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BitDefender 2015: Best Protection for Your PC EVER!

BitDefender 2015: Best Protection for Your PC EVER!

Considered to be one of the best antivirus programs that exists, the BitDefender 2015 has high end and top notch security specs that is unparalleled and of course comes at a relatively cheaper price (for the full version). BitDefender 2105 has a very impressive software system that definitely outdoes its previous versions.

A full investment on a properly working and highly effective virus scanner and computer protector, as a matter of fact, it is also suggested that you have multiple virus programs just to make sure that you are protected. Don’t leave your computer at risk; see how BitDefender 2105 can help your computer and your work from future harm:

  • Protects your device from malware

Malicious software—from the name alone, you have to hate it. It is one of the most infectious, most infamous system bugs on your computer. Why are they malicious? Because the computer does not easily detect it, therefore making your device more prone to damage. BitDefender 2015 scores high with Malware detection and removal.

  • Secures yourself and your family

BitDefender not only offers virus protection but also security for your internet usage. Most of the information we type on our computers are not the ones we would like to share with the rest of the world. BitDefender 2105 scans your internet activity and prevents spywares that may share unwanted information. This also alerts you against online scammers that may wipe out your entire bank account.

  • Lets you use high performance software

That requires you nothing at all! This highly efficient software scans, detects, protects and quarantines at an ultra-fast rate no matter what operating system you are using. The beauty of BitDefender 2105 is that it adapts to your device, meaning it will not consume all your PC’s work power just to scan and to work effectively. It partitions its task usage effectively, which therefore, doesn’t slow down your computer. And all you have to do is installing.

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Also enhanced:

  • Parental controls
  • Vulnerability Scanners
  • One-step payments
  • Safe online banking and shopping

Continuously awarded as one of the best anti-virus programs in terms of system development and system speed and protection capability, this software system is no waste of money; the BitDefender 2015 is a good investment when it comes to protecting your devices and your family, even while you’re asleep.

Get your BitDefender 2015 today, or upgrade here. You can also get BitDefender for Mac.

Phishing JUST got better.

This is not a TV commercial, but fraud sent as  offer, propaganda or scare/threat into your inbox, compelling and offering you wealth, fast cash, car or even a home or sometimes  scaring you to act fast, all targeting your credit, bank and personal information and stealing confidential details, if you would follow.

Maybe there were times you got an email from a Prince, a King or a Queen, perhaps, telling you he/she would leave fortune into your bank.

(Too good to be true—an offer coated in shining, shimmering gold)

Sometimes, phishing emails disguise as A BANK, targeting your bank details. They may even POSE A WARNING, alerting that your secured info was compromised, your account would be closed or other threats JUST TO MIND CONDITION YOU.

Following suit, people sometimes follow, being afraid their bank accounts were breached, compromised or hacked, especially among online banking subscribers.

Let me explain.

Spam, a term coined by Monty Python, means repetitive and unwanted emails, as simple as that.

Phishing, on the other hand, contains unscrupulous and malicious threats, viruses and malware, among others, all geared toward hacking and stealing your personal and financial info.

WARNING

Phishing emails appear secured, pretending as trusted sources, but they are not.

Beware by clicking only emails from trusted sources. Remember that banking and reputable companies NEVER OBTAIN INFO USING EMAILS.

You calling and answering important info is an SOP among companies—they do not ask security information through emails. Remember they do not provide external links for clicking as well.

Tips To Avoid Spam and Phishing

  • Email address. Look for fine toothcomb such as a misspelled company name. If found, delete the email right away.
  • Subject Line. Do not click on any emails with attention-grabbing subject lines that threat you, usually using subjects related to bank information.
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation. Beware of broken English, with erroneous company and people names.
  • Personalization. Spam emails may contain only one long sentence with a link in the end and without any personalization.

(READ THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO DETECTING PHISHING EMAILS HERE.)

Conclusion

It’s always best to practice extreme caution when opening and reading emails, even if they were from people you know. Delete any emails asking for money and without personalization.

For optimal online security from phishing and spam, install total solution against malware, virus and other online threats, BitDefender.

When it comes to online security, BitDefender Total Security may be the one searching for because it comes with non-intrusive and silent protection functions you only imagined.  For total security that never sleeps, you should not miss out the latest offering from this software. Now it comes with an even more affordable price of $39 for five seats!

