Worm.Zlybot spreads through computer networks by exploiting computers with weak security. After successfully infecting your machine, Worm.Zlybot will scan it for email addresses and send its copy to all addresses found. The worm is also known to download additional spyware or adware onto the victim machine and to compromise system stability and performance.

Posted on October 30, 2007 in Worms


Trojan-Dropper.Agent.qw is a so-called trojan downloader or dropper. Its main function is to unnoticeably infect your system and start downloading additional malware onto your computer. This program is considered to be a high risk security threat as it also sabotages Windows security settings and therefore allows further infections.

Posted on October 30, 2007 in Trojans


Trojan.Dialer.qn is designed to infect your system by exploiting various browser security holes or by using other secretive techniques. Once on your system it will drop your dialup connection and re-dial, using another phone number. This will increase your calling costs and double or triple your phone bill.

Posted on October 30, 2007 in Dialers


Virus.Virut.ak is designed to infect .exe and .scr files, once it loaded into memory it will infect all subsequently launched .exe and .scr files. Additionally, the virus opens up backdoor, thereby allowing remote malicious individuals to gain full access to your machine and use it as a proxy for various illegal activities. Virus.Virut.ak spreads thru network shares, peer-to-peer networks and IRC.

Posted on October 30, 2007 in Viruses


Trojan-Downloader.Agent.ejh is designed to covertly infiltrate the victim machine and start downloading various spyware and adware applications onto it. This trojan poses a significant threat to your sensitive information.

Posted on October 30, 2007 in Trojan Downloader


Trojan-Downloader.Agent.elb is a trojan horse program. It infects your computer by exploiting various browser vulnerabilities and embeds itself in your system. Then it use your internet connection to download additional malware programs to your machine. It also gathers data on your browsing habits and leaks them to a remote server.

Posted on October 30, 2007 in Trojan Downloader

Anti Spy Guard 2007

This is a fake spyware removal tool. The main purpose of this program is to trick the user into believing that his or her machine is infected with spyware and that the best solution available is the payed version of the program. Additionaly Anti Spy Guard 2007 may compromise system stability and performance.

Posted on October 30, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program


SpywareZapper screenshot

SpywareZapper is a fake spyware removal application. It is a newer version of BPS AntiSpyware Remover. Both of these programs use deceptive tactics in order to persuade the user to buy full versions of the program. Both of them are most often downloaded and installed by a resident trojan or thru a security hole of the users browser. In addition to false security alerts these programs may cause system instability and decreased performance.

Posted on October 30, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Google has detected...

ESG security researchers have received various reports of computer users landing at a clone of the Google search engine. This fake version of Google sports a message under the search box claiming that Google has detected that they are using an unregistered version of System Protector, a typical rogue security program. The 'Google has detected...' web page is one of the many symptoms of a rogue anti-virus infection. These kinds of fake security programs tend to cause pop-up windows, error messages and browser redirects as part of their campaign of misinformation designed to try to cause victims to panic into purchasing useless 'full versions' of System Protector. In reality, the 'Google has detected...' web page has absolutely no relation with the Google corporation or with any legitimate software manufacturer. The 'Google has...

Posted on October 23, 2007 in Fake Error Messages


VirusRay screenshot

VirusRay v.3.8, another clone of AntiVirGear, is a rogue PC cleanup application that is often secretly imported and executed on your machine by Trojans, through browser security exploits, or via other illicit mechanisms. Once it is installed, VirusRay will launch on Windows startup and badger the user into purchasing the full version of the program by showing misleading warning messages and scan results. VirusRay uses deceptive advertising tactics to trick you into purchasing VirusRay's commercial version.

Posted on October 22, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program


AntiVirGear screenshot

AntiVirGear is a rogue anti-spyware application that is usually transmitted via the Zlob Trojan or by other illegal means. After the program is downloaded to the victim's machine it starts displaying false security alerts in order to convince the user to purchase the full version of AntiVirGear. Along with fake security alerts the program is known to cause system instability.

Posted on October 21, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Cookies Re-Occurring On Every Scan

Cookies are created every time you open your Internet Browser. For those who have concerns about SpyHunter finding cookies once in a while, or every time you scan your system, do not get alerted. SpyHunter will always find cookies in your system and you should always have SpyHunter delete them. Cookies are not malware but just text files that hold your information. Parasites steal your private information, collecting your cookies. That's why SpyHunter identifies those cookies over and over again. The names given to the cookies by SpyHunter are associated with the parasites that collect their information. Having a parasite cookie does not indicate necessarily that you are infected with that specific threat and therefore you should not worry about re-occurring cookies. They will always be there and should be deleted as often as possible....

Posted on October 21, 2007 in Product FAQ

Incredible Keylogger, SpyKey, NowWayVirus, more - SpyHunter Update v.6.71

SpyHunter Spyware Definitions Update: v.6.71 (10/18/2007) 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: AntiVirGear Zlob.Trojan Trojan.Tibs PCCleaner2007 Virtumonde Trojan.Looksky SmitFraud Trojan.Downloader

Posted on October 18, 2007 in Database Updates

Incredible Keylogger

Incredible Keylogger screenshot

Incredible Keylogger is a spyware program that may steal sensitive information from the computer. Once executed, Incredible Keylogger will observe and log all users’ activity, including all the keystrokes, visited websites, programs that users run and files they open. Incredible Keylogger may also take screenshots of your desktop regularly. Incredible Keylogger then sends all the collected data to a remote attacker by email or uploads it to a remote server via FTP.

Posted on October 18, 2007 in Keyloggers


SpyOnThis screenshot

SpyOnThis is a rogue spyware removal application that is often downloaded and installed by Trojans, through browser security exploits or under dubious circumstances without user's consent and knowledge. Once installed, SpyOnThis will display fake warning messages claiming that your system security is in serious danger. The purpose is to get the user to purchase the full version of SpyOnThis application.

Posted on October 18, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program