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Virus Removal: boo/cidox.b

The boo/cidox.b virus can cause various problems on your system, including installing itself into the bootsector of your computer, the Master Boot Record (MBR). It can cause BSODs (Blue Screen Of Death), making your system inoperable. I recently had a client infected with this and their computer was getting a BSOD with a 0x50 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA [...]

By | July 14th, 2014|Security, Virus|

Malware Removal: Rootkit.Boot.Harbinger.a

There's a different form of malware floating around, in the form of a rootkit, known as Rootkit.Boot.Harbinger.a. Users are reporting audio ads streaming in the background, which causes the system to run extremely slow and slowing down their internet. It can open hundreds of different audio streams. It appears to disguise itself as a svchost.exe [...]

By | August 11th, 2013|Malware, Security|

“Red October” Malware Targets Governments Worldwide

Kaspersky Labs has discovered a new malware that targets members of governments, political groups, and research institutions, called Red October, or Rocra. This malware mostly targets Eastern Europe, former USSR members, and central Asia, with a few sightings in North America. The malware is sent via a spear-phishing email which, according to the firm, targets [...]

By | January 14th, 2013|Malware, Security|

Virus Removal: Win32.Sality

This virus has been around for years and recently made a major comeback last year. According to a Microsoft study, over 8 million computer were infected with it in 2012. What It Does W32.Sality is an entry-point obscuring (EPO) polymorphic file infector. It will infect executable files on local, removable and remote shared drives. The [...]

By | May 17th, 2012|Security|
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