Archive for 'Fake Antivirus'

E-Card Spam Loaded with Rogue Antivirus

E-Card Spam Loaded with Rogue Antivirus

The holiday has past, but there are a slew of spam e-greeting cards showing up in many inboxes. The subject line in the email may have the following messages; Happy Belated Holidays! Belated Christmas Wishes Happy Belated New Years Users who click on any links in the e-card are redirected to domains that attempt to […]

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Security Tool Virus Removal Update

Security Tool Virus Removal Update

One of our fans, a computer technician, provided updated instructions on “How to Remove Security Tool Virus.” I would like to thank Jay Max for the information that I am about to share. These instructions have been proven as Jay was also infected by this virus. Security Tool Virus Removal First, download Malwarebytes and Spybot. […]

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MaxMySpeed an Annoying Scareware TV Ad

MaxMySpeed an Annoying Scareware TV Ad

MaxMySpeed.com, a classic scareware bogus registry cleaner, has so far escaped the comparison to Auslogics and CCleaner here on TechJaws. Although it has been rated red on WOT as it should be, and is listed here, their TV commercials lately here in Arizona have been particularly frequent and annoying to me. So much so that […]

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Security Tool Downloads Via Fake Firefox Block Page

Security Tool Downloads Via Fake Firefox Block Page

Security Tool Virus a rogue anti-virus spreads via a fake warning page that looks just like the Firefox block page. The fake site prompts users with updates for Mozilla Firefox, but the update is actually an installer for Security Tool Virus. The story was originally reported by F-Secure. If a user downloads the Mozilla fake […]

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How to Remove AntiVirus Agent

How to Remove AntiVirus Agent

AntiVirus Agent gives false alerts in the Windows task bar as pictured below. The fake alert advises users to update their installed antivirus program. If the user takes action by clicking on the message, it will try to trick the user into purchasing a separate program which is a rogue antivirus application. The rogue application […]

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Security Tool Virus Spreads Via Fake Adobe Update

Security Tool Virus Spreads Via Fake Adobe Update

Once again, the authors of this rogue antivirus software (Security Tool) are now spreading this parasite using a fake Adobe Flash Player update on malicious sites. The story was originally broken by the Sunbelt blog. Patrick Jordan a rogue specialist advised that a new delivery mechanism for the rogue security product Security Tool is being […]

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How to Remove AntivirusIS

How to Remove AntivirusIS

AntivirusIS is a Rogue Antivirus program. Once Antivirus IS is installed, it runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the software in order to remove the threats. The program is also a browser hijacker that changes browser settings. The program will […]

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Google needs to clean up Paid Advertisers

Google needs to clean up Paid Advertisers

Google needs to do some house cleaning and stop paid advertisers that have low reliability from advertising in their sponsored ads section. This has been an ongoing issue for years that should have been addressed a long time ago. You would think the most popular search company would filter and monitor its paid advertisers. The […]

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How to Remove SafetyGuard Rogue AntiSpyware

How to Remove SafetyGuard Rogue AntiSpyware

SafetyGuard is a Rogue Anti-Spyware program. SafetyGuard downloads and installs itself via a Trojan automatically without the users’ knowledge and consent. Once SafetyGuard is installed, it runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the software in order to remove the threats. […]

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Why Google Instant Needs to Address BlackHat SEO

Why Google Instant Needs to Address BlackHat SEO

As you all know Google just released its Google Instant search which accelerates search results as you type keyword terms into the Google search box. However, not all suggestive searches are safe. PandaLabs reported yesterday that when a user is searching for antivirus and they enter the first 4 characters – “ANTI”, Google Instant suggests […]

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How to Remove Win7 AV

How to Remove Win7 AV

Win7 AV is a Rogue Anti-Spyware program. Win7 AV downloads and installs itself via a Trojan automatically without the users’ knowledge and consent. When a user downloads Win7 AV and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order […]

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How to Remove Major Defense Kit

How to Remove Major Defense Kit

Major Defense Kit is a Rogue Anti-Spyware program. Major Defense Kit downloads and installs itself via a Trojan automatically without the users knowledge and consent. When a user downloads Major Defense Kit and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the […]

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