Tech's Volkswagen Moment? Trend Micro Accused of Cheating

Trend Micro is on the defensive after it was accused of engineering its software to cheat Microsoft's QA testing, branding the allegation "misleading." Bill Demirkapi, an 18-year-old computer security student at the Rochester Institute of...

Apple listens to Everything

[..] according to The Guardian’s whistleblower, we are learning that nothing has changed. Revealing his identity for the first time, Thomas le Bonniec, a contractor employed to listen to and grade Siri recordings, has written to data protection...

Windows Defender active with Kaspersky on the system

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I turn on my PC and that happened, Kaspersky is on patch J, no changes and this never happened before.

I noticed by right-clicking a file and saw Windows Defender file scan on there.

Anti-malware service executable on task manager is running too.

Can Cyclonis Ltd be trusted if it is part of ESG USA LLC?

Enigma Software Group USA LLC (Enigma Software Group of Affiliated Companies) sells SpyHunter and RegHunter under EnigmaSoft Ltd (Ireland).

Next door is Cyclonis Ltd who sell Backup and Password Manager.
Cyclonis Ltd - Cyclonis | Easy and Simple Data Management Solutions - Cyclonis

Can they be trusted?

SharpApp 0.42.1

SharpApp is a free and portable tool building upon a PowerShell engine and community powered script files for disabling telemetry functions in Windows 10, uninstalling preinstalled apps, installing software packages and automating Windows tasks with integrated PowerShell scripting.

SharpApp is a frontend to various PowerShell scripts that will automate the process of uninstalling preinstalled apps (debloating), disabling various Windows 10 telemetry features, and quickly installing a variety of useful applications.

SharpApp key features:
  • Integrated "Modern Policy Editor" (equivalent to Local Group Policy Editor) based upon Powershell objects (individual and bundled scripts/templates)
  • Provides privacy templates for beginners, advanced and professionals.
  • Builds upon a PowerShell engine, which is transparent for everyone
  • Removes Windows 10 preinstalled and sponsored apps
  • Blocks IP addresses of telemetry via hosts file and firewall
  • Features community powered and trending script files (check also the Marketplace)
  • Customizable (no hard-coded scripts)
  • Support for Ninite service, which allows you to download and install more than 70 popular apps for Windows.
  • Modern and familiar UI
  • Minimalist (UWP alike)
  • Small footprint. No installation required (Portable)
  • Easy to use
  • 100% free (please donate if you like it)
  • Requires Windows 10 including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Don't forget to check SharpApp's Marketplace for more scripts files and templates
SharpApp 0.42.1 changelog:
  • Replaced Ninite Installer service (~70 apps) against the new Microsoft Windows Package Manager (Preview release) which lists currently over 250 apps . It allows you to create and install packages and to export Powershell installation scripts). Download here.
  • The new winget caused a bug in opening settings panel​

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70% of Mobile, Desktop Apps Contain Open-Source Bugs

A full 70 percent of applications being used today have at least one security flaw stemming from the use of an open-source library.

According to Veracode’s annual State of Software Security report, these open-source libraries – free, centralized code repositories that provide ready-made application “building blocks” for developers – are not only ubiquitous but also risky.

The analysis examined 351,000 external libraries in 85,000 applications, and found that open-source libraries are extremely, extremely common. For instance, most JavaScript applications contain hundreds of open-source libraries – some have more than 1,000 different libraries. In addition, most languages feature the same set of core libraries.

“JavaScript and PHP in particular have several core libraries that are in just about every application,” according to the report.

These libraries, like other software, have bugs. The issue is that thanks to code re-use, a single bug can affect hundreds of applications.

“Prominent in almost every application today, open-source libraries allow developers to move faster by quickly adding basic functionality,” according to Veracode. “In fact, it would be nearly impossible to innovate with software without these libraries. However, lack of awareness about where and how open source libraries are being used and their risk factors is a problematic practice.”

IObit Malware Fighter Pro 7.7 - Free License

A free license for iObit Malware Fighter Pro using the Bitdefender antivirus engine and providing additional real-time protection for your computer.

