Security Threat

No wonder why McAfee is not popular. There are so many effective anti-virus programs out there, many of which are free. By considering decreased sales McAfee adopted a lame way to force people to use McAfee and to be in news. They went to Yahoo to make a deal about their search results. As a result Yahoo started displaying website information using McAfee SiteAdvisor which alerts you if the any website has got suspicious or infected files.

Now! we all know there are tweak tools which are detected by antivirus programs as a threat but those are not. Antivirus programs give warning about those tools. So does McAfee. TechMynd was marked by Yahoo as site with 4 dangerous downloads and few other less dangerous files, 2 months ago (April 2010). We deleted all those files, even we deleted less suspicious files. After that we went to contact Yahoo and McAfee about the issue. Funny thing happened.

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After USB drives, Social networking sites are places where users can get their PC infected more easily. Take an example to FaceBook. Users who are not experts will click anywhere and try to find out what’s hidden behind the link with obvious cool title. How about ‘Most Hilarious Video Ever’. I bet many people will click and try to entertain themselves with the video. And here begins the whole new story. The following video describes the “Most Hilarious Video Ever” attack that started spreading on FaceBook recently. As soon as the user clicks the link, a new page opens asking you to login into FaceBook irrespective of the fact that you were already logged in. Watch the video to see details.

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