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Most Common Types of Social Engineering Attacks

Most Common Types of Social Engineering Attacks

Stephanie AdlamOct 4, 20225 min read

Intruders are developing more and more methods to get what they want. Social engineering is one of the most common…

How to Report a False Positive Detection?

How to Report a False Positive Detection?

Polina LisovskayaJul 12, 20221 min read

If you are sure that the file is safe, but Gridinsoft Anti-Malware detects it as a threat, you can report a false positive. There are two kinds of submission channels in the program: manual and auto. Manual False Positive Submission: there is a form on our website submit file for analysis where a user can upload a certain file and receive a report. Automatical False Positive Submission: before the removal process if a user selects action “Ignore Always” for the file we…

Antivirus scanner and anti-malware. What is the difference?

Antivirus scanner and anti-malware. What is the difference?

Stephanie AdlamDec 29, 20214 min read

Antivirus, anti-malware software, antivirus scanner… There are so many terms, and all of them look so similar, but they’re different. It is easy to confuse the user who does not have any information about all these things. Thus, it is important to clear out these things in easy words. From a certain point of view, antivirus programs, anti-malware software, security tools, and antivirus scanners are just synonyms. Sure, they have a lot of things in common – enough to call…

Script-based malware. How to stay protected?

Script-based malware. How to stay protected?

Stephanie AdlamDec 29, 20216 min read

Over the last four years, the share of script-based attacks of malware offenses worldwide has grown so drastically that it raised alerts among security specialists and ordinary users. In this post, we shall regard script-based malware, assess its strengths and weaknesses, explain how the attacks happen, and suggest measures to maintain security in your workgroup. Security News: Greta Thunberg became the most popular character in phishing campaigns. What is script-based malware? To understand how someone can run a script-based attack…

Malware vs. Virus. Difference explained

Malware vs. Virus. Difference explained

Stephanie AdlamDec 22, 20215 min read

The topic of this small post is malware vs. virus conceptual clarification. We remember times when people used to call any harmful program a “virus”. Today this “malware” term popped out! How do these words correlate? People seem to use them freely and arbitrarily. But is such usage correct? Let’s investigate. For those who are not interested in a more thorough explanation, let’s say that a virus is a particular case of malware. Under malware, we understand any software created…

What is Discord virus? Investigating a new online fraud

What is Discord virus? Investigating a new online fraud

Stephanie AdlamMar 11, 20212 min read

Discord virus is only the name of a spamming campaign that takes place on this communication platform. The exact type of malware you can get through these tricks may vary in an extensive range. Nonetheless, the fraudsters’ method to fool you cannot be named original. There are two well-distinguishable ways – thick and gentle. A thick method is used in massive attacks. The possible victim receives a malicious link with a clickbait text from an unknown user. Because all such…

What is the worst computer virus? Figuring out

What is the worst computer virus? Figuring out

Stephanie AdlamJan 27, 20216 min read

Worst computer virus – what is it? Seems that anyone who has ever been infected asks this question. And each user will think that his case was more severe than someone’s else. Is that true? And which virus is really the worst? It is important to mention that computer viruses are not only “viruses”. Nowadays, the term “computer viruses” is used to describe all types of malicious programs. But, in fact, viruses are just the type of malware – same…