Symantec Responds to Enigma Software Group's Cease and Desist Letter

STAMFORD, Conn., May 2, 2007 –Enigma Software Group, Inc. (OTCBB:ENGM) received notice today that Symantec Corporation has ceased detection of SpyHunter by Symantec's products. In a letter from corporate counsel, Symantec explained that its analysts reviewed SpyHunter "and determined that it did not meet our detection criteria." At this point, Enigma has no further comments on legal action against Symantec. Symantec's written response is available at this link: Symantec's Response Recently, Enigma has engaged the Internet security community in an open discussion that included a group of several smaller competitors. The discussions were positive, and many people, especially Eric Howes, offered constructive suggestions. As a result, Enigma will make some changes to their marketing, such as: offering a fully functioning free trial of...

Posted on May 2, 2007 in Announcements

Cannot Locate your Account Information

If you cannot locate your account information, or you cannot log onto our support system, please contact our vendor Esellerate.net. Esellerate.net handles all the purchases and billing issues regarding to the SpyHunter. You may contact Esellerate.net at 1-800-999-2734 (for international callers 1-719-576-0123 or via email at shopper@esellerate.net. Make sure that you include your order number in the email, or have it available when you call. If you do not have your order number, please provide them with your information and they will be able to locate your account. If you need to change your username or password, you must enter a trouble ticket, requesting the username or password change. Please do not contact Esellerate.net for technical support requests regarding to SpyHunter. You must create a trouble ticket to obtain technical...

Posted on May 1, 2007 in Product FAQ

SpyLocked

SpyLocked screenshot

SpyLocked is a rogue anti-spyware program that hijacks the machine for malicious purposes. SpyLocked installs itself onto your PC without your permission, usually through a Trojan. Once SpyLocked is installed, it launches on Windows startup and bombards you with unnecessary popup ads. It is extremely difficult to remove SpyLocked manually because this program may continue to try to recreate itself. It is very similar to such parasites as Bravesentry, Dr.Antispy and MagicAntiSpy.

Posted on April 30, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Enigma Software Group, Inc. Announces Venue for SpyHunter Discussion Will be on Spyware Warrior Website

STAMFORD, Conn., April 27, 2007. -- Today, Enigma Software Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ENGM - News) announced that they have selected a venue for the open technical discussion on SpyHunter. Enigma will have this discussion at the Spyware Warrior Website Forum. The direct link to this discussion thread will be at the address below: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?p=154948 For a better understanding of Enigma's business, the reader is urged to review the Company's public filings, which are available online at http://www.sec.gov. About Enigma Software Group, Inc. Enigma develops and markets digital products and services for the consumer market. Enigma is known mostly for its Anti-Spyware software product SpyHunter. SpyHunter is distributed exclusively over the Internet by download. Enigma owns and operates several...

Posted on April 27, 2007 in Announcements

Enigma Software Group Responds to Symantec Corporation Listing SpyHunter as a Security Risk, and to Other Competitors

STAMFORD, Conn., April 25, 2007 -- Today Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) started to list Enigma Software Group's (OTCBB:ENGM) SpyHunter software product in their "Norton 360", and "Norton SystemWorks" Security products as a security threat. Symantec falsely listed the product as a Security Risk, with a severe threat rating of 3. This precipitous and ill-considered action by Symantec is causing Enigma Software Group significant damages. In response to Symantec's erroneous action, Enigma sent Symantec a Cease and Desist letter. A copy of the letter can be found at the following link SYMANTEC CEASE AND DESIST. Enigma intends to follow through with swift legal action. SpyHunter is not a security threat, and Enigma intends to defend it's position vigorously against any business that seeks to use this erroneous designation as part of a...

Posted on April 25, 2007 in Announcements

AOL Hell 96

AOL Hell 96 is AOL spyware that typically steals passwords, exploits security vulnerabilities in the network, performs DoS attacks and even ICQ hacks aimed at other users of AOL.

Posted on April 24, 2007 in AOL Parasites

Black Hawk

Black Hawk is a flooder which is a program that overloads an internet connection by methods such as pinging. This results in a DoS attack. The servers are "flooded" with huge amounts of useless data with the purpose of bringing down a website and making it inoperable. The date of origin of Black Hawk is February, 2004.

