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DNS Changer (re)lived, new deadline: 9 July 2012!

As written in our “Password management for non-obvious accounts” blog post on February 22, the FBI confiscated the DNS Servers used by the DNS Changer malware and replaced them with different servers so that infected users would not be left without internet right away. Initially these replacement DNS Servers were to be taken offline on

More statistics on infections

Last year (http://www.eset.com/threat-center/blog/2009/09/03/more-infections-a-lot-more-malware), we posted statistics collected through our online scanner logs.  Below, you will find updated statistics on the number of infected  hosts, malicious files and malware families found on infected systems. In general, the statistics we are seeing in through our online scanner logs are consistent with our observation from last September.  We

More Free Lunches

Discussion has been rolling on in comments to a blog Randy posted some time ago (back in June, to be precise…) on Microsoft Essentials. Rather than go over exactly the same ground, I’d like to reiterate some points about free antivirus generally, but starting off from a question that was put in a comment to

Conficker: Before the Flood (April Showers)

I don’t, of course, know for sure what’s going to happen on April 1st, when Conficker is timed, potentially, to go to its next stage of evolution. We do know, from inspecting code in the variants and subvariants that have come our way, that infected machines will be looking for instructions and updates on that date. At the very least,

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