Archive for February, 2010

Beware of Fake Microsoft Security Essentials

Beware of Fake Microsoft Security Essentials

It’s a very common tactic to create rogue antivirus products that have a similar name, look and feel as the legitimate security software. Microsoft has warned Windows users to be on their guard against a piece of rogue antivirus software passing itself off as Microsoft Security Essentials. Security Essentials 2010 is a piece of software […]

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Microsoft to Take Down Waledac Botnet

Microsoft to Take Down Waledac Botnet

Botnets are networks of compromised computers (infected computers) that are controlled by hackers known as “bot-herders.” In the last year or so they’ve become a serious problem on the internet. There are still issues today that have a direct affect on users all over the world, this includes major corporations as well. Hackers control these […]

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Before You Pay at the Pump Be Careful

Before You Pay at the Pump Be Careful

You need gas and you’re in a rush, well slow down because you could be a victim of credit card theft and possibly identity theft. The next pay at the pump could have a fake built-in card payment system. You should also check your surroundings and be extra careful when entering your pin number. According […]

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Firefox 3.6 Exploit Could Be Causing Browser Crashes

Firefox 3.6 Exploit Could Be Causing Browser Crashes

Firefox is faced again with another challenge in the security of its latest browser, Firefox 3.6. As of late, I have noticed more browser crashes in the last two weeks in which could be a result of this exploit. There’s new zero day exploit in Firefox 3.6. The exploit allows attackers to remotely gain control […]

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Security Tool Virus Update and Removal

This nuisance rogue malware program has resurfaced once again. Security Tool Virus was first discovered in October 2009. It’s in the same family as Winweb and it’s by far the toughest and most complex rogue software to remove, but we solved that issue last year. Security Tool Virus is classified as a rogue software by […]

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How to Remove Rogue Software PC Defender

How to Remove Rogue Software PC Defender

PC Defender is rogue software that reports false threats on the computer. The software must be downloaded manually by the user. When a user downloads PC Defender and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. This rogue software tries to fool the user in purchasing the full license in order to remove the […]

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Beware of this Fake Antivirus Application AntivirusFraud

Beware of this Fake Antivirus Application AntivirusFraud

AntivirusFraud is a fake antivirus application. This security risk can be downloaded by other threats on the computer or by clicking on certain Internet advertisements, but it must be manually installed. When a user downloads AntivirusFraud and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The program than tries to fool the user in […]

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Why You Should Turn Off Microsoft Auto Updates

Why You Should Turn Off Microsoft Auto Updates

If you were one of the unlucky users who installed the last security update (MS10-015) you may be experiencing Windows XP crashes. You can read more about this issue from our article posted on February 12, 2010 here. How to turn off Microsoft Auto Updates: Go to Start/Control Panel/Automatic Updates and select Turn off Automatic […]

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Paretologic feigns innocence, but evidence shows otherwise

Paretologic feigns innocence, but evidence shows otherwise

A recent post on the WOT forum by a WOT community member details how this person received a PM from a ParetoLogic person questioning why a comment was made that ParetoLogic produces rogues: The flavor of the PM from the ParetoLogic person was innocence. Additionally, the ParetoLogic person posted this: “I found it difficult to […]

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Microsoft Security Update causes Blue Screen of Death

Microsoft Security Update causes Blue Screen of Death

We all remember the famous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) back in the Win 95 days, but its back. If you were one of the unlucky users who applied the Microsoft patch earlier this week to fix vulnerability in its virtual DOS machine may result in boot problems on some systems. The Blue Screen of […]

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Mozilla Add-ons Serving Malware

Mozilla Add-ons Serving Malware

The most embarrassing thing about all this is that these infected experimental add-ons have been available for download for several months. How can Mozilla be unaware of this for that long? According to Mozilla, version 4.0 of Sothink Web Video Downloader is infected with password sniffer Win32.LdPinch.gen and Master Filer is infected with the backdoor […]

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Blogs Targeted By Cyber Crooks

Blogs Targeted By Cyber Crooks

If you’re one of the lucky blogs that have a good Pagerank and Alexa ranking, your blog could be in danger. In most cases, bloggers work hard to obtain good ranking scores and cyber crooks look for those same ingredients to target attacks. Cyber crooks are using Black Hat SEO to create backlinks to malicious […]

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