Spyware news http://www.2-spyware.com/news Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:14:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Authorities announce about the takedown of Simda Botnet http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5068.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5068.html#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:14:37 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5068.html botnet.jpg

It seems that today we can feel much safer than we were one week before. Why are we saying this? That’s because of the latest Interpol announcement that reports about the takedown of Simda botnet. It is known that this takedown operation involved Interpol,Microsoft, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Dutch National High Tech Crime […]]]>
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Newly designed ransomware starts spreading in Russian-speaking countries http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5063.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5063.html#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:28:25 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5063.html crypvault-russian.jpg

Normally, ransomware-type virus infiltrates computer, scans the system and then encrypts such files as documents, images and databases. For decrypting these files, victim has to enter a special key that can be received only by paying a ransom. However, several days ago researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a new type of crypto-ransomware, which is […]]]>
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Threatening truth about Vawtrak malware http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5052.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5052.html#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:04:57 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5052.html banking-trojan.jpg

It seems that today everyone is discussing about Vawtrak or Neverquest. If you have no idea what this virus can be used for and how does it spread, this article is just for you. The main reason why we decided to write about this malware is its increased distribution rate. It is known that this […]]]>
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Adware in Apple Mac OS X? Yes, it’s possible! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5044.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5044.html#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:31:58 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5044.html mac-ads.png

Steadily, year by year, adware-type programs have been bothering Windows users. After being installed in a bundle with third-party downloads, they have been interrupting people with annoying pop-up ads, in-text links, banner ads and other commercial content. It should be mentioned that such applications are not considered malicious. Nevertheless, security experts recommend avoiding them. It seems that […]]]>
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Beware!!! Ransomware threats have just started their second round! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5023.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5023.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:43:13 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5023.html critroni.jpg

You may have heard about a seriously dangerous ransomware, which is called FBI virus. This threat has been spreading around as an official notification from various governmental authorities, such as FBI, Police Central e-crime Unit, etc. After blocking the entire PC system this fake warning starts claiming that victim has to pay a fine for the […]]]>
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What should be known after the end of Windows 7 Mainstream Support? http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5015.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5015.html#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:01:08 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5015.html windows-7.jpg

You may have already heard about the end of Windows 7 mainstream support. What does it mean for a typical PC user? As this Windows platform is known to be one of the most popular ones (it is believed that almost 56.26 percent of global PCs are still using it) we decided to dedicate some […]]]>
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4 dangerous methods used by hackers that may turn your Christmas into hell http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4986.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4986.html#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:23:50 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4986.html christmas-security.jpg

Christmas is just around the corner, so we believe that there are thousands of people who are surfing thru online stores right know. If you are also one of those who are looking for presents that could please their darling ones, then you should do this very carefully. Believe us, we say so for a […]]]>
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ESET joins Facebook to help it in a fight against malware http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4967.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4967.html#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:08:41 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4967.html facebook-security.jpg

Anti-malware protection is a seriously important thing that was underestimated for years. If you have also been thinking that antivirus is the only tool that you need for keeping your PC safe, you were wrong. In reality, there are lots of viruses that can be eliminated only with a help of anti-malware.. The importance of […]]]>
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Using expired anti-spyware can be as dangerous as having no anti-spyware! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4939.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4939.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:54:11 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4939.html update.jpg

We have been saying for ages that you should always keep your anti-spyware up-to-date. No matter how insignificant it seems, it can easily save your time that you might need when trying to fix your infected computer. Of course, money is also a great factor because there are lots of viruses that can’t be eliminated […]]]>
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What is FBI Android virus and how to get rid of it? http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4925.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4925.html#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:52:31 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4925.html fbi-android-virus.png

If you have ever been infected with FBI virus, you will definitely know how serious this infections is. For those who have never heard about it we must say that FBI virus is a dangerous cyber threat that was released several years ago. It was labeled as ransomware because it seeks to trick people into […]]]>
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Critical Windows vulnerability is used to spread Sandworm malware http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4871.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4871.html#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:23:56 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4871.html windows-vulnerability.jpg

