Posts Tagged ‘infected’

Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on PCs Where it is Blocked

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Here’s a very cool and useful trick for defeating malware on an infected computer that refuses to allow Malwarebytes to be installed …

While most malware ignores software installed on a PC it is trying to infect, some have been designed to block security software from running or being installed on a system it has successfully infected. Malware designed this way tries to make it harder for admins and users to disinfect the system or even detect that malware is running on it. Various techniques are used to achieve that goal, from redirecting security software websites to other sites so that antivirus solutions can’t be downloaded that easily to monitoring running processes to automatically kill processes created by security software.

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Your Computer Appears to be Infected – On Google Search

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

This is kind of an interesting development; apparently, Google is in the Malware detection business now …

A computer with a malware infection causes serious troubles for its owner or the current users, especially if they are not aware of the infection. The danger itself depends largely on the type and purpose of the malware, and can range from stealing files to destructive behavior or using the hijacked computer as a proxy for malicious activities on the Internet. Google recently discovered what they call “unusual search traffic” during maintenance on one of their data centers. Further analysis of the data revealed that it was caused by malicious software.

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