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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.