Latest VB-100 award for K7 Total Security

Latest K7 Award by VB-100

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K7 products have appeared in most of our desktop tests over the last few years, with a decent number of passes. The current version installs in decent time with a reboot required, and presents a tough-looking GUI with a military theme. The layout is simple and clear with good status information and decent controls. Stability was flawless throughout, with no issues noted.

Scanning speeds were not bad, and overheads a little high initially but soon became very light. RAM use was around average, CPU use rather low, and our set of activities ran through very quickly.

Detection was pretty good in the reactive sets, dropping away a little into the proactive weeks, but there were no issues in the WildList or clean sets and a VB100 award is earned by K7.

VB-100 August 2014

Editor of World-Renowned Security Magazine Appreciates K7 Speakers

November 7th, 2014

In a nice gesture, the editor of the acclaimed Virus Bulletin magazine has blogged about the presentation of our reserve speaker duo who were meant to present a paper and a short demo, in the event of an absent speaker at the 2014 Virus Bulletin International Conference held recently in Seattle, USA.

VB2014 has already been discussed, highlighting the presentation by K7’s Gregory Panakkal. Nevertheless, this post is dedicated to the reserve speakers from K7 Threat Control Lab, Samir Mody, Senior Manager and V.Dhanalakshmi, Senior Threat Researcher.

Their paper, “Early launch Android malware: your phone is 0wned”, demonstrates the difficulties in
removing an active Android ransomware, “’Koler/Simple Locker”, infection that prevents a user from
uninstalling it. It also proposes a new framework which Google could induct to help mobile security vendors defeat Android malware strategies.

View the full presentation and demo at K7 YouTube channel.

Archana Sangili
Content Writer

K7 Computing Ireland: www.k7computing.ie

K7 Computing UK: www.k7computing.co.uk

K7 Enterprise Security and Enterprise Antivirus new version release

K7 Computing is happy to announce latest version 2.5 of K7 Enterprise Security.

New upgrades and improvements in compatibility with Windows Server operating systems K7 Enterprise Security and K7 Enterprise Antivirus are all types of Microsoft Server OS using now only one installation file to deploy K7 security console and endpoints.

What’s new in K7 Enterprise Security (2.5)

  • Database storage size has been increased to 10 GB
  • ‘Allow’ option is introduced for blocked applications under Application Control
  • New Desktop icon introduced for Admin Console
  • Short cut icon removed for endpoints, but sys-tray icon and start menu icon will remain
  • Detection and Removal added for more 3rd Party AV products

What’s new in K7 Enterprise Security (2.4)

  • Activity Log – The recent update and scan status of a computer can be viewed from Clients » Computer Details.
  • Notification (email & Dashboard) for schedule scan interruption.
  • Password protection for device control
  • Enhancements on Task Details – Scan Summary and Update Summary added.
  • Purging introduced to remove Not Reported computers, older Applications & Tasks automatically.
  • Subnet search on Clients filter.
  • Subscription expiry notification through email and Dashboard (Paid License: 30 days, 15 days & 3 days interval, 30 days Trial License: 15 days, 10 days & 3 days).
  • Multiple selections now allowed to remove the Quarantined files, if the files are not required.
  • Client’s computers list can be exported as a Report.

K7 Enterprise Security and K7 Enterprise Antivirus are available for trial at:

K7 Computing Ireland or K7 Computing UK

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K7 Computing IE

K7 released new version 14.2 for home edition antivirus products

K7 Computing has released new version 14.2 of it’s home edition antivirus products K7 Antivirus Plus, K7 Total Security and K7 Ultimate Security.

New improvement includes faster scanning speed and easier integration with new Windows 8.1 operating system. This was a challenging task for K7 developers, due to the remarkable K7 speeds in previous versions.

Products also received improved scan of other AV products prior installation with option to automatically uninstall them. This prevents possible conflicts and system performance and instability problems.

