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How to filter out Spams in u r mails — McAfee

Posted by jimstech on September 13, 2010

Source: McAfee Labs

Consumer Threat Alerts

New “Here You Have” Worm Delivers Unwanted Gift


Global mass mailing worm masquerades as business message

but links to malware, McAfee Labs warns

A new Internet worm dubbed “Here You Have” is streaming into worldwide inboxes, offering a dangerous payload, according to McAfee Labs. The worm, which travels via spam email with the subject line of “Here you have,” or “Just for you,” masquerades as an email with a link to a video or an attached document file. However, the email actually contains a link to a malicious program that can disable security software and send itself to all the contacts in the recipient’s address book.

Corporations around the world were particularly affected by the worm on Thursday as it clogged up their email systems. Consumers could be affected as they go home and log onto their machines. For this reason, McAfee Labs has labeled the worm as a “medium” risk, and warns all computer users to delete any email with the “Here you have,” or “Just for you,” subject line.

Although the dangerous link has been taken down, neutralizing the threat, it can still spread through remote machines, mapped drives and removable media, Labs warns.

If you have an up-to-date and properly configured McAfee security software product then you are protected against this threat.

The Hook: You receive a spam email with the subject line “Here you have,” or “Just for you,” and a link or attachment that looks like it leads to a video or document file. It may appear that the email comes from someone you know.

The Methods: The email invites you to click on the link, and once you do it prompts you to download a file. This file is actually malware that disables the security software on your machine and sends itself to everyone listed as a contact in your address book.

The Dangers: Once you are infected, your computer has diminished security protection. Your machine is also being used to spam your friends and contacts. If you are on a corporate network, the network could be clogged as the worm works its way through address books.

Bottom Line: Do not click on the link in any email with the subject header “Here you have,” or “Just for you,” even if it appears to be from someone you know.

Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim:

  1. Never click on a link in a spam email or IM from someone you don’t know. Be suspicious of strange emails from family or friends: their accounts may have been compromised.
  2. Use comprehensive security software, like McAfee Total Protection software, to protect you from viruses, spam, and other Internet threats, and keep the software up-to-date. Save on McAfee Total Protection or try it free for 30 days.
  3. Set your operating system and browser to automatically apply updates.

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Highly Rated Antivirus in 2009 – Avira Antivirus

Posted by jimstech on November 23, 2009

Avira AntiVir 9:

Avira AntiVir Personal – FREE Antivirus is a reliable free antivirus solution, that constantly and rapidly scans your computer for malicious programs such as viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc. Monitors every action executed by the user or the operating system and reacts promptly when a malicious program is detected.

Independent testing body AV-Test.org has released the results of a major comparative of suite products, with many vendors’ 2009 editions included in the results. The test covers a range of metrics, including detection rates over various types of malware including adware and spyware, false positive rates, scanning speed, proactive detection, and response times to outbreaks.

In terms of pure detection rates in on-demand scanning, a beta version of GDATA’s AVK 2009 topped the charts for both ‘malware’ (measured against 1,164,662 samples) and ‘ad- and spyware’ (94,291 samples), with Avira’s Premium Security Suite 2008 a close runner-up in the former category and F-Secure 2009 placing second in the latter. Secure Computing’s Webwasher gateway product, based on the Avira engine with some in-house heuristics, came third in both categories.

Other areas analysed were scored on a five-point scale from very good to very poor. ‘Proactive’ protection included scanning of files discovered after the freezing of products, and executing unrecognised malware to test behavioural protection. Products rating ‘good’ or better in every category include Avira’s premium suite (the popular free version has less complete spyware detection), AVK 2009, F-Secure’s 2009 suite, Symantec’s Norton I.S. 2009  and Sophos’s Security Suite 2.5. All products taking part in the test managed to achieve a ‘good’ or better in at least one category.

The test also included keeping a record of the number of updates released over a four-week period. Of course, these numbers on their own cannot be used to measure the quality of the products involved, but were recorded out of interest. The most interesting data to emerge from this measurement was that the 2009 version of Norton topped the table with an impressive 6,202 incremental micro-updates, issued several times per hour, while Kaspersky came a distant second with a mere 696. Half of the 34 products tested had fewer than 100, including those from McAfee (21) and Trend Micro (30).

A summary of the major areas tested is printed below; hover over the product names to see full version information.

