If you managed to steer clear of all the security threats in 2011, you're obviously doing something right. From hacked websites and Android malware, to the release of the Zeus trojan source code on the Web and everything else, it's been a busy year in the field of security. As we look ahead to 2012, do you know which threats to watch out for?
The security software breeders at BullGuard just unleashed its latest antivirus software in the form of Internet Security Suite 12. This latest version is said to include a range of improvements and new key features all designed to streamline security for the modern user, and builds on its predecessor's reputation for having a ferocious appetite for malware.
Security software maker BullGuard on Tuesday dropped us a line to let us know its BullGuard Antivirus 10 software received a VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, an independent testing lab that we ourselves reference when reviewing AV software. Virus Bulletin's latest AV comparative focuses on performance in Windows Server 2008, giving BullGuard a score of 9 out of 10 based on fast scan times, no stability problems, and exceptional protection.
When you first install BullGuard, you’re prompted to select a notification level. One of the two choices clamps a muzzle on BullGuard, stifling alerts the program can figure out on its own. The other promises more notifications so you’ll always know what the mutt is up to. We say mutt because BullGuard is another security suite that builds on top of someone else’s scan engine. We saw this with ZoneAlarm, which chose to go with Kaspersky, while BullGuard fetched BitDefender’s scan engine, another solid choice.