The Citadel software disables anti-virus programs on infected PCs so they cannot detect malicious software. This means that if your PC was infected by Citadel, it still is despite the takedown of 1000 Citadel servers.
As the co-founder of FixMeStick, I appreciated the Pit Crew’s article on Windows 8 Secure Boot last week. As the Pit Crew’s article mentions, even Microsoft’s own Offline Defender won’t boot on Windows 8 PCs with Secure Boot on. Neither will Norton’s Bootable Recovery Tool. We received a lot of questions about how we do it so here’s how we’ve architected our latest FixMeStick (a computer virus removal device):
Why we are unlikely to ever see an online heist movie out of Ben Affleck.
On the Internet, viruses that hold their victims ransom are like a brazen bank heist at noon compared to other viruses.