IObit Malware Fighter Pro checks critical areas of the system, detects malicious activity, registry keys, processes and files, protects the USB drive and

camera. Detects and prevents encryption attacks
IObit Malware Fighter Pro
  • A comprehensive approach to protecting and keeping your computer as secure as possible.
  • An extensive database to detect and prevent encryption attacks.
  • Identify malicious processes that are in RAM.
  • Neutralize ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya.
  • Detection of threats by analyzing malicious behavior.
  • Keeping important files inaccessible to hackers.
Features of IObit Malware Fighter Pro
  • The license is granted for one personal computer.
  • The license expires on September 20, 2020.
  • Updates to the 7 series are available.
  • There is no free technical support.
  • Only for private use.

IObit Software Updater Pro 3 - Free License

Get a free license for IObit Software Updater Pro 3, which helps you automatically update your computer's legacy software.

Update your legacy software in real time with the IObit Software Updater Pro


IObit Software Updater Pro automatically scans and updates the software at the scheduled time, without distracting you from the entertainment and computer

work. Professional utility IObit Software Updater has the functionality of automatically updating outdated programs on a given schedule.

  • Added support for updating multilingual versions for some popular programs such as Firefox, WinRAR and Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • Added the category Of Remote Tools to easily install popular remote work programs.
  • Added a store that provides the best prices for some interesting and useful programs.

Other improvements:
  • A 150% expanded software database.
  • Software updates are 150% faster.
  • Updated user interface.
Features of IObit Software Updater Pro
  • The end date of the free license is November 5, 2020.
  • Program updates for the entire duration under 3.x versions.
  • The ability to reinstall and reactivate.
  • There is no free technical support.
  • Only for private use.

Dr.Web Security Space - free for 3 months

Doctor Web provides trial versions of the integrated antivirus product Dr.Web Security Space for 3 months. Dr.Web Security Space is one of Russia's most popular antivirus products, providing comprehensive protection of computers from viruses, all kinds of malicious software and hacker attacks blocking intrusions.

Features of The Dr.Web Security Space License
  • License for one computer for 3 months if you agree to receive service messages about the status of the license. If these messages are not delivered, the license is blocked. Re-receiving is only possible nine months after the rejection of the mailing.
  • The three-month period begins from the moment of activation, until the end of which you are entitled to receive a 40% discount on the extension. Protection for mobile devices on the Android platform will be like a gift.

Giveaway of the day — Hard Disk Sentinel Standard 5.50

Detect Hard Drive Issues Before Catastrophe Strikes. With Hard Disk Sentinel, you'll always have a complete overview of your hard disk drive's health, so you can spot potential problems before they result in an irrecoverable data catastrophe. Hard Disk Sentinel is your key to identifying, testing, diagnosing, and repairing hard drive problems, even with Solid State Drives.

With Hard Disk Sentinel, you can instantly see reports detailing the total health of your drive, including temperature, self-monitoring data, transfer speeds, and more. Any deviation in these factors could be an early warning sign of impending drive failure! Hard Disk Sentinel also works on hard disks that are being used in external USB or e-SATA enclosures and RAID controllers. No need to use separate tools to verify internal hard disks, external hard disks, SSDs, disks in RAID arrays as these are all included in a single software. If your data is important, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of Hard Disk Sentinel today!

Why security suites use an insecure connection?

first of all sorry for my bad school english.

I have tested a few antivirus programs (Eset, Panda, F-Secure, Kaspersky) over the past few days and have realized that a lot of traffic (signature updates etc.) is downloaded via an unsecured connection (HTTP).
Can anyone explain why a security provider will still be using their software over an insecure channel in year 2020?

The only ones who worked exemplary were GDATA, Emsisoft and WD- almost all traffic is encrypted using SSL ...

Best regards,

AdBlock One for Safari - What is it based on?

Mozilla, Twitter, Reddit join forces in effort to block browsing data from warrantless access

A group of seven internet companies are vowing to stand up for the privacy of its users this week when the United States House of Representatives considers the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020.

Mozilla, Engine, Reddit, Reform Government Surveillance, Twitter, i2Coalition, and Patreon have asked four US legislators to explicitly prohibit the warrantless collection of internet search and browsing history.

"We hope legislators will amend the bill to limit government access to internet browsing and search history without a warrant," the Firefox-maker said in a blog post.

"Too much search and browsing history still is collected and stored around the Web. We believe this data deserves strong legal protections when the government seeks access to it, but in many cases that protection is uncertain."

