Anti-Spyware Software Archive

(Video) Here’s what it looks like when a computer gets infected

McAfee SiteAdvisor takes a videotaped spin through some dark alleys of the Web. The result? A computer crash worth rubbernecking.
Note: the computer in the video is probably unpatched and otherwise unprotected. But all the same — it’s a good lesson in what NOT to do with your computer.

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Eavesdropping on Computer Bots

“I have two machines here running in an isolated network. I infect one with the malware, and I have the other machine pretending to be the entire Internet,” he explained.
The second machine, known as a sandnet, is a custom-made tool for analyzing malware in an environment that is isolated, yet provides a virtual Internet for […]

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Why popular antivirus apps “do not work”

Munir Kotadia:
Antivirus applications from Symantec, McAfee or Trend Micro — the three leading AV vendors in 2005 — are far less likely to detect new viruses and Trojans than the least popular brands.
Not because they are flawed, but because malware/spyware writers test their stuff against the market leaders.
I use Ad-Aware and Spybot. What do […]

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