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Get Shadow Defender for free

Shadow Defender is an easy-to-use security solution (for Windows operating systems) that protects your PC/laptop real environment against malicious activities and unwanted changes.

Shadow Defender can run your system in a virtual environment called ‘Shadow Mode’. ‘Shadow Mode’ redirects each system change to a virtual environment with no change to your real environment. If you experience malicious activities and/or unwanted changes, perform a reboot to restore your system back to its original state, as if nothing happened.

With Shadow Defender, you have the flexibility to specify which files and folders are permanently saved to the real environment. This ensures important files and folders are kept after a reboot.

If you want to make a maintenance-free computer, Shadow Defender will be your best choice.

Shadow Defender users…

  • Maintain a system free from malicious activities and unwanted changes.
  • Test software and game installations in a safe environment.
  • Protect against unwanted changes by shared users (suitable for workplaces and educational institutions).

Shadow Defender Features

  • Prevent all viruses and malwares.
  • Surf the internet safely and eliminate unwanted traces.
  • Protect your privacy.
  • Eliminate system downtime and maintenance costs.
  • Reboot to restore your system back to its original state.

The installer is very light, only 3,5 MB and also the use of the application is self explanatory. The offer is still available through SharewareOnSale. Get it now and save up to $35. In case you miss out the offer, you could always check the producers website and get a 30 days trial.


You are allowed to use this product only within the laws of your country/region. Zeroviruses and its staff are not responsible for any illegal activity. We did not develop this product; if you have an issue with this product, contact the developer. This product is offered “as is” without express or implied or any other type of warranty. The description of this product on this page is a marketing description, written by the developer with few more notes written by the ZeroViruses team. The quality and performance of this product is without guarantee. Download or use at your own risk. If you don’t feel comfortable with this product, then don’t download it.

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4 things to do to keep your business safe from WannaCry-like internet infections

The WannaCry cyber attack has created a lot of panic, due to the fact that it has infected computers from over 120 countries, being the largest ransomware infection in history.

As I work for an outsourcing IT company, I have noticed that people got very worried that such an attack can destroy their businesses and started to buy backup solutions and to invest more in computer security.

In this article I will give you 4 tips that will save your business from a future WannaCry-like computer virus infections.

Backup the fileserver, user data and the operating system:

The easiest way to backup user files is to create a special folder for each user on the fileserver and to back it up constatly, along with the entire server backup. This way, everything placed by the users in their folders are backed up.

From my experience, it is better to backup a single computer or server from the network, instead of backing up files from all the computers on the network. Without a good network infrastructure, this would make the network unresponsive.

In addition to this, another good habbit is to create full system backups of all the computers on the network, making an bootable image of the fresh operating system, with all the drivers installed, all the license keys added and drivers installed. This way, the reinstall process gets done very quick.

Another good habbit is to have a 2 TB or bigger external hard drive and to use it to perform offline backups for the server, when the automatic one fails.

Antivirus solutions and anti-ransomware software:

While there are a lot of free decent antivirus software, this is not enough in the business environment. We recommend that you buy an endpoint security antivirus, in order to benefit from extra security modules such as email scanning, certificate scanning, port blocking et cetera.

Despite the fact that we like using ESET EndPoint Security, Kaspersky, Bitdefender and Symantec have good security solutions as well.

Added to this, we recommend using an anti-ransomware software, such as CryptoGuard or RansomFree Cyberreason, which are two pieces of free software that close the encryption process, when the ransomware starts it.

For extra security, or for the paranoid users, we recommend Zemana, a secundary antimalware software that can run along other antivirus software, famous for its anti-ransomware protection.

Keep your operating systems up to date:

A good security practice is to use supported operating systems, like Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. While Windows Updates may make the system a bit unresponsive, it is a necessary evil, let’s say.

A good practice is to update the operating system daily, at the end of the working hours.

User training:

Yet another important thing to do is to train the users how to spot malicious emails, ignore the attachments and delete them. In most of the cases, the strange emails are either infected or phishing emails.

I know it’s difficult to keep the network and computers safe, but it’s even more difficult to recover the encrypted data.

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SecureAPlus – Free 1 Year license

With all those cyber-attacks that Razvan wrote about (here and here), the WannaCry Ransomware and not only, we’ve searched for a prevention method for you, and we’ve found SecureAPlus.


SecureAPlus is the antivirus software that uses 12 Antiviruses at a time to automatically scan your computer for the best malware and virus protection. It has higher detection rates without slowing your computer down with regular online scans by using cloud antivirus engines to provide the most accurate diagnosis when a threat is detected.

