Archive for May, 2008

Want a Trojan.Zlob with your fake scan results?

It’s amazing the lengths these culprits will go to … landing on the following site not only do you get a fake spyware scan, you can also get a version of Trojan.Zlob at the same time … The fake scanner redirects to “antivirus-scanonline” from my last post, and the bogus “video decoder” is a variant […]

Another fake scanner site

Landing on the following site the visitor is presented with a fake scan which displays that you are infected … As you can see the “Information Bar” has blocked the automatic download … and prompted the user … The highlighted (in red) was the auto download … if you proceed they also try to get […]

MVPS HOSTS File Update May-18-2008

The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [April-22-2008]http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm Download: hosts.zip (157 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 resource for determining possible culprits … (684 kb)http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt Sign up for HOSTS file update noticeshttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/updates.htm

Another round of Chinese hackers

Seems like every day now there is another report of sites being hacked by various methods … many are Chinese related.Much to my surprise when I ran a scan at LinkScanner” … it produced the following prompt … As I’ve mentioned many times before any time you see that prompt it always relates to Exploits … […]

Texas Charges Nexusmedia Deceived Web Users

Nexusmedia charged with failing to inform consumers about spyware downloads“Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott charged a Colorado software business with selling screensavers that were bundled with adware or spyware. Further, although the defendants promised child-safe screensavers, their products commonly included images of unclothed women” … [full story here] “However, Friday‚Äôs enforcement action charges McLaughlin with […]

Get your Trojan.Codec in FullHD 1080

Well I must say they sure are creative … now you can get your Trojan.Codec in FullHD 1080 … imagine that! Or maybe you would prefer a Trojan (Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Peregar.cf) in Dolby 5.1 surround sound? … yeah right! … The download for this is pretty well detected (Result: 23/31 (74.2%) VirusTotal results here …