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Security 101: February 2013

Nowadays, a lot of people are shopping online. To do that, they greatly rely on internet banking. What precautionary steps or systems are used to make sure users have a secure transaction? The most important thing to do is to … Continue reading

Security 101: September 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   Right now I am using licensed Avira Internet Security, how do I know that my computer is really safe from Trojan, virus, malware, spyware, etc. However, … Continue reading

Antispam: Improving detection of Japanese Emails

Recently, we received some false positive (good emails marked as SPAM) and false negative messages (spam emails not detected) from our partners in Japan. It seems that our Antispam engine did not cope well with some messages written in Japanese. … Continue reading

New False Positive from Spyware Doctor (Update)

While fixing the false positive detection from a few days ago, PCTools managed to add a new false alarm in their Google Pack version of Spyware Doctor: Today, the program alerts the user that Avira’s ccev.dll contains the Backdoor.Bandok. Of … Continue reading

Trojan.CDur: False Positive by PCTools (Update)

Users of PCTools’ Spyware Doctor have gotten a false alarm: The Antispyware detects Avira’s aecore.dll as the Trojan CDur with a recent update. This is of course a false positive detection – something that Antimalware specialists try to avoid. We … Continue reading

Safety first: Server-outage

Tonight, we encountered an odd problem. Four MD5-sums displayed on our homepage didn’t match the “fingerprint” of the actual files on the servers. As precaution, we took our servers offline to analyse the servers and to see what has happened. … Continue reading