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Sunday, August 23, 2009


FakeAv is a new virus that infects computers released on 18th aug,09..... A rogue antivirus program called "Total Security 2009" that runs at system startup. A desktop shortcut and a Start menu entry are added by some variants.

These threats arrive mainly via spammed email messages that contain a link to a bogus celebrity video scandal, although the said link is also circulating in instant messaging applications and private messages in social networking Web sites.

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  1. A pseudo-scan starts and the same hardcoded detections are presented to the user, regardless of the state of the system.

"Total Security 2009" is quite aggressive in forcing the user to register. New processes are declared to be infected and killed instantly.this virus causes low damage and medium spreading,but involves huge amount of interruptions.

BitDefender is probably the only antivirus till date which is able to detect it,but does not remove.Removal involves a lot of overheads.It leaves no traces where it gets installed and is almost untraceble.
1: close unnecessary services by using minimum services option at startup,coz this FakeAv starts during boot time.
2: scan with bitdefender and quarantine
3: go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\17439374 and manually delete 17439374.exe
ur done........restart ur computer and ur virus free

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pay-per-email plan may help stop spam.....

In a bid to thwart spammers,researchers are planning to add a "postage stamp" to emails.The plan of pay-per-email,then say will help
reduce unwanted spams and money thus generated will go to charity.Spam is more abundant than ever:making up more than 90%of all emails sent globally.Most is in inturcepted by anti-spam programmers that filter spam by its origin or content.
Yahoo! Reserach,s Cent mail is resurrecting an old idea-charge every email being sent so as to make spamming uneconomic,New scientist reported.What more.The cent paid for an accredited "stamp" to appear on each email goes to charity .CentMail's investor think it will be more successful than previous approches to make email cost to users is offset by the good feeling of giving to charity.Some previous scheme,such as Goodmail, simply pocketed the charge for virtual stamps.javascript:void(0)
The problem with any "economic" approach is that it costs money or effort for legitimate senders as well as spammers ,Yahoo! researcher Shard goel explains by passing the money onto a charity of sender choice,and showing the donation in a "stamp" at the bottom of every email sent ,CentMails aims to make senders feel an altruiststic glow to balance that percieved cost.
That could also persuade people to sign up without waiting for the system to become widespread."we think this is a more socially efficcient approach to reducing spam ,"Goel was quoted by New scientist as saying.But everyone isn't optimistic about idea ."some people think that if you put any kind of barrier in the way of sending email,it's sacrilege,"says Scott Fahlman of carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania.
People may not wish to receive messages plugging a cause they dont agree with." I might feel that by accepting his messages ,I'm implicity supportes thet I might be vehemently against,"Barry leiba of IBM says.