McAfee SiteAdvisor sued over ‘spyware’ tag

In a case that could tie the hands of companies trying to protect their customers from internet threats, a website owner with past ties to a notorious piece of spyware has filed a lawsuit claiming it is being unfairly maligned by warnings from McAfee that the site poses a risk to its customers. 7Search.com filed the complaint in US District Court in Illinois. It seeks unspecified monetary damages and an injunction ordering McAfee’s SiteAdvisor service to designate the site as safe. SiteAdvisor, which warns users when they are about to visit a site that may pose security threats, currently displays … Continue reading McAfee SiteAdvisor sued over ‘spyware’ tag

New Rogue Program: AndromedaAV

Symantec discovered a new Rogue (misleading application) software name AndromedaAV by Andromeda-AV.com http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2008-082710-2239-99&tabid=2 Posted too in CoU: http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?showtopic=16461 How to remove:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/remove-andromeda-antivirus

Update on Products with Ask Toolbar

We don’t post updates information of security programs that bundles with Ask Toolbar because of it’s questionable status.  Today, I decided to test detection by antispyware programs whether any of them will still detect anything related with Ask Toolbar.  The result with screenshots is at:  http://www.dozleng.com/updates/topic16253 VIPRE, Malwarebytes, A-squared and Outpost Antispyware/Antimalware programs will detect something. The installer of Ask Toolbar is also detected by some malware scanners.  The askPopStp.dll and askBar.dll files is also detected as risk. So our stand to not to post update information on products bundled with Ask Toolbar remains the same. If it’s clean.. they … Continue reading Update on Products with Ask Toolbar

Is your software & hardware compatible with Vista?

Wondering if your favorite stuff works with Windows Vista? Here’s where you can find out if it already does or if you just need a new driver. You’ll get the latest details on thousands of products and benefit from users’ feedback. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/Default.aspx Sample search posted at Calendar of Updates’ Windows OS forum.

More rogue domains by Antivirus 2008 XP

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Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner users can’t scan because of Adobe Reader 9

Some users reported that they could NOT run the scan using Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner after installing Adobe Reader v9.  Discussion at http://boards.live.com/safetyboards/thread.aspx?threadid=606296 Dave (aka drawAblank) help the users by investigating what’s going on by installing Adobe Reader 9 and he found out that Adobe Reader alter the security setting of Internet Explorer (without prompting the user) by selecting “Allow Active content to run in my computer” in IE>Internet Options>Advanced>Security.  When the user disabled “Allow Active content to run in my computer” (which is the default setting in IE), the user able to run a scan using OneCare Safety … Continue reading Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner users can’t scan because of Adobe Reader 9