Win32/Cryptor

Win32/Cryptor (also referred to as TrojanDownloader.Win32.Cryptor) is a trojan downloader that can download and install additional malware on to the computer. Typically you will find your computer infected with W32/Cryptor after visiting malicious websites or downloading and installing suspicious software with an embedded trojan.

Posted on April 6, 2009 in Trojans

Rootkit.Pakes.or

Rootkit.Pakes.or is a software program that hides the presence of files and data to avoid detection while an attacker gains full remote control of the users PC. The Rootkit.Pakes.or program uses viruses, spyware, Trojans and backdoors, to evade detection from anti-virus and anti-spyware software. Rootkit.Pakes.or enters the user's computer without their consent or knowledge. These types of applications create a connection to the users PC while a hacker is obtaining personal information. Rootkit.Pakes.or also sends out vast amounts of additional malware and spyware. It is important to run periodic scans to detect infection and to remove the infection immediately.

Posted on April 6, 2009 in Rootkits

Offer-provider.com

Offer-provider.com is a browser hijacker promoting three different rogue anti-spyware applications; VirusRemover 2009, Secure Expert Cleaner and SpywareRemover 2009. Due to minute alterations in the URL extensions, Offer-provider is able to sponsor all three of these rogue security products. It does this by infiltrating your system with affiliated trojan viruses, which modify browser settings in order to redirect web-surfing activities to the Offer-provider.com domain. Here your computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays numerous fictitious infection results, seeking to frighten you into purchasing and downloading one of the three fake spyware remover programs advertised.

Posted on April 6, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Fullvirusprotection.com

Fullvirusprotection.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as System Security 2009. Due to affiliated trojans that modify the browser settings, your web-surfing activities are continuously redirected to the Fullvirusprotection.com domain. Here you are subject to a fake online scan that reports fictitious infection results in order to persuade you into purchasing the fake spyware remover System Security 2009.

Posted on April 6, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Freewebmypcscan.com

Freewebmypcscan.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as System Security 2009. Due to trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying browser settings, your web-surfing activities are redirected to the Freewebmypcscan.com domain, where you are subject to a fake online scan. This scan typically reports fictitious or overly-exaggerated infection results in order to trick you into purchasing the fake spyware remover System Security 2009.

Posted on April 6, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Antivir System PRO

Antivir System PRO, also known as AntivirSystemPRO or AntivirSystem PRO, is a rogue anti-spyware application hailing from the same family as System Guard 2009 and Spyware Protect 2009. The unregistered version of Antivir System PRO will typically spread either through browser-hijacking techniques or trojans that utilize security exploits in order to gain entry to your system. Once active, Antivir System PRO will display numerous pop-up windows claiming your computer is infected, or alternatively, Antivir System PRO will perform a fake scan of your machine and report fictitious or exaggerated threat results. These tactics are to ensure you are frightened enough to purchase the full version of Antivir System PRO.

Posted on April 6, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Antivirsystem.com

Antivirsystem.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware program known as Antivir System PRO. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating your system via security exploits and modifying your browser settings, you will find your web-surfing activities being interrupted and diverted to the Antivirsystem.com domain. Here your computer is subject to fake online scans and aggressive advertisements, all in order to persuade you to purchase the Antivir System PRO fake spyware remover software.

Posted on April 5, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Xvirusdescan.com

Xvirusdescan.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application called System Security 2009. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating your system via security exploits and modifying browser settings, web-surfing activities are typically interrupted and then redirected to the Xvirusdescan.com domain. Here a fake online scan results in fictitious infection reports that are used to persuade you to purchase the fake spyware remover System Security 2009.

Posted on April 5, 2009 in Rogue Websites

WinActive Antivirus

WinActive Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware application that attempts to resemble a part of MS Windows operating system. It does this by implementing a logo that looks remarkably similar to a Windows OS logo, while also displaying "Windows Security Center" pop-ups. Typically, WinActive Antivirus is installed onto a computer via trojans or after visiting a malicious website, and once active, WinActive Antivirus generates numerous pop-ups persuading you to purchase the full version of WinActive Antivirus.

Posted on April 5, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

What You Need to Know About Conficker

If you're not familiar with it yet, then you had best continue reading. The Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido, is a computer worm that surfaced in October 2008 and targets the Microsoft Windows operating system. On Wednesday, April 1, the latest variant of the Conficker downloaded new instructions. The sophistication of this worm and its botnet had many concerned, though apparently the amount of legitimate concern is a matter of debate. If, however, you are concerned, then here are some things you should know: The overwhelming majority of systems infected with Conficker were infected due to vulnerability in the Windows RPC facilities. This vulnerability, however, was patched in October. If you happened to install that patch before Conficker was released (late December '08) then you were protected and still are. If you...

Posted on April 4, 2009 in Computer Security

Boo Bomber 2

Boo Bomber 2 is an application that overloads the connection by pinging. Pinging is a mechanism in which a weblog discloses to a server that it has updated its content. When an application overloads a connection it causes a DoS attack. A DoS attack is a denial-of-service attack which tries to make a network unable to operate by flooding it with worthless data of traffic.

Posted on April 4, 2009 in Flooders

ErrorRepair Tool

ErrorRepair Tool is a fraudulent registry cleaner that uses trojans in order to gain access to a computer and infiltrate it. Once active, ErrorRepair Tool launches numerous fake security alerts along with obsessive advertisement pop-ups in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the full version of ErrorRepair Tool.

Posted on April 3, 2009 in Malware

Antiviruslivescanv3.com

Antiviruslivescanv3.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Personal Antivirus. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating your computer via security exploits and modifying your browser settings, you will find your web-surfing activities being continuously redirected to the Antiviruslivescanv3.com domain. Here you are subject to a fake online scan that reports various fictitious infection results, all in order to scare you into purchasing Personal Antivirus.

Posted on April 3, 2009 in Rogue Websites

System Protector Fake Pop-Up

The 'System Protector' fake pop up is a misleading security alert that is closely associated with the rogue security program System Protector. Usually, the 'System Protector' fake pop up will appear as a notification from the Task Bar and will contain some variant of the following text: "System Protector Your system security status is LOW! Please change your security settings." "System Protector – Threats detected. WARNING! 9 vulnerabilities found!!! Dangerous malware and viruses have been found during last scan. It is strongly recommended to remove all found threats from your computer." Clicking on the 'System Protector' fake pop up will start the download and installation of System Protector. Once the installation process ends, the computer system reboots automatically. Due to the fact that System Protector makes changes to the...

Posted on April 2, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

WebSecurityVoice.com

WebSecurityVoice.com is a browser hijacker promoting the distribution of the rogue anti-spyware application known as System Security 2009. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the WebSecurityVoice.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 System Security 2009.

Posted on April 2, 2009 in Rogue Websites