What You’ll Get When You Buy BitDefender Total Security

  • Ultimate data protection from malware, spyware and phishing, among other e-threats
  • Safeguards your kids’ internet activities and prohibits them when needed
  • Protects your information when your device is stolen or lost
  • Has the latest, real time security report
  • Has the Autopilot feature
  • Stores confidential and private data; when necessary, it can also help you sync  information in between your devices
  • Comes with the non-intrusive and fast Photon technology
  • Has the BitDefender Safepay technology and wallet feature
  • 360-degree online privacy protection
  • Improved parental control
  • And so many more

If you want total security from all types of e-threats, then you need not to search for any other security tools. You can get your BitDefender Total Security for a low price of $39 for five seats.

Download BitDefender Total Security today!

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Start the year bright and right with guaranteed BitDefender antivirus protection! Getting your total Internet and PC protection does not need to be expensive. BitDefender believes that, so it presents its latest offerings this month as it comes on sale at incredibly low prices.

Specials On BitDefender This Month!

  • BitDefender Antivirus Plus 3-Users: $27.00
  • BitDefender Internet Security 3-Users: $27.00
  • BitDefender Total Security 3-Users: $27.00

Grab your BitDefender, the software that works while you’re asleep! Stay tuned for the latest updates on this remarkable PC and internet security software.

Download BitDefender Today!

Until Next Time,

Peter, Your BitDefender Guide 🙂

If we’re talking about security, Google isn’t our 100% go to source just by recalling what had happened when the Google Play app store had been plagued by malware in 2011.

Maybe, Google’s just too busy to see the loopholes in their security systems, as they’re just pretty occupied with left and right updates and innovations like the ongoing prep for the KitKat Version 4.4 and experts revealed that the company still has to address what’s missing and there’s plenty of that!

Third party security software developers—Kaspersky, McAfee and Lookout—have fixed and plugged the holes that the tech giant has failed to see.

To give you a clearer picture of security problems being discussed, let’s refer to the well-known security software, Bitdefender, ideas.

Malefactors are Google Play’s big Kryptonite as it is very vulnerable to attacks from them.

What are the results? A parade of malware, Trojans, viruses and spyware… Up to this date and time, there is no accurate data or stats to reveal the number of users who had suffered an onslaught of security attacks in the recent months.

What Google Has Done So Far?

Recently, Google has teamed up with Bouncer, an application that monitors any malicious software activity. Then, there is the Android Device Manager that helps find stolen gadgets (a service that only third party vendors use to offer).

Next there’s the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which has brought some for operating system security. One thing is its Android Sandbox that’s made to avoid any malicious program attacks on the operating system.

However, the capabilities of sandboxing remains hidden to developers and users and as a result then limits what third parties can do to protect mobile users outside of Google’s fence.

Bitdefender Security Ideas for Android

Hackers are unstoppable that they penetrate the world of mobile users, even while they’re asleep such as stealing credit card data and installing malicious programs in their mobile device. There are a lot of fake applications and thiefware in Google Play up to this time. Here are some security ideas from Bitdefender:

Allowing Antivirus Scanner APIs

If applications were made by different developers, they are not likely to interact with each other, a problem for security software developers as they can’t perform their scanning capabilities on those apps and so they can’t protect them from any malicious attacks but this can be addressed if they would allow antivirus system’s API to target malware and protect users through the life cycle of the app.

Controlling Over Individual App Permissions

When you’re downloading apps on android, it asks what the app is allowed to do such as collecting your location, accessing your text messages and even your calendar. Why would game apps for instance ask for that data? Bitdefender says that mobile user should have the power to grant only selected permissions when downloading the app provided that those choices won’t disable the app. This way any user can take control of his privacy and keep those apps from accessing data that they don’t need to function.

Allowing A Few Applications to Survive a Full Wipe

Thieves can ruin your digital life once they got a hold of your phone as you’ve probably used it to purchase online for instance. In addition, a thief can also wipe your phone and then sell it. One thing: You can now remotely wipe your phone or device to protect your important data. On the other hand, wiping your device will also delete any security tools that will not allow you to search for the thief or run your Find My Device app.

If Google would give the chance for some applications to run or survive a full wipe in their KitKat 4.4, then it might help improve security especially after your phone has been stolen. However, a malware, according to experts can also survive by imitating or mimicking any security software installed in your device, so it may be advisable that you delete everything to keep the enemy from getting itself into your territory.

