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Well, look who has taken a leaf out of Webroot's book
They say that imitation is the siuncerest form of flattery...so take a look at Panda's latest offerings: [i]"The range includes four products. [url=http://acs.pandasoftware.com/Panda2015/AP/173956/PANDAAP15.exe]Antivirus Pro 2015[/url]($39.99) offers antivirus, antiphishing, a firewall and wifi protection; [url=http://acs.pandasoftware.com/Panda2015/IS/173957/PANDAIS15.exe]Internet Security 2015[/url] ($49.99) adds Data Shield, parental controls and online backup;[url=http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/32338-panda_global_protection]Global Protection 2015[/url] ($69.99) includes protection for Mac, iPhone and Android devices, along with a password manager, file encryption and shredding tools, and a PC tuneup module; and the high-end [url=http://acs.pandasoftware.com/Panda2015/GL/173959/PANDAGL15.exe]Gold Protection[/url] ($89.99) offers a 20GB online storage and file sync service, and a “disinfection assurance” service where, if necess
Ask Anything: What Happens In Your Computer When You Turn It On?
[b]No, the little mouse inside it does not start scrambling around. [/b] By [url=http://www.popsci.com/category/popsci-authors/daniel-engber]Daniel Engber[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/11204i18C6B58A24D7A60D.jpg[/img] Before a computer can load its operating system and locate drivers for its components, it must recognize that it has been turned on at all. This task falls to a relatively simple device known as the power-on reset circuit. “In its very basic form, it’s simply a little capacitor and a resistor and a little inverter, something like that,” says David Blaauw, a professor in the Michigan Integrated Circuits Laboratory at the University of Michigan. The power-on reset circuit is hardwired to recognize a minimum voltage level. When voltage crosses that threshold, the circuit signals the processor to execute a set of commands that allow for the loading up of the system. [url=http://www.po
Re: What is Vipre software?
Hi TAD IMHO and from what I have read it is no longer the product that it used to be...since it was sold to new owners. Anyway, this is not the place for a detailed discussion on the merits or demerits of an NON WEBROOT product, as per our Community Guidelines. And in fact, on that point, this thread should not have been started in the WSAC forum so I am moving it to the Techie Forum. Regards, Baldrick
Wireless charging in your pants? Yes, coming soon
By [url=http://betanews.com/author/mbamburic/]Mihaita Bamburic[/url] Microsoft has figured out a way of making wireless charging readily available wherever you go. While that may sound futuristic, it actually is far from it in fact. All you need is the right pair of pants. Microsoft has teamed up with British designer A. Sauvage to bring the convenience of wireless charging in the "Modern Man" trousers, which are part of "London Collections". The technology bit is achieved by making (clever) use of the Nokia DC-50 wireless charging plate, which is based on the popular Qi standard. That means that not only can you charge Nokia-branded Lumia Windows Phones, but a bunch of other smartphones as well (heck, even tablets, as long as they fit inside the pocket) like the Google Nexus 5 and LG G3. betanews/ full read here/ [url=http://betanews.com/2014/06/19/wireless-charging-in-your-pants-yes-coming-soon/]http://betanews.com/2014/06/19/wireless-charging-in-yo
Apple's September 10th - iPhone 5s, 5c and iOS 7
I read a lot of articles about yesterday's Apple keynote and have stumbled upon [url=http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/10/apples-september-10th-event-roundup-iphone-5s-5c-ios-7/]this great roundup[/url]. Therein are two sections, iPhone and iOS & apps, the both containing links to the main news. BTW, what are your thoughts about the new hardware things in 5S and what do you think about the new 5C? As for myself, [list] [*]5S - except new A7 chip, M7 motion-sensing chip, iOS7 and Touch ID nothing new. It continues in the footsteps of previous "S" models. [*]5C - this model is in fact iPhone 5 dressed up in another body, everything would be fine with this model except price - everybody expected a low cost model thus being able to fight with the middle-priced Android phones but it turned out that it wasn't the case. Time will tell ... [*]iOS7 - I like it, cute and smart, a real improvement[/list]
Webroot Webinars coming up Aug 28 & Sept 10 2014
A couple of great [b]Webinars[/b] coming up one this week on the 28th and another on September 10th 2014. [b]Increase ROI & Bandwidth with Full Endpoint Coverage given by [url=https://community.webroot.com/member/profile?mid=9060]Tyler Moffitt[/url] Threat Research Analyst, Webroot:[/b] [url=https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/8241/123889]https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/8241/123889[/url] Cheers, Daniel ;)
Aggressive, persistent Windows tech support scammers continue to stalk consumers
[i][b]'No signs of slowing down,' says Microsoft of bogus phone calls; Computerworld sees a spike in reports from readers.[/b][/i] Scammers posing as Microsoft support technicians continue to work the phones in search of victims, the company said last week, and have, in fact, grown bolder in their tactics. And in the last few weeks, [i]Computerworld[/i] has seen a spike in the volume of reports from readers who have been targeted by fake support schemes. "What's really alarming is that this type of scam shows no signs of slowing down," said Kirsten Kliphouse, the Microsoft executive who heads the company's customer service and support group, in a May 2 [url=http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2014/05/02/don-t-fall-for-tech-support-scammers-offering-costly-pc-cleanup-39-solutions-39.aspx]blog[/url]. "Increasingly, we hear via our front-line support team, and even from friends and family, that these scammers are getting bolder, targeting not only individuals but also
Looks like Norton is following Webroot's lead...
