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Creating a strong password
Here at K7 we are committed to protecting your PC, both on and offline, but there are multiple threats beyond spyware and malware that can lead to your personal information being compromised. No matter how careful you are with your own PC, chances are that somewhere, out there on the World Wide Web, there's a website with one of your accounts that's not totally secure. Read More
How to spot phishing e-mails
If you're wondering what phishing is, it can simply be defined as an e-mail or message that attempts to get personal or private information from you by posing as a message from an entity you may or may not be associated with. In effect, it's a form of social engineering. Read More
Staying safe when shopping online
Online shopping brings with it its own set of hazards, and cyber-crooks are only too happy to cash in on the festivities at other people's expense. So, we offer the following guidelines to safeguarding yourself, your personal details, and your money. Read More
Some tips to avoid getting hacked
Having any of your accounts hacked is not a fun experience. This is probably something of an understatement; getting any of your accounts hacked, be it Facebook, Gmail, or any other online profile of yours can be a severely frightening experience, especially if... Read More
Keeping your home PC safe and secure
Your own home represents the one place where you should feel most secure, and for most people, this is the case. But in this day and age, where more and more personal computing devices are connected to the internet 24/7, we find that there is one particular point of entry most people neglect to secure properly, and that is their PC. Read More
Adware Blocker is a software program which stops / blocks all unwanted pop-up advertisement that disrupt your experience when online. K7 TotalSecurity has got a pop-up blocker which stops adware from installing in your PC. Adware are sometimes malicious and hence an Adware Blocker is essential for a PC connected to Internet.
Antivirus Software is a program that detects and eliminates or neutralizes a virus program if a PC is infected. In Simple, Antivirus Software is a Virus Protection Software which protects computers from potential virus attacks. E-mail borne virus A malicious program capable of spreading via email. Email Borne Virus threats are increasing day-by-day and pose danger as they spread fast from one network to another over email.
A botnet is a collection of compromised computers connected to the internet. These computers are usually recruited into the botnet through various types of malware, and are used in various types of attacks, such as distributed denial of service (DDos) attacks and spamming.
DDoS: DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks are methods of attack that tend to saturate the target machine with so much incoming traffic and/or requests that it becomes unable to respond to legitimate requests or is so slow that it is effectively unavailable; these attacks usually lead to server overload. The effect of the attack is to consume the resources of the target computer so that is no longer able to communicate effectively between itself and its intended users.
This refers to the unintentional downloading and installation that takes place when a user visits a website or views an e-mail; in most cases this happens without the user's knowledge or consent.
A file that contains a set of code written to run/create a program. Most of the viruses are attached with the .exe setup files and researchers say that most of the users get infected when they execute the file believing it to be a genuine program. A good Internet Security Software with an Antivirus Program and Firewall would be able disinfect the virus or stop the virus from being executed.
A Hacker Intrusion Detection System, which stops unwanted / unknown network trying to access your computer when connected to Internet. On Daily Basis, there are so many victims who get affected by hacker attacks resulting in them losing control over their PCs and personal life by losing valuables. A firewall would monitor both incoming and outgoing network traffic and alerts the user if there is any suspicious network trying to gain access to our computer.
A programmer who tries to gain unauthorized access to a computer by breaking the security setting without the user's knowledge. A hacker once gains access will steal information or install unwanted software programs in a computer to get the data transferred to third parties.
Malicious Software in Short Malware is a form of computer program which can infiltrate and damage a computer without the user's knowledge. Virus, worms, trojans, rootkits, backdoors, spyware, adware come under malware category.
A type of fraudulent activity in which a criminal attempts to make a victim believe by showing a false identity and acquire important & confidential information.
pop-up A window or applet which appears automatically displaying an ad without the consent of the user. Certain Pop-Ups also utilizes more of system resources and also install spyware or adware in a PC without the user's knowledge.
A rootkit is a piece of software that enables priviledged access to a computer while hiding its presence from administrators by subverting standard OS functionality or applications, including anti-virus software. Rootkit removal can be complicated or even impossible in cases where it infects the system kernel.
Scareware is malicious software that often poses as a legit application - such as an anti-virus package, which convinces the user that their machine is infected or has some other issue, and then asks for a fee in order to "fix" the issue. In many cases the scareware carries a malicious payload as well.
A program which obtains users' information and transfers it to third parties, without users' knowledge. In a way, Spyware is also similar to adware. Spyware is known to be one of top fraudulent activity carried out over in the internet.
An important feature in K7 TotalSecurity - Internet Security Software - which alerts users, when there is some attempt made to change system security settings. Because most of the phishing attacks are carried on only after changing the computer security settings, this is a very important part of Internet Security Software.
This is also known as Trojan. A Trojan is a worm or virus, which is programmed by a third party to carry out a specific task without the user's knowledge or consent.
A software program which is capable of reproducing itself within the computer and harm the system's program files, which may even lead to system crash/damage.
Unlike a virus a worm is not a parasite. It is capable reproducing and spreading itself to damage or infect a computer and its network of PCs. This makes them even more dangerous than viruses.