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    Rombertik: Malware just keeps getting nastier!

    Hey Y'all,

    There's an article on the latest nasty! Rombertik!

    As we like to say here Image, Image, and Image again. It may be your only defense!

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    Not much will ever beat a bare metal restore. But, you might want to give some thought to trying Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit MBAE Free or MBAE Premium as it might save you a half-hour to 45 minutes and a headache.
    Last edited by 1PW; 2015-05-04 at 23:24.
    All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses and if the malware doesn't self replicate it just isn't a virus.

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    1PW,
    Sorry for this non-techie's question, but:
    If one is running MBytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium), does MBAE premium add another layer of protection, or is it not necessary?
    Thank you,
    Dick

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    Using common sense and not clicking on anything in a Email is another defense. This malware seems to be directed at businesses rather than the average user.

    Jerry

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    If one is running MBytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium), does MBAE premium add another layer of protection, or is it not necessary?
    Yes, it certainly helps. It takes more than just one program to try to catch everything. However, it's never good to have two or more antivirus programs running at the same time. Malwarebytes is okay to run along side an antivirus program.

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    Hello Dick-Y:

    Berton's post above is quite right. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) Premium is a very valuable adjunct to even a top level Anti-Virus application. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE) adds multilayers of protection against dreaded Exploit Kits. Exploit Kits are becoming one of the top trending methods for infecting Windows software.

    The author/developer of MBAE has an informative FAQ you may wish to read.

    You must continually think in terms of attack surface reduction. System security is an on-going process and not just a security product or two...

    HTH
    Last edited by 1PW; 2015-05-05 at 15:10.

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    This looks like one of those malwares where IF you had changed the default way you view files so you could see the file extension you would figure out the sting.

    IF you hadn't changed the default you might wonder why .pdf or .doc was displayed when you normally never see the file extension.

    And why the Adobe PDF (or whatever reader you use) or MS Word icon respectively was not displayed on the file and instead a broken icon is displayed for the file. Clues to the impending disaster only one mouse click away.
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    I've read a couple of articles on these new Malwares that use "anti-analysis" tools to make sure they aren't being tracked or detected. I wonder if you could use that against them; set up a virtual box called "Sandbox" and run your email and web from there. Then if you do happen to get infected, hopefully the malware would see the virtual environment and the name "Sandbox" and think it was being tracked and terminate.

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