HackTool:Win32/Wpakill.B

Posted: July 14, 2011 | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 6/10
HackTool:Win32/Wpakill.B is a malicious program that attacks your Windows Security settings by blocking various processes and modifying system files without your permission. Most HackTool:Win32/Wpakill.B attacks center on altering, deleting or stopping software license-related files, validation features and anti-piracy programs. Although the direct harm from HackTool:Win32/Wpakill.B may be minimal, HackTool:Win32/Wpakill.B may cause instability in programs that require the above functions to run and may be an initial step in other attacks that could be launched against your PC. Removing...

Backdoor.Cycbot!gen4

Posted: July 14, 2011 | Category: Backdoors | Threat Level: 6/10
Backdoor.Cycbot!gen4 is a generic label for various types of Cycbot-based backdoor Trojans . Backdoor.Cycbot!gen4 Trojans can be used for a number of different attacks on your computer, including deleting files, forcing your PC to become part of a DDoS botnet, installing other applications, recording keyboard input or making changes to system settings. Some variants of Backdoor.Cycbot!gen4 are especially known for installing rogue security programs that create false positives, instead of detecting real infections. You should consider Backdoor.Cycbot!gen4 a high-level danger to your PC and...

Exploit:Win32/CVE-2010-1885.A

Posted: July 14, 2011 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
Exploit:Win32/CVE-2010-1885.A is a Windows Help and Support Center exploit that remote attackers can use to install at least two types of Trojan droppers onto your computer. Updating your web browser, media player and Windows version will all help prevent Exploit:Win32/CVE-2010-1885.A attacks from occurring or create additional barriers (such as a yes/no prompt) before the attack happens. Computers without these updates are particularly vulnerable to Exploit:Win32/CVE-2010-1885.A attacks, which can trigger when launched by malicious websites and may show no visual indications that they've...

Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.boux

Posted: July 14, 2011 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.boux is a keylogger and a Trojan that steals sensitive information by recording your keyboard input. Other notable actions that Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.boux may take includes: launching itself automatically, running as a hidden process, contacting malicious websites downloading and installing harmful programs. Keyloggers like Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.boux are extremely dangerous violations of privacy and should be deleted at once. However, a proper threat-removal software is recommended for removing Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.boux, since Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.boux may conceal...

‘Hard Drive Failure’ Fake Alert

Posted: July 14, 2011 | Category: Fake Warning Messages
'Hard Drive Failure' alert is a fake error message that's used by rogue defragmentation programs such as Smart Defragmenter and FakeHDD. Although the 'Hard Drive Failure' alert will look and sound like a realistic if obtuse Windows error, the truth is that 'Hard Drive Failure' alert isn't an accurate indication of a hard drive problem, since rogue security programs like the ones above have no hard drive error-detecting features. Warning messages like 'Hard Drive Failure' alert and others will continue to appear until you've purchased this fake defragmenter, or until you've removed the...

Gomeo

Posted: July 14, 2011 | Category: Viruses | Threat Level: 8/10
Gomeo is an online search engine with a poor reputation, as well as a browser hijacker that redirects you towards said website. Gomeo attacks can be caused by many different types of infections, but the most probable source of Gomeo hijacks is a recent variant of the TDSS Rootkit. Although Gomeo hasn't been caught causing deliberate harm to your computer, the use of rootkit-installed browser hijackers and misleading marketing techniques makes Gomeo an untrustworthy website that should be avoided. Gomeo hijackers may also be accompanied by other problems, most noticeably a reduction in...

Trojan.Ransomlock.H

Posted: July 13, 2011 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
Trojan.Ransomlock.H is a ransomware Trojan that locks your computer and refuses to let you use it until you've followed Trojan.Ransomlock.H's ransoming instructions. The instructions may involve texting a premium number or sending money directly to criminals through various services. Trojan.Ransomlock.H's Russian origins may make it confusing to non-Russian speakers, but all you need to know about Trojan.Ransomlock.H is that getting rid of Trojan.Ransomlock.H should be your highest priority. High-quality threat-removal software and strategies that bypass Trojan.Ransomlock.H's automatic...

