Monday, January 26, 2009

Scammers make $ 15 million from fake Antivirus

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I was just reading a new at the Register. I found out that that people who are selling fake antivirus are making over 10 million dollars in a month. These are scarework pakages that tend to trick the buyer that it will fix the infections on the computer which is creating a problem for the Computer users.
Panda estimates that over 30 Million computers worldwide is infected by a fake antivirus and has found about 7000 variant of these types of program. And they are using a fake google toolbar to promote the product.
There are alot of tricks used by scammers to scam the people as redirecting the users to a site that is selling these fake antivirus, showing users popups that they are infected with fake malware and spyware, which keeps on interupting the users browsers continously.
And Panda has found that none if these fake antivirus is good against any of the threats that they are pretending to defend against.
You can see the screenshots of these fake Antiiviruses here.
See here

YOu can also see the infection statistics worldwide
http://pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/archive/Who-Wants-to-Be-a-Millionaire_3F00_.aspx

So Be aware when your are blocked by a site to download a antivirus and when a site tells your computer is infected by a spyware of a malware. DOn't trust them
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Open source Antivirus Softwares

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Well you might have heard about the Open source softwares like Mozilla, open office, thunderbird and many more. But this is New people are tying to create a open source Antivirus. They are calling it OpenAntivirus. And its still under work and project called the Open Antivirus project.
You can visit the Project page at http://www.openantivirus.org

And for more information you can go to this page.
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1650

It would be great if this guys would make a Antivirus that would be free and match with the paid Antiviruses and keep your computer safe from worms, trojans, virus and other spywares.
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0

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Have you guys heard about the Free AVG Anti virus Free Edition. They have offered Basic Anti virus, Anti-Spyware, safe-searching Protection for no cost.
But they offer limited service and no support. You can only get help From their Techical forum.
This version can be used for non-commercial and personal use only.
You can see the download pagehere

Or you can download it from Avg server here
http://www.avg.com/filedir/inst/avg_free_stf_en_8_233a1415.exe
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SIMPLE STEPS TO DOWNLOADING VIRUS & SPYWARE PROTECTION

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NEWEST AVG 8.0 BOTH ANTI-VIRUS & ANTI-SPYWARE
(for those running Vista you must have all updates done plus SP1 to use)
http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download
AVG FOR VIRUS PROTECTION
AVG anti FOR SPYWARE, MALWARE, ROOTKITS
AVG Vcleaner-cleans 704 viruses and variants
ALL FOUND AT http://www.grifsoft.com/ or go to yahoo and enter in search box -
AVG
VIRUS PROGRAM

1. FIRST STEP GO TO YAHOO AND TYPE IN: AVG FREE DOWNLOAD

2. CHOOSE THE ONE THAT SAYS :AVG FREE ADVISOR - FREE ANTIVIRUS AND ANTI-SPYWARE DOWNLOADS (should be about the 3rd one down) CLICK IT
(avg-anti spyware is also for mal-ware and root kits- this one also works in safe mode F8)

3. ONCE THAT PAGE OPENS YOU WILL SEE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF PAGE FREE BASIC PROTECTION AND A ORANGE BOX THAT SAYS DOWNLOAD, CLICK IT

4.NEXT PAGE OPENS YOU WILL SEE PRODUCT COMPARISON, GO TO THE ONE ON THE FAR RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM, SEE WHERE IT SAYS FREE AND ANOTHER ORANGE BOX, CLICK IT

5. CLICK CONTINUE TO DOWNLOAD ANTI-VIRUS DOWNLOAD ONLY, CLICK THOSE WORDS

6. NEW PAGE OPENS WITH DOWNLOADS ON IT, SEE THE ORANGE BOX AGAIN SAYS DOWNLOAD NOW AT DOWNLOAD.COM AND YOU ALSO SEE 5 RED STARS, CLICK THE BOX

7. LAST STEP, NEW PAGE OPENS, CLICK THE DOWNLOAD NOW BOX AND WHEN THE NEXT BOX OPENS CHOOSE SAVE TO DESKTOP AND LET THE DOWNLOAD BEGIN, SIZE IS 31.45MB

ONCE YOU DONE WITH THIS FILE MOVE IT TO A FOLDER IN MY DOCUMENTS IN CASE YOU NEED IT AGAIN

Now for your next layer of protection download the following also but remember you can only run one program at a time, but each of these will fine things the other didn’t.

