Archive for June, 2008

MsMVPs server down

As some of you may have noticed, this blog was not accessable for the last several days … let’s just say they had some issues that needed attention … hopefully everything has been addressed and sorry for any inconvience …

Beware of bogus Flash Error

Landing on the following site the visitor is presented with a totally bogus “Flash ActiveX Object Error” … Folks there is no such error … don’t fall for these scams … otherwise you’ll end up with what Kaspersky describes asTrojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.bgn … although not very well detected as yet – VirusTotal results here … As usual […]

Another bogus scanner site

Landing on the following site … a bogus scan is shown and then guess what? … you’re infected (so they say!) …The only way you get infected is if you fall for this scam … As you can see from the “Information Bar” they try to automatically download a “.cab” file … then if you do […]

MVPS HOSTS File Update June-05-2008

The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [June-05-2008] Download: (157 kb) How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS file HOSTS File – Frequently Asked Questions Note: the “text” version makes a great resource for determining possible culprits … (681 kb) Sign up for HOSTS file update notices