New Portable – Microsoft releases Windows Defender Offline tool beta (create bootable CD,DVD,USB flash drive)

New Portable – Microsoft releases Windows Defender Offline tool beta (create bootable CD,DVD,USB flash drive)

New Portable – Microsoft releases Windows Defender Offline tool beta (create bootable CD,DVD,USB flash drive)

Microsoft releases Windows Defender Offline tool beta
The H
Users can choose to create a bootable CD, DVD or USB flash drive
Microsoft has published a public beta of an offline version of its
Windows Defender spyware removal software, formerly known as Microsoft
AntiSpyware. Using the Windows Defender Offline …
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-releases-Windows-Defender-Offline-tool-beta-1392853.html

GET IT FREE HERE ……
What is Windows Defender Offline Beta?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline

NOTES…. A big plus here is the antimalware product runs before a
bootkit can apparently, which coincides with the new security technology
in Windows 8 which unfortunately has already been cracked….

” Windows 8 Boot Security Cracked”
http://www.crn.com/news/security/231903295/windows-8-boot-security-cracked.htm;jsessionid=NZjzL4QedChUWf+VUz6Tyg**.ecappj02

THREAT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootkit#bootkit

\sarcasm\ …So Micro$oft will be passing out a free Windows Defender
Anti-Bootkit USB Drive stick and a Norton CD with each new Windows 8
purchase ? ! LOL ….sounds eerily like a Microsoft apology or the
opposite being offering the same type technology for XP users as
conceivably a bootkit can not run on Vista because rootkits can not.
Since Vista UAC has reportedly been cracked
<https://bluecollarpcwebs.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/vista-user-account-control-uac-finally-cracked/>;
…THEN it would seem this is indeed the next attack vector as creating
the bootkit to then circumvent Vista security to attempt running the
very first rootkit on Vista which means a payload described as a
“blended threat” <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blended_threat>; as
massive, is necessary, and will no doubt be tracked back by Cyber
Security agencies (FBI et al) and the antimalware industry and possibly
private citizen groups that go botnet hunting. BUT the obvious question
is hot to upload the payload to Vista ? Only those that could care less
about security or love to run Vista without UAC (turning it into a XP or
98 0r ME) are the ones that can even be infected with the payload to
even attempt to deliver the payload and attempt reports back as to how
well they did. Massive hit and miss circumstances for this ever to
become reality. Since Vista has not climbed too much above 10 to 12
percent of sales seems it would be missed by this pipe dream to date.
Still, food for thought – and I am still in the “I love my Vista” crowd
for life ! ! ! She will be most secure even over and above Windows 8.

REFERENCE ….
Techworld.com – Vista’s UAC spots rootkits, tests find
http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsid=101583

I personally called Vista as the crown of security software for the
decade (2000-2010) as the operating system itself achieving what NO
other defense software did…..

QUOTES
AV-Test.org, which set out to find out how well anti-virus programmes
fared against known rootkits….
The answer was not particularly well at all, either for Windows XP, or
Vista-orientated products. Of 30 rootkits thrown at XP anti-malware
scanners, none of the seven AV suites found all 30, a similar story to
the six web-based scanners assessed. Only four of the 14 specialised
anti-rootkit tools managed a perfect score.

The best of the all-purpose suites was Avira AntiVir Premium Security
Suite, which found 29 active rootkits, with Norton finding as few as 18.
The anti-rootkit tools fared better, with AVG Anti-Rootkit Free, GMER,
Rootkit Unhooker LE, and Trend Micro Rootkit Buster achieving perfect
scores. The scores for removal were patchy, however, with all failing to
remove 100 percent of the rootkits they had found.

The results for Vista products were harder to assess because only six
rootkits could run on the OS, but the testers had to turn off UAC to get
even this far. Vista’s UAC itself spotted everything thrown in front of
it.

Only three of the 17 AV tools for Vista managed to both detect and
successfully remove them, F-Secure Anti-Virus 2008, Panda Security
Antivirus 2008, and Norton Antivirus 2008.

That UAC can tell a user when a rootkit is trying to install itself is
not in itself surprising, as Vista is supposedly engineered from the
ground up to intercept all applications requests of any significance.

OTHERS ——–>

Emsisoft Emergency Kit 1.0 [FREE]
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/
[Software collection]
Version 1.0.0.25 – 6/8/2011
Your emergency kit for infected PCs!
Detects and removes Malware
>4 million known dangers
100% portable – perfect for USB sticks
HiJackFree and BlitzBlank included

ClamWin Portable (Antivirus, more) [FREE]
http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/clamwin_portable
Antivirus to go…. ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus
packaged as a portable app, so you can take your antivirus with you to
scan files on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod,
portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving
any personal information behind.
NEWS: ClamWin Portable 0.97.1 (anti-virus) Released | PortableApps.com

ClamWin Portable 0.97.1 (anti-virus) Released. Submitted by John T.
Haller on June 17, 2011 – 7:46pm. logo ClamWin Portable 0.97.1 has been
released. …
http://portableapps.com/news/2011-06-17_-_clamwin_portable_0.97.1_released

