Archive for the 'Spyware removal' Category

More Scareware going around–Fake disk errors and hidden files.

More security news. There is another round of Scareware/Trojans going around that trick users into infecting their machines http://bit.ly/zqaBJK and then ransoming a fix for money. This new threat, named "Trojan.HiddenFilesFraud.A" by Bitdefender’s researchers, hides all files and folders on your machine and disables some standard keyboard shortcuts so you can’t un-hide them. To further […]

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 […]

Mac OS X Trojan catches Sophos’ eye

Two very recent article point out what most security people know and the rest should know – NO technology, especially computers connected to any network, are completely secure! An article here points this out: "It appears there is a new backdoor Trojan in town and it targets users of Mac OS X. As even the malware […]

CheckPoint/Zone Alarm Lose with fake threat

I’ve written about this tactic before – using ‘rogue/fake’ threat or infection warnings to distribute REAL malware. This is one very effective way to get unsuspecting or untrained people to accidentally actually ‘infect’ themselves. It now appears that a legitimate (using that word lightly now) company – CheckPoint, makers of ZoneAlarm is using the same […]

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 Several new threats are emerging that are taking advantage of the fact the people are running outdated and un-patched software.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 […]

More on Antivirus software

I’m really impressed with Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s very minimalist but it gets the job done. It’s very fast to scan your computer and it isn’t constantly bugging you to ‘renew your subcription’.Microsoft Security Essentials is the newest addition to Microsoft’s computer protection software. It replaces the Windows Live OneCare subscription service and Windows Defender […]

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, […]

Portable tools for Procuctivity and System Recovery

I have a few custom bootable USB recovery sticks containing Hiren’s Boot CD, UBCD4Win and ERD that have recovery consoles along with a WinPE (Mini XP) environment that I use to recover and repair all sorts of Windows issues.On my USB drive I have loaded hundreds of applications; some for use in the WinPE/Recovery mode […]