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Russian AV company claims 600,000 Macs infected by Flashback [Removal Manual]

The H-Online: A Russian AV company, Dr. Web, says it has conducted research to determine the spread of the Flashback trojan on systems running Mac OS X and says that 550,000 systems are infected, mostly in the US and Canada. A later update raised that number to 600,000 and claimed 274 infected systems in Cupertino, …

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Issues with the recent update for Outlook 2007

MSDN Blog: On Tuesday, December 14, we released an update (KB2412171) for Microsoft Outlook 2007. We have discovered several issues with the update and want to inform you about problems you might encounter and what corrective steps we recommend. As of December 16, this Outlook 2007 update has been removed from Microsoft Update. This Outlook …

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Google Launches Tool to Get Companies to Back Up Their E-mails With Gmail

Google has just launched Message Continuity, a cloud-based enterprise solution for backing up corporate e-mail whenever Microsoft Exchange goes down. The new product, powered by Google’s 2007 acquisition of Postini, focuses on giving companies another access point to their e-mail accounts. It essentially creates a complete backup copy of Microsoft Exchange Servers and puts those …

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Use Windows 7 Event Viewer to track down issues that cause slower boot times

In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use some of the new features in Windows 7’s Event Viewer to investigate boot time and track down issues that can cause a slowdown in the boot process. This download is available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog. …

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Mitigation for Windows Applications DLL-Search-Path Vulnerabilities

A whole bunch of Windows applications is vulnerable to a so-called binary-planting attack which allows for remote code execution. Microsoft released a security advisory about this issue which isn’t easy to fix properly. This issue arises due to the (defined and well documented) behavior of Windows when loading libraries by an application. A .dll to …

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Microsoft releases work-around tool for DLL loading vulnerability

Microsoft has posted an advisory that explains the “DLL preloading attacks” and offers a work-around tool that “allows customers to disable the loading of libraries from remote network or WebDAV shares. This tool can be configured to disallow insecure loading on a per-application or a global system basis.” When an application loads a .dll file, …

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Worried about Adobe’s malware vulnerability then secure your Adobe Reader

It should go without saying that the best way to deal with malware is of course, not to get infected in the first place. Being aware of what products are being targeted by the bad guys may help you as well, so it may be useful to know that at the moment Adobe products are …

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How to rescue files encrypted by Data Doctor 2010?

We have a tool available to do just that. Click Here. How to use dd2010_decrypter.exe to do batch processing: 1. Place the encrypted files in a directory (i.e. c:\encrypted_files\) 2. Copy dd2010_decrypter.exe into another directory and FROM THAT DIRECTORY, run the following command: for %f in (“c:\encrypted_files\*.*”) do dd2010_decrypter.exe %f %f.decrypted All files in the …

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