Sunday, October 30, 2005


ASAP stands for the Alliance of Security Analysis Professionals. It is a not-for-profit volunteer network aimed at providing high standard and quality of security support no matter where you seek help. In a nutshell, it helps the end user to fight against "malware".

Recently i got the membership for ASAP, and i am very much delighted.

You can get the complete information about ASAP here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Updated Vundo removal tool by Symantec

Vundo or VirtuaMonde is one of most irritating adware/trojan! Normally, users of Vundo infected PC will receive endless pop-ups about some dubious software called WinFixer! As of now no other Antivirus or Antispyware remove this and the only method was to manually remove it using HijackThis and VundoFix tool by Atribune.

Symantec has updated its removal tool for Vundo and it really works! There are actually two removal tools by Symantec, one is to remove the Vundo Trojan and other to remove the Adware associated with it. Removal method is a two step process; first remove the Trojan and then the Adware.

Download FixVundo.exe, the Trojan removal tool. Next, download FixVMonde.exe, the Adware removal tool. First run FixVundo and then FixVMonde to remove the Vundo! Running both the tools in Safe Mode would help too!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Spybot - Search & Destroy for Symbian based phones

Team SpyBot S&D has released their popular software for Symbian based mobile phones! Now, you can safeguard your mobile phones from Spyware!

Here's what their website say:
Spybot-S&D for Symbian UIQ cellphones is one of our newer projects. Started some time ago when the first virus for Symbian cellhpones appeared (A29.Cabir, also called SymbOS.Caribe), we've now decided to release this preview as a goodie to our users.
Supported cellphones: all Symbian UIQ based phones, for example Motorola A920, A925, A1000, A1010; Arima U300; BenQ P30; Sony Ericsson P800, P900, P910.

Get more inforamtion here.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Online virus and spyware scanners

It’s a good practice to perform an online scan for viruses or spyware once in a while. The advantage of online scanners is that they always have up to date virus database, hence they can detect even newer infections.

Some of the popular online virus scanners are Panda ActiveScan, TrendMicro HouseCall, BitDefender Online Scan. All of these are ActiveX based and hence require Internet Explorer to run. But TrendMicro HouseCall has a version of scanner which can be run on Opera, FireFox, NetScape based browsers. It is available here.

Ewido Online Scanner, TrendMicro Spyware Scan are some of the good spyware/adware scanners available. They have good detection and removal capability.

If a specific file is to be scanned to check whether it’s "good" or "bad", then Jotti’s Malware Scan can be used. This site uses multiple AntiVirus engines to scan the file so reliable results can be obtained about unknown files. Similar service is offered by Kaspersky File Scanner.