Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ISP Upgrades For Me....

Seems my ISP has decided to perform some sort of upgrade in my area so my access is liited until 5PM MST, or so they say. Thus, not much fresh news will get posted until later in the day.

Same goes with forum access as well. I'm at mom n dads now but will need to go run some errands and get Jr at school. If, after that, I still don't have access at home I'll come back here to mom n dads.

Sorry if you're not getting your news fixes today. I'll get thiings updated ASAP once I'm home and on my machine.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

WinPatrol New Version Release-v15.9.2008

BillP has released the latest version of trustful WinPatrol, a must have on any system and something I've recommended for years. Everyone needs to have Scotty asking for approval and to contrl, things that start up with Windows.

Details in the forum link below
New Version Release: WinPatrol 15.9.2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Busy Rogue Week

This last week has been one of the busiest for new rogues and new variants of existing rogues.

The IEDefender, Files Secure, Malware Bell, IE Antivirus, Total Secure 2000 family has been updated 5 times!

New rogues or just clones of another:
  • XP Protector 2009-Antivirus XP 2008 clone
  • Antispyware PRO XP
  • MS Antivirus-new variant
  • XP Antivirus transofrms to MS Antivirus then to Micro Antivirus
  • Advanced Antivirus-related to Vista Antivirus 2008, Antispyware 2008 XP, System Antivirus 2008, Internet Antivirus, Smart Antivirus 2009
  • Power Antivirus-family from Vista Antivirus 2008, Antispyware 2008 XP, System Antivirus 2008, Internet Antivirus, Smart Antivirus 2009, MS Antivirus, Advanced Antivirus
And of course we've had a bunch of new Zlob spewing sites as well.

It's good to see the bad guys are quickly making new variants as this indicates that the good guys are tracking them just as quickly. Bit of cat and mouse I suppose but with the recent fall out from the Brian Krebs Security Fix write ups, the cat seems to have sharpened it's claws a bit.

Zlob\Rogues [IEDefender-File Secure-Total Secure 09\Sept 13]

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Rogue Slayer

As most of you already know, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is developed by a group of our own. By that, I mean a dedicated group of malware fighters who have been active in malware research on all levels for many years. From source to delivery and everything in between.

They follow any and all leads to what ever end they find and report and then include their findings into MBAM's database to better hone the killer instincts that MBAM now has.

Over the last 48 hours I've installed:

  • Internet Antivirus
  • Antivirus XP 2008
  • Total Secure 2009
  • Antivirus Pro 2008

Without exception MBAM eradicated each and every file which was installed with ease.

Only requiring a reboot to delete a couple of stubborn ones.

And this has been my experience in several other threads with victims over at cexx as well.

Relentless pursuit has to be a mainstay of any anti-spyware product and this team of researchers demonstrate that each and every day with multiple definition updates and program upgrades regularly. Without keeping on top of the latest threats, an anti-spyware app can quickly become obsolete.

I don't see that happening anytime soon with the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware group.

I recommend you
try them out. You won't be disappointed.

SpySweeper Update Breaks Profiles, Trojans Dominate Threats

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Scammers Find Way Around Detection, More PCs Infected w\Fake Apss

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TeMerc Guide To Malware Forensics

I've written up a fairly small guide to malware forensics, be it pretty basic tho.
Didn't get into any sort of file analysis or code dissection.

It's just something for those looking to get into playing with malware to better understand it. How it spreads, infects a machine, how it displays symptoms and makes changes to the system.

Be sure you've got a machine to sacrifice as things can get pretty ugly and I've crushed my test machine a couple of times and had to reformat to get things back up and running.

Hope you enjoy it and please feel free to comment good, bad or whatever.

TeMerc Malware Forensics Instructional Guide

State Of Malware, Net Growth Slowing

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