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  • Does Windows 8 have a good virus control or should we buy another one?

    The question is should we or should we rely solely on Windows 8 own virus control?

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  • how do i install anti-virus software on my nokia N95 phone

    how do i install anti-virus software on my nokia N95 phone

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  • Linux Security

    Will Sophos anti-virus, security, etc. software work with Linux operating system?

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  • Do you need anti-virus capabilities on the computer that provides your VoIP service?

    Do you need anti-virus capabilities on the computer that provides your VoIP service?

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  • VOIP and Anti-Virus

    How important is it to have anti-virus on the computer that provides VOIP?

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  • anti-virus

    I have problem when installing mcaffe anti-virus on win 2003 server sp1. plz tell is it posiible to exist an contrast betwin mcaffee & other program on my server? why my server dont allow me to install mcaffee on it? in additin to this anti-virus was installed on my server before and I have...

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  • Free anti-virus software: Cloud vs AVG

    Which is the better freeware... Cloud antivirus or AVG? Also, when installing one in favor of the other, should the previous software be deleted?  In which order should this be done? For example:  I'm running AVG right now, and I've been told Cloud has a more effective product.  Should I delete...

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  • How effective are antivirus apps for Android?

    I have an Android phone and I've noticed that there are a ton of antivirus apps for Android. I know that on a desktop/server, an antivirus must run with super-user privileges. But, mobile anti-viruses are running as an unprivileged user. But AVG and McAfee have both released antivirus apps for...

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  • Antivirus

    How can I create an antivirus?

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  • Security Audit Tips and Tricks for antivirus?

    Dear all, I want to know what is the step to audit an antivirus product. What will be the plan of action?

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  • What are some of the best practices in handling computer viruses?

    I know this might sound like a broad question but I'm looking to start a good discussion here. For many SMBs, acquiring malware sometimes feels like an inevitability (despite putting in different security patches/antivirus software/etc.). I'm not looking to talk about the prevention of viruses but...

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  • I might be creating a virus accidentally. What should I do?

    This has been happening to me a lot lately...I'm writing an application in Delphi and after I compile it, my antivirus scanner is telling me that I'm actually creating a virus and it immediately deletes the executable again. It's easy to fix (by doing a full rebuild) or simply waiting but it's...

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  • How do you insure that a file uploaded through web page is safe?

    How do you insure that a file uploaded through web page is safe? On our site, we plan to allow users to upload PDFs and TIFF images, but are worried that someone could purposely or by mistake upload a file virus. Are there any programs that can be used to scrub such files? I understand that it is...

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  • Security: How does a crypter actually work?

    I'm studying to become a security expert and I've recently come across the idea of a "crypter". I'm talking about how these crypters encrypt files (such as viruses and keyloggers) so they can bypass antivirus detection. But I'm curious on how they actually work. Can someone help me with a brief...

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  • How secure is Windows Defender?

    I'm looking to get Windows 8 specifically but I want to know how secure is its antivirus (Windows Defender)? Here are some of the questions I have: How much can I trust windows defender? Is it better than regular AVs like Kaspersky/AntiVirus? Any help you can give me would be much appreciated.

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  • Microsft Visual Studio performance issues do to antivirus software

    Does anyone know which antivirus program causes the least amount of slowdown while working in Microsoft Visual Studio? Every time my virus checker goes off I run into serious performance issues due to the system check. Does this happen to other people? Do you think the issue is the virus checker or...

    ITKE342,600 pointsBadges:
  • Installing antivirus software on a web server

    Should a web server have antivirus software installed and active at all times? Are there situations where it is not needed? What should be considered when choosing one to install?

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  • How do antiviruses perform their scans so quickly?

    How do antivirus programs investigate hundreds of thousands of files so quickly while maintaining good detection rates? Most are able to do this in real-time while not slowing down computer processing rates by very much. How is this done?

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  • Do any antivirus products use “canary files” to detect rootkits?

    Which antivirus programs use "canary files" with common strings in their filenames to detect:1.) MyRootkit.vir is known to hide files which include the string ".vir" in their filename.2.) Upon installation (or signature update) MyAV puts MyRootkitcanary.vir in C:\Program Files\MyAV\Canary Files\3.)...

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  • My program is being blocked by my antivirus software (AVG)

    I recently created a program that I've been working on that downloads files. It's been working fine until a user is using AVG. It seems that in order to fix the issue, AVG's "Email Protection" must be disabled. I've already tried adding either my program or the JRE to an exceptions list. It doesn't...

    ITKE342,600 pointsBadges:

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