Microsoft Security Adviser

Microsoft Security Adviser is a rogue anti-spyware application that utilizes trojan infiltration in order to gain access to a computer and begin launching fake security alerts and pop-up windows advertising the parasite. Microsoft Security Adviser runs false system scans that display fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Microsoft Security Adviser in order to combat these supposed threats.

Posted on July 8, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

XP-deluxeprotector.com

XP-deluxeprotector.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as XP Deluxe Protector. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the XP-deluxeprotector.com domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in an attempt to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover XP-deluxeprotector.com.

Posted on July 8, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Bloodhound.Exploit.257

Bloodhound.Exploit.257 is a detection method used to discover files that may attempt to exploit security holes in a computer system. These are usually concealed to protect from security applications and antivirus programs.

Posted on July 8, 2009 in Malware

Windows Security Suite

Windows Security Suite screenshot

Windows Security Suite is a rogue anti-spyware application that belongs to a huge family of fraudulent security software, the family. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and activating Windows Security Suite, a false system scan displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, along with numerous fake security alerts, all in an attempt to intimidate the user into thinking the system is threatened. User is then prompted to purchase and download the fake spyware remover Windows Security Suite in order to combat this threat. Windows Security Suite was designed the same way of its clones that include

Posted on July 7, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Packed.Generic.238

Packed.Generic.238 detects malicious files more commonly found in the form of skynet_.dll, which is intentionally packed to conceal the file from security applications and antivirus programs. Packed.Generic.238 usually attempts detecting files that are packed by using a specific tool not typically designed to be used on legitimate software.

Posted on July 7, 2009 in Malware

WM/Helper Virus

WM/Helper Virus is a falsified infection typically found on fake security alerts that appear on a computer with the thanks of the rogue anti-spyware application USAntiSpy. WM/Helper Virus popup reads: "Warning. WM/Helper virus propagates by infecting Word documents in Microsoft WORD Versions 6.x/7.x on Windows and Macintosh platforms. The virus became active by using AutoMacros. All macros are encrypted using the standard Word execute-only feature. Meaning that the user is unable to edit or view the macro code." It is important to note that the WM/Helper virus is no longer a threat to any system, however many users are tricked into believing such a parasite may be infecting their machine, and are thus tricked into purchasing the fake spyware remover USAntiSpy.

Posted on July 7, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

Fast-antimalware-scanv3.com

Fast-antimalware-scanv3.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Personal Antivirus. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Fast-antimalware-scanv3.com domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in an attempt to trick the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on July 7, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Celebs-docs.com

Celebs-docs.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as System Security. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Celebs-docs.com domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in an attempt to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover System Security.

Posted on July 7, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Advanedprospywarescanner.com

Advanedprospywarescanner.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Personal Antivirus. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Advanedprospywarescanner.com domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in an attempt to trick the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on July 7, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Malware Protection 2009

Malware Protection 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware application known to infiltrate a computer without user informed consent, with the assistance of affiliated trojans and vulnerabilities in security. Once active, Malware Protection 2009 runs fake system scans that display fictitious or sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, along with fabricated security alerts, all in order to intimidate the user into believing that his computer is infected. Malware Protection 2009 then prompts the user to purchase the commercial version of this software in order to combat these supposed threats. Do not be fooled, and remove Malware Protection 2009 as soon as possible.

Posted on July 6, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Ieprotectionlist.com

Ieprotectionlist.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Personal Antivirus. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Ieprotectionlist.com domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on July 6, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Your PC is Not Protected Popup

"Your PC is not protected" popup is a fake security alert employed by the rogue anti-spyware application known as AntivirusBEST in order to intimidate users into believing that their computers are infected. The "Your PC is not protected" popup reads as follows: "Your PC is not protected. Security center reports that AntivirusBEST is inactive. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the suggested actions. Your system might be at risk now." This fake warning message is a means by which AntivirusBEST may trick users into purchasing and downloading the malicious software, in the hopes of combating this threat. Do not be fooled. Remove as soon as possible.

Posted on July 6, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

W32.Fujacks.CA

W32.Fujacks.CA is a worm that, once inside a computer and active, may begin infecting executable files, causing unspecified damage to a system should a user attempt deleting them. W32.Fujacks.CA typically spreads through unsecured network shares, infiltrating a computer with the assistance of affiliated trojans and exploits in security systems.

Posted on July 6, 2009 in Worms

Scan-spyware-now.com

Scan-spyware-now.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Antivirus System PRO. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Scan-spyware-now.com domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Antivirus System PRO.

Posted on July 6, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Best-av.info

Best-av.info is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as AntivirusBEST. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Best-av.info domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover AntivirusBEST.

Posted on July 6, 2009 in Rogue Websites