Tag: antivirus


Antivirus is not “dead”, but Symantec might soon be

The internet has been lit up today by a comment made Symantec executive Brian Dye in a Wall Street Journal article last weekend where he said that “antivirus is dead” and only catches 45% of bugs, but that is far from the case and the more interesting story may be the longevity of Symantec.


Do You Need Antivirus for Your Smartphone or Tablet?

Windows PC users have long known the problems that come with running a computer unprotected by firewalls or antivirus, and Apple OSX users are now being targeted as their market share grows and OSX is no longer finding security by obscurity. But what about smartphones and tablets?


Botnet Kingpin Worked For Antivirus Firm

Microsft has spent months working to dismantle the Kelihos botnet, and has found some recent success apparently tracing the man behind the code and operating the botnet to be Andrey N. Sabelnikov – a Russian citizen named in their civil suit over the issue. Botnets are groups of infected “zombie” computers around the world that […]


Competition: Bitdefender Internet Security 2012

It’s a new year and a good time to buy a new laptop in the January sales, but 2012 will also see the continued rise of virus, trojan, and malware threats that have been increasing year on year since the 1980s. It is, therefore, more important than ever to keep yourself protected from these problems […]