Packed.Generic.186

Packed.Generic.186 is a detection method for encrypted files that may attempt to hide from antivirus programs in order to escape identification. Packed.Generic.186 may also download additional malware onto the compromised computer. It is best to remove Packed.Generic.186 as soon as possible.

Posted on July 23, 2009 in Trojans

Nethood.htm

Nethood.htm is a file used by Feldor. Feldor is a virus that attempts to provide an unauthorized user remote access to the compromised computer system, by modifying the computer configuration. This may lead to identity theft, or additional malware being downloaded onto the system.

Posted on July 23, 2009 in Viruses

Recent Twitter Breach Raises Security Concerns for Los Angeles's Plan to Use Google Apps

Security concerns over a multimillion dollar proposal have been raised by Los Angeles Officials in regards to internet based services for confidential government information including police records and email. It would appear that the recently reported attack on Twitter personnel, which resulted in the theft of over 300 private documents, has reached the ears of Los Angeles officials. They are now questioning their decision to move government e-mail and other records onto Google's hosted Web service Google Apps. "Anytime you go to a Web-based system, that puts you just a little further out than you were before," LA City Councilman Tony Cardenas told The Associated Press. "Drug cartels would pay any sum of money to be aware of our progress on investigations." It was just in May that the Twitter breach occurred. The impact of the whole...

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Computer Security

Fake "Novel H1N1 Flu Situation Update" File Drops Troj/Agent-KPU on PCs

With the Swine Flu H1N1 pandemic still ongoing, otherwise known as H1N1 influenza A, it is no surprise that malware creators are taking advantage of its global panic as another fear tactic to continue infecting computer users with malware. There have been numerous attempts to lead Internet users astray by playing on their fears regarding the sickness. Now there is yet another malware directly exploiting the current medical media buzz. Searching the Internet for information on the influenza strain in question will undoubtedly lead you to a file called "Novel H1N1 Flu Situation Update". Opening this file will reveal a Word document plastered with basic data and diagrams discussing the Swine Flu pandemic. Unfortunately, while you are busy reading through the information supplied in this Word document, an electronic infection is now...

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Computer Security

Olhrwef.exe

Olhrwef.exe is a backdoor trojan infiltrates a system with veritable ease and typically without the user being aware of the intrusion. Olhrwef.exe allows an unauthorized user remote access to the compromised computer. This may lead to identity theft and the loss of personal and financial information.

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Backdoors

WindowsClick

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

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Cookies

Surabaya

Surabaya is a Windows startup worm that will appear during bootup. It spreads on computer and comes embedded with File Sharing applications. It displays a message on Windows startup: "Surabaya in my birthday Don't kill me, I'm just a send message from your computer Terima kasih telah menemaniku walaupun hanya sesaat, tapi bagiku sangat berarti Maafkan jika kebahagiaan yang kuminta adalah teman sepanjang hidupku Seharusnya aku mengerti bahwa keberadaanku bukanlah disisimu, hanyalah lamunan dalam sesal Untuk kekasih yang tak kan pernah kumiliki 3r1k1m0"

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Worms

Trojan.Win32.BHO.abo

Trojan.Win32.BHO.abo is a trojan virus that generally installs malicious toolbars using browser security backdoors. There are some programs, however, that display Trojan.Win32.BHO.abo fake detection messages as their scan/detection results. Trojan.Win32.BHO.abo may also be distributed by a new fraudulent codec.

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Trojans

"Home Antivirus 33 Unwanted Files" pop-up

"Home Antivirus 33 Unwanted Files" pop-up is a fraudulent warning notification designed to intimidate a user into purchasing the rogue anti-spyware application known as Home Antivirus 2010 in order to combat the fictitious threats posed against the computer. The "Home Antivirus 33 Unwanted Files" pop-up reads as follows: "WARNING! Home Antivirus 2010 has found 33 useless and UNWANTED files on your computer! - 21 of those items are considered critical privacy compromising content - 9 of those items are considered medium privacy threats - 3 of those items are considered to be junk content of low privacy threats Personal data at the reach of anyone's hand Internet history records available Compromising and adult material stored on your system Chat sessions' logs and personal Emails easily reachable You need to register Home Antivirus 2010...

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Fake Error Messages

PP10.exe

PP10.exe is a backdoor trojan infiltrates a system with veritable ease and typically without the user being aware of the intrusion. PP10.exe allows an unauthorized user remote access to the compromised computer. This may lead to identity theft and the loss of personal and financial information.

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Backdoors

Windowsclick

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

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Cookies

Backdoor.Java.KBD

Backdoor.Java.KBD is a backdoor trojan infiltrates a system with veritable ease and typically without the user being aware of the intrusion. Backdoor.Java.KBD allows an unauthorized user remote access to the compromised computer. This may lead to identity theft and the loss of personal and financial information.

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Backdoors

Spywarefolderscannerv2.com

Spywarefolderscannerv2.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 Spywarefolderscannerv2.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 22, 2009 in Rogue Websites

Adware/EShoper.v

Adware/EShoper.v is an adware program specifically designed to generate and display advertisements according to the users personality based on information acquired by monitoring search results. Once Adware/EShoper.v has begun running, it displays numerous forms of advertisement in the guise of pop-up windows, browser toolbars, etc.

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Adware

Blue Streak

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

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Cookies