Category: Anti-Virus

15/05/14

Permalink 03:44:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Anti-Virus
Each year in the Autumn I review the comparative group tests of the major labs to glean the consensus of the ?best? security product. That is the one I buy many licenses of at wholesale prices and recommend to anyone who?ll listen. The labs I generall… more »

29/10/13

Permalink 04:06:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Anti-Virus, Technical Tips
There is a new computer virus in town that I want to highlight to readers of this space. In a nutshell, if you get it many of your files will be encrypted so you can not read them unless you pay a ransom. Unlike all other viruses I have encountered bef… more »

22/09/13

Permalink 05:07:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Anti-Virus, Articles
The absolute best way to clean your computer of all sorts of scareware is to pay me to do it, but what if you want a quick and dirty DIY approach ? How do you know you have been infected ? Any of the following are apparent: Performance is much slower… more »

06/01/13

Permalink 10:17:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Anti-Virus
Following my annual review of reviews the consensus of the most recommended products this year is (again) BitDefender Internet Security. Runners up are Trend Micro, F-Secure, Norton & Kaspersky. For low value systems the best free product is Ava… more »

13/07/12

Permalink 04:47:50 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Anti-Virus, Technical Tips
Once upon a time there was little need to put a secure password on the management page of your router - after all, the bad guys would have to enter your house before they could do anything, right ? Times have changed though and now passwords are a sens… more »

12/05/12

Permalink 08:08:36 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Anti-Virus, Technical Tips
Having been recently admonished for advising people to take the 'normal' security precautions without detailing what I mean, I produce the following list which will be appropriate to many readers. Depending on your time, enthusiasm and depth of pocket… more »

25/02/12

Permalink 12:53:12 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Anti-Virus
I am often asked whether it is worth paying for an Internet Security suite when products like Microsoft Security Essentials and AVG are free. The answer is that it depends on your attitude to risk. If you think yourself unlikely to get caught out then y… more »

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