Posted on April 19, 2007 in Flooders

SpyHunter Threat Database Update 4.84

SpyHunter defs version 4.84 (04/27/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: Trojan.Clicker-JC This Trojan secretly installs on your computer. After installation, it will download and install other malicious adware, Trojans, and viruses onto your computer without your knowledge or consent. It may also hijack and inject itself into system processes, using rootkit techniques. This Trojan is a major security risk and should be removed as soon as possible. Trojan-Downloader.Small.Buy This Trojan is designed to infiltrate your computer and open a conduit by which large amounts of adware and spyware can be piped to your system. This program opens up a large security hole on your computer and is a very dangerous threat to the security of your personal and financial data. This program will download...

Posted on April 16, 2007 in Database Updates

What to do when you cannot execute REG Repair File rgfix

Some computers will mistakenly open our REG Repair File with NotePad. If that happens please follow the instructions below to execute the REG Repair File saved to your desktop. Click on Start button and choose "Run". In the open box, type the word “regedit” (With no quote marks) and click OK button. A Registry Editor window will open. On the top of the Registry Editor window, click "File" and then click on "Import". On the left hand side of the window that opened to choose the file click on Desktop and locate the file downloaded. The file should have the name rgfixXXXX.reg or just rgfixXXXX, where XXXX are number assigned to your REG Repair File. Choose the file downloaded and click "Open" button on the bottom of the window. You will receive a message saying that the Information was successfully imported to the registry. Click "Ok" and...

Posted on April 12, 2007 in Product FAQ

ICQ MM

ICQ MM is AOL spyware made by Dark Eclipse Software in October, 1998. It typically steals passwords, exploits security vulnerabilities in the network, performs DoS attacks and even ICQ hacks aimed at other users of AOL.

Posted on April 8, 2007 in AOL Parasites

ICQ Spoof

ICQ Spoof is an AOL parasite used to parody an IP while using ICQ. In computer networking, the Internet Protocol (IP) address spoofing refers to the creation of IP packets with a forged source IP address. These are created with the express purpose of concealing the identity of the sender or impersonating another computer system.

Posted on March 29, 2007 in AOL Parasites

Backdoor.TinyProxy

Backdoor.TinyProxy is a malicious backdoor infection that may be installed onto your computer through security exploits or through other malware, in most cases unknown to you. Once active on your system, Backdoor.TinyProxy opens a remote link to an outside attacker, leaving your personal information vulnerable and exposed. This can lead to identity theft.

Posted on March 20, 2007 in Backdoors

SpyAway

SpyAway is a rogue anti-spyware application that is usually downloaded and installed onto your computer by a Trojan finding its way through browser security holes. As soon as SpyAway is installed, it will display notifications of non-existent security and privacy risks in an attempt to trick you into buying the full version. This program may slow down your system and cause its instability. SpyAway may be difficult to remove manually.

Posted on March 10, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Warning! Trojan Found! Popup

The 'Warning! Trojan Found' Popup is a fake warning alert generated and promoted by the rogue anti-spyware application Extra Antivirus. The fake pop-up alert text reads: "Your computer is infected. Warning!Trojan Found! Threat detected: Trojan. File name: svhost.sys. Threat name: Trojan-PSW.BAT.Cunter. File at risk of infection: C:\Documents and Settings\. Total vulnerabilities: 21. Description: This trojan is trying to steal all your passwords for network. Recommended: Please click ‘Remove All’ to eliminate all possible threats and protect your PC." The 'Warning!Trojan Found' Popup attempts to mislead the user into believing that their PC is infected so that the user will buy the rogue Extra Antivirus program. There is no infection; the alert is fake. The user should not trust the 'Warning!Trojan Found' Popup and should remove the...

Posted on March 7, 2007 in Fake Error Messages

Deadly Network Flood

Deadly Network Flood overloads the user's internet connection by pinging. This results in a DoS (denial-of-service) attack. A server is incessantly pinged until it crashes from the massive amounts of information. Numerous DoS tools are spread by viruses. Hackers enter user computers on a large scale and install Deadly Network Flood without the user's knowledge or consent. They then simultaneously strike with a DoS attack. Large websites such as Yahoo and CNN have been successfully attacked using these methods. Backdoor programs may also be installed making the users PC's security vulnerable and open to hackers. Deadly Network Flood’s date of origin is November, 2000.

Posted on March 5, 2007 in Flooders