scareware

What is Scareware?

Scareware is a type of malicious software which aims to deceive users into visiting malware-infested sites, downloading potentially dangerous applications, or purchasing a bogus service. It will appear as legitimate warnings from security services typically in the form of pop-ups or messages from the operating system. How Scareware Works Scareware, also known as fraudware, rely […]

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How to Spot Fake Facebook Profile

Facebook crossed 2.3 Billion users this year. Last year Facebook estimated that more than 10% of these accounts are fake or duplicate. Facebook is adopting several strategies to point out fake profiles, but it is not enough. It is not just a concern for Facebook, but it is also a concern of real users like […]

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riskware

What is Riskware?

Riskware are legitimate programs that can cause damage to your computer if exploited. Risk + Software = Riskware Malicious entities can take advantage of the weaknesses of programs to delete, copy, block, or modify data in your machine. Moreover, it can disrupt the network speed and general performance of your computer. Riskware attacks can lead […]

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How to Detect Fake Antivirus and Remove It

According to Statista, there are almost 4.2 billion active Internet users in the world as of October 2018. Most modern processes from entertainment to economies run their backbone through the Internet. The temptation for cyber-criminals to take advantage of the population becomes ever more compelling. An antivirus software is a staple of any basic defense […]

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How To Confirm False Positive Antivirus Detection

Modern antivirus applications often do a good job at protecting your machine on its day-to-day operations. However, security applications are not perfect and there are occasional false positive detection. It is typically tricky to determine whether it is a false positive or a legitimate threat. What Are False Positive Antivirus Detection False positives are instances […]

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Why Does Antivirus Quarantine Instead of Deleting?

Finding a virus or a malware in your computer is never a pleasant experience. It is a good thing that antivirus and anti-malware applications can deal with machine infections without much effort. Most security applications, such as MalwareFox, can intercept malicious files without you noticing anything. However, it might be surprising to most people that […]

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Why Windows get More Virus Attacks than Mac or Linux

Windows has the reputation of the most vulnerable operating system to malware. It is on the other hand, the most used desktop and laptop platform around the world. You may have wondered why you always need to have an anti-virus on windows system but never on Linux or Mac OS systems. Although antivirus software is necessary […]

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How to Prevent Malware on Android

We all appreciate the free open-source operating environment of the Android platform because it helps us build free apps. This openness puts it at risk making it susceptible to malware. Although, there have been efforts by its creator, Google, to secure it with measures such as the introduction of Google Play Protect. However, you still have […]

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How to Choose Best Antivirus for Windows 10

Whether you are new consumer or have been switching antivirus products every year just to conclude which one suits the best, this article will surely help you. Let’s begin on how to choose antivirus software. What should you look for in the antivirus program? Detection Performance Price Reliability Detection Program should be capable of detecting […]

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