FileHippo News

The latest software and tech news

Trump Officially Bans Kaspersky For US Federal Use
After months of speculation, Donald Trump signs new legislation that officially bans the use of Kaspersky Lab products within any part of the US government.  By signing the new defence spending bill into law, the President has purged the Moscow-based antivirus firm from any and all federal agencies amid growing concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence, despite the company’s continual denials.  “Considering the grave... Read more
A Day In The Life Of An Anti-Virus Threat Tracker
With all the recent cyber-attacks, from WannaCry, to NotPetya and Bad Rabbit, you were likely left wondering… What do you ACTUALLY get when you buy antivirus? And how does it work exactly? To shed some light on these questions, David Fiser, a threat lab analyst at Prague-based cyber security... Read more
Hotspot Shield – The Versatile Internet Security And Privacy Solution
We review Hotspot Shield VPN – a great tool in the battle for online security and anonymity. If you haven’t downloaded and installed a quality virtual private network (VPN), you might want to get started on that today. The internet is all a-buzz (at least on the US side... Read more
What’s Going On With Kaspersky Hacking Allegations?
Answer still not clear, as case produces claim and counter claim. The Kaspersky AV-Russian Hacking saga is taking different twists and turns, and it doesn’t seem like a clear answer is on the horizon. Last month, the US Senate voted to bar Kaspersky Lab products from military and civilian... Read more
Avast launch 2018 antivirus software range
Protect your PC from viruses, ransomware, hacking and much more. Avast has launched its 2018 antivirus software range, which features a host of updates to its line of popular products, including Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Premier, and Avast Ultimate.  As you’d expect, all products block... Read more
Latest version of AVG Internet Security-Unlimited launched
Version 17.7.3032 promises the brand’s best PC and privacy protection yet, with advanced anti-ransomware and new webcam protection. Shield yourself against hacker attacks, scan for malware and avoid fake websites. Whether it’s banking, browsing, shopping — AVG Internet Security-Unlimited offers extra protection for your online life. AVG Internet Security... Read more
Avast Launches Business Antivirus Software Range
Defend your business with advanced antivirus protection and more. It’s a scary world out there. With over 4,000 attacks on SMBs a day, it’s only a matter of time until your business becomes a target. Fight back with new Avast Business Antivirus – exceptional protection with a 100% malware... Read more
Avast Free Antivirus 17.6 Review: Powerful, Reliable, Free.
We review the latest update of Avast Free Antivirus – one of the most popular online security solutions available today.  Of course Avast Free Antivrus is popular – it’s free! And for most people, that’s probably enough to recommend it on its own. But it’s also really good. And that’s not just our... Read more
Ransomware Not Going Anywhere Anytime Soon, Says Google
New study by Google warns that Ransomware is ‘here to stay’. According to Google, the surge of Ransomware is now an endemic scourge of the internet, and the problems associated with it are only going to get worse. Ransomware has “become a very, very profitable market and is here... Read more
Avast’s new Ransomware Shield Feature Reviewed
New layer of security added in response to growing threat. Ask any kind of cybersecurity tech expert and they will tell you pretty much the same thing: ransomware is now the top threat facing businesses. According to data collected throughout 2016, both the numbers of infections and the dollar amounts... Read more
Latest Avast Antivirus Features New Ransomware Shield
Avast Internet Security and Avast Premier now offer enhanced security.  In response to the growing dangers of ransomware attacks, the latest premium antivirus updates from security big-hitters Avast, now feature Ransomware Shield. Only available with Avast Internet Security and Avast Premier, Ransomware Shield offers users an added layer of protection beyond... Read more
Malware Hiding In Popular Movie Streaming Sites
Malicious code sits in subtitle files. If you download movies illegally, it’s pretty hard to feel sorry for you when malware sneaks in along with that bootleg movie. Some would say you kind of get what you deserve there. But a new finding has discovered that malware is infecting... Read more
Zusy Malware Installs By Simply Hovering The Mouse
New cybersecurity threat lurks in Microsoft PowerPoint. Microsoft Office is once again the go-to tool for spreading malicious software, after macro-based Word doc attachments fell out of favor due to awareness. While those Word doc attachments are certainly making a comeback, a newly discovered threat is relying on PowerPoint... Read more
Russian Hackers Hide Malware Links In Britney Spears’ Instagram Page
Links were hidden in comments on the photo-sharing site. As Instagram marches relentlessly forward to achieving 1 billion users later this year, Russian hackers have found to have been using the comments section of Britney Spears’ Instagram account to communicate and co-ordinate malware attacks. Research by Security firm Eset found... Read more
35 Million Android Users Infected With Malware
Number of Judy malware victims hits staggering total.  Google Play customers, beware: more than 30 million Android devices are believed to have been infected with Judy Malware, a seemingly benign virus as far as bad guys go. A new report found that a lone company has 41 apps up on... Read more
Reviewed: SUPERAntiSpyware
One of the most thorough security threat scanners available. There are a wide variety of threats that can invade even the most basic home computer network, let alone targeted attacks against corporate or government networks. In the current clime at of record-setting data breaches, hacking, Big Data trading, and... Read more
Kaspersky Launches Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft To EU
Claim centres on its anti-virus being disabled by Windows 10 upgrade. The Russian security software maker Kaspersky Labs, has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission, the German federal cartel office, and the Russian anti-monopoly office. Kaspersky claims that Microsoft is exploiting its dominant market share with... Read more
Save 55 Percent On Panda Antivirus And Anti-Ransomware
Protect your computer for less with this great security software deal. WannaCry was just the latest in a spate of high-profile cyber-attacks that are growing in size, damage and frequency. So it’s no surprise that keeping your PC safe from hacking and infection is an increasing concern for everyone. Luckily, the... Read more