PUA.Madcodehook

PUA.Madcodehook is a form of adware and an example of a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA), that often comes bundled with freeware programs such as alerts, weather reports, clocks, messengers, and others. PUA.Madcodehook is largely responsible for numerous pop-up advertisements that appear on the computer. PUA.Madcodehook may also compromise the privacy of an infected system.

Posted on September 8, 2009 in Adware

Awareremover.com

Awareremover.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Antivirus System PRO. Due to trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Awareremover.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 Antivirus System PRO.

Posted on September 8, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Troj/FakeAV-AAB

Troj/FakeAV-AAB is a Trojan virus that infiltrates a computer system via security exploits and typically through the help of browser hijackers. Troj/FakeAV-AAB assist the installation of any number of rogue anti-spyware programs, allowing these applications to implement strategies that cause an intimidated user to purchase them.

Posted on September 8, 2009 in Trojans

Antivirus Pro 2010

Antivirus Pro 2010 screenshot

Antivirus Pro 2010, the newest member of the family, displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, along with false security scan results and fake security alerts, in order to trick users into purchasing and downloading this fake spyware remover. Antivirus Pro 2010 (also known as AntivirusPro 2010, Anti Virus Pro 2010 or XP Antivirus Pro 2010) is a rogue anti-spyware application and a variant of other fake spyware removers such as

Posted on September 7, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Windows Additional Guard

Windows Additional Guard is a rogue anti-spyware application originating from the same family as Ultimate System Guard, Windows Guard Pro, Malware Catcher and Windows Protection Suite. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits, Windows Additional Guard is installed onto the system and from there, begins launching various fake security alerts. Along with the fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection reports supplied by the counterfeit system scans, these tactics ensure the user is intimidated enough into purchasing the fake spyware remover Windows Additional Guard in order to combat these non-existent threats.

Posted on September 7, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

QuickHealCleaner

QuickHealCleaner screenshot

QuickHealCleaner is a rogue anti-spyware application originating from the same family as BlockDefense, Trust Ninja, SystemCop, SaveSoldier and SaveDefense. QuickHealCleaner enters the computer masquerading as a video codec or driver, and once active, begins generating numerous pop-up windows and fake security alerts. A fraudulent system scan displays fictitious and sometimes overly exaggerated infection results in order to intimidate the user into purchasing QuickHealCleaner.

Posted on September 7, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Ultimate System Guard

Ultimate System Guard screenshot

Ultimate System Guard (also known as Ultima System Guard) is a rogue anti-spyware application originating from the same class as Malware Catcher, Windows Security Suite and Windows Protection Suite, and is sponsored through the use of affiliated trojans and browser hijackers. Once active, Ultimate System Guard will begin generating fake system scans that display fictitious and overly exaggerated infection results, along with fake security alerts, in order to trick the user into believing that the computer is infected. The user is then prompted to purchase and download the commercial version of Ultimate System Guard in order to combat these threats.

Posted on September 7, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Online Antivirus XP-Vista 2009

Online Antivirus XP-Vista 2009 (also known as Online Antivirus or XP-Vista 2009) is a rogue anti-spyware application. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via backdoors and security exploits, Online Antivirus XP-Vista 2009 typically installs itself onto the system once a file or a video codec is opened. Once active, Online Antivirus XP-Vista 2009 subjects the computer to a fake system scan that reports fictitious and grossly exaggerated infection results, along with fake security alerts, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the full version of Online Antivirus XP-Vista 2009.

Posted on September 7, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Win32/Virut.E

Win32/Virut.E is a polymorphic virus, or virut virus, that is capable of infecting various system files on a computer once it has gained entry. Win32/Virut.E may also create a backdoor in order to allow an unauthorized user to gain remote access of the compromised machine, resulting in identity theft.

Posted on September 7, 2009 in Malware

Antiviruspro2010.com

Antiviruspro2010.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Antivirus Pro 2010. Due to trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Antiviruspro2010.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 Antivirus Pro 2010.

Posted on September 7, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Infostealer.Ebod

Infostealer.Ebod is spyware that infiltrates the computer as a Trojan virus attached to a legitimate Flash installer. Once installed, Infostealer.Ebod proceeds to steal valuable information, such as; logins, Media Access Control addresses, search engine results and browser history. This data is then transmitted to an unauthorized user at a remote location.

Posted on September 7, 2009 in Stealers

MalwaresEradicator

MalwaresEradicator is a rogue anti-spyware application. MalwaresEradicator infiltrates the computer via security vulnerabilities and backdoors provided by affiliated trojans. Once active, MalwaresEradicator is configured to start automatically, prompting the user to run a fake online scan. When this scan is complete, fabricated infection reports are displayed, usually intimidating the user into purchasing the rogue spyware remover MalwaresEradicator.

Posted on September 7, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Antimalwarescanner8.com

Antimalwarescanner8.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Personal Antivirus. Due to trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Antimalwarescanner8.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 September 7, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Researcher Takes on Facebook Flaws Project For September

During the month of September, a security researcher with the web name "theharmonyguy" will reveal the details of cross-site scripting vulnerabilities found within many Facebook applications. Facebook, among other social networks have had their fair share of attacks ranging from the malicious Twitter messages, DDoS attacks, and XSS holes (cross-site scripting vulnerabilities) found in Facebook applications that can compromise login credentials. A security researcher who is acknowledged for checking the security and privacy of social networking apps, known as "theharmonyguy", has promise to disclose the technical aspects of cross-site scripting vulnerabilities discovered in Facebook applications. Applications developed for the social networking mammoth known as Facebook are very plentiful and sometimes composed of apps that have...

Posted on September 4, 2009 in Computer Security

Troj/Protux-Gen

Troj/Protux-Gen is malicious backdoor Trojan that is created to hijack a computer and provide an unauthorized user with remote access to the compromised machine. Once it is installed, Troj/Protux-Gen will open a large security hole through which the hacker will be able to control the system and steal all the personal and financial information stored therein.

Posted on September 4, 2009 in Backdoors