K7 Computing has released new version 14.2 of it’s home edition antivirus products K7 Antivirus Plus, K7 Total Security and K7 Ultimate Security.
New improvement includes faster scanning speed and easier integration with new Windows 8.1 operating system. This was a challenging task for K7 developers, due to the remarkable K7 speeds in previous versions.
Products also received improved scan of other AV products prior installation with option to automatically uninstall them. This prevents possible conflicts and system performance and instability problems.
New version has been also tested by Softpedia with very good results: Full article in Softpedia
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K7 Computing Ireland and UK August 2014
Over the New Year period 0-day exploits have been rampaging around. In our threat control lab we have looked into hits for the recently discovered 0-day that exploits a vulnerability (CVE-2013-0422) in the latest version of JAVA (1.7 update 10).
Our records imply that an exploit, from cool exploit kit, has been on the hunt from January 8th this year, if not before. Example file names seen so far are 2233.jar, 2332.jar and some randomised ones, downloaded from different domains that serve the exploit and other malware.
The 0-day under discussion, on successful execution on a victim’s machine, exploits the vulnerability in the java environment and downloads a Windows executable file, which currently happens to be a Ransomware Trojan in most of the occurrences.
Fortunately, K7 users are pro-actively shielded from this 0-day attack by the Carnivore technology embedded in K7 security products. Here is a screenshot that depicts K7 security products blocking an attempt to exploit the vulnerability.
Malware Analyst, K7TCL