Free Software Tests for Bot Infections

PineApp has released a free zombie test that can instantly discover whether an organization’s computer network might be an unwitting spamming machine — a “zombie” or “bot” — that can send thousands of infected spam messages to other networks—without its knowledge. As a global provider of appliance-based solutions for email and network security, PineApp Corporation (http://www.pineapp.com) has created the free diagnostic tool—Zombie Detection System™ (ZDS™)—to determine if a network is infected. Organizations can simply go to http://www.rbltest.com/, enter the IP address and get an instant analysis. http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=137353

2 more kitty (storm worm) gone undetected by many scanner

I received similar email last week where 15 out of 32 malware scanners will detect or trigger an alert if found or being downloaded in the system. Today, I got 2 more kitty greetings.  Result is 10 out of 32 scanners will detect or trigger an alert:   Preview of emails: Whenever I send file to VirusTotal.com I always let them distribute the sample to AV companies so they can add it to their detection.  Let’s hope those will be detected soon as it is out-there. Users need to make sure they are patched, they have the security tool configured … Continue reading 2 more kitty (storm worm) gone undetected by many scanner

Which Antivirus is right for you?

Which Antivirus is right for you? Chances are that if you have spent any time in a forum or newsgroup, you invariable saw this question posted “Which is the best Anti-Virus (AV) program?” If not, I am sure you have wondered it to yourself. The quick answer is always “the one you use”, since using an inferior one is better than not using one. In addition, simply having an antivirus program does not mean you are using it. I can’t tell you how many people say, “Yes, I have an antivirus program, it came with the computer” (and they assumed … Continue reading Which Antivirus is right for you?