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UPDATES - February 25, 2005

by Marianna Schmudlach / February 24, 2005 3:10 PM PST

TrojanHunter Update 2.25.05

Ruleset update: 4xx-2005-02-25
An updated TrojanHunter ruleset, containing 26832 ruleset entries, is available. This update adds 12 new trojan definitions:
Adware.7adpower.103
Adware.Agent.105
Adware.EliteToolbar.106
AnyServ.100
Bifrost.101
CIO.100
DarkMoon.104
DarkMoon.105
Delf.100
Dialer.Comsoft.103
Litmus.205
Worm.Zafi.101
Licensed TrojanHunter users can easily update using TrojanHunter's LiveUpdate utility. If you are using the trial version of TrojanHunter, please see http://www.misec.net/trojanhunter/updating/ for instructions on how to update to the latest ruleset.

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Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1
by Donna Buenaventura / February 24, 2005 4:00 PM PST

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1 has just been released. A minor update, this version fixes a few security holes and some other bugs. If you're using Firefox 1.0, you want this release. The Firefox Release Notes have also been updated and The Burning Edge has an unofficial Firefox 1.0.1 changelog. Download links can be found on the official Firefox product page. You can also check the full article for some BitTorrent links.

Update: We've been asked to point you towards bittorrent.mozilla.org for the BitTorrent links.

Another Update: At the demand of the Mozilla Foundation, we've removed the direct links to the Firefox 1.0.1 FTP directory. Go to www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/all.html to see all the builds. We understand using the download links on the mozilla.org site places less strain on the servers due to the mirroring configuration.

http://mozillazine.org/articles/article6129.html

Download Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1 (English version for Windows in http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-1.0.1&os=win&lang=en-US). Other languages and OS, go to http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/all.html

Change Log in http://www.squarefree.com/burningedge/releases/1.0.1.html

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FireFox 1.o.1 is now available ... from
by Jake Barnes / February 24, 2005 4:03 PM PST
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AntiVir PE VDF-6.29.00.149 02/25/2005
by roddy32 / February 24, 2005 8:13 PM PST
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a-squared (a
by roddy32 / February 24, 2005 9:00 PM PST

Updater: Changed downloading method and improved proxy support.
Common signature update 02/25/2005 ... 391 signatures added.
Please note you will have to restart your PC on completion of this update
http://forum.emsisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=2681

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avast! update 02/25/2005 {0508-3, 7.70-9225}
by roddy32 / February 24, 2005 9:12 PM PST
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TrojanHunter Ruleset update: 4xx-2005-02-25 (3)
by roddy32 / February 24, 2005 11:27 PM PST

An updated TrojanHunter ruleset, containing 26926 ruleset entries, is available. This update adds 17 new trojan definitions:

DDoS.BrainBuster.101
NuclearBot.102
DDoS.BrainBuster.100
Haxdor.105
Haxdor.104
Haxdor.103
Haxdor.102
Adware.Aureate.100
Dialer.Diamin.100
TrojanProxy.WinInit.100
KLog.MSTask.100
RBot.210
TrojanDownloader.Agent.123
Sqr.100
Adware.PurityScan.246
RiskWare.XShadow.100
TrojanNotifier.Space.100

Licensed TrojanHunter users can easily update using TrojanHunter's LiveUpdate utility. If you are using the trial version of TrojanHunter, please see http://www.misec.net/trojanhunter/updating/ for instructions on how to update to the latest ruleset.

Forum Link: http://forum.misec.net/board/RulesetUpdates/1109341801

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AntiVir PE VDF-6.29.00.150 02/25/2005
by roddy32 / February 25, 2005 12:35 AM PST
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Update AVG 7.0 - AVI 266.5.0
by dawillie / February 25, 2005 2:11 AM PST

Update AVG 7.0 - AVI 266.5.0
Added detection of new variants of I-Worm/Ariss, I-Worm/Pawur, Worm/Myfip, new variant of trojan BackDoor.Wootbot.
- February 25, 2005 -

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X-RayPc
by Donna Buenaventura / February 25, 2005 2:29 AM PST
X-RayPc

Xblock Systems is pleased to announce a new freeware product to help technical users regain control of their machines and to assist spyware researchers doing log analysis.

This tool is not meant to replace your standard anti-spyware scanner, but serve as diagnostic tool to help identify questionable processes on a machine.

