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Avast, there, AV vendors …

Posted by Rob Slade on March 21, 2015

I noticed, recently, that some of my email was going out bearing the message: > This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. > http://www.avast.com I use Avast, so I wasn’t too worried.  It’s (generally) a decent product, and has a “turn off temporarily” feature, even in the free version, which I […]

A glimmer of hope for the automatic removal of PUPs

Posted by Kevin on June 19, 2014

A PUP is a potentially unwanted program. They are usually installed by deceit and are designed to make money for the author. This could be by displaying adverts, redirecting your browser to different web sites, or invoking premium rate phone calls. But whether they are actually illegal is a fine point – although deceit to […]