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YoKenny

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New Koobface Variant Drops Scareware and Click Fraud Malware
« on: September 02, 2009, 01:26:02 AM »
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New Koobface Variant Drops Scareware and Click Fraud Malware
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A new Koobface variant has been detected spreading in the wild and has been analyzed by security researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The analysis revealed that illegal money schemes used by its creators include scareware distribution and click fraud via rogue affiliate advertising programs.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Koobface-Variant-Drops-Scareware-and-Click-Fraud-Malware-120657.shtml

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Re: New Koobface Variant Drops Scareware and Click Fraud Malware
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 01:27:14 AM »
Thanks yokenny
Hope this variant is detected by avast
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Re: New Koobface Variant Drops Scareware and Click Fraud Malware
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009, 10:28:05 AM »
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Thanks for the info, Yk.


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Re: New Koobface Variant Drops Scareware and Click Fraud Malware
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009, 11:06:47 AM »
It certainly can cause major problems. Thanks YoKenny  :)

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Re: New Koobface Variant Drops Scareware and Click Fraud Malware
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2009, 01:29:37 AM »
Thanks for the info.  I have this virus (ok I admit I'm an idiot for clicking the fake flash upgrade).  Resides in Windows / freddy62.exe with other files.  Avast did not catch it ... see also http://www.virusremovalguru.com/?p=3726.  It redirects IE and Firefox browsers, but for some reason not Safari.  I haven't tried the removal yet, will post any success.