MalwareBy Gina on May 25, 2011 | Malware
It seems like scammers are not resting and creating new family of rogues that gains to force users into believing their “legitimacy”. As common for malware it spreads via trojan horses that come to the system through their flaws. Basic things these rogue programs do, they try to convince users’ that their computer is severely compromised. Malware imitates computer scans and displays fictitious pop-ups that usually claim user’s PC is infected by mass of various viruses. Read more.By Gina on May 4, 2011 | Malware
Apple's Mac OS X has been targeted with so called rogue MAC Defender program. It pretends to be a legitimate computer protection application.This tricky and annoying fake antivirus program will create fabricated warning messages that will confuse user. These security alerts state user’s computer is compromised and needs to be cleaned with “registered” version of the application. For this user will be asked to hand over their credit card details. Read more.By Gina on March 29, 2011 | Malware
Recently, new way of spreading malware has been found. This time users may be infected via Spotify which displays malicious advertisements to their free version. Streaming music service Spotify markets Windows Recovery fake computer security software. Displayed rogue security warnings lead computer victims to website that uses the Blackhole Exploit Kit to infect PC users with malicious Windows Recovery program. Read more.By Gina on February 28, 2011 | Malware
We have already talked about the family of rogues that usually are well organized and spread across the web time after time. Recently, cybercriminals released new army of fake anti-spyware applications that should scare people and force them into purchasing “registered” versions of programs.It seems like rogue security software for different OS worked pretty good for cybercriminals last time , so they created a new rogue army that also targets altered operating systems. Read more.By Gina on January 27, 2011 | Malware
Malware seems to be usual thing on Internet. Computer users are no longer surprised by them; however, they are very annoyed when they get fake anti-spyware tool on their PC. As we already gave guidelines of how to get rid of rogue security programs for different OS and other fictitious computer protection software family that makes users’ lives impossible, we would like to pay your attention to new rogue security software family that seems to be spreading quickly across the web as well. Read more.