Posts Tagged ‘Malwarebytes’

7-Zip Vulnerability Affects Security Software

Friday, May 13th, 2016

This might be a tricky problem to deal with, especially when you consider that other third-party programs that use 7-Zip libraries are also vulnerable.

7-Zip is a popular open source file compression program that supports all major compression formats and support for a variety of other features. Talos, a Cisco company, discovered a vulnerability in 7-Zip that allows attackers to run code on computer systems that has the same rights as the underlying process. To be precise, the vulnerability was found in the code that handle Universal Disk Format (UDF) files in 7-Zip.

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Anti-Ransomware Software Overview

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Here’s a quick comparison of six of the most popular anti-ransomware products. Given the recent increase in ransomware attacks, this should come in handy for many.

There are two types of Anti-Ransomware software: those that protect the system in real-time against incoming threats, and those that disinfect the system after a successful ransomware attack. The following overview of anti-ransomware programs looks at programs that have been designed specifically for the purpose.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta is Out

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Given Apple’s recent problems with Ransomeware, perhaps this is worth mentioning …

Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware is a new product by security firm Malwarebytes designed to protect Windows systems against so-called ransomware attacks that has been released as a beta version to the public. Malwarebytes continues to expand its portfolio. After releasing Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit some time ago to complement the company’s popular Anti-Malware product for Windows, it has now released the first beta version of Anti-Ransomware.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit 1.08 Ships with Fingerprinting Detection and More

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

In addition to fingerprinting detection, the new version of Malwarebytes also supports Microsoft Edge now.

Malwarebytes, makers of the popular Anti-Malware application for the Windows operating system, has just released a new version of Anti-Exploit. Anti-Exploit is a security program for Windows that detects and blocks some types of exploits that canĀ  cause great harm on unprotected systems.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium Configuration Guide

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Like the article says, Malwarebytes is most helpful when it’s run in tandem with an antivirus program … but it also helps if you set up Malwarebytes to fit the needs of your specific application too.

There seem to be two camps of users when it comes to Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware application for the Windows operating system. Some users swear on it and believe it is one of the best security programs for the operating system currently while others think it is snake oil and not useful at all. The company itself sees it as a complementary product that should be run next to antivirus solutions, and not something that should be run on its own.

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Malwarebytes Acquires Junkware Removal Tool

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Malwarebytes is already one of the most widely used solutions for combating junkware, but this acquisition should make make Malwarebytes even more effective at finding and removing unwanted programs.

Malwarebytes, maker of the popular Anti-Malware security application and Anti-Exploit tool for the Windows operating system, announced on Monday that it acquired the free program Junkware Removal Tool from its developer Filipos Mouliatis.

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Malwarebytes Hijack.Securityrun Hits Explained

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

If your recent Malwarebyte scans have turned up evidence of something called, “Hijack.Securityrun,” this article might help to explain why and what to do about it.

When I ran the usual Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro scan today I noticed that the program detected a set of threats it called Hijack.Securityrun. The threats it detected during the scan were rated as high and malware, and pointed all to the Windows Registry. A quick search for the used threat descriptor Hijack.Securityrun would only return one result on a support forum where users of the software reported the same issue in the past couple of days.

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The Majority of Free Antivirus Solutions Ship with Potentially Unwanted Offers

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The headline for this article misses the most interesting part of the article: a short list of free antivirus programs that don’t include potentially unwanted offers …

Developers and companies that offer free version of products have different options at their disposal to monetize their work. From pro and business editions over donations to third-party offers. Third-party offers in this context means integration of other programs or services in the installer to earn revenue whenever users install those offers.

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How to Keep Programs up to Date without Automatic Updates

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Here are a couple of interesting tricks for dealing with programs (like Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit) that don’t automatically update themselves …

Automatic updates can be quite helpful at times. While some users prefer to download and install updates manually as it gives them more control over the process and options to test an update first before it is applied, it is without doubt the best option for users who don’t do so. While many programs ship with an automatic update feature or at least inform you when an update is available, this is not the case for all programs out there.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free, Premium and Business Stable Released

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Most of us are already familiar with Malwarebytes’ anti-malware capabilities … and now they’ve released a stable version of their anti-exploit solution too.

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Beta has been available to anyone interested in the product for some time now. I have reviewed the security program back in 2013 when it was made available publicly for the first time and came to the conclusion that it could become a great addition to the security tools that you are running on your Windows PC. In fact, I’m running it along with EMET and have not noticed any issues doing so. Malwarebytes on the other hand advises users against this as it can create conflicts.

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