Archive for August, 2008

Symantec LiveUpdate Security Warning revisited

I’ve blogged about this several times …[here] [here] however as I am frequently asked about this (false) prompt (mostly from new MVPS HOSTS users) I thought I would address this again … especially after seeing a response from one of their (very) uninformed commenters on their Forum … “I did not read in detail the links […]

Can Sponsored Results be trusted?

I’ve commented about this subject before … and I have still not changed my mind … NO No No … Recently the SunBelt blog touched on this, and I thought I’d provide a good example … “Tested by g0Ogle” … I think not! … if a user happens to click that “Sponsored Link” … they […]

Where have I been lately?

Due to the overwhelming amount of malware sites cropping up lately … I just haven’t had the time to document and blog … so I’ve just been concentrating on investigating and adding a huge amount of new entries to the HOSTS file … One of the biggest offenders is the group running from these servers […]

Rogue Antispyware Adware-Download

Following up on a post at Donna’s SecurityFlash regarding several new Rogue Antispyware programs …now visiting the named site (adware-download(dot)com) you are redirected via “clickbank” to … oops! My AV NOD32 intercepts the request and displays the above warning … thus killing the connection.And this occurs prior to the browser checking the HOSTS file … which […]

MVPS HOSTS File Update August-06-2008

The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [August-06-2008]http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm Download: hosts.zip (161 kb)http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS filehttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts2.htm HOSTS File – Frequently Asked Questionshttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hostsfaq.htm Note: the “text” version makes a great resource for determining possible culprits … (702 kb)http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt Sign up for HOSTS file update noticeshttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/updates.htm

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