Last week, Security Researcher Pieter Arntz gave us a comprehensive overview of Mindspark, a marketing company, and its toolbar’s ability to lure users into more questionable installs. These files, in return, add more files and greatly modify the affected system’s registry.

Senior Malware Researcher Jérôme Segura discussed a recent critical bug on Internet Explorer that allows the drive-by download of malware. Affected versions are from 3 to 11. Fortunately, Microsoft already released the patch to fix this.

Lastly, Segura spotlighted on the statement the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) had issued about the new twist in tech support telephone scams: more and more of them are using pop-ups.

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Safe surfing, everyone!

The Malwarebytes Labs Team