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New rogue: MS Antispyware 2009

MS Antispyware 2009 is new rogue from WinSpywareProtect family. Sites Associated 193.142.244.217 MsAntispyware2009 com94.247.2.84 Files.Msas2009dl com94.247.2.88 dl.msas2009storage com216.195.42.227 Sales.buymsantispyware2009 com Bharath M...

What makes Rustock tick?

Chandra Prakesh, our Antivirus Lab Manager, presented a paper at AVAR this year on Rustock.  PDF here, Powerpoint here. From a research perspective, Rustock is quite interesting, as it is a complex backdoor trojan that turns a compromised system into a covert...

2008 Scareware perspective

Rogue security products, often referred to as “scareware”, are a form of malware that uses scare tactics to make people falsely believe their systems are infected with malware, in exchange for payment.  It’s a form of extortion that we’ve...