Dark Bot

Dark Bot is a sad case, as far as malware goes. In general, because there is a very serious threat named Dark Bot causing a lot of infections right now, anything named Dark Bot needs to be treated with suspicion. In other words, unless you are already familiar with Dark Bot, avoid Dark Bot like the plague. Dark Bot did not begin as malware. Dark Bot was originally written in 2003, as an IRC chatbot, capable of carrying out basic conversations with people. Dark Bot was created with the best of intentions, in order to provide automated answers to repetitive questions on help channels, by pulling information from a database. In other words, Dark Bot was written so that more people could get help with their questions, while requiring less effort from human users at the answering end. Dark Bot is widely used, versatile, easily modified,...

Posted on March 29, 2006 in Trojans

Tibs

TIBS is a dialer that changes your dial-up settings and connects to the internet through expensive or international phone numbers. This dialer is used for pornographic websites. After installing TIBS, you may receive a very large telephone bill.

Posted on March 29, 2006 in Dialers

Adware.MegaSearch

MegaSearch is an additional Internet Explorer toolbar that changes default search page and tracks user activity in the Internet. The spyware sends gathered data to a predefined web site. MegaSearch doesn’t spread and must be manually installed.

Posted on March 29, 2006 in Browser Plugins

Sality

Sality is a sophisticated, complex and extremely dangerous computer virus. If you have any hint that your PC got infected with Sality, you should act with caution and deal with Sality as quickly as humanly possible. Sality can be harmful to your computer and to you in a startling variety of ways, because Sality includes features or components of every major kind of malware and regularly changes itself, continuously becoming more malicious and harder to detect than it was before. The Sality virus first appeared in Russia in 2003. Since then, Sality has continued to be a threat, and Sality has spread throughout the world, historically with an especially strong presence in Brazil. Sality was one of the most prevalent viruses of 2010, and there was a major increase in the number of infections at the end of the year, when a new mutation...

Posted on March 28, 2006 in Viruses

AIM Password Stealer

AIM Password Stealer is AOL spyware that steals passwords. By monitoring and recording keystroke patterns and gathering information on usernames and passwords for various accounts, AIM Password Stealer can return this valuable data to an unauthorized user at a remote server. This may lead to identity theft.

Posted on March 28, 2006 in AOL Parasites

Family Sex Dialer

Family Sex Dialer (sometimes known as Familysex.com) is a dialer that reconfigures dial-up settings and connects to the internet via expensive or international telephone numbers. This dialer is used for adult-related pornographic web sites. After installing Family Sex Dialer, the user may receive a very big telephone bill.

Posted on March 28, 2006 in Dialers

MediaPass

MediaPass is a dangerous adware applicaiton. It is designed to load at startup of Windows and run hidden in the background. MediaPass serves up several annoying advertisements and other commercial info. MediaPass may lead to the download and installation of other malware.

Posted on March 28, 2006 in Adware

TopAntiSpyware

TopAntiSpyware (also known as Top AntiSpyware) is a rogue anti-spyware application that is manually installed onto a computer by an inexperienced user, and once active, Top AntiSpyware begins generating misleading warning notifications and fake system scans that display fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in an attempt to trick the user into believing that the computer is severely infected. The user is then prompted to purchase and download the commercial version of Top AntiSpyware in order to combat these imaginary threats.

Posted on March 28, 2006 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Zeus Trojan

Zeus Trojan screenshot

The Zeus Trojan is the most widespread and common banking Trojan today. There are countless variants of the Zeus Trojan, also known as Zbot and Zitmo. There are regional variants that target computers in specific areas of the world as well as mobile-specific variants designed to attack mobile operating systems such as Android or BlackBerry platforms. In all cases, the Zeus Trojan is used to steal banking information. This dangerous malware infection can be used to steal account names and numbers, banking account passwords, and credit card numbers. The Zeus Trojan can also be utilized to capture particular information that can then be used to steal a victim’s identity. ESG security...

