Trojan.Dropper.Zirit.Gen, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.73

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.73 (07/09/2008) 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: Zlob.Trojan Trojan.FakeAlert Advanced Antivirus Trojan-Downloader.Agent.gfg XP Cleaner WinSpywareProtect...

Posted on July 9, 2008 in Database Updates

PC Clean Pro

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ESG security researchers have issued a warning against the fake defragmenter and system optimization utility PC Clean Pro. This application is advertised as a computer system optimizer, but is really a rogue defragmenter designed to take over your computer system and to steal your money. Do not become a victim of PC Clean Pro; protect your computer system with a legitimate anti-malware program and only download security software and system optimizers from trusted, reliable and well-established manufacturers. PC Clean Pro Has a Strong Online Presence There is a constant arms race between malware analysts and malware creators. There will always necessarily be a gap between the time it takes...

Posted on July 7, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Onlinestability.com

Onlinestability.com is a web browser hijacker that usually comes from the Trojan.Zlob. Upon installation, pop-ups and fake alerts will be displayed on the users PC screen. The purpose of these misleading ads are to trick or scare the user into purchasing the full paid version of one of the following rogue anti-spyware applications: Errorsafe, DriveCleaner, PrivacyProtector, SystemDoctor, ErrorProtector or WinAntivirus Pro 2007. It is important that the user realize that these threats are false and to instantly remove the Trojan.Zlob and Onlinestability.com infection.

Posted on July 7, 2008 in Browser Hijackers

WinAntispyware2008, Doctor Antivirus 2008, WinFix Master, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.70

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.7.75 (02/07/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.5.11 IE Antivirus Zlob.Trojan Trojan.Generic Virtumonde Windows Antivirus 2008 WinSpywareProtect Trojan.Dropper-Delf SpyGuarder PCTurboPro CleanPCTool Netcom3 Cleaner SpyLocked Trojan.Zbot Worm.Stration AVSystemCare Trojan.Vundo VirusRanger AntiSpyware PCPrivacyCleaner SpywareQuake MalWarrior 2007 SpywareQuaked MalWarrior 2008 RegClean UltimateCleaner 2007 AntiSpyCheck Antivirus 2009 Trojan.Clicker AntispyStorm CoolWebSearch Trojan.FakeAlert SpyMaxx Trojan.Tfactory-A Advanced Antivirus AntiSpyCheck Adware.Vapsup TheSpyBot AntiSpywareMaster HotBar 180Solutions.Zango VipAntiSpyware SystemDoctor WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 PC-Cleaner UltimateDefender SpyGuarder SystemDefender Updated Cookie Threats The following cookie threats were updated:...

Posted on July 2, 2008 in Database Updates

Antivirus 2009, Advanced Antivirus, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.69

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.69 (07/02/2008) 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: IE Antivirus Zlob.Trojan Trojan.FakeAlert Trojan.Generic Email-Worm.Zhelatin.vy WinSpywareProtect AntiSpyCheck...

Posted on July 2, 2008 in Database Updates

Mousey

Mousey is a backdoor trojan that gives the remote attacker unauthorized access to a compromised computer. The parasite can be used to control infected systems, download and install malicious software, attack remote hosts and disable essential system services. Mousey is able to distribute itself using known Windows vulnerabilities. Once executed, the backdoor installs files into the default system directory (C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Winnt\System32) and modifies the registry, so that the threat runs on every OS startup.

Posted on June 28, 2008 in Backdoors

Antivirus 2009

Antivirus 2009 screenshot

Antivirus 2009 (or Antivirus2009) is a rogue anti-spyware program and is a clone of Antivirus 2008. Antivirus 2009 is usually installed by a Trojan called Zlob via a video codec installer found on adult websites. Antivirus 2009 uses bogus spyware scans to trick the user to purchase the full Antivirus 2009 version. Antivirus 2009 may generate misleading warning alerts and popups in order to scare the user into believing there's an infection in their computer. Once a user clicks on the fake warning alert, Antivirus 2009 will redirect the user to Antivirus 2009's website (antivirus-2009.com), where the full version of the program is sold. Antivirus 2009 is not a solution to the threats it...

