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PUP Friday: RelevantKnowledge

RelevantKnowledge is a Marketscore variant. It is considered adware and by some even seen as spyware. MarketScore, formerly known as Netsetter, uses RelevantKnowledge to gather data about internet usage. The data are sold for various goals. These include internet development, commerce, economic analysis, and market predictions. Officially RelevantKnowledge i
Publish At:2016-06-11 00:00 | Read:3312 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware marketscore Pieter Arntz PUP relevantknowledge

The next generation Yontoo browser hijackers

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-05-07 17:50 | Read:4798 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Malware browser hijacker chrome firefox home-page

Cisco Talos warns that Tuto4PC installed a Backdoor on 12 Million PCs

Security experts from Cisco Talos classified as a backdoor the popular Tuto4PC advertising software installed on a network of 12 Million computers. Security experts from Cisco Talos security intelligence and research team have spotted a malicious software that is installed on 12 million computers around the world. Most of the installations are located in the
Publish At:2016-04-28 22:20 | Read:3232 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware adware backdoor Hacking malware PUP Tu

Fake LastPass extension exposes users to ads and installs

When it comes to passwords, one piece of advice we give our readers is to use password managers / vaults to help them maintain, keep track of, and store away account logins that are impossible to recall by memory on a daily basis – for example, Dashline, Keychain, 1Password, and LastPass. We also advise our readers to download directly from the officia
Publish At:2016-04-27 20:35 | Read:2978 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering chrome app easydocmerge fake a

GsearchFinder hijackers add extra Firefox profile

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-04-22 12:50 | Read:3639 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Malware extra Firefox profile GsearchFinder HohoS

SafeSoft Protector Abuses Privoxy

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-04-09 22:35 | Read:2272 | Comments:0 | Tags:PUPs Threat analysis PUP PUP Friday safesoft protect techsna

AdLoad: an advertisement bombarder

While looking into an infection associated with a “system optimizer”—Didn’t we say they’re digital snake oil?—we identified a multi-functional installer called FAsetup1.exe (md5 902e30fa3dc4bf543b523b4a41eb8acd) as the source. This file offers a variety of different bundlers and scams that are usually different every time you run the
Publish At:2016-04-06 21:35 | Read:3444 | Comments:0 | Tags:PUPs Threat analysis adload advertisement fake alert Malware

TopFlix: a DNS Unlocker variant

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-03-18 05:05 | Read:4207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security bundle wrapper dns hijacker Malwarebytes one

Adware PUP Dotdo FastInternet Blocks Security Related Domains

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-03-04 15:05 | Read:3333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Analysis Pieter Arntz PUP PUP Friday

Free Youtube Downloader PUP is just another Tech Support Scam

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-02-19 07:30 | Read:3805 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social Engineering activate friday Malwarebytes Pieter Arntz

Wajam Browser Add-on Serves Malvertising

While investigating a recent malvertising incident we were stumped trying to identify the exact infection chain. We talked to the publisher which was positive they never used a particular ad provider which made it more difficult to figure out what was taking place. A closer look at a network capture revealed something odd which ultimately lead to uncovering 
Publish At:2016-02-15 13:00 | Read:2916 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malvertising malvertising PUP wajam

Yontoo: PUPs with two faces

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2016-01-29 23:10 | Read:3247 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Threat adware Malwarebytes Pieter Arntz protection

WebSearcher PUP applies Proxy Lockdown

WebSearcher is an adware application brought to you by “Web Fox” and usually comes bundled with “extremely useful” applications like “Video Codex” and “Video Player”. WebSearcher uses a proxy to insert the advertisements into your normal web experience.  What makes this one different? What makes this one different is that it uses a set of permissions to get
Publish At:2016-01-03 14:15 | Read:3989 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Threat browser hijacker fiddler malware Malwarebyte

Mintcast PUPs disable safebrowsing settings in Firefox

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2015-12-25 13:15 | Read:3476 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security adwareroi firefox mintcast Pieter Arntz PUP

PUPs Masquerade as Installer for Antivirus and Anti-Adware

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at som
Publish At:2015-12-19 12:35 | Read:3180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security fake PUP PUP Friday Virus

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