Antivirus

Eugene Kaspersky Labels BSI Decision ‘Unfair, And Outright Wrong’

Founder of Kaspersky Lab hits back at Germany's 'political' decision, and says firm was insulted to only be given hours…

4 months ago

Germany’s Cyber Agency BSI Warns Against Kaspersky AV

Germany's cyber agency warns against use of Russian anti-virus software Kaspersky, saying there is a serious hacking risk

4 months ago

NortonLifeLock, Avast To Merge Into Antivirus Goliath

NortonLifeLock, the entity formerly known as Symantec, is to merge with Avast to create antivirus juggernaut for the consumer sector

11 months ago

Dixons Carphone Hits Back At McAfee Lawsuit

McAfee is suing Dixons for £30 million, but British retailer says McAfee AV did not work with Windows 10S

3 years ago

Government Advises Departments To Drop Kaspersky Antivirus Software

Departments handling sensitive data should avoid Russian security products as they face an 'increased risk' of hacking, while Barclays drops…

5 years ago

Antivirus Software Cloud Use Exposes Customers To Data Exfiltration

Research at Black Hat contends that at least four antivirus companies’ products use cloud sandboxes that could be exploited by…

5 years ago

Kaspersky Free Antivirus Software Arrives In The UK In October

Kaspersky celebrates 20th birthday by releasing free antivirus it claims will boost the protection of all customers

5 years ago

Microsoft Admits Disabling Windows 10 Anti-Virus

Redmond did temporarily switch off third party anti-virus products for Windows 10, the firm admits

5 years ago

Webroot Antivirus Mistakenly Flags Windows Files As Malicious

False positive hell. Webroot AV mistakenly identifies Windows files as malicious, damages computers

5 years ago

DoubleAgent Malware Seizes Control Of Antivirus Software

New zero-day attack exploits old Windows vulnerability to take 'full control' of 'major antivirus' products

5 years ago

Carbon Black: It’s Time For Next-Gen Endpoint Security

Carbon Black believes now is the time to move on from traditional antivirus (AV) software and embrace the next generation…

5 years ago

Russia Investigates Microsoft Over Kaspersky Antitrust Claims

Kaspersky claims Windows 10 makes every effort to deactivate third-party security tools

6 years ago

Online Dating: UK Romance Fraud Booming

Around 500,000 UK adults have fall victim to online dating or romance scams

6 years ago

Will Avast’s New Headquarters Help It Level Up In The Antivirus Game?

The most successful tech company in the Czech Republic aims to improve its service by bringing Silicon Valley to Prague

6 years ago

Kaspersky Denies ‘False Positive’ Campaign Against Rivals

Kaspersky Lab has denied a report that it manipulated antivirus data to harm competitors including Microsoft, Avast and AVG

7 years ago

McAfee: Governments’ Invasion Of Our Privacy Is An Insidious, Creeping Insanity

John McAfee says that governments around the world must change their way of thinking if we're ever to have privacy…

7 years ago

Panda Antivirus Bricks PCs After Faulty Update

Face-palm time. Panda Antivirus accidentally labels itself malware and damages an undisclosed number of PCs

7 years ago

Has Avast Just Launched The World’s First Free Business-Grade IT Security?

Avast for Business is said to bring straightforward, cross-platform and cloud-managed security to the market

7 years ago

Forget Your PC, It’s The Home Router That Could Be Opening You Up To Hackers, Says Avast

Router security currently similar to that of PCs in the 1990’s, Avast COO Ondrej Vlcek tells TechWeek Europe

8 years ago

Are Employees The Biggest Threat To A Company’s Security?

A lack of IT policy on devices puts companies in great danger.

8 years ago

Don’t Blame Antivirus Software, Warns NSS Labs

Criticism of antivirus software for the malware it misses is unjustified says NSS Labs in a new report

8 years ago

Avast Celebrates 25th Birthday, Releases New Antivirus

Avast 2014 offers faster scanning, smaller footprint, new privacy features

9 years ago

Study: Layered Security Fails To Meet Expectations

A NSS Labs study found that combining security products tended not to produce the level of improvement expected

9 years ago

Antivirus Failing To Catch Web-Borne Malware

A study based on findings from more than 1,000 corporate networks has found that antivirus programs failed to detect a…

9 years ago

Study: 15 Percent Of Malware Bypasses Windows Defender

Windows 8 with Windows Defender switched on was able to block only 85 percent of this year's most common malware,…

10 years ago

Cisco: Antivirus Isn’t The Way Forward For Mobile Security

Cisco doesn't think antivirus is right for protecting business mobiles

10 years ago

Sophos Struggles To Wake From False Positive Nightmare

Sophos releases more help for users after a literally self-defeating false positive gaffe

10 years ago

Google Acquires Antivirus Firm

Google has bought VirusTotal, which provides services analysing files and URLs to detect viruses, worms, Trojans and other malware

10 years ago

GCHQ And AV Firms ‘Scaring People Into Buying Security Kit’

GCHQ and Symantec put out fresh warnings over cybercrime, but one cynic isn't convinced

10 years ago

Government ‘Wasting Cybercrime Funding In Wrong Places’

The government should spend money on busting cybercrime perpetrators, instead of on security products, say Cambridge University researchers

10 years ago