Another interesting spyaxe note



Incidents.org has a note on a recently noted trojan.spaxe.exe, that when on a system will mimic the windows notification dialogue “bubble” near the system tray with the following text.

“Your computer is infected!
Windows has detected spyware infection.

It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss.
Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you.

Click here to protect your computer from spyware.”


Clicking on the information balloon will download spyaxe which has been previously noted as a wolf in sheeps clothing…

Symantec has details on it as well. (Includes illustrations.)

What’s troubling is this – how many times have I had someone ask how to tell a legitimate popup notification from an illegitimate? At one time I mentioned that the “thought bubbles” that popup near the tray especially those associated with the windowsupdate icon ( a little globe with the microsoft “flag” on it) should be fine… and this spoofs that exactly. Explaining this stuff to people gets tougher everyday.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • How to Remove Cyber Security | Cyber Security Removal Guide Cyber Security is a rogue antivirus application. It is in the same family as totalsecurity (total security Removal Guide) and SystemSecurity. This software installs through web popups and trojan horse activity makes false claims about your system being compromised by viruses and other security problems, hijacks we browser activity claiming......
  • Disinfecting a PC... part 2 Ok, the last post got a bit long with the hijackthis log, but I wanted to include the whole picture. I put a few comments in, but thought it might be useful to include the notes I took at the time. For starters I leave it unplugged from the network.......
  • My * messed up my computer Since the massive id theft ring was uncovered, I've been reading the Sunbeltblog frequently. Today, they have an interesting post about the various explanations for spyware on peoples computers. They tag it the "other person syndrome". I've heard this before too. "Well, the neighbors kids were over and ever since......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Comparison Between Free Of Charge And Paid Web Comparison between free of charge and paid Web security software has turn into a main subject of discussion amongst probably the most of all computer users recently. Numerous people who have employed both free of charge as well as paid Web security software place their strong opinions. Although many people......
  • Fishing Report: February 11, 2011 Lakes and Saltwater Berryessa: If you are looking for strong bass fishing you are going to be able to find it here relatively easily. The temperature is constantly rising, which is going to give you better chances at success. You are going to want to avoid the flats, however, as......
  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 Features: Keeps your money and identity safe. Protects against bank account fraud. Safeguards against online shopping threats. Safer Wi-Fi connections. Two way personal firewall. Unique Safe Run Mode for questionable applications and websites. Security Application Monitor to give you full picture on programs installed on your PC. Identity Information......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.


Switch to our mobile site