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20 06, 2016

Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) – What you need to know.

By |June 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) – What you need to know.

Malware, Trojans, Bugs – these very words strike fear in the heart of all of us, evoking images of lines of falling code, skulls and crossbones. These malicious programs are the filth of the Internet, the proof that with every useful technology there is an equal and opposite piece of garbage that at times could [...]

17 06, 2016

Video: Emisoft Anti-Malware vs. PUPs

By |June 17th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Video: Emisoft Anti-Malware vs. PUPs

If you google ‘PUP’ you will get the most amazing images of cute little dogs. So cute even lovers of cat videos won’t go without a smile on their face. No, really. Try for yourself! Pups make you smile. Sadly, that’s not what this is about. It’s about the nasty sort of PUPs we all [...]

17 06, 2016

Video: Emsisoft Anti-Malware vs. PUPs

By |June 17th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Video: Emsisoft Anti-Malware vs. PUPs

If you google ‘PUP’ you will get the most amazing images of cute little dogs. So cute even lovers of cat videos won’t go without a smile on their face. No, really. Try for yourself! Pups make you smile. Sadly, that’s not what this is about. It’s about the nasty sort of PUPs we all [...]

15 06, 2016

RAA, a new Ransomware variant using only JavaScript

By |June 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on RAA, a new Ransomware variant using only JavaScript

While JavaScript ransomware is not new (see for example this article about Ransom32), we recently encountered a new ransomware variant, known as RAA, that exclusively uses JavaScript in order to encrypt personal files using AES. Just to add a little extra, this ransomware also drops Pony malware (a well-known info-stealer). New about this is that [...]

30 05, 2016

Protecting your information with hard disk encryption – what you need to know

By |May 30th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Protecting your information with hard disk encryption – what you need to know

Ever wondered what you’d do if your laptop, tablet or smartphone was stolen? While the use of security software to protect you from online attacks is common, what about physical threats to your hardware? Even with a password-protected operating system (OS) your data is still saved to your hard disk in an unencrypted form. Did you [...]

16 05, 2016

The big ‘R’: Ransomware. Why businesses and institutions are at risk and what to do about it

By |May 16th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The big ‘R’: Ransomware. Why businesses and institutions are at risk and what to do about it

Normally you would expect a ‘state of emergency’ at a hospital. And you’d expect to find cyber criminality somewhere else. But just imagine for a second: what, if the two met in the same place? A hospital is a place where you’d go to seek advice, help, safety. Where you rely on the doctor’s knowledge [...]

16 05, 2016

Stay one step ahead of ransomware – Emsisoft’s Decrypter page

By |May 16th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Stay one step ahead of ransomware – Emsisoft’s Decrypter page

At Emsisoft, we do not simply care about our products. We are also pretty freaking excited about our work, because we love what we do. With that passion for our industry we are proud to have a bunch of dedicated ransomware geeks aboard who spend a lot of time cracking new encryptions. We call them [...]

2 05, 2016

Three misconceptions surrounding firewalls

By |May 2nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Three misconceptions surrounding firewalls

Everyone knows what a firewall is, right? Wrong… Let’s take a real-life example; does your Mother actually know (or care) what a firewall is? Does your little sister really need a firewall to protect her from the world of online criminals? By clearing up three misconceptions about firewalls, we hope our less-experienced users will understand [...]

21 04, 2016

5 reasons many seniors are afraid of the internet (and what you can do to help)

By |April 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 5 reasons many seniors are afraid of the internet (and what you can do to help)

Albert is 69 years old. Last Christmas, Albert’s 39-year-old son bought him a tablet with touch-screen display, thinking it might prompt him to go online and read the news. After all, Albert loves the idea of getting news and checking the weather forecast at any time of day. Albert’s son had high hopes for his [...]

13 04, 2016

Why antivirus uses so much RAM – And why that is actually a good thing!

By |April 13th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Why antivirus uses so much RAM – And why that is actually a good thing!

Lots of computer blogs and magazines give smart advice on how to speed up your computer by reducing the load on your hardware resources. While it is true that having a few gigabytes of free hard disk space is better than no space, the same wisdom usually isn’t true for your RAM (Random Access Memory), [...]