Google Images redirects to a new virus

I wrote in the past an article about how a simple Google Image search is hijacked and lead to a fake antivirus. That fake antivirus, Windows Security was an obfuscated Java Script running in the browser and imitating the Windows Explorer but it was not able to do any harms other than irritating the users with repeated fake alerts pop-ups. Of course the solution to solve these false computer infections is offered and this is to download and install another rogue program AntiSpyWareSetup.exe. You don’t need a lot of online experience to realize that by installing the rogue software  your system will be infected for real and maybe compromised because once …

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ZenOK Free Antivirus Professional 2012 review

Only 3 months have passed from this year– 2011 and 2012 versions of some software starts to appear.  ZenOK Antivirus Protection Professional 2012, is intended to be a complete and professional protection for your computer and data(very important !). If we consider the existing two different approaches of the defense, the active defense consisting of installing a good antivirus with antispyware and firewall module and the passive defense consisting of  a secured backup of your most important files or data, then ZenOK Antivirus covers both.     However, if the antivirus is free, the backup feature(storage and service) of ZenOK antivirus  has a price: – 5GB + Increased Security is …

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The ultimate solution to computer viruses: system backup !

How many times you faced the next scenario ? Your installed antivirus find a virus in your system, ask for your options, you choose to delete it, the antivirus tries to do so, it reboot the computer to complete the deletion procedure but the virus is reported again ?  No matter how many times the deletion procedure is repeated, the virus is still there ? There are cases when only disinfection is available as an option, when an important file part of  the operating system is infected as: explorer.exe, svchost.exe, services.exe, winlogon.exe, lsass.exe or smss.exe. In these cases, to delete or quarantine such a vital file will render the operating …

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How to get rid of a trojan virus

Sometimes the things can go wrong even for the best of us. Let’s suppose we have a  reputed antivirus, an antispyware as a complementary security tool and a firewall installed in the PC, we keep the system and these programs always up-to date. Despite all of our efforts to stay away from troubles, we just get infected with a trojan virus. The golden rule is to periodically scan your computer with an up to date antivirus which theoretically will get rid of any trojan virus but always will work this method ? An antivirus can not alert us in the case of an infection with an unknown or very new …

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Mac OS X, the new battlefield for trojans creators

Apple fans claim in a voice as a cry of triumph that their machines are more secure than Microsoft Windows machines until to the point they does not need to run an antivirus software for their protection and even they push the things dangerously far saying an antivirus for Mac will provoke more troubles than it helps. On the other side, the staff at Apple affirms the Mac OS X security high level is inherited from Unix and as a consequence it’s open source, the most important Mac OS X components are reviewed and improved by security experts worldwide. I can not stop to ask myself, how it is Mozilla …

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Tatanga, a new banking trojan in action

Tatanga is a new discovered banking trojan affecting almost all Windows browsers : Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari for Windows, Opera, Maxthon, Netscape and Konqueror. The trojan is written in C++ programming language and uses rootkit technologies in order to hide its files. The targeted banks are located for now in: Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and Portugal but it is expected to be seen an extended range of action in the near future as the trojan has a very poor antivirus detection rate. It can perform automatic transactions with the stolen banking credentials spoofing the real balance and banking operations of the users and try to avoid antivirus …

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Relevant Knowledge: what is it, how it get installed and how to remove it

Already few days have passed since the Relevant Knowledge globe sits there in the taskbar in Notification area.  I was very busy the last few days and I don’t give too much attention to it but today looking at it, I start to ask myself how this globe got there? I don’t remember to got  installed anything with that name, Relevant Knowledge for sure a parasitic program and I decided to track back, what program carried it on? Because in my opinion, to install something in a computer without its owner knowledge or agreement is  highly immoral and unethical, even more is very dangerous. It’s a logical flow of thoughts, …

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