In a letter [PDF] to the four US House of Representatives members, the group said it privacy and security are essential to the economy, businesses, and the continued growth of the free and open internet.

"By clearly reaffirming these protections, Congress can help preserve user trust and facilitate the continued use of the internet as a powerful contributing force for our recovery," the group wrote.

The companies said search and browsing history can provide a detailed portrait of peoples' private lives, and it may reveal sensitive information such as medical conditions, religious beliefs, and personal relationships, and as such it should be protected by effective legal safeguards.

Terms of Service; Didn't Read - Free Ratings for Privacy Polices and ToS

eBay is port scanning your system when you load the webpage

Reactions on Twitter and other social media sites are negative for the most part. Users criticize eBay for scanning ports at all, and for scanning ports of users who are not signed in to the site.
Have you been to eBay lately? The auction site is a popular destination to buy new and used items. It may surprise you that eBay is running a local port scan when you access the site in a browser.

I verified the port scan on and using built-in developer tools of several web browsers. It is likely that other eBay sites will also run the port scan.

ebay port scan

You can verify this easily. Use a browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Microsoft Edge or Vivaldi. Open a new Tab page and hit the F12 button to open the Developer Tools of the web browser. Switch to the Network tab in the Developer Tools and load the eBay website in the browser's address bar.

Wait for the page to load and look for in the name in the list of connections. These are the scans that eBay performs when you connect to the site.

You can click on the connection to look up additional information; doing so reveals the port that is scanned by eBay. The scan is run by check.js, a JavaScript that is executed on eBay when users connect to the site. It uses WebSockets to perform the lookups on the local system using the specified port, and the scans occur regardless of sign-in state.

Bleeping Computer created a handy table that lists the ports:

ProgramEbay NamePort
Remote Desktop ProtocolRDP3389
Ammyy AdminAMY5931
Anyplace ControlAPC5279

Most of the ports are used by remote desktop applications such as VNC, Teamviewer, or Windows Remote Desktop. The eBay name is an abbreviation of the remote desktop software.

Nullsweep, the site that reported the issue first, discovered that the port scans were not run on Linux client systems.

ebay firefox port scan

It is unclear why eBay is running the port scans. A likely explanation is that it is done to combat fraud, e.g. by taking over a computer, establishing a remote desktop connection and either making purchases on eBay, through fake auctions, or other means.
What you may do about it
If you don't want your systems to be port scanned by eBay whenever you connect to the site, you may be able to do something about it.
  1. Block the check.js script in a content blocker.
  2. In some browsers, e.g. Firefox, disable Web Sockets.
The eBay site loads the check.js script from the following URL currently:

The URL may change and it is different when you connect to localized eBay sites, e.g.

The other option, to disable WebSockets entirely, may lead to incompatibilities and loading issues on sites. Still, it is possible in Firefox by setting the parameter network.websocket.max-connections to 0.

[ ] The best antiviruses 2020 for business and home to protect Windows 10

Hello All!

This is our first huge comparative test in 2020, but not the last. We carried out three tests of security in March and April 2020 from which we publish a list of popular antiviruses to secure workstations, and home computers. The test includes 12 specialized solutions for individual users and 9 products for medium and large business.

This time we do not have an official summary report. Each of tested product contain individual PDF, therefore you can download all (one click button). You can use our materials freely for non-commercial usage.

Website: Best antiviruses 2020 for business and home users |

Short information for our Readers:
It is necessary to create a dedicated website for English-speaking users and we will soon! You will be able to easily find all our comparisons in English and reviews - not just security tests.

Also we will soon publish a comparison of several solutions for encryption files. Solutions created by Polish engineers.

Trojan.Win32.Sepeh. Gen - desinfect and clean

Since the other day, kaspersky has been sending me a notification every now and then that I have hooked up a Trojan.Win32.Sepeh. Gene, as an attempt to delete it, (desinfect & restart), but fails. I also scanned with Malwarebytes Antimalware, and nothing. Same with Windows Defender. Which tool can desinfect and clean this malware?

Tech's Volkswagen Moment? Trend Micro Accused of Cheating

Trend Micro is on the defensive after it was accused of engineering its software to cheat Microsoft's QA testing, branding the allegation "misleading." Bill Demirkapi, an 18-year-old computer security student at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the US, told The Register on Tuesday he was researching methods for detecting rootkits when he came across Trend's Rootkit Buster for Windows PCs.

