Security researchers from Romania-based antivirus vendor Bitdefender say they've discovered a new 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.
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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.
Malwarebytes has decided to retire the anti-adware tool called Junkware Removal Tool. With this announcement JRT will no longer be developer and anti-adware resources are shifting entirely to AdwCleaner and MBAM.
This article is to alert visitors about an unwanted extension called Image Downloader that is currently on the Chrome Web Store. This extension injects advertisements into web pages and search result pages.
On Wednesday, and probably the previous days, Equifax's credit report assistance website (aa.econsumer.equifax.com) was caught redirecting users to all sort of nasty websites that were peddling fake Flash Player update files laced with adware, fake Android and iOS updates, and scam sites offering products at cheap prices.
Google has removed a malicious extension from its Chrome Web Store that posed as the popular AdBlock Plus ad blocker but forcibly opened new tabs to show ads to users.
The Roboto Condensed social engineering attack has been updated to not only distribute keyloggers and miners, but if your "lucky, is now also pushing adware and crapware bundles that overrun a computer.
A password stealing Trojan called AdService is being quietly distributed by adware bundles that typically install other programs such as Russian adware, extensions, clickers, adware, and fake system optimization programs. This Trojan is loaded through DLL hijacking in Chrome.
Lenovo has settled charges with the FTC and 32 state attorneys for shipping laptops preinstalled with the Superfish adware back in 2014 and 2015.