Emsisoft News, Reviews & Awards [Feb, 7, 2017]

AV-Comparatives names Emsisoft Anti-Malware top-rated product of the year!

AV-Comparatives’ annual summary names Emsisoft Top-Rated product of 2016 for file detections and low-system impact.

Security Knowledge [Dec, 26, 2016]

Hacked abandoned webservers: The invisible helpers for malware authors

Abandoned websites have become the breeding ground for malware injection and ransomware infection. Users and admins alike, here’s what you need to know.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 2, 2016]

Gooligan Android malware breaches 1 million Google Play accounts

The largest Google account breach is affecting as many as 13,000 Android users every day. The main objective of the malware is to increase ad revenue for its developers but there are greater implications such as data theft and third-party access to devices.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 28, 2015]

The strange case of malware that protects your PC

It may seem like the plot of a high-stakes thriller novel, but this is real life: Wifatch is vigilantly malware that actively protects its victims from other viruses.

Reviews & Awards [Oct, 15, 2015]

Still on Top: Emsisoft’s Advanced Performance in File Detection Test

The verdict is in: Emsisoft has proven itself once again to be more than just reliable, but outstanding. Read on to learn about our new AV-Comparatives award.

Emsisoft News, Security Knowledge [Jul, 16, 2015]

An in-depth look at the Emsisoft scanner technology

Do you ever wonder how Emsisoft scanning technology works to keep your computer safe? Let’s examine the powerful, dual engine scanner together.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jun, 6, 2015]

Ransomware “Locker” automatically decrypts all affected files, after its creator is struck by conscience

Locker, a new ransomware variant was discovered last month. In a surprising turn of events the creator of the ransomware actually posted a public apology and promised to automatically decrypt files on affected systems.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 27, 2015]

Malware masquerades as AdBlock Plus application

A new Adblock impersonating threat has been discovered. Although at first glance the program seems to be just a PUP, it has advanced capabilities like virtual machine detection and even contains rootkit elements.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 24, 2015]

NitlovePOS: New Point of Sale malware that steals payment card information

A new variant of the POS malware family has emerged that is capable of stealing track one and track two payment card data.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 20, 2015]

Malvertising makes use of the Magnitude exploit kit to deliver ransomware

Malvertising networks lead users to ransomware using the Magnitude exploit kit. CryptoWall 3.0 is the first malware dropped.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 19, 2015]

Chinese hacker group APT use Microsoft’s Technet web portal to obfuscate their CnC servers

Hackers are now using legitimate services offered by popular websites and blogs to masquerade their malicious operations.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 13, 2015]

Curiosity arousing Facebook scams lead to nothing but malware

Want to watch a “shocking video” on Facebook? Not a good idea. It is just a scam and the only end result is, the scammers making money out of your personal information.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 7, 2015]

Half a million computers infected as Macro Malware makes a comeback

Macro malware returns, infecting over 500,000 computers through malicious documents spread via spam email.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 28, 2015]

US hospitals to use AC power probes to treat malware on medical devices

A new platform dubbed WattsUpDoc developed by Phd’s Benjamin Ransford and Dennis Foo Kune can be used to detect and treat malware on medical devices using AC power.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 28, 2015]

IRC botnets have evolved to steal passwords and avoid detection

A recent study unveils various types of IRC Botnets and their different infection and propagation methods.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 18, 2015]

Arkansas Police send malware-laden hard drive to lawyer representing whistleblowers

An Arkansas lawyer found out that the cops had sent him a hard drive filled with malware that could be used for spying purposes.

Security Knowledge [Apr, 16, 2015]

Avoid scams: stay safe on Facebook

Scammers love Facebook because it provides them with a place to try out their scams in front of an audience of over a billion people. Here’s what you need to keep an eye out for.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 11, 2015]

Joint international police operation targets Beebone botnet

Several government and private agencies target the Beebone botnet which has infected over 12,000 computers. Europol has claimed that they have successfully ‘sinkholed’ the botnet by registering, suspending or seizing all domain names with which the malware could communicate and traffic was then redirected.