So, you’ve just bought a new PC or installed a fresh version of Windows. The simple fact is it's not as secure as it could be.


It doesn’t take much to tighten up your PC’s defenses - even if your computer has been up and running for a while, it’s not too late to carry out a security audit on your machine.


You probably wouldn’t leave your house without checking the windows are closed and the doors are locked. Why would you do that? Well, to stop someone breaking in and stealing your stuff or to prevent people just walking in and spray painting the walls.


Read a rogue?

by LS Anders on October 14th, 2010 in Rogues, Security Alert.

Today’s rogues have many ways of trying to trick user to install them.  Recently we discovered a page that was offering free books for download.




































149.439 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.2.

150.124 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.3.

New definitions:
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Updated definitions:
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ASP.Backdoor.Ace
ASP.Backdoor.Evspy
ASP.Backdoor.Titshell
FunWeb
JS.TrojanDownloader.Gumblar
JS.TrojanDownloader.Iframe
MSIL.Adware.Surfer
MSIL.Backdoor.Agent
MSIL.TrojanDropper.StubRC
Win32.Adware.Adnur
Win32.Adware.Agent
Win32.Adware.BHO



149.438 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.2.

150.123 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.3.

New definitions:
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Updated definitions:
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ASP.Backdoor.Grasp
FunWeb
JS.Exploit.Pdfka
MSIL.Adware.Surfer
MSIL.Backdoor.Agent
MSIL.TrojanDownloader.Tiny
MyWebSearch
Win32.Adware.AdMedia
Win32.Adware.Adnur
Win32.Adware.Agent
Win32.Adware.Aurora
Win32.Adware.Lop
Win32.Adware.Rabio



149.437 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.2.

150.122 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.3.

New definitions:
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MSIL.Adware.Surfer
Win32.FraudTool.SmartEngine


Updated definitions:
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ASP.Backdoor.Ace
BAT.Trojandownloader.Small
FunWeb
MSIL.Backdoor.Agent
MSIL.Trojan.Agent
MSIL.Trojan.VkHost
MSIL.TrojanDownloader.Crypted
MSIL.TrojanDropper.Agent
MSIL.TrojanPWS.Agent
NSIS.Trojan.StartPage


Microsoft Updates available

by Andy on October 13th, 2010 in Security Tips.

Microsoft have released a number of patches to fix recently reported vulnerabilities within Windows, Office and Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to gain control of your computer or cause it to crash.

More information about what has been patched is available from Microsoft's 10th October Security Bulletin here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-oct.mspx

If you don't have automatic updates enabled, install the updates by visiting https://www.update.microsoft.com


New Rogue Sighted: Smart Engine

by Andy on October 12th, 2010 in Security Alert.

Check out the details on the Rogue's Gallery at http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/rogues/latest




149.436 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.2.

150.121 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.3.

New definitions:
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ASP.Backdoor.Cmdkill
ASP.Backdoor.Evspy
ASP.Backdoor.Kodlama
ASP.Backdoor.Rootkit
ASP.Backdoor.Small
ASP.Backdoor.Titshell
ASP.Backdoor.Webadmin
ASP.Backdoor.Webshell
ASP.Trojan.Agent
JS.EmailWorm.Gigger
JS.Exploit.Ffhang
JS.Exploit.FileProxy
JS.Trojan.Cardst
JS.Trojan.Popupper
JS.Trojan.Redirector


October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month so we thought we'd contribute by providing some practical, easy to digest and useful information on how to strengthen your PC's defences against attacks.

I'll be discussing what to secure and exactly how to do it, focusing on the ‘how’ more than the ‘why’. Just follow along - it’s easy. Here's what will be covered in some upcoming blogs:



149.435 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.2.

150.120 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.3.

New definitions:
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Updated definitions:
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ASP.Backdoor.Ace
BAT.Hoax.Small
BAT.Trojan.KilLAV
BAT.Trojan.Starter
BAT.Trojan.VKHost
BAT.Trojandownloader.Small
FunWeb
JS.Trojan.Agent
JS.Trojan.IFrame
JS.TrojanClicker.Agent
JS.TrojanClicker.IFrame
JS.TrojanDownloader.Agent
JS.TrojanDownloader.Iframe



149.434 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.2.

150.119 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.3.

New definitions:
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Win32.Backdoor.MimimiBot
Win32.Monitor.ShadowKeylogger
Win32.TrojanDownloader.Fosniw
Win32.TrojanDropper.Cadro
Win32.TrojanDropper.Pasdon
Win32.TrojanRansom.Vkonte


Updated definitions:
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FunWeb
JS.Exploit.Pdfka
MSIL.TrojanSpy.Zbot
SWF.Exploit.Agent
VBS.EmailWorm.WCGen



149.433 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.2.

150.118 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware 8.3.

New definitions:
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Updated definitions:
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BAT.Trojan.Flood
BAT.Trojan.KilLAV
BAT.Trojan.KillWin
BAT.TrojanSpy.Banker
FunWeb
JS.Exploit.Pdfka
JS.Trojan.Agent
JS.Trojan.IFrame
MSIL.Backdoor.Agent
MSIL.Trojan.Agent
MSIL.Trojan.Inject
MSIL.TrojanDownloader.Small
MSIL.TrojanDownloader.Tiny