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5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Computer From Threats

You don't need to be a techie to keep your computer safe from threats and protect your personal information. Many of the ways to protect your computer are simple things that you can do without having to invest in any extra security programs.

The following are a few simple ways to protect your computer that anyone can implement.

Computer Security In 2016

Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 - New Cloud Antivirus Software Protecting Your Computer for Free

After providing the free Kingsoft PC Doctor utility, the company has now launched a new PC cloud security utility Kingsoft Antivirus 2012.

Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 is a completely free antivirus solution for detecting and cleaning trojan viruses, and protect your computer with system defense K+ and boundary defense. It can be a standalone product, and can also work along with other security software.

"Flame" - The newly found cyber super-weapon, spying and damaging Iranian computers

There is no doubt that cyber spying is the most preferred new age intelligence gathering tactic used by almost all countries, but countries like USA and China have already been exposed for using technology as a weapon.

The conclusive proof's fingering all leads to an Isarel, American joint-venture targeting Iranian nuclear facilities using the world's most advanced computer malware Stuxnet are now well known publicly. To make things even more interesting researchers at Kaspersky Labs have now unveiled another extraordinary peace of cyber-weapon, named "Flame" the data-mining malware has already caused substantial damage and massive amounts of data loss as admitted by Iranian officials. Iranian authorities are also claiming that the virus damaged centrifuges operating at its uranium enrichment facility at Nantaz and gathered data of its oil fields by breaching into computers of high-ranking officials.

Flame Infection

Due to the complex and very sophisticated technology (20 MB in total) used by this malware it has been labelled "the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed". The ‘Flame’ cyber espionage worm is highly modular in nature and is specifically targeted at middle-east countries, the sophisticated attack toolkit with similarities to Stuxnet and Duqu malware's is basically a combination of computer backdoor, Trojan, and a worm. The success of this weapon can be gauged from the fact that it is believed to be spying since past 5 years undetected. The sophistication can be measured by the fact that "Flame" has 80 known Command-N-Control servers dedicated to itself and the modular nature of the malware allows its controllers to load/unload code of there choice anytime.

[VIDEO] - Stuxnet: Anatomy Of A Computer Virus

VTZilla - Addon Integrating Multi-Engine Antivirus Scanner VirusTotal With Firefox

Multi-engine anti-virus scanners are a great help when dealing with suspicious files as you are able to leverage the malware detection capabilities of multiple antivirus engines with most up-to-date definitions from a single interface. VirusTotal has been one of the most well-known such free service offering scanning of suspicious files and URLs with 42 anti-virus engines helping users reveal viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content.

One of the most needed feature to make efficient use of multi-av scanning services is an browser helper utility which would enable users to scan URL's and files right from their web-browsers before visiting the suspicious link, thankfully VirusTotal team has realized this and a Firefox web-browser addon VTZilla is now available enabling users to right-click any suspicious link and launch a VirusTotal URL Scan and even pre-scan a file before downloading from the default "Firefox Download Save" dialog-box.

VTZilla - VirusTotal Browser Uploader
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