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What is malware? How to prevent, detect and recover from it

Malware, short for malicious software, is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. As Microsoft puts it,

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How to detect and remove a rootkit in Windows 10 – ITworld

Rootkits are a particularly insidious form of malware because they load before an operating system boots and can hide from ordinary anti malware scans and protection. Their ability to elude

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Rootkit detector SanityCheck adds Windows 10 support

While there used to be a wide range of specialist rootkit detectors available, most of the projects have been abandoned in recent years, with even apps like Bitdefender’s Rootkit Remover

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Winning the Online Banking War

Detecting banking malware has become part and parcel of the security industry, so cybercriminals are continuously looking to gain the upper hand in the battle against the financial industry and

Identity Theft

Hacking Team Spyware uses a Uefi Bios Rootkit to gain persistence

The recent data breach suffered by the surveillance firm Hacking Team is shocking the IT security industry, the hackers leaked company emails, source codes and contracts revealing uncomfortable truths. Security

Hardware/Network

Custom Linux malware used in brute-force attacks

A new malware specifically targeting Linux users is being used to target servers and network devices to steal data, a security vendor warned this week. FireEye said the Linux rootkit

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Trojan targeting Linux systems could be amassing DDoS ‘army’ – Security – News – iTnews.com.au

A newly discovered trojan targeting Linux systems could be building up an arsenal of devices to be used in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to a blog post from Avast.

Hardware/Network

Instantly detect hidden malware and rootkits on your PC

This allows cybercriminals to hide malware on your computer by disguising it. Rootkits can even make changes to your operating system to further hide dangerous viruses and other criminal actions.