Antivirus XP

Antivirus XP or AntivirusXP, is a rogue anti-spyware program and clone of Antivirus 2008, Antivirus XP Protection and Antivirus XP 2009. Antivirus XP may be installed in the user's computer system by Trojan Zlob bundled in a fake video codec installer from an adult website. Once Antivirus XP is installed, the user may receive fake popups stating that the user's computer is infected with spyware. If the user clicks on any of these popups, he/she will be redirected to a malicous website to further purchase Antivirus XP's full version. Antivirus XP may also emulate a computer system scan and display erroneous scan results to trick the user into believing his/her computer is in danger. To remove the imaginary threats generated by the fake system scan, the user is supposed to buy Antivirus XP's full program. Antivirus XP is not able to...

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

SecureExpertCleaner

SecureExpertCleaner screenshot

SecureExpertCleaner or Secure Expert Cleaner, is a rogue anti-spyware program often bundled with the Trojan Zlob which is found on fake video codecs. SecureExpertCleaner can also be found on rogue websites that provide a trial for the user to download. Once Zlob is installed, it will generate an enormous amount of fake popups and system notifications stating that the user's computer is infected with spyware. If the user is tricked into clicking on any of these messages, he/she will be redirected to secureexpertcleaner.com where he/she will be forced to purchase SecureExpertCleaner's commercial version. SecureExpertCleaner will allege it's able to remove the spyware found on the user's...

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

PC Protection Center 2008

PC Protection Center 2008 screenshot

PC Protection Center 2008 or PCProtectionCenter 2008, is a rogue anti-spyware program and family of Power Antivirus 2009, XP Antivirus and Antivirus2009. PC Protection Center 2008 may install in the user's computer system through a Trojan Zlob found on a fake video codec download. Once Zlob is installed, it will issue fake popups and alert messages informing the user about imaginary spyware infections. PC Protection Center 2008 trial version may also launch its fake system scanner and emulate a computer scan. After the scan is completed, PC Protection Center 2008 trial version is able to generate a list of fake infections as a result. These mechanisms are used by PC Protection Center...

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

OINSearch Toolbar, Trojan.Agent.GJR, RegistryDoctor2008, more - SpyHunter Update v.8.87

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.87 (08/01/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.5.11 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: Antivirus 2009 AntivirusXP 2008 PC-Antispy Trojan.FakeAlert Trojan.Generic Zlob.Trojan AntiSpyCheck IE...

Posted on August 1, 2008 in Database Updates

Power Antivirus 2009

Power Antivirus 2009 screenshot

Power Antivirus 2009 or PowerAntivirus2009, is a rogue anti-spyware program and a clone of Win Antivirus 2008. Power Antivirus 2009 uses Win Antivirus 2008's same interface and it's even promoted by the same website, power-antivirus-2009.com. Power Antivirus 2009 may install in the user's computer system through a Trojan or the user may have downloaded it by mistake. Once installed, Power Antivirus 2009 generates fake popups and system alert messages stating the user's computer is infected with spyware. Power Antivirus 2009 is also able to generate a rogue computer system scan and display erroneous spyware results. These scare tactics are only used by Power Antivirus 2009 to push the user...

Posted on July 31, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

AntiSpyStorm 2008

AntiSpyStorm 2008, AntiSpyStorm2008 or AntiSpyStorm, is a rogue anti-spyware program. AntiSpyStorm 2008 may install in the user's computer system by a Trojan (Zlob or Vundo) or the user may have downloaded it from a malicious website. Once Zlob is installed, it will bombard the user with fake popups and system alert notifications stating that the user's computer system is infected with spyware. If the user is persuaded into clicking on any of these messages, AntiSpyStorm 2008 may launch its fake system scan trial. After the rogue system scan is completed, AntiSpyStorm 2008 will issue a fake scan result informing the user about the numerous infections found in the computer system. AntiSpyStorm 2008 will then offer its full version to remove the supposed spyware infections. AntiSpyStorm 2008's full version of the program is sold at its...

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

Win Antivir 2008, Adware.BHO.BluSwede, Trojan.Qhost.x, more - SpyHunter Update v.8.85

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.85 (07/29/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.5.11 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.Generic AntiSpyCheck Trojan.FakeAlert Antivirus 2008 Zlob.Trojan Trojan.FakeAlert Antivirus 2009 Win...

Posted on July 29, 2008 in Database Updates

Antivirus 2008, Antivirus 2009, XP Antivirus 2008, & Others Infect Winlogon

Do you have Antivirus 2008, Antivirus 2009, Vista Antivirus 2008, Windows Antivirus 2008, Antivirus 2008 Pro, XP Antivirus 2008, Antivirus XP 2008, XP Antivirus 2009, XPAntiVirus, or any other Antivirus-named program variation that you did not consensually agree to download on your machine? In the past few weeks, we've had a high percentage of SpyHunter customers that have experienced trojan infections related to the Antivirus 2008 trojan family. These trojan infections have the ability to infect the System File winlogon.exe and be able to execute drive-by downloads of rogue anti-spyware programs like Antivirus 2008 onto the computer. Winlogon.exe is a crucial file for Windows' operation so once it's infected, it makes an automated removal process with a real anti-spyware progam nearly impossible to do. Most of our customers who tried...

