CrimeBoss Exploit Kit

Posted: September 25, 2013 | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 7/10
A potential successor to the CrimePack Exploit Kit, the CrimeBoss Exploit Kit is a drive-by-download attacker that installs unreliable software onto your PC when your browser is exposed to the hosting website. Exposure to a CrimeBoss Exploit Kit may be induced by Trojans loading these sites deliberately or by you accidentally loading such sites in your browser, The CrimeBoss Exploit Kit and most other exploit kits usually are used for installing high-level PC threats, including worms, backdoor Trojans and banking Trojans that are intended for disabling important security features and...

Trojan:Win32/Sefnit.AU

Posted: September 25, 2013 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Trojan:Win32/Sefnit.AU is the installation-handling member of the Sefnit family of Trojans, which are capable of launching varied attacks including distributing themselves, opening backdoor vulnerabilities and downloading new threats. As the Trojan that usually is responsible for installing other Sefnit components, Trojan:Win32/Sefnit.AU may be detected as the initial threat in attempted drive-by-downloads and other attacks that try to infect your computer. SpywareRemove.com malware experts classify all members of the Sefnit family as high-level PC threats due to the severity of their...

Backdoor:Win32/Bezigate.B

Posted: September 25, 2013 | Category: Backdoors | Threat Level: 6/10
Backdoor:Win32/Bezigate.B is a backdoor Trojan that enables attackers to gain full remote access and control of the infected computer. Backdoor:Win32/Bezigate.B can execute numerous potentially damaging actions on the affected computer, involving but not limited to stealing confidential information and files and transferring it to a remote server. Backdoor:Win32/Bezigate.B downloads and runs copies of itself in one of a few folders (%current directory%, %windir% and %APPDATA%), as any of the file names. Backdoor:Win32/Bezigate.B makes modifications to the Windows Registry to assure that...

Backdoor.Fexel

Posted: September 25, 2013 | Category: Backdoors | Threat Level: 6/10
Backdoor.Fexel is a backdoor Trojan that opens a back door and steals information from the affected computer. When executed, Backdoor.Fexel may add the potentially malicious file. Backdoor.Fexel then creates the registry entries so that it can run automatically every time Windows is started. Backdoor.Fexel grabs the information from the corrupted PC including operating system version, volume information, disk space and user name. Backdoor.Fexel then encodes the stolen information and transfers it to the remote location. Backdoor.Fexel then opens a back door on the targeted PC, which...

Infostealer.Napolar

Posted: September 25, 2013 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Infostealer.Napolar is a Trojan that opens a back door on the infected computer, steals information and downloads potentially infected files. When executed, Infostealer.Napolar creates the directory. Infostealer.Napolar creates a copy of itself to the certain path so that it can run automatically every time Windows is started. Infostealer.Napolar opens a back door, and connects to port 80 on the particular web address. Infostealer.Napolar may steal the victim's personal information (user name and computer name) and transmit it to the remote server. Infostealer.Napolar may execute the...

Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H

Posted: September 25, 2013 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H is an adware program that modifies your browser to facilitate the display of advertisements, but also may interfere with the operations of unrelated programs. Because Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H makes changes to your search settings and other modifications that aren't beneficial for your Web-browsing experience, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers see no great dilemma in recommending removing Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H once Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H is spotted through the obvious browser-based symptoms Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H displays. Although...

Most Sought-After Celebrities (#1 Lily Collins) Searched Online Leads Internet Surfers to Malware

Posted: September 25, 2013 | Category: Cybersecurity
The hunt is always on for popular celebrities on the Internet, and there is a list of them that have search results revolving around malware threats. According to recent security researcher studies from McAfee and others, cybercriminals are consistently taking advantage of the most popular celebrities to lace related search results with malware leading to malicious attacks that could steal your personal information. Just like how cybercrooks thrive on lacing breaking news search results with malware through clever blackhat SEO techniques, they are also betting on your search of the...

Websearch.oversearch.info

Posted: September 24, 2013 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Websearch.oversearch.info is a search site that grabs its results from a second site, Tuvaro.com, which SpywareRemove.com malware experts have examined and found to be non-malicious – if not necessarily ideal in terms of the accuracy of its results. Although Websearch.oversearch.info isn't a risky site to load in normal circumstances, Websearch.oversearch.info sometimes may be promoted by browser-hijacking attacks from various Potentially Unwanted Programs and browser hijackers that may be a potential security risk. Any program determined to cause such issues should be uninstalled...

ICQ Virus

Posted: September 24, 2013 | Category: Viruses | Threat Level: 8/10
The ICQ Virus is a worm that spreads by using ICQ to send messages with links to unreliable websites that host drive-by-download attacks for enabling its installation on new computers. Other than creating new infections in this manner, the ICQ Virus also may be expected to include functions for stealing passwords and other personal information from your computer and also may have other attacks that malware experts have not yet observed. Like any spamming worm, Internet education and awareness of potentially unsafe links are some of your best defenses against an ICQ Virus infection, but if...

DuckDuckGo

Posted: September 24, 2013 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
DuckDuckGo is an authentic search engine, which can be installed on the computer system manually or emerge there out of nowhere. While DuckDuckGo is not associated with malware, it is sometimes called a potentially unwanted program (PUP). That's because DuckDuckGo may start annoying activities on the targeted computer, for example, display unwanted pop-up ads, alter compromised search results or slow down hijacked web browsers. DuckDuckGo may make affected web users visit unidentified websites that would never be displayed by Google or other genuine search provider. Once DuckDuckGo enters...

