Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

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24. Not recommended software and services

Prisoners on remand (might be useful, but not recommended)

PC Tools Antivirus Free (retired)
Spyware Doctor (retired)
RemoveIT Pro  (too many dangerous false positives)
Winpooch (not compatible with XP SP3)
WIPS (PoC-software, very demanding)
Blue Atom, Mint Security Essentials (low detection rate AV)
Emco Malware destroyer, Mysystemexpert, Malware Eraser (low detection rate AM)
Ultrasurf (probably legitimate, but has some strange behaviour)
SpywareGuard (out-of-date)
SecureIT Free (out-of-date)
Ammyy Admin (used too much by scammers)
IObit Advanced SystemCare (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
IObit Malware Fighter (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
IObit Unlocker (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
IObit Random Password Generator (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
IObit Toolbox (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
IObit Uninstaller  (All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft)
Norton PC Checkup (False and exagerrated reports)
FSB Antivirus (Beta program with buggy/incomplete features)
BkavHome (no auto-update,outdated,bad international support)
NANO (Beta,buggy features)
Zoner (private beta)
Moon Secure ( engine is outdated ,not under active development,buggy features)
CMC Infosec (dangerous false positives)
SpyCatcher Express (outdated)
WormBlaster (outdated)
CA antispyware (outdated ,not under active development)
Airy Free AntiSpyware (ineffective, BitDefender+Sophos alerts website)
Lavabit (currently shut down)
CookieCuller (outdated)
CYSEC Anti-Virus (multiple detections including by itself)

Low Web of Trust rating

Yet Another Cleaner 
Stop P-O-R-N
Simple Backup Tool
EUREKA Malware Analysis Internet Service
HE - Hardware Read & Write utility

Doing time in jail (not recommended)

NoAdware, StopZilla, SpyRemover (rogues)
Balaji Plus Cloud Antivirus (nonexistant program, multiple lies)
RoboSAM (rogues)

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by vodomar on 3. September 2012 - 13:31  (98700)

yeah,probably dubious :(

by vodomar on 31. August 2012 - 20:30  (98591)

Not so fast: Java 7 Update 7 critical vulnerability discovered in less than 24 hours

by alexxx46 on 31. August 2012 - 23:45  (98596)

Looks like a good suspence story :)

by vodomar on 31. August 2012 - 8:57  (98560)

Download NOW!

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2012-4681

Oracle releases out of cycle fixes for Java

by alexxx46 on 31. August 2012 - 14:34  (98572)

...And Java Portable update Version 7 Update 7 (32-bit) for Windows

by vodomar on 31. August 2012 - 20:49  (98592)

thx :)

by vodomar on 30. August 2012 - 11:01  (98498)


How to disable the Java web plug-in in Internet Explorer

.reg file with [dot] in section 11.7 :)

by vodomar on 30. August 2012 - 8:04  (98493)

SOPHOS: Reveton/FBI ransomware - exposed, explained and eliminated [VIDEO]

see section 3.5 for FREE bootable rescue media :)

by vodomar on 28. August 2012 - 21:05  (98431)

Researchers Identify Second New Java Bug

"...The best advice for users right now is to disable Java entirely as soon as possible."

6 ways to protect against the new actively exploited Java vulnerability

Security researchers propose methods to protect computers from being compromised via a new vulnerability in all versions of Java Runtime Environment 7

by Patrick001 (not verified) on 28. August 2012 - 14:44  (98416)

Please explain the meaning of "All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft"

by MidnightCowboy on 28. August 2012 - 14:48  (98417)

If you Google "iobit malwarebytes" you can read about the whole issue.

by BearPup (not verified) on 28. August 2012 - 13:38  (98411)

My only criticism is the lack of a rating system for the index. Having said that, a thank you for an awesome job....wish other Gizmo editors took the 'wide-view' that this article does, e.g., listing alternate downloads (CNET and other alternate download links), free with paid upgrade available, etc. . This gives me the whole picture from which to choose from.

by ako (the) (not verified) on 28. August 2012 - 15:44  (98421)

Thanks! :-)
Rating would be very difficult to add. Also, links to other Gizmo's
pages where rating has been performed are always included when available.

by zacker on 28. August 2012 - 12:25  (98409)

My wife, while in the Hospital using their WIFI, got hit by Ransom Ware, funny because it was from the FBI and they said that the computer was locked and she could be fined up to $1500.00 but that if she sent them 100.00$ (just like that, $ in the wrong place) they would unlock the computer and let her go... lol I took it home, booted it in safe mode, and did a system restore back one week, booted windows normally and ran a complete scan and got nothing but the comp is fine now.Darn FBI trying to scam 100.00$ from us!!! thats treason! lol,lol...

by ako on 28. August 2012 - 16:22  (98423)

Well done! Some ransomware authors seem to be lazy. No crypting included in this case :-)

by zacker on 28. August 2012 - 17:32  (98425)

In this case "Lazy and Crazy" i mean, who would think that anyone would actually believe that the FBI would
a) lock your computer for no good reason and not just come pay you a visit?
b) and why would they threaten to fine you $1500.00 but then say for $100.00 they will unfreeze your computer and let you go?

by vodomar on 28. August 2012 - 15:08  (98419)

nice story :) also,see section 4.8

by vodomar on 28. August 2012 - 7:48  (98397)

Latest Java software opens PCs to hackers
By Jim Finkle

BOSTON | Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:44pm EDT
(Reuters) - Computer security firms are urging PC users to disable Java software in their browsers, saying the widely installed, free software from Oracle Corp opens machines to hacker attacks and there is no way to defend against them.

SOPHOS: Unpatched Java exploit spreads like wildfire

How to Unplug Java from the Browser

by vodomar on 26. August 2012 - 6:51  (98318)

Nadim Kobeissi
Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install, Not Very Securely

by vodomar on 24. August 2012 - 11:42  (98242)

Why passwords have never been weaker—and crackers have never been stronger
(Ars Technica)

by vodomar on 15. August 2012 - 10:13  (97736)

Microsoft Security Advisory (2661254)
Update For Minimum Certificate Key Length

by Ivan (not verified) on 11. August 2012 - 8:43  (97539)

1-Trend Micro Anti Threat Toolkit

2-NoVirusThanks ExeRadar Free Edition

by ako on 13. August 2012 - 13:58  (97651)

2-NoVirusThanks ExeRadar Free Edition seems OK, but how non-customers can benefit from 1-Trend Micro Anti Threat Toolkit?

by vodomar on 9. August 2012 - 14:00  (97465)

Gauss: Nation-state cyber-surveillance meets banking Trojan

Gauss malware Palida font detection page

Palida Narrow -
Online detection of Gauss

by vodomar on 9. August 2012 - 11:24  (97458)
by vodomar on 4. August 2012 - 15:42  (97212)

The Internet map

by vodomar on 31. July 2012 - 18:28  (96955)


Outlook webmail passwords restricted to 16 chars - how does that compare with Yahoo and Gmail?

by vodomar on 27. July 2012 - 14:59  (96734)
by vodomar on 27. July 2012 - 14:56  (96733)

AV-TEST June/July 2012: 25 home user products reviewed and certified on Win 7 (64 bit):

by ako (the) (not verified) on 27. July 2012 - 18:22  (96744)

Microsoft :(
They spoil everything....

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