While reverse-engineering Trend's rootkit-hunting tool and its kernel-mode driver, which appears to be common among Trend products, Demirkapi found some shortcomings in the code, and publicly documented them. You need administrator access to exploit the holes he found, though that's beside the point: they are an easy way into the kernel for, ironically enough, rootkits and other malware that have gained admin access. "Most of the security concerns I have with Trend Micro's driver were shocking because most of them were not mistakes," said Demirkapi, who has presented at hacking super-conference DEF CON and is due to discuss Windows rootkits at Black Hat USA 2020.

Which VPN Providers Really Take Anonymity Seriously in 2020?

Picking the best VPN can be a tricky endeavor. There are hundreds of VPN services out there, all promising to keep you private. Some are more anonymous than others, however. To help you pick the best one for your needs, we asked dozens of VPNs what their logging policies are, how they handle torrent users, and what else they do to keep you anonymous. The VPN industry is booming and prospective users have hundreds of options to pick from. All claim to be the best, but some are more anonymous than others. The VPN review business is also flourishing. Just do a random search for “best VPN service” or “VPN review” and you’ll see dozens of sites filled with recommendations and preferred picks.

We don’t want to make any recommendations. When it comes to privacy and anonymity, an outsider can’t offer any guarantees. Vulnerabilities are always lurking around the corner and even with the most secure VPN, you still have to trust the VPN company with your data. Instead, we aim to provide an unranked overview of VPN providers, asking them questions we believe are important. Many of these questions relate to anonymity and security, and the various companies answer them in their own words. We hope that this helps users to make an informed choice. However, we stress that users themselves should always make sure that their VPN setup is secure, working correctly, and not leaking.
Quote : "
1. Do you keep (or share with third parties) ANY data that would allow you to match an IP-address and a timestamp to a current or former user of your service? If so, exactly what information do you hold/share and for how long?

2. What is the name under which your company is incorporated (+ parent companies, if applicable) and under which jurisdiction does your company operate?

3. What tools are used to monitor and mitigate abuse of your service, including limits on concurrent connections if these are enforced?

4. Do you use any external email providers (e.g. Google Apps), analytics, or support tools ( e.g Live support, Zendesk) that hold information provided by users?

5. In the event you receive a DMCA takedown notice or a non-US equivalent, how are these handled?

6. What steps would be taken in the event a court orders your company to identify an active or former user of your service? How would your company respond to a court order that requires you to log activity for a user going forward? Have these scenarios ever played out in the past?

7. Is BitTorrent and other file-sharing traffic allowed on all servers? If not, why? Do you provide port forwarding services? Are any ports blocked?

8. Which payment systems/providers do you use? Do you take any measures to ensure that payment details can’t be linked to account usage or IP-assignments?

9. What is the most secure VPN connection and encryption algorithm you would recommend to your users?

10. Do you provide tools such as “kill switches” if a connection drops and DNS/IPv6 leak protection? Do you support Dual Stack IPv4/IPv6 functionality?

11. Are any of your VPN servers hosted by third parties? If so, what measures do you take to prevent those partners from snooping on any inbound and/or outbound traffic? Do you use your own DNS servers?

12. In which countries are your servers physically located? Do you offer virtual locations?"

Full source :

ueli - A keystroke launcher


Yet again whilst scouring my usual download sites (once a month) looking for new software I stumbled across ueli. Ueli is a keystroke launcher for both Windows and macOS and is available both as an installation or portable. I've only really been using it for an hour so far and I am very pleased with it. The features are rather endless and includes things like plugins to do calculations, currency conversion, translations etc all within the software itself. I have always been a big user, and fan of, Everything and ueli lets you use Everything as it's main search engine if you prefered. If anyone has been using this already or is going to use is based on my recommendation please let me know what you think.

I was also thinking of making this a monthly thing, where i post and recommend and very slightly review a new piece of software every month so any feedback on that idea would be great. I'll post the links below and thanks again.

ueli - Features

joyous home Pc conf.

I am extremely thankful @ Vitali-ortzi for suggesting me SEP and also for helping me out with configuration of SEP manager. I Use admin Account since no one else uses this pc.

