Troj/AdClick-FR is a trojan horse that is executed when inexperienced users click on an unknown file that has been downloaded onto the computer. Once active, Troj/AdClick-FR disables anti-virus programs and security related software, while modifying the registry entries in order to begin running as soon as Windows starts up.

Posted on July 27, 2009 in Trojans

"Remote Attack Alert"

"Remote Attack Alert" is a fake security alert created and launched by the rogue anti-spyware application known as AV Care. The "Remote Attack Alert" popup reads as follows: "Remote Attack Alert! Unknown host tries to establish connection to your PC using restricted ports. This may be internet virus or other type of malicious or spyware program. If antivirus protection is disabled your computer remains vulnerable to different types of network attacks such as..." These prompts are put in place to persuade you to purchase and download the fake spyware remover AV Care, in order to combat these fictitious threats. Do not be fooled, and remove AV Care as soon as possible.

Posted on July 27, 2009 in Fake Error Messages


Suspicious.S.Gen.1 is malware that contains HTML code, which may be used to perform malicious activities as well as download additional parasites onto the compromised computer system. This may lead to performance degradation, a decrease in speed and reconfiguration of important system files.

Posted on July 27, 2009 in Malware


W32.SillyFDC.BCO is a self-replicating worm that propagates by creating copies of itself on removable storage drives. By utilizing an Autorun.Inf file, the worm is implemented as soon as the infected drive is executed.

Posted on July 27, 2009 in Worms


Trojan.Ransompage is a trojan horse virus that will display banner advertisements when a user visits a web site. Trojan.Ransompage may then ask the user to pay for the code in order to have the banner removed.

Posted on July 27, 2009 in Trojans


AlfaAntivirus is a fake anti-spyware program and part of an elaborate rogueware family named . AlfaAntivirus was developed by scammers to trick and drive Internet users to purchase the supposed registered version of AlfaAntivirus. Also, Trojans are used to propagate rogue anti-spyware programs like AlfaAntivirus. If you attempt to fix the infections, AlfaAntivirus will state that you must first acquire the full version of AlfaAntivirus. The purchase of AlfaAntivirus is not what makes it suspicious, but the fact is that it lists the same fabricated malware results. AlfaAntivirus uses a Trojan to take control of the user's computer, and the program does not have malware removal capabilities. Consider AlfaAntivirus an empty shell created by cybercriminals to lure you into relinquishing your credit card information. AlfaAntivirus is not...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Virus Program


Adware.Softomate is adware that may be used to display numerous annoying pop-up ads, banners and messages on the PC each time the computer user is browsing the Web. Adware.Softomate may be installed into Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome Web browsers. Adware.Softomate may attempt to make the PC user click on random pop-up ads, banners and messages which means that the computer user may get unwillingly rerouted to suspicious websites and, therefore, boost traffic of the website this way. Adware.Softomate may also earn money from clicks on ads, banners and messages. Adware.Softomate may also repeatedly reroute PC users to legitimate websites that were hijacked and set the computer system at risk of being infected with various security threats. Adware.Softomate may keep track of the computer user's browsing habits and...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Adware


Trojan.Generic is a detection used by anti-malware utilities to inform users if there are Trojans on their computers. The Trojan.Generic detection may be used to identify more than one threat, so it isn't impossible to offer you detailed information about the dangers that threats detected as 'Trojan.Generic' may hide. However, it goes without saying that this detection is used to describe threatening Trojans that may be used to download additional threats to the targeted computer, as well as to execute other unsafe operations that may put the infected machine in danger. Trojan.Generic infections are spread with the help of a broad range of threat distribution techniques, and that's why users must make sure always to have their computer protected by a reputable anti-malware utility. One method that con artists may use to spread Trojans...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Trojans


GayFreeVideos is a misleading component and tracking cookie on a Windows computer that may be associated with explicit content or pornographic sites. The GayFreeVideos component may be utilized to save settings associated with pornographic sites and could be access by such sites when visiting them and potentially lead to other components being loaded from such explicit sites. The detection and removal of the GayFreeVideos tracking cookie may be done through use of an updated antimalware resource.

