Archive for July, 2007

Malware from Adult Cartoon sites

It looks like everybody is getting in on the act … Landing on alivegirls(dot)com the visitor is prompted with (how many times have we seen this?) Which leads to enhancevideos(dot)com yet another Trojan.Codec infection. Sadly there are several other related sites that use this same method of infection … playing the sound in the background […]

Clickzs promoting Malware

Clickzs (Netsaits BV) a “website traffic monitoring” service is directly involved in promoting Malware. As you can see below their links redirect to known Malware (Trojan.Zlob/Codec) sites. cz4.clickzs.com/tgp.php?pussye&75&CJ1&free3xmovies.com/movies/hardcore/index.php?id=464redirects to:hxxp://free3xmovies.com/movies/hardcore/index.php?id=464 cz4.clickzs.com/tgp.php?pussye&75&CJ1&wxw.bigvideosonline.com/index.php?id=464&style=blueredirects to:hxxp://wxw.bigvideosonline.com/index.php?id=464&style=blue cz4.clickzs.com/tgp.php?pussye&75&CJ1&wxw.x-ratedclips.com/5sv/mix6/s1g1/gallery6.php?id=464redirects to:hxxp://wxw.x-ratedclips.com/5sv/mix6/s1g1/gallery6.php?id=464 As you can see the redirects are all to the same Malware related sites. These sites are all rated red by SiteAdvisor, […]

BitTorrent users Beware!

“BitTorrent is a method of distributing large amounts of data (P2P) widely without the original distributor incurring the entire costs of hardware, hosting and bandwidth resources.” [Full Wikipedia description here] Seems the Cash4Downloads folks have teamed up with CidHelp (C2Media/LOP) to distribute “free software” for users looking for BitTorrent programs. So let’s see what they […]

Is Microsoft getting into the Adware business?

Folks if Microsoft ever develops this, it will be game over for users that believe that Adware is a Security/Privacy risk. Hopefully someone at Microsoft will come to their senses before they cause a riot! “Overall, the software is like adware that figures out what ads to display based on files on the hard drive […]

MVPS HOSTS File Update 07-08-07

The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [07-08-07]http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm Download: hosts.zip (141 kb)http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS filehttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts2.htm HOSTS File – Frequently Asked Questionshttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hostsfaq.htm Note: the “text” version makes a great resourcefor determining possible culprits … (595 kb)http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt Sign up for HOSTS file update noticeshttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm#contribute

Is Micro Bill Systems legit or Ransomware

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the tactics of Micro Bill Systems. Is their software legit or does it hold your PC hostage and use scare tactics to bully you into paying for access to their (adult) sites? From their “Terms and Conditions”12.5 If You choose to ignore the payment reminders and […]

LimeWire and Media Usage Rights Acquisition

I saw several messages posted on Forums relating to “LimeWire and Media Usage Rights Acquisition”. While LimeWire is Adware/Spyware free, the files you download (P2P) may not be … I’m a real novice on Limewire, so I’m hoping you will excuse me if this is a dumb question. I downloaded a track and tried to […]

When Advertisers distort the Truth

XSC Incorporated displays the following about their products … doesn’t sound so bad? … or does it? Well let’s see … browsing over to “smutvidoftheday(dot)com” we find an offer of free videos every day. Oh really … Somehow I never related “Contextual Advertising” to the description that NOD32 shows. McAfee’s SiteAdvisor also found that you […]

Firefox Users Beware

Firefox users beware … Zango and Trojan.Codec malware pushers want your browser … landing on “sex(dot)stylishvideo(dot)com” the viewer is presented with the following … The bogus message that you need to install “Media Codec” is a typical Trojan.Zlob infection, Trojan-Downloader.Zlob.Media-Codec often silently downloads and installs rogue security programs such as SpywareQuake, SpyFalcon and WinAntivirusPro, but […]

Dangerous Searches

Over at Exploit Prevention Labs they have been detailing the dangers of certain search terms. So I thought I’d see what they were talking about … “Googling” up on of their terms, and well sure enough the third link finds a innocent site that has been hacked and some dangerous malware injected … What we […]