Kaspersky PURE, what is so pure about it?

I recently installed Kaspersky pure, It sure is a Kaspersky, meaning great protection against Virus, especially exotic ones that can make other anti-virus application run in circles.

I can think of a couple of things that I’m starting to hate in this version, and here is a little list of them:

1. Parental control, XD , come on you can do better, a 9 months baby can find his way around this security, just use a browser other than IE or FireFox  and you are off the hook.

2. Back-up : this will just collect multiple versions of all the crap in your HD and and squeeze it into backups, eating up you HD space. If you need a backup solution this can still work, but if you’re just a home user with almost nothing to lose ūüėČ you don’t need this.

3. Where are all my settings? Kaspersky is slowly turning into a Norton, I can’t ¬†find the settings that made kaspersky so special over the years, no sliders to increase / decrease scanning ¬†strength, no scanning by file type, just plain prison meals, either enable your G D protection or disable it and go to hell. Actually the settings are there, you just have to dig deeper to reach them SRY

4. Password Manager. Kaspersky used to sell this as a stand alone application, without much success I guess. The Idea is that this application can import password from several application (No Opera guys) and encrypt them and receive new passwords entered into IE or firefox, or other application. You can confirm you identity to used stored passwords by typing a master password, by a bluetooth device, or other biometric devices. to me, this is just another icon in my status bar, and another window asking me to enter a password on every boot, plus if get get so friendly with this application then you wont be able to move past Kaspersky products for the rest of your life, or you will have to buy the standalone version of the password manager, but I’m not sure about the export capabilities of this passwords manager.

5. System tuneup XD Hurray!! you need someone to clear your browsers cash? what about cleaning the temp folders? this is the app for you. to be honest, this can come in handy if you have your browsers settings messed up  by some Virus, other than this this is useless.

6. Tight network security: so tight, it will kill all your network and printer shares, you will have to run around the settings for hours to get everything up and running. This is probably why I only use Kaspersky Antivirus and not internet security.

Finally I miss the days when kasper used to scream like a  pig giving birth when it catches a virus, the Pure vision of the product is just not suitable for the repel antivirus Kaspersky used to be.

Thank you from Google! a virus!

Thank you from Google!

We just received your resume and would like to thank you for your interest in
working at Google. This email confirms that your application has been submitted
for an open position.

Our staffing team will carefully assess your qualifications for the role(s) you
selected and others that may be a fit. Should there be a suitable match, we
will be sure to get in touch with you.

Click on the attached file to review your submitted application.

Have fun and thanks again for applying to Google!

Google Staffing



You have received A Hallmark E-Card!


You have recieved a Hallmark E-Card from your friend.

To see it, check the attachment.

There’s something special about that E-Card feeling. We invite you to make a friend’s day and send one.

Hope to see you soon,
Your friends at Hallmark



This couple of email have passed all the spam filters  on my  companies server and outlook. obviously, the senders domain is forged and these email did not originate from google or hallmark (I read the same email is using Twiiter and hi5 domains too).

These emails come with an exe inside a zip file, can you guess what it is? anyone? yes it is a virus.

The virus is detected as W32.SillyFDC.BDJ by Norton antivirus, and according to them it is a worm that is able to compromise Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000

unless you are looking for trouble, delete this email, and every other email that has an exe attached.

If you have recieved a simillar email from another source please indicate it

Conficker worm

Conficker worm , also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido, is a computer worm targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system that was first detected in November 2008. The worm uses a combination of advanced malware techniques which has made it difficult to counter, and has since spread rapidly into what is now believed to be the largest computer worm infection since the 2003 SQL Slammer.

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Removing Antivirus killer viruses

A new wave of virus such as Win32/Sality and many others attacks almost every famous antivirus and sabotages it in every possible way.

I have seen Kaspersky antivirus 7, Kaspersky 2009, norton 360, and mcafee burn to the ground because of these attacks.

The irony is that in some cases even the antivirus executable gets infected

The solution I found to clean your sorry system is as follows:
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Virus preventing kaspersky antivirus from starting

Some new viruses have the ability to prevent kaspersky from starting, and from ever being installed.

The solution is simple go to the kaspersky installation directory (usually C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009)

Find AVP.exe (not avp.com) and rename it to anything else, for example avpx.exe

start it! now it should work and take care of the virus preventing it’s start, if it didn’t find the virus quickly update it and perform a full scan.
If kaspersky still can’t be started, reinstall it, or just buy another antivirus.

Mabezat removal

Mabezat is the most angry, vicious and smart I have ever seen (yet). It is a virus (not a Trojan and not a spyware) it DOES infect EXE files along with .MSI files and executables inside archives. The executable infected is not destroyed but will cause a full infection before it is started in any PC.
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