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper (Beta) [FREE]
http://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper
Note “beta” means it is actually still a test version with ability of
feedbacks from the community for any bugs found they need to correct. It
then is released as normal “alpha” version.
NEWS:
Microsoft ships free malware cleaner that boots from CD or USB
ZDNet (blog)
June 1, 2011, 10:15am PDT In a move aimed at cutting down on support
call costs, Microsoft has released a malware recovery tool that boots
from a CD or USB stick. Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media
enthusiast specializing …
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/microsoft-ships-free-malware-cleaner-that-boots-from-cd-or-usb/8712

SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner (Antispyware) [FREE]
http://www.superantispyware.com/portablescanner.html
Follow the instructions below to download the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable
Scanner. The scanner features our complete scanning and removal engine
and will detect AND remove over 1,000,000 spyware/malware infections.
The scanner does NOT install anything on your Start Menu or Program
Files and does NOT need to be uninstalled. The scanner contains the
latest definitions so you DO NOT need Internet Access on the infected
system to scan.

Comodo Cleaning Essentials
Comodo Cleaning Essentials is a set of portable antivirus tools
that will help you to detect and remove malware from an infected PC.
http://www.comodo.com/business-security/network-protection/cleaning_essentials.php
(DESKTOP http://www.comodo.com/ )

ESET SysInspector is a powerful, portable security tool that will
inspect your system’s files, running processes, Registry keys and more,
looking for and highlighting anything that could be a sign of malware.
(Makers of famous Eset NOD32 Antivirus – most awarded in history)
http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/20672-eset_sysinspector_12026_32-bit
(DESKTOP http://www.eset.com/us/ )

Norman Malware Cleaner is an interesting portable antivirus tool which
will scan your PC, detecting and removing any malware that it uncovers.
http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/23283-norman_malware_cleaner
(DESKTOP http://www.norman.com/en-us )

The AVG Rescue CD is a portable environment that comes with a range of
tools to help you clean up a virus-infected PC, fix hard drive problems,
and get an unbootable system working again. This variant of the rescue
CD is intended for installation on a USB flash drive. After downloading,
you should extract the archive contents directly to the root folder of
the USB drive
you’d like to use. (If you don’t have a tool that can read RAR files,
then try 7-ZIP).
http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/4650-avg_rescue_cd_usb_flash_drive_edition
(DESKTOP http://www.avg.com/us-en/homepage

CCleaner Portable
CCleaner Portable is a compact version of CCleaner that you can store on
a CD, USB flash drive, microSD, or even two floppy disks if you still
use those.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Security/Secure-cleaning/Windows-Portable-Applications-CCleaner-Portable.shtml
(DESKTOP http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner )
 
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One Response to “New Portable – Microsoft releases Windows Defender Offline tool beta (create bootable CD,DVD,USB flash drive)”

  1. bluecollarpc Says:

    The whole idea or purpose of this post was this new attack at detecting and removing rootkits by Microsoft in this new release. Once there unfortunately is a rootkit present, it can be next to impossible to detect and remove and is the only time I actually read that Microsoft themselves absolutely recommended wiping the disk and reinstalling Windows fresh. Sometimes they might have suggested this with worst offending viruses and worms – but with the rootkit, they absolutely mentioned it was the ONLY cure possible and virtually everyone in security say the same.

    The rootkit infection begins and, within the first and next session or two, will completely have embedded itself in the system and remain hidden beyond etection. It is able to use other files and put them up like a shield as all the best antivirus and anti-rootkit software will see. I have seen some people perform complete scans before and after each session – believe it or not – and even in between ! Actually that might be the only attempt at a guarantee no rootkit will reside in the system.

    Once they go undetected, they can act worst then any Downloader Trojan as installing malware at will.

    Some symptoms you would notice if there was an infected computer with a
    rootkit…
    # If you have quality antivirus/antispyware and have made full scans
    regularly – this can rule out that it is other infections. But it just
    seems there is something there running intermittently. (May even sending
    some spam or messages out)
    # You might see a slight cloudy small area on the desktop background and
    swear you saw something move and fade out. (May have run a small worm
    deleting files)
    # It seems sometimes when you are doing stuff that something else
    intermittently seemed to run also invisible. (May be installing more
    malware)
    # You might see any CPU meter displaying an unexpected spike or surge
    and gone. (May be communicating back to culprit, or any of the above)
    # Navigation may bog down slightly for some unforeseen reason. (Any of
    the above actions invisible in background)
    # You may be getting detections of malware more frequently when running
    system scans and can’t dream of how they occurred. (May be installing
    malwares and got caught)
    # You have a keen eye for malware and simply know something is funky –
    as even it seems a keylogger might be running time to time, but you know
    there is none because these have been easy as pie to block, detect and
    remove by all quality products. Stumped.
    # Unless there is severity of system damage (“not running on all 8” or
    damaged hardware slightly) and about all symptoms above are occurring –
    it is too good a chance there is definitely a rootkit infection. There
    are more ……

    Rootkit (definition)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rootkit


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