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Step-by-Step visual guides for Cleaning and Preventing Malware for those new to Online Security. Learn about cleaning Malware which includes Spyware, Adware, Trojans etc. Their methods, symptoms, how to cure and prevent recurrence.
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WindowsRecovery Removal and Analysis
2011-04-30 07:25:00
Windows Recovery is a scareware which masquerades as a system performance optimization tool. Belonging to the FakeSysdef trojan family, it comes in many names including HDD Defragmenter, Check Disk, Windows Repair, Windows Restore, Windows SafeMode, Windows Fix Disk and Windows Recovery. It uses a variety of fake warning alerts about non-existent errors in computer hard ...
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Antivirus Protection Removal and Analysis
2011-04-26 09:56:00
Similar in design and behavior to Antivirus soft and Antivirus Live rogues, this scareware aggressively displays a number of fake security alerts about network infiltration attempts and non-existent malware. Hijacks Internet Explorer by modifying the proxy settings and automatically opens porn websites every now and then. IE is allowed to visit only the sites related ...
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BitDefender 2011 Removal and Analysis
2011-04-26 06:33:00
This scareware uses the name of a legitimate security application to ply its trade upon unwary users. BitDefender 2011 scareware copies the logo and design elements of the well known bitdefender range of security products. Once installed, this rogue software blocks execution of legitimate programs with fake security alerts. These fake warning messages are very ...
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Antivirus AntiSpyware 2011 Removal and Analysis
2011-04-25 08:31:00
Antivirus AntiSpyware 2011 is rogue security application, similar to Internet Security 2010, Security essentials 2010, Security essentials 2011 etc., Once installed, this scareware produces frequent fake security warnings about non-existent malware and network intrusions. This rogue software pops up a security alert and blocks execution of legitimate programs. The fake security alerts come in a ...
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Antivirus Clean 2011 Removal and Analysis
2011-04-23 06:03:00
Antivirus Clean 2011 is a fraudulent security software that displays fake Windows warning messages about non-existent malware infections to scare the victim to purchase a license. This scareware actually phishes for the credit card data instead of just scamming the user for a subscription. The secure payment page to which the user is taken on ...
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Malware runs even in safe mode ? Cleaning Malware
2011-04-01 12:58:00
Yes! malware can even run in safe mode and safe mode with networking. A common devious method is to inject a malware process into legitimate Windows processes like userinit.exe, explorer.exe etc., These processes are loaded as part of the core drivers and services that Windows loads during a safe mode boot. … [visit site to ...
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MS Removal Tool Removal and Analysis
2011-03-29 15:16:00
MS Removal Tool is similar in design and behavior to the System Tool rogue. It uses yellow system alert messages to get itself installed. MS Removal Tool blocks execution of most programs and Windows administrative tasks like Task Manager, Command prompt, Registry editor etc., presumably to protect itself and at the same time to scare ...
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Find and Remove SpyEye Banking Trojan
2011-03-28 09:30:00
SpyEye banking trojan first made its appearance about a year back as a competitor to what is till then known as the king of all bots Zeus/Zbot. Security researchers believe that both bots have now joined hands to prey upon online banking users world-wide. … [visit site to read more] Author: Shanmuga Copyright © 2005 ...
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Recommended Reads ? 26 March 2011
2011-03-26 14:30:00
FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab: An overview of Rustock – “As you might have seen in the news, the largest spam botnet, Rustock, was recently taken down in a collaborated, coordinated way. All parties involved were bound by a sealed federal lawsuit against the John Doe’s involved, but now that … [visit site to read more] ...
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CleanThis Removal and Analysis
2011-03-23 06:07:00
CleanThis scareware uses the Fake Security Essentials Alert to download itself on to the victim’s computer. Once installed, this rogue software proceeds to restart the system automatically, on restart access to the desktop is completely blocked. Taskbar is hidden, right click is disabled and the fake scan is run identifying non-existent malware. You cannot close ...
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Sysinternals Antivirus Removal and Analysis
2010-06-07 08:37:00
Sysinternals Antivirus is a malicious and fraudulent scareware program that uses fake Windows Security Center and fake Windows system alerts to warn the gullible users about non-existent malware infections and try to scam money out of the victims. … [visit site to read more] Advt Limited period offer! 15% off Norton AntiVirus 2010 Offer Expires ...
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Protection Center Removal and Analysis
2010-06-05 08:29:00
Protection Center is a new fraudulent, malicious and fake anti-spyware program that attempts to cheat gullible users to purchase a subscription for itself. This program will simulate a scan of your system at every start-up and lists fake malware infections and produces a variety of genuine looking Windows system alerts that makes it difficult to ...
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Antispyware Soft Removal and Analysis
2010-05-11 07:37:00
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
2010-05-10 09:59:00
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
2010-05-05 14:09:00
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. … [visit site to read more] Advt ...
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A-fast Antivirus Analysis and Removal
2010-05-04 15:54:00
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?
2010-05-04 15:51:00
"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 ...
Glype proxy may not cloak your identity
2010-05-04 15:40:00
"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. … [visit site to read more] Advt Limited period offer! Save 10% on Kaspersky AntiVirus 2010 – Coupon ...
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Cannot visit Security Websites ? Cleaning Malware
2010-04-24 07:43:00
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
2010-04-21 20:31:00
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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Free Kaspersky Virus Removal Software
2009-09-22 04:41:00
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 ...
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Microsoft unveils shield for critical Windows flaw
2009-09-21 08:13:00
"With attack code that exploits a critical unpatched bug in Windows likely to go public soon, Microsoft wants users to run an automated tool that disables the vulnerable component. The bug in SMB (Server Message Block) 2, a Microsoft-made network file- and print-sharing protocol that ships with Windows, affects Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and ...
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Malware Defensive Techniques Will Evolve as Security Arms Race Continues
2009-09-21 08:06:00
"While the majority of malware attacks stick to tried and true methods, malware authors are getting better at being stealthy and finding ways to fight back against the security pros trying to thwart them. A well-known example of this is the Conficker worm disabling anti-virus updates by blocking infected computers from accessing the Web sites ...
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Total Security 2009 (System Security) Analysis and Removal
2009-09-21 07:25:00
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
2009-09-19 07:38:00
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 ...
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Why virus writers are turning to open source
2009-09-19 05:26:00
"Malware developers are going open source in an effort to make their malicious software more useful to fraudsters. By giving criminal coders free access to malware that steals financial and personal details, the malicious software developers are hoping to expand the capabilities of old Trojans. … [visit site to read more] You may also like to ...
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Microsoft sues scareware scammers
2009-09-19 05:11:00
"Microsoft filed lawsuits against five companies Thursday, accusing them of using malicious advertisements to trick victims into installing software on their computers. The company is suing DirectAd Solutions, Soft Solutions, qiweroqw.com, ote2008.info and ITmeter, saying that these companies have used ads… … [visit site to read more] You may also like to read Microsoft unveils shield for ...
Antivirus Plus Analysis and Removal
2009-09-17 13:44:00
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
2009-09-14 13:51:00
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 and ...
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SaveKeeper Analysis and Removal
2009-09-12 07:50:00
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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