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What is this heartbleed and how to protect yourself against it?

April 16, 2014
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Everyone is now discussing about the Heartbleed Bug, which was detected in the beginning of April, 2014. If you are an IT expert, you will easily understand those talks about OpenSSL, encryption systems and similar things. However, if you are just an ordinary PC user, you may have some hard time to realize what this bug really is and how to protect yourself against it. According to security experts, Heartbleed is a recently discovered security vulnerability, which puts people's login data at many popular websites at risk. It is related to the piece of software known as OpenSSL, which should protect personal users' data (passwords, loggins, credit card information, etc.) while it travels from computer to the website. The latest its version (1.0.1) has a bug that allows recovering this data on the memory of the web server without leaving a trace. So, Heartbleed allows to expose people's logins and use them for various dirty crimes. It can be done no matter what operating system or service is used by the victim, so people can lose their loggins no matter what More...

SpyHunter in the news

April 10, 2014
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Certifications OPSWAT Certified Partner and Bronze Certified Antispyware  SpyHunter has successfully passed OPSWAT Antispyware test and has been awarded OPSWAT's certified partner. Go to OPSWAT Certified Products page   West Coast Labs Checkmark Certification SpyHunter is proudly certified by West Coast Labs, a leading independent research and test center. Go to West Coast Labs Checkmark Certification page       Press Mentions Crooks Use Royal Baby To Attack Computers Eyes and ears around the world are anxiously awaiting news out of England - that the royal baby has arrived. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge is set to give birth anytime now to her and Prince William's first child but...(Posted on Kutv.com, July 16, 2013.) Crooks Will Try To Capitalize On Super Bowl More...

Bought Virus Shield app from the Play Store? You’ve been scammed!

April 09, 2014
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It seems that nowadays you must be focused on your security no matter what you do. The latest detection of Android Police reveals that even such places as Play Store can offer you to install a scamware. According to these researchers, the misleading program that was offered in this store was a fake antivirus Virus Shield. Even more, it was More...

Stay safe by ignoring fake emails that notify about nonexistent Facebook comments!

April 07, 2014
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Thanks to several of our users, we can warn you about fake email messages that are circulating around at the moment. They look like real warnings from Facebook, so they have already tricked hudreds of people from different world's countries. If you happen to receive a notification that reports about Facebook comments from some 'men' and, of course, includes a link, you should delete it. By clicking on that link you easilyagree to download the malicious .scr file, which is commonly involved in malware campaigns. The fake Facebook message, which has been reported to us, claims: Hello, Some men commented on your status. Mikle wrote: “so cute ;)” Go to comments (link) Reply to this email to comment on this status. If you click on 'Go to comments', you will be redirected to a Dropbox page, which offers downloading the PDF file 'Private_XXXXXXXX'. However, it just appears to be the PDF file. In reality, it's a malicious .scr file, which is masked by scammers by hiding its extension. If you don't want to infect your computer with Trojan horse or other virus, you should stay away from such More...

How to stay protected after Microsoft ends support for Windows XP?

March 31, 2014
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Like it or not, April is just around the corner. It should be especially important for those who are still using Windows XP OS. If you are one of those people who keep relying on this operating system, beware that April 8, 2014 is the date when Microsoft will stop supporting it. That means that the company will stop providing its technical assistance for Windows XP, including security patches for critical vulnerabilities and other updates that keep computers secure. So, how can you More...

Beware! False tax refund forms are trying to steal personal information!

March 27, 2014
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Sooner or later, tax season comes to all countries. It has already reached Britain and other world's countries. If you are also waiting for a tax refund form or other tax-related notification, you should be very careful because, just like always, spammers are waiting to take advantage of ANY situation. According to security experts, they have already started spreading their More...

Fake emails ask to support travelers that are “stuck” in Ukraine

March 20, 2014
Because of its political and social life, Ukraine is in the spotlight right now. It's not a secret that scammers don't need much time until they use such and similar situations for their own needs, so today we need to warn you about their latest scam campaign, which is related to this troubled country. Basically, you should avoid all mails that are telling about vacationers who cannot leave Ukraine and More...

Romanian kills himself after receiving a fake warning from ransomware virus

March 14, 2014
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We were shocked after reading in one Romanian newspaper that a man committed suicide and also killed his son after falling for a ransomware virus. Typically, such viruses report people that they were caught while watching child pornography, using copyrighted content or spreading malware. After informing them about these crimes, they ask to pay a huge fine in order to avoid getting into the jail. More...

Stay away from Facebook scam that promises to show your friends naked!

March 07, 2014
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We have already warned our users about misleading ads that ask people to update Adobe Flash Player or other programs, and trick them into installing malicious files on the system. This strategy has been widely used for spreading programs that belong to adware category. However, it seems that scammers have started applying the same strategy for the distribution of more More...

“Account suspended” scam tries to trick people into revealing their Apple ID

February 28, 2014
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This article is dedicated for all Apple ID users. Read it if you want to protect yourself from the latest scam, which started spreading around just a few days ago. Make sure that you remember all the details and recommendations that are mentioned in this article. Yesterday 2spyware team received an email, which was supposedly sent by Apple. It claims that the company detected unauthorized login attempt to recipient's Apple ID from another location. Of course, the next thing it says it that you have to to confirm your identity by clicking on the link. No matter how scary the idea of losing your AppleID sounds, you should never believe this message because it clearly attempts to trick you into revealing your valuable information. This specific message is composed like that: From: AppIe <[email protected]> Date: Subject: Account suspended To: (victim's email)   Dear (victim's email),  have detected an unauthorized login attempt to your AppIeID from another IP address location. Please confirm your identity today, otherwise your account will be disabled due to our concern for the safety and integrity of the AppIeID community. In order to confirm your AppIeID details, we recommend More...

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