Protect your Visa card online with a personal password

"Protect your Visa card online with a personal password" email is a phishing scam. "Protect your Visa card online with a personal password" email informs you that you need to protect your Visa card with a new password. The email links to a scam webpage to steal your personal account information. The text of the email reads: "Subject: Protect your Visa card online with a personal password From: Reply-To: service@visa.com Verified by Visa protects your existing Visa card with a password you create, giving you assurance that only you can use your Visa card online. Simply activate your card and create your personal password. You'll get the added confidence that your Visa card is safe when you shop at participating online stores. You may activate now by entering your card number over our secure server. If your card issuer is participating...

Posted on September 9, 2008 in Phishing

EasyServ

EasyServ is a backdoor trojan that gives an attacker unauthorized remote access to a compromised computer. The threat runs a web server that shows the directory structure of any specified local hard drive. The intruder can steal any file using a web-based interface. EasyServ automatically runs on every Windows startup.

Posted on September 9, 2008 in Backdoors

Security Toolbar

Security Toolbar (Security Toolbar 7.1) is a nasty toolbar that has the ability to hijack your browser and redirect it to malicious websites that promote corrupt anti-spyware applications. Security Toolbar is notorious for unauthorized self-installation and transmission of additional parasites onto your computer. Security Toolbar will also pop-up large amounts of non-existent threat reports, in hopes of tricking you into buying a rogue anti-spyware application. If a computer user does not succumb to its offers, Security Toolbar may download and install a trial version of a certain rogue anti-spyware application that will also bombard the desktop with fake warning messages. Immediate removal of Security Toolbar is strongly recommended. Toolbars are very common among many web browser applications. The scrupulous creators of Security...

Posted on September 8, 2008 in Browser Hijackers

CoolWebSearch.image

CoolWebSearch.image, a CWS variant and also known as CWS.image, is a malicious browser hijacker. CoolWebSearch.image takes advantage of security flaws in a web browser. Once installed, CoolWebSearch.image will change the user's browser settings, modify and redirect the homepage to its official site, display pop-up advertisements and conceal itself from detection. One possible sign of installation of the CoolWebSearch.image malware and of becoming infected is if the user sees the error message: "cannot find C:\WINDOWS\image.dll". CoolWebSearch.image will also reinstall itself after each startup and reboot. The user is advised to run a scan with reliable anti-spyware software to detect and remove the CoolWebSearch.image infection.

Posted on September 7, 2008 in Browser Hijackers

Cleaner 2009

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Cleaner 2009 (or Cleaner2009) is another in the long line of rogue anti-spyware applications attempting to steal your money through aggressive advertising and scare tactics. Cleaner2009 performs system scans that show false positives and exaggerated spyware results. Though Cleaner 2009 attempts to appear legitimate, it is not a program you want to have on your computer. It is both a waste of time and most importantly, money. Cleaner 2009 prompts you with numerous warning messages and popups that state Cleaner2009 has detected spyware on your PC. Clearn2009 then bombards you with advertisements suggesting you purchase the full version of the Cleaner2009 application. The Cleaner 2009...

Posted on September 6, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Smart Antivirus 2009

Smart Antivirus 2009 or SmartAntivirus2009, is a rogue anti-spyware application related to MS Antivirus 2008 and clone of XPAntivirus and WinAntivirusPro. Smart Antivirus 2009 may have installed in the user's computer system by a Trojan Zlob or the user may have clicked on a rogue security popup from a domain related to Smart Antivirus 2009. Smart Antivirus 2009's fake popups may state that the user's computer is infected with spyware and then launch a rogue online malware scanner. Smart Antivirus 2009 will try to make the user believe he/she is infected with spyware to then offer Smart Antivirus 2009's full version of the program to remove the spyware found. If the user is infected through a Trojan Zlob, he/she may be bombarded by rogue Windows alerts informing the user about spyware infections found in the computer system. These...

Posted on September 6, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Total Secure 2009

Total Secure 2009, TotalSecure2009 or TotalSecure 2009, is a rogue anti-spyware application. Total Secure 2009 may be installed into the user's computer system with the help of a Trojan called Zlob found in fake video codecs or by clicking on a download link from a malicious domain. Total Secure 2009 is also propagated through spam emails. In addition, Total Secure 2009 generates fake scan results stating that it has detected spyware in order to trick the user into purchasing the program. Total Secure 2009 is a clone of IE Antivirus, IEDefender, Malware Bell and Files Secure.