Product malware on demand adware / spyware on demand false positives scan speed proactive detection response times malware on demand adware / spyware on demand
AntiVir (Avira) ++ ++ (4) + ++ + ++ 99.8% 99.0%
Avast! (Alwil) ++ ++ + + o o 99.3% 98.3%
AVG + – (4) + + o o 95.8% 87.0%
AVK 2008 (G Data) (1) ++ ++ o + ++ 99.2% 99.1%
AVK 2009 (G Data) (2) ++ ++ + + ++ ++ 99.8% 99.8%
BitDefender 2008 + + ++ + 97.7% 87.8%
BitDefender 2009 + + o ++ + 97.6% 88.0%
CA-AV (VET) ++ o 65.5% 68.0%
ClamAV o ++ 88.5% 92.8%
Dr Web o o + o 84.9% 89.6%
eScan + + o + ++ 97.8% 97.4%
Fortinet-GW o o + ++ + 92.6% 81.9%
F-Prot (Frisk) o o + + o o 94.8% 92.6%
F-Secure 2008 ++ ++ + o ++ + 98.2% 98.4%
F-Secure 2009 ++ ++ + + ++ ++ 99.2% 99.6%
Ikarus ++ ++ o + + + 99.5% 98.6%
K7 Computing o o o ++ o 92.1% 94.0%
Kaspersky ++ ++ o o + ++ 98.4% 98.3%
McAfee o o ++ o + 93.6% 94.5%
Microsoft + + ++ o 97.7% 97.1%
Nod32 (Eset) o o ++ ++ ++ + 94.4% 94.7%
Norman + + + o + o 96.3% 95.8%
Norton 2008 (Symantec) + o ++ + + o 97.8% 94.6%
Norton 2009 (Symantec) ++ + ++ ++ + ++ 98.7% 95.4%
Panda 2008 o + + ++ o 86.4% 93.4%
Panda 2009 o + + + ++ + 91.8% 95.6%
Rising + o o o 83.4% 77.5%
Sophos + + + + ++ + 97.5% 95.0%
Trend Micro o + + o + 91.3% 88.5%
TrustPort ++ ++ ++ ++ 99.5% 98.4%
VBA32 o o o + o 90.5% 85.2%
VirusBuster + + o o 89.0% 85.8%
WebWasher-GW (3) ++ ++ o ++ ++ ++ 99.7% 99.2%
ZoneAlarm + + o o + ++ 97.8% 97.7%
Index malware on demand adware / spyware on demand false positives scan speed proactive detection response times malware on demand adware / spyware on demand
++ >98% >98% no FP < 2 h
+ >95% >95% 1-2 FP 2 – 4 h
o >90% >90% 3-4 FP 4 – 6 h
>85% >85% 5-6 FP 6 – 8 h
<85% <85% > 6 FP > 8 h

To Download the latest version for free,CLICK HERE.

Be safe always :)…..

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Top Rated in Downloads-Latest releases..

Posted by jimstech on April 6, 2009

Adobe Reader:

Adobe Reader lets you read and print from any system any document created as an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file, with its original appearance preserved. PDF files are compact and can be shared, viewed, navigated, and printed exactly as the author intended by anyone with Adobe Reader.


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AVG Free Antivirus:

What is new in AVG Internet Security?

AVG Internet Security now contains a new extra layer of security to protect you from identity theft as well as new and unknown malware. Your passwords, account information, credit card numbers, social security numbers and other valuables are safe from identity thieves.

“Excellent threat detection .. lightning fast rootkit scanning, and the robust firewall “

Compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista


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BitTorrent:

The new BitTorrent for Windows brings together BitTorrent’s proven expertise in networking protocols with µTorrent’s efficient implementation and compelling UI to create a better BitTorrent client.You’ll also notice BitTorrent 6 comes with BitTorrent DNA, which stands for Delivery Network Accelerator. BitTorrent DNA is an enterprise-grade content delivery accelerator. It is distributed by your favorite websites and software companies to speed up your downloads by connecting to multiple sources of the same file. During and after each download, your computer helps distribute what you download. By giving and receiving in this way, your favorite websites operate more efficiently and provide a better and faster experience for everyone.

BitTorrent Features:

  • Lightweight client
  • Local peer discovery
  • Configurable bandwidth scheduler
  • Global and per-torrent speed limiting

bit-torrent

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Internet Download Manager:

IDM is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages. Simple graphic user interface makes IDM user friendly and easy to use.Internet Download Manager has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology to accelerate your downloads. Unlike other download managers and accelerators Internet Download Manager segments downloaded files dynamically during download process and reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages to achieve best acceleration performance.

