Mac Virus Or Windows Virus – What Would I Prefer

Let me start by saying that I run all the operating systems on my computers. On my Apple computers I have Lion & Snow Leopard. On my Windows computers I have: Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP I do run anti- virus software on my Windows machines. Some run Microsoft Security Essentials and Nod32 runs on my Windows 7 machine. I keep all my machines updated as that is your first line of defence against getting malware / virus infection. I manually check updates in Windows at least once a week as Automatic Updates can and do miss optional updates. This is especially true of Windows XP where the installation of optional updates triggers off critical updates. I also install updates to software ( Adobe , Java ) from the correct sources and read the installation dialogue that comes with them ( Adobe Reader for example) so that I do not… Read More

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The Flashback Malware Infection – Updated

The reported Flashback infection / virus for Macs is another example of knowing what you should install on your computer and being familiar with legitimate downloads for your computer. Looking at the image above you should know NOT to install this as this is not what appears on your Apple computer for updates. Another point to remember is that no antivirus software for macs would have stopped this as they are not updated. There are security updates available from Apple through software update to patch this vulnerability. The easiest way to find out if you have been infected is to run the tool from Github. Flashback Checker Then hopefully you will get an image like this after running it. Apple have now released their own patch which will remove the Flashback Trojan About Java For OS X Lion Here are some additional links to help you. Mac Flashback Trojan: Find… Read More

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What Is Java & Do I Have To Update It?

Java is a programming language that is used to run , programs , games , business applications and other internet applications. Java updates improve performance and security of their associated applications so yes you should keep them updated. For more details on Java please see this link on the Java website What Is Java? So yes you should keep Java up to date through the appropriate links. Windows will do this through the Java updater and Apple computers will do through their official software update. It should be kept up to date as if not it can be a security vulnerablity as in the Mac Flashback Trojan.

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