Spybot search & destroy found at www.safer-networking.org
DOWNLOAD
SPYBOT
SEARCH & DESTROY

ONCE YOU HAVE TYPED www.safer-networking.org THE YOUR SEARCH BAR IN YAHOO

1. IT WILL LOOK LIKE:
SpyBot Search and Destroy (S &D) CLICK

2. CHOOSE YOUR LANGUAGE - EXAMPLE ENGLISH

3. AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE WHERE IT SAYS DOWNLOAD - CLICK

4. LOOK DOWN THE PAGE TO WHERE DOWNLOADS START, YOU NEED THE FIRST ONE IF YOU HAVE VISTA AND WORKS FOR XP AS WELL SpyBot-Search and Destroy 1.5.2 CLICK DOWNLOAD

***NOTE
(For those who are looking for version 1.4 it’s the 5th one down, it does not work on Vista, but does on XP) click download

5. NEXT PAGE OPENS CHOOSE A MIRROR SITE I TEND TO USE SAFER-NETWORKING LTD CLICK DOWNLOAD HERE

6. BOX OPENS CHOOSE SAVE AND DO SO TO YOUR DESKTOP OR TO YOUR DOCUMENT FILE AND OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE
FILE IS 9.27MB

Superantispyware found at http://superantispyware.com/
SUPERANTISPYWARE
DOWNLOAD

ONCE YOU HAVE TYPED http://superantispyware.com/ YOUR SEARCH BAR IN YAHOO

YOU WILL SEE:
SuperAntiSpyware.com- AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware CLICK

1.LOOK FOR BIG BLUE BOX ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE SAYS DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION HOME USERS - CLICK

2. NEXT PAGE SCROLL DOWN, AGAIN LOOK FOR THE BIG BLUE BOX SAYS DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION HOME USERS - CLICK

3. NEXT PAGE DOWNLOAD SHOULD START AUTOMATICALLY
5.64MB VERSION 3.9.1008

****NOTE
(if it doesn’t start at once look at the top of the page for a light yellow bar, its basically a security bar, click and choose allow, it usually has to do with Active X)
If still does not open look on the page under the words Download progress:
If the download does not begin shortly please (click here is in blue)
Click it

4. DO SO AND A BOX OPENS, SAVE TO DESKTOP OR MY DOCUMENTS, OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE

And finally go to this web site for this program to clean up your internet history, cookies, browser history, recycle bin, IE Explorer, etc all the boxes can be preset and basically in 4 steps you can clean computer. It does so well that disc clean usually only will find 32-100MB after its done
http://www.snapfiles.com/ go to the freeware section, look for Internet Cleanup, then look for the software called IE Privacy Keeper
IE PRIVACY KEEPER
DOWNLOAD

WHEN YOU TYPE WWW.SNAPFILES.COM IN YOUR YAHOO SEARCH BOX THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL SEE WHEN IT OPENS

Snapfiles - software reviews, download freeware and trial programs - CLICK

1. WHEN THE PAGE OPENS LOOK FOR A TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE THAT SAYS FREEWARE - CLICK

2. WHEN PAGE OPENS SCROLL DOWN AND FIND INTERNET CLEANUP TOOLS - CLICK

3. WHEN PAGE OPENS SCROLL DOWN TILL YOU SEE THE PROGRAM SHOULD BE LIKE ABOUT THE 14TH ONE DOWN - CLICK THE BLUE DOWNLOAD BUTTON FILE SIZE IS 1128kb

4. NEXT PAGE OPENS IF DOWNLOAD DOESN’T START LOOK FOR A LIGHT YELLOW BAR AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, CLICK THE OPTION TO ALLOW TO OPEN, USUALLY HAS TO DO WITH ACTIVE X

***NOTE
If for some reason still doesn’t start click the blue words click here they are in the middle of the page in tan box.

