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The term "Graylist" refers to a special queue in cybersecurity and antivirus systems wherein the incoming data packets which can't be identified as either safe or malicious are stored. This special queue is often created for the...   Read More

Gateway antivirus

Gateway antivirus refers to a type of security solution deployed in a network environment to protect against external and internal cyber threats. This antivirus solution is installed at a network entry point, commonly referred to...   Read More

Generic detection

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on digital technology, cyber threats pose a serious risk to businesses and individuals alike. Malware, spyware, viruses and a host of other malicious software can wreak havoc on...   Read More

Geographic Restriction

As the internet and computer networks are becoming increasingly connected, businesses, and individuals are becoming more vulnerable to various types of cyber-attacks. Cybercriminals, identify and exploit the...   Read More

Global threat intelligence

Global threat intelligence is an essential component of cybersecurity. It refers to the collection, analysis, and dissemination of real-time information on potential and existing cyber threats across the globe. Antivirus...   Read More


Every day, there are countless threats trying to penetrate security systems to steal valuable and sensitive data. Cybersecurity experts classify these threats into different types, including malware, viruses, worms, Trojans,...   Read More

Gaming mode

Gaming has become a preferred method of entertainment for countless individuals worldwide, requiring powerful equipment to run resource-intensive games. with the rise in popularity of online gaming, we also started seeing an...   Read More


In the context of cybersecurity and antivirus software, "gamemode" is a feature designed to improve the performance and user experience of gaming or other resource-intensive applications on a computer. When activated, gamemode...   Read More

Game mode

In today’s digital age, where video games have transformed from being a mere source of entertainment to becoming a competitive sport, cybersecurity has become increasingly crucial. Along with a powerful machine, gamers require...   Read More

Gray Market Software

Gray market software refers to a type of software that is sold outside of the manufacturer’s authorized distribution channels. This means that it was not intended for resale, but rather for personal use only. Most often, gray...   Read More

Genuine Software

Over the last few decades, technology has had a huge impact on every aspect of human life. One of the most significant effects of these technological advancements is the increasing importance and reliance on technology in every...   Read More

Gray Box Testing

Gray Box Testing is a testing technique in which the tester has a partial understanding of the system or application being tested. In this context, the term “Gray” refers to the combination of “White,” which represents...   Read More

Geneva mechanism

The Geneva mechanism is a mechanism that is often used in cybersecurity and antivirus programs. It is a mechanism that is used to control the intermittent motion of a machine or device by enabling and disabling power to the motor...   Read More

Group Policy

Cybersecurity has become an increasingly important concern for professionals, businesses, and governments involved in the digital space. There are several measures that can be put in place to mitigate some of the risks, using...   Read More

Gray hat

Gray hat is a term that refers to a person who operates in a morally ambiguous area of cybersecurity between lawful ethical hacking and malicious hacking. Gray hat hackers work to identify vulnerabilities in computer systems and...   Read More

GandCrab ransomware

GandCrab Ransomware is a type of file-encrypting malware that has been exploiting a range of vulnerable systems across the internet. It was first discovered in January 2018 and since then, the ransomware has been responsible for...   Read More


Cybersecurity is absolutely crucial for both individuals and organizations. With cyber attackers continuously evolving their tactics and techniques, it's essential for businesses of all sizes to have strong and reliable antivirus...   Read More


A GPU or graphics processing unit is a specialized form of computer processing unit (CPU) that works by accelerating the creation of images, videos, and graphics. GPUs are essential for gaming, video editing, and...   Read More

Gift Card Scam

Gift cards are quickly becoming one of the most popular gifts to give during the holidays or other special occasions. They are also commonly used as rewards, incentives, and compensation for employees. Unfortunately, they have...   Read More

Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator is a two-factor authentication tool used to secure online accounts and protect them from unauthorized access. The app generates passcodes on your device that you can use alongside your standard username and...   Read More


