Tag: Malware

What is a fake antivirus? Rogue security software explained

Every time a new threat shows up on the digital landscape, security researchers hurry to find a way to eliminate it. It’s been that way since the very beginning — after all, the Creeper was immediately followed by the Reaper. Yet, as we fortify our defenses, cyberthreats adapt and find new ways to infiltrate. Among…
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October 4, 2023 0

Antivirus vs anti-malware: Which one should you choose?

Antivirus and anti-malware are powerful cybersecurity tools. Both can protect you from malware attacks and remove dangerous files from your devices, but they serve slightly different functions. In this article, we’ll explain the differences between antivirus and anti-malware, and help you choose the right one for your needs. Contents What is antivirus? What is anti-malware?…
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October 2, 2023 0

YouTube account hacked? Here’s how to recover it

Your YouTube account can be hacked. If this happens, your account could be used to target other users on YouTube with scams and cyberattacks. In this article, we explain how to tell if your YouTube account has been hacked, and how to protect yourself against this threat. How to know if your YouTube account is…
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September 28, 2023 0

What is crypto malware? Definition, detection, and prevention

Crypto malware is malicious software that uses your computer to mine cryptocurrency without your knowledge. If your computer has become slow and unresponsive, you may need to scan it for crypto mining malware. Here’s what you should know about crypto malware attacks and ways you can prevent them from harming your devices. Contents What is…
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September 27, 2023 0

What is an advanced persistent threat?

An advanced persistent threats (APT) campaign can bring major corporations to their knees, for they can lose their most sensitive data to malicious entities. As if that wouldn’t be enough, hackers can continuously mine the company’s resources without the targeted business noticing. Find out how dangerous an advanced persistent threat is and the best ways…
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September 22, 2023 0

How to remove malware from a Mac

Most Mac users are sure their computers are impervious to malware attacks, but it is not completely true. Even though malware on a Mac is not nearly as common as it is on a Windows desktop, your Mac can still get infected. Learn how to remove malware and protect your Mac from potential infections. Contents…
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September 20, 2023 0

Router malware: How to tell if your router is infected

Your router stands between your devices and the internet, which makes it an appealing target for hackers. Routers can be attacked and infected with malware, putting your whole network in danger. Here’s how to tell if your router has viruses and what to do if it does. Contents How can a router get a virus?…
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September 19, 2023 0

Wave browser: What is it, and how do you remove it?

The Wave browser is a potentially unwanted program disguised as a browsing tool. It can log your data, show you invasive ads, and be challenging to remove. It’s also an excellent example of why you should always read the privacy policy before installing software and shouldn’t trust “guaranteed anonymity” offers. But let’s start from the…
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August 8, 2023 0

مقارنة بين شبكات الـ “في بي إن” وبرامج الحماية من الفيروسات: ما الفرق بينهما؟

يتمثل الاختلاف الرئيسي بين الشبكة الافتراضية الخاصّة (في بي إن) وبرامج الحماية من الفيروسات في قدرة الأولى على توفير أقصى مستويات الحماية للبيانات أثناء نقلها باستخدام تقنيات التشفير، بينما تكتفي برامج مكافحة الفيروسات بحماية جهازك من خطر الإصابة بالبرمجيات الخبيثة. ومع ذلك، فقد بدأت شبكات الـ “في بي إن” وبرامج مكافحة الفيروسات في تقديم المزيد…
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July 20, 2023 0

O que é o malvertising?

Banners com anúncios, barras laterais e “pop-ups” estão por toda a internet, desde os principais portais noticiosos até pobres ferramentas do tipo “torrent” ou similar, de legalidade duvidosa. A maioria são apenas distrações corriqueiras, mas alguns são ferramentas de malvertising, criadas com o objetivo de infetar o seu computador ou telemóvel com malware e vírus.…
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July 20, 2023 0