5. WHEN THE BOX OPENS SAVE TO DESKTOP OR MY DOCUMENTS, OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE.

Last but not least do Defrag at least 2-4 times in a row even if program says not needed, as XP Defrag program isn’t the best and needs to be run more often.

And also go to http://www.glaryulitilies.com/ for free registry repair programs
GLARYULITILIES
DOWNLOAD

GO TO www.pcworld.com

1. WHEN PAGE OPENS TYPE IN THE SEARCH BOX - REGISTRY REPAIR PROGRAMS - CLICK GO

2. LIST WILL OPEN, SELECT THE SECOND ONE - GLARY REGISTRY REPAIR (ITS FREE) CLICK IT

3. NEXT PAGE, YOU WILL SEE A RED ARROW AND DOWNLOAD NOW IN BLUE WORDS - CLICK 1.30MB

4. NEXT PAGE BLUE BOX DOWNLOAD FREE REGISTRY REPAIR NOW- YOU CAN CLICK HERE BUT REAL SLOW
(works on 98, XP, ME, 2000, 2003, Vista) just not 64 bit supported

5. For a faster download click where it says - mirror here

6. NEXT PAGE IF IT DOES NOT START IN 5 SEC LOOK FOR A SECURITY BAR, WHICH IS LIGHT YELLOW AT TOP OF PAGE, CLICK THE OPTION TO ALLOW

IF FOR SOME REASON IT STILL DOESN’T USE THIS OPTION:
LOOK FOR THE LINE THAT READS
CLICK HERE IF IT DOES NOT

7. BOX OPENS SAVE TO DESKTOP OR TO MY DOCUMENTS AND OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE


or to http://www.snapfiles.com/ and to their freeware section to find them also.
(can only run one virus program at a time on a PC but you may have as many spyware programs as you wish as long as you run only one at a time, and only one firewall)

A GREAT FREE ONE IS ZONE ALARM FOUND AT www.snapfiles.com under the freeware section, personal firewalls.

***
Note:
It is wise to only run one virus program at a one time but run as many spyware as you like, only run them one at a time, other wise they will conflict with each other, it is good to have more than one as each will find some thing the other did not. Unistall any other program as they may conflict such as Norton,MacAfee etc.

The only one this list that runs in safemode F8 is AVG anti-spyware, which does work great in safemode.
Also wise thing to do is to run the virus & spyware program once without internet connection and then again with internet, as some times the virus will try to block program other wise when internet is running.

This list has been drawn up by me and designed by me and is not copyed from anywhere as it has been suggested, please feel free to use as much as you like, and I hope it helps in some way.
G_techNEWEST AVG 8.0 BOTH ANTI-VIRUS & ANTI-SPYWARE
(for those running Vista you must have all updates done plus SP1 to use)
http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download
AVG FOR VIRUS PROTECTION
AVG anti FOR SPYWARE, MALWARE, ROOTKITS
AVG Vcleaner-cleans 704 viruses and variants
ALL FOUND AT http://www.grifsoft.com/ or go to yahoo and enter in search box -
AVG
VIRUS PROGRAM

1. FIRST STEP GO TO YAHOO AND TYPE IN: AVG FREE DOWNLOAD

2. CHOOSE THE ONE THAT SAYS :AVG FREE ADVISOR - FREE ANTIVIRUS AND ANTI-SPYWARE DOWNLOADS (should be about the 3rd one down) CLICK IT
(avg-anti spyware is also for mal-ware and root kits- this one also works in safe mode F8)

3. ONCE THAT PAGE OPENS YOU WILL SEE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF PAGE FREE BASIC PROTECTION AND A ORANGE BOX THAT SAYS DOWNLOAD, CLICK IT