Posted on July 23, 2008 in Computer Security

Trojan.Dialer.fi, more - SpyHunter Update v.8.81

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.8.81 (07/22/2008) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.3.5.11 Trojan.FakeAlert IE Antivirus Trojan.Generic Zlob.Trojan Trojan-Downloader.Agent.gfg Antivirus 2009 Antivirus 2008 Antivirus2008Pro XPAntivirus Virtumonde Vista Antivirus 2008 Windows Antivirus 2008 WinSpywareProtect AntiSpyCheck WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 Advanced Antivirus MalwareBell WinAntispyware2008 Antivirus Master

Posted on July 22, 2008 in Database Updates

Trojan Rootkit.Gen Variants Block Security Applications (Norton, Windows Defender, others) from Running

We have recently come across a new variation of an old rootkit infection that is worse than anything our Technical Support team has ever encountered. It was brought to our attention by a SpyHunter customer who contacted our Technical Support team stating that she had a malware infection that was disabling key functions on her computer and that she needed our help. Upon closer inspection, our Technical Support team discovered that her malware infection was actually a trojan rootkit. What drew our Technical Support team to such conclusions was not only the fact that her computer was experiencing excessive pop-ups advertising rogue anti-spyware programs like AntispywareMaster, or that the Task Manager and RegEdit were disabled, but that the biggest symptom was the inability to run SpyHunter after installation. Even when SpyHunter managed...

Posted on July 21, 2008 in Computer Security

Desire Dialer

Desire Dialer is a dialer application that may be used to take control of the user's PC modem and phone high cost international or other high rate telephone numbers; then install pornographic content onto the user's PC. The application usually becomes installed when the user visits pornographic sites (intentionally or unintentionally). Desire Dialer can be a serious security threat to the user as it slows down the PC's performance and allows sensitive personal information to be accessed.

Posted on July 20, 2008 in Dialers

W32.Sality.AB

W32.Sality is a virus that spreads by infecting executable files. W32.Sality is known for its malicious ability to lower security settings enabling other malware applications to infiltrate the users system. W32.Sality installs without the users consent or knowledge and may install other malware and spyware. AW32.Sality exploits DLL injection and incorporates downloader functionality to install Trojan or keylogger elements. Annoying popups may also be displayed on the users screen.

Posted on July 20, 2008 in Worms

Windows-privacy-protection.com

Windows-privacy-protection.com screenshot

Despite its high search engine presence at the moment of writing and its legitimate-sounding name, Windows-privacy-protection.com is a rogue website associated with a browser hijacker by the same name. Windows-privacy-protection.com, in particular, is closely linked to a couple of fake security applications, and is the first step in the well-known rogue security program online scam. According to ESG PC security researchers, two well-known fake security applications, SpyMaxx and AntiSpyStorm are promoted on Windows-privacy-protection.com and its associated websites. The Windows-privacy-protection.com browser hijacker takes over the victim's Internet browser and forces it to visit the...

Posted on July 19, 2008 in Browser Hijackers

SC-KeyLog

SC-KeyLog is a menacing and cleverly concealed keylogger that captures the user's every keystroke and online activity. SC-KeyLog is reputed to be developed by Soft-Central.net. and may also be a variant of: Keylog-SC, Trj/Sckeylog, Trojan.Spy.SCKeyLog.20, Trojn.Spy.SCKeyLog, Trojan.Spy.SCKeyLog.a, Trojan.Spy.SCeyLog.d, TrojanSpy.Win32.SCKeyLog.a, Win32.SCKeyLog.A, Win32/SCKeyLog.1_025!DLL!Trojan and Win32/SCKeylog.1_025!Trojan. SC-KeyLog is difficult for the user to detect. The SC-KeyLog is not able to be seen by the user in the Win9X task manager or task tray. SC-KeyLog also has no windows, does not make use of hard codes filenames or registry entries; it needs almost no memory and disk space. In addition SC-KeyLog does not affect the system's performance. Making matters worse, access to the SC-KeyLog keylogger is password protected....

Posted on July 19, 2008 in Keyloggers

AntivirusMaster

AntivirusMaster screenshot

AntivirusMaster, Antivirus Master or AV Master, is a rogue anti-spyware program and a clone of a AntivirusXP2008, Antivirus 2009 and Antivirus 2008. AntivirusMaster may be installed onto the user's computer system by a Trojan Zlob. Once Zlob is installed, it will display popups and system notifications stating that the computer is infected with spyware threats, in an attempt to persuade the user into purchasing the full AntivirusMaster's commercial version. AntivirusMaster may also use its system scanner to run a fake computer scan and list false positives as a result. AntivirusMaster's purpose is to confuse the user with non-existent threats and that to fix the problem they need...

Posted on July 15, 2008 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program