Comcast just launched a trial of an automated service that would alert its customers if they have possible virus or malware infections on their home computers. Great, but… it works as a browser toolbar. Granted the average customer probably uses their Internet connection mainly to surf the Web, but what happens if they switch browsers… Continue reading Comcast trialing service to alert customers of potential computer infections
As promised, Microsoft just released its free security program for Windows XP/Vista/7 this week. This is anti-virus/anti-malware/anti-spyware/anti-trojan/anti-rookit software. It replaces Microsoft Defender. The big question here is whether or not Microsoft will run products made by Symantec, McAfee, et al out of business. You can download Security Essentials from Microsoft.
Just a quick note. Phishers and malware vendors are using Skype to snare people into paying for their crap and infecting their machines. You should lock down your Skype privacy settings [detailed howto] to prevent them from messaging you in the first place!