Norton Latest Release Causes Problems for Users

We have been receiving a higher number of “issues” in our support queue with users running Norton – it appears Norton has pulled the latest release that was issued last Wednesday and is requesting users run a fix tool and/or downgrade their product.

PC World Article
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/170810/symantec_offers_fix_for_buggy_norton_patch.html

Here’s a Norton tool to fix the problem:
http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20090821103237EN

Fake Videos : Michael Bisping Post Fight Interview

I had a friend call me last night to tell me that his computer was infected after he did “nothing” – typical 🙂 After a little investigation I found out that he was searching for a post fight interview from UFC 100 for a fighter named “Michael Bisping” who was knocked out by Dan “Hendo” Henderson. He found a nice link on Google that led to the following series of events (don’t try this at home!):

Video site indicating they have the video….

Now just click to watch the video…..

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan after attempting to watch video….

As you can see these links are floating around Google, Yahoo and MSN. Remember, think before you click!

If you have come across these types of situations, it’s a good idea to scan with SUPERAntiSpyware to make sure your system is clean!

New Rogue : PC Security 2009

PC Security 2009 is a new/updated rogue. We have updated our definitions to detect and remove all traces of this rogue.

PC Security 2009 Application
Rogue - PC Security Main Screen

Rogue - PC Security Main Screen

Files/Folders Created
%CSIDL_PROGRAMS%PC_SECURITY2009
%CSIDL_PROGRAMS%PC_SECURITY2009PC_SECURITY2009.LNK
%CSIDL_PROGRAMS%PC_SECURITY2009UNINSTALL.LNK
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009AVENGN.DLL
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009HTMLAYOUT.DLL
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009PC_SECURITY2009.CFG
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009PC_SECURITY2009.EXE
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009PTHREADVC2.DLL
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009UNINSTALL.EXE
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009WSCUI.CPL
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009DATA
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009DATADAILY.CVD
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009MICROSOFT.VC80.CRT
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009MICROSOFT.VC80.CRTMICROSOFT.VC80.CRT.MANIFEST
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009MICROSOFT.VC80.CRTMSVCM80.DLL
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009MICROSOFT.VC80.CRTMSVCP80.DLL
%PROGRAMFILES%PC_SECURITY2009MICROSOFT.VC80.CRTMSVCR80.DLL

Registry Items Created/Added
HKLMSOFTWAREPC_Security2009
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun#PC Security 2009 = “C:Program FilesPC_Security2009PC_Security2009.exe” /hide
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPC_Security2009
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPC_Security2009#DisplayName = PC Security 2009
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPC_Security2009#UninstallString = C:Program FilesPC_Security2009Uninstall.exe

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New Rogue : System Tuner

System Tuner is a new/updated rogue claiming to “tune” your system. We have updated our definitions to detect and remove all traces of this rogue.

System Tuner Application
Rogue - System Tuner Main Screen

Files/Folders Created
%CSIDL_PROGRAMS%SYSTEMTUNER
%PROGRAMFILES%SYSTEMTUNER

Registry Items Created/Added
HKLMSOFTWARESystemTuner
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSystemTuner

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