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Decryptor for Dharma Ransomware now available

Dharma Ransomware now officially has decryptor keys. Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor v 1.17.17.0 & ESET Crysis Decryptor v 2.0.3.0 have been updated to decrypt Dharma ransomware encrypted files and remove the malware. Kaspersky has tested and legitimized the master decryptor keys that were […]

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Meet AI2 , Artificial intelligence based Security System that is 85% accurate

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the machine-learning startup PatternEx have demonstrated an artificial intelligence platform that predicts cyber-attacks with 85% accuracy. Named as AI2, this artificial intelligence platform is roughly three times better than present […]

AV TEST

AV TEST puts 8 security suites and 7 tools on an endurance test

When using any Internet Security Suite or a popular antivirus software, it is important to know if it can protect your system from malware. A user cannot always test whether a particular antivirus tool or software is suitable as well […]

EMET

New Exploit allows attackers to disable Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

A recent report suggests vulnerabilities in Microsoft EMET tool can be exploited to disable all protections it enforces for other applications in Windows. Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a free Windows-based security tool that adds an additional layer […]

Malwarebytes

Google Project Zero exposes flaws in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software

Google Project Zero has publicly exposed Malwarebytes for a security vulnerability that exposes its consumer version of Anti-Malware software to Man in the middle attacks. Incidentally, before going public, the issue was highlighted to the company 90 day ago by […]

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Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.5 is now available for download

Microsoft’s Security tool, Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.5 is now available for download. The tool until now has been running in Beta phase which Microsoft has made available since December 19th 2015. However, this 29th January, Microsoft officially unveiled […]

VirusTotal to detect & report firmware malware

Virus Total, the free Internet security service from Google has now been equipped with a feature that lets a user know whether the firmware is infected. We all know, just as any application, even firmware is prone to attacks by […]

Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta available for download

Ransomware has become a growing threat in today’s online word for small businesses. This variant of malicious software empowers cybercriminals using malware in bogus email to freeze computer files of a user until a ransom is paid. In the face […]

Open source multiple AV Scanner

PlagueScanner, an Open Source multiple AV scanner framework released

Recently, GitHub published an open source multiple AV scanner framework, called as PlagueScanner. This open source multiple AV scanner framework is created by security researcher Robert Simmons. PlagueScanner framework is quite similar to the popular AV scanner owned by Google, VirusTotal. […]

Antimalware Scan Interface

Microsoft Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) in Windows 10

Here is a reason why Windows 10 users would have added security from malware. Microsoft has announced a new tool called as Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) for Windows 10 that allows application developers to further strengthen up the security of […]

VirusTotal adds Trusted Source dialog and demotes mistaken detections

VirusTotal has introduced a new flag called Trusted Source which will show that the downloads are from a trusted source, even if some antivirus software wrongly flag it as malware (false positive). This will help software developers avoid problems being […]

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SysInternals Autoruns introduces Virustotal integration

Last year, Microsoft bought VirusTotal support for ‘Process Explorer’. Now Autoruns is the one to get the ontegration. VirusTotal is an online virus scanning service that helps to analyze suspicious files and URLs and make it easier to recognize worms, […]

Microsoft antimalware

Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines announced

Microsoft Antimalware developed for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines is available to Azure customers only. However, Microsoft has decided to make this antimalware free, as announced recently at TechEd Europe. This antimalware provides real time protection against latest threats. Besides […]

Coordinated Malware Eradication

Coordinated Malware Eradication aims to eradicate malware

Security vendors, Financial institutions, online search, and advertising businesses and Law enforcement have come together to form Coordinated Malware Eradication, with a view to eradicate malware. This one-of-its-kind initiative aims towards bringing various organizations in the field of cyber security as […]

Rogue antivirus software

Incidence and usage of rogue antivirus software dropping

Rogue antivirus software is a malware that pretends (and acts) like an antivirus software. However, in reality it simply downloads malicious software on your system and displays false detections of viruses on the computer. After displaying this, the rogue antivirus […]

Symantec

The AntiVirus is dead, says Symantec

Symantec, the company, who has been in the Antivirus business for the last quarter of the century, has said that the AntiVirus is dead and that the future prospects of Antivirus business look bleak and it does not look a money […]

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Sysinternals Process Explorer gets VirusTotal integration

Process Explorer, the popular tool from Microsoft Sysinternals, that picks up where Task Manager leaves off, now offers integration with VirusTotal malware scanning service. Process Explorer gets VirusTotal integration Process Explorer has now entered into a collaboration with VirusTotal, that […]

Avira Online Essentials

Avira Online Essentials starts shipping

Security company Avira has started shipping Avira Online Essentials, a new web-based platform for installing and managing Avira security software and services on multiple devices that a user may own. Avira Online Essentials has two main components: The Avira Windows […]

Antivirus protection

F-Secure tops AV-Tests antivirus protection list for Windows 8.1

When you have enormous choices of antivirus protection programs, it becomes difficult to choose the best and the most efficient one. The best way to choose the right program is to go with the tests and analysis done. One such […]

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Millions of computer are not running up-to-date antivirus, says Microsoft

In its latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR), Volume 14, released recently, Microsoft has found that millions of computer are not running up-to-date antivirus. In terms of percentage, Microsoft found that almost 25% of the computers did not have an […]

ComboFix, the malware removal tool, infected with Sality Virus

In a recent not-so-good development, ComboFix, the popular malware removal tool, hosted by well-known Bleeping Computers has been found to be infected with the Sality Virus and has been termed as dangerous for download. Confirming this discovery, Lawrence Abrams says:  “Unfortunately it […]

VirusTotal Adds Eset & Quttera URL Scanners

VirusTotal, best known for its free online virus detection services announced that it had added the services of ESET and Quttera to its URL and web scanning service. These two new URL scanning services are integrated in the scanning engine of Virus […]

Panda Cloud Antivirus now offers anti-exploit protection

Former version of Panda Cloud Antivirus AV 2.0 boasted many UI changes, included support for Microsoft’s latest OS – Windows 8, and had a solid disinfection engine. That’s past! The new version, Panda Cloud Antivirus AV 2.1 is out and […]

Windows 8 with Windows Defender blocked 85% of malware thrown at it

The introduction of Windows 8 marked an important milestone in more than 30 years of operating system development for US vendor Microsoft. The new operating system boasts a major overhaul in terms of visuals as well as massive changes of […]