Category Archives: Consumer Alerts

The 4 sneakiest Facebook scams

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Millions of people use social networks like Facebook and Twitter every day to share photos, comments, and ideas with their friends and followers. These popular platforms have become magnets for cybercrooks and are used to spread different types of scams. Hackers take advantage of the easy accessibility of data we put online to manipulate or […]

Fake Flash Player installer spreads via Twitter and Facebook

Recently we identified a threat which uses Twitter and Facebook to spread. The origin of the infection begins by clicking malicious tweets or Facebook posts. After clicking a tweet similar to the figure below, the user is redirected to a webpage, which asks to download and install Adobe Flash Player. The translation of the marked […]

avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World

In the “real world” of monthly bills and rising expenses, a decision about antivirus protection often comes down to the best protection for the money – and that’s where avast! Free Antivirus wins out over the rest. In the May 2013 Real-World Protection Test by AV-Comparatives, avast! Free Antivirus was up against 19 paid-for internet […]

EncryptFree and Other Tools to Help Consumers Dodge Web Snooping

Just like in the offline world, you leave a virtual paper trail behind you on the web. Information about the websites you’ve visited and information you’ve entered on those sites is captured and used by many parties – from web advertisers to social media platforms (for instance, when Facebook recommends people you may know) to Read more…

Go AVAST go!

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Football is fun! It’s exciting, it brings us together… to share, to enjoy, to be proud (or ashamed?) of our favorite teams. Simply put, it creates a spirit of community. And we at AVAST Software realize how important community is. We also know that AVAST has a community of 22,000,000 users in Brazil. Given the […]

McAfee Hidden Device Admin Detector – Free Protection from Android Malware

A few weeks ago, we told you about Obad, a backdoor Trojan that targets the Android operating system (OS). What differentiates a Trojan from a traditional virus is that this type of software attempts to masquerade as something useful in order to trick users into opening the file and then leaves a backdoor open so Read more…

McAfee Hidden Device Admin Detector – Free Protection from Android Malware

A few weeks ago, we told you about Obad, a backdoor Trojan that targets the Android operating system. This Trojan affects all Android OS users, and it is strongly recommended that you address this flaw immediately! What does Obad do? Essentially, Obad enables the downloading of malicious apps onto your Android device right under your Read more…

What wouldn’t you do #withoutProtection?

Success of the last Hashtag challenge, available across the social media platforms, convinced us to continue with this idea. This weekend, we want to introduce you to a new one. Utilize the following Hashtag: “#withoutProtection” to let everybody know what would you never do #withoutProtection.  Would that be: sunbathing, travelling, leaving your kids, or maybe risking to leave […]

Sharing AVAST on Throwback Thursday

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Thursday is a fun day because we get to look back in time at how things were in the good ol’ days. It’s Throwback Thursday! AVAST is the world’s most popular antivirus software because our happy users recommend avast! Antivirus to their friends. Some think of creative ways to share. Here are a few examples: […]

Download with Caution! McAfee Identifies Risky Mobile App Sources

As more people use mobile devices in their daily lives, those devices are rendering them increasingly vulnerable to infection through the very apps we rely on to make our lives easier. According to McAfee’s recent report, “Mobile Security: McAfee Consumer Trends Report – June 2013”, malware threats have not only increased for mobile devices, but Read more…