QxSearch hijacker fakes failed installs

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:06:16 +0000

QxSearch is a group of search hijackers that try to make the user think the install failed or was incomplete. Is it that they don’t want to be found and removed? Or just bad programming?

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A week in security (June 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:09:19 +0000

A roundup of security news from June 10–16, including MegaCortex, the latest news on privacy, the abuse of Twitter’s Lists feature, and more.

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Adware and PUPs families add push notifications as an attack vector

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:36:14 +0000

Push notifications are being added to the arsenal of PUPs, adware, and even a Trojan browser extension that spams Facebook groups.

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Crack hunting: not all it’s cracked up to be

Credit to Author: Tammy Stewart| Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0000

People sometimes ask us in the forums if a keygen or software crack is safe to use. In this post, we’ll describe what happened when one of our researchers went crack hunting, and why it is often unsafe to carry out this activity.

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A user’s right to choose: Why Malwarebytes detects Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +0000

By identifying and detecting Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), Malwarebytes protects its users while giving them the right to choose whether they continue using their services. Learn why we do this, and how software programs can be reconsidered as legitimate under our PUP criteria.

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CyberByte steals Malwarebytes’ intellectual property

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:42:15 +0000

CyberByte has stolen Malwarebytes’ intellectual property, and has been using our data without permission in their CyberByte Antivirus software.

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Stolen security logos used to falsely endorse PUPs

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:35:05 +0000

To gain the trust of users, the makers of PUPs put the logos of reputable security and tech firms on their websites to imply their product is endorsed by the companies. They are not.

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A week in security (November 6 – November 12)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:47:53 +0000

Learn what happened in the world of security during the week of November 6 through 12. Bitcoin multiplier scams, exploit kits, cryptocurrency mining, and a bogus WhatsApp app.

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