One day it’s Shellshock, the other day it’s Sandworm. What should you know about this malware that was announced with fanfare several days ago? ISIGHT, the company that discovered this virus, says that Sandworm relies on a Windows zero-day vulnerability that is known as CVE-2014-4114. Fortunately, Microsoft patched this vulnerability in October, 2014. It has also been […]]]>
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What should I know about Shellshock? http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4829.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4829.html#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:56:18 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4829.html shellshock.jpg

Everyone is now talking about Shellshock. What is that and what can you do about it? Here’s what you should remember: Shellshock is a software bug, which affects the Bash – the common command-line shell that is actively used in Linux/UNIX OS and Apple Mac OS X for controlling different programs and their features. It […]]]>
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Hackers relaunch multi-name rogues to steal people’s money! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4780.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4780.html#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:52:09 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4780.html win-7-protection-2014-5.png

Just imagine: you start your computer one day and see a window showing how Win 7 Antivirus 2014 scans your PC system. After performing it, this program informs you about a long list of viruses, including trojans, adware and other threats. Naturally, it offers you to remove these threats from your computer in exchange for […]]]>
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Good news from Google Chrome! We will be warned about deceptive downloads! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4764.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4764.html#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:02:16 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4764.html chrome.jpg

Annoyed by adwares, browser hijackers and similar potentially unwanted programs? It seems that soon we will be capable of getting more power against infiltration of these programs. Of course, under one condition – we will have to choose Google Chrome web browser for doing our browsing on the Internet. We say so because of the […]]]>
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Got an email from Bank of America? It might be infected with Cryptowall virus! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4709.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4709.html#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:25:58 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4709.html scam.jpg

If you are interested in viruses, you must have heard about Cryptowall virus. This is a serious ransomware that has ability to encrypt specific files and then display a warning message asking people to pay a ransom for their decryption. At the moment of writing, this virus has ability to affect only those computers that […]]]>
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Tor warns its users about ‘relay early’ attack and says that they may have been unmasked http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4637.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4637.html#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:57:50 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4637.html tor.jpg

Tor has always been loved by those who seek to hide their location, protect information about their browsing habits and fight for their anonymity. However, if you have been using this program from February 2014 to July 4, you should be concerned because it has been announced that Tor software was probably deanonymizing its users during […]]]>
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Security experts warn about reappearance of Delta Homes virus! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4575.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4575.html#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:59:42 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4575.html virusas.jpg

Delta-homes.com, a search engine that was originally created for collecting revenue from advertising, has recently renewed its activity. According to the latest news, it has already hijacked thousands of devices in Russia, Turkey, Denmark, Poland and the U.S. Unfortunately, who exactly is responsible for this outbreak is still unknown. It is believed that it originates […]]]>
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Helpful tips on how to protect your smartphone/tablet http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4435.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4435.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:55:48 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/?p=4435 Mobile-Smartphone-icon (1)

You have probably heard the term ‘Adware’. This term describes an advertising-supported software, which seeks to make a profit out of commercial advertisements. There is a small line between legitimate advertising, illegal advertising and annoying advertising. Nonetheless, the fact is that the majority of free programs and apps are supported by advertising. That is how […]]]>
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Different approach on internet security: ‘Project Zero’ by Google http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4402.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4402.html#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:01:04 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/?p=4402 Google

It looks like Google is taking a new approach in order to make internet safer. Project Zero is an initiative that is heading in the right direction. To begin with, Google is recruiting elite security specialists and hackers in order to¬†find various bugs, vulnerabilities, exploits and software flaws all over the web. According to one […]]]>
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Security industry members collaborate to stop Shylock virus http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4391.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4391.html#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:57:39 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/?p=4391 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4391.html/feed 0