JAVA_DLOADER.NTW

Posted: January 21, 2013 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
JAVA_DLOADER.NTW is a Java-based Trojan downloader that disguises itself as a Java update as a lure to install a variant of Andromeda (a botnet-based Trojan with some of the characteristics of worms, banking Trojans and backdoor Trojans). Like many fake Java updates, JAVA_DLOADER.NTW's attack coincides with a real Java update that attempts to correct a previously-unpatched security vulnerability. While SpywareRemove.com malware researchers do strongly recommend that you keep Java updated at all times, they also encourage you to avoid suspicious sources for patches, which may be...

Trojan.JS.Redirector.xa

Posted: January 21, 2013 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Trojan.JS.Redirector.xa is a Trojan that is distributed to vulnerable PCs via infected websites. Trojan.JS.Redirector.xa inserts a malicious script into hacked websites. Trojan.JS.Redirector.xa is related to browser hijackers that hijack the targeted web browser and cause annoying browser redirects to suspicious websites. Trojan.JS.Redirector.xa blocks computer users from accessing legal websites and changes the URL name in the address bar to reroute victims to unwanted websites designed by scammers to raise traffic and earn money from the pay-per-click technique. Trojan.JS.Redirector.xa...

TR/Crypt.ZPACK.Gen8

Posted: January 21, 2013 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
TR/Crypt.ZPACK.Gen8 is a Trojan that spreads through hijacked websites and can be manually downloaded by PC users together with freeware applications. TR/Crypt.ZPACK.Gen8 can download and install other malware threats on the infected computer system. TR/Crypt.ZPACK.Gen8 may potentially allow attackers gain access and control over the affected computer and steal personal information. TR/Crypt.ZPACK.Gen8 may stealthily install malicious files on the hard drive and make modifications to the Windows Registry.

Tech Firm’s 2013 Report: 90% of User-Generated Passwords Will Be Vulnerable to Hacking in Seconds

Posted: January 20, 2013 | Category: Cybersecurity
The exponential advancement in technological evolution plays homage to the recent 2013 predictions of Deloitte's Canadian Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Services claiming that 90% of user-generated passwords will be vulnerable to hacking in a matter of seconds. You may be asking yourself, what exactly is a user-generated password and how in the world could a hacker guess your supposedly fortified 8+ character password containing mixed-case letters and even non-alphanumeric symbols? Duncan Stewart, co-author of TMT Predictions 2013 and Director Research at Deloitte Canada...

‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ Ransomware

Posted: January 19, 2013 | Category: Ransomware
'You have 72 hours to pay the fine' Ransomware is a spin-off of similar digital scams like the Ukash Virus family, Reveton trojans or the FBI Green Dot Moneypak Virus . Like similar ransomware trojans, 'You have 72 hours to pay the fine' Ransomware displays a fake legal warning that insists that punishment for PC-based crimes (such as pornography distribution) is imminent if a fine isn't paid within three days. Some common punishments that are threatened include thousands of dollars in legal fines and/or jail time. However, 'You have 72 hours to pay the fine' Ransomware isn't...

JS/Redir.D

Posted: January 18, 2013 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
JS/Redir.D is a JavaScript Trojan that hides itself on the affected computer system to avoid detection and removal by many security software. JS/Redir.D is downloaded and installed by other malware threats to carry out numerous malicious actions on the targeted PC. JS/Redir.D contains backdoor capabilities that allow it to open network ports to download and install additional PC threats onto the compromised machine. JS/Redir.D enables cybercrooks to get full remote access and control of the victimized computer system. JS/Redir.D steals personal information such as passwords, credit card,...

Adware:Win32/Vidsaver

Posted: January 18, 2013 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Adware:Win32/Vidsaver is an adware program that displays offers linked to a victim's web browsing habits. Adware:Win32/Vidsaver can be downloaded from the applications's website. Adware:Win32/Vidsaver displays offers in the affected web browser which claim 'ads not by this site' or show the text 'Ads by Vid-Saver plugin' when a PC user places the mouse cursor over them may indicate the existence of Adware:Win32/Vidsaver on their computers. When launched, the installer for Adware:Win32/Vidsaver creates a folder named 'Vidsaver' and installs the files there. The icon for...

Exploit:JS/Coolex.A

Posted: January 18, 2013 | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 7/10
Exploit:JS/Coolex.A is a script, which is included in an exploit pack identified as the 'Cool Exploit Kit' . Exploit:JS/Coolex.A can install other malware threats on the vulnerable computer system. Exploit:JS/Coolex.A circulates via malicious or hacked websites. Exploit:JS/Coolex.A may redirect the hijacked web browser to another website, which contains the exploit code detected as Exploit:JS/Coolex.A, which attempts to install malware infections on the infected computer system based on what software you have installed. If you have Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, or Java in your PC,...

Troj/Zbot-DPM

Posted: January 18, 2013 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Troj/Zbot-DPM is a Trojan from the Zeus family, a family that's noted for stealing confidential financial information through both advanced and brute-force techniques that range from man-in-the-browser attacks to keylogging (recording your keyboard's input). As one of the numerous variants of Trojan Zeus , Troj/Zbot-DPM also uses one of that family's favorite distribution mechanisms: spam e-mail messages allegedly sent from a legitimate entity, such as an online bank. Troj/Zbot-DPM's 'secure message' e-mails should be deleted as soon as they're seen, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts...

