Items tagged with Malwarebytes

Companies like Malwarebytes constantly need to keep up on top of the latest security threats, and roll out related updates as quickly as possible. But sometimes, those updates might come in a little too hot and heavy, and Malwarebytes is finding that out the hard way. If you're a Malwarebytes user, you may already know what we're talking about: an update pushed out this weekend immediately started causing issues for a good portion of its userbase. RAM usage, in particular, became affected immediately, with some finding just 10% or less of their resources available due to the digital glutton lurking in the background. As bad as that sounds, it's actually the least offensive thing to happen here.... Read more...
Another day, another exploit/attack/hack/breach/phishing scam to worry about. This one concerns Valve’s Steam Guard Protection and a new phishing scheme that, if successful, allows a cybercriminal to steal a file that will bypass the Steam Guard Protection and allow the thief to log in to the victim’s account from any computer. The above is a fake--a phishing attempt Malwarebytes detailed how the scam works. When you attempt to log into Steam on a different machine and Steam Guard asks you to submit a verification code it will let you in. However, if the phisher gets you to fall for a fake message that looks just like the Steam Guard pop-up, he can acquire your SSFN file, which, when... Read more...
The web is a treacherous place and even the safest of surfing habits won't necessarily keep you completely isolated from all the dangers out there. You can visit a site that you've loaded up in your browser a thousand times, but if it's been compromised, you could be the one to pay the price. Luckily there are capable software solutions for the good guys, one of our favorites being Malwarebytes, a popular anit-malware tool that just received a makeover. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 is now available to download in beta form. The new version sports a completely redesigned user interface designed to make it easier to navigate and more informative, as well as provide quicker access to key functions.... Read more...
You probably carry with you or have at home a USB thumb drive filled with malware removal tools and other security software. After all, once word gets out that you know a thing or two about computers, the requests from family and friends to fix their PCs come fast and furious, and a self-assembled toolkit can make these repair jobs easier and less time consuming. Security firm Malwarebytes has taken this idea and built what it calls a USB-based "Techbench," which is essentially a professional grade anti-malware USB stick. You plug the Techbench into an infected PC and it will get busy automatically detecting and removing spyware, Trojans, worms, and other forms of malware, Malwarebytes says.... Read more...