Archive for November, 2008

Bogus Streaming Video Prompt

Landing on the following site the visitor is presented with yet another bogus prompt … Naturally they have rigged all the links on the page to only play sound files … this way some users are tricked into installing this bogus “streaming video player” … which is not what you actually get … be careful […]

MVPS HOSTS File Update November-25-2008

The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [November-25-2008]http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm Download: hosts.zip (144 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 … (604 kb)http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt Sign up for HOSTS file update noticeshttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/updates.htm

How many Trojans does it take?

How many Trojans or malicious files does it take before someone takes action to shut down some of these sites … that’s something I was asking myself while checking some of the entries in my HOSTS file thru Google’s SafeBrowser Diagnostic … # [Netplace][AS41947][77.91.229.32 - 77.91.229.47]77.91.229.38  try-count .net #[Javascript.Exploit] # [Netplace][AS41947][77.91.229.48 - 77.91.229.63]77.91.229.55  v2statscount .net […]

Why Fraudware is so rampant

I’ve mentioned several times about the explosion of malicious sites that hosts Fraudware … mainly bogus Antispyware programs … one of the main reasons is that the various “ICANN Registrars” continue to register domains that are from known criminal enterprises … They just seem to turn a blind-eye toward the “Registrant” (domain owner) even though they […]