WinAd is adware that may show unwanted pop-up ads and messages on the computer system. The pop-up messages and ads of WinAd were created most probably for promotional intentions, and they may be used to advertise numerous suspicious websites. Computer users may start receiving pop-up messages and ads of WinAd if their computer systems are infected with adware. WinAd may slow down the PC and show pop-up ads and messages or banners on every website the computer user visits. WinAd may cause a variety of computer problems on the PC. WinAd may usually spread and enter the PC through packaged free programs that computer users can download from unreliable download websites.

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Adware


WareOut is a spyware remover. WareOut's name makes it seem as if WareOut is designed to take spyware out. However, WareOut is part of a known tactic that involves greatly exaggerating issues on affected computers so inexperienced computer users will end up paying for expensive security software. PC security analysts do not consider WareOut threatening. However, WareOut is a mid-level threat since WareOut is designed to trick inexperienced computer users and create bogus Registry entries that may cause other problems on affected computers.   The Shenanigans of WareOut WareOut is marketed as a way to prevent threats, filter Instant Messaging and browse the Web safely. However, WareOut uses deception and other methods to trick inexperienced computer users into believing that there are numerous threats in their computers. Essentially,...

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

iSearch Extension

The iSearch Extension is stated to come from developers at Stabers[.]club that hosts a site for a marketing company. The iSearch Extension extension can be found on the Chrome Web Store if one navigates to[.]com/webstore/detail/isearch/jmkpokgbpiclgkfckcbmkadjcdblbnch where it is promoted to enable users to search the Internet securely and easily. Some PC users may expect to receive security features from the iSearch Extension, but that is not the case. The iSearch Extension is programmed to change the user's default search service to the h[tt]p://stabers[.]club/search?q=[search terms] Web portal. Computer security researchers found that stabers[.]club/search?q= works as a redirect-gateway to search results on Google and there are no protection mechanisms provided by the iSearch Extension. The iSearch Extension may record...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

'Adultfriendfinder' Pop-Ups

The 'AdultFriendFinder' pop-ups are fairly typical symptoms of PUPs or Potentially Unwanted Programs. Unfortunately, the 'AdultFriendFinder' pop-ups have the added problem of showing graphic content. That means that computer users dealing with PUPs associated with the 'AdultFriendFinder' pop-ups also have to deal with unexpected pop-up windows containing nudity and other offensive content. The 'AdultFriendFinder' pop-ups are particularly unwelcome when it comes to computers that are also used by children or in professional, sensitive environments. Dealing with the 'AdultFriendFinder' pop-ups involves removing the PUP causing these symptoms. To do this, malware analysts strongly advise the use of a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date and also capable of detecting and removing PUPs and other low-level threats....

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Adware


Trojan.Banker is a constantly evolving type of threat that tries to collect banking information from its victims. Trojan.Banker contains most of the distinctive traits of high-level Trojans but may be way harder to detect and remove than most of them. The ways this cyber threat may compromise the security of its victims are standard. A significant part of the affected people admit that prior to the infection they had opened suspicious files sent via email or downloaded software from unverified sources. If you are careful when you conduct these two operations, the chances for Trojan.Banker to reach you should diminish greatly. However, if your PC is already infected with some other threat, this notorious Trojan may be downloaded automatically. Trojan.Banker works in the background so you may perceive no symptoms whatsoever about the...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Trojans


Computer users that wish to keep their PCs safe and make sure they are not infected with a keylogger like the Incredible Keylogger and the KeyBase Keylogger may be interested in installing the Ad-Protect software. The Ad-Protect program may be promoted as one of the world's leading anti-spyware programs, but that is not true. The Ad-Protect anti-spyware does not have an official site and is not recognized by Microsoft Corp. as a legitimate service provider. Moreover, the Ad-Protect program is not digitally signed and may cause system errors to simulate an infection with PcDataManager and Dyreza and encourage users to pay $80 and have them removed. The Ad-Protect program does not pack an adequate protection engine and is not known to feature real-time protection that may offer free-of-charge alternatives. Numerous reports suggest that...

