Trojan horse proxy.ahiy and AVG

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

A lot of people seem to be reporting today that AVG is finding files to be infected with trojan horse proxy.ahiy or trojan horse proxy ahiy. From what I’ve seen, although that may be a valid virus designation from AVG, they are also reporting many legitimate files as this trojan proxy ahiy. AVG is acknowledging [...]

Would you like spyware with that? Apple too….

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

These stories come up from time to time. A free giveaway of some sort and it turns out that there’s spyware or a virus embedded, company gives a big “whoops” and fixes things by replacing them…. McDonalds had a promotion going where up to 10,000 people could win a flash based mp3 player they also [...]

Beware visiting Samsung’s site

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Betanews is reporting that Samsung’s site has been hacked and is currently serving up malware in some areas. user intervention is required for it to run on the users pc, but be cautious. Samsung has been notified, but as of Friday morning (according to the report) the trojan horse is still there. I really wonder [...]

Pretty, shiny usb drive is all it takes to compromise security….

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Sometimes you just want to cry… This writeup is an example of the “soft underbelly” of every network’s security plan… the users. Basically, you have a group that was hired to do a computer security audit of a credit union. They were told that some of the main concerns were social engineering (easy sharing of [...]

WMF 0-day exploit

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

There seems to be a 0-day exploit involving WMF (Windows Meta File’s) according to SANS. Here’s their lead-in Just when we thought that this will be another slow day, a link to a working unpatched exploit in, what looks like Windows Graphics Rendering Engine, has been posted to Bugtraq.    Send article as PDF   

Disinfecting a PC… part 5

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

OK, we’re moving on to BHOdemon to take care of the browser helper objects. Unfortunately it looks like BHODemon is not being currently maintained, the developer has had a housefire. I am very sorry, but BHODemon is currently on hiatus, as I no longer have the time to devote to it (due to a house [...]


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