Why Is Windows Defender The World's No. 1 Antivirus With More Than Half A Billion EndPoints?

Having been inside the AntiVirus software industry for quite a while, and building an AV tool from the ground up, when I saw Redmond start acquiring several small AV companies in 2008 and ...
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Windows Defender Gets a New Name: Microsoft Defender

Bleepingcomputer reported: "Windows Defender is being rebranded to Microsoft Defender to indicate that it now part of a cross platform family of products. This includes enterprise ...
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[Heads-Up] If This Is True It's A Disaster. Three Major US Antivirus Companies Breached? ***UPDATED

ARSTECHNICA is getting me worried here. We were all at KB4-CON in Orlando the last few days, and during the conference word got to me that security researchers found out that high-profile ...
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AV-Test compares 19 Antivirus Tools: Windows Defender Reaches Maximum Detection Score

  The German AV-Test lab compared 19 antivirus products, including the free Windows Defender which comes with the Win10 OS. Defender reached the max detection score, which was better than ...
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Watch Out Banks: New PDF Attack Avoids Antivirus Detection

The latest attack from the Cobalt Gang targeting banking institutions used specific tactics to ensure AV doesn’t detect the malicious PDF at the heart of the attack.
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Sandboxed Defender: Game-Changing Antivirus

With Microsoft’s latest release of Windows Defender running in a virtual sandbox (the first of its kind), it may be time to focus your energies – and budget – on other parts of your ...
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Adwind Trojan Uses Phishing To Circumvent Antivirus And Infect Workstations

Charlie Osborne reported at ZDNet that Adwind, a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) previously connected to attacks against industries worldwide, is back with a new toolkit designed to trick ...
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Advanced Malware Targets the Telecom Sector And Bypasses Antivirus

The telecommunication service industry is experiencing more advanced malware threats than any other industry group. Researchers at Lastline discovered that ninety percent of malware ...
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SANS: "Less Than Half of Cyberattacks Detected via Antivirus"

We have been saying here for a while that antivirus is dead, but SANS just confirmed it in a new report that starts with: "Companies are buying next-gen antivirus and fileless attack ...
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Security Firm Sued for Failing to Detect Malware That Caused a 2009 Breach

Two insurance companies are suing a cyber-security firm to recover insurance fees paid to a customer after the security firm failed to detect malware on the client's network for months, ...
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Why is Windows 10 Rapidly Gaining Ground in The Enterprise While Win7 Gets Ditched?

Duo Security is a provider of secure login/access tools, and they just released their yearly Trusted Access Report with some very interesting data. Here Is The Summary Stats gathered from ...
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Why are Antivirus Companies Promoting Security Awareness Training?

Today, the most surprising companies have jumped on the security awareness training bandwagon. Antivirus companies like Sophos, Kaspersky, Webroot and ESET are loudly promoting the fact ...
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“Good Enough” Free AV Software Argues For Security Awareness Training

By Guest Blogger Win10 Guru Ed Tittel. A surprising number of security experts agree that most users shouldn’t pay for a traditional antimalware suite. Windows 10's built-in protection, ...
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Report: Ransomware is the New Normal. 52% Have Lost Faith in Antivirus and 44% Agree AV is Dead

A new report on malware says that the majority of companies globally have been victims of ransomware in the last 12 months. 52% Have Lost Faith in Antivirus and 44% Agree AV is Dead A new ...
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The AVCrypt Ransomware Tries To Uninstall Your AV Software

Larry Abrams at Bleepingcomputer reported this strain first:  "A new ransomware named AVCrypt has been discovered that tries to uninstall existing security software before it encrypts a ...
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SNAFU Some AV Tools Cause BSODs And Boot Failures After Meltdown Patches

Microsoft's patch to protect Windows computers from the Meltdown / Spectre "hardware bug" revealed the rootkit-like nature of many antivirus tools. Some AV products are incompatible with ...
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Antivirus Software Doing The Complete Opposite And Spreading Malware

Nicknamed AVGater by Austria-based security consultant Florian Bogner, he discovered an exploit within Antivirus software that takes advantage of the “restore from quarantine” function ...
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U.S. Govt Orders Purge Of Kaspersky Products From Its Networks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday told U.S. government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their networks, saying it was concerned the Moscow-based ...
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"My AV blocked RanSim.exe So I'm Safe" No You Are Not

I'm noticing a lot of people saying the ransim.exe file is getting blocked by your AV. You have to actually allow the initial processes to run to do the simulation. It is the five test ...
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AV Vendor claims 600,000 Infected Macs in Botnet

The CSO website reported: "A Mac trojan horse spotted by security analysts since last year has infected more than 600,000 Apple computers, says Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor. Apple ...
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