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2009-11-10 07:30:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Cloud Antivirus, the industry's first and most comprehensive free cloud anti-virus service that protects consumers PCs against the latest malware, spyware, rootkits and viruses, today emerged from beta after six months of user testing. To experience the expanded performance and support capabilities of Cloud Antivirus, as well as benefit from both online and offline security protection, consumers can download the free service from Panda...

2009-04-29 07:03:00

-- Panda Cloud Antivirus introduces radically new protection model with lightweight thin-client agent and real-time scanning-from-the-cloud -- Community-based protection system automatically classifies new malware in under six minutes with 50 percent less impact on PC performance GLENDALE, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced the global beta release of Panda Cloud Antivirus, the industry's first and only free...

2009-04-22 17:57:59

Computer hackers have breached the previously pristine territory of Macintosh computers, a U.S. technology security director said. Kevin Haley, director of security response at Symantec, said the first computer virus known to strike Macintosh computers had been detected in a few thousand Apple computers, CNN reported Wednesday. The primary defense Macintosh computers have against computer viruses is their relative obscurity, making them less desirable targets for pernicious programs, Haley...

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2008-12-02 12:55:00

Apple is encouraging all Mac users to purchase anti-virus software in order to protect their products while browsing the Web. In November, Apple posted a note to its support site telling customers they should use one or more of three anti-virus software products. "Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple antivirus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult." Up until now, Apple has...

2008-10-06 00:00:17

By Izwan Ismail SYMANTEC has rolled out Norton Internet Security 2009 and Norton AntiVirus 2009, which are aimed at addressing the changing online threat landscape. Company vice president, Asia-Pacific and Japan consumer business David Freer said online threats have moved from duping users into opening attachments, to the current situation where cybercrooks hack into known and legitimate Web sites to prey on unsuspecting visitors. "This means that one can still be attacked by visiting...

2008-10-04 03:00:09

By Anonymous Low-cost, easy-to-deploy software defeats spam at Penn State University. Universities and colleges often face a more challenging IT and network security challenge than typical corporate networks. With the rise of peer-to-peer (P2P), file sharing and MP3 trading, campuses have become a haven for viruses and spyware. By nature, these networks are fairly open and unsegmented. Penn State University is no exception. "Part of the responsibility of our IT administrators is to...

2008-09-22 09:00:28

It can be awful to have your Windows computer infected with malicious software, but it is almost as bad suffering the daily burdens imposed by the security software designed to protect you. Too often, security programs significantly slow down the computer, causing lags in booting up the machine, launching programs and receiving e-mail. Not only that, they can be incredibly annoying, popping up frequent messages or asking questions in techie lingo. Now, Symantec has decided to radically...

2008-09-18 12:00:00

Webroot, a leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced that it has detected a new variant of a rogue antivirus application using strong graphical similarities to Symantec's Norton Antivirus. The rogue antivirus application is distributed through various online download sites and is advertised by the generic name of "AntiVirus Pro" (antiviruspro.exe or setup.exe). According to the Webroot(R) Threat Research Center, many rogue...

2008-08-19 15:00:47

By DUNKERLEY, Adam There are many antivirus programs available, either in retail stores or over the internet, and most new computers come with a pre- installed trial version which expires after 30 days or so. These programs offer differing levels of protection, loosely falling into three categories - free, antivirus and security suites. The differences between each are significant: Free - these are readily available for download through the internet and normally offer a basic level of...

2008-08-12 09:00:55

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), makers of Norton security software, announced the availability of Norton Safe Web beta, a Web site rating service that makes the Internet a safer place, whether shopping, watching video, downloading music or just surfing the Web. Leveraging the power of Norton Safe Web beta, users can easily differentiate safe Web sites from malicious ones by observing the visual site ratings delivered within everyday search results from top sites like Google, Yahoo! and Live...


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