Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Latest SmithFraud Variant

Still yet another new SmithFraud variant found: C:\WINDOWS\system32\higjxe.dll"<<<<---new


Read More Here

Sunday, May 28, 2006

New SmithFraud Variant Found

Another variant found, Siri SmithFraudFix updated:

Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler] "{f5947202-e9cb-4a72-88e7-22f2cbd2b124}"="chenopodiaceae"

@="C:\WINDOWS\System32\bolnyz.dll" <<<<---new file


Friday, May 26, 2006

PG Scores 180 On Botnet

PG finds yet another instance of a rogue 180Delusions affiliates. But this time they are distributing the software via a botnet!! When will the madness end? Read More Here

Monday, May 22, 2006

Whacky IM Malware

IM malware installs its own browser without consent. Crazy style of infection plays music too! Read More Here

Thursday, May 18, 2006

New SmithFraud Variants

Three new SmithFraud variants found this week. Read More Here

180Solutions Invades MySpace With Zango

Well it seems that the scum over at 180Solutions have figured a way to nestle their crapware into MySpace.

It's amazing that the most notoriously infamous adware pushing company can get their stuff added to so many huge sites.

How is it that the people who approve these deals don't know about them? Maybe there is a stronger element behind it? Maybe the VC groups that back these scumbags at 180 have connections far beyond the basic hallways and inner circles of affiliate worlds.

How else could you explain it? Read More Here

Friday, May 12, 2006

FF or IE Get Specific Infection

Browser dependant malware payloads give users tailored infections. Read More Here

Don't Trust All Search Results

SiteAdvisor and Ben Edelman join forces to show that search engine results can lead to some unwanted malware being DLed to your machine. Read More Here

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Warner Bros Partner With 180Solutions?

Warner Bros today announced a partnership with 180Solutions. Yes, that's right, the people who have brought you all sorts of wonderful entertainment have joined forces with the people who have brought you all sorts of......adware, popups, unethical installs, excuses and in another case, even child porn, via the wonderful world of their affiliates. Read some about it here in the forums.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

E-cards For Mom....& Malware?

Before you send Mom that e-card, you better read about what else she may get along with the pleasant sentiments....some not to pleasant malware. Read More Here

Thursday, May 04, 2006

2 Rogue Anti-Spyware Vendors Hit By FTC

FTC has fined one anti-spyware rogue $4Million dollars and barred another from collecting users info. Read More Here

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

New EULA Tool From SpywareGuide

My good friend Wayne Porter of SpywareGuide, FaceTime and ReveNews has a new product he is touting, an EULA Analyzer. While this is not necessarily a new idea, I'm certain it will be tic above any other analyzers currently available. Read more about it here in our forum.