Ultra Antivir2009

Ultra Antivir2009 screenshot

Ultra Antivirus 2009 is an exact clone of another rogue anti-spyware program named Micro Antivirus 2009. Another of the many money-making schemes developed by cyber-thieves, Ultra Antivirus 2009 is advertised via Trojan viruses that display fake security alerts and notifications on your computer, stating that your PC is infected. These Trojans will then download and install Ultra Antivirus 2009 on to your computer and will be configured to start automatically when Windows starts up. Once it starts, Ultra Antivirus 2009 will scan your computer and list a variety of malware that cannot be removed unless you first purchase the program. The main goal of rogue anti-spyware applications like...

Posted on March 27, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Trojan.Downloader.BHO.lfm

Trojan.Downloader.BHO.lfm is a malicious form of software that was designed to display false and exaggerated results, as a means to coerce a user into purchasing the full version software. Advertised through fake online scanners that report various fabricated infection results, you are prompted to download and install Trojan.Downloader.BHO.ifm in order to protect your computer. Once active, however, Trojan.Downloader.BHO.ifm 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 Trojan.Downloader.BHO.ifm.

Posted on March 27, 2009 in Trojans

XPAntivirus 2009

XP Antivirus 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware application that uses trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, to spread. These trojans typically conceal themselves in pornographic websites, disguised as a video codec, and floods the user with fake system notifications and pop-ups informing him or her of an infection. These methods are all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing and installing XP Antivirus 2009.

Posted on March 27, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

1viruslivescanner.com

1viruslivescanner.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware program called Personal Antivirus. Trojan viruses infiltrate your system via security exploits and modify your browser settings, in order to redirect casual web-surfing activities to the 1viruslivescanner.com domain. Here you are greeted with aggressive advertising schemes and a false online scan, which reports various fictitious infection results. This is used to intimidate you into purchasing the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on March 26, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Ransom-E

Ransom-E is a trojan virus that masquerades as a software installer, but in actuality, is nothing more than a tool to perform SMS fraud. Ransom-E is advertised on P2P networks, IRC channels, newsgroup postings, email spam and through other methods. Typically, Ransom-E performs a fabricated media player installation that then requires an SMS message to receive a certain activation code and to complete the installation process. Ransom-E should be removed as soon as possible after detection.

Posted on March 26, 2009 in Trojans

Systemsupportnetwork.com

Systemsupportnetwork.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware program known as Personal Antivirus. Due to Trojan viruses infiltrating your system and modifying browser settings, your web-surfing activities will be redirected to a malicious website that displays numerous fake infections. You are then asked to download Personal Antivirus to combat these threats. Should you ignore this message, you will find yourself continuously diverted to this web page or Systemsupportnetwork.com.

Posted on March 26, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Conficker.C

Conficker.C is a new variant of the Conficker worm and may be a greater threat than its predecessor. Conficker.C is expected to launch its attack on April 1st. The Conficker.C worm will disable the users' Windows Automatic Update, prevent the user access to the Windows Security Center, block DNS queries, delete all system restore points, as well as prevent the user access to security websites. The Conficker family of worms have been very dangerous and harmful to users' PC's. The new Conficker.C may prove to be even more damaging. It is essential at this point to keep all of your software updated in addition to verifying that your antivirus or antispyware applications are running with the latest definitions applied. It is essential at this point to keep all of your software updated in addition to verifying that your antivirus or...

Posted on March 25, 2009 in Worms

Updateyoursecurity.com

Updateyoursecurity.com is a browser hijacker that promotes the rogue anti-spyware application called System Security 2009 (otherwise referred to as System Security). Trojan viruses infiltrating your system, modify browser settings in order to redirect web-surfing activities to the updateyoursecurity.com domain, where a fake online scanner proceeds to scan your computer for infections. Various threats are soon reported, most of which are fictitious, and updateyoursecurity.com recommends purchasing and installing System Security 2009 in order to combat these parasites.

Posted on March 25, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Rustock CV

Rustock CV is a rootkit Trojan that infiltrates a computer via security exploits, usually undetected and without user's informed consent. Here it becomes active, opening backdoors into your system through which remote access of your computer can be taken and personal information data stolen. In addition to this, Rustock CV may also download additional malware onto the compromised machine.

Posted on March 25, 2009 in Rootkits

"486 Privacy Violations Found!" Popup

"486 Privacy Violations Found" pop-up is a fake warning message displayed on a user's computer thanks to the rogue anti-spyware program PCPrivacyDefender. This "486 Privacy Violations Found" pop-up reads as follows: "WARNING! 486 Privacy Violations Found. PCPrivacyDefender found 486 Privacy Violations on your computer the last time you performed a system clean which require immediate cleaning! These Privacy Violations may cause: Privacy Invasion; Sensitive Data Theft; Personal Security Risks; Identity Theft Risks; Embarrassing activities. To clean these Privacy Violations you must register PCPrivacyDefender. To do so, click on the Repair Now! button below." This message is displayed in order to scare the user into purchasing and installing the commercial version of PCPrivacyDefender; an application that will neither protect nor repair...

Posted on March 24, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

Backdoor.Agent.bguu

Backdoor.Agent.bguu is a backdoor trojan designed to infiltrate a user's computer without detection, displaying false and often exaggerated infection results after a fraudulent system scan. Backdoor.Agent.bguu performs this scan every time the computer is rebooted, attempting to frighten the user into purchasing and installing Backdoor.Agent.bguu under the pretense that the software will help make the machine run more efficiently.

Posted on March 24, 2009 in Backdoors

Truepornmovies.com

Truepornmovies.com is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application called WinPC Defender. With the help of affiliated trojan viruses, your browser settings become modified in order to redirect web-surfing activities to this malicious website, where a fake online scanner proceeds to scan your system for infections. Numerous fictitious results occur, with the recommendation that WinPC Defender is purchased and installed in order to combat these threats.

Posted on March 24, 2009 in Rogue Websites

'Privacy Violation Alert!' popup

'Privacy Violation Alert' pop up is a fake security message that is displayed by the rogue anti-spyware application Total Security. Total Security generates the 'Privacy Violation Alert' pop up message in an attempt to persuade computer users to purchase Total Security to resolve the issue stated in the popup alert. 'Privacy Violation Alert' pop up reads similar to the following. "Privacy Violation alert! WARNING Total Security Alert! Privacy Violation alert! Total Security detected a Privacy Violation. A program is secretly sending yoru private data to an untrusted internet host. Click here to block this activity by removing the threat."

Posted on March 24, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

Fake 'Privacy Violation Alert!' Popup

'Privacy Violation Alert' pop up is a fake security message that is displayed by the rogue anti-spyware application Total Security. Total Security generates the 'Privacy Violation Alert' pop up message in an attempt to persuade computer users to purchase Total Security to resolve the issue stated in the popup alert. 'Privacy Violation Alert' pop up reads similar to the following. "Privacy Violation alert! WARNING Total Security Alert! Privacy Violation alert! Total Security detected a Privacy Violation. A program is secretly sending yoru private data to an untrusted internet host. Click here to block this activity by removing the threat."

Posted on March 24, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

Best-av1-protect.info

Best-av1-protect.info is a browser hijacker that promotes the rogue anti-spyware program called Anti-virus-1 (or alternatively, Antivirus 1). Through backdoor trojans that infiltrate your system and modify browser settings, you will find your web-surfing activities becoming interrupted as you are diverted to the Best-av1-protect.info web page. Here you are greeted with aggressive advertising and fraudulent online scanners that reports fictitious infection results, all in order to persuade you to purchase and install Anti-virus-1.

Posted on March 23, 2009 in Rogue Websites