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Approach to deactivate almost any antivirus program

[German]Security researchers from Rack911 Labs describe a technique that can be used to leverage and disable almost any antivirus software on Windows or macOS. Although some AV vendors has improved their products, it’s not a good news for fans of … Continue reading

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SCEP/MSE/Defender: Broken Signatureupdate kills Microsoft Antivirus (04/16/2020)

[German]An update, which may contain a broken signature file, has bricked all Microsoft virus scanners (Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essential, and System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP)) since April 16, 2020. The service for performing the virus scan simply crashes. A … Continue reading

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Windows Antivirus: Performance- & Stability issues

[German]In this blog post I like to take up a tiresome topic. It is about the performance and stability problems caused by virus scanners on Windows 10 clients as well as on server environments. What is the cause and what … Continue reading

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Fail: Avira pushes Free Security Suite over Antivirus of paying customers

[German]Antivirus vendor Avira has begun to install its Avira Free Security suite on systems of paying customers with Avira Antivirus Pro (or updated the Free Antivirus product to the Free Security Suite). Here is some information what I know so … Continue reading

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Windows 7 antivirus protection in 2020

[German]In this blog post I like to give a short overview for Windows 7 users who continue to use the operating system and are looking for antivirus software.

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McAfee patches vulnerability in antivirus products

[German]McAfee had to patch a Local Privlege Escalation (LPE) vulnerability in all editions of its antivirus software for Windows, allowing potential attackers to gain SYSTEM privileges.

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XSS Vulnerability in AVAST Antivirus

[German]An XSS vulnerability has been found in the desktop version of AVAST Antivirus for Windows. An attacker could have attacked a system using manipulated WLAN SSID names.

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Symantec Antivirus crashes Google Chrome 78

[German]Yesterday Google released the Chrome browser version 78 (see Chrome 78 released). Users who have Symantec Antivirus or Endpoint Protection installed got a nasty surprise. Symantec Antivirus crashes browser tabs. The Microsoft Edge browser version 78, which is based on … Continue reading

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Firefox 67.0.2 loses passwords; blame AVG antivirus

[German]Before it get lost: If you store passwords in Firefox and suddenly notice that they are all deleted, you should check if an AVG antivirus solution is running on your system. It blocks access to passwords in Firefox 67.0.2.

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Firefox 65 for Windows: Issues with AVAST/AVG Antivirus

Just a brief note: Firefox 65 is causing issues in Windows, if antivirus software from AVAST/AVG has been installed. There are issues with https scanning of various AV programs (Avast, AVG), so https pages are not displayed. I’ve blogged within … Continue reading

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