Security company Avast Software has announced that details of 400,000 forum users, including passwords in hashed form, have been stolen in an attack on the company over the past weekend.
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Anti-virus company AVAST claims that in its own survey of US public schools, 96 percent of them will be affected by Microsoft's decision to stop supporting Windows XP after April 8th, 2014.
Facebook has launched its Antivirus Marketplace page where users can download anti-virus software, including Microsoft Security Essentials. Facebook has also expanded its URL blacklist.
Avast has offered more information on its plans for a Windows 8 version of its popular anti-virus program, saying they are now thinking about "potential graphic changes" for the Metro user interface.
Avast, the maker of the popular free antivirus software, has told Neowin that Microsoft is "actively discouraging" them from developing a Metro UI version of the software for Windows 8.
Microsoft's anti-virus software suite, Microsoft Security Essentials, is making big gains in the software security marketplace, both in North America and worldwide, according to a new report.
A report from Avast Software, developers of the free avast! antivirus for Windows computers, shows that rootkit infections are highest on Windows XP, in stark contrast to Windows 7.