computer virus

5 Tips to Cleaning Up Your Windows Hard Drive after Experiencing a Virus

A virus infection on your computer is a total headache. It does a lot of frustrating things to your programs, files, applications, and your unit as a whole, and sometimes their effects linger. They cause your unit to malfunction and affects your productivity and enjoyment. As well, infected computers not treated immediately may allow the…

Almost 10% of Android apps are malware: report

Thinking of switching form iPhone to Android? You might want to think again. It seems that as many as nine per cent of Android apps – that's almost one in every 10 – are fully or partially malware, according to new research. The figure comes from Cheetah Mobile's security report for the first half of 2014. Cheetah…

Kaspersky Lab warns against "Flame" cyber attacks

Security specialists Kaspersky Lab have today highlighted a new threat to PC users' security. A program known as Worm.Win32.Flame, or Flame for short, is causing havoc for PC users across the globe. It's a particularly nasty piece of work, with…

Apple working with ISPs to fix Mac Flashback trojan

Apple believe they have found a fix for the Flashback trojan which is thought to have infected some 600,000 Mac computers across the globe. Flashback is a botnet that can issue commands to infected machines, harvesting usernames and passwords…

Google Chrome store hit by Facebook hack extension

Google Chrome users beware: a series of new extensions claiming to add customisation options to your Facebook profile are in fact malicious tools created by hackers intended to hijack your social networking accounts. Hiding in plain sight on the official…

Spam Skype calls tricking users into virus downloads

An automated Skype call has been plaguing users of the video calling service over the last few days, encouraging them to download a dubious anti-virus program in order to protect themselves from non-existant threats. A computer-generated voice has been…

53% of smartphone owners oblivious to malware threats

Are you aware of the fact smartphones are just as susceptible to malware attacks as PCs or laptops? If you are, you're part of the minority in the UK; a recent survey commissioned by security specialists Bullguard showed that of…