Windows Antivirus Pro

Windows Antivirus Pro screenshot

Windows Antivirus Pro is another rogue anti-spyware program variant designed to convince or force computer users to purchase the full version of the bogus product. Windows Antivirus Pro is similar to other rogue anti-spyware programs such as Home Antivirus 2010, Windows Antivirus 2008, Spyware Protect 2009, Antivirus System Pro, and AntivirusBEST. To distinguish itself from all the other popular rogue anti-spyware programs, the makers of Windows Antivirus Pro gave the program a new look with a new logo and user interface. Windows Antivirus Pro distributes through the use of Svchast trojan (svchast.exe) that is commonly found in serial crack, warez or porn websites. With the help of the...

Posted on July 21, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Bestfoldervirusscanv3.com

Bestfoldervirusscanv3.com is a browser hijacker promoting 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 Bestfoldervirusscanv3.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 July 21, 2009 in Rogue Websites

W32.Ackantta.B@mm

W32.Ackantta.B@mm is a self-replicating computer worm that spreads by exploiting the vulnerabilities in operating systems. Typically, W32.Ackantta.B@mm creates a copy of itself and infects numerous files on a compromised system. Once this is complete, W32.Ackantta.B@mm emails itself as an attachment to as many contacts as possible, in order to spread as far as possible. Though this worm seems to have been designed solely for the purpose of propagating and does not cause any serious damage, it should be removed as soon as possible.

Posted on July 21, 2009 in Worms

W32.Alcra.F

W32.Alcra.F is a computer worm with the capability to spread through various file-sharing networks accessible with LimeWire, BearShare, Shareaza and Morpheus applications. W32.Alcra.F may also disable several programs on the infected computer and download a W32.Spybot.Worm variant into the compromised system.

Posted on July 21, 2009 in Worms

Bidvertiser.com

Bidvertiser.com screenshot

Bidvertiser.com, also known as simply Bidvertiser, is a tracking cookie that may allow unauthorized third party users access to browser activity. Bidvertiser.com is installed onto the system through gambling and pornographic-related adult websites.

Posted on July 21, 2009 in Cookies

Crypt.ZPACK.Gen

Crypt.ZPACK.Gen (also known as Trojan.Crypt.ZPACK.Gen) is a generic detection means for a parasite that infects computers via security and software exploits. Besides the obvious harm of downloading additional malware onto the computer, Crypt.ZPACK.Gen may also allow an unauthorized user remote access to the system without informed consent. This could lead to the theft of important financial and personal data.

Posted on July 21, 2009 in Trojans

FUvirus.exe

FUvirus.exe is part of a computer worm that has infected your computer. Simply removing the FUvirus.exe file will not help with combating the infection. Follow the steps below to protect your PC from further damage.

Posted on July 21, 2009 in Worms

Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.umd

Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.umd is a trojan downloader that typically installs itself onto a computer via a security exploit or through some other deceptive means. Once active on the system, Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Banload.umd facilitates the download of additional malware onto the compromised machine.

Posted on July 21, 2009 in Trojan Downloader

Worm.Duke

Worm.Duke is a computer worm that spreads through IRC networks via client software. Should a computer become infected by Worm.Duke, it may modify the default settings of an IRC client and cause a random assortment of damage to some of the files. In addition to this, some antivirus applications may have difficult detecting and removing Worm.Duke.

Posted on July 21, 2009 in Worms

FWN Toolbar

FWN Toolbar is a browser hijacker that detects when the user performs a search in a popular Internet search engine Google and sends a web browser to a predetermined web site instead of showing Google search results. FWN Toolbar records all entered search keywords and addresses of visited web sites and sends gathered data to its home server. The spyware runs on every Windows startup.

Posted on July 21, 2009 in Malicious Toolbars

Adware.GameVance

GameVance is a free online gaming software which can be downloaded from the website 'gamevance.com'. The GameVance online games are offered in exchange for users' agreement to display pop-up, pop-under and other types of advertisements to users based on the information GameVance collects from those users. GameVance does not pose a threat to your system. GameVvance does not store users' surfing history and it has an eTrust certificate. It is advised you read GameVvance 'Terms of Use' and 'Privacy Policy' to learn more on how they use your web usage activity. It is a violation of the Gamevance 'Terms of Use' if a person under 18 years of age opens a GameVance account. Therefore, if someone (such as your children) installed GameVance on your computer without your knowledge you may want to uninstall it. If you wish to uninstall GameVance,...

Posted on July 21, 2009 in Adware

Globalroot/systemroot/system32/UAC

Globalroot/systemroot/system32/UAC is a dangerous computer Trojan that uses advanced rootkit methods to hide itself from many security applications that are designed to detect and remove computer parasites. Globalroot/systemroot/system32/UAC, after installed, is able to download other malware files or applications onto the infected system without the users knowledge or consent. Globalroot/systemroot/system32/UAC is able to display misleading messages in addition to deceptive advertisements. Manual detection and removal of Globalroot/systemroot/system32/UAC is difficult to perform.

Posted on July 21, 2009 in Trojans

Twitter Hacked Again, this Time with Help from Hotmail

When a hacker, calling himself Hacker Croll, broke into the administrative assistant’s e-mail account, he used this to collect information that allowed him access to the employee's Google Apps account. Those working at Twitter utilize the corporate version of Google Apps to share documents and other information within the company. Apparently the hacker used a feature of Microsoft's Hotmail to hijack the employee's work e-mail account. The web site that broke the story last week, TechCrunch, reported that the hacker took advantage of poor password practices, Hotmail’s inactive account feature and personal information on the Internet in order to steal hundreds of Twitter documents. TechCrunch managed to persuade Hacker Croll into revealing the details of this attack. How did this process begin? It began with the personal Gmail account of...

Posted on July 20, 2009 in Computer Security

Home Antivirus 2010

Home Antivirus 2010 screenshot

Home Antivirus 2010 is a rogue anti-spyware application originating from the same family as Antivirus 2009. Home Antivirus 2010 spreads by way of trojans and malicious websites, infiltrating computers in order to flood the user with popup windows and fake security alerts, in order to trick the user into believing that the computer is compromised and the only solution is to purchase and download the commercial version of the fake spyware remover Home Antivirus 2010. Fabricated system scan results also accomplish this goal.

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

VirusBye

VirusBye is a rogue anti-spyware application typically featured with a Korean interface. VirusBye spreads by way of trojans and malicious websites, infiltrating computers in order to flood the user with popup windows and fake security alerts, in order to trick the user into believing that the computer is compromised and the only solution is to purchase and download the commercial version of the fake spyware remover VirusBye. Fabricated system scan results also accomplish this goal.

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