Free-webscaners.com

Free-webscaners.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Antivirus XP Pro. It achieves this goal by infiltrating your computer with trojan viruses, which modify your browser settings in order to redirect web-surfing activities to the free-webscaners.com domain. Here your computer is subject to aggressive advertising and fake online scans, all of which report fictitious infection results hoping to scare you into purchasing and installing Antivirus XP Pro.

Posted on April 2, 2009 in Rogue Websites

System Security 2009

System Security 2009, also known as System Security, is a rogue anti-spyware application. System Security 2009 may infiltrate the computer via security vulnerabilities and backdoors provided by affiliated trojans. Once active, System Security 2009 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 System Security 2009.

Posted on April 2, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

April Fool's Day and Still No Sign of Conficker.C

Many experts believe we may see other malicious actions take place from Conficker.C in the days to come. The April Fool's Day Worm or Conficker.C infection has not caused any major issues as of yet. We have kept an eye on Coficker.C all day for April 1st and so far and we do not have any incidents to report. This does not mean everyone is in the clear when it comes to being infected with Conficker.C as experts continually work with 116 countries to combat the worm before anything malicious happens. What is now known about Conficker.C since April Fool's Day has come? What we do know about Conficker.C is that on April 1st a master computer will take control of millions of computers or "zombie computers" that were already infected with Conficker.C. What does this mean? It could mean that an estimated 10 million computers could be used to...

Posted on April 1, 2009 in Computer Security

Conficker.C Worm Flaw Found: Security Experts Expect Easy Detection

Security experts have discovered a security hole within the coding that commands Conficker Worm. This discovery may be the light at the end of the tunnel for those who worry that Conficker.C may be a devastating and an uncontrollable worm infection, infecting millions of computers all over the world. You may ask, what is this special discovery and how will it ease the worry of Conficker.C? The new discovery, that could make it easier to isolate Conficker infected systems, is not being heavily emphasized because it could give criminals a way to secretly hijack millions of computers. Security researchers and even the Conficker Cabal, a group of anti-worm researchers, are aware that exploiting too much information about discovered lapses or vulnerabilities within the Conficker coding could give the creators or hackers a new alternative to...

Posted on March 31, 2009 in Computer Security

Advanced Spyware Detect

Advanced Spyware Detect is a rogue anti-spyware application. Advanced Spyware Detect is designed to scare computer users with fake security notifications and scan results to convince them to purchase Advanced Spyware Detect. Advanced Spyware Detect, at first glance, appears to be a fully functional security program. Advanced Spyware Detect will not remove legitimate spyware or computer parasites from your system. Advanced Spyware Detect is advertised and sold from the www.advanced-spyware-protect-.com website. It is highly advisable that all computer users avoid visiting this malicious website. If a user purchases the full Advanced Spyware Detect application then it could be very difficult to get their money back. Another way for Advanced Spyware Detect to be installed onto your system, usually without notification to the computer...

Posted on March 31, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

System Protector

System Protector screenshot

System Protector, or SystemProtector, is a rogue anti-spyware program designed to trick users into believing it's a legitimate anti-spyware program. System Protector may be installed in the user's computer system by a Trojan, such as Zlob, through a rogue video codec download or the user may have downloaded it from a rogue website. Once Zlob is installed, the user will receive a large amount of fake notification messages stating that his/her computer is infested with spyware. In order to remove these threats, the user will be redirected to a fraudulent website to further purchase System Protector's full version. System Protector is also able to emulate a computer system scan. After System...

Posted on March 29, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Packed.PolyCrypt.d

Packed.PolyCrypt.d is a generic class of Trojan virus that is specifically designed to generate artificial traffic to specific web sites. As with all Trojan applications, Packed.PolyCrypt.d is installed under deceptive pretenses, infiltrating your PC without the user's approval or knowledge. Furthermore, the security risks posed by Packed.PolyCrypt.d may also include the collection and transmission of personally identifiable information (PII) without consent thus severely degrading the performance and stability of the computer. Packed.PolyCrypt.d can self-replicate, and tends to spread without attaching to or infecting other programs and files. The best way to deal with the threat of Packed.PolyCrypt.d is to simply remove it from the affected PC system.

