An Important Update on Second Opinion Scanner VirusTotal

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Users might have noticed that the section under VirusTotal in the prompts is now returning an error message over the past few days. Unfortunately representatives from VirusTotal have shared that they are unable to continue providing their service due to a change in their policy. They have also politely asked us to remove any reference to their service as soon as possible. SecureAge Technology has made efforts to contact and discuss this with VirusTotal to see if a possible resolution can be reached, as SecureAPlus has been a consistent contributor of new samples to the VirusTotal database. We will continue … Read More

Keeping PCs Safe with Application Control & Whitelisting

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Keeping PCs Safe with Application Control & Whitelisting

A PC is always prone to a myriad of threats that come in the form of viruses, malware, and other types of malicious files. Fortunately, there are a lot of antivirus, anti-malware, and anti-spyware solutions that are available, and most of them are free. However, it is an entirely different matter when it’s the user who allowed malicious threats into the PC. This can happen unknowingly via a zero-day threat bypassing the detection rate of even the best of antiviruses. Alternatively, an infection can happen simply by another user who has equal access to the PC to ignore anti-virus prompts … Read More

How Essential is Anti-Virus Software for Your Business?

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How Essential is Antivirus Software for Your Business

Nowadays, there are many businesses that turn to the internet to further widen their reach. Having your own site has been useful in letting more customers have access to the products and services that you offer. But of course, there are a lot of risks that comes with the use of connected computers in business. There is always the matter of human interference – hackers who would intrude your website to gain your clients’ information such as credit card numbers. And then there’s also the problem of viruses and malware wreaking havoc either simply do harm or to extort money. … Read More

Winning the War against Malware with Modern Antivirus Software

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Winning the War against Malware with Modern Antivirus Software

If you’ve been watching the news on IT security, the recent declaration of the United Nations on cyber being the newest field of war might have been the biggest yet expected development yet. So let’s get the facts straight, prior to this announcement the officially recognized fields of war were land, sea, air, and space. All of which could be tied to evolutionary spaces by which human conflict can transpire, wars traditionally are waged in land, dominance of the seas ensured bountiful trade routes, air superiority was key to winning wars early, and then there was the space race. What … Read More

Why are Malware Scanners Important to Protect Your Modern Business?

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Why are Malware Scanners Important to Protect Your Modern Business

If you’re an entrepreneur aspiring for success, you know how important it is to keep the files in your business computers safe. Unfortunately, as more and more business processes start moving into the Internet of Things (IoT) to increase efficiency while also reducing costs, important files become more prone to the dangers of malware and viruses. Generally speaking, malware is an umbrella term that covers all forms of malicious software. Viruses, which are designed to wreak havoc and destroy data used to be the most popular form of threat. These days, people with nefarious intent are more interested in in … Read More

Getting 24/7 PC Protection against Virus & Malware with SecureAPlus

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24/7 PC Protection against Virus & Malware with SecureAPlus

Getting protected all 24 hours of the day and all 7 days of the week against viruses and malware is key to having a safe and productive Windows PC. However, keeping up with the hundreds and thousands of threats trying to invade your PC is a daunting task for just about anybody. Even the top free antivirus protection vendors today are barely fast enough to cover the most easily identifiable fresh malware. New viruses and malware are simply fast moving targets that antiviruses have no choice but to play catch up via virus definition updates, software updates, and vulnerability patches. … Read More

The Modern Difference between Anti-Malware & Antivirus

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Difference between Anti-Malware & Antivirus

Antivirus & Anti-Malware. Both of these terms are familiar to all computer users by now. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on a mobile or desktop, Windows or Mac, these pieces of software has somehow been a fixture to our everyday computing. But most people use these two terms interchangeably. Is there really a difference between one and the other? Are people justified to simply refer to them as if they were the same thing? Should I get just one or do I get both? In the early days of PC computing, computer threats were designed to do one thing – … Read More

Application Whitelisting: 3 Reasons Why It is Essential for Enterprise

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3 reasons application whitelisting is essential for enterprise

The practice of Application Whitelisting (AWL) has been used in the cyber security world for a while now. It’s the opposite of blacklisting which most people are familiar with since it’s the technique used by almost (if not all) antivirus products available in the market. To put it simply, antiviruses check files against every known virus or malware. If it finds a match in its threat database or blacklist, it will be flagged as a virus and the appropriate steps are done to minimize or hopefully prevent any damage at all. This is usually achieved by either deleting the infected … Read More

Antivirus Unable to Detect a Threat? Here's a Possible Explanation

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Your computer is prone to a lot of threats – from viruses, malware, spyware, and a lot of other malicious programs that can cause harm. It is for this reason that we rely on various anti virus software designed to keep your computer safe. However, there are instances where a virus still manages to get into your computer, even when you have a powerful antivirus installed. It may have been unable to recognize a threat. After all, different companies who each had their own database of known malware make antivirus programs with varying detection capabilities. While there’s always a chance … Read More

What You Need to Know About Ransomware – The Biggest Threat of 2016

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It’s a typical day and you’ve just checked your email. You see one from a familiar source with a zipped attachment and you promptly download it. You unzipped the file and nothing happens so you move on to the next email and continue on with your mundane routine of opening emails while wondering what exactly happened. Then all of sudden you find yourself staring at a notification that came out of nowhere. “Your Computer has been Locked”, it says and as you read through the rest of the message you now realize that you have to pay money to get … Read More