Tag Archives: anti-malware

The Truth About Windows Defender

The Truth About Windows Defender Microsoft Windows Defender continues its attempts to gain a foothold in the world of PC security, but in our world it’s going to have a really hard time doing that. Let’s just say … “Fool me once, shame on me; fool me twice, shame on you.” Actually, this would be… Read More »

Emsisoft’s New Anti-Ransomware Feature

Emsisoft’s New Anti-Ransomware Feature The latest WannaCry ransomware outbreak raised a lot of eyebrows as it wreaked havoc around the world, causing the shutdown of some hospitals in the U.K. and several large companies to suspend operations for 24 hours or longer. It has been a fact, in the past, that if your device were… Read More »

Free online virus and malware scanners

For years now, we’ve featured Trend Micro’s “Housecall” as our recommended online virus and spyware scanner. We’ve always encouraged you to run it once a week to double-check your installed anti-virus and anti-spyware programs to make sure they haven’t missed anything. And, we still recommend Housecall as a free online scanner. But, we thought you… Read More »

Free Online Virus & Spyware Scanners

For years now, we’ve featured Trend Micro’s “Housecall” as our recommended online virus and spyware scanner. We’ve always encouraged you to run it once a week to double-check your installed anti-virus and anti-spyware programs to make sure they haven’t missed anything. And, we still recommend Housecall as a free online scanner. But, we thought you… Read More »