New version has been also tested by Softpedia with very good results: Full article in Softpedia

For free trial visit:

United Kingdom: Free 30 day trial

Ireland: Free 30 day trial

K7 Ultimate Security 2014 options

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K7 Computing Ireland and UK August 2014

K7 Supports Windows 8.1

K7 Computing released the latest build for K7 antivirus home edition products with enhanced features and support for the latest Windows 8.1 operating system.

Release Notes:

1. Microsoft Windows 8.1 upgrade support added

2. Parental Control/Web filtering support added for Internet Explorer 11 and the latest Google Chrome versions

3. New Scan Engine included as a part of regular speed performance and detection quality enhancements

4. Safe search support added for Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11

 

New build version of K7 Ultimate Security, K7 Total Security and K7 Antivirus plus version 13.1.0205 onwards is delivered to K7 users via regular update.

For a free 30 day trial visit:

United Kingdom: http://www.k7computing.co.uk/free_trial_download.php

Ireland: http://www.k7computing.ie/free_trial_download.php

K7 Total Security secured yet another VB-100 award

K7 Total Security 13.1 product has earned the latest VB100 award for the Windows XP SP3 platform.

VB-100 awardWe are pleased to say that we have passed yet another VB-100 award. Constant research and development for K7 antivirus products are gaining on recognition among the professionals and end -users.

Latest K7 Total Security in a version 13.1 reached higher positioning among the previous testing results.

The test result shows that:

  • K7 have made big improvements in proactive and reactive detection rates for antivirus protection.
  • The Virus Bulletin organisation has praised the new look and feel of K7 Total Security.
  • K7 Total Security is rated as ‘Solid’ which is the best rating for product stability.

Full test results: https://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/test?recent=1

K7 Computing Releases a New Version 13.1 of the K7 Antivirus and Security Product Line

K7 Computing antivirus and security products have been updated to version 13.1

This new version brings improvements to the installation and security modules, especially new firewall and improved antivirus engine performance.

In the newest build 13.1 K7 has updated Firewall module and antivirus engine performance. Speeding up even still unbeatable installation time averaging in less than a minute. On a new PC/Laptop can be achieved in less than 25 seconds.

The scanning speed of the antivirus engine is the most-kept secret in K7, which makes your computer run faster than before. The program’s performance speed does not slow down processes and, therefore, you won’t notice any slowdown of your computer. Unobtrusive but complete PC protection is the key factor for K7 security products.

Latest 13.1 versions of K7 Antivirus Products:

  • K7 Antivirus Plus
  • K7 Total Security
  • K7 Ultimate Security

K7 Ultimate Security
Every installation of K7 is automatically upgraded to the latest release, with new features and modules, therefore K7 customers don’t have to worried about an old version being installed on their PC.

K7 Computing takes a different approach at the software version names and as of Q3 of 2012, is not using any prefix for the software version. Builds that reflect new features and improvements are identified as the year they are released and the update version, E.g.,  12.2, 13.0 and newest version is 13.1

For more information, including a free 30 day trial, please visit:

K7  Computing UK site: http://www.k7computing.co.uk/download.php

K7 Computing Irish website: http://www.k7computing.ie/download.php

 

Additional links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/K7ComputingUK

Google+: https://plus.google.com/111225020590246781521/posts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/k7computing.co.uk

K7 Enterprise Security 2.0 released

K7 Computing is proud to announce the release of version 2.0 of K7 Enterprise Security and K7 Enterprise Antivirus.
The latest version implements new functions and improved performance for its already great performing antivirus engine for endpoint protection..

Products are reflecting the need for new security features and enhanced protection tools for business and organisation networks.
Thanks to feedback from the clients administrators and constant research and development were the most crucial improvements addressed in version 2.0

Products are focusing on easy implementation and management capabilities while maintaining low system footprint that products from K7 are known for.

