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The U.S. federal government banned the use of Kaspersky software. By Mark Hachman, Senior Editor, PCWorld MAR 28, 2022 9:59 AM PDT Antimalware provider Kaspersky Lab has been blacklisted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, adding its name alongside Huawei and ZTE as companies that are deemed a threat to national security. The FCC maintains a list of companies which are “deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security or the security and safety of United States persons,” and added Kaspersky to the list on Friday. Officially, the list now includes China Mobile International USA Inc., China Telecom (Americas) Corp, and AO Kaspersky Labs, as well as their subsidiaries. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said in a statement that adding those companies to the list “will help secure our networks from threats posed by Chinese and Russian state backed entities.” If a company is on the restricted list, it can’t receive federal subsidies, Bloomberg reported. The U.S. federal government banned the use of Kaspersky software in federal information systems in 2017 because of concerns about Kaspersky’s links to the Russian government. Individual users may continue to use products blacklisted by the FCC if they choose to do so, however. Kaspersky does not appear in PCWorld’s list of the best antivirus programs for your PC but does appear in the current list of PCWorld’s best free antivirus programs for Windows. If you try to install Kaspersky’s free tools, Windows Defender may flag Kaspersky as dangerous. We encountered the issue in our testing, though it wasn’t clear why the issues occurred. Author: Mark Hachman, Senior Editor As PCWorld's senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite. https://www.pcworld.com/article/626854/kaspersky-blacklisted-as-a-risk-to-u-s-national-security.html
Hi guys, I dont know if this has been posted before sorry for duplication (if any). My Pc with Windows 7 (32bit) has become virtually non usable after i got the virus Runouce. I did a clean installation of Windows 7 but it is still there... scanned with malwarebytes anti malware and removed the virus but after i restarted the PC the virus came back. Tried Safe Mode but nothibg is working... i am attaching few error logs and scan log here in the post archived in zip. Any help will be appreciated.
Hello, I'm trying some solution to secure my system as I'm quite scared by cryptoviruses. I already have external offline backups and drive images, but I'd prefer prevention more than a.. restore. Questions: - are there some permission settings that could block a program trying to encrypt user folders or entire drives? (without limiting normal usage too much!) - on Win7 Pro I'm trying SRP (Software Restriction Policies) whitelisting, but it isn't perfect as various programs and setups still need to execute files in Appdata or Temp folders. Also, this wouldn't block anything disguised as a valid installer. Do you have some tips about this feature? - what are some decent free antiviruses now? (AVG became spyware) - other advices?
https://www.youtube.com/user/danooct1 (NB: Not me, just a fan.) I just wanted to share something tech-related that's also very entertaining. I notice there's a lot of vintage-system enthusiasts on this board and thought you might want to check out this channel. I'm relatively young for a computer nostalgist, so until I saw this guy's videos, I had no idea that viruses used to be kind of an art form for malware writers to show off their skills. Some of those 8-bit graphics were pretty darn cool... if you can ignore the fact that your hard drive just got wiped. Not only that, but some of the programmers seemed to have had a defiantly warped and un-PC sense of humor about taboo subjects (the "abortion" virus, the "AIDS" virus, the "suicide" virus, etc.). At least one or two actually wish the user a Merry Christmas as their files are getting nuked -- there's a German virus that even plays a chiptune version of "O Christmas Tree" out the computer speakers, and displays a message about an evergreen Tannenbaum. Internet trolls, before there was Internet, lol. Anyway, this channel has some pretty cool stuff and you might want to check it out.