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Microsoft Promises To Delete Software That Scares People Into Upgrading
Microsoft say that ‘bullying software’ such as cleaners and optimizers that try to ‘scare’ PC users into paying for upgrades, will be detected and removed. Starting March 1st, Windows Defender Antivirus and other associated Microsoft security products will classify programs that display bullying messages and use scare-tactic marketing as... 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
Piriform releases CCleaner 5.35
Updated version released in response to security vulnerability. Piriform, the publishers of CCleaner, the world’s most popular PC cleaner, has released version 5.35 following a security vulnerability discovered in version 5.33 (and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191). All users are encouraged to update to the latest version. Users of CCleaner Cloud... Read more
Whew! Microsoft Reverses Decision To Kill Paint
The much loved app will live on in the Windows Store. Earlier this week, the internet expressed its collective outrage over an announcement by Microsoft. The news contained a list of programs that would either be killed off entirely or no longer receive updates and support with the rollout... 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
Avast Launch 2017 Software Line-Up
Publisher unveils four security and anti-virus titles. Security and anti-virus publisher Avast, has revealed its latest programs in the on-going war against the internet’s bad guys. Its line-up for 2017 includes: Avast Free Antivirus; Avast Pro Antivirus; Avast Internet Security; and Avast Premier. The lowdown Avast Free Antivirus Lightweight, state-of-the-art... Read more
Reason Core Security Removes Malware, Adware And Much More
Reason Core Security is a Windows-based antivirus that protects and removes malware, adware and much more. Hacking, data breaches, and zero day flaws keep making headlines every day, and new forms of cyberattack are a constant threat to government agencies, businesses, and individual users alike. With the current debate about... Read more
Update Your iOS Device Now
Latest iPhone Software Update ‘Addresses Some Serious Problems’ Apple released its iOS 10.2.1 recently, and many users probably hit “remind me later” more than a few times. But a new report on the content of the update sheds a little light on it: you should probably update this one... Read more
Software Update Shuts Down Customs Network
Not too many people count waiting in the security line at the airport as a favorite pastime, but thousands of travelers entering the US this week got to experience the massive cattle call of the US Customs check for even longer than normal. On Monday, just as many people... Read more
Safety Software Update Fails In Thousands Of Vehicles
Today’s vehicles aren’t the solid pieces of well-oiled machinery of your grandfather’s generation. They’re more like a desktop computer under the hood that happens to have a lot of heated moving parts and hoses. Unfortunately, they’ve got the same vulnerabilities and flaws that those computers are subject to. The... Read more
Todoist Productivity App Adds AI Features
There are is shortage of productivity apps on the market, all of them aimed at making your life easier and your workday more productive. A quick peek into the iOS App Store for “to do list” turned up literally thousands of results. But there’s an inherent problem with many of the... Read more
Software Updates May Be Eating Your Battery
The post-apocalyptic reality of smartphone battery life made headlines over the course of the last few months when Samsung announced it would begin intentionally killing the charging capabilities of Galaxy Note 7 batteries around the world. While it was largely a safety measure to protect people from having a... Read more
Windows 10 Updates To Shrink In Size
For what seems like a long time now, Microsoft have been assuring its users that smaller updates for its flagship Windows 10 operating system were on their way. Now it seems they might just about to make good on that promise. The Redmond, Washington based tech giant has begun... Read more
VW Issues Software Update, Faces Billions In Fees
The great Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scandal has slowly moved towards its resolution, leaving 11 million customers around the world wondering how their car purchase will come back to haunt them. While the courts sort out the fees–an amount that has already reached nearly $15 billion in restitution in... Read more
Microsoft Goes All VR And Announces ‘Creator’s Update’ For Windows 10
It’s that time of the year again when Microsoft host their October media event and try and get the tech world excited about what Windows 10 users can expect from the Redmond based tech giant. And would you believe it, but this year’s updates seem to have gotten the... Read more
Apple Updates iOS 10 To Fix Issues
Did you update your phone to iOS 10, only to discover that your Instagram pictures were now zebra-stripped? Or that your Amazon Echo app no longer liked you? You’re not alone. A number of iPhone users have reported that some of their favorite apps had to be uninstalled and... Read more
6,000 Online Shops Have Embedded Malicious Code
Web shops around the world have unknowingly been seeded with malicious code that is stealing the credit card details of its customers, new research suggests. Almost six thousand online shops and stores have had skimming scripts installed on their networks as part of a large and continuously active campaign... Read more