Archive for February, 2010

Free Rock Solid Virus Protection

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Your favorite helpful nerds are starting a series of youtube videos with simple tips and tricks to keep your computer running at its best. Check out the first in the series, where we show you how to stay protected while browsing the web using totally free software!

The Future of Anti-Virus

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The problem with your typical signature-based anti-virus software is that it relies on virus signature definitions to do its detection. It works sort of like a vaccine. You get vaccinated against the latest threats, which should protect you should you happen to run into them, and your “vaccinations” come in the form of downloadable updates to your virus signature database. Unfortunately, hundreds of new viruses are released every single day–that’s just way too much for the “vaccination makers” to keep up with. By the time you download the latest virus signatures, they’re already out of date and you’re still left unprotected against the latest threats. That’s where sandboxing comes in.