burnr's Freeware Blog & Listings
May 5, 2013
"Kaspersky Lab has developed the TDSSKiller utility for removing malicious rootkits.
A rootkit is a program or a program kit that hides the presence of malware in the system.
A rootkit for Windows systems is a program that penetrates into the system and intercepts the system functions (Windows API). It can effectively hide its presence by intercepting and modifying low-level API functions. Moreover it can hide the presence of particular processes, folders, files and registry keys. Some rootkits install its own drivers and services in the system (they also remain “invisible”).
Another free and effective tool added to my list of weapons to fight and clean infections. Dead simple to use too.
Download the TDSSKiller.exe file on the infected (or possibly infected) computer;
Run the TDSSKiller.exe file;
Wait until the scanning and disinfection completes. A reboot might require after the disinfection has been completed.
May 5, 2013
Periodically, Adobe updates Flash Player with new features or fixes to minor problems. The Automatic Notification and Update feature allows Adobe to automatically notify you when an updated version of Flash Player is available so that you can install it right away.
Updates to Flash Player help ensure that Flash Player works properly and may contain important security changes. Adobe recommends that you update to the latest version of Flash Player whenever a new version is available, especially when a security update is mentioned. Although you may choose whether to receive automatic notification of updates and how frequently to receive them, Adobe is not responsible for errors or security problems that occur because the version of Flash Player on your computer is not the most current one available. To disable notification settings, use the Global Notification Settings panel.
This is all fine and dandy, but beware of the sneaky attempt that Adobe makes to install McAfee Security Scan Plus when all you actually want is an update of Flash.
Be sure to uncheck the box before clicking the Update Now button.
Oracle also attempts to install Ask.com toolbar when updating Java. We/you can defeat these underhanded shams by being aware of them and unchecking the tick mark box.