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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Version 1.19

Version 1.19 (June 28th, 2008)

1. (FIXED) Various problems with update.
2. (FIXED) Improved protection module stability and speed.
3. (ADDED) Advanced detection schemes for Trojan.Vundo.
4. (ADDED) Windows version number to log file.
5. (ADDED) Support for Czech language.

Product Details: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware


Friday, June 20, 2008

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Version 1.18

Version 1.18 (June 19th, 2008)

1. (FIXED) Created new scheduling interface.
2. (FIXED) Minor glitches with Protection Module.
3. (FIXED) Problem opening help file.
4. (FIXED) System crashes during full scan.
5. (ADDED) Support for Portuguese language.

Product Details: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Windows XP SP3 omits critical security update

Microsoft Tuesday confirmed that Windows XP SP3 (Service Pack 3) omits a critical security update issued by the company in November 2006.

The company acknowledged the omission while attempting to clarify the impact XP SP3 has on existing installations of Flash Player, an add-on that Microsoft bundled with Windows XP when it first shipped in 2001. Microsoft has patched Flash Player in the past using Windows Update, notably with the security update MS06-069 it issued Nov. 14, 2006.

MS06-069, the AWOL update, patched five vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player, and was rated "critical" by Microsoft, the company's highest threat ranking.

Microsoft did not explain why the patch is missing from the service pack, which it has billed as including "all previously released updates."

Flash Player has made security news of late; last week, for example, researchers revealed that hackers were actively exploiting Flash Player, an edition released by Adobe in December 2007. On Monday, Computerworld reported that Windows XP SP3 shipped with that out-of-date and vulnerable version, rather than the newer and more secure Flash Player, which Adobe issued in early April, about two weeks before Microsoft wrapped up the service pack and began distributing it to OEMs.


Sunday, June 01, 2008

XP3 changes Flash player file in System 32

I noticed that after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 that the current up to date flash player file at C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\flash.ocx was overwritten with the old 6.0 version.

Be sure to scan at Secunia Software Inspector and make sure that you have the correct version of Flash installed.