A week in security (January 22 – January 28)

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Last week on Labs, we analyzed a rogue app outbreak on Twitter, took a look at how Singapore’s government is faring with network defense, and rolled out our 2017 State of Malware report. We also became visionaries in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report and explored a VR data mishap. Other news Man jailed for mass email compromise. (source: Justice.gov) You … [Read more…]

How to remove adware from your PC

“Close. Close. Close. Close,” my mother mumbles as she aggressively clicks her mouse over and over. “What’s wrong, Ma?” I’m home for the holidays, and cozy, cold evenings are often spent in front of the fireplace. This night, however, my mom is stuck at her computer. “This stupid thing won’t stop showing me ads.” “Looks … [Read more…]

IMPORTANT: Web Blocking / RAM Usage

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Earlier this morning, we published a protection update that caused connection issues for many of our customers. As a side effect of the web protection blocks, the product also spiked memory usage and possibly caused a crash. We have triaged this issue and pushed a protection update that resolves it: Disable Web Protection Update to … [Read more…]