SpyHunter Threat Database Update 5.21

SpyHunter defs version 5.21 (06/08/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: PrivacyProtector PrivacyProtector is a rogue drive cleaner program that is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan or through browser security holes. Privacy Protector launches on Windows startup and may generate popup adverts. It will also display fake notifications of imaginary security risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version. This program is associated with several malicious Trojans. Trojan-PSW.OnLineGames.vm This Trojan monitors and records your keystrokes and scans your computer for stored passwords. This information is then sent to the parasite authors. This Trojan is highly dangerous and is a serious threat to your financial and personal information. This Trojan is...

Posted on June 8, 2007 in Database Updates

Worm.Frethem.f

Worm.Frethem.f is a nasty mass mailing worm. Once executed, Worm.Frethem.f will distribute itself to any email addresses that it can find on your Outlook Express and Windows Address books. Worm.Frethem.f maybe installed through security loopholes in Microsoft Outlook.

Posted on June 6, 2007 in Worms

Smart Keystroke Recorder

Smart Keystroke Recorder is a commercial computer surveillance program that monitors the user’s keystrokes and is described as a keylogger. Smart Keystroke monitors and logs the user’s keystrokes, online chat conversations, passwords, websites visited, email, credit card numbers and bank account information. Smart Keystroke Recorder must be manually installed and runs on every Windows startup and reboot.

Posted on June 1, 2007 in Keyloggers

SpyHunter Threat Database Update 5.14

SpyHunter defs version 5.14 (06/01/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: SystemDoctor SystemDoctor, which is directly related to SystemDoctor 2006, is a fake anti-spyware program that is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan or through browser security holes. SystemDoctor launches on Windows startup and may generate large numbers of 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. DrAntispy DrAntispy is a rogue antispyware program that is often downloaded and installed by Trojans, through browser security exploits, or via other nefarious mechanisms. DrAntispy launches on...

Posted on June 1, 2007 in Database Updates

Security Toolbar 7.1

Security Toolbar (Security Toolbar 7.1) is a nasty toolbar that has the ability to hijack your browser and redirect it to malicious websites that promote corrupt anti-spyware applications. Security Toolbar is notorious for unauthorized self-installation and transmission of additional parasites onto your computer. Security Toolbar will also pop-up large amounts of non-existent threat reports, in hopes of tricking you into buying a rogue anti-spyware application. If a computer user does not succumb to its offers, Security Toolbar may download and install a trial version of a certain rogue anti-spyware application that will also bombard the desktop with fake warning messages. Immediate removal of Security Toolbar is strongly recommended. Toolbars are very common among many web browser applications. The scrupulous creators of Security...

Posted on May 25, 2007 in Trojans

SpyHunter Threat Database Update 4.98

SpyHunter defs version 4.98 (05/18/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: AnyCleaner AnyCleaner is a Korean rogue anti-spyware program that is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan or through browser security holes. AnyCleaner launches on Windows startup and may generate popup adverts. It will also display notifications of imaginary security risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version. Zlob.MovieBox MovieBox is a variant of the Zlob Trojan malware. It masquerades as a movie viewer application. This program is malicious and extremely dangerous. The MovieBox Trojan installs itself secretly through deceptive mechanisms, such as browser security exploits, and opens up a backdoor security hole, allowing remote attackers to control your computer,...

Posted on May 18, 2007 in Database Updates

Zone Alarm Falsely Listed SpyHunter as a Threat

Today Zone Alarm Corporation started to list Enigma Software Group’s SpyHunter software product in their “Zone Alarm” Security product as a security threat. Zone Alarm falsely listed the product as a Security Risk, with a medium threat rating. They identify SpyHunter as a not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b. We would like to inform our customers that we are in the process of contacting Zone Alarm. We will take the same measures that we took against other companies that falsely identified SpyHunter or Enigma Software Group as a threat. About Enigma Software Group, Inc. Enigma develops and markets digital products and services for the consumer market. Enigma is known mostly for its Anti-Spyware software product SpyHunter. SpyHunter is distributed exclusively over the Internet by download. Enigma owns and...

Posted on May 16, 2007 in Announcements

SpyHunter Threat Database Update 4.95

SpyHunter defs version 4.95 (05/15/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: PC Drive Tool PC Drive Tool is a fake system repair and hard disk maintenance utility that is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan or through browser security holes. PC Drive Tool will also display notifications of imaginary computer problems 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. PC Drive Tool is believed to be made by the creators of SystemDoctor. PCTurboPro PCTurboPro is a fake PC system repair utility that is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan or through browser security holes. PC Turbo Pro will display notifications of imaginary computer problems in its...

