Tag Archives: Anti-Malware

Is Symantec also in the Scareware business?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Adobe/McAfee Security Scan Plus Scareware debacle.  Well, Symantec’s faux pas isn’t nearly as bad but I still think they need a slap on the wrist.  If you run their free web-based Symantec … Continue reading

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Why you need more than one Anti-Malware product protecting you

I recently downloaded a file that I knew would be Malware.  It was called document.zip and was attached to a piece of mail that allegedly came from someone at FedEx.  The email headers were forged, and the mail itself wasn’t … Continue reading

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Malware or Not?

I’ve been doing an interesting experiment, in a virtual machine on a separate PC with no personal information  at all on it.  I’ve been going through SPAM emails and clicking on every link to see what happens.  It is an … Continue reading

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