Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I've Got Great News!!

The RSS Reader that is. I was turned onto this reader by one of my forum mods, MysyeryFCM. And I love it. The feeder is called Great News and since I installed it, it's saving me tons of time, checking over 80 feeds in just a few seconds. Check the link out, give it a try........oh, and did I say it's free?? Yup, free.

Paperghost Asks, We All Want To Know

Well it seems Paperghost has seen fit to examine the contents of the latest 180Delusions press release and raise some other interesting questions which he is so adept at.

This I'm sure has their spin doctors in hyperdrive trying to explain what they really meant, or will it be what they thought they meant? Or maybe it will be what they thought the zealots want? Or maybe......well just follow the link. Read On Here

Monday, February 20, 2006

18oSolutions Caught Yet Again

Ben Edelman exposes yet another one of 180Solutions unauthorized installs. Will their madness ever end? Read More Here

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Friday, February 17, 2006

Off Topic: Olympic Winner Adware Scammer

It has come to the attention of sports fan across the globe, that a recent Gold medal winner in Torino's Winter Olympics is\was an adware scam artist. Read More & Follow Links

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

SpyFalcon Screenshots

Nick posted some of the fake screenshots that SpyFalcon uses to trick the unknowing.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Saturday, February 11, 2006

SpyFalcon Fix Now Available

The latest clone of SpyAxe\SpywareStrike, SpyFalcon is now included for targeting by the SpyAxe\SpywareStrike SmithRem fix. An extra step has been added to deal with the extra files. You can find the modified fix here

Friday, February 10, 2006

Winfixer: Using Spoofed Windows Pop-Up

Winfixer is now using Windows Live Safety Center spoof pop-up, which then prompts to install the product. Read More @ Sunbelt Blog

ASC Hosts Spyware Workshop

The Anti-Spyware Coalition held it's first public workshop this past week in Washington, DC. Lots of our favorite spyware researchers were present. Read about some of the highlights here

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Freedownloadhq Follow Up

In a follow up to my first mention of Freedownloadhq, the gang at SiteAdvisor have posted a detailed account of the non-existent customer service they have encountered. Amazing how sites like this stay in business, but if we all spread the word, perhaps they will be taken down for the count, or, at the very least, have a significant decrease in traffic. Read More Here

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

SpyAxe\SpywareStrike Clone: SpyFalcon

UPDATED FEB 9: Files found, MD5s also, along with info from Castle Cops

Newly found by Sunbelt Software the latest SpyAxe\SpywareStrike is called SpyFalcon. It too installs without the users consent via exploits. Add the domains to your block lists. Read More Here

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

New SpyAxe Variant?

UPDATE FEB 8: It appears that Sunbelt Counterspy has it listed And Ewido may also be cleaning it, per a comment over at SWI bootcamp, by Calamity Jane.

New variant of SpyAxe: Alphacleaner. Possible files involved:

shell***.exe and intell***.exe

***=random numbers

Stay Tuned.

Webroot: Spyware Up, Not Down

UPDATED FEB 7 6:40 PM MST

Their researcher's year long findings dispute recent university research findings, instead indicating spyware tripled in 2005. Read More Here

Monday, February 06, 2006

Freedownloadhq: Rip Off Site!!!

It takes a lot of balls to charge unsuspecting users for free apps readily available from other sites all over the Net. But FreeDownloadHQ does just that, and worse Read More Here

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Vundo\Winfixer\Virtuamundo Fix Updated

UPDATE FEB 4: New variant has just been added for removal

Direct from the creator, Atribune, the latest fix for the Vundo\Winfixer\Virtumundo infection. It's best if you have been told by an experienced HJT analyst that you have this specific infection before running this tool. Atribune's Fix

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Hoster v3.0 Hosts File Manager

UPDATE FEB 4: Hoster is now Final Release

Excellent, easy to use hosts file manager to manage your hosts file. Prevent known malicious sites from loading and block lots of ad server sites. Latest version: Hoster vRC3.0 Read More & Direct DL