PC Cleaner

Do not be fooled! PC Cleaner is a fake security program, which is part of a well-known computer scam. Applications like PC Cleaner are known as rogues, rogue security application or rogue defragmenters. Basically, programs like PC Cleaner pretend to be legitimate security programs, while actually causing a large number of problems on the infected computer system. While they advertise that they clean, or speed up your computer, in reality they do the complete opposite of what they promise. Rather than cleaning your computer system, PC Cleaner is a malware infection that will almost certainly cause your computer system to become slower, more unstable, and infected with other malware threats. PC Cleaner has a browser hijacking component that will force the victim to visit the PC Cleaner website constantly. Because of these...

Posted on June 4, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Trojan.Downloader.Small.CPG, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.59

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.59 (06/03/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.4.9 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.Brave-A SpyShredder WinAntivirusPro ErrorProtector Trojan-Downloader.Peregar.cn XPAntivirus Zlob.Trojan...

Posted on June 3, 2008 in Database Updates

Flooder.Chat.VB.c

Flooder.Chat.VB.c. is a flooder that overloads the users internet connection by pinging. This causes a DoS attack which jams and floods the server with worthless data and traffic; thereby making the network unable to function. Some flooders may have the ability to install a "backdoor" which allows a hacker to gain full remote control over the users PC.

Posted on June 3, 2008 in Flooders

Atwola

Atwola is a tracking cookie that is used to track the PC user's Internet habits and browsing history. The main aim of Atwola is to track advertisements displaying history. Some computer users reported that their web browsers halted when connecting to ar.atwola.com. Atwola can be used to create user profiles by connecting the activities over various websites.

Posted on June 2, 2008 in Cookies

Windows Antivirus 2008

Windows Antivirus 2008 or WindowsAntivirus 2008 is a clone of infamous Antivirus 2008 and Antivirus2008Pro. Windows Antivirus 2008 is a rogue anti-spyware program designed to mislead users with false positives scan results and alerts. Once Windows Antivirus 2008 is installed, it starts scanning the user's computer and will generate exaggerated notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks. These tactics are used to persuade the user into purchasing the commercial version of Windows Antivirus 2008 to clean the supposed threats. Windows Antivirus 2008 is often downloaded and installed via Zlob Trojans disguised as video or audio codecs.

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

Pest-Patrol

Pest-Patrol is a malicious rogue anti-spyware program created to trick users into purchasing the full Pest-Patrol version. Pest-Patrol attempts to mislead users into believing that it is actually CA PestPatrol, a legitimate anti-spyware program. Pest-Patrol may be downloaded and installed with the help of Trojans that may have infiltrated the user's computer system through a browser security hole, or via other unconventional and unethical mechanisms. Once installed, Pest-Patrol will generate deceptive notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks to sell its product. Pest-Patrol may also generate system slowdown and instability.

Posted on May 29, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Windows Antivirus 2008, PCPrivacyCleaner, Pest-Patrol, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.57

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.57 (05/29/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.4.9 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: Adware.ContextProgram.BHO IE AntiVirus Trojan.Generic Trojan.Downloader.vzu MalwareBell...

Posted on May 29, 2008 in Database Updates

IEAntiSpyware

IEAntiSpyware, IE AntiSpyware, IEAntiSpyware 3.2 or IE AntiSpyware 3.2, is a rogue anti-spyware application similar to corrupt IEAntivirus. IEAntiSpyware is often downloaded by a Trojan through a video codec download triggered by a Browser Helper Object (BHO). Once installed, IEAntiSpyware will generate false warning messages stating: "NOTICE: Your system is infected and your computer performance is not at the highest level. Full system optimization will greatly increase your computer's performance and prevent data loss". If the popup is clicked, the user will be redirected to IEAntiSpyware's website (www.IEAntiSpyware.com) to buy its product to remove the supposed threats. IEAntiSpyware may also hijack user's computer search engines, such as MSN, Google and Yahoo. IEAntiSpyware may seem as a legitimate spyware remover, however, it is...

Posted on May 29, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

PCPrivacyCleaner

PCPrivacyCleaner, PC Privacy Cleaner or PC PrivacyCleaner, is a rogue registry cleaner tool often downloaded and installed by a Trojan, such as Zlob or Vundo. PCPrivacyCleaner emulates a computer system scan and generates fake security reports and imaginary errors. Once a notification is clicked, the user will be redirected to the PCPrivacyCleaner website where PCPrivacyCleaner may be downloaded to clean the supposed threats. These scare tactics are only used by PCPrivacyCleaner to sell its product. PCPrivacyCleaner may generate system slowdowns and errors.

Posted on May 29, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Antivirus2008Pro, Trojan.SubSys.dr, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.56

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.56 (05/27/2008) (You put the date the update was made which is the same day as the email) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.4.9 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 WinSpywareProtect...

Posted on May 27, 2008 in Database Updates

SmartShopper

SmartShopper is an Internet Explorer browser helper object that often appears bundled with SearchEnhancer and other ISTBar family variants. Once installed and active on your computer, SmartShopper will monitor keywords in your web searches and display an excessive amount of advertisements targeted directly to you based on the terms you have typed into your web browser.

Posted on May 27, 2008 in Browser Helper Object

SDBot

Backdoor.Sdbot is a malicious back door Trojan horse which permits an attacker to gain remote control of the user's PC by employing Internet Relay Chat (IRC). Backdoor.Sdbot has the ability to update itself by seeking newer versions on the web.

Posted on May 23, 2008 in Dialers

Trojan.Dropper.MSPrint-Fake, Trojan.Downloader.Small.CYF, Trojan-Downloader.Agent.jjt, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.55

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.55 (05/23/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.4.9 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: WebRebates Zlob.Trojan AntiSpySpider IE Antivirus MalwareBell AntiSpyware Trojan.Generic WinSpywareProtect...

Posted on May 23, 2008 in Database Updates

Antivirus 2008

Antivirus 2008 or Antivirus2008 is a rogue anti-spyware program created to trick users with alerts and misleading scan results into purchasing the full version of the program. Antivirus 2008 is usually downloaded and installed by a Trojan that sneaks through browser security holes, and can be found on porn websites. The trojan that comes bundled with the video codec is known as Zlob. Once installed, Antivirus 2008 will display notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks. Antivirus 2008 may also run system scans that display bogus results. These fake alert messages have titles such as "Warning!", "Critical System Error!" or "Your Computer Is Infected" to convince you that your computer is in danger and that you must click on the "Remove all threats now" button to fix the problem. Antivirus 2008 displays these results in an...

Posted on May 23, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

XPSecurityCenter, KvmSecure, AdvancedXPDefender, more – SpyHunter Update v.8.54

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.54 (05/21/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.4.9 Zlob.Trojan Trojan.Vundo Trojan.Generic Antivirus 2008 Adware.ContextProgram.BHO Adware.Vapsup Trojan.FakeAlert IE Antivirus XPAntivirus AntispyStorm AntiVirusPro SpyMaxx

Posted on May 21, 2008 in Database Updates