Archive for February, 2009

Bogus Video Decryption Tool

Landing on the following site the visitor is presented with a (bogus) message:These Malware writers sure have a vivid imagination when it comes to messages to fool the public … As you can see you are redirected to “xp-police-09” for the download … which my AV (NOD32) blocked … Also on the same IP block … we find yet […]

pcbutts1 now serving up Malware?

Recently I was advised of a new site ( that is redirecting to pcbutts1 .com … which I have mentioned before, due to the fact that it was a rip-off of my HOSTS file … as well as many other files that Butts falsely lays claim to … Let’s take a “Google” look … shall […]

MyWebSearch goes Hardcore Adult

Sometimes while researching you end in in some surprising places … Clicking the above Google search link … look what we find!  (Image edited) MyWebSearch (MyFunCards) using the Microsoft format for an Information Bar prompt … can’t you people come up with anything better that copying someone else’s idea? … Anyway look at the type of […]

How Malware is invading YouTube

While researching several codec type sites I happened to notice several links to YouTube for these sites Although the video itself is safe to view … notice the highlighted link to “view the full video” … These are teaser videos to get you to click the link … and you guessed it = infected … […]

A double-wammy fake PornTube site

Landing on the following site not only prompts you with a fake “video decoder” … look at the fake Antivirus scanner that tries to trick the visitor into thinking they are infected … well you will be if you click either of these … As usual this download is not very well detected … VirusTotal […]

MVPS HOSTS File Update February-11-2009

The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [February-11-2009] 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 … (597 kb) Sign up for HOSTS file update notices