Latest Rootkit Stories

2011-08-24 10:27:02

  Computer security software maker McAfee said Tuesday that the amount of malicious software targeted at Android devices rose 76 percent during the second quarter, making Android the most heavily attacked mobile operating system. Additionally, McAfee has identified 12 million unique types of malware during the first half of the year -- a 22 percent increase from a year ago.   “This has been the busiest first half-year in malware history,” said McAfee, a...

2011-06-30 10:00:00

Security experts said one of the world's stealthiest botnets has infected more than 4.5 million PCs and allows its authors to force keyloggers, adware, and other malicious programs on the compromised systems at any given time. The botnet, known as TDL, was first noticed in 2008 and quickly got the attention of top security experts because of its long list of highly advanced features. The TDL-4 rootkit is virtually undetectable by antivirus programs, and its use of low-level instructions...

2011-06-07 05:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Norman, a leading security company that offers products protecting consumers, enterprises and government, today announced the availability of Norman Malware Cleaner 2.1 for the detection and removal of malicious software affecting personal computers and network devices. Users may download this next generation, free security utility at http://www.norman.com/downloads/support_tools/en-us, or at the specifically identified Norman link available for...

2011-03-07 07:35:00

BEIJING, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Globalshareware.com announced that Avast Pro Antivirus 6.0 is here again with a much improved Antivirus and anti-spyware engine. Gone are the days when people used to look for free antivirus software for web surfing. The new improved Avast antivirus is loaded with many features and enhanced technologies and is available at minimal prices on globalshareware.com. With the new heuristic engine it will become quite easy to detect undetectable...

2010-11-08 10:34:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, November 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BullGuard (http://www.bullguard.com/), specialists in user-friendly PC & Mobile security solutions, submitted its BullGuard Internet Security 10 to AV-Test lab. The results are in, and BullGuard passed with flying colours, leaving no doubt that BullGuard version 10 provides unrivalled protection against viruses and all other kinds of malware. The test proves that BullGuard's protection is superior in virus detection,...

2010-09-22 06:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Norman ASA, a leading global network security company, announced today that Norman Network Protection (NNP), an antimalware network appliance used as a gateway or inside a LAN, is an effective first line of defense against the spreading Stuxnet worm variants of malicious software. Norman's NNP has been verified by independent labs to improve network security up to 38% when used in conjunction with a range of endpoint protection products. Stuxnet...

2010-08-31 12:30:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn...the list of social media sites people use almost daily seems to grow exponentially. And although these places may be bastions of free speech, collaborative thought and great destinations to mix and mingle with friends and family, they're also hotspots where malware threats distributed via social media spread like wildfire - and viruses and spyware lurk in places you'd least suspect them. Many of these social...

2010-08-17 12:38:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced that its flagship Panda Internet Security 2010 solution has been awarded the top spot by prestigious German testing laboratory AV-Test.org in its Q2 Product Review and Certification Report (http://av-test.org/). Panda's award-winning anti-virus solution also received AV-Test certification after surpassing all protection, cleaning and usability tests, as well as those designed to test the...

2010-07-07 05:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Norman, a leading global security innovator serving single consumer desktops to complex corporate and government networks, today issued a report detailing top security Internet threat trends for 2010. "Cyber criminals are putting increasing emphasis on using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter as effective 'spread mechanisms' for malicious software," said Arvid Gomez, Norman vice president, OEM and Technology. "In the past, they put nearly...

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