Important Announcement: November 2016 Universal AV Server Maintenance

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[Update as of 7 November 2016 – 15:00 SGT] – The SecureAPlus servers are online. It was back by late Friday last week as originally planned but was under observation during the weekend. As of today, it is close to full operational status. We use the term “close” as during our observation period we are still receiving reports of a few users still getting connection issues with the servers. Rest assured that we are working towards resolving this. For most of the SecureAPlus userbase, the connectivity issues should no longer be affecting them. If you are still experiencing connection issues … Read More

Black Friday Weekend Deal for SecureAPlus & Our New Storefront

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It’s that time of the year again where after doing our pleasantries during Thanksgiving we go about to hunt for the greatest deals available to commemorate the beginning of the holiday season. Of course we’re talking about Black Friday and to celebrate this festive shopping season we are offering our biggest deal of the year. From today (November 25, 2016), users can get the best of what we have on offer – SecureAPlus Premium at a mind-blowingly huge 70% discount. This means that you can get the core features comprising of the much lauded Universal AV cloud antivirus, our powerful … Read More

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

What is Application Whitelisting and How it can Keep Your PCs Safe?

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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 antiviruses, 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

Cloud Antivirus – How Essential is it for Your Business?

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How Essential is Antivirus Software for Your Business

Nowadays, many businesses turn to the internet to further widen their reach. Having your 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 come 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 harming or extorting money. So here comes the question: Just how … 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 before the announcement of 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 the land, the dominance of the seas ensured bountiful trade routes, air superiority was crucial for winning battles early, and then there was the space … 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 evil intent are more interested in either … Read More

Getting 24/7 Computer 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 seven 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 only fast moving targets that antiviruses have no choice but to play catch up via virus definition updates, software updates, and vulnerability patches. … Read More

What’s the difference between antivirus and anti-malware?

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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. Have you ever wondered:  Is there a difference between one and the other? Is it justified to refer to them as if they were the same thing? Should I get just one or do I get both? In this article, we will answer the questions above and explain the difference between … 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 cybersecurity world for a while now. It’s the opposite of blacklisting which most people are familiar with since it’s the technique used by most (if not all) antivirus products available in the market. In simple terms, antiviruses check files against every known virus or malware. If it finds a match in its threat database or blacklist, it will flag 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 file or sending … Read More