This effectively gives you a second opinion using 12 different antivirus engines without the extra hassle on you and your PC. It’s about time security did all its heavy lifting in the cloud.

Absolute Defense with Intelligent Application Control & Whitelisting 

Get an additional layer of defense by using a block-first approach. This means getting the choice to run or block every time an untrusted application launches for the first time, effectively increasing protection even against zero-day threats.

A threat assessment is intuitively given by up to 12 of the best antivirus engines available to enable users to confidently exert total application control.

An Essential Companion to Your Favorite Anti Malware, Anti Virus, Anti Spyware, and More

SecureAPlus works and plays well with others by using cloud antivirus engines. Not only does this make it inherently fast even on older machines but also lets it work alongside other antimalware and antivirus software, or even other security apps like firewalls and sandboxing.

So if you already have a free malware removal or malware scanner, or maybe one of the top free antivirus installed on your PC, chances are that the cloud antivirus from SecureAPlus will work alongside it. It’s simply the best free antivirus upgrade!

Download it now with a 1 Year free license. Or for a better protection you might want to upgrade to Pro version for only $2 per month or $22,50 per year.


Because an antivirus solution is never enough, and another anti-malware option is always welcomed… better stay safe and protected.

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Free (for personal use) antivirus software for the good old Windows XP – 2017 edition

Despite the fact that Windows 7 and Windows 10 are the most popular operating systems on the market, Windows XP is still installed on some computers, for a various number of reasons. A statistics about the Windows XP usage can be found in this article.

Today I’m going to list a few free (at least free for personal use) and lightweight antivirus software than can still run on Windows XP, without making it.


From my experience, the best antivirus for Windows XP is Avast, having a lot of features, including:

  • On access protection against viruses and malware
  • Heuristics engine to detect previously unknown threats
  • Silent mode which hides alerts during full-screen user activities
  • Easy installation wizard.


  • It requires yearly registration.
  • It suggests installing additional software

Download Avast! Free from here


Comodo Antivirus Free provides virus protection and on-access file protection, includes a Game Mode that does not display any notifications, updates virus definitions in the background and has both 32 bit and 64 bit installers.


  • Performs some system modifications that you might want to disable
  • Initial updates take a while to complete
  • The installer kit is very large
  • In creates a sandboxed environment for untrusted apps, not permitting them to infect the system

Download Comodo Antivirus Free from here

AVG Free:

AVG free is yet another antivirus system that can run on older computers that use Windows XP. It provides file anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-rootkit protection, web protection, email client protection, can be used in silent mode, can be controlled via a web portal and does not ask for registration before usage.


  • It slows down the computer
  • It installs third-party software by default
  • It recommends the acquisition of paid features
  • The Zen interface may be annoying

Download AVG Free from here

Immunet Free:

Last but not least on this list is Immunet, yet another free antivirus still compatible with Windows XP running on older computers.

Main features:

  • It is very light
  • Provides cloud-based anti-virus, anti-malware and anti keylogger protection
  • Can run along other antivirus system


  • Does not provide a very good protection

Download Immunet free from here

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Malwarebytes 3.0.6 Component Update 1.0.75 Brings Fixes and Web Protection Enhancements

As you may know, Malwarebytes is among the best anti malware software that permits the users to perform virus cleanup, even when the real time protection is disabled because the license expired.

Starting with Malwarebytes 3.0, the security solution has integrated more modules, including Anti Rootkit, Web Protection, Anti Ransomware, and became a full fledged antivirus software. Compared to the 2.0 version, Malwarebytes 3.0 performed the virus scanning a lot faster.

Recently, Malwarebytes released a component update for Malwarebytes 3.0.6, updating the Component Package to version 1.0.75.

From the official changelog:

  • Fixed issue with imaging programs (such as Macrium Reflect) where large artifact files were left in the System
  • Volume Information folder if a backup is created with anti-ransomware protection enabled
  • Fixed problem where Web Protection and Anti-Ransomware may fail to start properly
  • Fixed problem where Web Protection detections were failing on Windows 10
  • Fixed problem where DNS was not resolving properly with Web Protection enabled
  • Fixed problem where Web Protection did not show the proper block page when Bitdefender 2017 was also installed
  • Fixed an issue where certain drivers were not stopped and unloaded in Free mode
  • Fixed memory leak
  • Improved overall malware detection and remediation

To check if you have the latest version of Malwarebytes, you have to open the program and go to the Settings Menu. Next, click the About button from the interface. If you did not have the last version, go back to the Dashboard and click Updates and it will perform a manual update scan.

Malwarebytes 3.0.6 Component Update 1.0.75 Brings Fixes and Web Protection Enhancements

If this does not work either, go to the official Malwarebytes website and install the newest version of the antivirus software by hand.

