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How to Remove Internet Security 2012

How to Remove Internet Security 2012

Internet Security 2012 is a rogue anti-virus and internet firewall program. The rogue program automatically installs itself without the user’s knowledge or consent. Once installed, the user will be alerted with false threats on the computer. These fake security programs are scams that steal money by fooling users into purchasing the software in order to […]

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Scareware Ring Nabbed by Feds

Scareware Ring Nabbed by Feds

The feds stepped up and nabbed a ring of scareware distributors who made millions of dollars distributing their scareware, also known as FAKE Antivirus. This is great news, but will it totally eliminate this form of online scams? The likelihood that this group or ring is the sole organization that distributes scareware is highly unlikely, […]

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Lady Gaga Music Download comes with Trojan

Lady Gaga Music Download comes with Trojan

I recently clicked on a shared link on one of the popular social networks and before I could put the brakes on, it was nasty! I am not a fan of Lady Gaga and the link didn’t indicate who the music was by, but it did have this little bait message. “You got to listen […]

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Security Tool Virus Clones Alive and Well

Security Tool Virus Clones Alive and Well

Since October 2009, there have been many variations of Security Tool, also known by security experts as Security Tool Virus. This Trojan has exploited more than a million computers, but no one knows for sure what the exact number is for total computers infected. Everyday a new bogus antivirus and or security application is released. […]

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How to Remove Windows Security 2011

How to Remove Windows Security 2011

Windows Security 2011 is classified as a rogue antivirus program that falsely alerts and reports security threats on a user’s computer. These rogue and or fake security programs are distributed for the purpose of stealing your money by scamming users into purchasing a license copy in order to remove the fake threats. Windows Security 2011 […]

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Naked Picture Email Attachment – Trojan Included

Naked Picture Email Attachment – Trojan Included

The words naked or sex are very enticing words that usually boil the testosterone in us males. Today, I received an email with a promise to show me a naked picture with a little extra. Don’t worry, I never open unsolicited email or download attachments unless it’s on my test computer which I use solely […]

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StumbleUpon Shares Serving Up Trojans

StumbleUpon Shares Serving Up Trojans

Over the weekend, I noticed that some pages being shared on the social network StumbleUpon have malicious code. The sites distribute a Trojan which installs a rogue anti-virus program without the user’s knowledge or consent. Once installed, the user will be alerted with false threats on the computer. In order to remove these false threats, […]

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Facebook Trojan Spreads Rapidly

Facebook Trojan Spreads Rapidly

This is becoming a big problem and it’s time that Facebook step up and moderate what Apps are shared on their network. Facebook and its 600 million plus users is the perfect playground for cyber criminals to spread their malicious viruses, Trojans and Malware. The problem is users are receiving shares from friends who are […]

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Fake Antivirus Outpaces Real Antivirus

Fake Antivirus Outpaces Real Antivirus

I have published more articles about Fake Antivirus than any other topic. It’s apparent why cyber criminals peddle their rogue antivirus programs, it’s because they’re making more revenue than legitimate antivirus vendors. There are an estimated 500,000 unique fake AV binaries on the Internet today according to what was noted at RSA this year. What’s […]

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Drive-by Rogueware Found on MySpace

Drive-by Rogueware Found on MySpace

What’s a Drive-by? It is when a download of spyware, viruses or malware are installed on a person’s computer without a person’s knowledge. In less than a week, a couple of my friends said that their kid’s computers have been infected with a virus after they clicked on links within MySpace pages. I discovered that […]

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Rogueware and Fake Antivirus will Dominate in 2011

Rogueware and Fake Antivirus will Dominate in 2011

2010 is now on the history channel, but for some, it led to cash windfalls. Hackers and cybercriminals will continue their onslaught of attacks on social networks, rogue software peddling and fraudulent web sites. The most popular infection method of 2010 was Trojans, making up 55.91% of all infections according to Panda Labs. Rogueware and […]

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How to Remove SystemTool 2011

How to Remove SystemTool 2011

System Tool or SystemTool is a rogue anti-spyware program that’s distributed via a Trojan and/or web pop-ups. The program is installed without the users knowledge. Once installed, the user will be alerted with false threats on the computer. In order to remove these false threats, the user will have to pay for a full license […]

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