BLYPT

Posted: September 24, 2013 | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 7/10
BLYPT is a recently-identified family of backdoor Trojans that concentrate on compromising PC users from the United States. The BLYPT family is dubbed such for its heavy use of binary objects in the Windows Registry, and Java-based drive-by-download exploits from corrupted websites are expected to be the primary injection vectors for individual members of BLYPT. Although the goal behind the BLYPT campaign currently is a mystery, BLYPT Trojans are capable of opening backdoor vulnerabilities that often are responsible for installing new threats, disabling security features or stealing...

Savings Scout

Posted: September 24, 2013 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 2/10
Savings Scout is a potentially unwanted application, which provides web users with possibility to save money when shopping online. Savings Scout can be categorized as an adware program. When installed on a compromised PC, Savings Scout may embed its own browser add-on. Savings Scout may show a variety of annoying advertisements, coupons and deals when the web user is visiting online shopping websites. Savings Scout is created by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps) and may be installed on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Usually, Savings Scout comes bundled together with...

SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar

Posted: September 24, 2013 | Category: Bad Toolbars | Threat Level: 5/10
The SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar is a Potentially Unwanted Program that provides links to Conduit-affiliated websites and some minor features that may benefit your Web-browsing activities, but also includes several negative characteristics, like Web search redirects, homepage hijacks and updates that may occur without your permission. Malware researchers were unsurprised to find any of these issues with the SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar, which, as a Conduit affiliate, may be designed primarily for redirecting traffic to its sites rather than to benefit the user in any way. While the SearchFlyBar2...

Sponsorship

Posted: September 24, 2013 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Sponsorship is an annoying program, which is categorized as an adware application. Sponsorship may be distributed to compromised PCs bundled with various freeware and shareware applications. So if the computer user wants to avoid downloading Sponsorship, he has to be very careful when downloading such programs on the computer system. Sponsorship invades the affected computer system without the target PC user's consent and then displays repeated pop-up advertisements on the screen of the compromised PC. If the PC user can see commercial pop-up advertisements that appear in tabs and contain...

Searchgol

Posted: September 24, 2013 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot Searchgol is a search site that pulls its search results from the Yahoo search engine. While not unsafe to your PC, Searchgol has been associated with the browser hijacks of various low-level PC threats interested in boosting Searchgol.com traffic without bothering with anything resembling an ordinary marketing plan. Even if Searchgol will not attack your computer, any Searchgol pop-ups, search redirects to Searchgol or any other recurring attacks involving this site always should be considered evidence of a threat that SpywareRemove.com malware research team could consider best dealt...

Bonanza Deals

Posted: September 24, 2013 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Bonanza Deals is an adware application that may be installed onto Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Bonanza Deals may add a browser extension that displays numerous messages while the target PC user is surfing the Internet. Bonanza Deals may also display numerous annoying pop-up ads that include coupons with discounts and other offers. Bonanza Deals expects computer users to click on these pop-up advertisements. Bonanza Deals attempts to raise traffic of commercial websites and make money from affiliate links. Bonanza Deals may redirect affected web users to dubious...

‘Policia Federal Mexico’ Ransomware

Posted: September 24, 2013 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot The 'Policia Federal Mexico' Ransomware is a fake Police Trojan that displays fraudulent legal warnings to victims within the region of Mexico, and also blocks the affected operating system while doing so. Typical ransomware attacks claim to have the authority of the regional police force for whatever nation they happen to be attacking, and the 'Policia Federal Mexico' Ransomware enhances this scam by claiming that a fee must be paid within three days before legal charges are brought against you. However, malware experts haven't found any affiliation between the 'Policia Federal...

Adware LyricsFan

Posted: September 24, 2013 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Lyrics Fan is a potentially unwanted application, which is categorized as adware. Lyrics Fan may add relevant toolbars or have other uncertain intentions. Lyrics Fan may use deceptive techniques to boost traffic of a specific advertising website and earn money from sponsored links or other pay-per-click methods. Lyrics Fan may invade the PC packaged with freeware and shareware programs (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators). Lyrics Fan may also be packaged within the custom installer on many insecure download websites, so if the web user has downloaded a certain...

YellowfinTuna.com

Posted: September 23, 2013 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
YellowfinTuna.com is a tricky website, which pretends to be a legal search provider. YellowfinTuna.com might be used by scammers to increase traffic of the particular website and make a profit from click fraud. YellowfinTuna.com is sponsored by browser hijackers and adware applications that may redirect a compromised web browser to numerous doubtful advertisement websites involving YellowfinTuna.com. Browser hijackers and adware programs linked to YellowfinTuna.com may prevent affected web users from normal Internet surfing. Adware related to YellowfinTuna.com may display unwanted pop-up...

Web.opinions.com

Posted: September 23, 2013 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot Web.opinions.com is a deceptive website and search tool, which, at first glance, may seem to be a genuine and reliable search engine. However, if a computer user aims to find anything online by using Web.opinions.com, he won't get any protected and reliable search results except constant diversions to dubious websites full of tricky pop-up advertisements that are shown on the screen of the targeted computer. Annoying hits to Web.opinions.com might be caused by browser hijackers and other malware threats such as adware applications that occupy the affected Internet browser and make...
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