0scan.us

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0scan.us is a deceptive website that is used to carry out a common rogue security software scam. The 0scan.us website displays a fake scan of the victim's computer in order to distribute rogue security programs such as System Security 4.51 and System Security 2009. One of the reasons why PC security analysts have warned against 0scan.us is that browser hijackers have been observed that drive traffic to this URL. Affected computer users may find that their computer forces them to visit 0scan.us repeatedly, where a fake scan of their computer is executed in order to convince them that they need to download and install bogus security programs. Since 0scan.us is associated with several well...

Posted on May 21, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Trojan.Agent.chjj

Trojan.Agent.chjj is a nasty Trojan shaped to embed inside your system and capture your personal data. In addition, Trojan.Agent.chjj may also create a backdoor security hole through which a remote attacker may control your machine. Trojan.Agent.chjj is a very serious violation of your security and privacy and may affect your personal and financial details.

Posted on May 20, 2009 in Trojans

Worm.Fontra.F

Worm.Fontra.F (also called W32/Fontra-F by Sophos, Virus.Win32.Fontra.c by Kaspersky and F-Secure, W32/Vbbot by McAfee, and Worm/Delf.ATB by Grisoft) is a worm that propagates via folders connected with file-sharing applications, such as Limewire or BearShare. Worm.Fontra.F sneaks into these shared folders by replacing the folders' media files with its own zip archive, without changing these media files' names.

Posted on May 20, 2009 in Worms

Fast Antivirus 2009

Fast Antivirus 2009 screenshot

Fast Antivirus 2009 is a clone of Malware Catcher, which is a rogue anti-spyware application. Fast Antivirus 2009 comes from a Trojan infection that is usually downloaded by means of a fake video codec or through security vulnerabilities within your system. Once Fast Antivirus 2009 is installed it may start to display multiple popup messages in addition to performing fake system scans for parasites. Once the Fast Antivirus 2009 system scans have commenced, it usually returns fabricated results that are used a scare tactic. The scare tactic used by Fast Antivirus 2009 is one that forces you into purchasing a full version of Fast Antivirus 2009 in hopes that you believe this will "remove"...

Posted on May 20, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Threat to Google Search Results Worsens

  more more     The U.S. Computer Emergence Response Team warned of a new attack peppering Google search results with malicious links, spreading quickly. Security experts started tracking the attack in March, when it had infected several hundred Web sites, but in recent weeks the number of infected sites has jumped dramatically. The attack has been called Gumblar because at one point it used the Gumblar.cn domain, though on 18 May it had switched to a different one. This attack, which has intensified in recent days, can be found on several thousand legitimate Web sites, according to security experts. It targets known flaws in Adobe's software and uses them to install a malicious program on a victim's machine. The program then steals FTP login credentials and uses this information to spread further, while it also hijacks the victim's...

Posted on May 19, 2009 in Computer Security

Security Threats: A Viral Artform

With a large percentage of IT professionals expecting to suffer a security breach, and Windows 7 already showing signs of vulnerability to hackers, it's fair to say we're under siege by cyber criminals. But what does the enemy look like? What color is spyware? What shape and form identify varying strains of malware, worms, and Trojans? Artists Alex Dragulescu and Julian Hodgson accepted a commission from MessageLabs, now part of Symantec (NSDQ: SYMC), and set to work to find out. It turns out the look of online threats can be as beautiful as they are menacing. Dragulescu's projects are experiments and explorations of algorithms, computational models, simulations, and information visualizations that involve data derived from databases, spam e-mails, malware, blogs, and video-game assets. Using pieces of disassembled code, memory...

Posted on May 18, 2009 in Computer Security

Malware Catcher 2009

Malware Catcher 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware application known to facilitate many bogus popup messages and system alerts. Malware Catcher 2009 may come from a Trojan horse where Malware Catcher 2009 is usually installed automatically onto your system without permission. Malware Catcher 2009 is a clone of numerous other members of the family that include Malware Catcher 2009, through fake system scans, attempts to make you believe that you must purchase the full Malware Catcher 2009 application to remove the detected threats. Malware Catcher 2009 is not able to remove any type of spyware or computer malware infection. Removal of Malware Catcher 2009 may be difficult to perform manually in many situations. It is best to utilize a spyware removal tool to safely detect and remove Malware Catcher 2009 completely form your computer.

Posted on May 15, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Free-webscaners.net

Free-webscaners.net is a browser hijacker promoting several rogue anti-spyware application, such as Antivirus XP Pro 2009 and System Security 2009. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the system via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Free-webscaners.net domain. Here the computer is subject to a fake online scan that reports various fictitious and overly exaggerated infection results. This scheme is implemented to persuade the user to purchase one of the fake spyware remover programs advertised by Free-webscaners.net.

Posted on May 15, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Scan4note.com

Scan4note.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application called Internet Antivirus Pro. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are interrupted and redirected to the Scan4note.com domain. Here the compromised machine is made a subject of a fake online scan that reports various fictitious and exaggerated infection results in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware removal software, Internet Antivirus Pro.

Posted on May 14, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Google Redirect Virus

Google Redirect Virus screenshot

The Google Redirect Virus has been around for quite some time and is known by many aliases, although, the primary behavior remains constant. Basically, the Google Redirect Virus plays tricks on the minds of PC users who desire Google web searches by randomly redirecting them to malicious web pages or search engines. The Google Redirect Virus Makes Online Searches Ineffective and Dangerous The Google Redirect Virus (GRV) has been frustrating Internet users for several years now, yet it looks like there is still no effective method for avoiding the infection. In fact, it has even become one of the most severe cybersecurity issues of our time due to the vast popularity of the Google search...

Posted on May 14, 2009 in Viruses

Spyware Destroyer

Spyware Destroyer screenshot

Spyware Destroyer is a fake anti-spyware application that uses aggressive notifications to convince computer users to purchase a full version of Spyware Destroyer. Spyware Destroyer may be automatically downloaded and installed from a Trojan horse or malicious website that advertises rogue anti-spyware programs. Once installed, Spyware Destroyer is known to scan your system retuning bogus results. The fake notifications and scan results are used to notify you of imaginary computer infections. The full version of Spyware Destroyer, offered as a solution to the computer infections listed in Spyware Destroyer's scan results, is not able to remove the parasites. Spyware Destroyer loads at...

Posted on May 14, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Networksecurityadvice.com

Networksecurityadvice.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Personal Antivirus. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are typically redirected to the Networksecurityadvice.com domain. Here the computer is subject to a fake online scan that reports various fictitious and grossly exaggerated infection results in order to persuade the user into purchasing Personal Antivirus.

Posted on May 13, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Privacy-center.org

Privacy-center.org is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Privacy Center. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the system via security vulnerabilities and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are typically redirected to the Privacy-center.org domain. Here the computer is subject to a fake online scan that reports various fictitious and grossly exaggerated infection results, while an aggressive adware campaign is utilized to persuade the user into purchasing the Privacy Center software.

Posted on May 13, 2009 in Rogue Websites

InternetSecurityMetrics.com

InternetSecurityMetrics.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application called System Security 2009. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the InternetSecurityMetrics.com domain. Here the computer is subject to a fake online scan that reports fictitious or exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover System Security 2009.

Posted on May 13, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Antvirushelpv1.com

Antvirushelpv1.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Personal Antivirus. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer through security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Antvirushelpv1.com domain. Here the computer is subject to a fake online scan, which displays falsified and exaggerated infection reports in order to scare the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover, Personal Antivirus.

Posted on May 12, 2009 in Rogue Websites