Category Archives: Malware

Software wrappers or Bundlers are Big Business for some the Web’s biggest download sites

We have been warning you about software bundles (which Emsisoft calls “download wrappers”) for a long time. The following information comes from Emsisoft’s helpful Anti-Malware web site, and we’d like to share it with you, because it give you information you can use to avoid sites which distribute software via bundlers (or “Download wrappers). These are all popular… Read More »

Dianne says – Beware of CNET

Dianne says beware of Downloads.com (CNET) Beware of downloads.com-when I tried to download Musicbee I managed to stop RealPlayer and thought I had stopped Sweet Packs browser helper / Perion Network. I didn’t. I had it in IE10 and Firefox. It hijacked my homepage–yours–and added a updater and a couple of other things. You will find pieces in… Read More »

Thanks for your warm welcome to Emsisoft and Emsisoft Anti-Malware

After a couple of weeks of testing every anti-malware program we could find, we looked at Emsisoft Anti-Malware last. The only word I can used to describe our reaction when we intentionally went to malware sites, intentionally clicked on download links we knew were ads, and intentionally installing software we knew was bundled with malware, and Emsisoft Anti-Malware… Read More »

EMSISOFT ANTI-MALWARE IS OUR #1 CHOICE FOR MALWARE PREVENTION AND DETECTION!

After weeks of testing many free and commercial anti-malware programs, and after communicating back and forth with Emsisoft, we’re very pleased to tell you that our number pick for anti-malware protection and detection is Emsisoft Anti-Malware… and we have no doubt at all about our decision. We know it’s the right one for you and for us. We’ve… Read More »

The madness over the term malware and the ongoing saga of Malwarebytes

There seems to be a general belief that the term malware, means malicious software, but that is not true. The prefix “mal” is not an abbreviation for malicious, it is a prefix meaning bad. There are a lot of words beginning with this prefix: malcontent, maladjusted, malevolent, malfunction. So when we use the term malware we mean, literally… Read More »