Antimalware-live-scanv3.com

Antimalware-live-scanv3.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application Personal Antivirus. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Antimalware-live-scanv3.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 3, 2009 in Rogue Websites

"Testversion" popup

"Testversion" popup is a fake warning message displayed by the rogue anti-virus application Antivirus Doktor. The message reads as follows: "Testversion. ACHTUNG. Unser Scanner hat zahlreiche Probleme auf lhrem PC gefunden, die sofort nach dem Kauf eines zum Freischalten unseres Programms notwendigen Aktivierungscodes gelost werden konnen. Um den Aktivierungscode zu erwerben, klicken Sie HIER." This parasite uses this and other tactics to mislead users into believing their computer is infected and in need of anti-viral software, thus persuading the purchase of Antivirus Doktor.

Posted on June 3, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

UnVirex

UnVirex screenshot

UnVirex is a fake malware cleaner program. In many cases UnVirex is disguised as a video codec download. Once your system has UnVirex installed, it starts to scan your computer detecting a video codec parasite that is claimed to only be removed with a full version of a malware remover application. UnVirex is not able to effectively detect or remove malware. UnVirex may come from the UnVirex.com website where it is falsely advertised and sold as an application that is able to provide protection against spyware, viruses, adware and malware.

Posted on June 2, 2009 in Malware

Virussweeper-scan.net

Virussweeper-scan.net is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application called Malware Catcher 2009 (or, alternatively, as Malware Catcher). Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Virussweeper-scan.net domain. Here the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious or grossly exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Malware Catcher.

Posted on June 2, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Gumblar

Gumblar, is a malicious set of scripts that are embedded in .html, .php and .js files used on a website. Gumblar is able to load malware content from other websites without interaction of the computer user. Once a system is infected with Gumblar it is known to redirect a victim's computer to Google search result pages with links to malicious webpages. Gumblar is able to spread through websites by theft of FTP credentials on systems belonging to webmasters. When a user visits a Gumblar infected site, they are also infected. In addition to being installed through malicious websites, Gumblar can install a backdoor that connects to an IP address of a botnet. Gumblar is able to spread aggressively, such as in the case of the Conficker Worm, through exploited websites. Detection and removal of Gumblar is difficult due to its ability to...

Posted on June 2, 2009 in Malware

Registry Doktor 2009

Registry Doktor 2009 screenshot

Registry Doktor 2009 is a misleading registry cleaner. Once installed and active, Registry Doktor 2009 will subject the computer to a fake scan in search of registry errors. Once completed, fictitious and sometimes exaggerated infection results will be reported, with the only suggested means of removable being the purchase of the Registry Doktor 2009 program. The main purpose of this parasite is to scare the user into thinking that his or her computer has serious registry problems.

Posted on June 2, 2009 in Misleading Programs

Critical Vulnerables Found! Popup

"Critical vulnerables found!" popup is a false alert from fake antivirus program Advanced Virus Remover. The goal of this fraudulent alert popup is to intimidate the user into purchasing the suggested virus removal tool to protect the computer from fictitious threats. The "Critical vulnerables found!" popup alert message reads as follows: "Critical vulnerables found! Proactive system found several active vulnerabilities on your computer. Please read the following instructions before you continue. Your system is at risk of being damaged by existing viruses - This can lead to PC freezes, crashes, erratic behavior, and data loss. Please run virus removal tool to protect your system."

Posted on June 2, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

Loved-online-tube.com

Loved-online-tube.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as System Security 2009 (or, alternatively, System Security and System Security Antivirus). Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Loved-online-tube.com domain. Here the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious or grossly exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover System Security 2009.

Posted on June 2, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Antivirusonlinescanv2.com

Antivirusonlinescanv2.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Personal Antivirus. Due to affiliated trojans that infiltrate the computer via security exploits and modify the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Antivirusonlinescanv2.com domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious or grossly exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on June 2, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Proantivirusscanv2.com

Proantivirusscanv2.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 Proantivirusscanv2.com domain. Here the computer is subject to a false 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 1, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Antivirus-scanner-v1.com

Antivirus-scanner-v1.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application called Personal Antivirus. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Antivirus-scanner-v1.com domain. Here the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and often grossly exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on June 1, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Internetsafebrowsing.com

Internetsafebrowsing.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 Internetsafebrowsing.com domain. Here the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and often grossly exaggerated infection results in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on June 1, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Advanced Virus Remover

Advanced Virus Remover screenshot

Advanced Virus Remover (alternately known as AdvancedVirusRemover) is a rogue anti-spyware application. Its main objestive appears to be persuading users to purchase and install its licensed version. Advanced Virus Remover achieves this goal by first infiltrating the computer using affiliated trojans without informed consent. Secondly, Advanced Virus Remover then begins displaying numerous popup system warnings and system tray alerts reporting viruses that can allegedly damage confidential data and deteriorate the system performance. Advanced Virus Remover also runs fabricated security scans that return false results full of spyware applications, trojans, worms and other malware. These...

Posted on June 1, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Adware.PlayMP3Z.biz

Adware.PlayMP3Z.biz is an adware application designed to issue popup adverts. Adware.PlayMP3Z.biz will also intentionally try to collect and report data about your Internet browsing patterns to third parties. Adware.PlayMP3Z.biz embeds as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) into your browser and becomes difficult to manually remove.

Posted on June 1, 2009 in Adware

Email Spy Monitor 2009

Email Spy Monitor 2009 is a software that observes emails, whether the email program is Outlook 2000/XP/2003/2007, Outlook Express 5/6, Windows Vista WinMail or IncrediMail. Designed to catch cheaters, employees, children or spouses in the act, or even for investigating crimes, Email Spy Monitor 2009 emails or FTPs its reports to whoever may be watching. Email Spy Monitor could be used for legitimate purposes, such as making certain children are safe online, but Email Spy Monitor could also invade your privacy and compromise your personal or financial information.

Posted on June 1, 2009 in Spyware