Posts Tagged ‘trojan’

HitmanPro.Alert 2.5 Update Brings Protection Against Crypto Ransomware

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

As security issues go, ransomeware seems to be the most widely feared bugaboo these days … and there’s a good reason for that.

HitmanPro.Alert is a free product by Surfright, the makers of the excellent HitmanPro security application, that has been designed to mitigate browser attacks.

We reviewed it back in 2012 when it was first launched by the company and came to the conclusion that it was quite good at what it had been designed for. The program supports all major web browsers and makes sure that malicious software does not go unnoticed on the system.


Beware of, “Hey is this your Skype Profile Pic” Messages

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Heads up; there’s a new virus scam hitting Skype users …

A new virus is making the rounds that is affecting the Skype communication software. The following messages are used to spread the virus: hey is this your skype profile pic or hey, is this your new profile picture, or hey, cool profile picture, is this it. Remember that it is likely that there are other variations in the wild.


Test if Your System is Infected with Flame, The Latest Threat on the Internet

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Wait a minute … Is it really this easy to get rid of Flame?!?

You have probably already heard about Flamer, Flame or Flamy, as some antivirus companies call the malware. Flamer was only recently discovered, despite indicators that it has been spread on targeted systems at least since 2010. This alone highlights the danger of the tool, but that is not the only reason why some security companies call it the most sophisticated threat encountered on the Internet up to day.


Windows XP has 10 Times the Infection Rate of Windows 7

Friday, November 11th, 2011

I’ve got a lot of friends and co-workers who still cling loyally to Windows XP … I wonder if articles like this one will change their minds?

The Security Intelligence Report is a biannual report by Microsoft that analyzes past and present security trends. It focuses on “software vulnerabilities, software vulnerability exploits, malicious and potentially unwanted software, and security breaches”. The latest report published yesterday focuses on the first and second quarter of 2011 and compares the findings with data from previous years.


Duqu Zero-Day Exploit Discovered – Removal Tool Released

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

If you’ve been bitten by the Duqu bug, here’s a tool that might help you to get rid of it …

If you have been following security news lately you may have already heard about the Duqu rootkit that combines the technology of the Stuxnet rootkit with a backdoor trojan and keylogger. Duqu has been discovered on October 18 and infection reports have started to come in soon thereafter.


German Federal Trojan Supports 64-Bit Windows Systems, Analysis Suggests

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Yikes! And here I thought that my 64-Bit system would be safe from stuff like this …

About two weeks ago word got out that the Chaos Computer Club got their hands on what they identified as a German state-sponsored trojan. The initial analysis assumed that the trojan would only run on 32-bit Windows systems. We reviewed a software that would detect the trojan on the system.


Detect Alleged German State-Sponsored Trojan on Your PC

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Man, this story is so weird, that I really don’t know what to think of it … still kind of interesting though.

I have monitored news about the alleged German state-sponsored trojan closely ever since the German Chaos Computer Club posted information about it online. While there is not a definitive proof that it is indeed malware designed and operated by German police forces, it is definitely something that computer users need to be aware of.