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Posted by on Dec 18 2014, 05:25 PM
A new tech support scam was discovered that not only locks your browser stating your computer may be infected, but also has a computer generated voice trying to scare you as well. Typically, browser support scams will display a text or graphical alert that states that your computer is infected, you should call a number, and then makes it difficult for you to close the window or navigate away from it. A new alert was discovered that takes it to the next level by also playing a computer generated voice that states the following: Important security message: Please call the number provided as soon ...

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Posted by on Dec 17 2014, 08:58 PM
AVLab Internet Security is a rogue anti-spyware programs from the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections. This infection is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it purposely displays fake scan results, false security warnings, hijacks your web browser, and does not allow you to run your legitimate Windows applications. This scareware is promoted through web sites that have been hacked with scripts that try to install the software by exploiting vulnerabilities on your computer. It is also promoted through Trojans that pretend to be legitimate programs that are required to view ...

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Posted by on Dec 16 2014, 10:40 AM
AVC Plus is a rogue anti-spyware programs from the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections. This infection is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it purposely displays fake scan results, false security warnings, hijacks your web browser, and does not allow you to run your legitimate Windows applications. This scareware is promoted through web sites that have been hacked with scripts that try to install the software by exploiting vulnerabilities on your computer. It is also promoted through Trojans that pretend to be legitimate programs that are required to view an online ...

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Posted by on Dec 12 2014, 12:15 PM
GuardBytes Plus is a rogue anti-spyware programs from the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections. This infection is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it purposely displays fake scan results, false security warnings, hijacks your web browser, and does not allow you to run your legitimate Windows applications. This scareware is promoted through web sites that have been hacked with scripts that try to install the software by exploiting vulnerabilities on your computer. It is also promoted through Trojans that pretend to be legitimate programs that are required to view an online ...

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Posted by on Dec 11 2014, 05:41 PM
A new ransomware has been released called KEYHolder that is from the same developers of CryptorBit. Like CryptorBit, this infection encrypts your data files and then demands a ransom of 1.5 bitcoins to get a decryptor for your files. Unfortunately we have not been able to find an installer of this infection, so it is currently unknown as to how this ransomware infects a computer. The current theory is that the group behind KEYHolder is manually hacking remote desktop and terminal service computers and installing the infection. As we learn more, we will update this topic.When KEYHolder is installed ...

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Posted by Budapest on Dec 11 2014, 04:59 PM
Google News to go dark in Spain over copyright fees   Google said it plans to close its news-linking service in Spain in response to legislation under which publishers will soon be able to force internet sites to pay for re-publishing headlines or snippets of news. In a statement, the search giant said the new law makes the Google News service unsustainable and that it will remove Spanish publishers from Google News sites worldwide and shut down this service in Spain on 16 December. The move also means readers in Latin America and around the globe will no longer find links to articles from any Spanish ...

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Posted by on Dec 10 2014, 02:32 PM
A new ransomware named OphionLocker has been released that encrypts your data using Elliptical Curve Cryptography and then ransoms it for approximately 1 bitcoin. First discovered by Trojan7Sec, this ransomware is currently being distributed via hacked websites utilizing exploit kits. If a user visits one of these sites with a computer that has outdated software, the exploit kit will exploit vulnerabilities and install the ransomware. According to Trojan7Sec, the ransom amount varies between countries where the victim is located, with United States being the most expensive at 1 bitcoin. OphionLocker ...

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Posted by quietman7 on Dec 10 2014, 01:56 PM
Botched KB 3004394 triggers error messages, but no response from MicrosoftWindows update KB3004394 (root certificate update), issuesWindows 7: Windows Diagnostic Tool Error 0x800706F7MS Patches Dec 09Anyone seeing problems developing with these on Windows 7? I've been testing them on multiple freshly loaded Windows 7 boxes and it appears they all lose signatures and start throwing a USB driver error as well. MMC, Computer Management, Windows Activation for instance all throw a UAC and show publisher as unknown. ...* December 2014 update for Windows Root Certificate Program in WindowsThis article ...

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Posted by on Dec 09 2014, 05:15 PM
The Operation Global III ransomware is a computer infection that encrypts the data and executables on your computer so that they cannot be opened unless you pay a ransom. The current ransom for this infection is approximately $250 USD and must be paid with bitcoins. This particular ransomware is in some ways very basic, but includes new functionality that makes it more dangerous than previous ransomware infections. This is because not only does the Operation Global III ransomware encrypt your files, but it displays a lock screen that blocks you from using your computer till you pay the ransom, ...

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Posted by on Dec 05 2014, 08:33 PM
The Poweliks infection is a Trojan downloader for the Windows operating system that downloads and executes other malware on your computer. This infection is typically installed via exploit kits found on hacked web sites that exploit vulnerabilities on your computer when you visit them. Once the initial installer is executed, the actual Poweliks infection is stored in the Windows registry rather than as a file on your hard drive. The installer then deletes itself. This method of storing the malware files in the Registry rather than the hard drive makes it more difficult for antivirus programs to properly ...

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