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Vipre : The new player in antivirus and anti spyware software

It’s been a while since I talk about technology in the blog. I haven’t had much time to do tutorials now since I’m always busy at the office with all the work. Hopefully I can find some time to make new tutorials in the near future. In the mean time, I would like to introduce my readers to a new player in the Antivirus Software category. It’s called Vipre. In short, it’s an anti virus solution which includes anti virus and anti spyware in a single application.

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Vipre anti virus and anti spyware solution is geared to give you a peace of mind when using the computer while offline or online. The main advantage for Vipre is the performance of the application. The test results ran by major software company shows that Vipre uses very little memory when it’s protecting your computer and uses far less memory than other Antivirus Software when scanning your computer than other anti virus solution. Refer to the graph below for the test comparison and results.

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DWG file extension

Have you ever heard of DWG file extension? I don’t think so. First for all, rest assured, it’s not a virus or trojan type file extension. File Extension DWG or also knows as AutoCAD Drawaing Database is file extension type used by AutoCAD. AutoCAD is a computer aided design software mainly used for designing and drafting 2D and 3D objects developed by Autodesk Inc.

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AutoCAD software usually used by architects and engineering students for developing and designing models on automobiles, engines, buildings and others. Before AutoCAD uses File Extension DWG, it uses DXF file extension or also known as Drawing Exchange Format for saving files. Now DXF file extension is obsolete since it can only support ASCII and binary rendition. DWG file format is licensed by Autodesk and they release read/write applications to non competitors to open the files.

If you need to open File Extension DWG, there’s an application that is called XnView that can be used to open DWG file type. It’s mainly used for opening graphic file types but can also be used to open DWG files. Although DWG files is not really popular file types on the internet, but for engineering and architects students or professionals, this is a famous file type in their every day’s life.

Malaysia Today hacked again ?

I don’t know if this is called hacked or what..because I’m not familiar with Joom la..but I just noticed this when I tried to access Malaysia-Today.net. Take a look at my screenshot !!

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I just typed the usual URL and I was redirected to the page. Not sure if the admin was upgrading it and automatically redirect itself which I doubt it. Further down, you will see the permission for the installation. If I were to install the Joomla…I think I can !!

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Just curious…am I the one missing something here. I was out all day long yesterday and haven’t sign it to Internet yesterday. One day on the Internet..there’s a whole  lot of things can change.. :mad:

Alert : Homer Simpson malware

This is not a JOKE !!

Just got this from my daily readings. Apparently Homer Simpson malware is on the loose. If you got any email providing a link to an unreleased episode of The Simpsons, please refrain to do so. It will lead you to a website where you will download the malware. Read the news below. :!:

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A screen name once connected to animated TV dad Homer Simpson is being used to spread malware. In a 2003 episode of The Simpsons, writers revealed that Homer’s e-mail address was chunkylover53@aol.com. Prior to the episode’s airing, the address was registered by one of the show’s writers, who used it to answer hundreds of e-mails from Simpsons fans. Years later, the chunkylover53 screen name has resurfaced, and it’s now being used to distribute a trojan disguised as a Simpsons movie file.

According to FaceTime malware research director Chris Boyd, chunkylover53 is sending out auto-reply messages to users which promises a special exclusive episode of the show available for download. The link in the message leads to an executable file. Upon launching the trojan, the user is presented with a fake error message which is followed by several real error messages and, finally, a blank screen. Upon restarting, the system will run noticeable slower and be prone to crashes. Boyd found that the malicious payload delivered by the trojan includes a rootkit and remote control software which logs the user in a botnet. The malware was traced back to Kimya, a Turkish botnet which has been infecting machines for the last four months.

There you have it. For more readings, please refer to the link below (absolutely no link to the Homer malware:razz:)

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