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Smart Guard Protection is a scareware program from the Rogue.WinWebSec family of computer infections. This program is classified as scareware because it displays fake security alerts, fake scan results, and does not allow you to run your normal applications. This program is distributed through hacked web sites that exploit vulnerabilities on your computer and as Trojans disguised as a program necessary to view an online video.
Windows Activity Booster is a scareware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered scareware because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and does not allow you to access your legitimate Windows applications. Windows Activity Booster is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer without ...
The Nationzoom.com adware is a browser hijacker that is bundled with certain free programs that you can download off of the Internet. This adware is considered a browser hijacker because it changes your web browser's home page and default search provider to nationzoom.com without your permission. Furthermore, this adware will append the argument http://www.nationzoom.com/?type=hp&ts=&from=tugs&uid= to various web browser shortcuts and sometimes non-internet related programs. This causes the nationzoom.com web page to open when you launch one of these hijacked shortcuts. Unfortunately, there is no Uninstall ...
Nearly 2MM (million) accounts have been hacked including ADP which is one of the largest providers of comprehensive payroll and employee benefits services."Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords...compromising accounts at Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo and ADP."Article Dec 4, 2013 from CNN Money here2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hackThe author, Jose Pagliery, said Trustwave notified the above-named companies of the breach. According to the article, '(Miller) said the team doesn't yet know how the virus got onto so many personal computers. The hackers set up the keylogging ...
Scorpion Saver is an adware program that is commonly bundled with other free programs that you download off of the Internet. Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed Scorpion Saver without your knowledge. Scorpion Saver is advertised as a program that displays coupons for sites you are visiting and competitive prices when you are viewing product pages at sites like Amazon. Though this may sound like a useful service, the program can be intrusive and will display ads whether you want them to or not. ...
AntiVirus Plus 2014 is a scareware program from the Rogue.WinPCDefender family of rogue anti-spyware programs. This program is classified as a rogue because it deliberately displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and prevents you from running programs in Windows. This program is promoted through fake online antimalware scanners and as a program required to view online videos. Once installed, AntiVirus Plus 2014 will automatically scan your computer and then state that there are numerous infections on your computer. If you attempt to remove any of these so-called infections it will ...
Windows Warding Module is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it does not allow you to access your Windows desktop, automatically terminates legitimate applications, and displays false scan results and security alerts that are designed to scare you into purchasing the program. This program will also be configured to start automatically before your Windows desktop is shown, which makes your computer unusable until the infection is removed. Windows Warding Module is distributed through ...
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