Is Windows Defender enough ?


defender Creators Update

So you got a windows 10 machine or upgraded and you realise that you have Windows defender as a free antivirus that comes as part of the package.You are probably wondering is it safe to just use as is or install one of the common antivirus that we use,Avast,comodo,Norton Antivirus…etc.

Well good News is that,this new  version of Windows Defender in Windows 10 comes with plenty of new security features. It has cloud protection so that it can stop malware from entering your computer.

I would like to point out that there is never 100%  protection and the best protection is you the end user.Practice Good Computer Hygiene and you should never have to use any other antivirus.It is foolish to rely on an antivirus as this gives you false hope and lead you to go to sketchy sites.

Also recently we have seen that Antivirus have become vectors for  Malware and viruses,since they hook themselves to the very base of the OS and as such the bad guys have learnt they can use antivirus as the vehicle for Bad guys.

So here are some things that can help you stay Safe on the Web:

  • Do Not use your Admin Account for day-to-day activities create another user account
  • Keep your PC updated and especially now with Windows 10 Updates are better and seamless.
  • Be careful to download apps from reliable websites.
  • Do not click on popups.I would add an Ad Blocker to your browser as well
  • Use your sixths since before clicking on something
  • Make Backups as well of your data on your PC!

 

 

 

Sweetpacks Removal Guide`


How many times have your loved ones called you to say that they think they have an infection on their PC and your head starts spinning when you log on to their PC and notice the image below when you open the browser:

Sweetpacks-search-virus

Pretty soon you start cursing heavily under your Breath and having to do this for free,well there is a guide i have been using for years and always forget to share it with you.

See the Guide Here.

Thank you Malwaretips

Mobile Technology Challenge


Thanks to recent innovations in the mobile device industry, demand for mobile
applications has soared. In fact, consumers have already downloaded billions of
applications for mobile devices, and industry reports point to ongoing rapid growth
in the mobile apps market
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At the same time, malware continues to infect sites at an explosive rate. The
proliferation of mobile applications – and the growing threat posed by malware –
mean that mobile devices and networks now face an even greater risk of becoming
infected with malicious content. Once an infection occurs, the consequences can
be potentially disastrous for consumers, developers, and network operators alike.
Mobile application developers need to secure their code and content to protect
the integrity of their software and the reputation of their business. Similarly,
consumers need assurances that the latest cool game or productivity application
that they are downloading to their mobile device is coming from a trusted
source and has not been tampered with during transit. At the same time,
legitimate independent software vendors (ISVs) who typically publish multiple
applications – and several versions of each application – need easy-to-use
tools to track and administer their software. Robust tools, such as a Web-based
management portal, can track releases and safely “recall” specific versions that
become infected without impacting the rest of their published applications.

 

Were you using a browser called Opera between 9 p.m. and 9:36 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, June 18????


The Norwegian-based makers of an Internet browser called Opera reported today (June 27) that they discovered a security breach in their system on June 18.

Please click on the link http://www.technewsdaily.com/18444-opera-browser-security.html?cmpid=514640 to learn more about it and the following one as well http://my.opera.com/securitygroup/blog/2013/06/26/opera-infrastructure-attack