Internet Download Manager supports proxy servers, ftp and http protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing. IDM integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, MSN Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser, MyIE2, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads. You can also drag and drop files, or use Internet Download Manager from command line. Internet Download Manager can dial your modem at the set time, download the files you want, then hang up or even shut down your computer when it’s done.

buy-now

IDM

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Mozilla Firefox:

In latest Firefox :

  • Fixed two security issues.
  • Fixed several stability issues.
  • Official releases for the Estonian, Kannada, and Telugu languages are now available.
  • Items in the “File” menu show as inactive after using the “Print” item from that menu – switching to a new tab restores them. This issue has been fixed.
  • For some users, cookies would appear to go “missing” after a few days.
  • Mac users of the Flash block add-on, experienced an issue where sound from the Flash plug-in would continue to play for a short time after closing a tab or window.
  • Fixed several issues related to accessibility features.

To download this,CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE.

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Nero 9.x.xx:

Nero 9 brings the digital world to your PC with features that make it fun and easy to create high quality multimedia projects with professional results. Create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share, and upload online. Whatever you want music, video, photo, and data enjoy and share with family and friends anytime, anywhere. Mix MP3’s, edit vacation videos, author photo slideshows, record live TV, burn CD/DVDs, Blu-ray disc with just one click, and stream them in any room in your house.

Version 9 includes a revamped interface, improved high-definition support, an enhanced media player, new video-editing options, improved live TV, and new autobackup and data-protection features.

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NVIDIA System Tools with ESA Support v6.03:

  • nForce MCPs
      – Enables system tuning and profiles for clocks, voltages, timings, and fans– Includes support for Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA) components– Displays detailed system information
  • GeForce GPUs
      – Enables GPU overclocking

To download this,CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE.

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VLC player V9.xx:

This is a bugfix release on the 0.9 branch of VLC. Notables bugfixes are:

  • Fullscreen behavior on Windows with multiple screens,
  • Workaround bug with libxml2 >=2.7.3,
  • Video performance on Intel-based Systems,
  • Various decoders updates on Windows.
  • Supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs
  • Features a complete streaming server, with extended features (video on demand, on the fly transcoding)

To download this version,CLICK HERE.

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Winamp Media Player V5.x:

  • Winamp 5.5 features our new Bento Skin that’s easier to use and more powerful than ever.
  • Easily access the Media Library, Playlist Editor, Video, Visualizations, Media Monitor Browser, EQ, Skin Options and Color Themes all from one single user interface.
  • Includes over 20 color themes that suit nearly every mood or occasion!
  • Winamp 5.5 carries forward the unobtrusive “Window Shade” mode. Drag and drop media directly into a Playlist from Windows Explorer or the Media Library
  • Jump directly to an item within the list by double clicking it or selecting the item and pressing Enter
  • Easily Open and Save Playlists from the Manage Playlist button
  • Organize and find your favorite songs and videos in ONE place
  • Rip your favorite music CDs into AAC, MP3, WMA, WAV or FLAC
  • Burn your favorite music compilations to Audio CD (limited to 2x speed for free users)
  • Media Library “Smart Views” allow you to easily create rule based lists of your media
  • Easily modify your music collections tags (Artist, Album, Genre, Title, etc.)
  • Download and view cover art for all of your albums
  • Sort Playlists by title, file name, or path and file name
  • Play many major video formats (AVI, NSV, WMV, MPG, etc.) with ease
  • Easily resize video playback using the 1x, 2x, and Maximize window buttons
  • Watch your favorite videos in Full Screen mode
  • Quick access to dozens of Internet TV stations created by users
  • Shift the sound from both speakers to left or right using the Balance slider
  • Enable Cross Fading to transition the audio smoothly from one song to another
  • Select from the dozens of EQ presets to tune the sound
  • Create your own EQ settings and save them for future use

winamp

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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC:

SP2 is an update Windows Vista that addresses feedback from customers and partners. By providing fixes integrated into a single service pack, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers. In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on addressing reliability and performance issues, supporting new kinds of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP2 will also continue to make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage large installations.

  • To download Windows vista service pack 1,CLICK HERE
  • To download Windows vista service pack 2,CLICK HERE

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