SpyHunter Threat Database Update 5.56

SpyHunter defs version 5.56 (07/18/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: AntiSpywareBot AntiSpywareBot is a rogue antispyware program that is often downloaded and installed by Trojans, through browser security exploits, or via other nefarious mechanisms. AntiSpywareBot launches on Windows startup and may generate excessive popup adverts. It will also display notifications of imaginary security risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version. This program can be extremely difficult to remove manually, and will continue to try to recreate itself. WinZix WinZix is a rogue compression tool. It creates files with a .zix extension. In order to decompress these files, users are required to download this program, which comes with an assortment of adware and...

Posted on July 18, 2007 in Database Updates

ICQ Crack

ICQ Crack is an ICQ cracking tool, giving an attacker access to your instant messenger, allowing them to perform all manner of illegal activity; such as downloading and installing malware onto your computer, identity theft, spamming, eavesdropping on private messages and more. It is vital that ICQ Crack is removed as soon as possible.

Posted on July 18, 2007 in AOL Parasites

Enigma Software Group Inc. Responds to CheckPoint Software and Competing Corporations Listing SpyHunter as a Security Risk

STAMFORD, Conn., July 13 — Checkpoint Software along with several smaller corporations have recently started to list SpyHunter, a software product of Enigma Software Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ENGM – News; “Enigma” or the “Company”), in their security products as a security threat. The other companies that have begun detecting SpyHunter are Kaspersky Lab, BullGuard LTD., Ikarus, SoftWin (BitDefender), GData (AntiVirenKit), Ewido, Esafe, Fortinet. This precipitous and ill-considered action by these competitors can cause Enigma damages. In response to these erroneous actions, Enigma is sending several Cease and Desist letters. A copy of the letters can be found at the following links: BitDefender LLC Cease and Desist Letter BullGuard Cease and Desist Letter CheckPoint Software...

Posted on July 13, 2007 in Announcements

AnOrkyS MSN TOOLZ

AnOrkyS MSN TOOLZ is a ‘small’ MSN flooder created for disrupting the users MSN Messenger work. The AnOrkyS MSN TOOLZ flooder sends huge amounts of useless data to jam the MSN channel. As traffic is flooded the internet connection speed is slowed down significantly and renders it inoperable for the user. The origination date of the AnOrkyS MSN TOOLZ flooder is December, 2001.

Posted on July 7, 2007 in Flooders

SpyHunter Threat Database Update 5.47

SpyHunter defs version 5.47 (07/07/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: InstallProvider InstallProvider is an adware Internet Download Manager that integrates with Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object (BHO). Once installed, the program will display advertising and collect personal information. RegistryCleanerXP RegistryCleanerXP is a rogue computer cleanup application. Registry Cleaner XP is ostensibly designed to detect and repair registry errors, but is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan, through browser security holes, or via other unconventional and unethical mechanisms. Once installed, RegistryCleanerXP launches on Windows startup. It will display notifications of imaginary registry errors in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version....

Posted on July 7, 2007 in Database Updates

SpyShredder

SpyShredder screenshot

SpyShredder is a fraudulent anti-spyware application. Commonly, SpyShredder compromises your system with the help of various Trojans that have the ability to exploit browser security vulnerabilities in order to infiltrate your machine. Once inside your machine, SpyShredder will start devouring your computer’s processing power in order to generate misleading Windows-like parasite threat notifications. SpyShredder will then offer you to get rid of the threats it “detected” if you purchase the full version of the program, which, of course, is also fake. We strongly recommend NOT to trust SpyShredder as it will not only slow down your computer notably but may also install...

Posted on July 6, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

PrivacyProtector

PrivacyProtector is a rogue anti-spyware application that uses tricky techniques to fool unsuspecting PC users into thinking their computers are infected with malware threats and other security issues. Then, PrivacyProtector offers victims to buy their so-called licensed version to fix detected malware infections and other PC problems. At first sight, PrivacyProtector may seem to be a legitimate security program but, in reality, it’s a fraudulent and useless security tool which has the main goal to extort money from PC users. PrivacyProtector uses Trojans to spread itself on the Internet. When installed, PrivacyProtector runs automatically each time you start Windows. Once on a corrupted PC, PrivacyProtector performs a bogus computer scan and creates fake malware results to intimidate victims into believing their PCs are infected...

