Fireball – The Explosive Malware Heard ‘Round the World

When is adware not just adware? When it’s also malware, of course! Fireball, a new threat out of China, created by marketing firm Rafotech, is just one such example of a threat that is one part adware and one part malware. Together, these two parts pack quite a wallop, one which has infected over 250 million computer users in the last month alone. Fireball, discovered … Continue reading Fireball – The Explosive Malware Heard ‘Round the World

Unchecky v1.0 is Here! Interview with Michael Maltsev

Here at Reason Software, we are excited to announce the release of Unchecky v1.0. This newest version of Unchecky is the first version that is no longer in beta and is also significant as this is the first major release since joining up with Reason Software. It also has some new features and some old features have been enhanced to make it even more effective. … Continue reading Unchecky v1.0 is Here! Interview with Michael Maltsev

What is Spyware?

Spyware is software that “spies” on your computer, collecting information about browsing habits and internet usage. It harvests all kinds of personal data like passwords, usernames and credit card information and then sends it back to a third party who uses that information for their own purposes. The Evolution of Spyware Think of spyware as adware’s twin gone bad. Not that adware was so great … Continue reading What is Spyware?

What is Adware?

Adware is any software that displays ads to generate revenue for the program’s creator. Adware teeters on the edge of the definition of malware. In some respects, it’s a legitimate answer for developers looking to make some money off of their hard work while allowing the end user to get the service for (almost) free. On the other hand, adware can be misused with alarming … Continue reading What is Adware?

Interview With Michael Maltsev, Creator of Unchecky

Reason Software has just announced the incorporation of the popular Unchecky program that protects computers from potentially unwanted software offers that often come with software downloads, into the Reason Core Security suite. I sat down with the creator of the program, Michael Maltsev, to get the story behind Unchecky. The first impression I get is one of humility and sincerity. You can almost imagine that … Continue reading Interview With Michael Maltsev, Creator of Unchecky

Reason Core Security Update from Creator Andrew Newman

Hi everyone, We are very excited to announce we are in the beta stage of our anti-malware/anti-adware security suite, Reason Core Security. Reason Core Security is designed to be a FREE* solution that works hand-in-hand with your existing anti-virus software and protects you from threats that your AV typically misses, with a very strong emphasis on adware and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). We put an … Continue reading Reason Core Security Update from Creator Andrew Newman