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Thre@t Reply: What’s a Firewall?

May 24, 2011By Armando Orozco

This week’s Thre@t Reply video features Threat Research Analyst Armando Orozco answering one of the most frequently asked questions we receive: What is a firewall, and how does it work? Well, the actual…read more

Rogue of the Week: Windows Recovery

May 19, 2011By Andrew Brandt

Word from the AMR group last week was that there weren’t many changes from the previous week; Many of the same rogue antivirus previously reported in this blog continue to plague the Internet….read more

Chinese Android Trojan Texts Premium Numbers

May 11, 2011By Armando Orozco

By Andrew Brandt and Armando Orozco A Trojaned application that displays a cutesy image of a 2011 calendar on an Android device’s desktop comes with a nasty surprise: The app sends text messages…read more

Antivirus Center: Rogue of the Week

May 10, 2011By Brenden Vaughan

By Andrew Brandt and Brenden Vaughan Our Advanced Malware Removal group reported seeing several cases of a rogue called Antivirus Center this past week. The rogue isn’t new – we began seeing samples…read more

Thre@t Reply: “Online Shopping” | Part 1 of 2

May 2, 2011By Grayson Milbourne

In the latest Thre@t Reply video, Threat Research Analyst Grayson Milbourne answers a reader’s question about how to avoid being phished. The first step is to be able to identify whether you’re on…read more

ROTW: “Total Security” and Antivirus IS

April 25, 2011By Brenden Vaughan

By Brenden Vaughan and Andrew Brandt This week, our support and advanced malware removal (AMR) team did not have a lot of new data to report about rogue security products. The most commonly…read more

Korean Rogues’ Slapfight Bonanza

April 11, 2011By Andrew Brandt

The other day, Threat Reseacher Dan Para sent along the video clip below, which gave us all a good laugh. Dan had been researching a Korean-language Trojan downloader, but when he ran the…read more

Facebook-Spamming Worm Wants Your Eyeballs

April 6, 2011By glhaldeman

(Update, July 11, 2011:  On May 25, 2011, we were contacted by representatives of Future Ads, LLC, the parent company of both Playsushi and Gamevance.  Future Ads informed us that they, too, had…read more

Webroot Answers Your Security Questions

April 5, 2011By Andrew Brandt

I’m very pleased to present today the first in a series of videos we’ve produced. The videos have the lofty goal of addressing the most pressing questions relating to malware, cybercrime, and online…read more