Category Archives: Malware

Beware Softonic — The Ubiquitous Software Parasite

If you search for freeware programs using Google, Bing or Yahoo search, more than likely one of the top 3 or 4 search results is going to be Softonic (en.softonic). And if you click the link to download from Softonic, you’re in for a long ride, and you’ll be setting up your computer for hijackers, toolbars, annoying advertisements,… Read More »

Malware-infected ads featured on Yahoo’s home page for several days this month

Adverts on Yahoo’s homepage were infected with malware designed to mine the Bitcoin virtual currency, according to security experts. Yahoo confirmed that for a four-day period in January, malware was served in ads on its homepage. Experts estimate that as many as two million European users could have been hit. Security firm Light Cyber said the malware was… Read More »