Archive for 'Fake Antivirus'

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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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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