Thursday, March 12, 2009

Patch your Foxit Reader

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Patch your Foxit reader with fix on the security vulnerability and more stability

Update Foxit Reader

Foxit 3.0.2009.1506

Do note that while we are recommending users move away from Adobe Reader, we are not recommending any particular replacement.
Find your own replacement.

Source:-http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001623.html

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Worm that targes Myspace and Facebook users

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Kaspersky Lab, A leading Antivirus and Security manager has detected namely Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.a. and Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.b, which is supposedly targets the users of myspace and facebook users. As Kaspersky found out their malicious payload, the worms transform victim machines into zombie computers to form botnets. Kaspersky has warned the users of internet that the worm won't just target myspace and facebook users but also it is designed to upload additional malicious modules to the internet with other functionality.

Kaspersky found out "Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.a" spreads when the user of Myspace acess his/her Account and creates a range of comment to the friends accounts. "Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.b", is made for the facebook users and sends messages to the users friends and contacts for spreading. The messages and comments sent from the worm can be text as:-
"Paris Hilton Tosses Dwarf On The Street; Examiners Caught Downloading Grades From The Internet; Hello; You must see it!!! LOL. My friend catched you on hidden cam; Is it really celebrity? Funny Moments and many others"

The messages and comments on myspace and facebook might have a link to
http://youtube.[skip].pl.And if a user clicks on these links she/he is taken or redirected to http://youtube.[skip].ru, which seems to be a video site and when the user tries to view the video then the user is asked to download the latest flash player to their pc. But a file called codecsetup.exe is downloaded to the users system which is also a network worm. And the users who have gone through this process are infected by the worm and it starts to spread through you to others.

And the worm seem to spread as the messages and comments seem to come from friends and they user is highly likely to click on the links and infect themselves with the worm.

As of now
Kaspersky Internet Security detected these threats proactively and signatures were added to the database on July 31, 2008.
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Monday, March 9, 2009

Disable Autorun on all your Drives to prevent infection

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You might have use your flash drive in someone else computer and then when you brought it back home and opened the drive without knowing that it had a autorun virus on the drive. And it infects all of your drive and disables your registry editor, task manager, command(cmd.exe). And you don't know what to do. This autorun virus creates multiple files in all the rood directory of the drives and when you right click on any of your drive you get a autorun option at the top instead of the usual open option.

And Sometimes when you insert a CD or DVD on the Drive then it auto loads itself and takes alot of time to find the autorun on the CD or DVD and then shows you option to open the files, play music and others. This might be wasting a lot of time if your computer is slow onto itself.

This problem can be fixed when you disable the Windows XP option to enable autorun on all the drives. For this take the following steps.

1. Go to Run Dialog box and type in "gpedit.msc" and hit Enter.
2. You will be taken to Group Policy window.

3. Then on the left sidepanel on the Local Computer Policy.
4. Go to Administrative templates and double click to drop down menu.
5. Then Search for the "Turn Off Autoplay" And Double Click it.

6. To disable autorun on all the drives enable the function.
7. And on the "Turn off Autoplay on"drop down menu choose All Drives.
8. Click Apply and you are done

This tweak will help you not to get annoyed by autoruns on all drives and the infection from virus and malware that are supposed to run with the autorun function
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