RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Mirage Anti-Bot 3.0.2

Protect yourself from the ZeuS, Palevo and Spyeye bots

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 1 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 29 August 2013
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 1496
Developer: Phrozensoft
RSS News Feed: http://phrozenblog.com/?feed=rss2
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/PhrozenSoft
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $27.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
Mirage Anti-Bot 3.0.2
Protect yourself from the ZeuS, Palevo and Spyeye bots

Mirage Anti-Bot is a compact antivirus tool which aims to prevent you from accessing websites infected by the ZeuS, Palevo and SpyEye bots.

The program is fairly straightforward, in theory at least. The key point to remember is that you must launch it as an administrator (right-click the shortcut, select Run As Administrator). Then just click the Update button, and the program will download the abuse.ch blocklist (a major list of infected domains) and update your Windows HOSTS file accordingly, effectively preventing any browser you might run (or any other internet software) from reaching the malicious sites.

There are also a few small extras. Mirage Anti-Bot can log attempted accesses to blocked sites, for instance, perhaps helping you to see if it's doing anything useful. And if you'd like to prevent your kids from accessing a specific domain or two then you can add those sites to the list, too.

The program has significant limitations, of course. Mirage Anti-Bot isn't trying to detect malware on these websites, for instance, it's just blocking domains on a secondary list: if you try to visit an infected site which hasn't made it to the abuse.ch blocklist yet then the program won't be able to help you. So Mirage Anti-Bot is no substitute for a full antivirus tool with proper real-time browsing protection.

You also have to remember to run the program as an administrator, because if you forget then it doesn't seem to realise there's anything wrong, and still claims it's updated your HOSTS file even when nothing's happened at all. The simplest approach is probably just to tweak its shortcut accordingly (right-click, select Properties > Compatibility, check "Run this program as an administrator").

Still, once we'd sorted this out, the program worked well. Mirage Anti-Bot's simplicity means you'll be able to run it alongside your existing tool without any conflicts. And with the program using barely 7MB of RAM on our test PC, it's a reasonable choice to provide an extra layer of protection for your system.

Verdict:

Mirage Anti-Bot is a simple way to add an extra layer of security to your PC.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 Technical Preview

Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 Technical Preview 17.0.0.225

Freeware

¬A very early look at Kaspersky's next security suite

AVG Rescue CD (USB Flash Drive Edition)

AVG Rescue CD (USB Flash Drive Edition) v120.150814

Freeware

Free bootable USB-based environment to remove viruses and fix some PC startup problems

COMODO PC TuneUp 1.0

COMODO PC TuneUp 1.0

Function Limited Demo

Boost your PC's performance with this basic cleanup suite

Re-Enable 2.0

Re-Enable 2.0

Freeware

Quickly repair your system after a virus attack

Other Download Articles From This Category
Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.6

Freeware

Remove adware, toolbars and more

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11.7

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11.7.0.6394

Free, for personal-use only

Emsisoft's virus hunter is faster than ever

Emsisoft Internet Security

Emsisoft Internet Security 11.7.0.6394

Trial Software

Emsisoft's first completely integrated security solution

LastAudit

LastAudit 1.1.0.0

Freeware

A portable security/ vulnerability/ forensic tool

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.16.2

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's new in 2.16.1?

- end-to-end encryption

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: