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Browser Guard combats privacy abuse, tracking, clickbait, and scammers

In July 2018, we introduced the Malwarebytes Browser Extension, a beta plugin for Firefox and Chrome aimed at delivering a safer, faster, and more private browsing experience. Our extension blocked tech support scams, hijackers, pop-up ads, trackers, and more to keep users secure and free from online harassment. And thanks to our loyal Malwarebytes commu
Publish At:2019-09-20 11:20 | Read:258 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news ad blocking browser Browser guard browser

Scammers Barge in on Customer Support Twitter Talks with Phishing Links

Scammers are inserting themselves into customer support conversations on Twitter and “assisting” users by directing them to click on phishing links.The scam, which was first detected by Techhelplist, is a classic example of a social engineering attack. To pull it off, an actor just needs to set up an imitation account that looks and sounds like a
Publish At:2016-08-12 16:35 | Read:3221 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News customer support Malwarebytes Phishing

New Mac OS X Remediation Offering and Forensics Capabilities for Enterprise

At Malwarebytes, our mission is to protect consumers and businesses from the most dangerous cyber threats. Today, we announced a new solution that will dramatically change endpoint detection and response (EDR) for Mac users – a growing target area for hackers. The fact that Mac users are safe from cyber threats is a common misconception. While it’s true that
Publish At:2016-05-26 18:05 | Read:3036 | Comments:0 | Tags:CEO announcements Malwarebytes news Apple business endpoint

Tech Support Scammers using Winlogon

As we’ve seen in other recent examples [1], [2],[3] Tech Support Scammers are using every trick in the malware authors book to get new “customers”. Here is one that takes over the victims’ Windows system after a reboot by using the Winlogon-Shell registry value. Shell registry value Under default circumstances the registry value looks like this: [HKEY_LOCAL_
Publish At:2016-05-23 17:05 | Read:3826 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering Malwarebytes Pieter Arntz scam

FBI Announcement: Paying The Ransom is a Bad Idea

Hey Folks! So late last year a quote was going around about a comment for the Special Agent in charge of the Cyber Intelligence program for a Boston branch of the FBI that mentioned how they advise users to just pay ransomware criminals because in many cases, getting the files back by any other method would have been impossible. Now the FBI itself never offi
Publish At:2016-05-03 22:35 | Read:2721 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Security world decrypting fbi Malwarebytes paying

AdLoad: an advertisement bombarder

While looking into an infection associated with a “system optimizer”—Didn’t we say they’re digital snake oil?—we identified a multi-functional installer called FAsetup1.exe (md5 902e30fa3dc4bf543b523b4a41eb8acd) as the source. This file offers a variety of different bundlers and scams that are usually different every time you run the
Publish At:2016-04-06 21:35 | Read:4012 | Comments:0 | Tags:PUPs Threat analysis adload advertisement fake alert Malware

TopFlix: a DNS Unlocker variant

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-03-18 05:05 | Read:4467 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security bundle wrapper dns hijacker Malwarebytes one

Free Youtube Downloader PUP is just another Tech Support Scam

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-02-19 07:30 | Read:4043 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social Engineering activate friday Malwarebytes Pieter Arntz

New enterprise solution, logo, new website, same great Malwarebytes

Hi everyone! Some of you may have already noticed, but I personally wanted to announce a design refresh here at Malwarebytes with our new company logo seen above along with our redesigned website. Today, we are also announcing our Malwarebytes Breach Remediation solution that radically accelerates the ability for enterprises to remove advanced threats from t
Publish At:2016-02-17 19:20 | Read:3292 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes News business Malwarebytes new

Malwarebytes hardly working to fix flaws in its antivirus

The Antivirus firm Malwarebytes is spending a significant effort to fix serious vulnerabilities in its defense solution that was reported by the experts at the Google’s Project Zero team. The Antivirus firm Malwarebytes is spending a significant effort to fix serious vulnerabilities in its defense solution that was reported by
Publish At:2016-02-04 13:15 | Read:2979 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security antivirus bounty program Malw

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Vulnerability Disclosure

In early November, a well-known and respected security researcher by the name of Tavis Ormandy alerted us to several security vulnerabilities in the consumer version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Within days, we were able to fix several of the vulnerabilities server-side and are now internally testing a new version (2.2.1) to release in the next 3-4 weeks to
Publish At:2016-02-01 23:30 | Read:2304 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes News Malwarebytes marcin kleczynski Vulnerabili

Yontoo: PUPs with two faces

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-01-29 23:10 | Read:3500 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Threat adware Malwarebytes Pieter Arntz protection

Introducing the Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta

For the last four years, ransomware has evolved into one of the biggest threats to cyber security that I’ve seen in a long time. Names like CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, and CTBLocker keep average computer users and IT security Jedis alike up at night. For good reason: Ransomware is cunning, effective, and proliferating, and the cyber security industry hasn’t re
Publish At:2016-01-26 04:45 | Read:2499 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes News Malwarebytes marcin kleczynski ransomware

WebSearcher PUP applies Proxy Lockdown

WebSearcher is an adware application brought to you by “Web Fox” and usually comes bundled with “extremely useful” applications like “Video Codex” and “Video Player”. WebSearcher uses a proxy to insert the advertisements into your normal web experience.  What makes this one different? What makes this one different is that it uses a set of permissions to get
Publish At:2016-01-03 14:15 | Read:4381 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Threat browser hijacker fiddler malware Malwarebyte

V3 Technology Awards 2015

Good news from London. Today might be Black Friday, but I’m feeling pretty bright after finding out the folks over at V3.co.uk have honored me with this years ‘Technology Hero of The Year’ Award. I’m obviously really happy to have the personal accolade. It means allot when all the sweat and tears you put into a business is recognized
Publish At:2015-11-28 10:15 | Read:3008 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes News award Malwarebytes marcin kleczynski

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