MSRT October Release – Case Study

As of October 21st, the MSRT has removed the newly added threat, Win32/FakeScanti from 56,700 infected machines. For this month, it was the 12th most prevalent threat family worldwide and 7th in the US. Overall the MSRT has cleaned 2,516,235 machines this month from all kinds of malware infections. We all know the threat landscape…


VISTA_32_BIT_BLACK(HAT)_EDITION_2009.iso

As we’ve mentioned before, your average user is the most at risk of getting infected these days. So, with the release of Microsoft Security Essentials recently en masse, we’re really able to see some of the fruits of our labour over the last few years. We’re very pleased to see such a positive response to…


Microsoft Security Essentials – Week One

Now that Microsoft Security Essentials is generally available to consumers in 19 countries, we’ve had a chance to go over the data, and there are some very interesting results. Just in the first week we saw well over 1.5 million downloads of Microsoft Security Essentials, but the price (free to Windows users) is hard to beat!…


Scanti-ly Clad – Another Rogue Stripped by MSRT

Anyone who’s seen a system infected by a rogue security program doesn’t need to be told how annoying they can be, as they attempt to scare, threaten, cajole, hector, harangue, pester, aggravate, intimidate, badger, harass and generally nag* the user into paying to register the fake software. And even among rogues, there are few that…


Where in the world is the MMPC

Based on the interest we saw in the various presentations our team did at Virus Bulletin in Geneva a couple of weeks back we thought you might be interested in where else we will be presenting in the coming weeks. October 13 Vinny Gullotto will be in a panel discussion in Washington D.C. at the Emerging…


National CyberSecurity Awareness Month

Today marks the beginning of National CyberSecurity Awareness Month here in the United States. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the security professionals around the world who work tirelessly to make cyberspace a safer place for all our online pasttimes.  You know who you are.  It’s nice to know we all work…