Sorry if this has already been discussed but check out the description of the new Norton Security product: for the tl;dr: "A new real-time malware detection engine fundamentally changes the way traditional file-based antivirus protection is delivered to our customers: Key features of this new engine include: All of Symantec’s intelligence – over 4.3 trillion relationships – now powers all of Norton’s real-time protection. Every time you touch a file, Norton evaluates it against thousands of criteria to determine if it is an attack. By relying on Norton’s cloud, the on-disk definitions are now 80% smaller. It’s our quickest and lightest Norton yet." Interesting to see another company (finally) going in the right direction for the next generation of malware protection.
Good afternoon, I am trying to remove the trovi virus from my computer. Like a bonehead, I wasn't paying attention when I downloaded a PDF converter and now I'm stuck. I've googled and it looks like [b]AdwCleaner[/b] is a popular choice for step 1. However, I've paid for webroot already and would rather use something I'm paying for as opposed to buying another service (and downloading something else to the compuer, which I'm now pretty leery of). Is there a way to do this with webroot? I've scanned multiple times, but trovi is still there. Thanks!
Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 8.1 Pro
According to Microsoft's [url=http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/compare]Compare and decide[/url] page, the only difference is that Windows 8.1 Pro: [list] [*]Provides enhanced data protection with BitLocker and BitLocker To Go to help keep your information secure. [*]Enables you to host a Remote Desktop Connection on your own PC so you can connect to it when you're using a different PC. [*]Allows you to join a domain so that you can connect to your corporate or school network.[/list] Does anyone here have a preference between the two?
Fake American Express Email
I just receveid an Email from a Fake American Express with an Zip Attachment so I decided to save it and scan it with WSA and it was detected[b] Wed 24-04-2013 14:18:08.0916 Infection detected: c:usersdanieldownloadssecuremail.zip/securemail.exe [MD5: 6870FD8FD2B2BEDD83E218D9E7E4DE8B] [3/00080001] [W32.Rogue.Gen][/b] so I uploaded to VirusTotal to see the results15/46 [url=https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/550b36fc4079a353a3b7dbae9580cf8a7f3798db4d02801d3392e974378fd651/analysis/1366827581/]https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/550b36fc4079a353a3b7dbae9580cf8a7f3798db4d02801d3392e974378fd651/analysis/1366827581/[/url] but allot of the big hitters sort of to say it's still not detected. Great Job Webroot as I get so many of these Fake emails and my ISP uses Norton AntiVirus and does not catch them 99% of the time. ;) [b]Note: Don't do this at home kids unless you know what you are doing.[/b] [i][b]TH[/b][/i]
Nexus 5 quietly appears at Google Play for $349
[quote][b]Dara Kerr[/b] wrote: [img]http://asset2.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim2/2013/10/17/Screen_Shot_2013-10-17_at_6.43.39_PM_610x289.png[/img] After weeks of rumors about the specs, price, and release date of the upcoming Nexus 5, it appears that Google's new Nexus Android smartphone is being listed on the [url=https://play.google.com/store/devices/collection/web_home_5000005_nexusUS]Google Play[/url] store. The device appears next to the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-nexus-7/] Nexus 7[/url] and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-nexus-10/] Nexus 10[/url] along with the caption "Capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways." Google lists the price as "starting at $349." However, when the link to the smartphone is clicked on -- the new page doesn't load. And not long after the phone appeared, it was replaced by the older [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/lg-nexus-4/] Nexus 4[/url] again. [/quote] [u][b]Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301
Firefox Browser Update 33.0.2 Oct 28, 2014