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

Total Secure 2009, IntelligentAdvisor, Spyware Preventer, more - SpyHunter Update v.9.16

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.9.16 (09/04/2008)SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.6 AntiSpyCheck Zlob.Trojan Trojan.Vapsup Trojan.Generic Virtumonde Windows Antivirus 2008 Trojan.FakeAlert PurityScan Trojan.Qhost.abh Antivirus 2008 Trojan.Agent-DF AntivirusXP 2008 Trojan-Downloader.Agent.gfg Antivirus2008Pro SmitFraud Trojan.FraudLoad.abk Trojan.Downloader.Exchanger Power Antivirus 2009 MSAntivirus 2008 Updated Cookie Threats The following cookie threats were updated: MomsHDFilms PlusSluts Chubby-Amateurs XXXVoyeurXXX 2008Adult2008

Posted on September 4, 2008 in Database Updates

AceSpy

AceSpy is a potent commercial keylogger surveillance program that records and logs each and every keystroke of the user. AceSpy monitors and tracks the user's online activities by logging and recording online chat conversations, emails, visited websites, passwords, sensitive private financial information and even takes screen shots. This information is then sent to a configurable email address or is uploaded to a defined FTP server. AceSpy operates invisibly in the user's PC while performing its malicious acts. AceSpy must be installed manually and launches automatically on every Windows startup.

Posted on September 2, 2008 in Keyloggers

Email-Worm.Zhelatin.agg, Trojan.Refpron, Trojan-PSW.OnLineGames, more - SpyHunter Update v.9.15

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.9.15 (09/01/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.5.11 Zlob.Trojan Trojan.Generic Trojan.FakeAlert MSAntivirus 2008 Internet Antivirus Trojan.Downloader.Agent-BN Trojan.Dropper-Delf Trojan-Downloader.Agent.gfg Antivirus 2008 AntiSpyCheck MSAntivirus 2008 Windows Antivirus 2008 Antivirus 2009 Power Antivirus 2009 Trojan.Crypt.XPACK Virtumonde WinAntivirusPro

Posted on September 1, 2008 in Database Updates

Ardamax Keylogger

Ardamax Keylogger is a commercial keylogger that tracks the user's online activity and records every keystroke typed. Ardamax Keylogger has the uncanny ability of being able to conceal itself while running. Logs are sent to a configurable email address or uploaded to a predefined FTP server. Ardamax Keylogger must be manually installed. Ardamax Keylogger runs on every Windows startup. Ardamax may put the user's most sensitive financial and private personal data at risk.

Posted on August 27, 2008 in Keyloggers

Raptor

Raptor is a worm that may spread through e-mail attachments or through some networks or vulnerable applications. The Raptor worm has the ability to infect personal documents as well as corrupt system files and delete several programs. The Raptor worm may also be used by attackers to gain remote control over the users system.

Posted on August 27, 2008 in Worms

Trojan.Downloader.OGC, MaxAntiSpy, Trojan.ExplorerHijack, more - SpyHunter Update v.9.13

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.9.13 (08/26/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.5.11 AntiSpyCheck IE Antivirus Antivirus 2009 Antivirus 2008 Antispyware 2008 XP XPAntivirus Zlob.Trojan Trojan-Downloader.Agent.gfg Vista Antivirus 2008 Windows Antivirus 2008 VirusRemover 2008 WinReanimator PCPrivacyCleaner Trojan.FakeAlert System Antivirus 2008 Advanced Antivirus Ultimate Antivirus 2008 Win Antivirus 2008 Antivirus Master

Posted on August 26, 2008 in Database Updates

Antivir64, XP-Guard, Infostealer.Onlinegame, more - SpyHunter Update v.9.12

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.9.12 (08/25/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.5.11 AntiSpyCheck IE Antivirus Antivirus 2009 Antivirus 2008 Antispyware 2008 XP XPAntivirus Zlob.Trojan Trojan-Downloader.Agent.gfg Vista Antivirus 2008 Windows Antivirus 2008 VirusRemover 2008 WinReanimator PCPrivacyCleaner Trojan.FakeAlert System Antivirus 2008 Advanced Antivirus Ultimate Antivirus 2008 Win Antivirus 2008 Antivirus Master

Posted on August 25, 2008 in Database Updates

Fearless Lite

Fearless Lite is a backdoor Trojan that permits a hacker to record, install and save keystrokes of the user. Fearless Lite secretly installs itself to the user's PC and then downloads an even larger Trojan. The date of creation for this infection is November 2003 and the author is believed to be triforce and Read101.

Posted on August 24, 2008 in Remote Administration Tools