Having Built-In Sandbox That Will Isolate Application from Any Non-Trusted Sources

When users download any non-trusted app, they will never know what the app is doing when they are not looking. They never know that their personal information and other important details are being accessed and given to other sources like advertising networks. Bitdefender thinks that those apps from non-trusted sources should be quarantined.

Separating Profiles for Business from Personal Uses

…So Users can prohibit any applications from collecting data from their business profiles (Some applications do this but Android does not have this built in the system level).

What do you think of these suggestions? Can Bitdefender’s ideas work for you? Share in your comments below.

Until Next Time, 

Peter, Your Online Security Guide 🙂

Through the years, different means of compromising users were developed by hackers, so if you have an unprotected internet access, you can be one of the victims.

  • Identity Thefts – This is a common form of hacking wherein a hacker, once he gets into your system, can have all the necessary information to pretend as you.
  • Credit Card Frauds – A very common form wherein your personal information, passwords for internet banking, web services, can be used to perform illegal and indecent acts. And even you family’s security is at stake.

So in order for you to not put yourself in this situation, you should be able to identify signs that will tell you that your computer is in trouble.

Here are some of the common signs that you computer has been hacked – Programs and web pages take a lot of time to load than they used to do before,  you have emails in your sent items folder that you never sent in the first place, there are suspicious log files, changes in any of the personalized settings in your desktop and many more..

In cases like this, it is suggested that you further protect your system against hackers by installing dependable anti-virus software that could act not only to protect you against viruses and malwares but also to serve as a strong protection against individuals that are trying to hack into your computer.

So why not get an antivirus which can give you a powerful security against terrorizing hacking activities.

Try BitDefender Total Security 2013 and BitDefender Internet Security 2013 today! 

Source: BitDefender Guide

 

BitDefender said in a blog that a new scam is targeting Facebook and Gmail.

The fresh scam asks unwary users to “link” their credit card information with either Facebook or Google and transform these accounts into digital wallets.

A new variant of the notorious Zeus malware can manipulate the way the bank reports account balances so victims are unaware that money has been moved out of the account, Bitdefender added.

Whenever the users try to bring up Facebook or Gmail from infected PCs, they are presented with the genuine service login page, but, in the background, Zeus injects its code in the login form to also request credit card information.

The attack is totally convincing as the browser shows the URL of the real login service. It also offers a good explanation as to why the user is asked to enter credit card info:

Facebook users are told they can directly buy Facebook credits after they link the credit-card to the account, while Gmail users are told they can use Gmail as a “digital wallet” and pay by simply entering their e-mail address.

Source: SoftwareCasa

An SMS Trojan was spotted in the Google Play marketplace, distributed via a series of wallpaper apps that may look legitimate at first glance but connect to a Dropbox account to download an additional package named “Activator.apk”. Bitdefender said in a blogpost.

On download, the package notifies the user it’s about to install and that “services that cost you money” are about to be used. Although it’s a one-time-only process, the “Activator.apk” immediately prompts for uninstall after sending the premium rated SMS messages so it can successfully hide its existence.

The screenshot below illustrates how “Activator.apk” is downloaded from a Dropbox account:

Source: SoftwareCasa

While USB drives have long been a security threat, the Flame spying malware brought the use of portable storage devices to a new level of weaponry.

Flame, discovered last month in Iran’s oil-ministry computers, used USB ports found on every PC as a pathway to avoid detection by network-guarding security systems.

Because Flame was looking for highly sensitive data, it had to steal the information from networks without internet connections, yet still be able to connect at some point to a remote command and control server, vendor Bitdefender said in its security labs blog. To do that, Flame would move stolen files and a copy of itself to a memory stick inserted in an infected computer.

When the storage device was plugged into another PC, Flame would check to see if it was connected to the Internet and then copy itself and the stolen files to the new host, which the malware used to compress the data and transmit it to the controller’s server over HTTPS, Bitdefender said.

Source: PCWorld

Can the Queen be saved from this one? As the London Olympics draw ever closer, a new cyberscam is targeting users of social networking giant Facebook, offering tickets to the Games “courtesy” of Queen Elizabeth II.

“To explain their noble-mindedness and make the Facebook scam more credible, pranksters use another en vogue social engineering trick, claiming the ‘chance’ to get free tickets is due to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,” BitDefender said in its HotForSecurity blog post.

But as with past scams, BitDefender said the Olympics tickets are fake, and the scam may lead prospective victims to malware.

Source: GMA News