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 Total Security 13.1 product has earned the latest VB100 award for the Windows XP SP3 platform.
Latest K7 Total Security in a version 13.1 reached higher positioning among the previous testing results.
The test result shows that:
- K7 have made big improvements in proactive and reactive detection rates for antivirus protection.
- The Virus Bulletin organisation has praised the new look and feel of K7 Total Security.
- K7 Total Security is rated as ‘Solid’ which is the best rating for product stability.
Full test results: https://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/test?recent=1
K7 Computing antivirus and security products have been updated to version 13.1
This new version brings improvements to the installation and security modules, especially new firewall and improved antivirus engine performance.
In the newest build 13.1 K7 has updated Firewall module and antivirus engine performance. Speeding up even still unbeatable installation time averaging in less than a minute. On a new PC/Laptop can be achieved in less than 25 seconds.
The scanning speed of the antivirus engine is the most-kept secret in K7, which makes your computer run faster than before. The program’s performance speed does not slow down processes and, therefore, you won’t notice any slowdown of your computer. Unobtrusive but complete PC protection is the key factor for K7 security products.
Latest 13.1 versions of K7 Antivirus Products:
- K7 Antivirus Plus
- K7 Total Security
- K7 Ultimate Security
K7 Computing takes a different approach at the software version names and as of Q3 of 2012, is not using any prefix for the software version. Builds that reflect new features and improvements are identified as the year they are released and the update version, E.g., 12.2, 13.0 and newest version is 13.1
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K7 Computing is happy to announce that it’s latest build released today 30th October 2012 is fully compatible with newest Microsoft Windows 8 operating system.
K7 is working hard on assuring full compatibility with Windows 8 for the last year and the latest build assures smooth and unbeatable performance of K7 protection.
Latest K7 antivirus products are following in the footsteps of previous versions with unmatched great performance and lowest system resources impact.
Latest 12.2 build changelog:
- Windows 8 Compatible
- Enhanced Firewall with IPv6 network support
- Improved Scan Engine for better Scan speed and performance
- Enhanced Application Control to support 64 bit network applications
- Improved third party products detection and removal
New product builds have one new extra great ability and that’s installation time. K7 antivirus protections are capable of installing on the new system in less than 30 seconds. Protecting your system, your data and your privacy with the lightning speed of K7 antivirus engine.
K7 Total Security compatibility page
K7 Ultimate Security compatibility page
The current unpatched Microsoft Internet Explorer (6, 7, 8, 9) vulnerability was being actively exploited in the wild even before it was assigned a CVE. 0-day indeed. Microsoft is due to release an Out-Of-Band patch for this exploit shortly, but unfortunately some damage has already been done via targeted attacks currently emanating from China. All of this follows in the wake of the Java vulnerability written about recently.
As MAPP partners we were privy to extra information from Microsoft about how to go about detecting attempts to exploit the vulnerability. However it turns out that the Carnivore technology embedded in K7 security products already blocked any attempt to exploit this vulnerability, as it did in the Java vulnerability case a few weeks back.
Here is an attempt to exploit the currently unpatched Use-After-Free Internet Explorer vulnerability:
Targeted attacks are becoming more and more prevalent, and a common feature of these is the use of exploits, some of them ’0-day’, to deliver the malicious payloads. Carnivore provides an early warning and blocking safety mechanism whether the modus operandi involves a browser, a document, or something else in the future. Carnivore may not be perfect, but it certainly is a powerful maintainer of border security.
Senior Manager, K7TCL
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K7 on-demand scanning speed improvement
K7 has just released the latest build 12.1.0128 for endpoint security products K7 Total Security, K7 Ultimate Security and K7 Antivirus Plus.
New build brings improved on-demand scanning speed for already unmatching security performance of K7 Antivirus products.
K7 In-house testing on multiple system configurations showed that K7 antivirus engine beats competition also with on-demand scanning speed.
New build implements easier installation with pre-install check for other antivirus solutions with automatic option for uninstall. Making it easier to implement K7 antivirus products that comes with the fastest installation speed with installation time average of less than 1 minute.
Let’s wake up and smell the coffee.
There have been several security write-upsabout the recent 0-day java vulnerability CVE-2012-4681. Oracle itself only issued a bulletinrecently, but the vulnerability has been right royally exploited in the wild by cyber criminals in Russia and China (well, no surprises there).
It has been a turbulent week or so, with the same exploit code first being used in a targeted attack, and later being commercially incorporated in bog standard exploit kits. Indeed, a fair amount of bad news.
Fortunately, Oracle has now provided the security update to patch the vulnerability. We recommend applying this ASAP if you are running java. Note, however, that K7′s Carnivore technology was already blocking attempts to exploit CVE-2012-4681, right from day zero. Further more, many of the known bad URLs were already blocked by K7′s SiteBlocker, generics playing a part. Finally, the exploit JARs and the associated binaries have been tackled in a proactive fashion. This means the K7 fortress around the user has kept things safe and secure.
Senior Manager, K7TCL
A few months back we had blogged about how the FBI had extended the deadline for turning off the rogue DNS servers it had taken control of. Lo and behold! that dead line has finally arrived.
Given the amount of grace period that was provided before putting these servers down, one would assume that the infected PCs would have been cleaned up by now. However, according to the DNS Changer Working Group, a worrying number of PCs still have their DNS entries pointing to the malicious servers.
Our customers need not worry though, for K7 products already have the functionality to diagnose these rogue DNS IP addresses, and replace them with known good ones.
Image Courtesy: http://www.dns-ok.us
Zero-Access is one of the more prevalent and sophisticated pieces of malware observed in recent times. Similar to other malware in its class, it is able to infect both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems with kernel mode root-kit components.
Recently it has become apparent that Zero-Access evolved, some would call it ‘regressed’, from a kernel mode root-kit into a user mode patcher. Closer inspection reveals that this latest version infects Microsoft’s Service Control Manager (services.exe) on 64-bit systems. Strangely, the original host bytes don’t appear to be stored in the patched executable, making disinfection non-trivial. Given the importance of the OS application affected, it is advisable to replace the infected binary with an exact copy of the original file. Please note that restoration of the file is best left to the experts.
Distribution methods for Zero-Access include both social engineering tactics & drive-by-downloads. It pretends to be software updates using file names like [Removed]_update_for_Win.exe or pornographic material using file names like animal_[Removed].avi.exe, to lure its potential victims.
K7 security products not only prevents access to the malicious URLs involved in spreading this malware, but also pro-actively detects components of this malware in real time.
Lokesh Kumar/Samir Mody
K7 Computing is proud to announce that our partnership with VirusTotal has just become stronger.
Our file scanner has been on VT for ages, but we have just recently included our URL-scanning capabilities on the VirusTotal site.
We would like to take this opportunity to commend the guys at VT for their diligent work, and we very much look forward to continuing to foster our relationship with them.
Samir Mody/Lokesh Kumar