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Worms are not the major threat anymore (1)

Computer worms used to be the worst malware that could infect a computer some time ago. More

Universities take serious measures against illegal downloaders

Finally, illegal downloaders from American universities will be stopped. More
General News What's new   2007-08-22

New form of Nigerian scam

You have probably seen so-called Nigerian scam e-mails sent by purportedly rich persons, who need to discreetly move money to bank accounts in US, UK or other countries abroad. More
Spam and phishing   2007-05-17

SpyLocked and Spyware Locked updates (2)

We are seeing regular updates of infamous rogues SpyLocked and Spyware Locked. More
Viruses and parasites   2007-05-12

HijackThis acquired by Trend Micro (1)

Trend Micro, one of the leading antivirus and security software companies, acquired HijackThis, probably the most popular tool used in threat analytics and malware removal. More
Anti-spyware software News   2007-03-14

Valentine’s Day patches

On Tuesday, Microsoft released monthly security updates issuing patches to fix 20 vulnerabilities in its most popular software including Windows, Office and even new anti-spyware and antivirus tools. More
News Vulnerabilities   2007-02-15

HpHOSTS ?€“ untrustworthy resource (3)

hpHOSTS is a web site of the community managed hosts file, which is used for blocking access to thousands of malicious web sites. More
Articles Security   2007-02-05

Zango ignores legal settlement

Earlier this month, we wrote that Zango, the infamous adware company, has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a suit brought by the FTC alleging that the company used bad practices to install adware to millions of computers around the world without end user knowledge and consent. More

End of support for Windows XP Service Pack 1

Microsoft ends all support for Windows XP Service Pack 1 today. More
General News   2006-10-10

Hacking AIM (2)

"Have you ever wanted to get on your girlfriends, boyfriends, or just a friends AOL Instant Messenger screen name ... More
News Viruses and parasites   2006-08-10

What’s new on – Issue 5, July, 2006

News MySpace - a playground for malware pushers? New trojan installs itself as a Firefox extension Ad injection Parasite removal guides A sophisticated phish SpyHeal. More
News What's new   2006-08-01

Ad injection

Ben Edelman, reputable anti-spyware expert, has conducted a research on how Vonage, one of the leading providers of broadband phone service, funds spyware. More

Still using Windows 98 or Windows Me? (2)

Are you still using Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows Millennium ? More
General News   2006-07-05

Webroot’s latest State of Spyware

Webroot, one of the leading anti-spyware companies, released the latest State of Spyware Report recently. More

YapBrowser – adware and child porn (1)

180solutions, the infamous adware distributor, got in a very unpleasant situation. More