Posted on July 5, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

VirusProtect Pro

VirusProtect Pro screenshot

VirusProtect Pro or Virus Protect Pro 3.7, is a fake anti-spyware program that is somewhat similar to other rogue security programs such as Spylocked and SpyDawn. VirusProtect Pro can be installed through the use of a Trojan horse infection without permission from the computer user. Usually this process happens without notification until the user starts to get popup messages that attempt to warn users of a detected parasite. In addition to the popup alerts, VirusProtect Pro will attempt to scan the infected computer for parasites only to return bogus results. VirusProtect Pro is unable to detect and remove spyware and other computer parasites including malware, Trojans and viruses....

Posted on July 5, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

SpyHunter Threat Database Update 5.44

SpyHunter defs version 5.44 (07/03/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: DioCleaner DioCleaner is a rogue anti-spyware program that is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan or through browser security holes. DioCleaner launches on Windows startup and may generate excessive popup adverts. It will also display notifications of imaginary security risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version. This program can be extremely difficult to remove manually, and will continue to try to recreate itself. VirusProtectPro VirusProtectPro is a rogue anti-spyware program that is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan or through browser security holes. VirusProtectPro launches on Windows startup and may generate excessive popup adverts. It will also display...

Posted on July 3, 2007 in Database Updates

Trojan.Bancos

Trojan.Bancos is a Trojan virus that may steal personal information data from the compromised computer once it has gained entrance to the system. Trojan.Bancos may also go so far as to steal user names and passwords, leading to identity theft. Trojan.Bancos may be related to Banload and other banker trojans.

Posted on July 3, 2007 in Trojans

SpyHunter Threat Database Update 5.40

SpyHunter defs version 5.40 (06/29/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: SaveKeys SaveKeys is a keylogging program that may be surreptitiously installed on your PC. Once active, SaveKeys will record every key that you type on your computer. SaveKeys hides itself from the user by intermingling with Windows system processes. It will log emails and instant messaging conversations. Emails will be logged before any encryption is processed. This program will also log any applications that are launched, as well as websites visited. This program is a serious threat to your privacy and should be removed immediately if found on your PC! VirusHeal VirusHeal is a fake anti-spyware program that is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan or through browser security holes. VirusHeal...

Posted on June 29, 2007 in Database Updates

VirusHeal

VirusHeal screenshot

VirusHeal is a fake security program that was first detected in the wild in 2007. This application is fairly compact, measuring a little below four megabytes. VirusHeal has absolutely no anti-virus capabilities. VirusHeal belongs to a kind of malware infection known as a rogue antivirus program. Rogue antivirus programs are malware that impersonate legitimate anti-virus applications in order to scam their victims into purchasing them. VirusHeal is designed to attack 32-bit Windows operating systems, ranging from Windows 94 to Windows XP. VirusHeal can be found at the virusheal.com website. However, ESG security analysts strongly recommend staying away from VirusHeal’s website. There...

Posted on June 26, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

SpyHunter Threat Database Update 5.34

SpyHunter defs version 5.34 (06/21/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: VirusLocker VirusLocker is a fake anti-spyware program that is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan or through browser security holes. VirusLocker launches on Windows startup and may generate excessive popup adverts. It will also display notifications of imaginary security risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version. This program can be extremely difficult to remove manually, and will continue to try to recreate itself. VirusLocker is affiliated with Starware, an adware company. AntiSpywareSuite AntiSpywareSuite is a rogue antispyware program that is often downloaded and installed by Trojans, through browser security exploits, or via other nefarious mechanisms....

Posted on June 21, 2007 in Database Updates

SpyHunter Threat Database Update 5.28

SpyHunter defs version 5.28 (06/14/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: Worm.Warezov Warezov is an email worm. Once it is executed on your computer, Warezov will embed itself deep within the Windows operating system to evade removal efforts. The worm will download information from specified websites on the Internet and will send itself out in the form of an email attachment to any email addresses that it discovers on your computer. AVSystemCare AVSystemCare is a rogue security application. This program will report nonexistent threats to you in an attempt to get you to purchase the full version of the program. AVSystemCare may be installed through drive-by downloads and other unscrupulous delivery methods. This program is known to be distributed by several malicious Trojans....

Posted on June 14, 2007 in Database Updates

SpywareSecure

SpywareSecure screenshot

SpywareSecure is a fake anti-spyware program that can be installed onto your computer through a Trojan without your knowledge or consent. Once installed, SpywareSecure will usually display fake alert messages and conduct system scans. The system scans carried out by SpywareSecure use fake results to scare you into purchasing a full version of SpywareSecure. SpywareSecure is not a legitimate security program. SpywareSecure cannot detect or remove computer parasites from your system.

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