GCM (Galois/Counter Mode) is a cryptographic mode of operation used in block ciphers, widely used for securing data within encrypted channels in a network and in disk encryption applications. It is a type of encryption mode that...   Read More


Greylisting is a spam-blocking technique that works by temporarily rejecting emails from senders whose mail server has not previously attempted to deliver mail to the recipient's email address. This technique involves temporarily...   Read More

GPS Spoofing

GPS spoofing is a technique used to deceive GPS devices by providing false data in order to alter or manipulate information processed by the system. This technique can have serious consequences in the field of cybersecurity and...   Read More


Graylisting is a cybersecurity protocol designed to prevent unwanted email communication, specifically spam and email-borne malware. It is defined as a mechanism that temporarily suspends incoming messages from unknown or...   Read More


different techniques and procedures are employed to protect systems and devices against malicious threats. One such technique is the "Greylist," which is an approach aimed at combating spam emails and identifying...   Read More

Geotracking protection

Geo-tracking protection, also known as location-based tracking protection or location privacy protection, is a key cybersecurity feature implemented in many antivirus and security solutions today. It is a form of digital...   Read More

Geolocation Tracking

Geolocation tracking, also known as location tracking or geotracking, is a technique used to track and monitor the physical location of an object, person or device in real-time or near real-time. The purpose of geolocation...   Read More

Grey hat

In the cybersecurity and antivirus industry, there are different shades of hats to describe individuals and organizations involved in cybersecurity activities. One of these shades of hats is the “grey hat”. A...   Read More

Geolocation Blocking

Geolocation Blocking is a technique used in the context of cybersecurity and antivirus that involves denying access to users based on their physical location. The practice is particularly relevant in the digital age, where...   Read More

Guest Network

In today’s hyperconnected world, it is essential to keep data safe and secure from prying eyes and cybercriminals. One way to do this is by creating a guest network that helps enhance your network security. A guest network is...   Read More

Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)

Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), also known as electrodermal activity (EDA), is a physiological response exhibited by the human skin when it is stimulated. The response is primarily caused by variations in a...   Read More

Google Chrome vulnerabilities

Google Chrome Vulnerabilities: Understanding Their Impact in Cybersecurity and Antivirus....Google Chrome is among the biggest names in the world of web browsers. It is robust and offers fast browsing speeds. as...   Read More


If you follow current news trends, you may have recently heard of GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation. This regulation as well as others coming into effect worldwide in the near future, has stolen the privacy and...   Read More


Geo-blocking is a technique that is used to restrict access to online content based on the location of a user. The technique is widely used to comply with various legal obligations and licensing agreements of...   Read More


In the era of globalization where the world has become a smaller place and businesses have expanded their geographical boundaries beyond the conventional geographical limits, the issue of cybersecurity threats is a major concern....   Read More


Geo-fencing is one of the most innovative and useful tools in today's cybersecurity and antivirus universe. Simply put, geo-fencing is a virtual boundary created over a physical geographical area. It is this boundary, which...   Read More

Garbage Collection

Garbage collection is the automated process of identifying and removing unnecessary or unused data or memory objects from a computer system. it plays an essential role in ensuring that a system is secure and free from...   Read More

Grant Type

When it comes to cybersecurity and antivirus software, grant type is an important concept to understand. Simply put, a grant type is a particular access token that is used for authentication and authorization in an application or...   Read More


Gates is a term used in the context of cybersecurity and antivirus software. It refers to the open or shut mechanism that controls access to a particular area of computer activity. The gates may be physical partitions, such as...   Read More


Geofencing is a digital security technique that has been increasingly used in the cybercrime scene to avoid data breach and unauthorized access. It is a process of creating a virtual boundary on a geographic area which is used to...   Read More


Greyware is a term used in cybersecurity to describe software that sits in between being fully malicious and fully legitimate. Often referred to as “potentially unwanted programs” (PUPs), greyware can range from adware and...   Read More

Gh0st rat

"Gh0st RAT" is one of the most infamous remote access trojans used to compromise the security of various systems in the cyberspace. RAT or Remote Access Tool is a form of malware that has features like a rootkit, keylogger, and a...   Read More


