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Test Antivirus Software

How to Test Antivirus?

Antivirus are serious business. You need to have one guarding your system, along with a firewall, and ensure that all your security software is kept updated. Your antivirus downloads all the newest virus definitions, and you make sure to deploy all the latest security patches for your security programs.But setting up your defenses is one […]

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How Antivirus Works?

It stands to reason, then, that antivirus programs are some of the most advanced security software available these days. Most of these offer advanced features to stop viruses and worms from getting into your system and causing harm.Here’s a detailed look at how antivirus software works, and how it stands guard to protect your PC […]

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List of Types of Malware

Malware is a piece of bad news wrapped up in software. That’s the long and short of it. Malicious software coded with the intent of causing harm to a user, a system, or a network is nothing new, but what’s scary is its continuing evolution into new and invisible forms of threats.To combat cyber threats […]

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How to Protect from WannaCry Ransomware

On 12th May, there was a major outbreak of ransomware called WannaCry (or WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r 2.0, Wanna Decryptor). It has infected 230,000 computers in 150 countries within a short span of time. Europol has described as unprecedented in scale, never heard or known in the history.Once infected, ransomware locks all the files on computer and […]

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How to Detect Keyloggers?

Do you think someone is monitoring your keystrokes?Is someone managing to get the log of the keystrokes you type remotely? If you’re concerned, you need a reliable keylogger detector to catch that.What is Keylogger?Keylogger is a type of software or hardware used to capture every keystroke input from a user’s keyboard. It then creates a […]

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What is Spyware

As the name suggests, Spyware is a type of spying software. Specifically, Spyware is a kind of malware that is deployed to keep track of activities on a computer and gather information without the user’s consent.The main motive of a spyware program is to monitor activity and send it to the developer (hacker) discreetly. It […]

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What is Browser Hijacker

A Browser Hijacker is an unwanted software program that takes over control of your browser without permission. Have you experienced unusual website redirects or annoying pop-up ads?Those are signs that your browser has been taken over by a hijacker. It modifies browser settings without user consent. Unwanted actions include: the insertion of ads or the […]

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What is Zero Day Attack?

When an unknown vulnerability in software is exploited, it is called a Zero Day Attack. It is sometimes referred as a Zero-Hour, 0-day or day-zero attack.Software developers release their product for end-users only after vigorous testing has been completed. But of course, the phrase “nothing is perfect” applies to software programs too. There are always […]

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