Posts under Malware tag.

Analyze Suspicious Behaviour of a File With FileType ID

In the online world, sometimes you hardly have control over your actions. What do I mean by this? Consider a case where you receive an email with a file attached, complete with viruses or some other kind of malware. What do […]

How To Avoid Phishing Scams And Attacks

Phishing Scams are those which fool you into giving out personal information by using emails, etc. We have already seen what is Phishing. In this article, I will give some tips on how to avoid Phishing attacks and scams. Avoid […]

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What is Rootkit? How do Rootkits work? Rootkits explained.

While it is possible to hide malware in a way that will fool even the traditional antivirus/antispyware products, most malware programs are already using rootkits to hide deep on your Windows PC … and they are getting more dangerous! The DL3 […]

Can we really trust Norton PC Checkup Tool !?

I was pretty excited when I came across this application tool from Symantec – the Norton PC Checkup. It is a free tool that scans for computer problems and notifies you of the same, if any are found. Specifically, the […]

Microsoft releases whitepaper on Malware Research and Response

Malware (malicious software), as we all know, is software that has been designed to damage a user’s computer, a server, or a network; or to cause harm to computer users by stealing personal or otherwise sensitive information, defrauding the user […]

What is a Botnet attack and how does it work on a computer

Botnets are networks of compromised computers, controlled by remote attackers in order to perform such illicit tasks as sending spam or attacking other computers. The word Bot comes from the word Robot and is referred to any software program that […]

PC Security Threats: Virus & Spyware, know the difference!

There are many different types of malware threats on the internet, waiting and ready to get downloaded to your Windows PC,  to compromise and breach your system’s security. Spyware and Virus are most common among them. They are both forms of […]

Stay away from Fake Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

With Windows 7, the latest version of Microsoft Windows, reaching general retail availability on October 2009, it was just a matter of time before malware creators rose to the occasion, and exploited users ‘eagerness  to install it on their PCs.

What is Rogue Software & how to check for, prevent or remove it?

Rogue Security Software, also known as Scareware, is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspectivebut provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions. How did […]

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Koobface infects Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, hi5, Bebo users

A new virus Koobface, is spreading through social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, hi5, Bebo and Twitter targeting its users. Koobface malware The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), under the Department of Information Technology, said a new worm – Koobface – […]