Two of the popular antivirus security companies, Avast and AVG are coming together. Both are famous for their freeware antivirus product editions around the world. Yesterday, Avast CEO Vince Steckler has announced their plan to acquire AVG Technologies for about $1.3 billion.
GoToMyPC got hit by a hack attack. Due to this all user passwords were compromised. As a result of this security incident, Citrix, the company which runs GoToMyPC, has reset all users password.
GoToMyPC was hit by “a very sophisticated password attack,” said Citrix on Sunday. While the company didn’t offer much details about the hack attack, it advised all GoToMyPC users to reset their passwords using the “forgot password” link.
Microsoft bundles Windows Defender as the default antivirus in Windows 10 to provide basic security against common threats like virus, spyware, trojan and other malware. Since, Windows Defender is deeply integrated with the operating system, the virus definition updates are delivered via Windows Update. So, if you have made changes to Windows Update settings it is possible Windows Defender is not getting automatic updates regularly. You will learn how to manually update Windows Defender if your PC is online and you have disabled Windows Update. If your PC is offline, you will learn how to get Windows Defender offline update in Windows 10.
Microsoft has released 13 security patches for this month’s Patch Tuesday, fixing vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. Out of the 13 security patches, 5 are rated as critical and should be installed by every Windows users. These critical patches are essential fixes for vulnerabilities discovered in Windows.
Microsoft introduced User Account Control back when it launched Windows Vista. User Account Control or popularly known in its abbreviated form UAC still continues to be a part of Windows, from Windows 7, to Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and in the latest Windows 10. UAC is a security feature in Windows that keeps the user in control and warns them when any program tries to make changes to the system that requires administrator-level permission. If a user account is not a part of the Administrator group, it asks the user to give an administrator user’s password to continue. Thus protecting the Windows PC from malicious or unwanted system wide changes.
The UAC dialog box displays the “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?” message. It also provides details about the program trying to make the changes like its name and the publisher’s name of the program. The user can then either allow the changes by clicking on the Yes button or deny it by clicking on the No button.
Do you remember the last time you ever changed your passwords? When was the last time you did an audit of your password security strength? Are you confident that your passwords are not insecure? Well, take a good look at your passwords and its strength as February 1 is Change Your Password Day. My Technology Guide with our friends Sticky Password will help you make the most of this day. Together, we will help you upgrade the way you used to manage your passwords. Most importantly, we will help you change your password to make them stronger, secure.
Apple has released iOS 9.2.1 three days back. iOS 9.2.1 is a minor update for iOS 9.2 as clear from its version number. It does not included any major feature changes or enhancements. The official release notes only reference bug fixes, security improvements, and an MDM server issue fix. Normally, most iOS users skip small minor updates but we will highly recommend not to skip iOS 9.2.1. We highly recommend all iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) owners running iOS 9 to update to iOS 9.2.1 asap.
Kaspersky Antivirus and Kaspersky Internet Security are one of the most popular security suite used by Windows users. Kaspersky Lab has added another member to its line of products available for its users. The new product is a free version of Kaspersky Antivirus aptly called Kaspersky Free. Yes, you read it correct, a free antivirus software from Kaspersky. So what features are available in the free edition of the security suite by Kaspersky? Let’s find out.
The Administrator account is disabled by default in Windows 10. If you want to enable Administrator account for your Windows 10 PC here’s what you need to do. There are two ways you can enable Administrator account in Windows 10. Follow any one of the method described below and the account will be active. You will then be able to login to the Administrator account.
GWX Control Panel is one of the most popular app among Windows users to fight against Microsoft’s aggressive Windows 10 upgrade campaign. GWX Control Panel helps Windows 7, Windows 8.1 users prevent their PCs from being automatically upgraded to Windows 10. The program received an update today with additional new options. According to its developer, the new update makes the app much more effective and protects its users against any accidental Windows 10 upgrade.