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Symantec bug exploits

Symantec has collected evidence of an attack in progress from a new bot that is exploiting multiple bugs that have been around for a few months. Including a bug in Symantec's very own antivirus scanning engine. There have been seven exploits for seven different vulnerabilities from Spybot.acyr that were found in Microsoft Windows and in Symantec's antivirus application. The vulnerability has been...

Spybot Search & Destroy destroying Tablet PC functionality?

James Kendrick over at JKOnTheRun is reporting that the latest updates from the popular Spybot Search & Destroy anti-spyware application are falsely detecting and removing files that are crucial to the correct functioning of Tablet PCs. The fix appears to require rolling back to a recent system restore point, which to me makes puts this problem in the serious category. Of course, you're...

Assassinate in-use programs with Killbox

Ever have a virus or other program that you can't get rid of because it won't die long enough for you to delete it? When Spybot, Ad-Aware, and others fail, turn to Killbox. This handy-dandy download will kill anything currently running on your PC, so you can remove it. Simply enter the path of the offending guest, and Killbox will go to town on it. Think of it like the in-memory mafia. Killbox...

Spybot Search & Destroy - for Pocket PC

Yes, you read that right. I know; I was pretty surprised too, when I came across the reference to it at Pocket PC Thoughts. Spybot Search & Destroy for Windows Mobile has been launched, and although I can't imagine the risk to Pocket PCs being a realistic threat, there's no point building an anti-malware application if no examples of malware exist, so we must assume that at least some amount -...