Posts Tagged ‘Malwarebytes’

Microsoft Updates Adware Criteria to the Benefit of the User

Monday, April 21st, 2014

It sounds like Microsoft’s definition of “Adware” has been expanded. This is a boon for everyday users, but a major headache for developers of web-based software …

Many security companies have started to release products that detect adware, potentially unwanted programs, or however you want to call these programs in the past year. This is largely a problem on Windows, and usually comes in the form of software that includes options to install other software during the setup process. A common example is a toolbar, like Ask or Babylon, that gets installed alongside a free software program unless the user prevents that from happening.


How to Unblock Websites Blocked by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

This is an interesting trick, but it’s also a trick that could result in a heck of a lot of trouble if one unblocks the wrong website …

Security company Malwarebytes has recently released a major update for Anti-Malware that introduced several new features to the product. The company has integrated several of its standalone products into the new version, and added several new features to it as well that improve its functionality further. Two of the new features take care of potentially unwanted programs (PUP) and websites that are potentially malicious in nature.


Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Update Improves Exploit Protection

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

This seems like a step in the right direction; even though this is just a beta/test version, those drive-by download attacks can be a real pain to get rid of.

Malwarebytes recently released a first public beta version of Anti-Exploit, an exploit mitigation tool for Windows that works very similar to Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. The program steps in when exploits bypass the first and second line of security of a computer system. So, instead of allowing the exploit to run on the system, they are blocked from doing so by anti-exploit software.


Malwarebytes Techbench, Plug and Play Malware Removal

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

This seems a little bit pricey, but it also sounds like it would be pretty effective …

If you ever worked in tech support, or are the go-to person in your family or circle of friends when it comes to computer problems, then you know that resolving issues can take anywhere from a couple of seconds to hours and even days sometimes. It all depends on the issue the user is experiencing. If you do tech support regularly, you probably have at least one self-burned DVD or USB Flash Drive with you at all times containing security software that helps you troubleshoot and repair PC issues.


Software to Run When Your Antivirus Solution Fails

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Malware or virus problems? Here are a few programs that might help to clean them up …

Running up to date antivirus software on your system is one of the best protections against threats that you encounter locally or on the Internet. While it is highly recommended, it does not offer 100% protection regardless of which programs you are using to protect your computer and its data.


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.


Ads on Wikipedia? It’s Malware!

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

If you’re hit with ads when you visit Wikipedia, you probably need to check your system for malware …

Sometimes it is not easy to spot if ads are injected into your browser sessions or not. Sometimes though, you can be dead certain that something fishy is going on, for instance if advertisement starts to appear on Wikipedia, a site known for its ad-less approach to things.