OpenCloud Antivirus: Same rogue, different name

It seems as though developers behind Wolfram Antivirus is having a field day with their latest rogue, OpenCloud Antivirus. This cleverly designed rogue security application improves on Wolfram Antivirus in its infiltration of its victims’ system by using more sophisticated browser hijackers, and pursues its victims with more vehemence. It is no reason why users infected with this rogue are scrambling to get rid of OpenCloud Antivirus before it destroys their PCs completely.

Although aggressive in its marketing, OpenCloud Antivirus does not use new infection tactics. This rogue uses browser hijacking websites and bogus online malware scanners to root itself in the system. This is done clandestinely so that the user will not be aware of its presence until the rogue is ready to start its attack. This will usually happen by OpenCloud Antivirus initiating a fake system scan which will alert the user to fake security threats being present on his system.

This is a classic move by rogue security tools, and should be ignored. The user will soon afterwards be spammed by various fake security alerts which will inform him of the same thing. OpenCloud Antivirus will prevent the user from running any application on the infected PC, as well as deny him access to the Internet. This is done to further annoy and panic the user, but also to prevent him from running or downloading an application which may be able to detect and remove OpenCloud Antivirus from the system.

At the end of the day OpenCloud Antivirus certainly does not have the ability to identify or remove any type of threat from the system. In order to protect your PC against the damage that is sure to follow this infection, remove OpenCloud Antivirus with the help of a powerful security tool which will offer adequate future protection against similar attacks.

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German state finds Facebook’s ‘Like’ button illegal

The German State Schleswig-Holstein has ordered all of its government offices to remove the ‘Like’ button from their web presence and to shut down Facebook fan pages, on the grounds that these things violate German and European data privacy laws.

This emanates from a report released by the Independent Center for Privacy Protection in the German state, which states that information collected from German users who ‘likes’ pages and other activities is sent back to the US where Facebook uses it to create a profile for the user, all of which is not permitted with Germany’s very strict privacy laws

This does sound like a bit of overkill to me, but users should be allowed to make an informed choice about which data of theirs is collected, and who is privy to it.

Either iPad or nothing, survey states

The survey referred to is a survey conducted by Robert Baird, which questioned more than 1,100 potential tablet consumers. A whopping 94.5% of consumers polled stated that the iPad was their device of interest. Hewlett-Packard’s TouchPad was the second most popular device, coming in at just under 10.3% of respondents questioned.

 

This study suggests that despite the entry of more competitive products, few have been able to steal any significant market share from Apple’s iPad. This certainly does not sound good for the many consumer electronic handset manufacturers who have invested millions of dollars on research and development, and in the the case of HP’s million dollar acquisition.

 

But isn’t it a question of marketing, really? Apple is certainly the master of creating a buzz surrounding their products with celebrity endorsements, product placements and quirky advertising campaigns. The age old lesson shines through clear as day – you can have the best product on the market, but if no one knows about this then it is completely worthless… to anyone.

Killer rogue Wolfram Antivirus rotting PCs from the inside out

For those of us who value the safety of our PCs, it has become a never ending battle to protect our systems against known, and unknown, threats. It is with a heavy heart that I have to report on yet another seemingly legitimate application called Wolfram Antivirus, which only appears to aid us in our war against malicious software and harmful threats. This rogue antispyware application derives from a long line of rogue applications, including the same family of the widely despised BlueFlare Antivirus family. If this is not enough motivation for you to want to destroy Wolfram Antivirus, then read on.

 

Wolfram Antivirus certainly does not reinvent the wheel when it comes to its infection tactics. The same old methods of fake malware scanners and surreptitious browser hijackers are employed to successfully root its infections into vulnerable PCs. Users will remain largely unaware of Wolfram Antivirus’ presence on the system until it is too late.

 

This rogue will start its attack by spamming the user with various bogus security alerts informing the user that his system is being attacked. Of course, all of these fake alerts should be disregarded, as it all forms a part of Wolfram Antivirus’ attack on the system in an effort to extort you out of your money. Enter the below activation key to stop Wolfram Antivirus in its tracks, and disable its annoying symptoms:

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Do not allow Wolfram Antivirus to roam free on your PC. This destructive rogue will not relent until you either pay for its worthless software, or simply permanently remove Wolfram Antivirus from the PC. Insist on the latter and invest in a powerful security tool to protect your PC against similar future attacks.