Posts Tagged ‘malicious software’

Malware RemovalThe Internet is filled with malicious software. You may think that it’s confined only to low quality websites or places where the webmasters aren’t so keen about checking user-submitted content, but it’s actually possible for malware to be hosted on any website.

That gives hackers 700 million different websites through which they could deliver malware to unsuspecting and unprotected users.

The standard malware attack occurs in five stages.

Let’s go through each of those stages from entry, when the malware is first encountered, to the actual execution stage, which is when your personal data is transmitted back to cybercriminals. (more…)

SpybotSafer Networking Company announced the release of the second technical update for Spybot 2.1 (SR2), the popular solutions to remove the malware. Spybot 2.1 SR2 – better performance, smoother installation. 

The program is presented in two versions: a free personal edition, concentrating on the protection against spyware and various commercial version offering enhanced virus protection as well as additional tools. Updating Spybot 2.1 SR2 contains no new features, but offers a number of improvements in terms of productivity.

So, Spybot 2.1 Service Release 2 includes some significant changes in response to customer feedback to adjust the default settings in the module online protection. These improvements allow enhanced performance of the component. (more…)

GoogleAccording to a recent study by Google, malicious software in most cases extends straight from legitimate sites that have been hacked. Of course, these programs are also distributed through special sites that were directly run by hackers, but they are much smaller.

These data are published in a special section of the “Report on the availability of services and data,” which Google weekly updates. Information destroys the myth that malware penetrating the computer users from dubious resources. Statistics undeniable. For example, as of June 9, 2013 only 3891 sites that are blocked in Google Chrome and Firefox, a system of “Safe Browsing”, belonged to the category of questionable resources. At the same time, the remaining 39247 sites offering legit services and facilities, but they have been infected by malware. (more…)

Trend MicroAntivirus company Trend Micro has detected a new type of malicious software that masquerades as a patch for the environment Java, allegedly eliminating vulnerabilities in this latest development.

Recall that Oracle over the past 7 days did release an update for Java 7 that addresses one of the critical dangerous vulnerabilities, but independent security experts say that the company failed to eliminate all the problems in Java and users computers are still under attack. Obviously, this decided to play by criminals.

In Trend Micro say they found the fake pseudo-patch Java 7 Update 11, is present in at least one site that has no relation to the original Oracle and Java. During the downloading and installation of this patch on the computer there is a malicious software. (more…)

Trend MicroAntivirus company Trend Micro today announced the discovery of a new class of malicious software backdoor aimed at infection HTTP-server implemented to work with Java.

Code allows attackers to execute malicious commands directed to the system in which the server is running. Threat, known as BKDR_JAVAWAR.JG, implemented as JSP (Java Server Page), that allows you to initially run malicious code on the Java-server and directly access the Java-servlet containers such as Apache Tomcat.

After the attacking code is started, a potential attacker can remotely access the server, view the files on it, edit, download or delete a common Web-based console. Something similar earlier appeared to PHP, but PHP-backdoors could not work with anything other than PHP interpreter.

“Besides the fact that the attacker can gain access to sensitive information, it can also infect the server by other malicious code and gain unauthorized access to other data,” – said in Trend Micro. (more…)