ASUS ROG Maximus Apex Hits 7.7GHz With i9 10900K, Breaks Other Records

Excerpt from article:

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that overclockers have used the latest ROG Maximus XII Apex powerhouse motherboard to break a slew of world records and secure a raft of global first place scores. Marking a new performance milestone, overclockers took the Intel Core i9-10900K all the way up to 7.7 GHz frequencies on all 10 of its cores.

Because of the ongoing global situation, ASUS was unable to host its traditional overclocking gathering this year, so instead a smaller session took place at the ASUS headquarters in Taiwan - with local overclockers Jon 'Elmore' Sandström and Pieter 'Massman' Plaisier working alongside internal ASUS experts. Using a liquid-helium setup, the group managed to shatter the Intel Core architecture frequency record, the single-core Geekbench 4 record, and took global first-place positions in 10-core categories for Geekbench 3, Cinebench R15, and wPrime 32M.


Avast's new Secure Browser for Android - A worthy competitor?

What are your opinions based on using the new Avast browser for Android?

Google Play Store: Avast Secure Browser: Fast VPN + Ad Block - Apps on Google Play

Avast Secure Browser for Android was developed following Avast’s 2019 acquisition of Tenta, a private browser backed by Blockchain pioneers ConsenSys, and has been built from the ground up by privacy and cybersecurity engineers focused on total encryption. At its core is strong encryption including AES-256, ChaCha 256-bit, and the latest TLS/SSL cryptographic protocols for the data transport layer. To ensure that user DNS requests are kept private and secure, Avast Secure Browser for Android supports multiple DNS options straight out of the box, such as DNS over TLS, DNSSEC and decentralized DNS support.
Source: Avast Launches All-new Mobile Browser With Complete Data Encryption
Avast’s new Android browser, which offers VPN, encryption and other privacy and security features [..]. Avast says an iOS version is also in the works, set for release later this year. The Avast browser comes in a free version, and a premium version with additional features for $12/year.
Source: Avast acquires Seattle startup Tenta, leading to release of new secure browser for Android

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Giveaway of the day — Seed4.Me VPN 1.0.64 (Win, Mac, Android, iPhone)

Surf the web anonymously, mask your location, making the geo-IP address different from the real one, so no one can trace you. Seed4.Me VPN for Windows and Mac OS also unblocks sites that are normally restricted in the area of your current location.
Seed4Me VPN is a lightweight security app that allows you to unblock websites and stay anonymous online.

Main Features:
- 1 account for ALL: Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, Android TV (coming soon)
- Unlimited: devices, speed, bandwidth
- Unblock websites and services
- Hide your IP
- Hide your traffic from hackers & Internet provider

Additional Features:
- Military grade encryption
- 40+ VPN locations
- Connect in 1 click
- Auto Reconnect
- 24/7 customer support (we speak English, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, Italian, Portugese)

If you have any questions or problems, please contact

Should I add my Microsoft account to Edge Chromium?

Guys I would like to know if is safe/secure to add my Microsoft Account to Edge Chromium(Windows version) so I can sync my Edge favorites, passwords and settings to use on other device?
Also if someone is using Microsoft Edge on android I would like to know if I enable the sync option would I be able to see the favorites(including folders) I have on the Edge desktop version in the Edge android version?

KSC Free performance issues

I recently installed KSC Free, the first few days, I didn't feel any performance issues and it consumed very little memory 60-70MB in the background. It felt lighter than ESET in terms of RAM consumption, but as soon as I started using a resource intensive program such as Tableau the performance came to a crawl. I have an Intel i5 laptop, Intel HD 5500 with 8GB RAM, I run very few programs in the background.

I know that RAM consumption is not an indicator of performance, but the values showing in Task manager doesn't match with what's showing on Process Explorer by Sysinternals, are they deliberately showing lower values in Task manager?

@struppigel has joined the MalwareTips team!


Hi, I came across this thing called MalwareFox, anyone ever use it?

Try on virtual glasses!


Buying TV in 2020 is nightmare. My first choise was OLED but i read about burn ins and that light room kill quality of OLED.
So i decided to check top models of Samsung and Sony. Sony colors looks better to me compare to Samsung, but Samsung picture is more sharpe and black color is better and nothing beat QLED when it comes to bright room.

Can anyone here with OLED tell me if bright room worsen quality and if burn in is still problem with latest TVs?