Posted on March 29, 2009 in Trojans

Mebroot N

Mebroot N is another version of the Trojan.Mebroot infection, and is very difficult to detect and remove without the aid of a spyware removal tool. Mebroot N, much like its counterpart, installs a rootkit to the infected system to conceal its identity from the user. Mebroot N may also infect the Master Boot Record (MBR), damage the user's system or cause it to become vulnerable from outside attacks. In addition to this, Mebroot N may also download other malware onto your system without notice.

Posted on March 29, 2009 in Trojans

CoreGuard Safebrowser

CoreGuard Safebrowser, also referred to as CoreGuard SafeExplorer, is a fake error message pop-up related to the rogue anti-spyware application CoreGuard Antivirus 2009. The CoreGuard Safebrowser pop-up resembles the recent dangerous CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 message, which aggressively appears on your system, claiming there are infections. The CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 infection that displays these CoreGuard Safebrowser pop-up messages is known to install Trojans such as Zlob, Generic and Vundo. Do not click on any suspicious pop-up windows or links that may appear on your computer, and remove CoreGuard Safebrowser pop-up immediately.

Posted on March 29, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

Vrusstatuscheck.com

Vrusstatuscheck.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application called Personal Antivirus. Typically you are diverted to this malicious website due to trojan viruses infiltrating your system via security exploits and modifying your browser settings. Once you finally hit Vrusstatuscheck.com, you are subject to a fake online scan that reports fabricated infection results. This is all in order to intimidate you into purchasing Personal Antivirus, under the assumption it will actually help protect your system.

Posted on March 28, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Privacy Center

Privacy Center screenshot

Privacy Center is a rogue anti-spyware application, or fake spyware remover, that gains access into your system without your knowledge and permission. The most common infection case is when you unknowingly download a Trojan virus masquerading as a video codec, and then having the Trojan virus displaying intimidating notifications about spyware infections and suggesting you download Privacy Center. Once installed and active, Privacy Center performs fake system scans that find even more infections and security problems that should be removed immediately. Finally, it is advertised that you should purchase the full version of Privacy Center, because the trial version is unable to remove these...

Posted on March 28, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Backdoor.Tinxy.H

Backdoor.Tinxy.H is a malware typically installed onto a computer through deceptive means, without your knowledge or consent. Advertised through fake online scanners that report various fabricated infection results, you are prompted to download and install Backdoor.Tinxy.H in order to protect your computer. Once active, however, Backdoor.Tinxy.H will start up every time the computer reboots, and scan your system, claiming that in order to make your computer run at optimum performance, you should purchase Backdoor.Tinxy.H.

Posted on March 28, 2009 in Backdoors

Srv-scan.us

Srv-scan.us is a browser hijacker sponsoring the rogue anti-spyware program known as System Protector. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating your system and altering browser settings, you will find your web-surfing activities being diverted to the Srv-scan.us domain, where your computer is subject to a false online scan. This scan reports numerous fictitious infection results in an attempt to scare you into purchasing System Protector.

Posted on March 28, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Backdoor.Hupigon.gthp

Backdoor.Hupigon.gthp is the latest backdoor Trojan software, designed to display false and exaggerated results, as a means to coerce a user into purchasing the full version software. This particular malware, Backdoor.Hupigon.gthp is installed under deceptive pretences, infiltrating the user’s PC without their approval or knowledge. Advertised through fake online scanners that report various fabricated infection results, you are prompted to download and install Backdoor. Hupigon.gthp in order to protect your computer. Once active, however, Backdoor. Hupigon.gthp will start up every time the computer reboots, and scan your system, claiming that in order to make your computer run at optimum performance, you should purchase Backdoor. Hupigon.gthp.

Posted on March 28, 2009 in Backdoors

System-protector.org

System-protector.org is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware program called System Protector. Through trojans that infiltrate your computer through security exploits and alter your browser settings, you will discover your web-surfing activities becoming interrupted and redirected to the System-protector.org domain. Here your computer is subject to a fraudulent online scan that displays numerous false infection reports, as well as aggressive advertising schemes, all in order to persuade you to purchase and install System Protector.

Posted on March 27, 2009 in Rogue Websites