WinCoDecPRO

WinCoDecPRO is a rogue application, masquerading as a Windows multimedia coder/decoder. WinCoDecPRO enters the system through Tojan Viruses or manual downloads from dubious websites. Once WinCoDecPRO is activated, fake codec errors will display and the user will be redirected to the WinCoDecPRO website. False alerts and claims will appear claiming that media codecs have been destroyed and that the user is at risk of losing all video and audio files. The user is then asked to update the media codec. WinCoDecPRO uses these tactics to create a state of fright and panic to mislead the user to purchase the application.

Posted on November 14, 2007 in Malware

VirusProtect, WinSecureAV, WinPCDoctor, more - SpyHunter Update v.7.15

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.7.15 (11/13/2007) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.2.9.5018 Keep Your SpyHunter Up to Date New spyware appear almost every day. Updating your SpyHunter regularly can protect you against newly released spyware, adware, worms, trojans and other malicious threats. To use SpyHunter's Instant Definition Update, which provides the latest spyware definition updates and other program updates, go to SpyHunter > Update > Definitions Update. Our Advice: If you currently do not have SpyHunter, it is highly recommended you try SpyHunter's Spyware Scanner. Newly Added Threat List The following new parasites have been added to SpyHunter: Updated Threat List The following parasite threats were updated: Zlob.Trojan Worm.Stration MalwareAlarm Updated Cookie Threats The following cookie threats were updated:...

Posted on November 13, 2007 in Database Updates

WinPCDoctor

WinPCDoctor screenshot

WinPCDoctor is a fake system optimization tool. The program is usually installed on your computer by some other software or by exploiting security vulnerabilities in your browser. It will then flood you with endless popup advertisements and warning messages telling you that the system isn’t performing at its full capacity. The sole purpose of this program is to persuade you into buying its full version, which is supposed to optimize your system’s performance and remove various bugs and errors. Once you purchase WinPCDoctor, it will not perform as expected and will not remove all the infection. The program is known to replicate its files upon deletion, this makes it very difficult to...

Posted on November 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

WinSecureAV

WinSecureAV screenshot

WinSecureAV is a fake spyware removal tool. The program infects your computer by exploiting various vulnerabilities of the software installed on your machine. It will then embed itself in the system by copying its files to system folders and adding several keys to the registry, thus ensuring that it will be launched every time you turn on your computer. Once the installation is complete, WinSecureAV will begin its routine activities. They include generating false security alerts, displaying popup advertisements and causing overall system instability. Manual removal of this application is very complicated, since the program is able to regenerate its files as they are being deleted.

Posted on November 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

MalwareMonitor, SpyWarp, Adware Away, more - SpyHunter Update v.6.97

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.6.97 (11/09/2007) SpyHunter Latest Program Update: v.2.9.5018 Keep Your SpyHunter Up to Date New spyware appear almost every day. Updating your SpyHunter regularly can protect you against newly released spyware, adware, worms, trojans and other malicious threats. To use SpyHunter's Instant Definition Update, which provides the latest spyware definition updates and other program updates, go to SpyHunter > Update > Definitions Update. Our Advice: If you currently do not have SpyHunter, it is highly recommended you try SpyHunter's Spyware Scanner. Newly Added Threat List The following new parasites have been added to SpyHunter: Updated Threat List The following parasite threats were updated: IE Defender Trojan.Puper Zlob.Trojan Trojan.Adload WebHancer P2P-Worm.SpyBot Anti Spy Guard 2007...

