WHAT IS MALWARE ?
Malware, short for malicious software, is programming (code, scripts, active content, and other software) designed to disrupt or deny operation, gather information that leads to loss of privacy or exploitation, gain unauthorized access to system resources, and other abusive behavior.The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code.
Having Safe Digital Life :
[First Step] always update your Os & use Latest Release
For latest Os Releas From microsoft : www.microsoft.com/Windows
You can Use this to Update your Windows : windowsupdate.microsoft.com
Windows Update is a service provided by Microsoft that provides updates for the Microsoft Windows operating system and its installed components, including Internet Explorer. An optional feature disables access to Windows Update, enabling instead access to Microsoft Update, an expanded version of the service which provides updates not just for the operating system and Internet Explorer, but also for other Microsoft software running under Windows, such as Microsoft Office, Windows Live applications, and Microsoft Expression Studio. Updates are normally provided over an Internet connection, although there is provision for updates to be installed on computers without an Internet connection.
Security updates or critical updates eliminate vulnerability to known malware and security exploits. Other updates correct errors and enhance functionality.
Security updates are routinely provided on the second Tuesday of each month, Patch Tuesday, but can be provided whenever a new update is urgently required to prevent a newly discovered or prevalent exploit targeting Windows users. Windows Update can be configured to install critical updates automatically so long as the computer is connected to the Internet, without the user needing to install them manually, or even be aware that an update is required
[Second Step] Use Trusted Firewall - Antivirus
Always use Alternate Firewall/Antivirus instead of windows Firewall or Defender ( Disable Both of them – Windows Firewall & Defender )
Here Is a Small list Antivirus/Firewall that u can use :
avast! Free Antivirus
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
Avira AntiVir Personal
BitDefender Antivirus Pro
BullGuard Internet Security
CA Anti-Virus Plus Anti-Spyware
Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows
ESET NOD32 Antivirus
G Data AntiVirus
Immunet Protect Plus
Kaspersky Internet Security
McAfee AntiVirus Plus
McAfee Internet Security
Microsoft Security Essentials
Norman Antivirus & Antispyware
Outpost Antivirus Pro
Panda Antivirus Pro
Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro
Preventon Antivirus Free
Quick Heal AntiVirus
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control (Anti-Virus)
Trend Micro Internet Security
Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus+
Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper
-Always Use Latest Version of Security Apps
-Update your virus definitions regularly
-Don’t run more than one real time Antivirus together.
-Don’t use illegal keys/cracks/serials for antivirus , try to purchase legal version from manufactured sites
-Get immediate protection. Configure your antivirus software to boot automatically on start-up and run at all times. This will provide you back-up protection in case you forget to scan an attachment, or decide not to. And in case you forget to boot up your antivirus software, configuring it to start by itself will ensure you get immediate protection anyway.
-Run a Virus Scan ( quick scan ) once in a week & Run FULL Scan once in a month
[third Step] Use Secure Browser
Mozilla Firefox : http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Chrome : www.google.com/chrome
Safari : www.apple.com/safari/
IE9-Internet Explorer 9 ( Not Old Versions ! Only Latest ) : www.microsoft.com/IE9
Have One of Anti-viruses Rescue Disk , it’s a live cd which help you when u need them !
Here is a small list of Rescue Disks , I will complete this list later :
Kaspersky Rescue Disk
Avira AntiVir Rescue System
AVG Rescue CD
F-Secure Rescue CD
BitDefender Rescue CD
norton rescue disk
avast rescue disk
-Start running under a limited user account (XP) or keep UAC enabled (Vista/Win 7)
-Use Your windows in virtual environment to avoid writing data to the hard drive so it prevents malwares from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer. You can use Sandbox security software
- Some Antivirus/firewalls have this option like “Safe Run” in Kaspersky
HOW TO REMOVE Malwares When Infected
What if my computer is infected?
Unfortunately, it may happen occasionally that the antivirus installed in your computer with its latest updates is incapable of detecting a new virus, worm or a Trojan. Sadly but true: no antivirus protection software gives you a 100% guarantee of complete security. If your computer does get infected, you need to determine the fact of infection, identify the infected file and send it to the vendor whose product missed the malicious program and failed to protect your computer.
However, users on their own are typically unable to detect that their computer got infected unless aided by antivirus solutions. Many worms and Trojans typically do not reveal their presence in any way. By way of exception, some Trojans do inform the user directly that their computer has been infected – they may encrypt the user’s personal files so as to demand a ransom for the decryption utility. However, a Trojan typically installs itself secretly in the system, often employs special disguising methods and also covertly does its activity. So, the fact of infection can be detected by indirect evidence only.
Symptoms of infection
An increase in the outgoing web traffic is the general indication of an infection; this applies to both individual computers and corporate networks. If no users are working in the Internet in a specific time period (e.g. at night), but the web traffic continues, this could mean that somebody or someone else is active on the system, and most probably that is a malicious activity. In a firewall is configured in the system, attempts by unknown applications to establish Internet connections may be indicative of an infection. Numerous advertisement windows popping up while visiting web-sites may signal that an adware in present in the system. If a computer freezes or crashes frequently, this may be also related to a malware activity. Such malfunctions are more often accounted for by hardware or software malfunctions rather than a virus activity. However, if similar symptoms simultaneously occur on multiple or numerous computers on the network, accompanied by a dramatic increase in the internal traffic, this is very likely caused by a network worm or a backdoor Trojan spreading across the network.
An infection may be also indirectly evidenced by non-computer related symptoms, such as bills for telephone calls that nobody made or SMS messages that nobody sent. Such facts may indicate that a phone Trojan is active in the computer or the cell phone. If unauthorized access has been gained to your personal bank account or your credit card has bee used without your authorization, this may signal that a spyware has intruded into your system.
Update your computer’s operating system. For Windows operating systems, click the Start Menu button. Select "All programs," and then select "Windows updates." Your computer will automatically detect any important updates you may need to install. Visit microsoft.com to install the latest updates for your computer.
[Tip-First Step] Use an available online scanner. Many of the major AV vendors provide this facility including: BitDefender, Kaspersky Lab, Eset, F-Secure, McAfee, Trend Micro, Avast! and so on. For the evaluation of single files, the online multiscanners VirusTotal and Jotti’s malware scan are available.
[Tip-Second Step] Use of a portable software application which runs as a standalone executable. Check for availability among your preferred tools.
Update your antivirus software and computer firewall. Visit the manufacturer’s website for the latest updates. If you do not currently have antivirus/Firewall software, download or purchase some. You can download both free and paid copies online or purchase it from a retailer.
Open the antivirus software and click "Scan." Choose a full computer scan rather than a quick scan. Allow the software to repair or isolate any viruses it discovers. Some files may need to be completely deleted.
In case you have Infected with a FUD malwares ( full undetected ) :
-Find malware file & compress it ( .zip )
-Password the archive
-Send it to antivirus labs
Eset : http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN141
Frisk : http://www.f-prot.com/virusinfo/submission_form.html
Microsoft : https://www.microsoft.com/security/p...on/Submit.aspx
Dr. Web: http://vms.drweb-av.de/sendvirus/
RemoveIt pro: http://www.incodesolutions.com/reportvirus.php
The Hacker: http://www.hacksoft.com.pe/upload/ubr_file_upload.php
Digital Patrol: http://www.nictasoft.com/new-virus/
PC Tools: http://www.pctools.com/mrc/submit/
Nano Antivirus: http://www.nanoav.ru/index.php?optio...mid=53&lang=en
-Wait for antivirus labs to Release update for database
Friday, June 24, 2011
PC Protection Guide
WHAT IS MALWARE ?