Cybercrooks Scamming Computer Users By Telling Them They Might Have Cancer in Aggressive Spam Campaign

April 15, 2014 – 10:42 am

It is not every day that you receive some email notification from the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) explaining that you may have cancer. As it turns out, this is exactly what is taking place in an uncovered spam campaign designed to spread malware through email attachments and links. A [...]

CryptoDefense Removal Process (remove CryptoDefense)

April 9, 2014 – 5:31 pm

CryptoDefense is a Trojan that encrypts files on an infected computer which causes the affected files to be inaccessible. After encrypting the files, the Trojan demands a ransom from the victim in order to restore access to the affected files. While this encryption is reversible (in theory), malware researchers note that paying the ransom to [...]

‘Name Not Available’ Virus Removal Process

April 8, 2014 – 6:10 pm

The ‘Name Not Available’ Virus is a devious message that is displayed in the Windows’ Volume Mixer application when your computer is infected with an audio playing adware. Volume Mixer is the application that replaced the ‘Volume Control’ in the Windows Vista and all Windows versions newer than Vista. The Volume Mixer offers more flexibility [...]

Windows Internet Guard Removal Process (remove WindowsInternetGuard)

April 8, 2014 – 9:10 am

Windows Internet Guard is a fake antispyware program that was created by sneaky hackers who want to extort money from unsuspecting computer users. Windows Internet Guard is a program that looks like many other rogue antispyware applications from the FakeVimes family of malware. These programs all use methods to trick PC users so they may [...]

Windows Internet Watchdog Removal Process (remove WindowsInternetWatchdog)

April 1, 2014 – 5:16 pm

Windows Internet Watchdog is a fake antispyware program from the FakeVimes family of threats. The Windows Internet Watchdog program is known for conducting actions that are common to making PC users believe that their system is heavily infected with malware and other spyware threats. Through Windows Internet Watchdog it will display random and misleading pop-up [...]

Windows Web Watchdog Removal Process (remove WindowsWebWatchdog)

March 31, 2014 – 3:13 pm

Windows Web Watchdog is a bogus antispyware application designed to use techniques to swindle PC users out of money. Use of Windows Web Watchdog may not be avoided due to it potentially being installed through Trojan horse infections on a Windows PC. Once loaded, the Windows Web Watchdog program will display random pop-up alerts and [...]

Wildcard Certificates Used by Cybercrooks for Phishing Attacks Explained

March 25, 2014 – 2:50 pm

It may be stunning to know that everyday computer users are scammed through phishing sites. What may be somewhat of a mystery is the idea of cybercriminals abusing legitimate technologies to make their phishing operations more effective, such as through the use of wildcard certificates. Wildcard certificates are public key certificates used by subdomains with [...]