Posted on March 27, 2006 in Trojans

AGM65s Keylog trojan

AGM65s Keylog trojan is a keylogger and dangerous computer parasite that can compromise personal information. AGM65s Keylog trojan is able to log data from online activity and then send the recorded information to a designated ftp location. AGM65s Keylog trojan is able to be installed from a backdoor without knowledge to the computer user. AGM65s Keylog trojan should be detected and safely removed through an anti-spyware tool.

Posted on March 27, 2006 in Keyloggers

Virus.Win32.Sality.aa

Sality is a sophisticated, complex and extremely dangerous computer virus. If you have any hint that your PC got infected with Sality, you should act with caution and deal with Sality as quickly as humanly possible. Sality can be harmful to your computer and to you in a startling variety of ways, because Sality includes features or components of every major kind of malware and regularly changes itself, continuously becoming more malicious and harder to detect than it was before. The Sality virus first appeared in Russia in 2003. Since then, Sality has continued to be a threat, and Sality has spread throughout the world, historically with an especially strong presence in Brazil. Sality was one of the most prevalent viruses of 2010, and there was a major increase in the number of infections at the end of the year, when a new mutation...

Posted on March 26, 2006 in Viruses

PC MightyMax

PC MightyMax is a fake registry cleaner that has been around since 2006. Since then, the criminals behind this bogus registry cleaner have released ‘new’ versions of PC MightyMax, such as PC MightyMax 2009 and PC MightyMax 2010. Make no mistake about it; PC MightyMax has no way of fixing your computer or cleaning your registry. Rather, PC MightyMax is a rogue security application, a fake security program that pretends to protect your computer from malware in order to steal your money. Promoted at the website PCMightyMax.net, PC MightyMax is a threat to inexperienced computer users. While PC MightyMax is problematic, more advanced rogue security programs have appeared since PC MightyMax’s heyday. This means that most security applications are well-equipped to handle this bogus security program. In fact, PC MightyMax...

Posted on March 13, 2006 in Rogue Registry Cleaner

NetTrojan

NetTrojan is a Trojan released in 2002 and allows a third party to gain access to your computer. This dangerous infection was regularly updated until 2007. NetTrojan is what is known as a Remote Administration Tool or ART. At first, Remote Administration Tools were benign programs designed to allow their owners to control their own computers from afar. However, hackers soon adapted Remote Administration Tools to work together with Trojans. In this way, NetTrojan can enter your computer and create a passageway through which a criminal can gain access to your computer. Known versions of NetTrojan can infect most Windows operating systems up to Windows XP. Computers running Windows Vista or Windows 7 are probably safe from a classic NetTrojan infection.   The criminals behind NetTrojan have designed it to be very difficult to detect....

Posted on January 9, 2006 in Trojans

Reflections on Spyware and File Sharing Programs

Just a quick note on spyware and file sharing applications. In the spyware world, many file sharing programs are amongst the worst of the infectors! Kazaa Media Desktop, iMesh, LimeWire, BearShare, and Grokster are known to install parasites and spyware. This is how they are able to offer a FREE program to the public. It is more than likely that, even after the spyware programs are removed by Enigma SpyHunter, the culprit will continue to re-install parasites. To prevent this, you should uninstall the offending file sharing program. After you uninstall these spyware-generating file sharing programs, it is CRUCIAL to run the SpyHunter remover once again, to clean up any spyware traces that may have been left on your system. There are several excellent file sharing programs, similar to Kazaa and iMesh that are free, and contain...

Posted on December 26, 2005 in Product FAQ

Vundo

Vundo is an extremely dangerous Trojan , and Vundo has the potential to be extremely destructive. Often, the only thing you can do is protect your computer from getting Vundo in the first place, by taking proper preventative measures. Once Vundo has infected your PC, it may be impossible to remove, depending on which version of the Trojan is causing the infection. Vundo is also known as MS Juan, Virtumonde , and Virtumundo . Depending on which variety of Vundo infects your PC, you may or may not notice any symptoms. Primarily, Vundo’s purpose is to generate advertisements, which usually promote fake anti-virus software such as WinFixer , AntiVirus 2009 , AntiSpywareMaster , SysProtect , and WinAntiSpyware , WinAntiVirus , System Doctor , and Drive Cleaner , among others. Therefore, it is common for Vundo to cause...

Posted on November 29, 2005 in Trojans