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Tracking Cookie


Trojan.Agent.THK falls into the category of backdoor Trojans and may be delivered to users as an RAR file attached to spam mail. Security researchers report that Trojan.Agent.THK is a general-purpose backdoor Trojan and may be modified to infiltrate specific PCs easily. Put in simple terms, the Trojan.Agent.THK malware may be tailored to infect users based on their OS version, IP address and software configuration. The Trojan.Agent.THK malware may install its files in the System folder under the Windows directory and add corrupted drivers. The Trojan.Agent.THK cyber threat can hide its network connections and prevent users from noticing unusual network traffic. Computer users that are infected with Trojan.Agent.THK may experience a slow PC performance and may be locked out of their Windows account. The Trojan.Agent.THK malware may...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Trojans


The SmartBrowser browser extension may be promoted to users that rely on the Google search aggregator to find most of the information they require online. The SmartBrowser extension is promoted as a search optimizer that can make ‘smart suggestions‘ based on your behavior on the Internet and your keyword history on services like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Students, online researchers, teachers, and SEO experts may find the SmartBrowser extension very useful. However, the SmartBrowser extensions fall into the category of adware and is likely to decrease your computer performance while bombarding your screen with advertisements. Security experts note that the SmartBrowser adware is similar to Shopping Suggestions and FoodBuzz, may peruse the Meta tags of the pages you browse and record your keyboard input on search fields to facilitate...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Adware

Astrum Antivirus Pro

Astrum Antivirus Pro is a rogue anti-spyware application that could cause several pop-up messages claiming that your system is infected with various threats and malware. The Astrum Antivirus Pro may offer a means of supposedly cleaning off the so-called detected threats on your computer but will not suffice as it is a bogus antispyware program. Astrum Antivirus Pro may also offer purchase and mistakenly claim that a purchased and registered copy of Astrum Antivirus Pro will clean your system of malware threats. Astrum Antivirus Pro is not a trusted application and must be removed to stop the various annoying alert messages that it displays along with its bogus system scans.

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

OfferApp Ads

Malware experts have received complaints from computer users dealing with OfferApp's irritating advertisements that interrupt their browsing and cause issues on affected computers. If your computer is displaying OfferApp advertisements, this means that adware has been installed automatically. Often referred incorrectly as a virus, OfferApp advertisements are not the result of threats. OfferApp advertisements are caused by a PUP or Potentially Unwanted Program. PUPs are not as destructive or such a severe threat to your privacy as malware, but they may cause many symptoms that are similar to many threat infections, and may be ultimately quite disruptive. When an OfferApp is not the Best Option OfferApp is associated with OfferApp, a PUP that offers to aid computer users cut back and time when online shopping. However, this Web browser...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Adware


XLoader is a Trojan horse threat that may attack multiple devices, including Android and Apple devices through certain profile exploitations. The XLoader threat has been noticed for some time now and looks to deploy certain techniques that allow it to evolve into a more aggressive threat that may evade protection measures. The dangerous of XLoader are serious and should not be overlooked by computer users. In any case of suspecting a threat like XLoader lurking on a system, a computer user should take prompt action to scan their system utilizing a trusted antimalware resource to safely detect and eliminate XLoader. Allowing XLoader to run may lead to other serious issues that not only damage the infected system but could also compromise stored personal data.

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Dialers


Trojan.Gator is a threatening software that may display fake warnings about the user's system. The Trojan.Gator enters an operating system with the intent to change and modify the Registry, as well as its permission policies. Trojan.Gator may be distributed through fake Windows updates, third-party programs claiming that they are needed to watch videos or a specific website, or also through clicking on banners and advertisements or download attachments. Social media also may be a source of Trojan.Gator if the users receive suspicious files and execute them. Trojan.Gator also may show warnings referring to corrupted Windows system files that need fixing. The removal of these files may create system instability or crashes so that the users should be aware that these alerts, scan results, and pop-ups are a scare tactic meant to lull them...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Trojans