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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:6028 | Comments:0 | Tags:PUPs Threat analysis adload advertisement fake alert Malware

Tech Support Scammers Go For Pornographic Shocker

Crooks are making millions of dollars defrauding unsavvy users with fake online tech support. The scam is simple but yet effective and has gone through many variations over time. We’ve documented several tricks and fake alerts on this blog, in particular those that lock the user’s browser with fake warnings and audio alerts. Scammers can be very
Publish At:2015-05-26 22:35 | Read:6893 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert fake alert microsoft porn tech support scam