Giant Savings

Posted: January 18, 2013 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Giant Savings is a PUP and potential adware program that displays digital coupon offers in your web browser. Due to limited information about the Giant Savings company, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers are unable to verify how many of these coupons are genuine bargains, but they do note that similar programs often are used to promote the products of sponsored partners – rather than being deals that are selected with an eye on your best interests. The Giant Savings PUP is a browser add-on that occasionally is installed by unrelated programs. If you experience Giant Savings's...

Malta Police Force MPF Ransomware

Posted: January 17, 2013 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot Malta Police Force MPF Ransomware is an example of long-occurring ransomware Trojan campaigns that have, apparently, decided to leave no stone unturned in their search for victims. Like most other members of its family (which SpywareRemove.com malware experts have identified as the Reveton group of Trojans), Malta Police Force MPF Ransomware targets a specific country in Europe – the Republic of Malta – and claims to be a software representative of that country's police force implemented for halting computer-related crimes. However, Malta Police Force MPF Ransomware's pop-up...

7search.com

Posted: January 17, 2013 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 2/10
Screenshot 7search.com is a deceptive website, which promotes itself as a reputable search engine. In reality, 7search.com is supported by browser hijackers that hijack the vulnerable web browser and change Internet settings. Browser hijackers can change your default homepage and search engine to 7search.com, or open 7search.com in a new tab. Browser hijackers related to 7search.com will change your search results in all popular search engines including Google, Yahoo, Bing and others to unrelated links leading PC users to advertisement websites such as 7search.com. You will get unwillingly diverted...

Ampnetwork.net

Posted: January 17, 2013 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot Ampnetwork.net is an advertising network that has been noted for a history rife with the distribution (whether intentional or accidental) of various PC threats, including malicious software. Although Ampnetwork.net claims to monitor and terminate advertisements that have been confirmed to exploit their services for promoting harmful content, SpywareRemove.com malware experts must emphasize that, under current conditions, visiting advertising content associated with Ampnetwork.net still has a high chance of exposing you to browser-based attacks. Besides these issues, there also have been...

Findsee.com

Posted: January 17, 2013 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Findsee.com is a search engine site that appears to offer relevant search results, but actually is more likely to trigger your anti-malware programs with suspicious and potentially hazardous content. Besides the mixed nature of its web page content, Findsee.com also has been reported to be one of many sites that are promoted by browser-redirecting attacks from separate PC threats. Browser-redirecting Trojans, also known as browser hijackers, can attack the security settings of your web browser and always should be considered dangerous, regardless of whether they're redirecting you to...

Exploit:JS/Cooexp.A

Posted: January 17, 2013 | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 7/10
Exploit:JS/Cooexp.A is a script that is added to an exploit pack found as the 'Cool Exploit Kit' . Once executed, Exploit:JS/Cooexp.A will install other malware threats on your computer. Exploit:JS/Cooexp.A spreads via malicious or hijacked websites that contain this malicious script, which attempts to install malware infections on your PC based on what software you have installed. If you have old versions of Java, Adobe Flash, or Adobe Reader installed on your computer system, Exploit:JS/Cooexp.A will deploy a script which will exploit known vulnerabilities in these programs to install...

Setaga Deal Finder

Posted: January 17, 2013 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Setaga Deal Finder is an adware program from the group called Superfish. Setaga Deal Finder installs itself on the vulnerable computer without a PC user's permission and knowledge. Setaga Deal Finder comes from other program that a PC users has installed. Setaga Deal Finder comes bundled with applications that are made available for public and usually covered as an essential part of the website. When Setaga Deal Finder invades the affected computer system, it affects your web browser and installs itself as browser helper object (BHO). Setaga Deal Finder can control your browsing...

My Super Cheap

Posted: January 17, 2013 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
My Super Cheap is a potentially unwanted program/adware that will display its own ads on Facebook, eBay, Best Buy, and other websites that PC users are visiting. These advertisements will be displayed as boxes including a variety of coupons that are available or as underlined keywords, which when clicked will display an advertisement that claims it is sent to you by My Super Cheap. My Super Cheap is an add-on for Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer that is usually installed when a computer user installs other free software. When computer users install free software, they will also...

JS/BlacoleRef.W

Posted: January 16, 2013 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
JS/BlacoleRef.W is a component of Blacole, popularly known as the Blackhole Exploit Kit or simply BEK. By redirecting you to other Blacole-related exploits, JS/BlacoleRef.W enables the exploit kit to install malicious software onto your PC after you've accessed a compromised or hostile website. SpywareRemove.com malware research team has particularly taken notice of JS/BlacoleRef.W-related attacks that have utilized faux LinkedIn-based spearheads, which pretend to offer social media links from a variety of sites. Clicking these links while using a vulnerable PC will allow...

Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.AF

Posted: January 16, 2013 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
Trojan:Win64/sirefef.AF is a rootkit Trojan that opens a backdoor on the targeted PC and downloads and installs another security threats onto the infected computer system. Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.AF spreads via malicious links, file-sharing networks, and spam email attachments, and invades the victimized computer system without a PC user's permission and knolwdge. Once installed on the corrupted machine, Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.AF slows down the targeted computer and makes it unstable. Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.AF compromises the affected computer and violates privacy. Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.AF will...

Trojan:Win32/Loktrom.B

Posted: January 16, 2013 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Trojan:Win32/Loktrom.B is a ransomware Trojan that affects PC users in various countries. Trojan:Win32/Loktrom.B locks the targeted computer system and displays a bogus full-screen warning message that covers the desktop. The tricky alert pretends to come from a legal authority which states a relation with Windows and Microsoft Security Essentials. The fake warning message of ransomware demands a ransom from victims to be paid for the imaginary storage of illegal files. Trojan:Win32/Loktrom.B may make continuous changes to the affected PC that make it difficult for the PC user to...
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