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Kaspersky Free Antivirus software announced

Kaspersky has announced it’s free antivirus product, Kaspersky Free, for Windows systems. It’s a basis protection for your Windows and will be rolled out in a 4 month interval.

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Stack Buffer Overflow vulnerability in AVAST antivirus

[German]AVAST antivirus have had a vulnerability that allows a Remote Stack Buffer Overflow with Magic Numbers. The issues has been patched already.

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DoubleAgent uses Microsoft Application Verifier to bypass antivirus software

In March 2017 a new attack, named DoubleAgent, has been published. Attackers can use Microsoft Application Verifier shipped in Windows to bypass antivirus software.

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Defender blocks redirected Microsoft hosts entries – Part 3

[English]Microsoft has begun to block redirects in the Windows native hosts file that affect Microsoft sites in its antivirus products such as Microsoft Defender. The redirects are flagged as malicious (as HostFileHijack). I already mentioned that in part 2 of … Continue reading

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Defender flags Windows Hosts file as malicious – Part 2

[German]It looks like the Windows Defender has run amok again and considers the Windows hosts file as malicious and complains about it as HostFileHijack. I’ve had now a few confirmation from other users.

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Windows Defender flags CCleaner as PUP – Part 1

[German]Microsoft’s Defender integrated into Windows marks Piriform’s CCleaner software as a potentially unwanted program (PUP, Potential Unwanted Program or Potential Unwanted App, PUA).

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Check Point patches Vulnerability in ZoneAlarm

[German]There is a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in the ZoneAlarm software (firewall). Check Point has provided a patch to patch this vulnerability.

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WSUS error during feature update to Windows 10 V190x

[German]Administrators who use WSUS to deploy a feature update to Windows 10 V190x reports that this fails with error codes such as 0x80070057 or 0xc1900298. There are now two different cases that have come to my attention or have been … Continue reading

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Sysmon v11.0 from Sysinternals tools released

[German]Microsoft employee Mark Russinovich released his Sysinternals tool Sysmon in version 11.0 on April 28, 2020. Here is some information about it. And also a look how the whole thing looks like from a security point of view.

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Windows 10 V190x: Update KB4541335 causes issues

[German]The optional update KB4541335 released by Microsoft at the end of March 2020 for the Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909 causes nasty issues for some users. These range from installation errors to to blue screens.

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