"Harmful software detected" Pop-up

"Harmful software detected" popup is a false security alert emanating from the rogue anti-spyware application known as System Security 2009. This fake warning notification declares that the computer is infected with malicious software that can only be removed by purchasing and downloading System Security 2009. "Harmful software detected" popup reads as follows: "System Security Harmful software detected System Security has detected harmful software that can lead to your PC crash. Remove them now by clicking Remove All button below." Following these on-screen prompts will cause the user to automatically download System Security 2009. In order to avoid this, remove System Security 2009 and related malware as soon as possible.

Posted on June 23, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

Terminator 2009

Terminator 2009 screenshot

Terminator 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware program that may come from a Trojan such as Vundo. Terminator 2009, once installed on a computer user's system, is able to carry out many misleading strategies for enticing purchase the full Terminator 2009 application. Terminator 2009 may also start to scan a user's computer for parasites returning bogus results. This is done to further entice purchase of a licensed version of Terminator 2009. The trial version and full version of Terminator 2009 is incapable of detecting or removing any type of computer parasite. Manual removal of Terminator 2009 is possible but can be difficult because Terminator 2009 may startup upon boot of Windows.

Posted on June 22, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

My-protection.info

My-protection.info is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Fast Antivirus 2009. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and reconfiguring the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the My-protection.info domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Fast Antivirus 2009.

Posted on June 22, 2009 in Rogue Websites

USBcillin

USBcillin is portrayed as a security tool for USB drives, and purportedly protects a computer from worms that spread via removable media devices. Vendors of this application claim that USBcillin blocks malicious autorun.inf processes. Not only does USBcillin not function as an anti-virus software, but it also alters various registry entries, causing system performance to degrade considerably. Remove USBcillin as soon as possible.

Posted on June 22, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Virus Program

Contraviro

Contraviro screenshot

Contraviro is a rogue anti-spyware application originating from the family. Through insecure online downloads or security exploits on a computer, Contraviro installs itself onto a system and begins bombarding the computer with numerous frustrating pop-up advertisements and false security alerts, stating that the system is infected. Fake system scans depict the same outcame. All of these so-called threats, however, are in fact legitimate programs that once deleted, will cause serious damage for the Windows system. These scare tactics are employed in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the full version of Contraviro. Contraviro tends to install a specific dll known as Layered...

Posted on June 22, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Private-online-scan.com

Private-online-scan.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Personal Antivirus. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Private-online-scan.com domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on June 22, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Anti-virussecurity3.com

Anti-virussecurity3.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Personal Antivirus. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Anti-virussecurity3.com domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on June 19, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Malwaresdestructor.com

Malwaresdestructor.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Malware Destructor 2009. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activitie4s are redirected to the Malwaresdestructor.com domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Malware Destructor 2009.

Posted on June 19, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Lsas.Trojan-Spy.DOS.Keycopy

Lsas.Trojan-Spy.DOS.Keycopy is a non-existent trojan virus that is reported in fake security alerts initiated by the rogue anti-spyware application Malware Destructor 2009. The Lsas.Trojan-Spy.DOS.Keycopy pop-up reads as follows: "WINDOWS SECURITY ALERT! Lsas.Trojan-Spy.DOS.Keycopy is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits it to a remote server. Windows Internet Explorer 8 "C:\WINDOWS\ie8\spuninst Data interception was detected while visiting a website: http://" The goal of this fabricated security report is to intimidate users into purchasing the fake spyware remover Malware Destructor 2009, by causing them to think that the system is infected with a counterfeit trojan virus called Lsas.Trojan-Spy.DOS.Keycopy.

Posted on June 19, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

Yiqilai

Yiqilai portrays itself as a search-assisting toolbar that offers guidance and help while a user browses the web. Unfortunately, Yiqilai is not what it seems, and may track web-surfing activities, displaying Yiqilai advertisements customized to the user's actions. Yiqilai may also come bundled with additional malware, that may cause computer performance to degrade. Remove as soon as possible.

Posted on June 19, 2009 in Adware

Sicollda J

Sicollda J is an adware program that displays an excessive and frustrating amount of pop-up advertisements on a computer, and most of the time these ads are not even associated with the product. Though not necessarily a computer threat, Sicollda J does cause annoyances due to its activities and should be removed as soon as possible.

Posted on June 18, 2009 in Adware

Virus Remover Professional

Virus Remover Professional screenshot

Virus Remover Professional is a rogue anti-spyware program. Virus Remover Professional comes from the same hackers that made P Antispyware 09, which is another rogue anti-spyware application. Virus Remover Professional is known to come from a malicious website that advertises rogue applications or a Trojan, which is able to automatically install Virus Remover Professional without asking for permission. Once Virus Remover Professional is installed, computer users may notice system scans conducted by Virus Remover Professional that return bogus results. Purchase of Virus Remover Professional is persuaded by these tactics in addition to fake popup notifications that attempt to warn computer...

Posted on June 18, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Trojan-Mailer.Win32.Spambot

Trojan-Mailer.Win32.Spambot is a non-existent trojan virus that is reported in fake security alerts initiated by the rogue anti-spyware application Spyware and Privacy Control System. The Trojan-Mailer.Win32.Spambot pop-up reads as follows: "Subject: Trojan-Mailer.Win32.Spambot; Description: This Trojan sends email spam to your address book; Result: Threat blocked; Recommended: Make a full scan of your computer... Stop sending and remove spambot." The goal of this fabricated security report is to intimidate users into purchasing the fake spyware remover Spyware and Privacy Control System, by causing them to think that the system is infected with a counterfeit trojan virus called Trojan-Mailer.Win32.Spambot.

Posted on June 18, 2009 in Trojans

Win32.Renos.IO

Win32.Renos.IO (alternatively referred to as TrojanDownloader-Win32/Renos.IO) is a trojan horse that infiltrates a computer via security exploits and backdoors, assailing the system with numerous pop-up advertisements. Win32.Renos.IO may also download and execute additional malware while sponsoring any number of rogue anti-spyware applications. Win32.Renos.IO should be removed as soon as possible.

Posted on June 18, 2009 in Trojans

SlotDaemon

SlotDaemon (also referred to as Slot Daemon) is a backdoor trojans offering a serious security threat to any computer should it be infected. SlotDaemon is designed to take advantage of any exploits in security software and making them accessible from other computers. This may lead to personal and financial information being at great risk of being stolen.

Posted on June 17, 2009 in Backdoors