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Example of How Outdated Java Allows Malware to be Installed.

So, I get a few of these a day at work from our Vipre Enterprise agents.  In the example below a user on our LAN was trying to get VipreAntiVirus[1]some info on a product number (industrial equipment stuff).  He loaded a website, clicked on the catalog, malware scanned his PC, saw that his Java was outdated and then proceeded to try to load Trojan.Win32.Reveton.a (v) (probably FBI ransomware).  In this case Vipre Antivirus stopped the threat.

Machine: PC (
User: domain\user
Scan Date: 1/16/2013 10:10 AM
Software Version: 6.0.5481
ThreatDB Version: 15050
Policy: Default


Threat: Trojan.Win32.Reveton.a (v)
Category: Trojan
Severity: High Risk
Action: Quarantined

Traces Found:

File: C:\Users\user\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\14\b16c94e-5aaef3be


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Remove Fake Antivirus with Malwarebytes Chameleon

If your PC has been infected with fake antivirus and you can’t seem to get any removal tools to run then you need Malwarebytes Chameleon.  Malwarebytes Chameleon can bypass the fake antivirus, install malwarebytes, update it and run then run a quick scan.  It’s another free and awesome tool from Malwarebytes.

I made a review of Chameleon last night, check it out.

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Last Few Days of Pictures – featuring – Fake Antivirus and Hitman Pro

The last few weeks have been very busy for me…business is good.   😀  Fake antivirus and ransomware are back and more prevalent than ever (somebody secured their credit card processing systems 😛 ).  

I’ve been using Hitman Pro with it’s barely publicized  “forced breach mode” to kill the running fake av .  Hitman Pro has been pretty damn effective (yes, I owe them an apology), however I always need to follow up with a few cleanup utilities (which is normal).

Here are a few pictures from this week.




Windows-Security-Renewal Antivirus


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