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Antispyware Soft Removal and Analysis

by Shanmuga
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Antispyware Soft is similar in interface and behavior to Antivirus Soft, Antivirus Live and Antivirus soft scareware. This malicious, rogue security software aggressively displays fraudulent system security alerts about non-existent network infiltration attempts and malware. The anti spyware soft rogue when installed: Installs the Fake Windows Security Center where all the links lead to its

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Data Protection Removal and Analysis

by Shanmuga
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Data Protection is a malicious, fraudulent security software that uses a variety of fake system alerts to scare the users into buying a subscription. It initiates a fake system scan at every system start and purportedly finds many non-existent malware infections. This scareware: Installs TDSS rootkit Disables TaskManager Disables Command prompt, Registry editor Prompts to

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AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro is a malicious, fraudulent antivirus program that uses fake system alerts about non-existent malware infections and system infiltrations to scam the user’s into purchasing a useless license/subscription. The fake alerts are many and frequent making the computer nearly impossible to use for productive purposes.

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A-fast Antivirus Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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A-fast Antivirus is a fraudulent antivirus program that uses fake visual and aural system alerts to convince gullible users into buying a license for cleaning non-existent malware. The fake alerts are frequent and comes in many colors and sizes accompanied by an audio alert “Your System is infected. Activate full version to clear the system”.

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Crimeware: A new round of confrontation begins…

by Shanmuga

"The article examines the current state of malware attacks on clients of financial organizations, and methods for combating such attacks more effectively. More often than not, the attacks on clients of financial organizations follow a well-trodden path: the search for a suitable victim and the infection of their computer, the theft of their online banking

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Glype proxy may not cloak your identity

by Shanmuga

"A widely used proxy service thought to provide anonymous Web surfing and used to skirt network administrator bans on access to sites like Facebook frequently reveals sensitive information about its users, according to a Swiss security researcher.

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Cannot visit Security Websites – Cleaning Malware

by Shanmuga
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A common complaint heard from the victims of a malware attack is one of the following or its variations: Cannot visit antivirus sites – Cannot download antivirus software – Cannot update antivirus/antispyware definitions or updates. One of the symptoms of a malware infection is the inability to visit security related websites, presumably to gather information

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Unable to start in Windows safe mode – Cleaning Malware

by Shanmuga
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Safe mode is one of the trouble shooting options available with Windows. In safe mode the PC starts only with those files that are necessary to run Windows. In situations when the malware auto start with Windows and block most of the legitimate programs from running, it becomes an invaluable tool in fighting malware. Most

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CleanUp Antivirus Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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CleanUp Antivirus is a fake security software that uses fraudulent scans to find non-existent malware infections. It pretends to be an all-in-one security and Windows optimization suite. The interface is very similar to legitimate Windows Security Center and uses many Windows design elements in its interface.

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Digital Protection Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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Digital Protection is one of the recent entrants to the never-ending line of rogue security software. Once installed this scareware produces a variety of system alerts that are designed to scare the gullible users to buy its subscription. It initiates a fake system scan at every system start and purportedly finds many non-existent malware infections.

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Security Central Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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Security Central is a malicious software that masquerades as a genuine security software to cheat gullible users. This scareware has a professional looking interface and uses multiple visual and aural fake system alerts that are designed to convince the victims to pay for a fraudulent subscription.

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Introduction to Website Parasites

by Shanmuga

"Wikipedia defines Parasitism as a “type of symbiotic relationship between organisms of different species in which one, the parasite, benefits from a prolonged, close association with the other, the host, which is harmed.” This definition perfectly describes relationships between hackers and legitimate websites. As it often happens in real life, the host (legitimate website and

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Antivirus Suite Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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Antivirus Suite when installed completely takes over the system, aggressively displays a variety of fraudulent alerts about non-existent malware and infiltration attempts. This scareware installs the in-famous Fake Windows Security Center where all the links lead to the payment page for Antivirus Suite. This rogue security software hijacks Internet Explorer and automatically opens a specific

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ZeuS on the Hunt

by Shanmuga

"One of the most prolific threats to be found on computers around the world is the ZeuS Trojan. ZeuS became one of the most widespread and top-selling spyware programs on the Internet’s black market because using it to steal online data is so easy. The Trojan helps cybercriminals gain access to everything that the user

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ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall Free on Tuesday

by Shanmuga
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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd is providing its flagship personal firewall product ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall for free for 24 hours starting on Tuesday. This offer comes along with Identity Guard Basic Protection from Intersections Inc.

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Antimalware Doctor Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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Antimalware Doctor is a fraudulent software posing as a legitimate security program to scam money out of gullible users. Multiple Windows system alerts about non-existent malware infections are frequently displayed by this scareware. This rogue adds a Windows Security Center look-a-like named Antimalware Doctor Protection Center, where all the links trigger the software activation window.

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Bank of America Employee Charged With Planting Malware on ATMs

by Shanmuga

"A Bank of America worker installed malicious software on his employer’s ATMs that allowed him to make thousands of dollars in fraudulent withdrawals, all without leaving a transaction record, according to federal prosecutors. Rodney Reed Caverly, 37, was a member of the bank’s IT staff when he installed the malware. The Charlotte, North Carolina, man

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Antivirus 7 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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Antivirus7 is a fraudulent security program that claims to perform a scan and display fake system alerts about non-existent malware infections.

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Your Protection Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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Your Protection is one of a recent addition to the long line of rogue security software. The tested variant posed as a version of the popular Adobe Flash Player. Once activated in the computer, the installer downloads and installs the Your Protection scareware. Once installed the Your Protection scareware looks for installations of certain security

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XP AntiMalware Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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XP AntiMalware belongs to the family of Trojan:Win32/FakeRean infecting users running Windows XP. It is installed by a trojan dropper file which is capable of installing a rogue with any one of the names from its stable, with a matching fake Windows Security Center.

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Win 7 Security Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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Win 7 Security is one of the recent rogue security software being installed by Trojan FakeRean. This trojan chooses randomly from a list of names each time it is installed. It has the following list of names for Windows 7: Win 7 Security, Win 7 Defender, Win 7 Defender Pro, Total Win 7 Security, Win

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ave.exe: A multiple-rogues-in-one Trojan FakeRean

by Shanmuga
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ave.exe is a variant of av.exe installed by the Trojan FakeRean. Just like av.exe, this variant also chooses randomly from a list of names each time it is installed. It has a list of names for all the current versions of Windows with a mathching fake Windows Security Center or a fake Windows Action Center.

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XP Security Tool 2010 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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XP Security Tool 2010 belongs to the family of Trojan:Win32/FakeRean infecting users running Windows XP. It is installed by a trojan dropper file which is capable of installing a rogue with any one of the names from its stable, with a matching fake Windows Security Center.

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