If you are looking to download the very popular Notepad replacement called Notepad2, be careful of sites created to look official, but actually distribute Notepad2 as an adware bundle.
Scammers are creating fake Android cryptocurrency mining apps and promoting them on the Google Store. The kicker is that these apps claim to mine cryptocurrency that can't be mined in the first place.
Malwarebytes has released a Chrome and Firefox extension called "Malwarebytes Browser Extension (BETA)" that aims to protect your computer while browsing the web. When installed, this extension will block malicious sites, popups, tech support scams, and also acts as an advertising and tracking blocker.
A French security researcher has stumbled upon an adware delivery scheme that involves clone websites that use legitimately-looking domain names to trick victims into downloading famous apps, but which are actually laced with adware.
Adware, PUPs, and unwanted extensions are being promoted through fake sites that pretend to be adult video sites. When you click play on the video, a fake video player popup will be displayed that states you must download and install an updated media player to see the video.
Starting yesterday, there have been numerous reports of people being infected with something called "All-Radio 4.27 Portable". After researching this heavily today, it has been determined that seeing this program is a symptom of a much bigger problem on your computer.
Over the weekend a fire storm was unleashed after users started posting on Reddit about how the installer for the popular FileZilla FTP software was being tagged as adware by VirusTotal.
Security researchers from Romania-based antivirus vendor Bitdefender have detailed the operations of an adware strain named Zacinlo that uses a rootkit component to gain persistence across OS reinstalls, a rootkit component that's even effective against Windows 10 installations.
An adware bundle has started to create a Windows autorun that automatically launches Chrome so that it connects to a in-browser mining page. To make matters worse, it does it in a way that makes it so Chrome is invisible.
Security researchers are reporting that malicious Android apps they have detected and reported to Google the first time, have slipped back into the Play Store after changing their name.
When using a search engine to search for software download links, be sure to go directly to the developer's site rather than clicking on an advertisement as you may not get what you are expecting. Such is the case with an advertisement currently being displayed in Bing for the search phrase "chrome download", which instead of bringin
Google security staffers have removed 22 Android apps reported to have been infected with the HiddnAd and Guerilla adware families.
A new malware package masquerading as an Flash Player update installs a miner and displays advertisements every 60 minutes.
An Android app component meant to provide inter-user chatting capabilities has been opening websites and clicking on ads in phones' background.
Google has removed 53 apps from the official Play Store because they were spreading a new breed of Android malware named GhostTeam that could steal Facebook credentials and push ads to infected phones.
Security researchers from US cyber-security firm ICEBRG have spotted four Chrome extensions featuring malicious code that were available through the official Chrome Web Store.
For about a week now there have been repeated posts on the BleepingComputer and Malwarebytes forums regarding a BITSADMIN 3.0 command prompt that repeatedly opens on its own and downloads files. What all of these users had in common were numerous adware and unwanted programs installed on the computer.
Google has removed 36 Android apps that snuck into the official Play Store, posing as security and performance boosting apps, but which only contained code to mimic the behavior of such apps.
Cyber-security firm Cybereason says it received multiple cease and desist letters from an Israeli company they suspect of being behind the OSX/Pirrit adware strain.