Posted on May 15, 2007 in Database Updates

ICQ Stealing

ICQ Stealing (also known as ICQ PW Steal) is AOL spyware that typically steals passwords, exploits security vulnerabilities in the network, performs DoS attacks and even ICQ hacks aimed at other users of AOL.

Posted on May 12, 2007 in AOL Parasites

SpyHunter Threat Database Update 4.91

SpyHunter defs version 4.91 (05/07/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: Antivirus Solution Antivirus Solution is a rogue antivirus program that is often downloaded and installed by Trojans, through browser security exploits, or via other nefarious mechanisms. Antivirus Solution 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. Neospace Neospace is a rogue PC security program that is often downloaded and installed by Trojans, through browser security exploits, or via other nefarious mechanisms. Neospace launches on Windows...

Posted on May 7, 2007 in Database Updates

Symantec Responds to Enigma Software Group’s Cease and Desist Letter

STAMFORD, Conn., May 2, 2007 –Enigma Software Group, Inc. (OTCBB:ENGM) received notice today that Symantec Corporation has ceased detection of SpyHunter by Symantec’s products. In a letter from corporate counsel, Symantec explained that its analysts reviewed SpyHunter “and determined that it did not meet our detection criteria.” At this point, Enigma has no further comments on legal action against Symantec. Symantec’s written response is available at this link: Symantec’s Response Recently, Enigma has engaged the Internet security community in an open discussion that included a group of several smaller competitors. The discussions were positive, and many people, especially Eric Howes, offered constructive suggestions. As a result, Enigma will make some changes to their marketing, such as: offering...

Posted on May 2, 2007 in Announcements

Cannot Locate your Account Information

If you cannot locate your account information, or you cannot log onto our support system, please contact our vendor Esellerate.net. Esellerate.net handles all the purchases and billing issues regarding to the SpyHunter. You may contact Esellerate.net at 1-800-999-2734 (for international callers 1-719-576-0123 or via email at shopper@esellerate.net . Make sure that you include your order number in the email, or have it available when you call. If you do not have your order number, please provide them with your information and they will be able to locate your account. If you need to change your username or password, you must enter a trouble ticket, requesting the username or password change. Please do not contact Esellerate.net for technical support requests regarding to SpyHunter. You must create a trouble ticket to...

Posted on May 1, 2007 in Product FAQ

SpyLocked

SpyLocked screenshot

SpyLocked is a rogue anti-spyware program that hijacks the machine for malicious purposes. SpyLocked installs itself onto your PC without your permission, usually through a Trojan. Once SpyLocked is installed, it launches on Windows startup and bombards you with unnecessary popup ads. It is extremely difficult to remove SpyLocked manually because this program may continue to try to recreate itself. It is very similar to such parasites as Bravesentry, Dr.Antispy and MagicAntiSpy.

Posted on April 30, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Enigma Software Group, Inc. Announces Venue for SpyHunter Discussion Will be on Spyware Warrior Website

STAMFORD, Conn., April 27, 2007. — Today, Enigma Software Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ENGM – News) announced that they have selected a venue for the open technical discussion on SpyHunter. Enigma will have this discussion at the Spyware Warrior Website Forum. The direct link to this discussion thread will be at the address below: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?p=154948 For a better understanding of Enigma’s business, the reader is urged to review the Company’s public filings, which are available online at http://www.sec.gov. About Enigma Software Group, Inc. Enigma develops and markets digital products and services for the consumer market. Enigma is known mostly for its Anti-Spyware software product SpyHunter. SpyHunter is distributed exclusively over the Internet by download. Enigma...

Posted on April 27, 2007 in Announcements

Enigma Software Group Responds to Symantec Corporation Listing SpyHunter as a Security Risk, and to Other Competitors

STAMFORD, Conn., April 25, 2007 — Today Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) started to list Enigma Software Group’s (OTCBB:ENGM) SpyHunter software product in their “Norton 360”, and “Norton SystemWorks” Security products as a security threat. Symantec falsely listed the product as a Security Risk, with a severe threat rating of 3. This precipitous and ill-considered action by Symantec is causing Enigma Software Group significant damages. In response to Symantec’s erroneous action, Enigma sent Symantec a Cease and Desist letter. A copy of the letter can be found at the following link SYMANTEC CEASE AND DESIST . Enigma intends to follow through with swift legal action. SpyHunter is not a security threat, and Enigma intends to defend it’s position vigorously against any business that...

Posted on April 25, 2007 in Announcements