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PC World has posted an encouraging write-up on the battle against one of the world’s biggest botnets – known as Mega-D. According to the article, a researcher at security company FireEye coordinated an international effort to bring down Mega-D, which is said to have infected an estimated 250,000 PCs and accounted for nearly 12 percent of all spam (per MessageLabs stats).
Is this the last rogue for 2009? The cyber criminals will probably ditch 2009 in their naming after the New Year. AntivirusPC2009 may still trick some people before next year though. The fraud tool downloads files on the system and detects them after a scan has been performed.
Hopefully, the holiday season has found you spending a good amount of time offline: enjoying moments spent with friends and family, keeping long-standing traditions or creating new ones to follow for seasons to come, or just relaxing due to some downtime from work or school.
10 years of dispute between the European Union and Microsoft end in a victory for individual choice, as the mega-giant company agrees to allow Windows operating system users in Europe a choice from a variety of web browsers, instead of automatically imposing their Internet Explorer browser. Read more at the BBC News website.
By the way, Lavasoft offers our users Google Chrome as a compliment web browser to the Ad-Aware Internet Security product range. You'll find it available during the installation of Ad-Aware Free, Plus, Pro and Game Editions.
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