HostsShield Auto-Updates Hosts File in Windows to Block Malicious Websites

The way an operating system translates the easy to remember domain names like yahoo.com into IP addresses like 206.190.36.45 is by querying the DNS servers that you have configured for the network interface. But you can bypass the DNS servers by using the HOSTS file that contains entries with domain to IP address translations already done. Read More …

How to Stay Safe After CCleaner Malware Incidence

Recently, a strange news surfaced about the presence of malware inside CCleaner, a very popular system cleaner software. Apparently, the installer packages for CCleaner version 5.33.6162 were infected by a malware. This resulted in over two million Windows computers getting infected with the malware. According to a clarification blog post made by Piriform, this was Read More …