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October 27th, 2009

Avast and Russia

Last week we traveled to Moscow to meet with our major Russian partner—Avsoft (www.avast.ru ). At our recent Reseller Conference here in Prague we had named Avsoft our “Global Rising Star Partner”—they had the highest growth of all our resellers in the world. Unfortunately, because of visa issues Avsoft’s leader, Alexey Tarasov, was unable to attend our conference so we went to Moscow to personally present him the award. Avsoft has done a terrific job of building our business in Moscow—he has built a network of hundreds of resellers and is more than doubling the business this year. Read more…

October 15th, 2009

Kavo – a neverending story?

Hello again, this time I would like to present a story of one successful malware family. Why successful? Because it established a new way of spreading some time ago and mainly because it always scored very well in our statistics of malware detected in the wild. And what’s Kavo? It’s a name derived from the filenames of some binaries used by the malware family (kavo0.dll, kavo1.dll etc.). The malware family is known under different names such as Oliga, Kavos, Kamso, OnLineGames, Taterf etc.

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October 2nd, 2009

And what about Microsoft Security Essentials—MSE?

As many of you many know, Microsoft released their free security product earlier this week. Called MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials), it is a replacement for their One Care Product. It has been interesting reading the press coverage and the reaction from competitors. Some declare it will transform the security business and solve all security problems. Some equate it to a bad movie sequel. And some think it is Shakespearean—”Much Ado about Nothing”. Read more…

October 2nd, 2009

Virus Bulletin conference 2009 – photos

063VB2009 took place at the Crowne Plaza Geneva, Switzerland (September 23 – 25). VB conferences always offer a opportunity to meet people from IT security sphere and share the knowledge. Some interesting news were already mentioned on our forums. This post is not intended to discuss technical topics, it should rather show you the beauty of Geneva and Swiss Alps and let you see the ambience of some special VB events (cabaret etc). The galleries are located here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/sejtko/Geneva01#

http://picasaweb.google.com/michal.trs/SwissTourVB2009#

other galleries (or some slight changes) may follow in near future.

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