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2009-07-07 11:22:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory has detected over one hundred Web pages, mainly hosted in China, modified to infect users by exploiting an unpatched Microsoft vulnerability. Users of Panda Security are protected against this threat thanks to TruPrevent proactive Technologies. The vulnerability lies in the Microsoft Video ActiveX control component and mainly affects users of Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP....

2009-06-25 07:30:00

- Panda Antivirus for Netbooks, Panda Antivirus Pro 2010, Panda Internet Security 2010 and Panda Global Protection 2010 will be available for home users and professionals on June 25th - These new solutions are designed to offer maximum protection with minimal impact on PC performance - All products feature an 80 percent performance improvement (consuming just 8 MB of memory) and include innovative cloud technologies based on Collective Intelligence GLENDALE, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire/ --...

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2009-06-19 05:45:00

Microsoft Corp is giving billion-dollar anti-virus companies a run for their money with the release of their competitive new PC security service, available for free demonstration next week, Reuters reported. Industry analysts who got a sneak peak into the service, said the elements and quality of the new Microsoft service is equivalent to that of $40 annual anti-virus products from Symantec Corp, McAfee Inc and Trend Micro Inc. "This is good news for consumers. It's bad news for competitors,"...

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2009-06-11 05:50:00

Free anti-virus products by makers like Symantec Corp and McAfee Inc are facing new competition as Microsoft Corp is set to introduce a similar new product, Reuters reported.  A spokesman for the world's largest software maker said it is running a preliminary version of the product with its own employees first.  However, he added, Microsoft would make a trial version, or product beta, available on its website, but did not offer an exact date.  The New York Stock exchange...

2009-05-18 07:30:00

DERBY, England, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyber Security company Prevx today announces its position as a niche player in the highly-respected Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. The quadrant is prepared over some time and evaluates a variety of criteria, taking into account a vendor's ability to execute, alongside their overall completeness of vision. Prevx have recently consolidated its class-leading protection into a unified product set under the Prevx 3.0...

2009-05-18 07:30:00

DERBY, England, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Prevx is pleased to announce that its latest anti-malware product Prevx 3.0 has been awarded Editor's choice by PCMag.com after a review last week. The full review can be viewed at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2346861,00.asp. PCMag.com praised the product for being 'blindingly fast to install and scan' and for 'detecting more threats than other products and scoring better overall than its signature based competition.' Neil Rubenking, who...

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...

2005-11-10 12:53:26

AMSTERDAM -- A computer security firm said on Thursday it had discovered the first virus that uses music publisher Sony BMG's controversial CD copy-protection software to hide on PCs and wreak havoc. Under a subject line containing the words "Photo approval," a hacker has mass-mailed the so-called Stinx-E trojan virus to British email addresses, said British anti-virus firm Sophos. When recipients click on an attachment, they install malware, which may tear down the firewall and gives...


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