According to a recent report by Alcatel-Lucent subsidiary Kindsight, as much as 10 percent of home networks and over 0.5 percent of mobile devices are infected with malware, and the ZeroAccess botnet continues to be the most common malware threat, infecting 0.8 percent of broadband users.
There seemingly no end to the automated tools that aspiring cyber crooks can buy on underground forums.
The main symptom of a computer being infected with the ZeroAccess (or Sirefef) malware is that online searches via Google Search often lead to unhelpful pages filled with ads and equally useless links.
Kaspersky Lab released Kaspersky Anti-Virus for UEFI (KUEFI) – an anti-malware solution which can protect the user’s PC before the operating system even starts loading.
F-Secure’s free Online Scanner tool has been completely rebuilt to be faster, lighter and more powerful than before, and now even cleans up advanced rootkits, the most difficult-to-remove malware.
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