A story about “free” antivirus

A colleague of mine was working on a coworkers personal computer. The job was a fresh Windows 10 installation, and my colleague decided to install Avast Antivirus Free. Shortly after installing Avast Security Onion lit up like a Christmas tree. I didn’t recognize the IP address that the alerts were originating from, so I went […]

Antivirus Bug Can Be Used to Attack You

A new antivirus bug called AVGater was discovered by a Vienna, Austria researcher named Florian Bogner. The bug can be exploited by local users only and allows the attacker to have full control over the computer by misusing the restore from quarantine in antivirus. The three access areas of antivirus are the unprivileged domain that […]

You’ve Been Hacked – What Should You Do?

Signs You’ve Been Hacked In today’s threat landscape it is a matter of when hackers will gain access to your computer or cell phone, not if. Proper layers of security keep most of the malware out of your system and when malware does make it on your system the impact is reduced by containment, but none of us […]

How Much Do You Trust Your Antivirus Company?

Do you know which data your antivirus collects during scans? Antivirus has kernel level access to the operating, meaning there isn’t a file on your computer hard drive that it can’t touch. Antivirus scans data that is being read from and written to the hard drive, and depending on which antivirus company you choose, data […]