Anti-virus

No, disabling your anti-virus software does not make security sense

“Antivirus software vendors are terrible; don’t buy antivirus software, and uninstall it if you already have it.”

Seriously??


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One week until AVG flogs your web browsing and search history…

Wouldn’t it be better if AVG made *new* users of their free product consent to sharing of their internet activity to advertising companies, and gave existing users the *option* of joining in with the data-sharing if they liked the idea?


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Bogus Android anti-virus app dupes thousands, including Google itself, and makes it to #1 in the charts

A paid-for Android anti-virus app rapidly becomes one of the hottest downloads in the official Google Play store.

Shame it doesn’t scan for any malware then.


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The massive lie about anti-virus technology

Security veteran Stephen Cobb believes that there is a lie being told about anti-virus software, and that it’s time the public knew the truth.


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Is Google about to start scanning your Android for malware?

A new edition of the Google Play app (Android’s equivalent to the iOS App Store) appears to be preparing to add anti-virus functionality to the mobile operating system.


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Revealed! The top five Android malware detected in the wild

No-one is in any doubt that Android malware is on the rise – but what is the most commonly encountered malware on the platform?

Find out, and download a free anti-virus for your Android device.


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Sophos anti-virus for Android updated – beta now works on tablets too!

The beta version of Sophos Mobile Security for Android has been updated to support tablets.

Download a free copy now and tell us what you think!


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Iran makes its own anti-virus software – would you buy it?

Iran is reported to have started making its own anti-virus software.

Would you buy it?


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Windows 8 to have built-in anti-virus – there’s good and bad news

Microsoft will ship Windows 8 with built-in anti-virus software.

Which is good news. And bad news. To find out who for, read on..


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