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DNSChanger: Temporary servers to shut down on July 9th, infected machines to lose Internet access

 June 6, 2012

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According to recent reports, 330,000 machines all over the world are still infected with the DNSChanger malware. Machines infected with this malware beyond July 9th will be unable to access the Internet. Quick Heal users need not worry though, as they are protected against this threat. The malware signature is...

‘Flamer’ Lights Fire In Cyber Space

 May 31, 2012

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We would like to update our readers about the findings of Flamer, the recent information stealing malware which is making news in Cyber Space. Investigation shows that a few of the malicious Flamer components were reported in the Online Scanner portal around 2 years and 10 months ago (in August...

New cyber espionage malware ‘Flamer’ is the most complex ever seen

 May 29, 2012

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Our Malware Analysis team has discovered a highly complex malware (Trojan.Flamer.A) that is written using the ‘Lua’ programming language. This malware is on par, if not stronger, than previously seen similar threats, Stuxnet and Duqu. The Iranian CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) has many names for this worm – ‘Flame’,...

Infographic: Quick Heal’s DNAScan Technology

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As the proliferation of the Internet and the use and abuse of Web 2.0 increases, computer users are exposed to zero-day threats and risks that propagate in real-time. Any access to the Internet without protection is no doubt clogged with spyware, adware and dangerous bots. It doesn’t stop at this,...

Beware: Hacked websites can now infect your Android smartphone

 May 9, 2012

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Our malware analysis team has discovered a malicious software that targets Android smartphones through hacked websites. This adds further credibility to our predictions about the growing threat of mobile malware. This new malware, known as NotCompatible, gets downloaded automatically when an Android user visits a hacked website. A hidden iframe...

Outbreak of fake USPS emails

 April 19, 2012

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Attackers are extensively targeting Internet users by spreading fake USPS (United States Postal Service) emails. This time there are some slight changes in the content of the email but it is nothing that we have not seen before. The subject line reads: “You need to get a parcel”. The email misguides...

Malware through online songs website

 March 12, 2012

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Music is most people’s entertainment choice across various platforms. There are many websites which provide features and facilities to listen to music online and to download some music as well. Yesterday I visited a website “http://www.hamara-sangeet.com”. It is an online radio service for Indian songs, where you can find some...

DNSChanger server shutdown date extended to 9th July

 March 7, 2012

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The possible Internet outage on 8th March is avoided as the federal judge has agreed to allow 120 days of extension for organisations and individuals to clean systems of the DNSChanger Trojan. This decision was taken late yesterday. As the earlier 4 month deadline of 8th March arrived, it was...

No Internet starting March 8? Not really!

 February 22, 2012

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There are news stories going around that there will be a complete blockage of the Internet from 8th march. Well this is not the complete and true story. Only the users who are affected with the ‘DNS Changer’ trojan will be facing the Internet blockage and not all the users....

NPAV – Net Protector AntiVirus truth exposed

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 January 30, 2012

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Since the last 3-4 days we have come across a lot of cases of reported infection of W32.Xpaj virus and surprisingly, found Net Protector Antivrus (NPAV) installed on the computers of all those cases. We were surprised to find the connection and were attempting to find the connection between this...