Category: AntiVirus

Increase your CyberSecurity by installing VirusTotal web browser extensions from Chronicle

Chronicle is a new CyberSecurity company that you have never heard of. Google’s Search Engine can be your friend when doing web searches. Well Google also owns Chronicle. Google can be your friend when trying to increase your CyberSecurity on the Internet.

Click on this link to visit the Business Insider webpage where they discuss Google’s New CyberSecuroty Division called Chronicle.

Click on this link to visit the official Chronicle website where they state that they have “the power to fight cybercrime on a global scale“.

Chroncile’s offering is for Enterprise customes. One the products which Chronicle has is called VirusTotal, which can be used by home users. VirusTotal comes as a Extensions for popular web browes like FireFox, Chrome and IE Explorer.

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From the VirusTotal website: “Imagine you log into your Gmail account and find a suspicious email from your bank. The email informs you about an unauthorized access to your account and asks you to follow a link and provide your credentials to view the account access log. Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply right-click on the link and check it against VirusTotal in order to understand whether it is legit or report a phishing site? Wouldn’t it be great if you could do this just with that right-click, without having to navigate to VirusTotal and refer to the URL tab? This is what VirusTotal’s browser extensions allow you to do, and they come in flavors for the most widespread browsers.

Click on this link to visit the download page at VirusTotal for their Web Browser Extensions.

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Superfish, was preinstalled (starting Sept 2014) by Lenovo on a number of their consumer laptops, is detected as being Adware, Trojan, and Riskware by at least 23 AntiVirus & AntiMalware scanners

Superfish visual discovery software was preloaded onto Lenovo consumer level notebooks beginning in September 2014. Per the Lenovo News Release: “The goal was to improve the shopping experience using their visual discovery techniques.”

The preinstall of Superfish on consumer level laptops, was terminated by Lenovo in January 2015.

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