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Image via Flickr user alancleaver_2000 According to some security experts, Lizamoon is the most successful SQL injection attack ever witnessed.  During its short lifespan it has already compromised hundreds of thousands of websites.  While reports vary on the number of … Continue reading

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By Alan Lee – PC Tools Malware Research Team With all the fake security applications out there, you’d think we’d have learned our lesson by now–but not so.  Fake security applications, commonly known as FakeAVs, continue to be effective and … Continue reading

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By Steve Espino – PC Tools Malware Research Team Palladium Pro is a fake antivirus program that displays fake malware alerts on PCs in order to make unsuspecting users think that their computer has been infected by malware. Palladium Pro … Continue reading

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Antivirus.NET may sound like a legitimate website or program, but it’s far from it.  It’s essentially a newer version of previous rogue anti-virus software such as Antivirus Scan, Antispyware Soft, and AV Security Suite.  The first reports of Antivirus.NET surfaced … Continue reading

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By Crescencio Reyes – PC Tools Malware Research Division A new rogue antivirus was recently reported which is part of the fake Security Essential rogue malware. When the binary is executed, it will show a splash screen which is displayed … Continue reading

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Author: Marianne Layador – PC Tools Malware Research Team Installation Method System Defragmenter is scam-ware that imitates a legitimate utility tool that will scan the system for hard drive and memory problems. It is installed through the typical method and … Continue reading

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By Steve Espino – PCTools Malware Research Team Windows Defence is a fake antivirus program that displays fake malware alerts on PCs in order to make unsuspecting users think that their computer has been infected by malware. Windows Defence is … Continue reading

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By Marianne Layador - PC Tools Malware Research Team Antivirus GT is another fake antivirus program originated from the same group of products as Personal Antivirus, Alpha Antivirus and Live Enterprise Suite, Live Security Suite. Like any other rogue, Antivirus GT … Continue reading

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By Mylene Villacorte – PCTools Malware Research Team Pursuant to the classic rouge security application modus operandi, Antivirus IS takes advantage of computer users’ fear and paranoia of getting infected by a worm or Trojan in order to persuade them … Continue reading

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By Crescencio Reyes – PC Tools Malware Research Team There has been an update to the current widespread Security Essential rogue malware. Like the previous variant, it still exhibits the same behavior. Upon running the binary, it will present you … Continue reading

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By Alan Lee – PC Tools Malware Research Center Security Essential is a rogue security application that attempts to falsely detect malware on victim’s computer and prompts victim to pay for removal of those false detections. What is interesting about … Continue reading

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Author: Alan  Lee – PC Tools malware research team Antimalware Doctor is a rogue security application that attempts to entice victims to pay for malware removal by falsely detecting malware on infected computers. Antimalware Doctor belongs to a family of … Continue reading

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Author: Alan  Lee – PC Tools malware research team Antivirus 2010 Security Centre is a rogue security application which uses fake detections to entice infected users to pay for the application which does not function or remove malware as intended. … Continue reading

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Antivirus protection is a necessity for anyone who is digitally active. Cybercriminals, ever the opportunists, understand this need and have come up with yet another way to steal your cash – using malware that poses as antivirus software. This type … Continue reading

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Same as we posted last week, Trojan.FakeAv continues to be one of the highest hitting families of malware prevented in the ThreatFire community again this week. And, because so many users continue using Windows XP, it is this variant of the family that … Continue reading

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