New Rogue: IGuardPc

by Albin on December 11th, 2009 in Rogues, Security Alert.

A new Winiguard clone has now been released. It's called IGuardPc.


New Rogue: SiteAdware

by Albin on December 10th, 2009 in Rogues, Security Alert.

A new cloned application from the WiniGuard family of rogues has now been released. This one is called SiteAdware.


New Rogue: AntiKeep

by Albin on December 3rd, 2009 in Rogues, Security Alert.

The cyber criminals behind all cloned WiniGuard applications have now released a new one called AntiKeep.


Rogue security software, often referred to as scareware, is one of the biggest challenges that computer users are faced with right now. Taking the form of legitimate-looking anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-malware products, these rogue applications look to be beneficial from a security perspective but provide little or no security, generate misleading alerts, or attempt to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions - blurring the lines between genuine software and applications that put you in harm’s way.

In order to help you clearly see what programs are considered rogue – and avoid them – Lavasoft Malware Labs is proud to introduce a brand new site: the Rogue Gallery.


CamFrog Scam

by Albin on November 11th, 2009 in Security Alert.

One of the most popular applications for cam sessions (CamFrog) is now being abused for distribution of malicious software. The site, below, will appear if the victim visits camsjungle.XXX. The domain is more or less a clone of the real site, camfrog.com


There's a new Trojan out there that will cause annoying pop-ups and change the desktop background to entice victims to purchase their services.  The new desktop background will appear like this:


New Rogue: BlockProtector

by Albin on November 5th, 2009 in Security Alert.

The makers behind the Winiguard family never give up. They almost release a new clone application on a daily basis, and this time the rogue is named BlockProtector.

Albin

Lavasoft Malware Labs



A new wave of scam e-mails are now hitting victims around the globe. They usually appear to come from trusted friends and look like this:


Two new rogue applications from the Winiguard family have been released. The people behind these fraud tools constantly change the names of their applications and move them to new servers.


New Rogue: Green AV

by Albin on August 24th, 2009 in Rogues.

Lavasoft Malware Labs has spotted a new rogue application called Green AV. It will give exaggerated threat reports on the compromised computer, then ask the user to purchase a registered version to remove threats which don’t exist.



I believe that every person who has used IM-clients for a while is familiar with messages like the one shown below. These messages are auto-generated by worms which harvest people's address book/contact list.


The KoobFace worm is still causing troubles in the wild. The picture below shows a malicious link which spreads through popular social networks. The link is sent from a trustworthy source (friends) inside the social network. A majority of users will most likely check it out.