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] Download: (144 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 … (604 kb) Sign up for HOSTS file update notices

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][ –]  try-count .net #[Javascript.Exploit] # [Netplace][AS41947][ –]  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 […]