Apple listens to Everything

[..] according to The Guardian’s whistleblower, we are learning that nothing has changed.
Revealing his identity for the first time, Thomas le Bonniec, a contractor employed to listen to and grade Siri recordings, has written to data protection regulators stating that Apple “keeps ignoring and violating fundamental rights and continues their massive collection of data.”

Describing his role in detail, he writes:

“I listened to hundreds of recordings every day, from various Apple devices (eg. iPhones, Apple Watches, or iPads). These recordings were often taken outside of any activation of Siri, eg in the context of an actual intention from the user to activate it for a request. These processings were made without users being aware of it, and were gathered into datasets to correct the transcription of the recording made by the device.

"The recordings were not limited to the users of Apple devices, but also involved relatives, children, friends, colleagues, and whoever could be recorded by the device. The system recorded everything: names, addresses, messages, searches, arguments, background noises, films, and conversations. I heard people talking about their cancer, referring to dead relatives, religion, sexuality, pornography, politics, school, relationships, or drugs with no intention to activate Siri whatsoever."
While Le Bonniec rounds primarily on Apple, he is also highly critical of the lack of action taken against Apple and big tech companies in general, saying “I am extremely concerned that [they] are basically wiretapping entire populations”.

It is important to note that Apple’s so-called wiretapping is not an isolated case. Amazon, Google and Facebook have admitted to similar practices [..]

Windows 10 19041 - WSL2 with VMware for Malware analysis?

Hello there,

I currently prepare my main PC for the new Windows 10 20H1 build and I'm using WSL1 on my current build (18362). I really can't wait to use WSL2 on the new build, but I read that VMware workstation isn't working well with WSL2. I already made a test-installation on a Laptop and from what I saw it really isn't working well, even the VMware Tech-Preview build and VirtualBox 6.1 refused to work - On a side note: VirtualBox worked somehow, but it was horribly slow to install Windows on it, gave up after the install process was at like 5% after 20 mins.

I don't mind using Hyper-V as a alternative, but I have to say I never used Hyper-V.

So what's the deal, what alternatives do I have? Build 20H1 will roll out soon anyways, so I have to find a way to use WSL2 with either VMware or Virtualbox (or Hyper-V - But I don't know if Hyper-V is suitable enough for Malware analysis).

Thanks for your help!

F-Secure SAFE 3 Month Trial

Hi, this is my first giveaway post but I tried to follow the guidelines as best as possible, please correct me if this isn't correctly formatted or if I shouldn't be posting this at all since someone else already found this.

Edge tracking protection


Have been looking through the content of the above 'Edge Trust Protections', and assuming use of UBO/Adguard or similar, is there any reason to leave Edge tracking prevention switched on?

Am easy either way, but wondered if most of the Edge protection offered little more than duplication :unsure:

Netflix to send emails to inactive account holders

At Netflix, the last thing we want is people paying for something they’re not using.
So we’re asking everyone who has not watched anything on Netflix for a year since they joined to confirm they want to keep their membership. And we’ll do the same for anyone who has stopped watching for more than two years. Members will start seeing these emails or in app notifications this week. If they don’t confirm that they want to keep subscribing, we’ll automatically cancel their subscription. If anyone changes their mind later, it’s really easy to restart Netflix. These inactive accounts represent less than half of one percent of our overall member base, only a few hundred thousand, and are already factored into our financial guidance.

New Avast beta version 20.4.2408

Hi all

New Avast beta version 20.4.2408

Hi everyone,

I`m glad to announce that new beta version is ready - 20.4.2408 (build 20.4.5273).

What's new:
- Wifi scanner for AVG brand introduced(with still few minor issues)

What was fixed
- Instup: fix messages in silent mode
- Casting fixed - Bob3160
- several BSODS

Known issues
- UI is not closed during AV uninstall so error message about stopped service is visible there
- broken tray dialog is displayed during edition downgrade
- UI button doesn´t run SupportTool.exe on Windows 7

Download links
Avast free
Avast premium

Enjoy this beta!

With best Regards

Need help removing CapitaSearch

Recently I've encountered CapitaSearch on my PC. I followed all of the steps on MalwareTips guide on removal except Step 4 (HitmanPro). I don't know what else to say about it.

Whats up people :)

This looks like a interesting site. The name "malwaretips" is kind of deceiving for a second but it make scents

Norton Family 5.0 for Android is now available!

