AntiSpyStorm 2008

AntiSpyStorm 2008, AntiSpyStorm2008 or AntiSpyStorm, is a rogue anti-spyware program. AntiSpyStorm 2008 may install in the user's computer system by a Trojan (Zlob or Vundo) or the user may have downloaded it from a malicious website. Once Zlob is installed, it will bombard the user with fake popups and system alert notifications stating that the user's computer system is infected with spyware. If the user is persuaded into clicking on any of these messages, AntiSpyStorm 2008 may launch its fake system scan trial. After the rogue system scan is completed, AntiSpyStorm 2008 will issue a fake scan result informing the user about the numerous infections found in the computer system. AntiSpyStorm 2008 will then offer its full version to remove the supposed spyware infections. AntiSpyStorm 2008's full version of the program is sold at its...

Posted on July 30, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Win Antivir 2008, Adware.BHO.BluSwede, Trojan.Qhost.x, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.85

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.85 (07/29/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.5.11 Keep Your SpyHunter Up to Date 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. Newly Added Threat List The following new parasites have been added to SpyHunter: Updated Threat List The following parasite threats were updated: Trojan.Generic AntiSpyCheck Trojan.FakeAlert Antivirus 2008 Zlob.Trojan Trojan.FakeAlert Antivirus 2009 Win...

Posted on July 29, 2008 in Database Updates

Antivirus 2008, Antivirus 2009, XP Antivirus 2008, & Others Infect Winlogon

Do you have Antivirus 2008, Antivirus 2009, Vista Antivirus 2008, Windows Antivirus 2008, Antivirus 2008 Pro, XP Antivirus 2008, Antivirus XP 2008, XP Antivirus 2009, XPAntiVirus, or any other Antivirus-named program variation that you did not consensually agree to download on your machine? In the past few weeks, we've had a high percentage of SpyHunter customers that have experienced trojan infections related to the Antivirus 2008 trojan family. These trojan infections have the ability to infect the System File winlogon.exe and be able to execute drive-by downloads of rogue anti-spyware programs like Antivirus 2008 onto the computer. Winlogon.exe is a crucial file for Windows' operation so once it's infected, it makes an automated removal process with a real anti-spyware progam nearly impossible to do. Most of our customers who tried...

Posted on July 23, 2008 in Computer Security

Trojan.Dialer.fi, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.81

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.81 (07/22/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.5.11 Trojan.FakeAlert IE Antivirus Trojan.Generic Zlob.Trojan Trojan-Downloader.Agent.gfg Antivirus 2009 Antivirus 2008 Antivirus2008Pro XPAntivirus Virtumonde Vista Antivirus 2008 Windows Antivirus 2008 WinSpywareProtect AntiSpyCheck WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 Advanced Antivirus MalwareBell WinAntispyware2008 Antivirus Master

Posted on July 22, 2008 in Database Updates

Trojan Rootkit.Gen Variants Block Security Applications (Norton, Windows Defender, others) from Running

We have recently come across a new variation of an old rootkit infection that is worse than anything our Technical Support team has ever encountered. It was brought to our attention by a SpyHunter customer who contacted our Technical Support team stating that she had a malware infection that was disabling key functions on her computer and that she needed our help. Upon closer inspection, our Technical Support team discovered that her malware infection was actually a trojan rootkit. What drew our Technical Support team to such conclusions was not only the fact that her computer was experiencing excessive pop-ups advertising rogue anti-spyware programs like AntispywareMaster, or that the Task Manager and RegEdit were disabled, but that the biggest symptom was the inability to run SpyHunter after installation. Even when SpyHunter managed...

Posted on July 21, 2008 in Computer Security

Desire Dialer

Desire Dialer is a dialer application that may be used to take control of the user's PC modem and phone high cost international or other high rate telephone numbers; then install pornographic content onto the user's PC. The application usually becomes installed when the user visits pornographic sites (intentionally or unintentionally). Desire Dialer can be a serious security threat to the user as it slows down the PC's performance and allows sensitive personal information to be accessed.

Posted on July 20, 2008 in Dialers

W32.Sality.AB

W32.Sality is a virus that spreads by infecting executable files. W32.Sality is known for its malicious ability to lower security settings enabling other malware applications to infiltrate the users system. W32.Sality installs without the users consent or knowledge and may install other malware and spyware. AW32.Sality exploits DLL injection and incorporates downloader functionality to install Trojan or keylogger elements. Annoying popups may also be displayed on the users screen.

