Karagany Isn’t a Doctor, but Plays One on Your PC

November 22, 2010By Andrew Brandt

A Trojan that pulls a sly performance of now-you-see-me-now-you-don’t disguises itself on an infected system as the Adobe Updater, a real program that’s installed alongside such mainstay applications as the Adobe Reader. This…read more

Fakealerts: Building a Better Mousetrap

November 25, 2009By Andrew Brandt

In general, the use of fakealerts – those bogus warnings that look like your PC has started some sort of antivirus scan on its own, then predict imminent doom if you don’t buy…read more

Trojan Uses Commercial Firewall to Block AV Updates

October 16, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Purveyors of rogue security products continue to bulk up their arsenal of stupid tricks, all of which are designed to induce either fear or frustration in victims. Increasingly, certain distributions of rogue antivirus…read more

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