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Win32.Malware-gen

Win32.Malware-gen is a generic title of infections that target operating Windows systems from the Windows 95 version upwards. These treacherous applications are fueled by such dangerous, cloaked elements as svchhost.exe, setup.exe, services.exe msblast.exe, taskmon.exe, winsys.exe or sysinfo.exe, and all of these are responsible for initiating and running malignant processes that allow cyber criminals to reach their devious goals of gaining profit out of your misery. Read more »

Windows Antivirus Release

Windows Antivirus Release

Windows Antivirus Release is an unreliable computer application, which is also a clone of such cunning applications as Windows Interactive Safety, Windows Ultimate Safeguard and others. The malware, along with its predecessors, belongs to the Rogue.VirusDoctor family, which is a group of rogue products having the same interface and operating characteristics. Read more »

Windows Interactive Safety

Windows Interactive Safety

If you are planning to allow Windows Interactive Safety to “stay” on your PC, you probably do not know how malicious it is. This computer infection seeking to gain users’ money is a clone of such malicious application as Windows Ultimate Safeguard, Windows Antivirus Machine, Windows Active Guard and others. Due to its characteristics, the malware is attributed to the Rogue.VirusDoctor family. Read more »

Windows Antivirus Machine

Windows Antivirus Machine

Windows Active Guard and other fake antispywares have already made some profit, and Windows Antivirus Machine, the newly developed clone, is ready to take part in the unlawful cyber criminals’ scam. The newly released fake antispyware has been made to resemble those security applications, which can protect your computer against malware, detect and remove infections, and Windows Antivirus Machine claims to have all of those attributes. Unfortunately, Windows Antivirus Machine cannot offer any advantageous services to your operating Windows system’s protection, and therefore, Read more »

Trojan:DOS/Alureon.A

It seems that Trojan:DOS/Alureon.A has caused much damage so far, because this nasty Trojan violently treats a computer and impairs the system’s performance. It was investigated that even though the Alureon Trojan is detected by antivirus programs, not all of them are able to remove it. Sometimes, even if the infection is erased, it recovers after the reboot and is again detected by the security application. To avoid this, it is highly advisable to have a powerful spyware removal application, which will manage to remove the threat effectively. If you are curious about possible symptoms of the Trojan’s infection, keep on reading. Read more »

Windows Ultra Antivirus

Windows Ultra Antivirus

A malicious security application Windows Ultra-Antivirus should be deleted at once after spotting it on the computer. This malware has been designed to lure you into believing that your computer’s system is in serious danger. It will attempt to make you pay money for an imaginary full version, which, according to the description of the application, removes viruses, Trojans and other infections. Pay no attention to the information provided by Windows Ultra Antivirus but remove the rogue from the system. Read more »

SABAM virus

SABAM virus

SABAM virus is a version of the latest treacherous virus which is produced in many different languages. The virus is categorized as ransomware, because it infects the machine, disables all processes of the system and displays a simulated warning encouraging a user to pay a fine so that the computer can again operate normally. The user is accused of storing illegally downloaded music, which results in the “freezing” of the computer. Read more »

Police Lock Virus Gimemo

Police Lock Virus Gimemo

It seems that cyber criminals behind FBI Moneypak infection are spreading out, as computers all around North America and Europe are being locked by supposed “authorities”, following the example of the initial U.S. infection. The devious scam is based on the trust that people tend to have in national importance authorities, like Federal Bureau of Investigation. Nonetheless, this piece of malware truly has nothing to do with national Police departments or guilds, defending author rights, and these names serve the sole purpose of tricking Windows users into thinking that they have gone beyond the laws, Read more »

Gema Virus

Gema Virus

Lately, a new and sophisticated virus called GEMA virus has infected many computers located in Germany with an intention to obtain money from gullible computer users. The virus freezes the infected computer’s system and does not allow the user to access the Internet and perform any other actions on it. It is said to have been caused due to illegal online activity regarding downloads of pirated music. This cunning virus has been already detected in other countries including the US, England, Austria, Spain, Italy, and Portugal. Read more »

PRS for Music Virus

PRS for Music Virus

"PRS for Music" Metropolitan Police is a computer virus having an interface and the only intention to rip you off. It may get into the system through your browser’s vulnerabilities and flaws; hence, always keep your browsers updated; if not, you may get infected with PRS for Music or its clones, not to mention other dangerous infections. The virus is known as a clone of the FBI moneypak virus, which scares the user into thinking that he or she has violated copyright laws. Read more »