WindowFix

WindowFix is just another name for WindoFix, and is a fake optimization tool presented as a useful program in order to gain the trust of the user. WindowFix must be installed manually, and once active, begins display fake infection results in order to trick the user into believing that the computer has been compromised. The user is then prompted to purchase the commercial version of WindowFix in order to combat these threats or fix the various problems.

Posted on August 24, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Downloader.Sninfs.B

Downloader.Sninfs.B is a Trojan virus that infiltrates a computer via security exploits and typically attempts to connect to a specified server in order to download and install additional malware and configuration files onto the compromised system. Downloader.Sninfs.B may also create its own registry entry so that it will begin running every time Windows starts up.

Posted on August 24, 2009 in Trojans

Trojan.Fakeavalert!Gen

Trojan.Fakeavalert!Gen is a detection method used to identify trojans that inject malware onto a computer and display obsessive warning notifications and pop-up windows. Trojan.Fakeavalert!Gen is typically an initial infection followed by an unknown downloading of a rogue anti-spyware application.

Posted on August 24, 2009 in Trojans

Mal/Generic-A

Mal/Generic-A (also known as Malware.Generic.A) is a virus that propagates via rogue pornographic and gambling-related websites and spam email attachments. Once active on a computer, Mal/Generic-A installs compressed malware files, generates numerous adult-orientated pop-up advertisements, and opens backdoors that allow unauthorized users remote access to the compromised computer.

Posted on August 24, 2009 in Viruses

Packed.Generic.247

Packed.Generic.247 is a detection method for malicious files intentionally encrypted in order to avoid detection from antivirus programs and software security, and remain concealed on system processes. Packed.Generic.247 is packed using illegitimate software.

Posted on August 24, 2009 in Malware

Osawarepro.com

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

Posted on August 24, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Hqpcscanner.com

Hqpcscanner.com is a browser hijacker promoting the distribution of the rogue anti-spyware application known as SaveSoldier. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Hqpcscanner.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 and downloading the fake spyware remover SaveSoldier.

Posted on August 24, 2009 in Rogue Websites

The Future of Malware: Beware of New Trends and Attacks

Over the last couple of years there has been a marginal incline in the sophistication of malware, something that security experts and researchers have managed to stay one step ahead of. That is, until recently. According to the specialists at Symantec, the alterations to malware development in the next few years will far outweigh the changes seen in the past, painting a bleak picture when you consider how much longer it takes for operating systems and browsers to be released. Are the technologies behind malware advancing that rapidly? The truth is, no one really knows. Presently the situation seems intimidating when you look at some of the latest trends hitting the global computer network, so there may very well be a chance of malware reaching a point where software security can no longer keep up.The world of malware is highly...

Posted on August 23, 2009 in Computer Security

Do Hackers Have Your Credit Card? Prevent Online Credit Card and Identity Theft Fraud

With credit card fraud on the rise, especially on the Internet, are any of us safe? The very idea of a complete stranger being able to gain access to ones financial accounts and siphon off large amounts of money before we even know what is happening, certainly has me frightened. Surely it is still safe to enter credit card information on a secure online order form, though, right? Unfortunately, the security on many of these online check-out forms is not entirely up to the task these days, and hackers have become a smarter, more dangerous breed, mindlessly intent on getting their sweaty hands on your hard-earned cash. Largest Credit Card Breach in U.S. History In the more recent news, it has been reported that three men had been arrested and charged with illegally gaining access to the files of Heartland Payment Systems, the world’s...

Posted on August 21, 2009 in Computer Security

Securitysupplycenter.com

Securitysupplycenter.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 Securitysupplycenter.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 and downloading the fake spyware remover System Security 2009.

Posted on August 21, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Safeonlinescannerv4.com

Safeonlinescannerv4.com is a browser hijacker promoting the distribution of 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 Safeonlinescannerv4.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 and downloading the fake spyware remover Personal Antivirus.

Posted on August 21, 2009 in Rogue Websites

W32/Induc-A

W32/Induc-A is a virus that seems to infect Delphi files during compile-time. As such, these files cannot be disinfected and need to be reassembled cleanly. W32/Induc-A may also search for installations of Delphi, attempting to temporarily reconfigure SysConst.pas, and compile this to infect SysConst.dcu.

Posted on August 21, 2009 in Viruses

Save Soldier

Save Soldier screenshot

Save Soldier is a rogue anti-spyware application sponsored through the use of affiliated trojans and browser hijackers. Once active, Save Soldier 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 Save Soldier in order to combat these threats.

Posted on August 20, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Packed.Generic.229

Packed.Generic.229 is a generic detection method used to locate malicious files that have been packed or encrypted in order to conceal their presence from antivirus programs and other security software. Packed.Generic.229 may also use packers not generally utilized by legitimate applications.

Posted on August 20, 2009 in Malware

Trojan.SystemHijack

Trojan.SystemHijack is a Trojan virus that typically installs itself onto a computer by exploiting weaknesses located in the security software without user knowledge or consent. Once active, Trojan.SystemHijack (also known as Trojan.SystemHijack.C) may allow an unauthorized user remote access to personal and financial information, leading to identity theft. Trojan.SystemHijack may also download additional malware onto the compromised computer.

Posted on August 20, 2009 in Trojans