Monday, February 8, 2010

Careful searching for valentine cards online

Another tactic by cyber criminals to infect your computer.

Clicking on the above link sends you to the following Fake Anti-virus scanner. Warning you that your pc is infected.

Currently, Anti-Virus companies aren't doing very well against the install file. See below. Link here

Thanks to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware protection the threat is blocked. Having the paid subscription the threat is blocked from even giving you access to the scanner page.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Haiti Donation scammers

Everyone!!!!!! Please be careful searching for donation sites on all search engines. Here is an example how malware writes are exploiting this tragedy.

Do not go to this site or you will risk being infected........

Click on the above search leads you to the following site.

Thanks to firefox extension No Script. The malicious script is blocked from running. Here is the actual fake rogue security site. As if i didn't have it blocked.

As you can it tries to trick you into thinking your computer is infected. My current Anti-Virus program didn't detect the file, so i recommend running a Anti-Malware program for added protection. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (subscription version with protection module enabled) blocks everything, just another reason to have more than just Anti-Virus protection.

Hope this post has helped. Safe surfing.....

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Great Tuturial on Rogue Security Products

Its a must read because these criminals make millions every year. Don't become a victim.

Metallica's Malware Removal Guide at Malwarebytes Forum

Create a New Restore Point in Windows 7

Go to Start ---> Control Panel

Click on System Security

Click on System

Click on System Protection

Under System Protection Tab, click on your system drive (usually Local Disk C: and click on Create

Type a description of the restore point and press Create

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Windows 7 desktop enhancements.

A little demo i created on how easy Windows 7 desktop is.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Why Windows 7 is more secure than Vista an XP

Why is Windows 7 more secure than Vista and XP?

Standard Mode is a new User Profile in Windows 7. Standard mode allows users to still customize there own profile, but will protect against any security modifications. Any changes to system security (UAC settings), Protection programs modification (anti-virus/security programs) the user will prompted for administrator approval.

The only problem with standard mode will be convincing users to actually implement it. Here is an article in Technet magazine by Mark Russinovich that explains it further.

July 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Updating Java SE Runtime

Java exploits are widespread and spread a lot of malware.

Its very important that Java is checked weekly for any updates.

To update Java:
Open Control Panel
Double-Click on Java Icon

Here is a demo