I just noticed yesterday that I did not have McAfee Security Center installed any more. (beat myself up enough, thanks, but feel free to express shock and dismay.) When I looked on the pc yesterday morning, there was only a McAfee scan app in c:\program files\mcafee. I have had McAfee on it for probably three years. I was able to go to McAfee's site and download a copy of my subscribed Security Center suite and it installed ok. I ran a scan and nothing came up. It appears to me based on a review of my Event Viewer application log, …

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If I've already got Postini what value add would installing GroupShield for Exchange provide??? More specifically internal emails within the co. (10K employees) are not scanned but all nodes on the network should have McAfee VSE On-Access Scanning enabled and current (about 95% compliant). So if a threat attempted to propogate wouldn't OAS on the individual machines catch it? Why have emails scanned on exchange? It seems duplicitous... Any thoughts would be welcome! Thanks, cupa

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A couple of days ago, my internet explorer just closed out by itself and ever since, I haven't been able to open it/ Every time I try, it says "Internet Explorer has stopped working." My AIM doesn't work anymore either unless I uninstall and reinstall it. But I have to that every time I go onto my computer. Also, McAfee and the technical support services on my computer no longer work. Firefox still works though. Please help me fix this problem!

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Day 1 of the Intel Developer Forum kicked off with some cool announcements from Intel's CEO, Paul Otellini and EVP/General Manager, David Permutter.[ATTACH]17175[/ATTACH]First off Otellini went into some numbers, stating that Gartner estimates each day 1 million PCs are shipped.[ATTACH]17176[/ATTACH]Next he reminded us that Moore's Law still lives strong and that Intel is on the way to a 22nm (nanometer) manufacturing process.[ATTACH]17177[/ATTACH]He also explained (but not in great detail) that Intel's recent acquisition of McAfee will be integrated with vPro technology to create a truly secure, "trusted" software/hardware relationship.[ATTACH]17178[/ATTACH]He went on to mention some additional recent acquisitions and explained that …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16752[/ATTACH]Intel announced on Thursday their agreement to purchase all of McAfee’s common stocks at $48 a share, a deal approximately worth $7.68 billion. McAfee will act as a wholly-owned subsidiary and report to Intel’s Software and Services Group. The endeavor marks what is sure to be a harmonious relationship for two of the world’s leading hardware and software companies at a time when mobile markets are booming, a sector which remains untapped from a securities standpoint. "Our view is that everywhere we sell a microprocessor, there is an opportunity to sell security software with it," said Paul Otellini, Intel president …

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Apparently, the besieged, [URL="http://www.mcafee.com"]McAfee[/URL] antivirus-protected world saw little relief in the past 24 hours with McAfee engineers still scrambling to come forth with an answer. I guess the Executive VP, Barry McPherson, doesn't use his own product because he was able to post to his [URL="http://siblog.mcafee.com/support/a-long-day-at-mcafee/"]blog[/URL] a couple of times yesterday--although he's been oddly silent today. Sup, Barry? Cheap labor starting to affect your business? Maybe it's time that we all reconsider the "cost savings" and promises of "just as good as" development. Unrelated you say? Possibly. But, it's never happened before in the history of McAfee, so you tell …

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There's no news yet on McAfee's [URL="http://www.mcafee.com"]website[/URL] about what happened today when their famed antivirus program went bonkers and froze computers by misidentifying a common Windows file as a virus. If it's an actual virus hack, it's a pretty darn clever one--to make the antivirus program think a system file is a virus so that the computer halts. This might be the first time I'd ever actually applaud a virus creator. I usually prescribe some sort of cruel and unusual punishment for such mongrels who write viruses and then unleash them upon the world's innocent but this time is different. …

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News Story DDoS for sale

According to the latest McAfee Labs [URL="http://www.mcafee.com/us/local_content/reports/7315rpt_threat_1009.pdf"]Third Quarter Threats Report 2009[/URL] instances of Distributed Denial of Service attacks are growing in popularity. In the last quarter the McAfee Labs observed many new attacks demanding ransom money including those aimed at sports betting companies which were taken out of action during key sporting events to cause losses in the millions. Such attacks have not only been used to make money, but also silence political opinion. But perhaps the growth of DDoS as a service, whereby cybercriminals offer botnets capable of launching such attacks to the highest bidder is the biggest worry. …

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It's that time of year when the Mobile World Congress hits Barcelona, and McAfee has taken advantage of the fact to announce findings from new research that shows mobile device manufacturers are now spending more time and money than ever on recovering from security incidents as well as experiencing more mobile security issues than at any time before. Perhaps unsurprisingly given that [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3917.html"]smartphone numbers could hit 300 million[/URL] in the market real soon. The third annual [URL="http://msr.mcafee.com"]McAfee Mobile Security Report[/URL] explores manufacturers’ security experiences, concerns and priorities and indicates that security is becoming a barrier as far as service innovation …

