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February 8, 2017 - Spigot browser hijackers of this family are easy to recognize and in our opinion hardly worth installing because they add no more functionality then a few bookmarks. We hope this post helps you to avoid them in the future.

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December 22, 2016 - PC Pitstop makes several products including PC Matic, PC Magnum, Optimize, Driver Alert, and Disk MD. As of a few weeks ago, we detect these products as PUP.Optional, here is why.

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December 14, 2016 - As a demonstration of how Tech Support Scammers operate and try to lure victims into calling their number, we show you some snippets of the code, explaining what they're up to.

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October 21, 2016 - Content Protector is an adware that is offered as a netfiltering program. This seems a bit strange for ad-supported software. It also comes with it's own certificate.

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October 11, 2016 - A new Youndoo hijacker from the Elex family copies most of the settings from an existing Chrome user account to create a fake, infected one.

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October 7, 2016 - For this PUP Friday post, we're going to look into PUPs that we can simply classify as "Downloaders". We have sampled a bundler offering the program called Internet Download Manager, which is capable of downloading other files we detect as PUP and connects to sites leading to suspicious destinations.

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October 5, 2016 - We are getting even more critical about what we call a PUP, and what what we are going to be detecting and removing from user systems.

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September 30, 2016 - Last Friday, I wrote about a set of 6 PUP apps by Nikoff Security. This week, there have been some new developments in the story, some good news and some bad news.

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September 23, 2016 - My attention was drawn a few weeks ago to a group of 6 apps in the Mac App Store, all made by someone named Nicholas Ebner. I downloaded the apps and ran them through their paces, and quickly my suspicions were confirmed.

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September 21, 2016 - The hosts file is the internet variant of a personal phonebook. We discuss a few malware variants that replace or change that phonebook, so you end up calling the wrong sites. The ones they want you to call.

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