Beware of fake security and update web sites

Malicious persons responsible for the spread of corrupt anti-spyware tools and rogue security-related programs as well as dangerous parasites that install them seem to have found a new way to push their useless malicious software to victim computers. Now they run fake security and update web sites that imitate the look of popular fully legitimate resources such as Microsoft Update. Some harmful sites try to look like the web browser’s standard error pages. The only difference between them and the originals are tiny, but conspicuous advertisements and links leading to insecure Internet resources. Some links and ads may also silently install certain parasites without asking for user permission.

Fake security and update web sites are used to distribute mostly corrupt anti-spyware programs including the infamous SpyAxe, WinHound, WinFixer, The Spy Guard, RazeSpyware, PSGuard and plenty of other rogue products. Users often get redirected to these websites if their computers are infected with some widely spread trojans and adware parasites, as these pests display bogus warning messages alerting users that their PCs are infected and offering corrupt anti-spyware to eliminate the parasites. Needless to say that purchased rogue products not only don’t get rid of present threats, but install loads more.

Alex Eckelberry, president of Sunbelt Software, maker of CounterSpy, which is one of the most powerful and popular spyware removers, did a good job providing information about currently available fake security and update web sites. The following addresses should NOT be visited, as bogus information published on these pages is used to trick visitors into purchasing useless dangerous products:

amaena[dot]com (IP – 66.244.254.64; mimics a security-related web site)
dns404[dot]net (IP – 85.255.115.174; looks like a standard error page)
downldboost[dot]com (IP – 85.255.115.180; mimics a security-related web site)
hdnsservidce[dot]com (IP – 85.255.115.179; mimics a security-related web site)
needupdate[dot]com (IP – 85.255.115.130; mimics a security-related web site)
notfound404[dot]com (IP – 85.255.115.131; looks like a standard error page)
securityerrors[dot]com (IP – 85.255.115.170; mimics a security-related web site)
securitywarnings[dot]net (IP – 85.255.115.172; mimics a security-related web site)
syserrors[dot]com (IP – 85.255.115.131; mimics a security-related web site)
systemwarning[dot]com (IP – 85.255.115.172; mimics a security-related web site)
updateyoursystem[dot]com (IP – 85.255.115.132; mimics a security-related web site)
warningmessage[dot]com (IP – 85.255.115.130; mimics a security-related web site)
yoursystemupdate[dot]com (IP – 85.255.115.173; mimics a security-related web site)

If your web browser redirects you to one of the above resources, your system might be infected with certain parasites. In such case obtain a legitimate spyware remover to get rid of present security and privacy threats and keep rogue products like SpyAxe off your system.


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