A new spam campaign using UPS (United Parcel Service) as a social-engineering draw was initiated this week.
The spammed message contains an attachment, detected as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Chepvil.I.
The spam campaign actually started around March 16th 2011. The threat was originally detected as Backdoor:Win32/Hostil.gen!A (was Backdoor:Win32/Hostil.F).
More specific signatures (TrojanDownloader:Win32/Chepvil.I and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Chepvil.J) were added on March 22nd 2011.
Encyclopedia entry – Microsoft Security Portal Updated: Mar 26, 2011 | Published: Mar 25, 2011..Click here for more info
Microsoft security essential released recently is a big help for all the PC world with their genuine operating system. Lot of people start using it..Thanks to microsoft for releasing it so that no hassle for looking Antivirus software and then upgrade it or renew it….use it wisely and nicely…its silent and backend is strong…more info read my blog https://premnair.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/why-security-essential-mse-released-by-microsoft-for-free/
A free anti-malware solution codenamed Morro by the end of 2009. Morro, of course, became known as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), and as promised it is absolutely free and available to all genuine, XP (32-bit only on XP) and 7 users, and will come in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants. MSE is small, fast, light, and effective, and since it’s built on the same security Platform of other security products you know you can trust it. I’ve been using it and believe me its a good start from Microsoft to protect the entire PC world from Spyware, Malware and Virus…a near perfect security solution.
Far too many PCs are unprotected with out-of-date anti-malware products. Microsoft tells that there are a number of reasons for this. First, because many new PCs come with only time-limited security solutions, some users believe they’re protected even though the initial subscription period may have ended. Some don’t activate the free bundled solution, some can’t or won’t pay for security suites, most of which need to be renewed every year. Meanwhile, the security landscape is evolving. The impact and severity of security threats is increasing and is becoming more professional, with many malware outbreaks aimed specifically at financial fraud. Security software vendors are constantly adapting their products to meet these evolving needs, but these products are often complex and increasingly address a number of non-security tasks.
So MSE comes into this world and is designed to address the needs of users who are often not protected, for one reason or another. From a broad perspective, MSE works side-by-side with Microsoft’s other security technologies, including those built into Windows and accessory products like the Malicious Software Removal Tool, but adding the crucial element of real time protection. It is based on the same trusted and well-regarded security engine that is used by Microsoft’s Forefront line of products. It is incredibly easy to install and use. Microsoft Security Essentials is built on the same award-winning anti-malware technology Microsoft uses in its other security products, including the Forefront family of solutions and Hotmail.
MSE supports several levels of updates. The product itself is updated when needed, periodically, and once installed, these updates are delivered through Microsoft Update. The core engine technology is updated monthly, also via Microsoft Update. Microsoft publishes new signature updates three times each day, but of course signatures can also be updated in real time when needed. The best part of all this is that none of it impacts the user at all. You just install it and forget it. MSE will take care of the rest…..i love this product… you should also download it..all you need is your operating system in your PC should be genuine and this product never expire or ask you to upgrade or never make your system slow down…more info read my previous blog of how to download it
The Microsoft Forefront comprehensive line of business security products provides greater protection and control through integration with your existing IT infrastructure and through simplified deployment, management, and analysis. Microsoft Forefront helps you confidently meet ever-changing threats and increased business demands with highly responsive information protection and access control solutions supported by Microsoft technical guidance…last year was a greater start for microsoft with the new line of Longhorn products..like Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, R2, Office 2010, Sharepoint 2010, GP10, CRM4, now Forefront…the security product…which seems to be very well working with client side and server side…cool one…To download the forefront products, click here
Also The Forefront products include:
Forefront Client Security – anti-virus for file-level protection
Forefront Security for Office Communications Server – Antivirus for Corporate Instant Messaging
Forefront Security for Exchange – Antivirus for Exchange databases and email traffic
Forefront Security for SharePoint – Antivirus that integrates into SharePoint sites
A BEAUTIFUL PRODUCT FROM MICROSOFT …. AND IS FREEE… ONLY THING IS WINDOW SHOULD BE GENUINE
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software….click here to read more and download
Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.
Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.
Find information, definition updates, and analyses of all the latest threats that Microsoft Security Essentials can help protect you against in the Microsoft Malware Protection Center.
System requirements for Microsoft Security Essentials
Operating System: Genuine Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3); Windows Vista (Gold, Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2); Windows 7
- For Windows XP, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 500 MHz or higher, and 256 MB RAM or higher.
- For Windows Vista and Windows 7, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher, and 1 GB RAM or higher.
- VGA display of 800 × 600 or higher.
- 140 MB of available hard disk space.
- An Internet connection is required for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Security Essentials.
- Internet Browser:
- Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
- Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later.
- Microsoft Security Essentials also supports Windows XP Mode in Windows