Attacks against about 50 firms featured e-mails with attachments containing a backdoor.
Don't think of it as a "self-extracting archive." Think of it as autorun for cute baby pictures.
Methods for quieting them.
Installing printer drivers is a pain.
Fake patches, rogue invoices make the rounds as spammers keep trying to fool people into installing Trojans on their PCs.
Free download of software that allows basic editing, sharing, organizing of photographs.
Downloads of movies, software may pack unwanted punch: adware and spyware that produce pop-up ads, track browsing habits and slow PCs.
Phishers are setting up fraudulent e-commerce Web sites and waiting for victims using Google and other search engines to find them.
Many are setting up legitimate looking e-commerce sites that disguise links to malicious software as pictures of goods on sale, firm says.
It may be the happiest time of the year for merchants, but gamers and home entertainment enthusiasts may be disappointed.