Having your own website is hard enough. In addition to adding content, trying to grow your audience, maintaining it, now you have to be cautious of malware possibly being spread through your beloved website?
According to Palo Alto Networks’s recent The Modern Malware Review, “90 percent of Unknown Malware [is] Delivered Via Web-Browsing.”
This confirms that most web-based infections fly under the radar for several hours/days before being detected by major antivirus products.
In our previous blog posts, we’ve discussed how web exploits affect end users’ machines and serve malicious payloads.
Let’s take a look behind the curtain on websites and web servers that house and serve malware and how to better protect your own website.
Did you know the term ‘malware’ refers to more than just viruses and worms? Did you know that there are types of malware that infect your system at so deep a level that the operating system doesn’t even realize they are there? Did you know that some malware could make the files, services and running processes associated with its operations invisible? This kind of malware is known as a rootkit and it is a serious problem in today’s computer security world. Many antivirus solutions have a hard time even detecting rootkit activity, let alone removing it. To answer the call in the fight against rootkits, Malwarebytes has taken up arms and introduced a new soldier in the cyber-war. Meet Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit.
The fight against malware is a cat-and-mouse game. It is constant and constantly escalating. They make a move, you counter it, they counter your counter, lather, rinse, repeat.
What’s more: malware almost always has the advantage. Our software Malwarebytes Anti-Malware earned a reputation for having a high success rate in combating new in-the-wild malware infections: in contrast to other security vendors, we can often successfully remove malware that others can only detect. What that means in practice though is that we are often installed after-the-fact to clean up malware that is already entrenched in a system, waiting, holding the upper hand.