Norton Family 5.0 is now available for Android customers.

The below FAQs might address some common questions:

1. What's the version number?

Norton Family for Android

2. How can I receive this update?

To receive the update, simply visit Norton Family parental control on Google Play

To verify if you have the latest version, click on Go to Norton Family > Menu > About.

3. What are the changes in this release?

  • Time Extension feature for Child & Parent mode
    Time extension feature enables parents to evaluate time extension requests made by their children and take an appropriate action. Parents can either Allow or Deny or extend time for a different duration.
  • Defect Fixes
  • Engineering enhancements

4. Where can I post my queries?

Post your queries on Norton Family forum board. Also, visit Norton Family FAQ page for more information.

Hello world, it's me!

It's nice to know that there are people I can associate with, in a community! :)

F Secure Safe or Norton Security Deluxe

Just as the title implies.....Looking for bug free, light, and strong AV. (I have been using F secure on Windows 10 only, because it lacks a firewall)
I'm quite happy with both, that is my conundrum. I'm torn here peeps.
Your thoughts? PLEASE, just pick from the two, and give me your input.

Malwarebytes Latest beta CU 1.0.924

Posted yesterday at 07:18 PM (edited)
Dear Malwarebytes Beta community,
Hoping you all are safe and in good spirits we want to let you know there is a new Malwarebytes Beta version 1.0.924 component update
If you are signed up in our Beta program, please go ahead and retrieve the update manually by clicking "Check for updates" under Application Updates in Settings > General.
What is new in this Beta:
  • Enhanced User Profiles management
  • Enhanced Web protection
  • Enhanced Detection and remediation
Some Issues now addressed:
• Fixed: mbamtray crash when iris dll is loaded/unloaded shortly after mbamservice is started
• Fixed: MWAC interferes with Wake-on-LAN / Logitech flow
• Fixed: EarlyBootStart flag is not being honored under certain circumstances
• Fixed: Several additional Issues relating to upgrading to 4.1
• Fixed: several UI issues

Thank you so much.

Windows malware opens RDP ports on PCs for future remote access

Security experts believe the malware's operators are very likely to sell access to infected hosts to other hacker groups.

Security researchers say they've spotted a new version of the Sarwent malware that opens RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) ports on infected computers so hackers could gain hands-on access to infected hosts.

Researchers from SentinelOne, who spotted this new version, believe the Sarwent operators are most likely preparing to sell access to these systems on the cybercrime underworld, a common method of monetizing RDP-capable hosts. is a web-based GUI for the Windows Package Manager

Earlier this week at Build, Microsoft introduced the Windows Package Manager, its first attempt at creating a Linux-like package manager for Windows. In its current form, it's a tool entirely based on the command line, making it possible to quickly download and install a multitude of apps from a centralized repository, which is hosted on GitHub.

If you're not a fan of using command line-based tool, though, Mehedi Hassan, who also develops the popular Tweeten client for Twitter, has created It's a web app that serves as a GUI version of the Windows Package Manager, letting users search for and install apps on an individual basis. It also lets users select multiple apps and create a batch command that installs all of them in one go using the command line.

The repository that the Windows Package Manager - and - feed off of has grown significantly in the past couple of days, and already has over 240 apps as of the time of writing. This includes the likes of Steam, ShareX, Telegram, Google Chrome, Edge, and more. Software developers can also submit their app manifests to the repository in order to make them available on the Windows Package Manager.

Currently, the Windows Package Manager is somewhat limited in that it can only search and install apps, but Microsoft discussed some improvements during Build sessions. The company is working on adding uninstall and update commands to make it easier to manage packages you've already installed. If you'd like to get the latest updates to Windows Package Manager, you'll need to be a Windows Insider or sign up for the Windows Package Manager Insider program. The Windows Package Manager is distributed as part of the Windows App Installer that's already included in Windows 10.


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Judge Rules FBI Cannot View a Phone Lock Screen Without a Warrant

In a Seattle court, Judge John Coughenour determined that gathering evidence from a lock screen constitutes a search, therefore doing so without first obtaining a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable search seizure.

Joseph Sam from Washington state was arrested in May 2019 and indicted on several charges related to robbery and assault. The suspect was in possession of a Motorola smartphone. According to Sam, one of the officers present at his arrest pressed the power button to bring up the phone's lock screen.