Jan 282013

So, what’s the best Internet Security product for your PC? There’s no “one size fits all” answer. Perhaps your new PC included a bundled anti-virus program and you’re wondering whether to activate and use it or get another one (after uninstalling the current program). Perhaps the subscription for your current anti-virus product expired and you’re wondering whether to renew. Perhaps you know people who are using other products or free versions.

Whatever the reason, each new year brings new releases of anti-virus and Internet Security programs. There are many choices. PC World reviewed 9 Internet Security suites: F-Secure Internet Security 2013, Norton Internet Security 2013, Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013, Bitdefender Internet Security 2013, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, McAfee Internet Security 2013, G Data InternetSecurity 2013, AVG Internet Security 2013, Avira Internet Security 2013.

Notably absent in PC World’s list were Microsoft’s Windows Defender, GFI’s Vipre, Panda’s, etc.

Key factors in choosing a product are: ease of use, detection, removal, scan speed, and impact on computer performance. Prices range from $35 – $70 per year. Some licenses cover multiple computers.

Apr 102012

This MacWorld article “What you need to know about the Flashback trojan” provides an overview of this malware and the associated risk.

Flashback is the name for a malicious software program discovered in September 2011 that tried to trick users into installing it by masquerading as an installer for Adobe Flash.

Cnet’s MacFixIt followed up with several articles on this malware, discussing how to check your computer and what to do next:

Web tool checks if your Mac is Flashback-free

How to reinstall OS X after malware infection

How to remove the Flashback malware from OS X

Mac Flashback malware: What it is and how to get rid of it (FAQ)

Dec 052004

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