[H1]Firefox Notes[/H1][H2]Version 33.0.2, first offered to Release channel users on October 28, 2014[/H2] Check out "What’s New" and "Known Issues" for this version of Firefox below. As always, you’re encouraged to [url=https://input.mozilla.org/feedback/firefox/33.0.2?utm_source=releasenotes]tell us what you think[/url], or [url=https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/]file a bug in Bugzilla[/url]. If interested, please see the [url=https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?j_top=OR&f1=target_milestone&o3=equals&v3=Firefox%2033&o1=equals&resolution=FIXED&o2=anyexact&query_format=advanced&f3=target_milestone&f2=cf_status_firefox33&bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=VERIFIED&bug_status=CLOSED&v1=mozilla33&v2=fixed%2Cverified&limit=0]complete list of changes[/url] in this release. We'd also like to extend a special thank you to all of the [url=https://blog.mozilla.org/community/2014/10/09/firefox-33-new-contributors/]new Mozillians[/url]
How to spot phishing attacks
By Georgia Weidman: Phishing. It could happen to anyone, not paying attention after a long day at the office, or perhaps the attack is just a little too plausible to raise a red flag even among the security conscious. Phishing is using some electronic means to lure a target into giving up sensitive information such as credit card information or account credentials, or opening a malicious file on a device. [url=http://www.computerworld.com/article/2691622/phishing-phriday.html]http://www.computerworld.com/article/2691622/phishing-phriday.html[/url]
Technical Support Problems
I have a technical problem with my password management feature. Webroot is not recognizing my email address, despite the fact that I repeatedly attempted to use it, but each time it was rejected as unrecognizable. So, I sent a ticket to Webroot technical support at 9:50 a.m. eastern time. No response. So, I called tech support at about 2:45 p.m. eastern time and was told by a voice recording that there was better than an hour's wait. I was placed on hold and listened to the music. Half an hour later, I was disconnected. Not good, folks.
Official Windows 8.1 Update 1 Download Links Revealed
Windows 8.1 Update 1 is now available for download, but Microsoft is yet to officially reveal the update, preferring instead to remain tight-lipped and let users get the pack using all sorts of tricks. It turns out, however, that Redmond itself has published Update 1 on its servers and although the company hasn’t revealed the download links publicly, the guys over at [url=http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/52611-DISCUSSION-Windows-8-1-Spring-2014-Update-%28Windows-Feature-Pack%29/page82?p=882751&viewfull=1#post882751]MyDigitalLife[/url] forums have spotted them and published them online. Since Microsoft is serving the downloads, these are most likely the official packages that are expected to be delivered to users in early April via Windows Update. Of course, you are strongly recommended to back up your existing Windows 8.1 installation and only then start downloading. As you can see for yourselves, Microsoft has also debuted several prerequisites, which means that an existin
Three-In-One: Say Hello to the Asus Transformer Book Trio
As some of you may or may not know, there is a major computer exhibition happening this week across the Pacific. Computex 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan, is where many PC, chip, tablet, and mobile manufacturers show off their latest and greatest (much like CES, but more 'real products that will soon be available' rather than 'awesome concepts from the future that you may see go mainstream in five years'). And while the show officially starts June 4 (keeping in mind that Taiwan is 12-15 hours (Eastern to Pacific) ahead of the US), many companies (such as Taiwan's own Asus and Acer) have already made their big announcements, the most interesting [so far] being Asus's Transformer Book Trio, which, in a nutshell is a combination of three computing devices and two operating systems. Basically, it's an Android tablet that you can snap into a keyboard, at which point it becomes a laptop capable running both Android and Windows 8. The other twist? The keyboard has it's own hard drive with a Cor
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