According to Google, 15% of all existing malicious codes on the Internet are fake antivirus.
This conclusion was reached following a period study between January 2009 and February 2010. During this period 240 million pages were studied from 11,000 areas.
Once installed, the false virus is very difficult to eliminate.
This will prevent installation of system updates and legitimate virus.
Google’s advise to users is to be very careful about these fake antivirus.
When you encounter such a message, it is recommended to close and restart your browser.
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It is about a antivirus for smartphones.
The new version comes with several new features intended to increase the security of the data stored on your mobile phone.
One of these is called the Privacy Protection and allows you to create a contact group whose information will be hidden from unauthorized eyes.
In the secure group can enter contacts from both phone memory and SIM card.
Another way to protect your data is the partial hide of the information regarding a particular contact.
This way, you can hide as, for example, the list of calls made to a contact.
The hidden data can be displayed again after entering a password.
These options of full or partial concealment of information can be activated in several ways.
You can do it either manually or by programming a specific date or time, or from another phone by sending a certain SMS.
This option it’s extremely useful in case of loss or theft of the terminal.
The Kaspersky Internet Security 9 brings some improvements to old features. Anti-Theft is such a function improved by the new version.
This allows, among others, localized by GPS a phone stolen.
Kaspersky Internet Security 9 is available for Symbian OS 9.1, 9.2, 9.4 and Windows Mobile 5.0, 6.0 – 6.5.
A valid license costs $ 29.95 a year.
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In other words, the hard cleaning of viruses is no longer dealing with an application from the operating system, but with a physical device, integrated in the PC.
Russian company came to this concept in his desire to offer more efficient ways to fight rootkits and Trojan horse viruses.
A device that works on hardware level could easily detect a security malware than an application from operating system.
According to the patent, the hardware antivirus should be located somewhere on the route between the motherboard and hard drive and will also come with its own CPU and memory.
Unfortunately, in this certificate is not included a way to update the database via direct connection to the Internet, the device being dependent on an application installed in the operating system.
In addition, a hardware antivirus couldn’t monitor the network connections, a necessary feature provided by almost all current software solutions.
In consequence, we may have to wait a little time to see if those from Kaspersky will even build a device based on newly earned certificate.