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Received an email promising to help you find a date on eHarmony? Ignore it!

February 25, 2014
dating-scams
If you are looking for a new partner, read this post about a new dating scam, which showed up recently. It promises to help people find their partners on a dating website eHarmony.com. This 14 year old site is  supposedly filled with hundreds of members in almost 150 world's countries. Of course, it might be true if we are talking about a real eHarmony website. However, if we are discussing about an email, which actively offers reviewing matches and starting communicating, then  it is used only for misleading love-seeking people and helping scammers increase web traffic, steal personal information or swindle the money. This misleading eHarmony campaign is based on spam, which asks people to click on the link and join dating community. Of course, we have already repeated for hundreds of times that you should never click on such links because you may be rerouted to infected website or may be tricked into installing malware. In this specific case people are made to visit a landing site, which is full of links to regional dating websites. However, no one can guarantee that they are More...

Adobe announces about a critical update for Flash Player!

February 18, 2014
afp
According to official Adobe website, the company has recently released a new update, which should help people fix a zero-day vulnerability. The company notifies that the affected versions are Flash Player 12.0.0.43 and earlier (Windows and Mac), and Flash Player 11.2.202.335 and earlier (Linux). Adobe has already rated this threat as critical and has given it the top threat level mark. If user fails to download this update, critical vulnerability can be used to connect to the target PC system and take control of it. Hackers may More...

How to avoid adware or potentially unwanted program (PUP)?

February 07, 2014
java-adware
Day-by-day, 2spyware researchers work on testing different programs. Some of them can cause serious problems from its victims, like steal passwords or block the system, some of them can hardly initiate such dangerous activities. However, they can easily cause havoc on computer and hijack browser settings, display commercial ads and use other techniques for promoting required websites. Such programs are More...

Bad ads affect DailyMotion visitors and make them install fake AV

February 04, 2014
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It seems that bad ads will become more and more popular this year and we should be ready to see them on any website. While there is no surprise that insecure websites are showing such ads for their visitors, now we should start looking for them on reputable and trustworthy websites as well. You should be especially careful after the latest report, saying that hackers have already started to place their malicious advertisements on such popular sites as DailyMotion or Yahoo. According to security experts, those who were tricked into clicking on malicious DailyMotion ads were made to visit a malicious website, which displayed a message from 'Microsoft Antivirus'. It reported about critical processes that should be cleaned for preventing system damage and offered downloading a trial version of some security application. If you are not familiar with such scams, you might be one of those who believed this malvertising campaign and agreed to download virus. It seems that scammers have already tricked hundreds of Windows and Mac OS users. The most interesting thing is that they make them install a fake More...

How to get rid of Aw, Snap! error message?

January 30, 2014
aw-snap
Many people on the Internet report about Aw, Snap! error message. It typically reappears when using Google Chrome web browser and trying to open a certain website, which crashes unexpectedly. People are seeing Aw, Snap! when trying to get into Facebook, Youtube and other popular websites. However, it can also show up when using Google Drive and similar services. Once it shows up, it More...

SophosLabs warns: data-stealing trojan attacks Mac users!

January 22, 2014
mac-malware
It seems that those days when people believed that Macs can't be vulnerable to viruses can be forgotten.. According to a recent SophosLabs announcement, hackers have recently started spreading a data-stealing Trojan, which is aimed at Apple's customers. In fact, this malware can infect any possible OS and then act accordingly. However, Mac users have a higher risk of getting infected More...

2013 year summary and what to expect in 2014

January 16, 2014
2013 was exciting year for 2spyware, which was clearly dedicated for helping you all protect your computers against malware, viruses and other cyber infections. It seems that this time was spent meaningfully because we have received thousands of different comments saying how thankful you all are. In order to show you how busy we were last year, we decided to make this small 2013 year summary. It seems that the most More...

How to block Project Free TV ads?

January 14, 2014
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Several years ago, the idea about watching the latest episode of Gossip Girl or Twilight during the lunch break for some people was only a dream. However, today the Internet is full of various offers to watch the latest TV shows and movies on a computer or mobile device without paying a penny. Of course, who could say ‘no’ to a free television? Nevertheless, these websites have to live somehow and if they don’t More...

Beware! Facebook won’t be closed in March, it’s just a hoax!

January 08, 2014
facebook-closing-hoax
No matter that it's only the second week of the new year, it seems that Facebook has already been involved to a new hoax. It says that Facebook will be closed in the middle of March because it has too many members. Of course, it also explains how people can continue using this social network and prevent the elimination of More...

Experts: beware of the browser-based ransomware!

December 23, 2013
fbi-department-of-defense-virus
Month by month, scammers update their ransomware viruses and use more and more advanced ways for attacking people's computers. After locking them down, these viruses try to convince their victims that they violated tens of different laws and now have to pay a fine. Of course, paying the money means the only thing – the loss of the money. Typically, the distribution of ransomware viruses relies on trojan horse, which is used to infect computer and download malicious files that belong to specific ransomware version. However, it seems that soon scammers won't need these viruses in order to start showing their misleading ads on people's computers. That's because, according to experts, they have started promoting the browser-based ransomware, which can affect not only those computers that run Windows OS, but the ones that have Apple's Mac OS X running on them. In most of the cases, this browser-based ransomware relies on such domain names as http://fbi(dot)gov(dot)id[random numbers](dot)com and similar. Of course, you only need to remember that the official FBI's website is www(dot)fbi(gov) and you will know that you are dealing with More...

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