Malware virus Trojan and spyware protection and removal

  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    Security Bytes: Symantec vows to fend off Microsoft

    Meanwhile: A virus infects Microsoft Excel files posing as a fantasy soccer spreadsheet and Sophos patches a security hole in its antivirus products.

  • May 08, 2006 08 May'06

    Security Bytes: Blog beatdown blamed on antispam vendor

    Meanwhile: Ohio University announces a data breach; an antispyware activist sues Yahoo; Linux gets buggier and Vista security comes under the microscope.

  • April 13, 2006 13 Apr'06

    Opinion: It's time to fix AV warning messages

    Warning messages from antivirus filters are becoming nearly as burdensome as unsolicited and malicious e-mails. What can be done? Ferris Research analyst Richi Jennings says the answer is to pressure vendors and apply existing standards.

  • April 10, 2006 10 Apr'06

    Security Bytes: Crossover platform virus on the loose

    Meanwhile, IBM seeks to bring mainframe-level security to devices and multiple flaws are fixed in the open source ClamAV program.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    Security Bytes: Courts get tough on digital miscreants

    This week a Wi-Fi thief and a spyware duo face the music; Web analysts distance themselves from the bad guys; and does anyone want to go on a 'phishing' trip?

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Fresh Bagels offer baked-in rootkits

    The prolific worm's latest variants now sport rootkit functionality; one AV firm says most malware may soon include rootkits because attackers won't be able to resist the ROI.

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    New Trojan, kernel-level rootkit have 'frightening capabilities'

    Thousands of users already are at risk after being infected with the Alcra worm, whose payload takes Trojans to a whole new level.

  • March 13, 2006 13 Mar'06

    New freeware takes some mystery out of rogue files

    Endpoint security provider Bit9 today unveils a free search engine that tells users a file's origin, thus helping reduce unwanted software on desktops, laptops and servers.

  • February 27, 2006 27 Feb'06

    'Crossover' malcode could jump from PC to handheld

    Researchers say they've found the first malicious code built to spread from desktop PCs to wireless handhelds, and it could signal a shift in the threat landscape.

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta incorrectly identifies AV software

    A recent signature file for the beta version of Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware incorrectly identifies a registry key of Symantec antivirus software. Removing the identified registry key disables antivirus products, and reinstallation of Symantec ...

  • February 10, 2006 10 Feb'06

    Review: Spam Firewall a 'comfortable mid-sized sedan'

    Barracuda Spam Firewall's per-appliance pricing, clustering capability and centralized administration makes for a solid value proposition.

  • February 09, 2006 09 Feb'06

    Nyxem's lessons can't be ignored

    The worm didn't create the chaos that was expected, but security pros say it would be a mistake to dismiss it as a dud and ignore the valuable lessons.

  • February 03, 2006 03 Feb'06

    So far, Nyxem damage minimal

    AV specialists say enterprises have dodged Nyxem's file-corrupting bullet thus far. But a true casualty count may not be known for a few days.

  • February 03, 2006 03 Feb'06

    Images: Nyxem infests America, Europe

    This map shows the locations of machines that have been infected with Nyxem.E as of midday Thursday. The worm appears to have spread over large portions of the U.S. and Europe.

  • February 02, 2006 02 Feb'06

    Nyxem: Why the sky may not fall Feb. 3

    IT pros say enterprises have a good chance of weathering Nyxem's wrath Friday because of the ample warning and timely action from AV firms. But don't exhale just yet.