Change log:

  • Admin Console (Server)

1.       Multi-Package Support – unique client setup can be created for each groups, so clients will be added automatically to the relevant group(s) after installation
2.       Update Settings under Policy (to configure, from where the clients can get updates)
3.       Offline Update Support (where server and clients not connecting to internet regularly)
4.       New Report type – Blocked Website Category – introduced
5.       Enhanced third party endpoints removal

  • Endpoint Security (Client)

1.       New version 13 client has been integrated
2.       Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 compatible
3.       Improved Scan Engine for better Scan speed and performance
4.       Enhanced Firewall filtering with IPv6 network support
5.       Enhanced Application Control to support 64 bit network applications
6.       Enhanced Browser Protection
K7 Enterprise Security 2.0

K7 Enterprise Security and K7 Enterprise Antivirus version 2.0 are available immediately for download.
Current client’s installations will be upgraded automatically via regular updates within upcoming weeks.

Evaluation license is available through K7 resellers or directly:

QR Code security

Recent years have seen an increase in the use of QR Codes in marketing and promotions to quickly link people with advertisements as well as software downloads.

 
With the increase in smart devices with QR code scanning facilities, it’s no wonder firms are using QR codes as a means to quickly and conveniently connect people with the resources they are trying to market. 
 
Another reason for their popularity is the mystery they present. Until scanned, no one knows what they are or what information they might reveal; a link, a statement, a download. Our curiosity is the reason we scan these codes when we see them, and by harnessing this curiosity, they are a powerful tool in the marketing and promotions toolkit.

QR Code

This is the problem that we in K7 would like to point out, but most of the user are not aware of: QR codes can be used to carry any information out there. Good, bad, neutral, useless, harmful, tricky, basically anything what ever you can think of and are able to squeeze in to this image. It can be actually pretty large: over 4294 characters (source Wikipedia). But that’s not important how much information it can have, important is what information it holds and will be transferred to your phone after you scan this code.

It can be a link to a website or direct link to download an application. If you are not aware of what exactly it is, it can link to malware or phishing website, to trojan and bogus application. You think that it’s easy to spot the difference. Let say if the link shows up as: “your_winning_ipad.apple.boguswebsite.com” that you will know it’s fake and you won’t click on it. OK. Smart move, this is definitely a fake and bogus looking link. But what if the QR code information contain shortened website link using website shortening tools like any free out there that looks at the end like this: http://goo.gl/RenvT .(shortened by using goo.gl service). So what do you do now? Only way for you to find out is to click on it,  because you are curious.

This article can be used as a pretty easy guide for cybercriminals now, but I guess they already thought about this and used it in many occasions.

What Stickeris actually more dangerous is QR Code Masquerade. Way how to include dangerous content in the QR code by replacing the original QR code image. What  it is? Let say you are a respected and known company and your campaign on your website, in magazine, in the bus station, subway or inside the bus contains QR code that you would like your potential clients to click at so they are entered in to competition for a prices to win. Great tool to spread brand awareness and promote new products or service.

But what “IF” somebody get in to the publishing prior the print and by tiny amendment changes the QR code image, or if somebody places sticker with another QR code over your add in the bus, bus station or subway. What happens then? Your potential customers will be scanning something else, and you will be exposed not only to potential embarrassment by easy link switch to let say “porn website page” or “joke picture”, but potentially to malware or phishing website that can keep storing customers details and therefore affect your reputation and bring to you potential lawsuits from the users of your QR code. And you won’t be able to verify which QR code is the wrong one. Or which media was exposed, because they all looks pretty much the same. If somebody amends the QR code on your website, how long it will take you to figure that out? I guess you will find out with the first phone call from the angry user.

Conclusion?

Check what you are scanning if you are the user. If you trust the company that provided QR code you are about to scan, go ahead. But if you don’t like the content of the page you are redirected to, get out of it.  What if it’s a link to application? Check the application’s comment board and see what other users have to say about it.

If you are the company that is planning to deploy QR code, I guess be aware of the consequences it may cause. Try to put QR code in the places that you are sure won’t be able to replace or modify. Try to have the campaign only for certain time period, so the time for exposure is not indefinite. This will make sure that your QR code won’t be able to misuses after the campaign is over and you will know that the codes are gone after that.
K7 Computing UK and Ireland

Prepared by Jan Zeleznak

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