Tag Archives: Rogue Software

Yahoo Serving Up Dangerous Ads

Yahoo Serving Up Dangerous Ads

It’s obvious that Yahoo will let anyone advertise regardless of what products or services an advertiser is selling. In this case, the ad below takes users to a rogue software site to download a registry cleaner program to speed up a computer. I find this very irresponsible on Yahoo’s part to not demonstrate responsibility on […]

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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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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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10 Ways to Prevent being Scammed

10 Ways to Prevent being Scammed

Holidays are the most popular time of the year for cyber criminals to deploy their scams. Halloween is no different, as many people love to share Halloween related stuff with their friends and family. The most popular scam is the distribution of scareware. According to McAfee, cybercriminals make upwards of $300 million from conning web […]

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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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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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