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

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

Stephanie AdlamDecember 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.…

What is the worst computer virus? Figuring out

What is the worst computer virus? Figuring out

Stephanie AdlamDecember 21, 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…

What is Discord virus? Investigating a new online fraud

What is Discord virus? Investigating a new online fraud

Stephanie AdlamMarch 11, 20212 min read

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

Gridinsoft becomes Google’s information security partner

Gridinsoft becomes Google’s information security partner

Vladimir KrasnogolovyOctober 29, 20202 min read

Gridinsoft LLC is proud to be one of 68 partners of VirusTotal, Google’s Information Security Service, in the array of malware scanners. Currently, Gridinsoft is the second information security company in Ukraine to be in an equal position with the world’s technology giants in this field. VirusTotal is a free online service provided by Google, which analyzes suspicious files, helps businesses and users quickly and accurately detect viruses, worms, trojans, and all other kinds of malicious software. [su_quote cite=”Irina Gridina,…

How to Report a False Positive Detection?

How to Report a False Positive Detection?

Polina LisovskayaMarch 1, 20191 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 Channel: 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 Channel: before the removal process if a user selects action “Ignore Always”…

How can you enhance the security of your browser?

How can you enhance the security of your browser?

Polina LisovskayaJuly 27, 20184 min read

Which is the most secure Web browser? Google Chrome? Mozilla Firefox? Microsoft’s Edge? It’s a simple question but the answer is quite complicated. Five years back a poll was carried out and results shows security-conscious browser users overwhelmingly voted Firefox as the most secure. But during the annual Pwn2own hacking contest in March 2014, Firefox was exploited four times with zero-day attacks, making it one of the least secure browsers. To complicate matters further, a 2013 comparative analysis of five…

How To Reset Browser Settings?

How To Reset Browser Settings?

Polina LisovskayaJune 23, 20182 min read

Why do I need to reset my browser settings? >There are a lot of reasons to reset your browser. Generally, they have malicious origins. Most of the malware infects not only your system but also your browser. Nasty redirects, slow performance of search process, ads, replaced homepage and search engine – these are consequences of annoying browser virus. Moreover, such browser hijacker possesses a real threat to your privacy. GridinSoft Team found lots of cases when an unwanted search engine…