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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…

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…

Gridinsoft becomes Google’s information security partner

Gridinsoft becomes Google’s information security partner

Vladimir KrasnogolovyOct 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 can you enhance the security of your browser?

How can you enhance the security of your browser?

Polina LisovskayaJul 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 LisovskayaJun 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…