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Adware the series, part 3

In this series of posts, we will be using the flowchart below to follow the process of determining which adware we are dealing with. Our objective is to give you an idea of how many different types of adware are around for Windows systems. Though most are classified as PUPs, you will also see the occasional Trojan or rootkit, especially for the […]

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A week in security (May 01 – May 07)

Last week, we reported about that fake Google Docs app in real time as it wrecks havoc among GMail users worldwide. We also pushed out part 2 of our series on adware. During World Password Day, we highlighted the fact that although using multiple passwords is good, this may be difficult if one cannot manage […]

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HandBrake hacked to drop new variant of Proton malware

Last year, the Transmission torrent app was hacked not just once, but twice, to install the KeRanger ransomware and, later, the Keydnap backdoor. Now, the same thing has happened to the popular DVD-ripping HandBrake app, which is installing a new variant of the Proton malware. The real HandBrake 1.0.7 app was replaced with a malicious […]