Tag: spyware

Feb 22

Cyphort » Blog Archive Babar: Suspected Nation State Spyware In The Spotlight – Cyphort

Cyphort » Blog Archive Babar: Suspected Nation State Spyware In The Spotlight – Cyphort.

Nov 29

Resist Surveillance

Detekt is a free tool that scans your Windows computer for traces of FinFisher and Hacking Team RCS, commercial surveillance spyware that has been identified to be also used to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world. Read more about our Intentions & Methods.

via Resist Surveillance.

Jul 12

Windows Security Downloads

Publisher: Malwarebytes
Version: 0.9.2.1200 | Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 2,429 | Downloads last week: 1,238
Added on July 01, 2013
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA, formerly known as ExploitShield by ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, is a security program that protects you from zero-day exploits that target browser and application vulnerabilities. This program is meant to run alongside your traditional anti-virus or anti-malware products and provides extra protection against software and Windows vulnerabilities that are discovered, but do not have a patch available to fix them.

HitmanPro Logo
Publisher: SurfRight
Version: 3.7 | Platform: Windows | Category: Anti-Virus | Total Downloads: 64,437 | Downloads last week: 4,939
Added on April 03, 2013
HitmanPro is an anti-virus program that describes itself as a second opinion scanner that should be used in conjunction with another anti-virus program that you may already have installed.  If malware slips past your anti-virus software, HitmanPro will then step in to detect it.  Though SurfRite bills themselves as a second opinion scanner that does not mean that you cannot use the program as your primary anti-virus product. This is because its scanning technology not only incorporates its own virus definitions but also has the ability to scan files on your computer with the definitions of 5 other anti-virus vendors.

Shortcut Cleaner Logo
Publisher: BleepingComputer
Version: 1.2.3.0 | Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 26,566 | Downloads last week: 2,778
Added on June 11, 2013
Shortcut Cleaner is a utility that will scan your computer for Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by unwanted or malicious software.  When Shortcut Cleaner finds bad shortcuts, it will automatically clean them so that they do not open unwanted programs.

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Logo
Publisher: Malwarebytes
Version: 1.01.0.1021 | Platform: Windows | Category: Rootkit Scanner | Total Downloads: 90,574 | Downloads last week: 2,361
Added on March 21, 2013
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit is a free program that can be used to search for and remove rootkits from your computer.  When started, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit will scan your computer and allow you to remove any rootkits that it finds.

Junkware Removal Tool Logo
Publisher: thisisu
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 133,715 | Downloads last week: 9,822
Added on December 14, 2012
Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

AdwCleaner Logo
Publisher: Xplode
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 1,516,212 | Downloads last week: 88,061
Added on July 11, 2013
AdwCleaner is a program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer.  By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of programs for a better user experience on your computer and while browsing the web.

SecurityCheck Logo
Publisher: screen317
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 13,139 | Downloads last week: 419
Added on January 16, 2013
SecurityCheck is a program that searches for installed and running security programs on a user’s program. After it is finished, SecurityCheck will then display a log file that contains information about the security programs found on your computer and the status of security services such as Windows Firewall.

RogueKiller Logo
Publisher: Tigzy
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 122,826 | Downloads last week: 6,088
Added on October 01, 2012
RogueKiller is a security tool that can be used to terminate and remove malicious processes and programs from your computer.  RogueKiller has the ability to remove infections such as ZeroAccess, TDSS, rogue anti-spyware programs, and Ransomwares.

SUPERAntiSpyware Logo
Publisher: SUPERAntiSpyware
Platform: Windows | Category: Anti-Spyware | Total Downloads: 30,704 | Downloads last week: 815
Added on September 27, 2012
SUPERAntiSpyware is a free anti-spyware program that offers excellent detections and quick removal of common infections. As malware is constantly evolving and new variants are released, there is not one particular security program that will be able to protect you from all threats.  Therefore it is important to have a variety of programs in your security toolbox that you can use to scan your computer for malware and aid you in their removal.  SUPERAntiSpyware is definitely one of the programs that you want to have at your disposal.

