Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Runs Out of Stock

Available for download on the Microsoft website in select countries (for users in the US, Israel and Brazil), the beta version of Microsoft Security Essentials or Morro appeared to be a huge hit. The software was available for public download from June 23, 2009 for the first 75,000 users. However, the limit of 55,000 downloads […]

Microsoft releases free antivirus ‘Morro’ a.k.a. Microsoft Security Essentials

We have already discussed about Microsoft’s free antivirus software ‘Morro’ in an earlier post on DW. The new free antivirus software from Microsoft, codenamed as “Morro” is actually called ‘Microsoft Security Essentials’ which Microsoft released yesterday and is now available for download as Beta. Microsoft Security Essentials is designed to occupy less space and supports […]

AVG comes to India with its Free 8.5 Security Software

AVG’s has come to India with its Free 8.5 security software! AVG Technologies have entered the Indian market (home and small business) with their free security solution, challenging Microsoft’s free antivirus Morro, which is scheduled to be launched by the end of 2009.

Microsoft’s Free Antivirus “Morro” coming soon!

More good news for Microsoft lovers… Competing with products sold by Symantec and McAfee, the world’s biggest software maker – Microsoft will soon be launching its FREE Antivirus service for personal computers! After Brazil’s Morro de Sao Paolo beach, the free service is code-named as Morro!

4 Ways To Scan Suspicious Files/Email Attachments Online Using Virus Total

Many times we receive an email containing some attachments which look suspicious. You might have come across some unknown files in your USB pen drive. Such files gets created automatically when transfer data to/from your USB drive at public places colleges, cyber cafes, etc. Having a good and updated antivirus program running on your PC […]

Softpedia and are suffering from virus, spywares, trojans, etc

Sometime back Deepak posted about McAfee SiteAdvisor. It scans a website for any kind of threat issues to users. McAfee SiteAdvisor scans your site to the deepest level. It scans all your email areas, download files, online affiliations and annoyances from your site. You can not only scan your website or blog, you can scan […]

Ever wondered about “autorun.inf” file in CDs/Pen Drives!

While opening some optical drives (CDs) or pen drives you might have noticed that they contain autorun.inf file in it. Some people assume that it is some Virus/Malware which might infect their computer. But actually autorun.inf is just a script for invoking any event when some CD or Pen Drive is Inserted in PC. This […]

Test Effectiveness of Your Antivirus using EICAR String

We have seen many posts on the anti virus and people always give their opinion about there choice of the best anti virus. Though I have not seen anyone talking about method to check the effectiveness of your anti virus. The best way to check the effectiveness is by getting some file from some infected […]

Analyze a site security with McAfee site advisor

Just came across a cool site that claims to analyze the security of a given website. The homepage of McAfee site advisor says: We test the Web to help keep you safe from spyware, spam, viruses and online scams. Safety ratings from McAfee SiteAdvisor are based on automated safety tests of Web sites (including of […]