Newly created families for April 2010 (0149.0174-0149.0202)

ADWARE

Adware is a type of advertising display software that delivers advertising content potentially in a manner or context that may be unexpected and unwanted by users. Many adware applications also perform tracking functions, and therefore may also be categorized as tracking technologies. Some consumers may want to remove adware if they object to such tracking, do not wish to see the advertising caused by the program, or are frustrated by its effects on system performance.

Win32.Adware.Accessibility


0149.0194 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware.


0149.0193 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware.


0149.0192 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware.


0149.0191 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware.


0149.0190 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware.


0149.0189 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware.


Today at Lavasoft, we discovered a number of new clones from the XpAntispyware2010 family of rogue security software. The unique aspect of this family is the ability to randomly change its name. Lavasoft Malware Labs found 36 different names on three operating systems (Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7).

The links below lead to snapshots in the Lavasoft Rogue Gallery:


Windows XP

antispywarexp
antivirusxp
totalxpsecurity
xpdefender
xpdefenderpro
xpsecuritytool2010
xpsmartsecurity
xpsmartsecurity2010
xpantimalware
xpantimalware2010
xpsecurity
xpsecuritytool


Newly created families for March (0149.0151-0149.0173)

ADWARE

Adware is a type of advertising display software that delivers advertising content potentially in a manner or context that may be unexpected and unwanted by users. Many adware applications also perform tracking functions, and therefore may also be categorized as tracking technologies. Some consumers may want to remove adware if they object to such tracking, do not wish to see the advertising caused by the program, or are frustrated by its effects on system performance.

Win32.Adware.Accoona
Win32.Adware.Adsina


New Rogue: SmartSecurity

by Albin on March 10th, 2010 in Rogues, Security Alert.

A clone of the annoying and well spread rogue SecurityTool has now been released. It's hosted on a Russian domain and is named SmartSecurity.


0149.0168 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware.


0149.0167 is now available, new definition file for Ad-Aware.