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System optimizers turning to Tech Support Scams

A new trend, which was also pointed out in our Q1 cybercrime report, is the combination of PUPs and Tech Support Scams. Most of these PUPs are so-called system optimizers. This is worrying as the damage done by PUPs was limited or we would have marked them as malware. By adding Tech Support Scams to […]

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A story of fonts by the EITest HoeflerText campaign

One of the most common malware campaigns from compromised websites is known as EITest and has traditionally been redirecting victims towards exploit kits. But it also has an alternate payload for browsers other than Internet Explorer, specifically for Google Chrome, where it tricks users into downloading a fake font file. The technique first exposed by Proofpoint, is simple […]

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Adware the series, part 1

In this series, we will be using the flowchart below to follow the process of determining which adware we are dealing with. Our objective is to give you an idea of how many different types of adware are around for Windows systems. Though most adware will be classified as PUPs, you will also see the […]