4.NEXT PAGE OPENS YOU WILL SEE PRODUCT COMPARISON, GO TO THE ONE ON THE FAR RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM, SEE WHERE IT SAYS FREE AND ANOTHER ORANGE BOX, CLICK IT

5. CLICK CONTINUE TO DOWNLOAD ANTI-VIRUS DOWNLOAD ONLY, CLICK THOSE WORDS

6. NEW PAGE OPENS WITH DOWNLOADS ON IT, SEE THE ORANGE BOX AGAIN SAYS DOWNLOAD NOW AT DOWNLOAD.COM AND YOU ALSO SEE 5 RED STARS, CLICK THE BOX

7. LAST STEP, NEW PAGE OPENS, CLICK THE DOWNLOAD NOW BOX AND WHEN THE NEXT BOX OPENS CHOOSE SAVE TO DESKTOP AND LET THE DOWNLOAD BEGIN, SIZE IS 31.45MB

ONCE YOU DONE WITH THIS FILE MOVE IT TO A FOLDER IN MY DOCUMENTS IN CASE YOU NEED IT AGAIN

Now for your next layer of protection download the following also but remember you can only run one program at a time, but each of these will fine things the other didn’t.

Spybot search & destroy found at www.safer-networking.org
DOWNLOAD
SPYBOT
SEARCH & DESTROY

ONCE YOU HAVE TYPED www.safer-networking.org THE YOUR SEARCH BAR IN YAHOO

1. IT WILL LOOK LIKE:
SpyBot Search and Destroy (S &D) CLICK

2. CHOOSE YOUR LANGUAGE - EXAMPLE ENGLISH

3. AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE WHERE IT SAYS DOWNLOAD - CLICK

4. LOOK DOWN THE PAGE TO WHERE DOWNLOADS START, YOU NEED THE FIRST ONE IF YOU HAVE VISTA AND WORKS FOR XP AS WELL SpyBot-Search and Destroy 1.5.2 CLICK DOWNLOAD

***NOTE
(For those who are looking for version 1.4 it’s the 5th one down, it does not work on Vista, but does on XP) click download

5. NEXT PAGE OPENS CHOOSE A MIRROR SITE I TEND TO USE SAFER-NETWORKING LTD CLICK DOWNLOAD HERE

6. BOX OPENS CHOOSE SAVE AND DO SO TO YOUR DESKTOP OR TO YOUR DOCUMENT FILE AND OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE
FILE IS 9.27MB

Superantispyware found at http://superantispyware.com/
SUPERANTISPYWARE
DOWNLOAD

ONCE YOU HAVE TYPED http://superantispyware.com/ YOUR SEARCH BAR IN YAHOO

YOU WILL SEE:
SuperAntiSpyware.com- AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware CLICK

1.LOOK FOR BIG BLUE BOX ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE SAYS DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION HOME USERS - CLICK

2. NEXT PAGE SCROLL DOWN, AGAIN LOOK FOR THE BIG BLUE BOX SAYS DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION HOME USERS - CLICK

3. NEXT PAGE DOWNLOAD SHOULD START AUTOMATICALLY
5.64MB VERSION 3.9.1008

****NOTE
(if it doesn’t start at once look at the top of the page for a light yellow bar, its basically a security bar, click and choose allow, it usually has to do with Active X)
If still does not open look on the page under the words Download progress:
If the download does not begin shortly please (click here is in blue)
Click it

4. DO SO AND A BOX OPENS, SAVE TO DESKTOP OR MY DOCUMENTS, OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE

And finally go to this web site for this program to clean up your internet history, cookies, browser history, recycle bin, IE Explorer, etc all the boxes can be preset and basically in 4 steps you can clean computer. It does so well that disc clean usually only will find 32-100MB after its done
http://www.snapfiles.com/ go to the freeware section, look for Internet Cleanup, then look for the software called IE Privacy Keeper
IE PRIVACY KEEPER
DOWNLOAD

WHEN YOU TYPE WWW.SNAPFILES.COM IN YOUR YAHOO SEARCH BOX THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL SEE WHEN IT OPENS