Posted on June 24, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Databound 1.0

Databound 1.0 is a useless application claiming to test the user's vulnerability to a UDP flood. In actuality Databound 1.0 is malware and a worthless program.

Posted on June 23, 2008 in Flooders

XP SecurityCenter

XPSecurityCenter is a rogue anti-spyware program which is a clone of other applications such as XPAntivirus, XPSecurityCenter. XPSecurityCenter may be downloaded and installed through a Trojan infection. Usually the Trojan infection that installs XPSecurityCenter comes from a fake video codec or browser security hole. Once XPSecurityCenter is installed it displays popups and system alerts notifying computer users of the detection of an infection. This message is fake and only used to scare you into purchasing the full XPSecurityCenter program. XPSecurityCenter can be very difficult to remove and it is recommended to use a reputable anti-spyware application to remove it immediately.

Posted on June 21, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Advanced Antivirus

Advanced Antivirus screenshot

Advanced Antivirus, AdvancedAntivirus, Advanced Antivirus 2008, AdvancedAntivirus 2008 or AdvancedAntivirus2008, is a rogue anti-spyware program known by the experts as "the worst threat of this year", family of infamous Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008 and Ultimate Antivirus 2008. Advanced Antivirus may have leaped into the user's computer system through a Trojan, such as Zlob, or by using drive-by download methods without the user's knowledge. Once Advanced Antivirus is installed, it will emulate a fake system scan and generate false threat reports in an attempt to trick the user into purchasing the full Advanced Antivirus commercial version. Advanced Antivirus has the...

Posted on June 20, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

NewDotNet

NewDotNet is a browser hijacker that redirects the user's web browser to rogue websites whenever a non-existent or incorrect site address is entered into the address bar. NewDotNet may monitor the user's browser activities and display pop-up advertisements. NewDotNet comes bundled with a number of commercial products. NewDotNet will run on every Windows startup.

Posted on June 20, 2008 in Browser Plugins

Trojan.Downloader.Agent.AGWZ, Trojan.AutoRun.A, Trojan.Downloader.Agent.D, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.65

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.65 (06/19/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.4.9 Note: Definitions for "SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update v.8.64" are included on this update. 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: Zlob.Trojan...

Posted on June 19, 2008 in Database Updates

Winvestigator

Winvestigator is a commercial keylogger that tracks the user's online activity and leaves the user vulnerable to attackers stealing private information for malicious purposes. Winvestigator logs every keystroke of the user and monitors the user's browser activity. This can result in an attacker obtaining access to sensitive personal information such as emails, chat conversations, websites visited, passwords, credit card numbers and banking information. Winvestigator also has the ability to take screen shots. Winvestigator may run on every Windows startup. Winvestigator is a dangerous threat to the user's privacy and security which can result in identity theft and/or financial loss.

Posted on June 19, 2008 in Keyloggers

‘Private Message Awaits’ Spam Email

'Private Message Awaits' email is a spam email that pretends to be sent by your AIM.com friends. The 'Private Message Awaits' email attempts to get you to purchase a solution to your erection problems. The email may contain the following text: "Personal Message You've got mail from (username) Information message Personal message awaits One (1) new message" Do not click on any link, which may redirect you to an online pharmacy or porn site set up to steal your credit card information. Delete the 'Private Message Awaits' email without hesitation.

Posted on June 19, 2008 in Spam

Atdmt

Atdmt is an unwanted and unwelcome tracking cookie that allows malicious websites to access your browser activity. Atdmt is installed onto the system due to gambling and adult-related websites. The Atdmt cookies can allow third party websites to analyze browsing behavior. Atdmt is developed and operated by Atdmt.com and typically installs itself on a PC without a user's knowledge or consent. If not intentionally installed, remove Atdmt from your system upon detection.

Posted on June 19, 2008 in Cookies