In past, I’ve shared with you many free malware removal tools and today I’m going to share with you another removal tool called FreeFixer.
FreeFixer is a free removal utility which will help you delete potentially unwanted software such as viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, and rootkits.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( Comments Off on FreeFixer-Another malware Detection and Removal Tool )
Virus Writers in an effort to evade detection, they’ve begun hiding their command and control instructions in legitimate Web 2.0 sites such as Google Groups and Twitter.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( Comments Off on Trojan Hides in Google Groups )
Symantec issued an advisory that they have discovered the availability of source code for a Trojan that targets Skype users. The Trojan, once installed on a system, has the ability to record conversations in progress, and transmit the recording to a third party.
The Trojan is being called Trojan.Peskyspy, and can be delivered in any number of ways, including email links and social engineering attacks, where a user is tricked into downloading and installing an application.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
Just as we were getting ready to declare victory over Conficker (and settling in for a long battle with Gumblar), along comes Nine-Ball, another difficult-to-defeat offensive that hijacks Web sites and tries to load malware onto a user’s PC. The worm has a trick up its sleeve, repeat visitors to infected sites are dumped to Ask.com, a sneaky move that prevents security experts and investigators from being able to discover too much about the host of the malware.
What is Nine-Ball?
Nine-Ball is a multi-layered Web browser attack targeting legitimate Web sites to redirect users to malicious sites owned by the attacker. The downloaded malware attempts to infect user’s computer through a number of exploits including Adobe Reader, QuickTime, Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) and AOL SuperBuddy.
The attack name "Nine Ball" refers to the name of the final landing page which is full of malicious drive-by exploits that are automatically downloaded to computers without user’s consent or knowledge. Once infected, anything the victim types could be monitored and used to commit identity theft, such as stealing credit card numbers, passwords or other sensitive data.
How does the threat work?
1. Victim visits legitimate infected site.
2. Victim is redirected to a series of different sites owned by attacker.
3. The final redirect is to a malicious drive-by download site, which attempts to download malware to victim’s computer through a number of exploits including MDAC, AOL SuperBuddy, Adobe Reader, and QuickTime exploits.
4. The malicious programs typically attempt to steal information from the victim via a keystroke logger.
5. Once a user has already visited the malicious web page, these repeat visitors are re-directed to the search engine site Ask.com. We assume this design is a technique to evade investigation.
According to Internet security firm Websense , Nine Ball has already compromised over 40,000 Web sites.
There is currently no sure-fire way to protect yourself from or clean up an infection by Nine-Ball (except reinstalling Windows). All you can do is to make sure that all your software packages, including those targeted by the attack, are up-to-date, and to install the appropriate security software.
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The Cleaner is designed to protect, prevent and recover your system from malicious software (malware) attacks including Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Fraudware and all manner of harmful programs.The Cleaner use varied methods to protect your system from malware. The Cleaner can detect and remove malware that is often missed by anti-virus software.
The Cleaner was the first malware removal program on the market and continues to be the best choice for consumers to protect and recover from malicious software attacks.
- Support for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows7
- Lightning fast scanning engine
- Smart Scan or Scan selected drives
- Quarantine protects you while allowing you to restore files at any time
- Whitelist allows you to block the scanning of files and folders
- Cooperates with other anti-virus/anti-malware software
- Command line support
- Context menu integration
- Secure connection for news and updates
- Advanced heuristics to catch emerging and unknown threats
I installed The Cleaner 2010 on an XP sp3 machine.Smart scan is fast (it took less than 7 minutes to scan 8821 object).The Cleaner 2010 is available in a free for personal use but free version doesn’t offer a real time protection.
Most good antivirus such as Kaspersky, Avira and BitDefender is able to catch both known and unknown trojans. It is still good to use it for manual scan.
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