Archive for April, 2009

Beware of CoreGuard Antivirus 2009

Beware of CoreGuard Antivirus 2009

CoreGuardAntivirus2009 is a misleading application that gives false reports of threats on the computer. Once a user downloads this application, they’re prompted to purchase the full license in order to remove the false infection. Name: CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 Publisher: CoreGuard Software Risk Impact: Medium Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows […]

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Spammers Cashing in on Swine Flu

Worried about Swine Flu? If so, don’t let your fear and anxiety dupe you into clicking dubious links in emails. Spammers are increasingly using Swine Flu in subject lines and messages to take advantage of people’s fears of the rapidly-spreading Influenza strain, according to McAfee’s Advert Labs Blog. Prior to last weekend, Swine Flu spam […]

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Panda Launches New Free Cloud-based Antivirus

Panda Launches New Free Cloud-based Antivirus

Panda Security, the Spain-based antivirus software, today released a new free antivirus program called Panda Cloud Antivirus. The “Cloud” appellation comes from its sending data about files to Panda servers on the Internet for scans, instead of using your PC’s resources. Cloud Antivirus will send a file’s signature and heuristic data (see below) up to […]

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Rogue Software Rising at an Alarming Rate

Rogue Software Rising at an Alarming Rate

Cyber-criminals have chosen Rogue Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus applications as their primary method of payment. These misleading applications become easier for them to make money by affiliate systems and utilizing these types of attacks. It’s no wonder why we have seen more Rogue detections in the first quarter of 2009 then all of 2008. PandaLabs predicts […]

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Conficker Spreading Scareware for Profit

The Conficker worm’s creators are trying new ways to put the pervasive computer virus to work by spreading rogue anti-virus applications called “scareware.” These practices are far too common these days. In fact, some experts are predicting that rogue software will rise by 500% over 2008 totals. An April update sent to a tiny percentage […]

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McAfee Launches Cybercrime Response Unit

Cybercrime has been on the rise and we have reported such news in previous posts. It’s important that everyone bookmark this resource, in the event you become a victim. McAfee® launches a Cybercrime Response Unit, an online help center designed to assist victims of computer crime and provide information on how to avoid becoming a […]

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Today is Write a Story Day

April 27th is marked as “Write a Story Day” and for bloggers this should be called “Write a Blog Day”. Our blogs are stories, some short and some long, but they are stories. TechJaws passed a milestone, with its 700th blog post in only 11 months since being launched in May 2008. It has been […]

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World of Warcraft for iPhone?

A video of World of Warcraft running on an iPhone has appeared on the internet – and it looks as though it’s a completely legitimate application WoW nerds could be spending their every waking minute using, in the near future. This video was removed….Sorry all… The game is running on a mobile client called Vollee, […]

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