Category Archives: Malware

iYogi Remote Repair — Its Trickery Borders On Scamming

Repair scams: Let’s take a look at  iYogi All Windows users iYogi is a remote support outfit whose home office is in India. They have “local headquarters” in the USA, United Kingdom, and elsewhere around the world. “Local Headquarters” is in quotes because iYogi does not have a physical presence anywhere other than India. Now before we get… Read More »

How Embarassing

The following is an email we received from Avast. It must be very embarrassing for a company which makes security software for consumers can’t secure their own Web site. If we were Avast users (which we are not) we’d  have second thoughts.  Dear Cloudeight, The AVAST forum is currently offline and will remain so for a brief period.… Read More »

Hack Any Friend’s Facebook Account Scam

Hack Any Friend’s Facebook Scam False promises on Facebook: it’s a recurring theme adopted by spammers. This time, it’s a Facebook post that begins as follows: UPDATE LINK FOR FACEBOOK HACKING F.A.C.B.O.O.K —-H.A.C.K.I.N.G(ONLY FOR EDUCATION PURPOSES) The content of the post includes a link to a Google document and written instructions on how to hack your friend’s Facebook… Read More »

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 »