Tag Archives | Microsoft Windows

New Video: Cleaning The Client

In this video I take you behind the scenes as I clean a real clients infested computer:

Tools used in this video:

  • UBCD4Win Bootable Windows Disc
  • Dr. Web’s CureIT (in the bootable environment)
  • Malwarebytes (free)
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When Signatures Go Bad…Ouch!

I’m really amazed that this doesn’t happen more often.  I suppose it underscores the need for moving to a HIPS based AM solution.

“Users of the BitDefender antivirus software started flooding the company’s support forums Saturday, apparently after a faulty antivirus update caused 64-bit Windows machines to stop working. The company acknowledged the issue in a note explaining the problem. ‘Due to a recent update it is possible that BitDefender detects several Windows and BitDefender files as infected with Trojan.FakeAlert.5,’ the company said. The acknowledgment came after BitDefender users had logged hundreds of posts on the topic. Some complained of being unable to reboot their systems.” src = slashdot.com

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Comodo 4 Internet Security New Features

Since I’m getting ready to review Comodo 4 Internet Security I thought I’d post what the changes/new features are:

Whats New in COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742?

NEW! Seamless livePCsupport Integration
This version has a built-in Live Support for getting instant help from the experts for any type of problems.
NEW! New User Interface Theme
A new user interface theme has been introduced with this version.
NEW! New Web Based Installer
Now, there is a single setup file which downloads and installs the required products according to operating system the computer has. The product installers are created with Microsoft Windows Installer for native installation/uninstallation support.
NEW! Integrated Sandbox
Proactive Defense i.e. Defense+ now includes a built-in sandbox which combines file system/registry virtualization and least-privileged user account principle in order to combat with unknown malware.
IMPROVED! Default Deny Protection
Defense+ now automatically sandboxes all unknown applications/executables until they are analyzed.
IMPROVED! Significantly fewer number of popup alerts
Defense+, with the help of new sandboxing technologies, has a more powerful default security policy while having significantly fewer number of alerts compared to previous versions.
Also in this version, Defense+ and Firewall, by default, do not create automatic rules for already known safe applications.
IMPROVED! Popup alerts layout
The new popup alerts now include additional options which allow the users to take COMODO Time Machine snapshots or set Windows system restore points, submit suspicious files for immediate analysis.
IMPROVED! Antivirus Engine
Antivirus engine is improved for better detection and cleaning. The new engine now has disinfection support for the infected files.
A new command line virus scanner (cavscan.exe) has been introduced in order to address the need for scanning the computers in windows safe mode or scanning files transferred from MSN etc.

My Comodo 4 Internet Security review and test structure:

  • cover some of the new features (sandbox demo)
  • pit comodo against 10 zero-day threats (non-sandboxed)
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