Malware to target Harry Potter fans

Cybercriminals are pushing “blackhat” search engine optimization tactics to target the most popular file sharing and P2P networks, pursuing those interested in upcoming movie releases and in particular taking advantage of the sizeable Harry Potter fan base wanting to download the movie in advance of its screening.

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Protect yourself against phishing attacks

Malware is becoming increasingly sophisticated and prevalent. Cybercriminals are continuously developing advanced techniques to lure you into their traps. You don’t have to go out of your way to visit dodgy websites to get scammed these days. Cybercriminals will lure you there by pretending to be legitimate sources of information.






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Panda Internet Security 2009

It has more features than any other typical suites, yet it ends up as a mediocre suite for malware detection

In the midyear roundup of the eight security suites, we found Panda Internet Security 2009 at the fourth place with an interface that is very easy to use and also a great collection of several new features. Our first roundup of the year 2009, “Paying for Protection,” placed the Panda Internet Security 2009 at the third place. But, as its performance in blocking the malicious software was not up to the mark, in addition with its inability to counter the effects of some really nasty malware, it slipped to the fourth spot in our mid year roundup. Even after having a new scanning feature that is based on Internet it failed to illicit the required response against some very nasty malware.






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PC Tools Internet Security

Could Be The Best Provided It Enhances Its Protection Against Traditional Malware

The PC Tools Internet Security got a good marketing and a separate development platform through the acquisition of security vendor by Symantec, also dealing in the marketing & development of Norton Internet Security Suite. PC Tools is great for heuristic malware detection but not so for the traditional malware detection. Its price is $60 for three users (1 year) as of 21st May 2009.






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Comodo Internet Security Pro

The first generation suite of Comodo still has a long way to go.

Comodo Internet Security Pro 3.8 is the first version of its kind in the market of Internet security suite, whose price for single user (one year) is $40 and its three user license hasn’t been listed yet as of May 5, 2009. According to our testing and use, Comodo Internet Security shows that it is indeed its first time to come out in the market, as its performance was not at all convincing. While we were testing the Internet Security Pro 3.8 it was reported that, Comodo released its next version, Internet Security Pro 3.9. With this new release Comodo tried to fix some of the performance related problem with the Internet Security Pro 3.8 like, the dynamic file inspection, which was included to act as a real time virus scanner.






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ESET Smart Security discount

ESET Smart Security recently received the coveted CNET Editors’ Choice award, which recognizes outstanding consumer electronics that represent the best available choice for quality, performance, design, service, and value.

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Trend Micro Anti-Virusing

Tread Micro has been rated as one of year 2008 Top 10 best anti-virus programs. Trend Micro anti virus is fully equipped to combat the current Conficker (An intimidating, sophisticated and a new kind of virus worm that no experts in the field can decode it) outbreak and it was said that almost every computers was infected by Conficker. The infamous creator of Conficker was suppose to give command to it on the first of April but it turns out the creator didn’t (or have other bigger plans).






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Kaspersky Security for Ultra Portables

Built and optimized for ultra portable PCs (also known as “netbooks”). Kaspersky secures your mobile environment with complete Internet security protection including anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, anti-spam and anti-hacker technologies.






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