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April 1, 2009 | Bratislava

April 1st and Conficker: Nothing Happened?

The analysts at ESET have carefully watched the commencement of activity of the worm Win32/Conficker.X. The worm has in its body an embedded command to trigger its activity on April 1st. This command has thus been activated, prompting the worm to start communication with a randomly-generated number of domains out of the estimated daily total of 50, 000 where the worm checks for instructions.

March 30, 2009 | Bratislava

Record-breaking VB100% Awarded along with Highest AV-Comparatives Accolade

Thus far, the year 2009 has proved to be successful for ESET. The company has secured the highest possible accolades in two of the most prestigious Antivirus tests - the British-based Virus Bulletin and Austrian-based AV-Comparatives.

March 23, 2009 | Bratislava

A new variant of Conficker Worm Ready for Massive Attack on PC Infrastructure

The new variant of the dangerous worm Conficker is rapidly spreading through the Internet. The malware‘s variants, which appeared previously have succeeded in shutting down thousands of PCs worldwide. Computer security experts agree that Win32/Conficker.X, (also dubbed by some vendors as Conficker.C or Conficker.D) poses even a greater threat than its predecessors.

March 12, 2009 | Bratislava

When Popularity Becomes Exploited: Infiltrations via USB Devices on Rise

Worms, such as WIn32/Agent and Win32/Agent.NFL were among the most frequent threats afflicting PC users across Europe, including the Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, Lithuania and Latvia. Yet another type of malware, namely WMA/TrojanDownloader.GetCodec.Gen has been dominant across a sizable portion of the continent, appearing in Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy and Hungary.

February 26, 2009 | Bratislava

ESET launches the most effective solutions to combat malware

Today, ESET introduces a new generation of its security solutions, delivering its most effective protection against emerging threats. Built on the unique and time-tested ThreatSense® technology that has made ESET into a leader in proactive protection - ESET Smart Security® 4 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus® 4 - were optimized for even greater protection and enhanced usability, while retaining their signature small system footprint.

February 26, 2009 | Bratislava

New flaw in Excel exploited for targeted cyber attacks

Malware writers have created a malicious program exploiting unpatched vulnerability in some versions of MS Excel. ESET, a leading provider of security solutions – catalogues this malware as X97M/TrojanDropper.Agent.NAI. trojan.

February 18, 2009 | Bratislava

The Fourth Generation of ESET Security Solutions in the "Release Candidate" Version

As of today, ESET Smart Security 4 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 are in the so-called "release candidte" phase, marking beginning of intensive testing prior to market release.

February 15, 2009 | Bratislava

April 1 and Conficker

Information and Removal tool.

February 3, 2009 | Bratislava

Careful with USB devices - they can transmit the most advanced computer threats

We have been detecting very high volumes of malware using the Windows Autorun facility for well over a year, along with gaming password-stealing malware, which again takes second place. Password stealers are still being seen in very high numbers, and shouldn't be perceived as  in decline. INF/Autorun is actually a very broad class of malware, since many kinds of malicious program use this approach to infection.

January 22, 2009 | Bratislava

Vicious worm continues to spread threatening to grow into an epidemic

Win32/Conficker by ESET has ranked among the most wide-spread global threats already toward the end of last year. Compared to its original version, the variant is spreding even more agressively thanks to its ability to block signature updates of antivirus software. To increase its destructive power even further, its creators have added a function allowing it to spread by a way of USB key.

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