Vrusstatuscheck.com

Vrusstatuscheck.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application called Personal Antivirus. Typically you are diverted to this malicious website due to trojan viruses infiltrating your system via security exploits and modifying your browser settings. Once you finally hit Vrusstatuscheck.com, you are subject to a fake online scan that reports fabricated infection results. This is all in order to intimidate you into purchasing Personal Antivirus, under the assumption it will actually help protect your system.

Posted on March 28, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Privacy Center

Privacy Center screenshot

Privacy Center is a rogue anti-spyware application, or fake spyware remover, that gains access into your system without your knowledge and permission. The most common infection case is when you unknowingly download a Trojan virus masquerading as a video codec, and then having the Trojan virus displaying intimidating notifications about spyware infections and suggesting you download Privacy Center. Once installed and active, Privacy Center performs fake system scans that find even more infections and security problems that should be removed immediately. Finally, it is advertised that you should purchase the full version of Privacy Center, because the trial version is unable to remove these...

Posted on March 28, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Backdoor.Tinxy.H

Backdoor.Tinxy.H is a malware typically installed onto a computer through deceptive means, without your knowledge or consent. Advertised through fake online scanners that report various fabricated infection results, you are prompted to download and install Backdoor.Tinxy.H in order to protect your computer. Once active, however, Backdoor.Tinxy.H will start up every time the computer reboots, and scan your system, claiming that in order to make your computer run at optimum performance, you should purchase Backdoor.Tinxy.H.

Posted on March 28, 2009 in Backdoors

Srv-scan.us

Srv-scan.us is a browser hijacker sponsoring the rogue anti-spyware program known as System Protector. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating your system and altering browser settings, you will find your web-surfing activities being diverted to the Srv-scan.us domain, where your computer is subject to a false online scan. This scan reports numerous fictitious infection results in an attempt to scare you into purchasing System Protector.

Posted on March 28, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Backdoor.Hupigon.gthp

Backdoor.Hupigon.gthp is the latest backdoor Trojan software, designed to display false and exaggerated results, as a means to coerce a user into purchasing the full version software. This particular malware, Backdoor.Hupigon.gthp is installed under deceptive pretences, infiltrating the user’s PC without their approval or knowledge. Advertised through fake online scanners that report various fabricated infection results, you are prompted to download and install Backdoor. Hupigon.gthp in order to protect your computer. Once active, however, Backdoor. Hupigon.gthp will start up every time the computer reboots, and scan your system, claiming that in order to make your computer run at optimum performance, you should purchase Backdoor. Hupigon.gthp.

Posted on March 28, 2009 in Backdoors

System-protector.org

System-protector.org is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware program called System Protector. Through trojans that infiltrate your computer through security exploits and alter your browser settings, you will discover your web-surfing activities becoming interrupted and redirected to the System-protector.org domain. Here your computer is subject to a fraudulent online scan that displays numerous false infection reports, as well as aggressive advertising schemes, all in order to persuade you to purchase and install System Protector.

Posted on March 27, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Ultra Antivir2009

Ultra Antivir2009 screenshot

Ultra Antivirus 2009 is an exact clone of another rogue anti-spyware program named Micro Antivirus 2009. Another of the many money-making schemes developed by cyber-thieves, Ultra Antivirus 2009 is advertised via Trojan viruses that display fake security alerts and notifications on your computer, stating that your PC is infected. These Trojans will then download and install Ultra Antivirus 2009 on to your computer and will be configured to start automatically when Windows starts up. Once it starts, Ultra Antivirus 2009 will scan your computer and list a variety of malware that cannot be removed unless you first purchase the program. The main goal of rogue anti-spyware applications like...

Posted on March 27, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Trojan.Downloader.BHO.lfm

Trojan.Downloader.BHO.lfm is a malicious form of software that was designed to display false and exaggerated results, as a means to coerce a user into purchasing the full version software. Advertised through fake online scanners that report various fabricated infection results, you are prompted to download and install Trojan.Downloader.BHO.ifm in order to protect your computer. Once active, however, Trojan.Downloader.BHO.ifm will start up every time the computer reboots, and scan your system, claiming that in order to make your computer run at optimum performance, you should purchase Trojan.Downloader.BHO.ifm.

Posted on March 27, 2009 in Trojans

XPAntivirus 2009

XP Antivirus 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware application that uses trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, to spread. These trojans typically conceal themselves in pornographic websites, disguised as a video codec, and floods the user with fake system notifications and pop-ups informing him or her of an infection. These methods are all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing and installing XP Antivirus 2009.

Posted on March 27, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

1viruslivescanner.com

1viruslivescanner.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware program called Personal Antivirus. Trojan viruses infiltrate your system via security exploits and modify your browser settings, in order to redirect casual web-surfing activities to the 1viruslivescanner.com domain. Here you are greeted with aggressive advertising schemes and a false online scan, which reports various fictitious infection results. This is used to intimidate you into purchasing the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on March 26, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Ransom-E

Ransom-E is a trojan virus that masquerades as a software installer, but in actuality, is nothing more than a tool to perform SMS fraud. Ransom-E is advertised on P2P networks, IRC channels, newsgroup postings, email spam and through other methods. Typically, Ransom-E performs a fabricated media player installation that then requires an SMS message to receive a certain activation code and to complete the installation process. Ransom-E should be removed as soon as possible after detection.

Posted on March 26, 2009 in Trojans

Systemsupportnetwork.com

Systemsupportnetwork.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware program known as Personal Antivirus. Due to Trojan viruses infiltrating your system and modifying browser settings, your web-surfing activities will be redirected to a malicious website that displays numerous fake infections. You are then asked to download Personal Antivirus to combat these threats. Should you ignore this message, you will find yourself continuously diverted to this web page or Systemsupportnetwork.com.

Posted on March 26, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Conficker.C

Conficker.C is a new variant of the Conficker worm and may be a greater threat than its predecessor. Conficker.C is expected to launch its attack on April 1st. The Conficker.C worm will disable the users' Windows Automatic Update, prevent the user access to the Windows Security Center, block DNS queries, delete all system restore points, as well as prevent the user access to security websites. The Conficker family of worms have been very dangerous and harmful to users' PC's. The new Conficker.C may prove to be even more damaging. It is essential at this point to keep all of your software updated in addition to verifying that your antivirus or antispyware applications are running with the latest definitions applied. It is essential at this point to keep all of your software updated in addition to verifying that your antivirus or...

Posted on March 25, 2009 in Worms

Updateyoursecurity.com

Updateyoursecurity.com is a browser hijacker that promotes the rogue anti-spyware application called System Security 2009 (otherwise referred to as System Security). Trojan viruses infiltrating your system, modify browser settings in order to redirect web-surfing activities to the updateyoursecurity.com domain, where a fake online scanner proceeds to scan your computer for infections. Various threats are soon reported, most of which are fictitious, and updateyoursecurity.com recommends purchasing and installing System Security 2009 in order to combat these parasites.

Posted on March 25, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Rustock CV

Rustock CV is a rootkit Trojan that infiltrates a computer via security exploits, usually undetected and without user's informed consent. Here it becomes active, opening backdoors into your system through which remote access of your computer can be taken and personal information data stolen. In addition to this, Rustock CV may also download additional malware onto the compromised machine.

Posted on March 25, 2009 in Rootkits