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Windows 7: New malware overwrites Adobe software updaters.

25 Mar 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
New malware overwrites Adobe software updaters.

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For the first time security researchers have spotted a type of malicious software that overwrites update functions for other applications, which could pose additional long-term risks for users.

The malware, which infects Windows computers, masks itself as an updater for Adobe Systems' products and other software such as Java, wrote Nguyen Cong Cuong, an analyst with Bach Khoa Internetwork Security (BKIS), a Vietnamese security company, on its blog.
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New malware overwrites Adobe software updaters | Security Central - InfoWorld


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26 Mar 2010   #2
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

A bit off topic, but I've always been a bit leery of Adobe and Java, truth to tell. I don't use Java, and only use Adobe's Flash player. There are a lot of as good as/better PDF readers/editors out there, and Adobe has always been a bit too bloated for me.

I've been using two freeware PDF readers on different machines (to see which I like better) and I would recommend folks look at either STDU (TIFF, PDF, DjVu, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), XPS viewer) or PDF XChange (Tracker Software Products :: PDF-XChange Viewer) instead.

All that said, good find on the article.
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