PUP Friday: Content Protector

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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Youndoo creates new Chrome profile

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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PUP Friday: Let’s talk generic

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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Malwarebytes gets tougher on PUPs

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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Explained: WMI hijackers

This post describes how WMI hijackers work and why they are hard to find on an affected system. It also shows an example of such a hijacker called Yeabests after the domain it hijacks to.

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