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Internet Antivirus Pro Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Belonging to the family of Personal Antivirus, General Antivirus etc., this scareware first appeared on the scene in the later half of the year 2008 and is still going strong. It is identified by various antivirus engines as Adware.InternetAntivirusPro, RogueAntiSpyware.InternetAntivirus, Win32.InternetAntivirusPro.m, Win32.Banker and Win-Trojan/Fakealert. As a typical scareware it displays misleading alerts about non-existent infections

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Anti-virus Rescue CD/DVDs

by Shanmuga

An antimalware rescue cd or dvd is essentially a portable operating system along with a portable version of an anti-malware software application. They run completely from the CD/DVD media and allows access to your computer’s operating system and hard disks. This makes it possible to use them to scan the system for malware infections, recover

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How to block Microsoft SpyNet

by Shanmuga

Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Security Essentials is the latest avatar of Microsoft antispyware. It is a signature based free antimalware software that can be used to protect your system against potential threats, such as viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software.

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Microsoft Security Essentials – What you need to know?

by Shanmuga

What is Microsoft Security Essentials? Microsoft Security Essentials, formerly known as Morro is a free, signature-based, basic antivirus, anti-spyware product that is the replacement for Windows Live OneCare. MSE is similar to Windows Defender that is included by default with Windows Vista and Windows 7, but includes antivirus definitions in additon to antispyware definitions. As

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Free Kaspersky Virus Removal Software

by Shanmuga

Not many would know that Kaspersky Labs the publishers of the Kaspersky antivirus provides an excellent freeware tool for removing all kinds of Malware. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a fully functional, on-demand and frequently updated utility that can detect and remove viruses, Trojans, worms, Spyware, Adware and rootkits from a PC. This tool is

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Total Security 2009 (System Security) Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

This scareware uses the season’s template “My Computer Online Scan” to install itself. This template uses a combination of gif images and JavaScript to simulate an online scan and fake warning messages about non-existent malware on the victims’ system. While the popups and warning messages are infrequent compared to other rogue security software, this one

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Find and Remove Zeus (Zbot) Banking Trojan

by Shanmuga

According to Trusteer a security company, “Zeus is the #1 botnet, with 3.6 million PCs infected in the US alone (i.e. approximately 1% of the PCs in the US)…Zeus is a financial malware. It infects consumer PCs, waits for them to log onto a list of targeted banks and financial institutions, and then steals their

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Antivirus Plus Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

The current version of Antivirus Plus rogue security software uses the Fake Windows Security Center to push the victim to register the software. The interface of Antivirus Plus is well designed and the spurious popup and other warning notifications are very frequent. The fake windows security center interface also is a good copy of the

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Windows Protection Suite Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Windows Protection Suite is a rogue security software. On visiting an infected Website, this rogue security application triggers a popup dialogue box with the text: “Warning! Your PC is at risk of virus and malware attack. Your system requires immediate check! System Security will perform a quick and free scan of your PC for viruses

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SaveKeeper Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

The Savekeeper is one among the latest of the family of rogue security applications. I have observed this scareware being downloaded and prompted to install by the Fake Windows Security Center rogue. This needs to be manually installed. This also installs a bunch of random named exe, dll, bin, cpl and ocx files in the

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Fake Windows Security Center Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

On visiting a infected Website, this rogue uses a variety of animated images to simulate an online scan that fraudulently claims to find many non-existent malware on the victims system. The purported scan runs even if the user clicks the cancel button. The scareware starts downloading in the background irrespective of where you click on

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Safety Center Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Safety Center…a rogue security software, mimics Windows Security Center and tries to passes itself as a legitimate security suite. In addition to the various popups it also uses fake voice alerts and desktop hijack to scare the user to buy the bogus application. It uses a combination of animated images which gives the impression of

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Is your PC part of a Zombie Botnet? Check now!

by Shanmuga

Bots, Botnets and Botmaster A malicious bot short for a RoBOT or a zombie is a computer that allows someone other than the actual owner to gain complete control over itself. The attacker takes control of the target computer by infecting it with malicious code designed for the purpose. A virtual network of such compromised

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Microsoft patches the Autorun hole

by Shanmuga

Microsoft has released patches to its Windows operating system which restricts the AutoRun entries in the AutoPlay dialog to only CD and DVD drives. Windows includes a feature known as “AutoRun” which lets automatic arbitrary code execution when removable devices are connected to the computer. Inserting a CD, DVD, USB and Firewire device or even

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Spyware Protect 2009 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Though Spyware Protect 2009, a rogue security software made its appearance early this year, recently it’s in the news due to the fact that the notorious Conficker botnet gang chose to push it to the infected systems. Spyware Protect 2009 is your typical scareware with slight variations. Incessant, hard-to-get-away popups warn about hundred’s of imaginary

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Fake security software distributor mimics Google attack site warning

by Shanmuga

I usually don’t check my site statistics log everyday, every week or even every month, I usually have a occasional glance to get a general idea about the browsers being used to access this site and from where the visitors are coming if I sense a spike in website traffic. Last night I was bored

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SpywareBlaster 4.2

by Shanmuga

SpywareBlaster, a free prevention software that protects against installation of various Malware and other potentially unwanted software is updated to version 4.2. This freeware works by protecting major web browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox. According to the author, this release provides enhanced protection, performance, and bug fixes. The version 4.2 runs on Windows versions

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System Security 2009 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

System Security 2009 is one of the newest entrants into the family of rogue antisecurity software. Once installed it surreptiously downloads and installs a malicious backdoor trojan that runs in the background and allows remote access to the compromised system.

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50 Free Temporary, Disposable and Forwarding Email Services

by Shanmuga

Every time you give out your email address on the web, you risk getting your email address abused by spammers. Instead of giving out your private email address, give out a temporary Disposable email address (DEA) which receives the messages and forwards to your private email address or displays it on the providers Website. The

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CCleaner without Yahoo Toolbar (No Toolbar Slim Version)

by Shanmuga

CCleaner (previously known as CrapCleaner) is a Windows freeware tool that does an excellent job of freeing up your hard drive space by cleaning out unwanted files from your system. It protects your privacy by erasing the traces of your browser activities. CCleaner also acts as a registry cleaner. It comes highly recommended by many

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How to disable ads in FeedDemon

by Shanmuga

Q: I am seeing too many ads in my free rss reader FeedDemon, how do I remove them? – Budfred A: For those who are not aware FeedDemon is the most popular desktop RSS reader for Windows. Originally a paid application, it was made free about an year ago. There are generally two areas where

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ZoneAlarm Pro FREE for one day

by Shanmuga

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd the company behind ZoneAlarm security solutions is likely to offer its product ZoneAlarm Pro security package for free with one year’s subscription. This offer is available for only 24 hours beginning 6 AM PDT on November 18, 2008.

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VirusTrigger Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

VirusTrigger is a new entrant to the ever growing family of rogue security software products. A clone of the rouge Antivirus Lab, the software and their Website is very professional in design and uses a variety of aggressive scare messages about non-existent malware infections.

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