Snapfiles - software reviews, download freeware and trial programs - CLICK

1. WHEN THE PAGE OPENS LOOK FOR A TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE THAT SAYS FREEWARE - CLICK

2. WHEN PAGE OPENS SCROLL DOWN AND FIND INTERNET CLEANUP TOOLS - CLICK

3. WHEN PAGE OPENS SCROLL DOWN TILL YOU SEE THE PROGRAM SHOULD BE LIKE ABOUT THE 14TH ONE DOWN - CLICK THE BLUE DOWNLOAD BUTTON FILE SIZE IS 1128kb

4. NEXT PAGE OPENS IF DOWNLOAD DOESN’T START LOOK FOR A LIGHT YELLOW BAR AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, CLICK THE OPTION TO ALLOW TO OPEN, USUALLY HAS TO DO WITH ACTIVE X

***NOTE
If for some reason still doesn’t start click the blue words click here they are in the middle of the page in tan box.

5. WHEN THE BOX OPENS SAVE TO DESKTOP OR MY DOCUMENTS, OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE.

Last but not least do Defrag at least 2-4 times in a row even if program says not needed, as XP Defrag program isn’t the best and needs to be run more often.

And also go to http://www.glaryulitilies.com/ for free registry repair programs
GLARYULITILIES
DOWNLOAD

GO TO www.pcworld.com

1. WHEN PAGE OPENS TYPE IN THE SEARCH BOX - REGISTRY REPAIR PROGRAMS - CLICK GO

2. LIST WILL OPEN, SELECT THE SECOND ONE - GLARY REGISTRY REPAIR (ITS FREE) CLICK IT

3. NEXT PAGE, YOU WILL SEE A RED ARROW AND DOWNLOAD NOW IN BLUE WORDS - CLICK 1.30MB

4. NEXT PAGE BLUE BOX DOWNLOAD FREE REGISTRY REPAIR NOW- YOU CAN CLICK HERE BUT REAL SLOW
(works on 98, XP, ME, 2000, 2003, Vista) just not 64 bit supported

5. For a faster download click where it says - mirror here

6. NEXT PAGE IF IT DOES NOT START IN 5 SEC LOOK FOR A SECURITY BAR, WHICH IS LIGHT YELLOW AT TOP OF PAGE, CLICK THE OPTION TO ALLOW

IF FOR SOME REASON IT STILL DOESN’T USE THIS OPTION:
LOOK FOR THE LINE THAT READS
CLICK HERE IF IT DOES NOT

7. BOX OPENS SAVE TO DESKTOP OR TO MY DOCUMENTS AND OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE


or to http://www.snapfiles.com/ and to their freeware section to find them also.
(can only run one virus program at a time on a PC but you may have as many spyware programs as you wish as long as you run only one at a time, and only one firewall)

A GREAT FREE ONE IS ZONE ALARM FOUND AT www.snapfiles.com under the freeware section, personal firewalls.

***
Note:
It is wise to only run one virus program at a one time but run as many spyware as you like, only run them one at a time, other wise they will conflict with each other, it is good to have more than one as each will find some thing the other did not. Unistall any other program as they may conflict such as Norton,MacAfee etc.

The only one this list that runs in safemode F8 is AVG anti-spyware, which does work great in safemode.
Also wise thing to do is to run the virus & spyware program once without internet connection and then again with internet, as some times the virus will try to block program other wise when internet is running.

This list has been drawn up by me and designed by me and is not copyed from anywhere as it has been suggested, please feel free to use as much as you like, and I hope it helps in some way.

Source:http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/733869
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ClamWin Free Antivirus 0.94.1 Released

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About ClamWin Free Antivirus
ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Vista.
ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code. You may download and use it absolutely free of charge. It features:
High detection rates for viruses and spyware;
Scanning Scheduler;
Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database.
Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.
The latest version of Clamwin Free Antivirus is 0.94.1
Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.

Dowload Page
http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/18/46/

Source:clamwin.com
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