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McAfee has today announced that it has launched a Cybersecurity Expert Council which features security experts from some of the largest companies in the world, including the likes of BAE Systems, Dell and even NASA. Apparently the idea is for the CEC to provide what McAfee refers to as "real-world experience" in order to support its own research. So there will be an organisation loosely composed of between 50 and 100 globally recognised authorities who will review McAfee research studies in order to provide analysis, commentary and share best practise ideas. The announcement coincides withe the publication of a new …

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[URL="http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/index.php/2008/03/12/another-mass-attack-underway/"]Security researchers at McAfee[/URL] have uncovered one of the biggest attacks of its kind to date, with some 10,000 web pages which had been rigged to entrap unsuspecting visitors. Although the infected web pages look the same as they always did, under the hood the cyber-crooks had added some redirection JavaScript code to drive them to an invisible attack launched from China-based servers according to McAfee Avert Labs. Upon successful redirection, the exploit will install a password-stealing program on the user's computer. A variety of web pages were found to have been compromised, including travel, government and hobbyist sites. "Often …

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The annual [URL="http://www.mcafee.com"]Virtual Criminology Report[/URL], published today, warns that international international cyber espionage is set to be the biggest single threat to national security next year. Right there on the front line of this cyber cold-war is China, according to report authors McAfee. However, that is just the tip of this particular security iceberg as McAfee claims that some 120 other countries are also jumping on the web espionage bandwagon. Primary targets include critical national infrastructure network systems with electricity, air traffic control, financial markets and Government computer networks taking centre stage. If any of these systems were successfully penetrated …

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The security experts at [URL="http://www.avertlabs.com"]McAfee's Avert labs[/URL] have been consulting the Tarot card, rubbing their crystal balls and generally predicting what levels of IT doom and gloom we can expect to be experiencing during the course of 2008. Unsurprisingly, they expect to see an increase in web exploits and those threats targetting Windows Vista, while adware will decrease as it continues its retreat from the radar of most IT systems. "Threats are increasingly moving to the Web and migrating to newer technologies such as VoIP and instant messaging," said Jeff Green, senior vice president of McAfee Avert Labs and product …

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[URL="http://www.mcafee.com"]McAfee Inc[/URL]. has today released the results of new research which found that nearly one in four people in Europe are putting themselves at increased risk of online fraud or identity theft simply because of poor password habits. The research, of 3500 consumers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands, reveals 24% of those questioned always use the same password to access all their online accounts and 43% never change it. The latter increasing the risk of people giving away their complete identity should that password be hacked or stolen. The research also revealed that expert advice …

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Earlier this year [URL="http://www.mcafee.com"]McAfee [/URL]sponsored a rather interesting survey of search engine safety. Safety, that is, from the ‘how safe are the links they deliver and you click’ angle. Now, for the longest time, I have harbored a passing suspicion that the dodgiest links you can follow from any search engine are those that fall into the paid for placement category. You know, those links that appear at the top of the results heap no matter what; those that always fill the contextual advertising sidebars; those that try to tempt you away from the real search algorithm deduced deal. The …

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Here are some little words that I have found about the progress of some of the most Exciting Software Development Stories. First of all, the most awaiting Operating System, Windows Vista has reached the RC1 Milestone. After the Beta1 and the recent Beta2, the development process has got “branched” to the RC1 Root. The Built number now has reached 5504.16385.vista_rc1. According to sources, this has taken place exactly on the 4th of August 2006, which means that we can have an RC Built in our hands by the end of August. We can also expect a CTP built, either within …

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Italy may have won the soccer [URL="http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/"]World Cup[/URL] in a thrilling final yesterday, but they did not even make it through to the group matches as far as the Malware World Cup is concerned. [URL="http://www.webroot.com"]Webroot Software Inc[/URL]. has just released details of global average malware infection rates during June 2006 to members of the press. Rather than waste this opportunity to make serious comment about infection trends and create a geographical map of malware distribution, why not put it in World Cup terms I thought? So I have. OK, let us start with the knockout rounds where every country competes …

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According to Symantec it would seem that security flaw + patch in 5 days = result. Certainly compared to the average 140 days it takes Microsoft to patch a vulnerability it’s to be applauded, but only with one hand. 5 days is 119 hours and 55 minutes too long in my book. In the wise words of singing tech gurus Tavares (or Take That for our younger readers) ‘it only takes a minute girl, to infect your PC’. Well, I might have taken liberties with the lyrics, but no more than security vendors take with the integrity of my data, …

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Webroot, the makers of Spy Sweeper, are claiming that 8 out of 10 corporate PCs are infected with Spyware. Wow! That's a significant amount of computers. Looking at my personal experience troubleshooting and repairing computers, I have to agree with them. Before we go to deeply, let's define Spyware. According to Spyware Guide, Spyware is: "Spyware covertly gathers user information and activity without the user's knowledge. Spy software can record your keystrokes as you type them, passwords, credit card numbers, sensitive information, where you surf, chat logs, and can even take random screenshots of your activity. Basically whatever you do …

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The End.