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9. Alternative software & services

9.1. Alternative browsers:
Google Chrome
SRWare Iron
Comodo Dragon
Epic Browser
Pale Moon 
Comodo IceDragon
Google Chrome Frame
Superbird Browser 
Celensoft Super Web

9.2. Alternative PDF readers:
PDF-XChange Viewer

9.3. Alternative media players:
VLC media player
Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
ROX Player

9.4. Alternative image viewers:
FastStone Image Viewer

9.5. Alternative office suites:
Kingsoft Office Suite Free
Zoho Docs
Google Docs

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by vodomar on 25. February 2013 - 7:15  (105730)

More evidence of tablets slowly killing the PC market

by vodomar on 24. February 2013 - 20:31  (105721)
by vodomar on 15. February 2013 - 8:44  (105423)
by vodomar on 4. February 2013 - 12:53  (105080)

Information about ComboFix being infected and what you should do

by vodomar on 20. January 2013 - 18:56  (104678)
by vodomar on 19. January 2013 - 23:27  (104658)
by vodomar on 15. January 2013 - 11:32  (104490)

The "Red October" Campaign - An Advanced Cyber Espionage Network Targeting Diplomatic and Government Agencies

by vodomar on 4. January 2013 - 8:14  (104214)

Microsoft Security Advisory (2798897)
Fraudulent Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing

"Microsoft is aware of active attacks using one fraudulent digital certificate issued by TURKTRUST Inc., which is a CA present in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities Store."

by vodomar on 1. January 2013 - 16:18  (104146)

IE 6/7/8:
Microsoft Security Advisory (2794220)
Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer could allow information disclosure

by vodomar on 16. December 2012 - 22:12  (103656)

Mythbusters: Dangerous Security Advice You Shouldn’t Follow

by vodomar on 10. December 2012 - 21:56  (103494)
by vodomar on 9. December 2012 - 22:19  (103472)


"Q-04: How much does HitmanPro.Kickstart cost?
A-04: HitmanPro.Kickstart is a free solution. You only might need a license for HitmanPro. If you use HitmanPro.Kickstart on a ransomed PC that has a valid license for HitmanPro, it will use that license. If you use HitmanPro.Kickstart on a ransomed PC that has never used HitmanPro, the 30- day free trial period of HitmanPro can be used to remove the ransomware (not available on business computers)."

by ako on 10. December 2012 - 11:25  (103484)

This is cool! Have to test it soon :)

by vodomar on 28. November 2012 - 23:31  (103034)

Windows Blue is Microsoft's future low-cost OS with yearly updates

by vodomar on 27. November 2012 - 11:47  (102965)

Antivirus software so ineffective it's a waste of money, report suggests

by Joe A.TT on 28. November 2012 - 0:13  (102996)

"...especially when freeware solutions outperform paid subscriptions."

This is the first time I read such a statement apart from on TSA. Perhaps there are more such statements elsewhere, but it's good to know that TSA's isn't the only one.

by MidnightCowboy on 28. November 2012 - 1:43  (102997)

There is quite a bit of this around the net. Here's two more examples.

As with all these things though they are relative to the circumstances at the time, and as ako also points out, which components in the programs being tested are actually being used.

It makes sense that the timescale for introducing new samples (very important) is generally less for free AV's because many of these such as Avast!, Avira, Comodo etc. have very active forums providing almost instant feedback.

by Joe A.TT on 28. November 2012 - 4:36  (103001)

Thanks for the educational "homework" MC.

by MidnightCowboy on 27. November 2012 - 12:40  (102968)

At least the "zero" detection rate is easy to understand:D and three weeks to add a new sample is a joke considering how much vendors charge for this junk. MC - Site Manager.

by ako (the) (not verified) on 27. November 2012 - 15:10  (102979)

But Virustotal is not enough for analysing total strength, as it omits dynamic detection (Webroot Prevx, F-secure Deepguard).

by vodomar on 24. November 2012 - 22:05  (102852)

VB100 Results Summary

Whole Product Dynamic "Real World" Test - Graph Bar

by vodomar on 23. November 2012 - 19:22  (102809)
by indie on 20. November 2012 - 17:55  (102626)

Your link to Emsisoft AV scanner from Gizmo's Free AV Scanners leads to paid version:
Please revise it to the following:

by Anupam on 20. November 2012 - 18:07  (102628)

The link is correct, since the editor is referring to the anti-malware and not the online web scanner. The anti-malware has a free version, and a commercial version both.

The second link which you are referring to, which is for online web scanner, has been covered in the online scanners category.

by AnonymousD26 (not verified) on 16. November 2012 - 7:38  (102395)

I just wanted to let forticlient fans know there is a update I found it... version 5... So you guys can update the link now its still being developed woohooo....

by AnonymousD26 (not verified) on 16. November 2012 - 9:00  (102398)

I just wanted to make a comment that it did not install properly as during the install I got a blue screen on windows 7 sp1. Also after I restarted from the blue screen it was not able to start by clicking on the system tray bar. Also lastly it isn't registering in Action Center I'm not sure what is wrong but this is a review similar to the one I read on from the link I put above. So I'm not sure if I should have posted the link if I knew it would do this to my system. Its not a conflict as I haven't installed any other Av or security products before this. I did a factory restore and installed it and got a blue screen of death. I expected much better from Forticlient.

by AnonymousD26 (not verified) on 16. November 2012 - 18:12  (102424)

I just wanted to add to my dismay it was only a system restore that removed Forticlient it did not install properly but realtime protection was on after the blue screen crash... I guess its not compatible with Windows 7 SP1 as I did see it was windows 7 compatible. Had nothing but issues installing and removing and it need lots of work. Not sure why it was released with bugs...

by vodomar on 13. November 2012 - 20:51  (102267)

Download Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview (7)

by mark.n (not verified) on 13. November 2012 - 11:31  (102242)

hi just installed Avast 7 free with malwareytes free and zone alarm free firewall,unchecked toobar first,all running great

by vodomar on 12. November 2012 - 21:58  (102215)

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA

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