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Rootkits to Mask Most Malware by 2008

Rootkits that hide malicious software from anti-virus and anti-spyware tools are growing in number and sophistication, and will pose an unprecedented risk to users by 2008, security company McAfee said this week. In the opening quarter of 2006, said McAfee in the first of a trilogy of reports on rootkits, its Avert Labs spotted more [...]

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GRISOFT Bolsters AVG With Anti-Malware Purchase

GRISOFT, the firm behind AVG anti-virus, has acquired anti-malware firm Ewido Networks for an unspecified amount. The deal allows GRISOFT to add protection against spyware and adware to its existing line of antivirus and firewall products. Read more: GRISOFT bolsters AVG with anti-malware purchase

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Microsoft Updates Anti-Spyware Defender

Microsoft on Thursday unveiled a minor refresh of its anti-spyware Microsoft Defender software with improvements to the user interface and signature updating. Other changes include a tweak that modifies alerts according to the severity of a threat to make them less, improvements in the real-time protection to better watch key parts of the OS for [...]

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Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products

InternetShield is the recent addition in Eric L. Howes, Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites InternetShield – internetshield.com / softwareonline.com / certified-safe-downloads.com – aggressive, deceptive advertising (1); vendor prosecuted by Washington AG (1) [A: 4-12-06 / U: 4-12-06] Further info on rouge/suspect anti-spyware products.

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Warning Over Rogue Anti-Spyware App

A rogue anti-spyware application is falsely identifying popular security products and file system tools as spyware. Security firm SurfControl advises users not to touch the application, UnSpyPC, with a barge pole. Read full story

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Compliance, Not Spyware, Drives IT Budgets, Security Execs Say

Regulatory compliance and protecting intellectual property (IP) are among the top reasons driving demand for security products – not phishing, worms, spyware and hack attacks, according to a recent report. Some 50 North American chief information security officers (CISOs) participated in the Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. survey. Put simply, they said regulatory compliance ranks [...]

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McAfee Acquires Web Safety Pioneer SiteAdvisor

SANTA CLARA, CALIF., – April 5, 2006 – McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), the global leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, today announced that it has acquired web safety innovator SiteAdvisor Inc. The addition of SiteAdvisor’s vast and growing database of tested and rated web sites to McAfee’s comprehensive range of solutions and services [...]

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Bug Spoofs Internet Explorer Addresses

From the article: Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, already stunned with a bug currently being used by hackers to infect PCs with spyware, suffers from yet another vulnerability, a researcher said Tuesday. Read full story here

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Report Claims Yahoo May Gain From Adware Click Fraud

Harvard researcher Ben Edelman on Tuesday released a report tying Yahoo Inc. to adware vendors that he claimed were displaying pop-up advertising that appeared to commit click fraud. The online report, “The Spyware — Click-Fraud Connection — and Yahoo’s Role Revisited,” traces what appears to be click fraud that starts with the adware vendor and [...]

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SpywareBlaster Database Update

24 ActiveX items added. Though updating SpywareBlaster does not always interfere with other security softwares such as SpyBot SD or others that implement Killbits, there’s no harm checking to ensure all protections are not disabled. Visit SpyBlaster

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