Geolocation is a technology that is used to determine the location of an individual, device, or object. It uses a combination of different sensors, including GPS, cellular signals, Wi-Fi signals, and IP addresses, to accurately...   Read More

Generative Adversarial Networks

Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are a type of deep learning system that is used in machine learning to generate new data samples that mimic the distribution of known data in a specific domain. They consist of two...   Read More

Gradient Descent

Machine learning (ML) requires optimizing functions which can often be non-linear and complex with millions of parameters and features. The gradient descent is one of the most important optimization tools used in machine learning...   Read More

GANs for Malware Detection

With the growth of the internet and interconnected systems around the world, there has been an increase in Cybersecurity activity, ranging from identity theft to specialized malware attacks on corporations and...   Read More

Guard pages

Guard pages, also known as memory protection, are commonly utilized in modern operating systems and play a critical role in cybersecurity and antivirus protection. Guard pages act as virtual barriers around specific memory...   Read More


A GIF, or Graphics Interchange Format, is a file format used for animated and static images on the internet. It was first introduced in 1987 by CompuServe, and has since gained widespread popularity and use across different...   Read More


Graymail is a concept that came into existence after email servers began implementing junk mail filtering mechanisms. It refers to emails that are sent to you by marketing departments, newsletters or other subscription-based...   Read More


Gzip is a file compression format commonly used in many different situations and industries; while it was created many years ago, its use continues up until today for both cybersecurity and antivirus operations. The technology...   Read More

Google Safe Browsing

Google Safe Browsing is a free online security service provided by Google that helps users stay safe from harmful online content by identifying and warning users about potentially dangerous websites and downloads. The service was...   Read More

Grace period

Grace period is a term that comes into play as far as cybersecurity and anti-virus programs are concerned. Essentially, grace period is the number of days that a licensed (paid-up) antivirus program will work once the term of the...   Read More

Ghost Image

The term "ghost image" refers to a digital or virtual copy of a system or network that may be created for various purposes, such as backup and recovery, testing or training, or forensic analysis. While the term itself is not...   Read More

GPS tracking

GPS tracking is a technology commonly used to determine the geographical location of a system, a person, a vehicle or any other asset through the use of GPS, Global Navigation Satellite System and/or cellular networks. GPS...   Read More

Ghost Clicks

Cybersecurity has become an essential aspect of our digital lives to protect us from a wide range of cyber threats. From malware, phishing, hacking, to ransomware, there are numerous types of threats that computer users face on a...   Read More

Game Restrictions

Game restrictions in the context of cybersecurity and antivirus, refer to limitations placed on the access to various online or offline games. These restrictions can be implemented for various reasons such as ensuring that gaming...   Read More

Game booster

A game booster is a software application designed to enhance the gaming performance of a computer system by optimizing system resources. While a game booster can be beneficial to gamers, the pervasive use of malware in such...   Read More

Geo-restriction bypass

In today’s modern digital era, people are exposed to several forms of restrictions when using the internet. Nicknamed “Geo-restrictions”, these internet barriers prevent individuals from certain countries or regions from...   Read More

GPU priority

GPU priority refers to the process by which a computer determines which tasks are given priority to run on the graphics processing unit (GPU). The GPU is a specialized processing unit designed to handle complex visual tasks, such...   Read More

Gaming profiles

Gaming Profiles: How They Can Improve Cybersecurity and Antivirus Protection..With the rise of online gaming and the increasing sophistication of hackers, it's more important than ever to have secure systems and reliable...   Read More

Geo-restriction bypassing

Geo-restriction bypassing involves circumventing geographical blocking or restrictions imposed by various online services and websites. These restrictions may include content available only in certain countries or regions, or to...   Read More

GPU acceleration

With the rapid development of technology, cybersecurity and antivirus are becoming more complex than ever before. Cyberthreats are growing in number and sophistication, making it more difficult for security professionals to...   Read More

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