Chinese computer manufacturer [Lenovo has admitted](http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/superfish) that it installed an adware component called Superfish on 16 million PCs shipped between September 2014 and February 2015 in order to "help customers potentially discover interesting products while shopping" according to an official statement made by the company. Although there is some argument to be had as to the validity of the 'helping customers' idea regarding software which injects third party adverts into Google searches and websites without the explicit permission or knowledge of the user, where there is no debate to be had at all is in the bloody great security hole …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+6 forum 7

Hello, so i am using adwcleaner and i am honestly confused. adwcleaner has all these tabs right and one is registry and there is always something listed in the registry tab and thats kinda scary coz i dont wanna delete something and end up messing up my registry and blowing up my lappy to smitherins (drama intended for visualisation) coz i don't know what everything thats listed is for. Im using free avg and obviously if something listed with avg in the address im not gonna delete but what about the rest? how do i check whats what? is there …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+0 forum 1

Aggressive adware, of the kind that creates shortcuts on your screen or changes your search engine configuration, has arrived on Android devices and then some. According to security vendor Bitdefender, as much as 90% of free Android apps contain adware with up to 75% coming with the 'aggressive' variety. ![dweb-androidadware](/attachments/small/0/dweb-androidadware.jpg "align-right") Although adware on the PC has become something of a non-problem courtesy of better educated users and software solutions both within browser clients and third party solutions combining to make it relatively easy to deal with these days. The kind of pop-up creating adware most often seen on the …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+0 forum 1

I have an interesting browser hijacker that randomly redirects me whenever I click a search link, and recently even if I paste a direct url into the address bar it will redirect. I've been away from this field for a bit and am a little rusty, but I have ran the usual (AVG, Malwarebytes, Hijackthis, combofix, Security Essentials) all separately of course. To no avail though. Any input on this topic would be welcome. When it redirects it has an IPs in the address bar, or things like livesearchnow... > see link as example->http://8.26.70.252/see/display.php?q=fish&affsub=46938-a25440&subid=e10 Any help is welcome. Thanks in …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+0 forum 10

If you see a message on Facebook, apparently coming from one of your friends, and promising a link to the 'sexiest video ever' then whatever you do, don't click on it. The video link messages promise a 'candid camera prank' seemingly involving a woman in a short skirt riding an exercise bicycle, but [URL="http://www.sophos.com/blogs/gc/g/2010/05/15/sexiest-video-facebook"]according to security experts at Sophos[/URL] actually delivers a malicious payload via a rogue Facebook application instead. Like so many scams of the type, this one will inform any Facebook who does click on the link that they need to install specific video player software to view …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
-1 forum 1

I need help with a Toshiba laptop that is having difficulties with IE/Firefox redirecting to advertising sites. I have tried numerous programs to kill this and have had no luck. Here is the most recent HJT log. Thanks in advance for your help. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 1:59:34 PM, on 11/13/2009 Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906) MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe C:\Windows\system32\services.exe C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+0 forum 32

Controversial media company and alleged spreader of adware Zango, formerly 180solutions, has been forced to back down from its legal attempts to get both Kaspersky Lab and PC Tools to reclassify its applications as non-threatening and prevent security software from blocking them. Kaspersky Lab [URL="http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=207575556"]reports[/URL] that the US District Court of Washington has ruled in their favour, granting immunity from liability in a case brought by Zango which claimed its applications, which install pop-up ads, were being unfairly blocked. Judge Coughenour of the Western District of Washington obviously didn't agree with Zango, throwing the case out of court on the …

Member Avatar
+0 forum 0

The End.