I actually hate when I need to talk about things like these, but what can you do, if you’re running a blog on computer security and stuff, and you need to overview the most “popular” computer infections too, eh? In this case, I suppose I need to say a work or two about Antivirus Security Pro. Once you scroll down to the image that gives you an idea how this infection’s interface looks like, you will be able to tell at once that the program has something to do with Attentive Antivirus I wrote about a month ago. Well, you don’t need to be a genius to get it, because it’s plain obvious – Antivirus Security Pro is a direct close of Attentive Antivirus.
I always wonder as to how these rogue creators (because well duh – Antivirus Security Pro is a fake antivirus program, meaning it’s rogue antispyware, meaning it aims for your money, run for your lives~!) manage to spew one application after another, all so similar, and still all aiming for the exactly same thing. I mean, if you get into trap once, there’s no way in the world, you’d get there again, right? Continue reading →
Well, WordPress, are you gonna block me again? Are you? Are you?
Can you believe it? My blog got blocked the other day!! Supposedly I can’t make posts about such things as Attentive Antivirus and such. I don’t get it. It’s not like I’m spreading malicious content or anything. It’s like I have antis or something. Why do people hate me 😦
Well, anyways, I’ve worked really long and hard to get this blog going, and it’s not that popular or anything, but it would be a great shame to let it all to waste, so here! Another post about rogues!!
I’ve actually been familiar with WinWebSec infections for quite some time now. I’ve known them long before they changed their interface. I mean, if you take a look at Attentive Antivirus’ interface I posted up there, you can see it’s blue. I’ve actually covered the older versions of these fake antivirus programs before, like System Care Antivirus and so, but you know, apart from the fact that their interface changed from light pink to light blue, there’s not much different really.Continue reading →
I guess we can’t avoid all these “browser hijackers” these days. But there’s one thing I don’t get – if you install it on your computer yourself, how come you say it’s a browser hijacker? I know I titled this entry “Monstermarketplace”, but I suppose I can rant just about any “browser hijacker” there is. You want to remove Monstermarketplace from your computer? How about avoiding it in the first place? One of the main reasons behind this infection is constant freeware downloads. You know how people often download various games and free programs they encounter online? Well, here’s a news flash for you – most of them are bundled with random files that can go as far as change your browser settings.
I mean, take Monstermarketplace for example – it definitely gets installed on the computer along with freeware by a negligent users. It actually makes me cry in frustration, because it is so EASY to avoid various infections just by reading the installation wizard carefully. But well, anyways. Monstermarketplace is in your PC. What does it do? It changes browser settings and redirects you to monstermarketplace.com. If the infected user is an avid online shopper perhaps such a browser modification will not surprise him/her, but I would be vexed to death – MY BROWSER WHY YOU MODIFY MY BROWSER!! Continue reading →
I wrote about PortaldoSites the other day, and now here’s another browser hijacker that actually does exactly the same thing. So you may ask, why bother? That, my friends is a very good question, and the answer to it is that some users consider Qone8.com to be a reliable (!) search engine, which is obviously not the case. This website is a browser hijacker, because it changes your home page without your permission. Although it seems to perform regular search engine services and functions, the fact that it settles down on your browser without your permission is a huge no-no.
The site itself does not host malware or anything like that, but we are more concerned with what it can lead you, if you end up using its search engine service. For example, Qone8.com could be related to commercial third-party advertisements. What’s wrong with ads, you may ask. Don’t they help you find out the things you need? Yes, sure. As long as they are not related to computer malware, but Qone8.com is usually not responsible for the third party ads that are displayed through it, so it might be as well that you end up being infected with malware if you click on any of these advertisements. Continue reading →
Hey! Remember Disk Antivirus Professional? I wrote about it in February, and I think I mentioned that it’s not the last we’re seeing of WinWebSec rogues this year. Well, due to my busy schedule I actually missed one (AVASoft Antivirus Professional), and look at this – WinWebSec rogue for 2013 No. 3 – System Care Antivirus. What does this fake antivirus program do different from its predecessors? Nothing much. Just like other infections from the same group System Care Antivirus blocks exe files, performs a fake system scan, spams you with fake security notifications and blocks Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers.
However, System Care Antivirus leaves Internet Explorer be. Why is that? Well, simple – the rogue needs to have a way how to lure your money out of you, because this is the only reason why the rogue enters your computer. I know that System Care Antivirus looks like a decent computer security program, but you know, this is the main idea behind this entire scan – convince you that the program you see is a genuine one, and it really wants to protect your system from harm. Continue reading →
W00t! The first batch of Ukash Viruses for 2013 is here! Now aren’t they lovely?^^ Actually, absolutely not. And here I thought that perhaps ransomware infections would dwindle out of existence with the news that Spanish police arrested ransomware gang, but of course not. Now we have things like ICSPA Virus ruining our mood, and the problem is that it’s the same old threat, with a new face, meaning – ABSOLUTELY ANNOYING.
So what do we know about ICSPA Virus? Well, we are sure of the fact that this ransomware infection is distributed by Urausy Trojan. Also, it’s not exactly the infection name, as much as an alias, because there are several new Ukash infections that have the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance logo plastered on their interfaces, and so it makes poor users think that (ack!) they are busted because their computers are locked by some huge international cyber security organization. Here’s a news flash for you – the original ICSPA has NOTHING to do with the infection. You have been FOOLED. Continue reading →
I know one thing for sure – I ever wanted a professional computer protection, I sure wouldn’t choose Disk Antivirus Professional. This is the first fake antivirus program from Braviax family to hit computers in 2013. Back in 2012 we have seen quite enough of those washed-out pink interfaces with Live Security Platinum and System Progressive Protection terrorizing everyone they could put their nasty hands on. So, as you can already tell, Disk Antivirus Professional is a new version of the fake AVs that infected countless computers last year. And you know, even if you did happen to get infected with it, try your best to avoid getting ripped off, because that’s the reason why Disk Antivirus Professional is there.
As you might know already, a fake antivirus program does not need your permission to get installed onto your computer. So it’s not surprising that Disk Antivirus Professional does not prompt you about the ongoing installation at all. It also performs specific changes in the Registry that allows it to auto-start whenever you turn on your computer. So, once your operating system boots up, Disk Antivirus Professional springs into action and starts performing a fake system scan. During the scan, it “finds” such infections as: Continue reading →