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Norton Security 2017 – Free trial for 90 days

Yet another good security solution from is Norton Security 2017, which can be downloaded for free as a 90 day trial version.

Among others, it offers:

  •  Virus and malware protection
  • Web protection, phishing website blocker, vauld module for keeping sensitive information safe, locked with a password
  • Computer optimization functions: temporary file cleaning and defragmenting

To download the software, you have to access this link and press the DOWNLOAD NORTON SECURITY 2017 button. Next, a new page will be opened, where you need to fill in all the required fields and push the GIVE IT TO ME button.

Install, download and activate:

The SharewareOnSale installation kit has to be downloaded and installed, like any other regular app. You can decide to keep the Norton Security 2017 installation kit for future usage in your downloads folder, by checking the required box.

After the installation has been done, you need to create a Norton account, in order to enable your 90 day trial. To do that, press the activate button, next create an accound by fillind and submitting the required data.

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

General presentation:

The security tab offers different compute scan options, including quick scan, customized scan, or Facebook link scan.

The identity tab offers web protection modules, including anti phishing functions and blocking malitions websites.

The performance tab permits the users to perform computer optimization (temporary files cleanup and disk defragmentation) and service management, providing information about the amount of resources that startup services use.

The more Norton tab promotes other products, including Norton Identity Safe for Android and iOS.

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days

Norton Security 2017 - Free trial for 90 days


I have installed the software on one of the computers from the office and tested it a little. I liked how the virus search gets performed and the results found and I really think that is a good alternative to a free antivirus. I recommend it.

If you ask me, it is better than AVG Internet Security 2016.


AVG Internet Security 2016 – 6 months free trial is a platform that provides free proprietary software with extended trial licenses or at reduces price. Those who need a free antivirus for both home usage or office protection, can now get AVG Internet Security 2016 for 6 months, absolutely free.

AVG Internet Security 2016 protects the computer agains viruses, worms and other threats, finds the malicious links, prevents users from clicking infected email attachments, encrypts passwords so that they cannot be discovered if someone listens at the traffic over the network and it can integrate into Outlook to move infected mails to a dedicated folder.

To download it, you have to go to this link and press the orange DOWNLOAD button. A new page will be opened, where you have to fill in the required fields and then to press the GIVE IT TO ME NOW button.

The installation process is very straight-forward. The SharewareOnSale install kit will also download the AVG installer. Next, you have the option to keep the AVG kit in the download folder for later usage. Due to the fact that the software is trial, it comes with “its license” already actived, for 180 days.

Below are a few screenshots with step by step instructions.

AVG Internet Security 2016 - 6 months free trial

AVG Internet Security 2016 - 6 months free trial

AVG Internet Security 2016 - 6 months free trial

AVG Internet Security 2016 - 6 months free trial

AVG Internet Security 2016 - 6 months free trial

AVG Internet Security 2016 - 6 months free trial

AVG Internet Security 2016 - 6 months free trial

AVG Internet Security 2016 - 6 months free trial

AVG Internet Security 2016 - 6 months free trial

AVG Internet Security 2016 - 6 months free trial

AVG Internet Security 2016 - 6 months free trial

While AVG is not as popular as Kaspersky or ESET, it really does a great job for basic protection. And its free to use for 6 months.

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Kaspersky and ESET are very popular on both desktop and mobile devices

According to AV-Comparatives, a security firm, ESET and Kaspersky are the most popular two antivirus solutions for desktop computers and laptops, featuring in the top four of every continent. Kaspersky is the most popular antivirus for mobile devices, also.

35.4% of the people use free desktop security solutions, but despite that, the number of paid antivirus solutions did not change. The number of people that do not use security solutions at all has decreased to 1.8%.

86% of the people that use security solutions say that their system was not been infected by malware, while 35% of them say that the security software blocked malware within the last week.

58.2% of the users have Windows 10 and 26.6% use Windows 7. On the mobile side, 71.8% of users use Android, 17% use iOS and 6.8% still use the rusty Windows Mobile.

Due to the fact that I also work from home with sensitive information, I am a little paranoid with security. I am a computer geek capable of restoring everything and cleaning up the computer if it gets infected, but I am afraid of ransomware malware.

So, in order to stay safe, I use ESET Antivirus, Zemana AntiMalware and Cybereason RansomFree. While ESET has both computer and internet protection, Zemana is a highly capable, cheap, anti malware software famous for finding and stopping ransomware viruses from encrypting data. On top of that, there is the free Cybereason RansomFree radar that has created a bunch of dummy files to keep them as bait for ransomware and to kill the encryption process in time, before it eats all the data.