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PCPrivacyCleaner

PCPrivacyCleaner (PC Privacy Cleaner or PC PrivacyCleaner) is a fake spyware remover. Rogue sneaks into your computer system with the help of Trojans (like Zlob or Vundo) disguised as video codecs (found on adult websites) without your knowledge or consent. This scam will try to scare you with fake messages, as well as, bogus scans and scan results stating that you have been infected with malicious programs and viruses. Read more »

wuauclt.exe

wuauclt.exe is a system process that originally is designed to search for operating system updates at Windows website. wuauclt.exe stays resident in the background and may be seen on Task Manager process list. The original wuauclt.exe is stored on C:\Windows\System32, but if you notice it placed in a different location, you should strongly consider taking action, since wuauclt.exe may be a disguised Trojan, worm or a virus. If this is the case, we strongly recommend you to scan your computer for possible malware infections. Read more »

Trojan - Win32/Qoologic

Trojan - Win32/Qoologic is a Trojan name displayed in the misleading warning alert that is generated by a Trojan. Usually, the Trojan is downloaded and installed onto your machine together with a fake video codec, often found in porno websites, or under other dubious circumstances. Once executed, it will display the following message: Read more »

AntiVirus Pro

AntiVirusPro is a nasty fake anti-spyware application. There was an older version back in 2007, but it just came back in 2011 with updated interface and much nastier consequences. This rogue antispyware application was designed specifically to fleece honest, hardworking consumers out of their hard earned money, while offering them nothing of value in return. AntiVirus Pro enters the system surreptitiously, and will not reveal its presence until it is ready to start its attack against the PC. Read more »

Trojan.Dropper.Agent-ME

Trojan.Dropper.Agent-ME is a spyware Trojan that is usually installed without your knowledge or consent. This Trojan is created to infiltrate your computer and import additional malware and adware onto your machine. Trojan.Dropper.Agent-ME may also display a large number of unwanted pop-ups on your computer screen. You should note that Trojan.Dropper.Agent-ME is an extremely serious threat to your security and privacy and recommended to be removed immediately. Read more »

Spyware Threats

Spyware, sometimes referred to as a tracking software, is a program that secretly installs into your computer to collect information like Internet activities, e-mail addresses, passwords and even credit card numbers. Spyware transmits your personal information back to unauthorized third parties which can use it for advertising or other malicious purposes. Spyware usually installs without your knowledge and/or consent and is often bundled with or embedded within freeware/shareware programs. Read more »

Mediaplex

Mediaplex is a tracking cookie which is used to monitor your browsing habits. When this cookie is installed, whenever you go to a website, your Internet activity is logged and by looking at Mediaplex’s log file, it is possible to tell which pages you are visiting, how often you do it and in what sequence. The data on the websites you are visiting is not the only information Mediaplex can collect.

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WinSpy

WinSpy is a Remote Administration Tool, or RAT, that monitors files, Internet activities, network traffic, and keystrokes. If you detect ansmtp.dll on your computer, you may be infected with WinSpy spyware. WinSpy installs without your knowledge. An attacker who has access to your hard-drive, can install WinSpy in the startup folder and will run the next time you log in to your computer. The attacker will get a Web-based interface that displays reports of all your computer activities. Read more »