Category Archives: Malware

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 »

What is a PUP?

We  wanted to share this interesting article by our friends at Emsisoft – we think it will help you better understand PUPs and why you don’t want to have any. Most antivirus programs don’t prevent, detect or remove PUPs — yet PUPs can be as disruptive as viruses and Trojans — and you’re far more likely to encounter… Read More »

Unchecky checks to make sure you don’t leave sneakware checkboxes checked

Windows users, more than anyone else are targets for sneaky installers that add unwanted programs to your computer, and hijacking toolbars to your browsers. If you keep installing bundled sneakware, your computer will become erratic and start becoming unresponsive — and if you let it go on and on, it will start doing odd things — and finally… Read More »