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Andrey Kucherov

Andrey Kucherov is researching new malware samples and backing signatures in his role as Malware Analyst in the Imunify360 antivirus team. He is an online security enthusiast, always ready to learn something new and share his knowledge. When away from the keyboard, he likes to travel, and is fond of reading deeply philosophical books.

Recent Posts

Malware: Why is it hard to remove?

Nov 8, 2019 11:51:49 AM / by Andrey Kucherov posted in malware, Imunify360

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Introduction

Have you ever wondered why malware is so hard to get rid of, and why, no matter how many times you run your malware scanner, infected files keep reappearing, as if by magic?

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Imunify360 Goes Hunting: A look at the latest victim

Oct 24, 2019 1:20:23 PM / by Andrey Kucherov posted in Imunify360

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The Imunify Malware Detection Team have a stash, a repository of over 7 million openly-available CMS add-ons and plugins.

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HiddenWasp: How to detect malware hidden on Linux & IoT

Jun 14, 2019 3:01:00 PM / by Andrey Kucherov posted in malware, iot, hiddenwasp, trojan

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There’s a dangerous new malware affecting Linux and IoT devices known as HiddenWasp. In this article, I’ll dissect it to show you how it works and how you can stop it infecting your Linux server or IoT device.

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A post-hack survival guide: cleaning your website after being hacked

Jan 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Andrey Kucherov posted in website, hacked, security, cleanup

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Introduction

Very often, web hosting administrators start to take security measures only after a website has been hacked. So, let us imagine the situation when ImunifyAV has been installed on such an infected server. All malware has been cleaned in one click, and all malicious activity has been stopped.

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When Linux antivirus lets you down: How to remove malware from a website manually

Jan 11, 2019 12:02:00 PM / by Andrey Kucherov posted in malware, cleanup

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By Andrey Kucherov, Malware Analyst at Imunify360

The detection rates of anti-malware and antivirus scanners varies considerably. Knowing how to manually scan for and remove malware is an important and useful skill with which to confirm a scanner's effectiveness or compensate for its failings. In this article, Andrey Kucherov, Malware Analyst at Imunify360, describes some essential manual website malware detection and cleanup techniques. 

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