Tag Archives: Rogue software

ZoneAlarm’s Sneaky Spyware Scare?

By | October 27, 2005

(See a more recent post on this for an update. ZoneAlarm no longer has this ‘feature’.) I’m a big fan, and user, of ZoneAlarm firewalls. Their interface is clean, clear and I like the system tray icon which doubles as a traffic monitor. But sometimes they do things that don’t, in my view, help educate and simplify things… Read More »

What The Hell Is Going On In There?

By | May 25, 2005

Despite a little too much hype for my tastes, a quite useful site for figuring out what is going on inside your PC: ProcessLibrary.com – The online resource for process information: In the recesses of your computer, 20-30 invisible processes run silently in the background. Some hog system resources, turning your PC into a sluggish computer. Worse yet,… Read More »

Is Antivirus Software Still Up To The Job?

By | May 17, 2005

How often do antivirus manufacturers admit that their products are not really up to the challenge anymore? The only folks I know who do this are those from Trend Micro. I interviewed Steve Chang, its founder, a couple of years back, and he made it clear that antivirus software can’t keep everything out. But it doesn’t always come across… Read More »

The Danger Of The Mistyped URL

By | April 27, 2005

F-Secure Computer Virus Information Pages: Googkle: F-Secure staff has found a malicious website that utilizes a spelling error when typing the name of the popular search engine – ‘Google.com’. If a user opens a malicious website, his/her computer gets hijacked – a lot of different malware gets automatically downloaded and installed: trojan droppers, trojan downloaders, backdoors, a proxy… Read More »

A New Way To Foil Keyloggers?

By | March 29, 2005

PC Tools has released a new version of Spyware Doctor, 3.2, with what it calls “groundbreaking Keylogger Guard technology that protects users from identity thieves”. A press release says: Existing solutions can allow keylogger threats to run undetected for weeks or months by which time the damage is already done. Spyware Doctor 3.2’s Keylogger Guard detects and removes keylogger… Read More »