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Archive for the Antivirus Category

11.7.2014

List of spam phrases and words

If you have a spam filter and want to import a list of common phrases  click on the hyperlink to download 260 Spam Phrases as a text file to import

02.7.2014

Kaspersky using remote console tools or on-screen keyboard for editing settings

As a security feature Kaspersky by default blocks remote console and on screen keyboard from editing Kaspersky settings. If using TeamViewer or other remote access to edit the settings you need to disable Kaspersky Self-defense features first. This can be found under settings and advanced settings, which can be done using mouse clicks.  To ensure the […]

09.7.2012

Fake emails from Australian taxation office phishing site

We have recently been seeing emails come through from [email protected] that looks like the below. This is a phishing email which will attempt to gather your information If you click on the link you will see it takes you not to an ATO.gov.au site but www.trifecta.com This is a copy of the ATO site, but […]

02.9.2012

Malware and Anti-Virus Threats for 2012

We’re always looking to stay ahead of the threats. Here are 10 trends we think will be the main factors affecting the IT security landscape in 2012. 1. Social media and the web We expect cybercriminals to continue their effective mass generation of malware, increasing the number of attacks using new social media platforms and […]

12.23.2011

How to configure Windows 7 to allow Sophos push installation

In Windows 7, in Control Panel, open Network and Sharing Center. For the-

12.22.2011

Viral link in unsubscribe on spam email for Mozilla firefox

With all the spam I get I am frequently unsubscribing from e-mail lists without thinking much you about it. Today I received this one and clicked on the unsubscribe The link went to a webpage with malware on it, fortunately my Sophos blocked the malware on the page    

10.17.2011

Windows security center marks bit defender as disabled

Sometimes you might see an alert from-

08.8.2011

Sophos virus and malware threat report

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09.22.2010

Manually removing Sophos puremessage when it will not uninstall

Here are the steps: 1. Stop Internet Information Services: Stop the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service (this will prevent mail from being allowed through while PureMessage is offline) Stop the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service Stop the Microsoft Exchange MTA Stacks service 2. Stop and disable the PureMessage related services: Sophos PureMessage Sophos PureMessage […]

03.15.2010

How to disable Sophos anti virus

Right click on the Blue Shield sophos icon on the bottom right of your status bar. Select Open Sophos Endpoint Security and Control Configure anti-virus and HIPS On-access Scanning. Check off Enable on-access scanning for this computer