PUP Friday: Let’s talk generic

For this PUP Friday post, we’re going to look into PUPs that we can simply classify as “Downloaders”. We have sampled a bundler offering the program called Internet Download Manager, which is capable of downloading other files we detect as PUP and connects to sites leading to suspicious destinations.

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Malwarebytes gets tougher on PUPs

We are getting even more critical about what we call a PUP, and what what we are going to be detecting and removing from user systems.

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Explained: WMI hijackers

This post describes how WMI hijackers work and why they are hard to find on an affected system. It also shows an example of such a hijacker called Yeabests after the domain it hijacks to.

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A week in security (Sep 25 – Oct 01)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from September 25th to October 1st. This week, we discussed Komplex, that new Snap eyewear, a fake browser extension, more malvertising campaigns, and some little known truths about spoofing file extensions.

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PUP Friday: Nikoff Security redux

Last Friday, I wrote about a set of 6 PUP apps by Nikoff Security. This week, there have been some new developments in the story, some good news and some bad news.

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