Crypt.Morphine

Crypt.Morphine is a Trojan program that installs itself on your machine through web browser exploits or bundled with other parasites. Once installed on your machine, Crypt.Morphine will scan and record all your passwords and banking information, including your credit card numbers. Crypt.Morphine poses a serious security risk to your financial information; therefore it is recommended to remove Crypt.Morphine as soon as it has been detected.

Posted on November 30, 2007 in Trojans

Adware.AntiSpamBoy

Adware.AntiSpamBoy is an adware application, which is designed to bombard users with irritating popup advertisements. Usually, Adware.AntiSpamBoy secretly installs itself through browser security exploits or via other unethical mechanisms. Once executed, Adware.AntiSpamBoy will generate hundreds of annoying popup adverts based on your browsing habits. Adware.AntiSpamBoy may also connect to the Internet, download, and then install additional malware.

Posted on November 30, 2007 in Adware

Trojan Detected! Popup

“Trojan Detected!” Popup is a fake security alert by the rogue anti-spyware WinPC Antivirus . The “Trojan Detected!” Popup notification claims that the user’s computer is infected with a Trojan virus and promotes the WinPC Antivirus application to remove the false infection. The “Trojan Detected!” Popup text reads: Trojan Detected! A piece of malicious code was found in your system. It may replicate itself if no action is taken. Click here to have your system cleaned by WinPC Antivirus.” The user will automatically install the rogue anti-spyware WinPC Antivirus application if they click on the “Trojan Detected!” Popup alert. The users PC will then be inundated with additional fake alerts and pop-ups.

Posted on November 29, 2007 in Fake Error Messages

Adware.Win32.BHO.ah

Adware.Win32.BHO.ah installs a component called Browser Helper Object (BHO). Browser Helper Objects are designed as a plugin for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser to provide added functionality, and because BHOs have unrestricted access to the Internet Explorer event model, some forms of malware have also been created as BHOs. This can lead to a BHO activating upon detecting a secure HTTP connection to a financial institution, record the user’s keystrokes (intending to capture passwords) and transmit the information to suspicious website.

Posted on November 20, 2007 in Adware

MSA Security Center

MSA Security Center is a rogue malware application which fraudulently presents itself as a security suite program. MSA Security Center can install itself onto the user’s PC without their knowledge or consent. MSA Security Center comes installed and bundled with infected programs and Trojans. MSA Security Center will generate fake pop-up ads and alerts in order to persuade the user into purchasing the full paid version of the rogue application. MSA Security Center can also cause a slow down in the PC’s performance.

Posted on November 17, 2007 in Malware

ICQ Hacker

ICQ Hacker is AOL spyware created by SeCToR-X, group War Industries 2000 in February, 2000. ICQ Hacker exploits the security vulnerabilitiesof AOL, aiming ICQ hacks and DoS attacks at AOL users. ICQ Hacker is also known to steal passwords and personal information data pertaining to AOL users and their messenger accounts (AIM).

Posted on November 15, 2007 in AOL Parasites

WinCoDecPRO

WinCoDecPRO is a rogue application, masquerading as a Windows multimedia coder/decoder. WinCoDecPRO enters the system through Tojan Viruses or manual downloads from dubious websites. Once WinCoDecPRO is activated, fake codec errors will display and the user will be redirected to the WinCoDecPRO website. False alerts and claims will appear claiming that media codecs have been destroyed and that the user is at risk of losing all video and audio files. The user is then asked to update the media codec. WinCoDecPRO uses these tactics to create a state of fright and panic to mislead the user to purchase the application.

Posted on November 14, 2007 in Malware

VirusProtect, WinSecureAV, WinPCDoctor, more – SpyHunter Update v.7.15

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.7.15 (11/13/2007) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.2.9.5018 New spyware appear almost every day. Updating your SpyHunter regularly can protect you against newly released spyware, adware, worms, trojans and other malicious threats. To use SpyHunter’s Instant Definition Update , which provides the latest spyware definition updates and other program updates, go to SpyHunter > Update > Definitions Update . Our Advice: If you currently do not have SpyHunter, it is highly recommended you try SpyHunter’s Spyware Scanner . The following new parasites have been added to SpyHunter: The following parasite threats were updated: Zlob.Trojan Worm.Stration MalwareAlarm The following cookie threats were updated: Zlob.XMalwareAlarm.Cookie...

