Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fake virustotal.com website leading to malware

With over 200.000 of submissions per day, http://www.virustotal.com is the greatest online scanner for malware and dubious URL’s. All the major antivirus engines are combined in a very fast and free service, giving a more accurate idea about the character of a submitted file — malware or not, much more accurate than a single antivirus and thus it has a huge number of visitors aka submitters. This was speculated recently by malicious persons in a spreading malware attempt. They were created a fake virustotal.com website, a so called “clone”. The “clones”, fake websites of well-known websites are intensively used by hackers to trick the visitors and provoke them to introduce …

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XP Home Security 2011 fake antivirus removal

We are assisting nowadays at a proliferation of the fake antiviruses, the things flows as in a bourse depending on demands and offers. More and more advanced new computer viruses come out everyday, people hear about them and as a result there is an increased demand for antivirus software, a good thing maybe you will say but that’s exactly the thing that malefic virus creators tries to speculate. So, I think it’s a good idea to talk about XP Home Security 2011 fake antivirus¬†removal. Spreading fake antiviruses, fake antimalware or fake antispyware become a profitable business. It’s about the same family of fake antiviruses even if the names differs : …

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Scam websites and email spam

Spamming emails with advertising messages is the prefered way of the unscrupulous marketers to conduct their business, it has the big advantage that there is a guarantee that somebody will read their emails. Spamming emails become a whole industry, there are groups focused only on harvesting valid tens of thousands of email addresses; after that they can sell them to unethical marketers for good money or spam these email addresses with advertising messages, depending of what type of orders they take. For example if someone who is registering using his email address for a fake anti malware software free license, it’s in danger to have passed the email address to …

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Another new trojan computer virus in the wild

As not being many enough, it seems a new trojan computer virus written in Delphi programming language was born and now is circulating free on cyberspace. The author of this trojan claims that it have a very little foot print on the infected systems and has a very low detection rate according to novirusthanks.org, see report. I’ve scanned it at novirusthanks.org because at the time of written this virustotal.com was temporarily out of service. In fact the detections are the results of the heuristic analysis, the trojan has not yet a name and a signature in antivirus databases. This new trojan uses a less common configuration: while the most virus …

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