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Symantec calls antivirus 'doomed' as security giants fight for survival

Cyber Security Images Yellow Suits

By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines |

Summary: The traditional antivirus is “dead” and “doomed to failure,” Symantec’s information security chief declares. Quelle surprise, considering Norton is fading into oblivion. But what next?

The antivirus giant said that end-point security technology isn’t a “moneymaker” in any way, and highlighted that the company needs to adjust and adapt.

Which isn’t a surprise for Symantec, whose Norton antivirus products have barely made any new dents in the security market in years — despite it being bundled with almost every new Windows computer as premium bloatware.

But what Dye was saying is that the malware market is dwindling and hackers are instead increasingly focusing on cyberattacks, like denial-of-service assaults, spearphishing, and network intrusion, rather than mass-emailing a crafted executable file randomly to millions — including to a burgeoining base of Mac users that are immune to such attacks.

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The End is Near For Paid Anti-Virus on PC's

What is happening to all the anti-virus providers for PC (and now Macs!)  They seem to be going into other businesses or out of business. Matthew Schwartz of has some interesting insights into this alarming phenomenon.  Full Story.

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Tool Kit

The Internet Advisor Toolkit
 Windows Updates Your computer should already be configured to automatically download Windows updates. In case it is not, or if you would like to double check, click on the Windows Update link.  If you want to download a Windows operating system Service pack without using the Windows update site you can go to the Microsoft Service pack site.

Anti-Malware Scanner software (free)

AntiVirus software

RootKits scanner

Bootable Cds / Live Cd

Microsoft Office Alternative Suites

Other Free Utilities list

Microsoft “Fit it” solution Center – Automatically diagnose and repair common software problems in Windows, Internet Explorer or other Microsoft products with Microsoft Fix it solutions

Application Installer – NiNite, a website that allows you to install dozens of commonly installed application, utilities, and pluggins in one pass.  A must use if rebuilding a computer and you find yourself visiting site after site downloading and installing software.

Internet search Tips and Tricks 4/9/2011 – How to improve your Internet search experiance. To fully protect your Windows PC, you will require four additional software components. At The Internet Advisor, we have provided links to a number of FREE (and respectable) resources.

How to Disable Windows 10 Notification

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