Secunia PSI Logo
Publisher: Secunia
Version: 3.0 | Platform: Windows | Category: Monitoring Software | Total Downloads: 17,859 | Downloads last week: 309
Added on August 07, 2012
Secunia PSI is a tool that can be used to monitor your installed applications for new updates.  When started, Secunia PSI will scan your computer for applications and install any updates that are available for them. This allows your computer to remain secure from possible vulnerabilities in your installed programs.
Publisher: Emsisoft
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 11,833 | Downloads last week: 178
Added on August 24, 2012
BlitzBlank is an advanced system administration tool that allows you to disable drivers, delete files, folders, Windows Registry keys and values that are in-use or locked by malware. BlitzBlank also includes the ability to create scripts for removing multiple files, folders, and Registry information at once in order to avoid malware recreating the files and locking them again. This tool should only be used by advanced system administrators and IT professionals due to its ability to delete almost any file or folder.

Emsisoft Emergency Kit Logo
Publisher: Emsisoft
Platform: Windows | Category: Anti-Virus | Total Downloads: 115,794 | Downloads last week: 718
Added on January 27, 2013
Emsisoft Emergency Kit is a collection of standalone security programs and scanners that can be run from a USB key, bootable CD/DVD, or from within Windows Safe Mode without having to download and install a full security product.  This program is very useful for infections, such as Ransomware,  that cannot be removed while the infections are active or while logged into Windows.

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OTL

Publisher: OldTimer
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 30,667 | Downloads last week: 625
Added on July 24, 2012
OTL, or OldTimer ListIt, is a tool that is used to diagnose a computer for a possible malware presence and to provide system diagnostics information that can by someone working on a computer.  When run, OTL will scan your computer for a variety of information and then generate a report with a tremendous amount of information about your computer’s hardware, programs, files, and running environment.

HijackThis Logo
Publisher: Trend Micro
Version: 2.0.4 | Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 112,015 | Downloads last week: 1,991
Added on August 24, 2012
HijackThis is a program that can be used to quickly spot home page hijackers and startup programs that you do not want to start automatically. This program is a not anti-virus program, but rather a enumerator that lists programs that are starting up automatically on your computer as well as other configuration information that is commonly hijacked.

Hosts-perm.bat Logo
Publisher: BleepingComputer
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 12,752 | Downloads last week: 227
Added on June 02, 2012
Hosts-perm.bat is a batch file that will reset the permissions for the Windows HOSTS file.  In the event that you attempt to delete or modify the HOSTS file and receive a message stating that you do not have permission, you can use the Hosts-perm.bat to reset the permissions so that you can properly access it.

ListParts Logo
Publisher: Farbar
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 13,638 | Downloads last week: 206
Added on June 13, 2012
ListParts is a small utility that will create a log that contains a listing of all the hard drive partitions on your computer, which can then be posted on the forum that you are receiving help.  This tool is useful for diagnosing rootkit infections that create additional hidden partitions on your computer.

VT Hash Check Logo
Publisher: Andrew Lambert
Version: 1.3 | Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 3,365 | Downloads last week: 45
Added on May 09, 2013
VT Hash check adds a context menu item for all files allowing you to quickly search VirusTotal.com for matching files and their corresponding malware reports.

GrantPerms Logo
Publisher: Farbar
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 13,037 | Downloads last week: 234
Added on May 30, 2012
GrantPerms is a small portable tool that can be used to check permissions or unlock multiple files and folders. It is useful in cases where malware locks security files and system files and prevent them from running even after the malware is removed.

MiniToolBox Logo
Publisher: Farbar
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 59,263 | Downloads last week: 1,331
Added on June 26, 2012
MiniToolBox detects Internet connection issues due to broken or hijacked LSP, proxy settings, and problems with network adapters. It can also be used to detecte search redirections and router hijackings.

Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Logo
Publisher: Farbar
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 143,221 | Downloads last week: 4,139
Added on April 22, 2013
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, or FRST, is a portable application designed to run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 in normal or safe mode to diagnose malware issues.
Farbar Service Scanner Logo
Publisher: Farbar
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 85,921 | Downloads last week: 1,770
Added on July 02, 2013
Farbar Service Scanner allows you to diagnose network connectivity issues due to corrupted or missing Windows services.

ComboFix Logo
Publisher: sUBs
Version: 13.7.11.3 | Platform: Windows | Category: Anti-Virus | Total Downloads: 10,507,380 | Downloads last week: 155,855
Added on January 29, 2013
ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically. In addition to being able to remove a large amount of the most common and current malware, ComboFix also displays a report that can be used by trained helpers to remove malware that is not automatically removed by the program.

Vba32 AntiRootkit Logo
Publisher: VirusBlockAda
Platform: Windows | Category: Rootkit Scanner | Total Downloads: 11,231 | Downloads last week: 162
Added on May 21, 2012
Vba32 AntiRootkit is an advanced Rootkit scanner from VirusBlockAda.  This free scanner will search for kernel-mode rootkits, suspicious autoruns, and hidden processes.  VBA AntiRootkit is an advanced tool as it does not perform an automatic scan and removal.  Instead it displays any possible issues, which you will then have to decide how to act upon.

McAfee Labs Rootkit Remover Logo
Publisher: McAfee Labs
Platform: Windows | Category: Rootkit Scanner | Total Downloads: 9,051 | Downloads last week: 165
Added on May 21, 2012
McAfee Labs Rootkit Remover is a free stand-alone product that scans your computer for Rootkits and attempts to remove them.  This version of Rootkit Remover is limited as it only detected and removes the ZeroAccess and TDSS family of rootkits.

Panda Anti-Rootkit Logo
Publisher: Panda Security
Platform: Windows | Category: Rootkit Scanner | Total Downloads: 8,489 | Downloads last week: 152
Added on May 20, 2012
Panda Anti-Rootkit is a free rootkit scanner from Panda Security. This program will scan your computer for Rootkits and attempt to remove them.

Sophos Virus Removal Tool Logo
Publisher: Sophos
Platform: Windows | Category: Anti-Virus | Total Downloads: 12,383 | Downloads last week: 194
Added on May 20, 2012
The Sophos Virus Removal Tool is a stand-alone program that allows you to perform a quick scan of your computer for computer viruses.  If any infections are found it will attempt to remove them for free. As this program only scans your computer and remove any infections it finds, it can be used even if you have another anti-virus product installed.

Trend Micro RootkitBuster Logo
Publisher: Trend Micro
Platform: Windows | Category: Rootkit Scanner | Total Downloads: 16,200 | Downloads last week: 289
Added on June 03, 2013
Trend Micro RootkitBuster is a program that will scan your computer for Rootkits.  This scanner will scan for rootkits that are using the latest technology including Master Boot Record (MBR) infections.

RootRepeal Logo
Publisher: ad13
Platform: Windows | Category: Rootkit Scanner | Total Downloads: 7,693 | Downloads last week: 123
Added on May 19, 2012
RootRepeal is a rootkit scanner thatRootRepeal is a rootkit scanner that scans for kernel-mode drivers, whether they are hidden, or if the driver file is hidden on disk.  It also has the ability to look for hidden files, hidden process, SSDT hooks, hidden services, and stealth objects.

RootkitRevealer Logo
Publisher: Microsoft
Platform: Windows | Category: Rootkit Scanner | Total Downloads: 7,116 | Downloads last week: 111
Added on May 19, 2012
RootkitRevealer is a rootkit scanner from Microsoft Sysinternals.  This program will search for user-mode or kernel-mode rootkits and list any API discrepancies that are found.

