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Monthly Archives: September 2008

UPS Invoice Spam

Again UPS Invoice Spam is clogging the Email inboxes. As usual, these Emails don’t stem from UPS; instead, they carry a virus as attachment. The Email tries to look misdirected to the current receiver and claims that the intended receiver … Continue reading

Avira wins Test by AV-comparatives

The test laboratory av-comparatives.org has published the results of their August roundup of antivirus solutions. Avira clearly leads in the field of malware detection. The testers thus rated Avira AntiVir with Advanced+, their highest certification level. The combined score for … Continue reading

Exploit for Microsoft-Vulnerability in the wild

As we blogged earlier, Microsoft released Patches for critical security vulnerabilities for example in the Media Encoder ActiveX module on the September Black Tuesday. In the meantime there are proof-of-concept exploits for that particular vulnerability available in the wild. It … Continue reading

Extensive Heuristics-Update AHeAD

Today we will roll out an engine update that not only fixes some false positives, but also adds and refines a whole lot of heuristic detections. The detection routines for following malware families were added or refined: GAME/Casino.Gen BDS/Backdoor.Gen BDS/Bifrose.Gen … Continue reading

Important Microsoft-Updates

It’s this time of the month again… Microsoft had its Patch-Tuesday and published a few patches for critical security vulnerabilities. Four Patches are closing holes that attackers can abuse to foist malware on the computers of users. Affected are Windows … Continue reading

Touch the future

Avira is supporting the IPv6 protocol with 9 of the 10 download servers for Avira AntiVir Personal – Free Antivirus effective from now on. We are prepared for the future of the Internet now. Since the IPv4 address space will … Continue reading