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Posts Tagged ‘antivirus software’

FBI issues scareware warning

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The FBI have issued a warning on the threat of “scareware” and fake antivirus scams, claiming that the problem costs American computer users a staggering $150m a year. (more…)

VB calls on firms to work together to beat spam

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Security software testing group Virus Bulletin has called on antivirus software manufacturers to collaborate and work together to beat spam. (more…)

Gizmodo latest victim of malware ad scam

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Online gadget site Gizmodo was forced to apologise earlier this week after it was revealed that some banner advertisements on the site were infected with malicious software. (more…)

Fake antivirus software proves biggest IT security threat

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Fake antivirus software is fast becoming the biggest online security threat of 2009, new research has shown. (more…)

Health Service crippled by 8,000 viruses

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The UK National Health Service (NHS) suffered more than 8,000 separate computer virus over the past year, according to an official government report, leading to problems with appointments and patient records. (more…)

Twitter hit with antivirus software scam

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The micro-blogging site Twitter has been at the centre of yet another scam warning after experts uncovered an attempt to distribute fake antivirus software. (more…)

Win a trip to Thailand with K7 Computing

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

K7 Computing is celebrating its nine millionth worldwide antivirus software customer by offering one lucky user the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Thailand. (more…)

Twelve million Brits hit by viruses

Friday, May 15th, 2009

As many as 12 million British computer users have been hit with a computer virus, hacker or malware attack in the past six months, according to a new report. (more…)

University hit as Conficker threat grows

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

The University of Utah has become the latest victim of the Conficker virus, just days after the virus showed signs of stirring back into life. (more…)

Warnings over fake antivirus pop-ups

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Computer users are being warned that the number of websites distributing fake antivirus software is on the increase. (more…)