FixExec Logo
Publisher: BleepingComputer
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 125,414 | Downloads last week: 801
Added on August 24, 2012
FixExec is a program that is designed to fix executable file associations for the .bat, .exe, and .com file extensions. If the program detects any of these associations are missing, changed, or hijacked, the settings will be set back to the original Windows defaults. When file associations for batch, executable, or COM files are changed it could cause your executables to no longer start. If you are looking for FixNCR.reg, this file replaces FixNCR with greater functionality.
RKill Logo
Publisher: BleepingComputer
Version: 2.5.4.0 | Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 1,961,881 | Downloads last week: 37,963
Added on June 03, 2013
RKill is a program that was developed at BleepingComputer.com that attempts to terminate known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections. When RKill runs it will kill malware processes and then removes incorrect executable associations and fixes policies that stop us from using certain tools. When finished it will display a log file that shows the processes that were terminated while the program was running.

Unhide Logo
Publisher: BleepingComputer
Version: 2.0.0.0 | Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 343,891 | Downloads last week: 1,568
Added on November 24, 2012
Unhide is a program that reverts back the changes made to your files and Windows Registry by the rogue.FakeHDD family of rogue anti-spyware program. This family of malware pretends to be a hard disk repair and system optimization program for Windows. In reality, though, these programs are computer infections that deliberately hide your files and change certain settings in the Windows Registry to make it appear that you have lost data on your hard drive. It will then prompt you to purchase the program to restore the data.

Defogger Logo
Publisher: jpshortstuff
Platform: Windows | Category: Security Utilities | Total Downloads: 20,737 | Downloads last week: 244
Added on May 17, 2012

If you have a CD or DVD emulation software installed, it may make it harder to get accurate scan results when you scan your computer with a anti-rootkit scanner. Due to this it is wise to first disable these emulation programs before scanning your computer so that the scan results are more accurate.


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Logo
Publisher: Malwarebytes
Version: 1.75.0.1300 | Platform: Windows | Category: Anti-Spyware | Total Downloads: 1,718,986 | Downloads last week: 28,996
Added on April 10, 2013
Malwarebytes is a light-weight anti-malware program that is excellent at removing the latest detections.  This program is recommended as a support product for your normal anti-virus program.

TDSSKiller Logo
Publisher: Kaspersky Lab
Platform: Windows | Category: Rootkit Scanner | Total Downloads: 715,665 | Downloads last week: 20,728
Added on August 24, 2012
TDSSKiller is a utility created by Kaspersky Labs that is designed to remove the TDSS rootkit. This rootkit is know under other names such as Rootkit.Win32.TDSS, Tidserv, TDSServ, and Alureon. TDSSKiller will also attempt to remove other rootkits such as the ZeroAccess or ZeroAccess rootkit if it is detected.

GMER Logo
Publisher: GMER
Version: 2.1 | Platform: Windows | Category: Rootkit Scanner | Total Downloads: 22,389 | Downloads last week: 333
Added on April 19, 2013
GMER is a anti-rootkit scanner that searchs your computer for Rootkits on your computer and then allows you to attempt to remove them.

aswMBR Logo
Publisher: AVAST Software
Platform: Windows | Category: Rootkit Scanner | Total Downloads: 50,931 | Downloads last week: 840
Added on August 24, 2012
aswMBR is a anti-rootkit scanner that searchs your computer for Rootkits that infect the Master Boot Record, or MBR, of your computer. This includes the TDL4/3, MBRoot (Sinowal), and Whistler rootkits. For this program to properly work it must first download the Avast virus definitions, so you will need an active Internet connection before using it.

 

Windows Security Downloads.

May 23

Mac Spyware Bait: Lebenslauf für Praktitkum – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab

Mac Spyware Bait: Lebenslauf für Praktitkum – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab.

May 23

Mac Spyware: OSX/KitM (Kumar in the Mac) – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab

Mac Spyware: OSX/KitM (Kumar in the Mac) – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab.

May 21

Big Hangover – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab

The Mac spyware discovered at the Oslo Freedom Forum last week is apparently connected to larger espionage efforts — and those efforts look to be connected to India.

via Big Hangover – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab.

May 16

Mac Spyware Found at Oslo Freedom Forum – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab

Mac Spyware Found at Oslo Freedom Forum – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab.

Sep 10

How a malicious help file can install a spyware keylogger | Naked Security

How a malicious help file can install a spyware keylogger | Naked Security.

