Windows 10 comes equipped with Windows Defender Security Center that does a great job fighting against viruses and other types of malware. Many users will say Defender is all they need, while others want a third-party option handling their PC's security. If you're interested in taking your security to another level, check out this roundup of the best antivirus software available in 2017. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2018 Bitdefender Antivirus Plus provides amazing protection against system-crippling viruses and other annoying malware. Its robust protection is built on the data gathered from over 500 million Bitdefender users — algorithms measure the data to uncover unknown threats and to discover new threats just now hitting the internet. Chosen as the best basic antivirus by Tom's Guide and as Top Ten Review's first choice overall choice, it's clear you're getting your money's worth. From Top Ten Reviews: Impressive performance, useful features, solid support and a superb user … [Read more...] about Best Antivirus Software for Windows 10 in 2018
Malicious software removal tool windows xp
The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks computers running Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom—and helps remove any infection found. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. Microsoft releases an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month, and as needed to respond to security incidents. The tool is available from Microsoft Update, Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center. Note The version of the tool delivered by Microsoft Update and Windows Update runs in the background and then reports if an infection is found. If you would like to run this tool more than once a month, use the version on this Web page or install the version that is available in the Download Center. Because computers can … [Read more...] about Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
A ransomware attack called WannaCry that was first launched on 12 May and since spread around the world impacted a number of high-profile organisations globally, including NHS England in the UK.[ Related: 8 ways to manage an internet or security crisis ]Ransomware is a type of malicious software that will block access to your files unless you pay a ransom.Some 47 NHS trusts fell victim to these ransomware attacks resulting in devastating consequences for some patients, as operations were cancelled and medical records held for ransom.One theory suggested that 90 percent of NHS trusts across the UK were using Microsoft's 16-year-old OS Windows XP, which could leave them susceptible to attacks.What is WannaCry ransomware?WannaCry or Wanna Decryptor ransomware seems to have used a vulnerability in Microsoft's software.An exploit discovered and built upon by the USA's National Security Agency called EternalBlue was leaked by a group called the Shadow Brokers earlier this year. It was … [Read more...] about What is WannaCry? What does WannaCry ransomware do?