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Posted by on Sep 01 2015, 02:43 PM
Network packet analyzer or Online Ad Scanner are the names for the same potentially unwanted program, or PUP, that is installed by free software you download from the Internet. When installed, this program will configure itself to automatically start when you login to Windows. Once running, Network Packet Analyzer will run in the background and constantly connect to various sites on the Internet. When it connects to the site, it will actually play the videos and advertisements found on the web page, but will do so in the background so that you do not see them on your screen. This constant downloading ...

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Posted by on Aug 28 2015, 10:52 AM
As reported earlier this week, Dr.Web has been able to decrypt TorrentLocker files for quite some time, but only for licensed customers. It appears they have also offered this service to their distributors and partners in order to help their clients. In the past, the distributors and partners that we have seen promoting this decryption service have been offering it for free. Today, a member notified us that a web site based out of Spain is advertising these same services for 165 to 225 Euros depending on the particular victim.A web site based out of Spain appears to be offering TorrentLocker and Crypt0L0cker ...

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Posted by on Aug 25 2015, 10:07 AM
Microsoft announced yesterday the availability of the public beta of Cortana for Android. Cortana is a digital personal assistant that is bundled with Windows 10 and is similar to Siri and Google Now. Using Cortana you are able to speak commands that will schedule appointments, launch applications, or search for information. Offering Cortana on other mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS makes sense as the various companies gear up for the war to gain the most users in the digital personal assistant market. Source: Microsoft.comUses can download the Cortana app for Android at this link. ...

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Posted by on Aug 21 2015, 04:30 PM
It appears that for the past 4 months, Dr.Web has been quietly decrypting TorrentLocker encrypted files for their paid customers. I am not going to begrudge a company for trying to make money off their hard work and would have happily referred victim's to their site to purchase a $30 USD license if it could get their files back. What I find strange, though, is the complete lack of public information about their ability to decrypt the files and their refusal to respond to queries by myself and other members of the security community. Previous Analysis of the ransomware shows that each victim has its own unique ...

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Posted by on Aug 21 2015, 12:08 PM
Overlook is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, that is commonly bundled with other downloads. When installed, Overlook does not create any Start Menu shortcuts or Desktop icons. In fact, the only way you would know it's installed is that you may find it listed in the Uninstall Programs control panel. What you will notice, though, are numerous symptoms of your computer not operating correctly.

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Posted by on Aug 21 2015, 10:48 AM
iDeals Shopping Optimizer is an adware program that opens up web sites in web browser tabs without your permission or redirects you to site that you did not request. It does this through an Internet Explorer browser helper objects or other browser extension that is automatically loaded when you start your browser. Once started, Shopping Optimizer will monitor when you click on a web link and then redirect you to a different site than the one you requested. While a browser is open, it will also routinely open new tabs in the background that display various web sites. Some of the web sites that were ...

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Posted by on Aug 20 2015, 06:52 PM
TermTrident is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and TermTrident will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ad by TermTrident, Brought by TermTrident, or TermTrident Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The TermTrident adware will also display pop-up ads that ...

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Posted by on Aug 16 2015, 06:38 PM
RapidReader is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and RapidReader will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ad by RapidReader, Brought by RapidReader, or RapidReader Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The RapidReader adware will also display pop-up ads that ...

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Posted by buddy215 on Aug 14 2015, 06:19 PM
SOURCE: Exclusive: Russian antivirus firm faked malware to harm rivals - Ex-employees     QUOTE a bit: Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the largest security companies in the world, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, tried to damage rivals in the marketplace by tricking their antivirus software programs into classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former employees. They said the secret campaign targeted Microsoft Corp , AVG Technologies NV , Avast Software and other rivals, fooling some of them into deleting or disabling important files on their customers' PCs. Some of the attacks ...

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Posted by on Aug 06 2015, 05:13 PM
TermCoach is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and TermCoach will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ad by TermCoach, Brought by TermCoach, or TermCoach Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The TermCoach adware will also display pop-up ads that appear in a new browser ...

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