Some viruses and malware are tricky to remove, requiring an outside or “offline” scan to completely detect and eliminate the threat. Lots of third party antivirus suites offer special boot disks with which to perform offline scans, but the free Windows Defender utility also supports a built-in offline scan. Here’s how it works.
Today’s the day. After months of notices and warnings, Microsoft today officially ceases Windows XP support. While some governments and large businesses will continue to receive specialized (and costly) support for their existing Windows XP installations, virtually all consumer versions of the operating system will go unpatched in the face of new security threats starting tomorrow.
With the demise of the popular Flappy Bird game, thousands of fans are rushing to a find a replacement. But scammers are also looking to take advantage of the newfound interest in the oddly successful game, and they’ve begun distributing malicious versions of the game to unsuspecting users.
Android’s open ecosystem has helped to make it the most popular mobile operating system in the world but, according to a new report from the US Department of Homeland Security, it also makes it the most vulnerable to dangerous malware.