Posted on July 20, 2008 in Worms

Windows-privacy-protection.com

Windows-privacy-protection.com screenshot

Despite its high search engine presence at the moment of writing and its legitimate-sounding name, Windows-privacy-protection.com is a rogue website associated with a browser hijacker by the same name. Windows-privacy-protection.com, in particular, is closely linked to a couple of fake security applications, and is the first step in the well-known rogue security program online scam. According to ESG PC security researchers, two well-known fake security applications, SpyMaxx and AntiSpyStorm are promoted on Windows-privacy-protection.com and its associated websites. The Windows-privacy-protection.com browser hijacker takes over the victim's Internet browser and forces it to visit the...

Posted on July 19, 2008 in Browser Hijackers

SC-KeyLog

SC-KeyLog is a menacing and cleverly concealed keylogger that captures the user's every keystroke and online activity. SC-KeyLog is reputed to be developed by Soft-Central.net. and may also be a variant of: Keylog-SC, Trj/Sckeylog, Trojan.Spy.SCKeyLog.20, Trojn.Spy.SCKeyLog, Trojan.Spy.SCKeyLog.a, Trojan.Spy.SCeyLog.d, TrojanSpy.Win32.SCKeyLog.a, Win32.SCKeyLog.A, Win32/SCKeyLog.1_025!DLL!Trojan and Win32/SCKeylog.1_025!Trojan. SC-KeyLog is difficult for the user to detect. The SC-KeyLog is not able to be seen by the user in the Win9X task manager or task tray. SC-KeyLog also has no windows, does not make use of hard codes filenames or registry entries; it needs almost no memory and disk space. In addition SC-KeyLog does not affect the system's performance. Making matters worse, access to the SC-KeyLog keylogger is password protected....

Posted on July 19, 2008 in Keyloggers

AntivirusMaster

AntivirusMaster screenshot

AntivirusMaster, Antivirus Master or AV Master, is a rogue anti-spyware program and a clone of a AntivirusXP2008, Antivirus 2009 and Antivirus 2008. AntivirusMaster may be installed onto the user's computer system by a Trojan Zlob. Once Zlob is installed, it will display popups and system notifications stating that the computer is infected with spyware threats, in an attempt to persuade the user into purchasing the full AntivirusMaster's commercial version. AntivirusMaster may also use its system scanner to run a fake computer scan and list false positives as a result. AntivirusMaster's purpose is to confuse the user with non-existent threats and that to fix the problem they need...

Posted on July 15, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Defender-review.com

Defender-review.com is a rogue website that promotes the fake anti-spyware application Personal Defender 2009. Once the PC is infected the user’s homepage will be redirected to the rogue site. False pop-ups and alerts will appear stating that Trojan-Spy.Win32.Banker.aiw has infected the user’s computer. It is important to remember that these fabricated infections and alerts appear for the sole purpose of misleading the user into purchasing the full version Personal Defender 2009 application. It is advisable that the user remove the infection without hesitation.

Posted on July 15, 2008 in Rogue Websites

WinDefender2008

WinDefender2008 screenshot

WinDefender2008 (or, alternatively, WinDefender 2008) is a rogue anti-spyware program that bombards you with numerous pop-up ads and notifications that explain you have a variety of privacy risks on your system. These, of course, are completely untrue, however they tend to work in persuading you to purchase the WindDefender2008 program. When installed, WinDefender2008 will scan your computer and list a large amount of false privacy risks, in order to intimidate you into purchasing the "full" commercial version of this software. If you use Internet Explorer while the program is running, at certain times the program will also display alerts stating certain legitimate sites were risks even...

Posted on July 10, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Rootkit.Win32.Agent.gpe

Rootkit.Win32.Agent.gpe is a rootkit infection that may conceal that the user's computer security is being compromised. Rootkit.Win32.Agent.gpe has the ability to take over the functions of the users PC to perform malicious or even illegal acts without the user's knowledge. Rootkit.Win32.Agent.gpe poses a dangerous threat to the user's system security and sensitive personal data. It is vital that the user detects and removes the Rootkit.Win32.Agent.gpe infection as soon as possible.

Posted on July 10, 2008 in Rootkits

WinDefender2008, PC Clean Pro, SpywareScanner2008, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.74

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.74 (07/10/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.5.11 Keep Your SpyHunter Up to Date 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. Newly Added Threat List The following new parasites have been added to SpyHunter: Updated Threat List The following parasite threats were updated: Trojan.FakeAlert Zlob.Trojan Trojan.Generic IE Antivirus AntiSpyCheck Windows Antivirus 2008 Antivirus 2009...

Posted on July 10, 2008 in Database Updates

MasterDialer

MasterDialer is a dialer program that may be maliciously used to dial high rate numbers by obtaining control of the user's connected modem. MasterDialer is often installed without the knowledge or consent of the user. MasterDialer invades the user's computer when visiting dubious or insecure websites.

Posted on July 9, 2008 in Dialers