Archive for the 'Infection removal' Category

Avoid Internet Doomsday: Check for DNSChanger Malware Now

Some background: The DNS system is a network of servers that translates a web address — such as http://www.google.com — into the numerical addresses that computers use to locate actual websites, computers and servers. It is known as the Internet’s phone book, which translates URLs to the IP address for the server hosting the Web […]

More Rogue Antivirus/Spyware infecting many!

Users are being ‘Tricked’ into infecting themselves with trojans/virus’ This has been used on probably 1.5 million websites! And it is increasing! UPDATE! Here is even more evidence that this is HUGE! I have written about this type of attack before and how to avoid it and stop the ‘infection’. Please Read Here on that […]

Security Threat News

I have mentioned many times before of the need to update your computer Operating Systems, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications. But I also must mention again to please update your applications as well – ESPECIALLY ADOBE PRODUCTS. A 2009 Global Threat Report from ScanSafe, a Cisco company, shows that in the 4th quarter of 2009 80% of […]

Here we go again – Spyware and bogus Antivirus

Folks, I can’t stress enough the importance of keeping your Operating system patched, up to date and running the latest versions of available applications – especially web browsers! Several new threats are emerging that are taking advantage of the fact the people are running outdated and un-patched software. Some of the latest hacks have involved un-patched […]

Anti Virus/Anti Spyware Suite Shootout Results

Here are the results of a very well done study on the effectiveness of current anti-virus/anti-spyware suites.Review of the review here.The top of the current list is Nortons latest suite.They did not test Microsoft’s new/updated foray into this arena – their Freeware solution;Microsof Security Essentials.As I have mentioned previously I have been a fan of Norton […]

Bogus and Malicious emails

Here is a reminder. Let’s all keep ourselve and our data and systems safe.I have just recently seen numerous emails comming in supposedly from UPS containing trojan/infected files!!If you are not expecting and ‘EXPLICIT’ file in an email from a TRUSTED person. DO NOT OPEN/RUN OR DOWNLOAD IT!!Info on some here. Legitimate vendors – eBay, […]

MORE CONFLICKER – CHECK FOR INFECTION

CONFLICKER UPDATE: Symantec’s got a pretty simple (and free) tool specifically for Conficker:Download this file on an uninfected computer, follow the steps, and you should be okay. Or. Doxpara Research has release a ‘scanner’ to check for conflicker infection. Security expert Dan Kaminsky, working with the Honeynet Project’s Tillmann Werner and Felix Leder, have discovered […]