Windows Warning Message!

Posted: July 13, 2011 | Category: Fake Warning Messages
'Windows Warning Message!' is part of a fake error pop-up that's used by Trojans to make you install harmful applications, such as rogue anti-virus software. The Trojan may install its payload even if you try to avoid following the recommendation of the 'Windows Warning Message!' pop-up, which will appear automatically when Windows starts. You shouldn't mistake 'Windows Warning Message!' errors for genuine alerts from Windows or another official source, since 'Windows Warning Message!' errors are only used by criminal software. The optimal strategy for removing 'Windows Warning Message!'...

System Repair

Posted: July 13, 2011 | Category: Rogue Defragmenter Programs
Screenshot System Repair is a fake defragmentation program (colloquially known as a 'defragger') that pretends to find errors on your PC, instead of defragging your hard drive. As just a clone of other rogue security applications, System Repair uses similar attacks on your PC security-related programs and may also interfere with your ability to view files and folders. However, these attacks don't directly cause harm to your PC, and removing System Repair with an anti-virus scanner should resolve all System Repair-related problems. Buying System Repair is never recommended, even to disable System...

Worm.Ambler.A

Posted: July 12, 2011 | Category: Worms | Threat Level: 5/10
Worm.Ambler.A is a self-replicating malicious computer worm which uses the network to send copies of itself to other computers on the network, and it may do so without any user's interruption. Worm.Ambler.A does not need to attach itself to an existing application. Worm.Ambler.A almost always make at least some damage to the network, if only by consuming bandwidth, whereas viruses almost always infect or devour files on a compromised computer. When Worm.Ambler.A enters the PC, the remote attacker starts taking control over the system and can perform malicious tasks there. Worm.Ambler.A...

Boot.Alworo

Posted: July 12, 2011 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
Boot.Alworo is a damaging computer MBR(Master Boot Record) Trojan, which is sophisticated enough to assure its completely undetected invasion into your computer system. Boot.Alworo would load malware threats from the hard drive as well as the original MBR. Boot.Alworo can change the original MBR which will lead to damage to your PC system. Boot.Alworo will find the right backdoors on your PC to enter the system and start performing its malicious activities. Remove Boot.Alworo from your machine as soon as possible. File System Modifications The following files were created in...

Adware Generic4.BRCQ

Posted: July 12, 2011 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Adware Generic4.BRCQ is a dangerous adware infection which spreads via social networks such as Facebook. Hackers create infected accounts to spread copies of Adware Generic4.BRCQ, as well as urge users to download the Trojan posing it as attractive content. If you try to uninstall Adware Generic4.BRCQQ manually, you will face a sudden system restart or a protective alert created by the adware application which might try convincing users from removing it declaring that forced removal is a great challenge to computer security. Adware Generic4.BRCQ attempts to create system name for itself,...

System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed

Posted: July 11, 2011 | Category: Fake Warning Messages
'System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed' is a fake error message and is used by ransomware Trojans to mislead you about your computer's health. The error screen that displays the 'System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed message is nearly identical to that of a normal Windows activation screen, but it will request that you call a premium number to solve the problem. Since the only problem involving 'System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed is the existence of a ransomware Trojan that causes the message to appear, you should remove 'System process at address...

Trojan.Win32.Jorik.Diodih.z

Posted: July 11, 2011 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
Trojan.Win32.Jorik.Diodih.z is a Trojan that's distributed with pirated applications and hides itself by using the same name as native Windows files. Attacks from Trojan.Win32.Jorik.Diodih.z often result in lessened network security due to opened ports, which can be an initial step in allowing remote attackers to control your PC or in installing other computer threats. Obvious indications of a Trojan.Win32.Jorik.Diodih.z infection can be limited, but the potential damage that Trojan.Win32.Jorik.Diodih.z's actions can cause require that you remove Trojan.Win32.Jorik.Diodih.z with a trusted...

