Month: July 2010

Net Protector AntiVirus 2010 – Updated

Net Protector AntiVirus 2010 is not a rogue anti-virus program. This was confirmed by Bruce Harrison of MalwareBytes below in a post on their forum. Looking back it seems the original listing was due to false positives so blatant that they appeared to be intentional. ——————– Bruce Harrison Vice President of Research The antivirus program has been confirmed as legitimate software by MalwareBytes. Related Articles Security Tool Installs as a Firefox and Flash Update Beware of Antispymv.com a Malicious Website How to Remove MedicCop Rogue AntiSpyware How to Remove Antivir Solution Pro Beware of this Fake Antivirus Program AV Security...

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Amazon Email Verification Phishing Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from Amazon.com, claiming that you must confirm, update and verify your account information at Amazon.com E-mail Subscriptions by visiting the link in the email. The email is not from Amazon.com. It is a phishing scam that’s designed to steal bank account log in details and other personal information from Amazon customers. Delete this email immediately and do not click any links in the email. The phishing website is http://problemdollars.ru. This domain is a .ru which is from Russia. Example Email Server Information Site: problemdollars.ru (The website is now offline) Resolved IP: 188.165.192.106 Server location: UNITED KINGDOM Amazon.com will not send its customers unsolicited emails asking them to provide personal and financial details. Related Articles Chase Bank Account Verification Phishing Scam Beware of the Citibank Phishing Scam USAA Online Banking Alert Scam Wachovia Quick Alert Phishing Scam Visa Account Confirmation Phishing Scam PayPal Notification...

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Security Tool Installs as a Firefox and Flash Update

The pesky Security Tool Virus is back again, but this time, the rogue distributors are using a different tactic to get users to install this malicious and fake antivirus program. The old trick was false and exaggerated scans that would make a user believe that their system is infected. The playing field has changed as these criminals are now using a fake Firefox “Just Updated” page. This is the page that loads immediately after an Firefox update.  The page shows a message that tells the user that they need to update their Adobe Flash Player. Once a user is on the “Just Updated” page, a download dialog box will pop-up automatically without the user clicking anything on the page. If the user clicks “Save File” the rogue antivirus program will be installed. This rogue program will wreck havoc on a users system and cause the system to be unusable. How to remove Security Tool Virus Manually Stop Security Tool Processes: [random numbers].exe Remove Security Tool Files C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random numbers]\ C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random numbers]\[random numbers].exe Remove Security Tool Registry Keys *HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Tool *HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security Tool Remove Security Tool Startup Entry: [random numbers].exe Automatically You can also download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove Security Tool Virus. F-Secure has already updated their AV product to block and remove Security Tool Virus. They offer a 30 day free trial of...

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Chase Bank Account Verification Phishing Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from Chase Bank, claims that the recipient’s online account access has been suspended until he or she verifies identity and account details via a link in the message. The email is not from Chase Banking. It is a phishing scam that’s designed to steal bank account login details and other personal information from bank customers. Delete this email immediately and do not click any links in the email. The phishing website is http://chaseonline1.hut2.ru. This domain is a .ru which is from Russia. This email is not from Chase or any financial entities related to Chase bank. Phishing Website Example Email Subject: Account Verification and Maintenance Chase bank will not send its customers unsolicited emails asking them to provide personal and financial details. Related Articles Beware of the Citibank Phishing Scam USAA Online Banking Alert Scam Wachovia Quick Alert Phishing Scam Visa Account Confirmation Phishing Scam PayPal Notification...

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Google Pagerank Update July 26 Minor

It looks like a few sites and some inner pages had some Pagerank fluctuations, but nothing major so far. In the last couple of days it seems the Googlebots are on steroids. I have noticed many bots on the site just gobbling up content. This could be a precursor of the Google Pagerank major update coming. If you’re seeing some PR fluctuation that’s not exactly to your liking, don’t worry, it’s more than likely a little Google dance and nothing more. You may have seen some sites report a Pagerank update today and labeled it as major, but that’s far from the truth. I do believe that the major PR update will occur during the first week of August, but only Big G knows when, so this is my guess. In the meantime, keep on posting good content and your hard work will eventually pay off! No need to pull your hair out yet, give Google a little more time. Related Articles Google Pagerank Update July 20 was Minor Google SERP Changes Affecting Organic Traffic When is the next Google Pagerank...

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