What and why?

As the spyware versus anti-spyware battle rages on, we were looking for good tools that allow a user to examine the contents of his or her machine and to take corrective actions against questionable programs. An excellent candidate for this is "HijackThis" by Merijn, which is already in use by many"anti spyware experts". We are a big fan of Merjin's work and we felt that HJT could be improved upon in some ways and thus the idea for X-RayPc Spyware Process Analyzer was born.

We took the best aspects of the HJT concept and linked it up to the SpywareGuide database. The result is something like a systems management tool with a built-in expert system. Happy

If you can't wait to try it out, jump straight to the download page. If not, read on. Please note that X-RayPC is not intended to replace your anti-spyware solution but to act as a useful research tool. Currently X-RayPC is free for non-commercial use.

Features
Functional
[*]Lists active processes
[*]List autostarting programs
[*]Lists BHOs, Download Program Files, IE Extension plugins, etc...
[*]Shows file size and MD5 of all files instantly
[*]One-Click "Triage" : shows which items are "good", "bad" or "unknown"
[*]Integrated file-uploader
[*]Integrated deactivation and removal of an item or file
[*]Can kill running processes (within the limits of the OS security model)
[*]Can delete in-use files (after reboot)
[*]Can export the log file in text form, Excel format and in HJT-compatible format
[*]Detects hundreds of suspicious programs

Technical
[*]Fully compiled Win32 executable
[*]Single file download: No external runtimes, DLL's, libraries,...
[*]No install needed. No installer to mess with. Grab the executable and run it. Delete it when done.
[*]Fast! Complete analysis of the system is done in a few seconds.

Benefits

Offline

X-RayPc Spyware Analyzer can be used as an interactive tool to to examine a users Windows environment and investigate and correct system malfunctions. Logs can be saved and/or uploaded to message boards.

Online

It can also be used as an remote interactive support tool. Let have a look at the schema.

More info in http://www.x-raypc.com/
Download from http://www.x-raypc.com/download.html
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NAV Intelligent Updater
by roddy32 / February 25, 2005 3:13 AM PST

Intelligent Updater:
Virus Definitions created February 25
Virus Definitions released February 25
Norton AntiVirus Corp. Edition:
Defs Version: 70225i
Sequence Number: 41568
Extended Version: 2/25/2005 rev. 9
Total Viruses Detected: 69067

New detections added for this release (9):
Threat Severity Type Discovered
Adware.MWSearch - Adware -
W32.Breda@mm Category 1 - -
W32.HLLW.Namshare Category 1 - -
W32.Inforyou.A@mm Category 1 - -
W32.Kipis.M@mm Category 1 - -
W32.Randex.CST Category 2 Worm 02-24-2005
W32.Refaz Category 1 - -
W32.Spybot.KEG Category 1 - -
W32.Zellome@m Category 1 - -

Intelligent Updater only
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/defs.download.html

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Opera Beta 2 for Windows 25-2-05
by roddy32 / February 25, 2005 4:49 AM PST

Changes since Beta 1
User Interface
Enabled downloading of the file ua.ini for site-specific changing of the user agent string. Check is performed automatically with the "Check for new version" function.
Added dialog for reporting sites that do not work well with Opera. Available in the "Help" menu.
Renamed "Customize" dialog to "Appearance". Skin settings included in the new dialog.
When starting download, allow transfer dialog to stay in the background.
Clicking and holding the "Back" or "Forward" button will show a dropdown with history.
Improved session manager.
Removed workspace mode from start-up dialog.
Let dragged history list elements contain a URL and a title, allowing to drag and drop them to more toolbars and external programs.
Both typed and redirected URLs will now be saved to address field drop-down history.
Added font preference setting for reading e-mail.
Ctrl+U should delete only one line in multi-line edit fields.
Ctrl+F11 works as keyboard shortcut for "Fit to window width" rather than "Disable main menu", which is now only available in opera6.ini.
Added checkbox for using proxy on local servers.
Fix for parsing IPv6 addresses in proxy dialog.
Fixed regression making it impossible to save Web pages in .txt format.
Prevent notifications from showing up when other applications are running in full-screen mode.

http://www.opera.com/windows/changelogs/800b2/

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SpySweeper Update 2.25.05
by roddy32 / February 25, 2005 10:59 AM PST
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