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Database Updates

MalwareMonitor

MalwareMonitor is a rogue spyware removal tool that usually gets into the system through browser security exploits, with the help of a Trojan or via other nefarious mechanisms. Once executed, MalwareMonitor will attempt to trick the users into buying its commercial version by showing them misleading warning messages claiming that victim computer is infected with dangerous parasites. In addition, MalwareMonitor may generate hundreds of annoying popup advertisements that may cause system instability.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

SpyWarp

SpyWarp screenshot

SpyWarp is a rogue anti-spyware application. Once on your computer, it will generate numerous security alerts that warn of imaginary infections and other non-existent threats present on your system. Additionally, it may cause system instability, crashes and generate unwanted popup adverts. The main aim of the application is convincing you to purchase its full version, which will allegedly heal your system.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Local Keylogger Pro

Local Keylogger Pro is a keylogging tool that is created to secretly observe all your activities that you do on either a local or remote PC. Local Keylogger Pro has the ability to record all your keystrokes, take screenshots and log your visited web pages. Then Local Keylogger Pro sends all the collected information to a remote attacker, which can profit from your personal and financial data. We recommend to remove Local Keylogger Pro immediately as it is a serious danger to your sensitive information.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Keyloggers

StarLogger

StarLogger is a keylogger that captures and logs keystrokes on the computer without user's knowledge and consent. StarLogger then encrypts and sends all the logged data to a remote attacker. Usually StarLogger uses rootkit technology to hide from other software in order to evade detection by anti-spyware programs. In addition, StarLogger may be configured to monitor and record every web page that you visit, as well as any instant messenger and email conversations. This places any personal or financial information stored on your computer in severe jeopardy and represents a serious security risk, therefore we recommend to remove StarLogger without delay.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Keyloggers

Email-Worm.Xanax

Email-Worm.Xanax is a mass-mailing worm designed to spread through computer networks by exploiting security holes on machines connected to the Internet. Once it is executed on your machine, Email-Worm.Xanax will continue to propagate itself by sending its copies to email addresses gathered from your PC. In addition, Email-Worm.Xanax may attempt to spread with the help of your IRC client by sending its copies to other IRC users online. Email-Worm.Xanax may cause a sluggish performance of your computer because after the execution, it will infect several files in Windows directory. We recommend to remove Email-Worm.Xanax from your machine as soon as possible.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Worms

VirTool.UPXScrambler

VirTool.UPXScrambler is designed to scramble UPX (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables) in order to delude various anti-virus applications by not allowing them to analyze what is inside the file. VirTool.UPXScrambler usually is used by malware and virus creators. VirTool.UPXScrambler should be removed as soon as possible.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Spyware

Email-Worm.Scrambler

Email-Worm.Scrambler is a hazardous worm that spreads widely by email or via IRC. Email-Worm.Scrambler arrives in an email and usually has the following subject line: "Check this out, it's funny! ". Once executed, Scrambler will propagate itself to all the addresses found on your PC and will begin sending infected files to IRC channels. In addition, Email-Worm.Scrambler will generate the phrase "Today, I'm going to scramble your mind" on your startup by changing some settings in Windows directory.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Worms

Trojan.Imiserv

Trojan.Imiserv is a Trojan program that includes backdoor capabilities. Usually, it secretly creeps onto your system through browser security exploits and other unethical mechanisms. Once executed, Trojan.Imiserv will collect all your personal and financial data (including banking passwords) stored onto your PC and then send it to a remote attacker. This places any personal or financial information stored on your machine in severe jeopardy and represents a serious security risk, therefore we recommend to remove Trojan.Imiserv immediately.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Trojans

Adware.DropSpam

This main function of this parasite is presenting the user with numerous popup advertisements. Once on your machine, Adware.DropSpam will embed banners into websites and certain elements of Windows interface. Additionally, it will monitor and analyze your browsing habits in order to better match the advertisements it displays to your taste. While doing this, the program will consume significant amounts of system resources which will cause system instability and reduced Internet speed.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Adware

Adware.Vapsup.kz

This adware application is designed to flood the user with numerous popup advertisements. It can also monitor and analyze your browsing habits in order to present you with advertisements to which you will be more likely to respond. While active the program consumes significant amounts of memory, bandwidth and CPU time which leads to decreasing Internet speed and poor overall system performance.

Posted on November 9, 2007 in Adware