Posted on November 13, 2007 in Database Updates

WinPCDoctor

WinPCDoctor screenshot

WinPCDoctor is a fake system optimization tool. The program is usually installed on your computer by some other software or by exploiting security vulnerabilities in your browser. It will then flood you with endless popup advertisements and warning messages telling you that the system isn’t performing at its full capacity. The sole purpose of this program is to persuade you into buying its full version, which is supposed to optimize your system’s performance and remove various bugs and errors. Once you purchase WinPCDoctor, it will not perform as expected and will not remove all the infection. The program is known to replicate its files upon deletion, this makes it very difficult to...

Posted on November 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

WinSecureAV

WinSecureAV screenshot

WinSecureAV is a fake spyware removal tool. The program infects your computer by exploiting various vulnerabilities of the software installed on your machine. It will then embed itself in the system by copying its files to system folders and adding several keys to the registry, thus ensuring that it will be launched every time you turn on your computer. Once the installation is complete, WinSecureAV will begin its routine activities. They include generating false security alerts, displaying popup advertisements and causing overall system instability. Manual removal of this application is very complicated, since the program is able to regenerate its files as they are being deleted.

Posted on November 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

MalwareMonitor, SpyWarp, Adware Away, more – SpyHunter Update v.6.97

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.6.97 (11/09/2007) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.2.9.5018 New spyware appear almost every day. Updating your SpyHunter regularly can protect you against newly released spyware, adware, worms, trojans and other malicious threats. To use SpyHunter’s Instant Definition Update , which provides the latest spyware definition updates and other program updates, go to SpyHunter > Update > Definitions Update . Our Advice: If you currently do not have SpyHunter, it is highly recommended you try SpyHunter’s Spyware Scanner . The following new parasites have been added to SpyHunter: The following parasite threats were updated: IE Defender Trojan.Puper Zlob.Trojan Trojan.Adload WebHancer P2P-Worm.SpyBot Anti Spy Guard 2007...

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Database Updates

MalwareMonitor

MalwareMonitor is a rogue spyware removal tool that usually gets into the system through browser security exploits, with the help of a Trojan or via other nefarious mechanisms. Once executed, MalwareMonitor will attempt to trick the users into buying its commercial version by showing them misleading warning messages claiming that victim computer is infected with dangerous parasites. In addition, MalwareMonitor may generate hundreds of annoying popup advertisements that may cause system instability.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

SpyWarp

SpyWarp screenshot

SpyWarp is a rogue anti-spyware application. Once on your computer, it will generate numerous security alerts that warn of imaginary infections and other non-existent threats present on your system. Additionally, it may cause system instability, crashes and generate unwanted popup adverts. The main aim of the application is convincing you to purchase its full version, which will allegedly heal your system.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Local Keylogger Pro

Local Keylogger Pro is a keylogging tool that is created to secretly observe all your activities that you do on either a local or remote PC. Local Keylogger Pro has the ability to record all your keystrokes, take screenshots and log your visited web pages. Then Local Keylogger Pro sends all the collected information to a remote attacker, which can profit from your personal and financial data. We recommend to remove Local Keylogger Pro immediately as it is a serious danger to your sensitive information.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Keyloggers

StarLogger

StarLogger is a keylogger that captures and logs keystrokes on the computer without user’s knowledge and consent. StarLogger then encrypts and sends all the logged data to a remote attacker. Usually StarLogger uses rootkit technology to hide from other software in order to evade detection by anti-spyware programs. In addition, StarLogger may be configured to monitor and record every web page that you visit, as well as any instant messenger and email conversations. This places any personal or financial information stored on your computer in severe jeopardy and represents a serious security risk, therefore we recommend to remove StarLogger without delay.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Keyloggers