSFW four-minute clip, McAfee slams the software he created (but has had not contact with for more than a decade, as he points out) for its tendency to update itself at the most inconvenient times and ultimately offers an, uh, unorthodox method for uninstalling it.… Read more
Twitter has been ordered by a French appeals court to produce the names of the people behind any anti-Semitic tweets, according to Le Monde.
On Wednesday, the Paris Court of Appeal struck down an appeal by Twitter in which the site argued that it shouldn't be required to take action against tweets unless they're illegal in the country where the tweet was reported. Twitter had launched its appeal after a French court ruled in January that it must hand over the names of those who post anti-Semitic tweets.
The case stemmed from several tweets posted last October that … Read more
F-Secure Mobile Security is an all-encompassing service that provides antivirus scanning, parental controls, and anti-theft solutions in an attempt to provide an all-encompassing protection package.
Upon installation, the app will walk you through a series of steps that include accepting some guidelines and allowing permissions, like the ability to wipe your device without warning, check your location, and other sensitive administrative actions. It'll then guide you through an anti-theft setup process, first with Android's stock security and then with F-Secure's own security code. You'll then be asked to add an optional trusted number to send an … Read more
When you're young and observing or experiencing abuse, especially when it involves people close to you, it can be hard to find the strength to talk to someone about it. An innovative new advertisement could help direct children -- without alerting their parents or others who may be threatening them -- that there's a way to seek help.
Spain's ANAR Foundation (Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk) created an anti-abuse ad that uses lenticular printing to display two pictures that differ based on the viewer's height. The group created the ad to reach abuse victims who might be accompanied by their aggressor. … Read more
Pictures often hold much more information than meets the eye, but maybe you're not aware of how much, where it is, and what this information might say about you. If you take a lot of digital snapshots (and who doesn't?) you're probably aware of all the metadata stored with your pics, such as date and time, location, exposure, and even camera make and model. Some of that data might be personal or sensitive, especially if you're a commercial photographer; but even amateurs who want to protect their privacy have an interest in purging sensitive personal and … Read more
In one of the first independent tests of third-party security suites on Windows 8, nearly all antivirus and anti-malware software tested well. What may surprise you is that even without a third-party suite, Windows 8 is relatively resistant to modern threats like zero-day attacks, according to the report.
Independent German security suite evaluators AV-Test.org publish bimonthly tests that rate the effectiveness of the biggest Windows security suites out there and rated all 26 of the suites they tested on Windows 8 in January and February as "certified," including Windows 8 itself. This is because Windows 8 comes … Read more
AVG AntiVirus Business Edition 2013 continues the slimmer, flatter redesign from 2012, and brings the same interface improvements from its younger, smaller Free and Pro Antivirus counterparts.
The AVG installer will walk you through a few screens and present the option to install or omit additional products like Identity Protection, Email Scanner, and Surf-Shield. However, it also includes additional tools more appropriate for corporate IT environments, like Remote Admin. The AVG Toolbar is also offered, though, as opt-in as opposed to the opt-out setups found in the free counterparts. AVG does include Do Not Track, which some users may find … Read more