SaveKeep

SaveKeep screenshot

SaveKeep is a rogue anti-spyware application originating from the family, the same family as SaveKeep infiltrates the computer with the help of affiliated trojans, and once active, begins running fake system scans that display fictitious or sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results. False security alerts accompany these reports, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing SaveKeep in order to combat these supposed threats.

Posted on August 17, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Total Security 2009

Total Security 2009 screenshot

Total Security 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware application and an updated version of countless fake security programs that are part of Total Security 2009's family, the family. Due to affiliated Trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits, Total Security 2009 is able to launch fake system scans that display fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection reports, along with misleading security alerts, all in order to trick the user into believing the computer is infected. Then, the user is prompted to purchase and download the full version of Total Security 2009 in order to combat these threats. As is said above, there are numerous clones of Total Security 2009 that have...

Posted on August 17, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Online-secure-scannerv2.com

Online-secure-scannerv2.com is a browser hijacker promoting the distribution of 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 Online-secure-scannerv2.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 and downloading the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on August 17, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Sheur2.gnw

Sheur2.gnw is a trojan virus that infiltrates a computer via security exploits and performs various malicious tasks once active. Among these are the disabling of firewalls and antivirus software, the loss of Internet connection and the possible redirection of the web browser to unwanted websites.

Posted on August 17, 2009 in Trojans

Win32.TDSS.rtk

Win32.TDSS.rtk is a detection method for malicious files or a trojan that may infiltrate a computer and install additional malware. Win32.TDSS.rtk utilizes rootkit techniques in order to remain undetected by security programs.

Posted on August 17, 2009 in Rootkits

Secure-antispyware-scanv3.com

Secure-antispyware-scanv3.com is a browser hijacker promoting the distribution of 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 Secure-antispyware-scanv3.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 and downloading the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on August 17, 2009 in Rogue Websites

W32.SillyFDC.BCQ

W32.SillyFDC.BCQ is a computer worm that propagates by infecting removable storage devices and file-sharing networks, infecting other computers when the storage device is connected to them. W32.SillyFDC.BCQ may also create a registry entry so that the worm begins running every time Windows starts up.

Posted on August 17, 2009 in Worms

Advanced Virus Removal

Advanced Virus Removal is a bogus security application that falsely claims to be able to detect and remove computer parasites. Advanced Virus Removal is sometimes installed from a malicious website that advertises rogue anti-spyware programs. After installed, Advanced Virus Removal will display misleading popup messages similar to the following. "System warning! Continue working in unprotected mode is very dangerous. Viruses can damage your confidential data and work on your computer. Click here to protect your computer." Computer users are urged to remove the Advanced Virus Removal application if they get the above notification. It is possible that Advanced Virus Removal causes damage to the system that it is installed on.

Posted on August 14, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Hacktool.Rootkit

Hacktool.Rootkit is a dangerous Trojan horse that is able to infiltrate a Windows system and compromise a set of programs and scripts. Once installed, Hacktool.Rootkit will allow an outside hacker to gain remote access to the infected PC. Once Hacktool.Rootkit is able to allow outsiders access, then they could steal personal files and take control of the system’s functions and use it to potentially carry out malicious activities.

Posted on August 14, 2009 in Trojans

Antispyware-live-scanv3.com

Antispyware-live-scanv3.com is a rogue website that advertises and offers the rogue anti-spyware application called Personal Antivirus. Through various tactics and deceiving methods, Antispyware-live-scanv3.com attempts to get computer users to purchase a full version of Personal Antivirus. Antispyware-live-scanv3.com will use a fake system scan that returns erroneous results as an enticing method to purchasing Personal Antivirus. The same hackers that make rogue applications such as Personal Antivirus set up sites similar to Antispyware-live-scanv3.com for marketing their fake security tools to unsuspecting computer users.

Posted on August 14, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Troj/PDFJs-CI

Troj/PDFJs-CI is a Trojan infection that is able to use malicious JavaScript to carry out malevolent actions on the infected system. Troj/PDFJs-CI can come as a PDF file containing the JavaScript code. If installed, Troj/PDFJs-CI can put the infected system at risk of other malware infections.

Posted on August 14, 2009 in Trojans

Miraculous Discovery: Twitter Used to Channel Botnet Activities

Lately Twitter has been known to be buried under constant denial of service (DDoS) attacks and suffering site-wide outage for several hours on end. No sooner than after they recover from such attacks, Twitter becomes the target of yet another kind of threat this week. Jose Nazario, manager of security research at Arbor Networks and famed computer worm expert, discovered that a Twitter account was being used as part of a makeshift update server for computers compromised to be used as part of a botnet. Apparently the tweets that the hacked account sends out look like complete rubbish. After a second look at the messages it is apparent that they are encoded links. One of the links is dead while the other links to an encoded ZIP file which contains an infostealer trojan that is very difficult to detect, according to Nazario's example....

Posted on August 14, 2009 in Computer Security

Protection System Software

Protection System Software is a rogue anti-spyware application employing trojans and malicious websites to infect a computer. Protection System Software launches fake security alerts identifying infections found on the system. The user is then prompted to download Protection System Software, which will launch a fake system scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, intimidating the user into purchasing the full version of Protection System Software.

Posted on August 13, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

AntiSpyware Professional Spyware Cleaner

AntiSpyware Professional Spyware Cleaner is a rogue anti-spyware application employing trojans and malicious websites to infect a computer. AntiSpyware Professional Spyware Cleaner launches fake security alerts identifying infections found on the system. The user is then prompted to download AntiSpyware Professional Spyware Cleaner, which will launch a fake system scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, intimidating the user into purchasing the full version of AntiSpyware Professional Spyware Cleaner.

Posted on August 13, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Remove-all-malware.com

Remove-all-malware.com is a browser hijacker promoting the distribution of the rogue anti-spyware application known as Total Security. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Remove-all-malware.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 and downloading the fake spyware remover Total Security.

Posted on August 13, 2009 in Rogue Websites