W32/Winemmem infects packages, installers and self-extracting archives (files with extra data, so called "overlay"). It rewrites the code section of the original application and relocates a random size block of code from the beginning of code section and OEP to the end of the file, increasing the size of extra data. This Virus does not create new sections, it does not modify the PE header.
Date of Posting: 27 June 2011 Posted By: Roberta Stanwood Houston
We had a neighbor try to help us with our computer. He said he new what he was doing and he then installed Windows onto my existing Windows. When he left at about 3am my computer was worse off then when we started. I called Geeks Houston and within 2 hours, my computer was running like new. I was so impressed, I called them out to fix and tune our other two computers. I will definitely use Geeks Houston again!
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Date of Posting: 02 January 2010 Posted By: Colleen Brothersen
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Date of Posting: 22 May 2009 Posted By: Tom F. - Houston, TX
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Microsoft launches online security patch
Microsoft has released an emergency online security patch following the discovery of a potential glitch in its technology. The software giant announced that the online security update will automatically be installed for Internet Explorer customers. Microsoft released the patch after a vulnerability in the company's Active Template Library was discovered. The software is used to build ActiveX controls and other web application components.
Web users should be cautious of fake anti-virus programs
A new report has highlighted that malware posing as anti-virus software is spreading across tens of millions of computers each month. According to research by PandaLabs, over 1,000 examples of fake anti-virus software were found in the first quarter of 2008 alone. The program works by issuing false warnings of infections, persuading web users to buy software they do not need, and can also download Trojans or malware.
Spammers translating messages cause global security issues
Spam email is becoming a growing threat in non-English speaking nations, according to a new study. Research by MessageLabs highlights that spammers are now using free online translation sites to write messages in a variety of languages and target a greater number of people across the globe. As a result, some nations which previously enjoyed a high level of internet security are now falling victim to rising levels of spam.
Malware 'the greatest threat'
The greatest threat to computer networks is malware, meaning people should be wary of introducing unnecessary software to their machines, an expert has stated. Writing for his risk management blog hosted by online publication ComputerWeekly.com, Stuart King warned that some people are reporting that their new digital picture frames and gadgets such as MP3 players are infected with viruses.
Sun Java Runtime Environment Vulnerabilities
Sun Java Runtime Environment and Java Development Kit are prone to multiple security vulnerabilities. Successful exploits may allow attackers to violate the same-origin policy, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, run untrusted applets with elevated privileges, and cause denial-of-service conditions. This may result in a compromise of affected computers.
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W32/Conficker.worm.gen.d is a worm, which exploits the MS08-067 vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Server Service which may allow for remote code execution. This flaw lies in the improper handling of specially-crafted (malicious) RPC requests and was patched on October 23, 2008.
More bumps in the road are probably in store for Bitcoin. The virtual currency has seen some massive swings in value over the last several weeks, but that volatility is not likely to end soon, its lead developer suggested on Saturday.
"We've been on a rollercoaster ride," said Gavin Andresen , chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, which provides much of the core backend development for the currency.
"I expect for the next few years we're going to remain on a rollercoaster ride," he said, speaking in front of a packed room of developers, enthusiasts, venture capitalists and other industry players at Bitcoin 2013, the first conference in Silicon Valley to be held on the topic.
Bitcoin is a digital currency that is managed and traded on a peer-to-peer computer network. Often referred to as a form of "crypto-currency," it is intended to be a decentralized form of payment not regulated by any financial institution or governmental body. A variety of online retailers and a growing number of brick-and-mortar stores are now accepting Bitcoins, which can either be purchased through exchanges on the Internet or "mined" by using specialized hardware.