Antivirus Products – AVAST and AVG merger announced

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Two leading vendors of free AV protection have announced plans to merge. Avast plans to acquire rival AVG for $1.3 billion as noted below: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/07/07/antivirus-giant-avast-acquiring-rival-avg-1-3b Avast, which is known for its consumer-grade antivirus software with over 230 million users worldwide, has announced that it will acquire rival AVG for $1.3 billion in an all-cash deal. […]

WIN10 – Free upgrade considerations for WIN7 and WIN8 users

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Windows 10 is a more secure, reliable, and feature rich O/S introduced so far.  Users on recently purchased systems are likely to benefit the most.  But there are some considerations where users on older equipment or software may wish to stay with their current older software. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3092365/windows/10-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-upgrade-to-windows-10.html The clock is ticking, folks. If you want […]

Android Security – Fake infected Pokemon-Go application circulating

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Mobile phone users should carefully ensure they download the Pokemon-Go from official sites only.  Due to it’s popularity, fake versions are now appearing on alternate malicious sites, as noted below:   https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/droidjack-uses-side-load-backdoored-pokemon-go-android-app Pokemon GO is the first Pokemon game sanctioned by Nintendo for iOS and Android devices. The augmented reality game was first released in Australia […]


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