Hong Kong police offer free antivirus scan in cybercrime crackdown. Computer users will be offered a free antivirus scan starting from Wednesday as part of a year long police campaign to promote cybersecurity. The aim is to counter the rising menace of botnets, or bots a group of computers that are infected and controlled by hackers who then use them to attack other computers and steal personal and private information. Computers are often infected by downloaded malicious software hidden in email attachments and files, after which hackers may command the bots to send spam, computer viruses and ransomware to infect more computers. TRo3_44/UhrKlnvl_sI/AAAAAAAABM4/iaM5kbelEVU/s1600/KEYGURU+Blocked+BY+ESET.png' alt='User Id Rising Antivirus' title='User Id Rising Antivirus' />Nearly every photo online has been edited in some way, whether through cropping, filtering, compressing, colorcorrecting, or other generally innocuous touchups. But. Global ransomware attack hits third Hong Kong system. The manipulated bots may also launch phishing attacks attempts to gain sensitive information such as credit card details and distributed denial of service attacks, in which the hacker disrupts services by flooding the internet host with traffic. Hackers may attempt to infect a computer by disguising themselves as someone the user is familiar with, and lure the user to open files attached to the email, said Victor Law, chief operating officer at antivirus specialist Symantec, which is collaborating with police. Law said users might be unaware they had been hacked as infected computers still functioned, although at a slower speed. New types of botnets were able to evade inspection, which made it harder to notice an infection, he added. Montgomery Ward Wood Lathe Manuals. Botnets are expanding across Hong Kongs cyberspace. Symantec figures revealed more than 8. And one in every 7. Police recorded 1,3. HK2. 00 million. Hackers hit Hong Kong share trading accounts for over HK1. Officers will work with three information security enterprises to offer the free antivirus programs. These will provide a one off scan but will not protect users from further attacks. Avira AntiVir Personal Our last free antivirus is Avira AntiVir Personal which is really the simplest antivirus in the market. The simple user interface is easy. Stepping Up Our Game Refocusing the Security Community on Defense and Making Security Work for Everyone. Since the first Black Hat conference 20 years ago, the. Users are recommended to buy antivirus software for long term protection. Police also advise the public not to open email attachments from suspicious sources and to regularly update their computers. The antivirus program will be available for download at www.