Win32.Gbot.lwp

Posted: July 11, 2011 | Category: Backdoors | Threat Level: 6/10
Win32.Gbot.lwp is a Trojan that can infect your PC for a wide array of purposes that potentially include creating security holes, installing other injurious programs, changing system settings for the worse, enabling remote attacker-based harm and steal private information. Since Win32.Gbot.lwp may not give any obvious visual clues to being present, you should take care to practice preventative security to stop a Win32.Gbot.lwp infection from happening in the first place. In spite of Win32.Gbot.lwp's low-key nature, Win32.Gbot.lwp is a very real and very dangerous threat to your PC's safety...

TDSS.e!rootkit

Posted: July 11, 2011 | Category: Rootkits | Threat Level: 10/10
TDSS.e!rootkit is a rootkit Trojan that can be used to install other harmful programs or to allow remote criminals to control your PC. As with other rootkit infections, TDSS.e!rootkit can be extremely difficult to detect. Removing TDSS.e!rootkit, even with help from less advanced anti-virus software, is also subject to a high failure rate in some cases. Since TDSS.e!rootkit was noted in 2011, keeping your security software updated is crucial for defending your PC against a TDSS.e!rootkit attack. Symptoms of a TDSS.e!rootkit infection can include blocked security programs and recurring...

Backdoor:Win32/Votwup.B

Posted: July 11, 2011 | Category: Backdoors | Threat Level: 6/10
Backdoor:Win32/Votwup.B is a backdoor Trojan that drills holes in your PC's network security that can be exploited by remote attackers. Backdoor:Win32/Votwup.B has also been seen starting itself automatically, opening network ports, contacting remote hosts, communicating with malicious websites and downloading files without consent. Even taken individually, these attributes are serious risks to your security, but taken together, they turn Backdoor:Win32/Votwup.B into an extreme computer security threat. Fortunately, any good anti-virus application can delete Backdoor:Win32/Votwup.B,...

Backdoor.Sesent

Posted: July 11, 2011 | Category: Backdoors | Threat Level: 6/10
Backdoor.Sesent is a backdoor Trojan that creates security vulnerabilities on your PC to allow criminals to attack the computer remotely with Backdoor.Sesent's assistance. As a very new PC threat, Backdoor.Sesent may avoid being detected by out of date anti-virus software and can exploit unpatched vulnerabilities in certain file types to attack your computer. Remote attacks that are caused by Backdoor.Sesent can lead to loss of confidential information, excessive system resource usage, file destruction or damage and even having a criminal entirely take over your computer. You can delete...

Trojan.Kardphisher

Posted: July 11, 2011 | Category: Spyware | Threat Level: 6/10
Trojan.Kardphisher is a ransomware Trojan that pretends to be a Windows activation form. Like most types of ransomware, Trojan.Kardphisher will prevent you from using Windows, until you've entered in credit card information and other sensitive data. Although Trojan.Kardphisher claims that there is no fee to activate Windows, Trojan.Kardphisher will actually send this information to criminals for the dual purposes of identity theft and fraud. Instead of falling for Trojan.Kardphisher's scheme to unlock your computer, use an alternate boot method to access Windows and remove...

Adware.faceplius

Posted: July 8, 2011 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Adware.faceplus is a malicious adware infection which spreads via social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace, as well as through peer to peer applications such as Skype and MSN. Adware.faceplus will access the PC system secretly while not warning the targeted user of its occurrence. Adware.faceplus is able to avoid detection by security programs by executing all of its activities in the system's background. Because of Adware.faceplus secret penetration to the PC system, the user will stay completely unaware of the existence of Adware.faceplus on the computer system. Symptoms to...
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