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


PornoPlayer is responsible for a malware application that locks the infected computer. The malware (sometimes called "ransomware" because it does nothing but hold the computer hostage) is entirely in Russian, and was created in order to scam Russian PC users. Therefore, most PC users outside of Russia will have absolutely no idea what the malware is demanding, making PornoPlayer especially frustrating to try to remove. What PornoPlayer is, and what PornoPlayer does to an Infected PC The ransomware itself does not really have an agreed-upon name in English, aside from being referred to as PornoPlayer. Various security software companies and anti-malware researchers have different names for the malware, including Blue Trash, Porno Player, WinAD, Homoblocker, and the generic names Trojan.Ransom and Trojan.Ransomware. PornoPlayer is a...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Trojans


Trojan.Delf is a threat that intercepts the Internet traffic and compromises the system security in a big way. If the computer users encounter this Trojan on their systems, they should keep in mind that there may be other threats on their machine as well. Trojan.Delf is often installed by other threats on the targeted computers, but it also can be a product of a drive-by download under the file name 'bot_unencrypted.exe.' When Trojan.Delf finds its way onto a computer, it changes its name once the installation is complete. The Trojan.Delf infection ends up being installed in the System32 folder, where it creates a copy of itself bearing the name WtiSysST.exe. Trojan.Delf is then installed as a system drive in an attempt to avoid detection by the usual security products. Trojan.Delf also modifies a Registry sub-key, making it start...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Trojans


Many computer users have reported that their security software has detected a VirTool.Obfuscator.EK or VirTool:JS/Obfuscator.EK infection. However, whenever they try to remove VirTool.Obfuscator.EK their anti-malware programs may crash, freeze or display error messages. This is the purpose of VirTool.Obfuscator.EK, a Java Script threat that is used to prevent the detection and removal of other threats. This is known as obfuscation and is an important weapon in the cybercrooks' arsenals. If your anti-malware software indicates the presence of VirTool.Obfuscator.EK on your computer, this may indicate that there are other threats present on your computer. VirTool.Obfuscator.EK may be linked to a variety of threats, ranging from adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs to severe rootkit infections. One of the main reasons why...

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Trojans


Troj/Agent-KQH (also known as Trojan.Win32.Agent.kqh) is a trojan virus that masquerades as a legitimate or useful program in order to gain access to a computer. Once active, Troj/Agent-KQH may begin monitoring and recording keystrokes, gathering information on usernames, passwords, and personal and financial data that is periodically sent to an unauthorized user remotely. Troj/Agent-KQH also downloads additional malware onto the compromised system.

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Trojans


Packed.Generic.228 is a detection method for encrypted files that may attempt to hide from antivirus programs in order to escape identification. Packed.Generic.228 may also download additional malware onto the compromised computer. It is best to remove Packed.Generic.228 as soon as possible.

Posted on July 24, 2009 in Trojans

Spy Sniper

Spy Sniper is a missleading program that uses vigorous tactics for deception that leads to the purchase of a full Spy Sniper application. Spy Sniper pretends to be a security application that is able resolve computer issues. Spy Sniper, after installed, is known to display fake popup messages and perform system scans that display several falsified results. Spy Sniper comes from either a malicious website or Trojan horse that is sometimes download through a fake video codec. Removal of Spy Sniper is recommended to be performed to eliminate the risk of damage to your system.

Posted on July 23, 2009 in Misleading Programs 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 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 23, 2009 in Rogue Websites


Troj/Agent-KPU (also known as Trojan.Agent.KPU) is a keylogger Trojan that typically infiltrates a computer through manual means or via malicious websites, appearing as something entirely different. Troj/Agent-KPU modifies registry files in order to begin running every time Windows starts up. Once this is done, Troj/Agent-KPU monitors usernames, passwords and financial data entered into the compromised computer and sends this information to a remote web site.

Posted on July 23, 2009 in Trojans


Bloodhound.Exploit.262 is a detection method used to detect malicious files that may attempt to exploit weaknesses in security software in order to allow malware to gain access to a computer. This should be removed as soon as possible.

Posted on July 23, 2009 in Trojans