Jul 02

CANS 2012 – The 11th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security

CANS 2012 – The 11th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security
Darmstadt, Germany, December 12-14, 2012
http://cans2012.cased.de

CALL FOR PAPERS

The International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS) is a
recognized annual conference, focusing on all aspects of cryptology and
network security, attracting cutting-edge results from world-renowned
scientists in the area.

Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptology and network
security are solicited for submission to CANS 2012. Papers suggesting novel
paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives are
especially welcome.

Topics of Interest
====================

– Access Control
– Anonymity
– Authentication, Identification
– Biometrics
– Block and Stream Ciphers
– Cloud Security
– Cryptographic Algorithms, Protocols
– Denial of Service
– Embedded Platform Security
– Hash Functions
– (Future) Internet Security
– Key Management
– Network Security
– Peer-to-Peer Security
– Identity and Trust Management
– Public-key Cryptography
– Secure Hardware
– Security Modeling and Architectures
– Spyware Analysis and Detection
– Wireless and Mobile Security

Important Dates
=================
Submission deadline: July 15, 2012, 11:00 UTC
Notification of acceptance: September 8, 2012
Camera-ready deadline: September 15, 2012
Conference:  December 12-14, 2012

Committees
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General chair:
– Mark Manulis, University of Surrey, UK

Program chairs:
– Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia
– Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Technische Universität Darmstadt / Fraunhofer SIT,
Germany

Program committee:
– Michel Abdalla, ENS, France
– Gildas Avoine, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
– Feng Bao, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
– Sébastien Canard, Orange Labs, France
– Sherman Chow, University of Waterloo, Canada
– Nicolas Courtois, University College London, UK
– Emiliano De Cristofaro, PARC Research, USA
– Reza Curtmola, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
– George Danezis, Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom
– Roberto Di Pietro, Università di Roma Tre, Italy
– Juan Garay, AT&T Labs Research, USA
– Philip Hawkes, Qualcomm, Australia
– Amir Herzberg, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
– Nick Hopper, University of Minnesota, USA
– Stanislaw Jarecki, University of California, Irvine, USA
– Xuxian Jiang, North Carolina State University, USA
– Seny Kamara, Microsoft Research, USA
– Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University, USA
– Svein Johan Knapskog, NTNU – Trondheim, Norway
– Benoit Libert, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
– Atsuko Miyaji, JAIST, Japan
– Refik Molva, Eurecom, France
– Fabian Monrose, University of North Carolina, USA
– David Naccache, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
– Michael Nährig, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
– Eiji Okamoto, University of Tsubuka, Japan
– Claudio Orlandi, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
– Jacques Patarin, Universite de Versailles, France
– Raphael C.-W. Phan, Loughborough University, UK
– Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
– Vincent Rijmen, TU Graz, Austria
– Matt Robshaw, Orange Labs, France
– Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary, Canada
– Thomas Schneider, TU Darmstadt, Germany
– Elaine Shi (Rungting), UC Berkeley, USA
– Francois-Xavier Standaert, University catholique de Louvain, Belgium
– Douglas Stebila, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
– Ron Steinfeld, Macquarie University, Australia
– Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia
– Markus Ullmann, Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Germany
– Ersin Uzun, PARC Research, USA
– Frederik Vercauteren, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
– Huaxiong Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
– Michael J. Wiener, Irdeto, Canada
– Xinwen Zhang, Huawei Research Center, USA

Local arrangements committee:
– Stanislav Bulygin, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Steering committee:
– Yvo Desmedt (Chair), University College London, UK
– Matt Franklin, University of California, Davis, USA
– Juan A. Garay, AT&T Labs – Research, USA
– Yi Mu, University of Wollongong, Australia
– David Pointcheval, CNRS and ENS Paris, France
– Huaxiong Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dec 09

Obama Invokes Cold-War Security Powers to Unmask Chinese Telecom Spyware – Bloomberg

Obama Invokes Cold-War Security Powers to Unmask Chinese Telecom Spyware – Bloomberg.