Monthly Archives: February 2010

Chile Earthquake and Tsunami Searches Lead to Roge AV

The bad guys wasted no time in exploiting people searching Google for news about the earthquake and tsunami. We are working diligently to protect our customers from this threat.

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Update to The Cleaner 2010

The Cleaner 2010 v6.2.2.2100 is out and includes the following changes: Improved rootkit detection and removal. Fixed command-line scanner bug where a non-existent file would return a false positive. Added path scanning to the command-line scanner. Adjusted heuristic scanning to

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State of Internet Security

Websense reports that malware is on the rise and the methods of spreading it are changing. 13.7 percent of searches for trending news/buzz words (as defined by Yahoo Buzz & Google Trends) lead to malware 95 percent of user-generated comments

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Firefox Addons Lead to Malware

From the Mozilla Add-ons blog: Two experimental add-ons, Version 4.0 of Sothink Web Video Downloader and all versions of Master Filer were found to contain Trojan code aimed at Windows users. Version 4.0 of Sothink Web Video Downloader contained Win32.LdPinch.gen,

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