Remove Bizcoaching.info Virus (Uninstall Guide)

Adware or other malicious applications use an advertising platform called Bizcoaching for the display of pop-up advertisements associated with bizcoaching.info. These advertisements may indicate that your device is infected with Tracur, Pihar, ZeroAccess/Sirefef rootkit, although unwanted programs or adware might also cause the same effect. If your computer is infected, the pop-ups will appear no matter what internet browser or search engine you are using. The advertisements will be displayed when you’re using Google search or just browsing the internet.

By displaying pop-up ads or sponsored links this infection increases web traffic and gathers sales leads for certain websites. These activities result in increased profits for the people behind the Bizcoaching platform.

The Bizcoaching developers spread the virus using many different methods. First of all, the trojan might reach the computer via email. The letters might have links to corrupted websites or have the virus attached directly to them. Furthermore, malicious websites may distribute the virus using the drive-by-download method. Sometimes the user might be fooled that he is installing useful and trustworthy software when in fact it is bundled with malware. Finally, this virus might be associated with peer-to-peer file sharing webpages as the software provided by those websites might be containing malware, in addition to the desired programs.

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Carberp Trojan Source Code Has Been Leaked

Recently a source code for the Carberp Trojan, which is worth around $40,000, has leaked and is now available for free. The source of the leak is a certain underground forum. This situation resembles the one concerning Zeus Trojan, which code leaked few years ago. It resulted in the creation of new similar viruses. Investigators are concerned that recent events might also end up with the same scenario.

The source code of Carberp leaked last week. The first published file containing the virus was protected with password, but on Monday the password itself was also presented in the forums. This allowed everyone including the researchers to access the file. Previously the trojan was used as a private crimeware kit by a group of criminals from Russia. Following the arrests of some members of the gang in 2012 the Carberp Trojan was offered to the internet community for a staggering $40,000 price.

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Remove Dlinksearch.com Virus (Uninstall Guide)

If you’re constantly being redirected to www1.dlinksearch.com while surfing the net it might indicate that your computer is infected with malware. A browser hijacker is the usual cause of this inconvenience. The hijacker is compatible with all major internet browsers including Firefox, Chrome, Safari and IE. Furthermore, after the computer is infected the hijacker will set a different home page and change the default search engine to dlinksearch.com. The malware might also modify some other browser settings. All these changes and modifications will make a simple internet browsing a hard and nerve wrecking task.

dlinksearch.com virus

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Remove Conduit Search Virus (Search.Conduit.com Uninstall)

Search.Conduit.com is a website alleged for unethical activities as it is sometimes used by cyber criminals. Conduit Search virus is associated with this web page. It is a browser hijacker which can be found in various Conduit software such as Conduit Community Toolbar. The malware infiltrates internet browser and changes its settings selecting the promoted home page and default search engine. Furthermore, the user is being constantly redirected to various websites associated with Conduit domain name or other third-party web pages and search engines.

Conduit Search Virus

The search engine and toolbar developed by Conduit Apps are associated with freeware. When certain free software is installed user’s browser is being hijacked and as a result the home page and default engine are changed.

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Remove Delta Search Virus (Delta-Search.com Removal)

Delta Search is a search engine, which is used by third parties to promote their websites or products. Having in mind that this particular search engine is not popular, a browser hijacker was created which is compatible with all major browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, IE etc. When the hijacker infects the computer it sets the Delta Search as the default search engine, furthermore it might also adjust home page settings or bookmarks. The malware also performs constant browser redirections leading to various websites, which eventually become really annoying. Moreover, every time you open a new browser tab the official Delta-Search.com website appears in it.

Delta Search Virus

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The Price for Twitter Followers Has Dropped in 2013

Twitter, one of the biggest social networks, has an underground market, which recently witnessed a significant decrease in prices concerning followers. Currently the price of a package containing 1,000 followers dropped almost 50 percent.

Barracuda Labs has been conducting researches associated with Twitter for a long time. Their fields of interest are the amounts of fake accounts and also prices of the artificial followers. The research conducted last year revealed that the price for 1,000 followers is $18, but this year’s investigation showed that it dropped to never seen lows and reaches only $11. This goes to show that the amount of fake accounts has significantly increased while the demand for them has not.

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Remove CouponDropDown Adware (Uninstall Guide)

CouponDropDown is an adware which causes pop-ups or coupons appearing on your screen. The unnecessary application has to infiltrate your internet browser in order to start its work. Although, CouponDropDown presents itself as a browser helper object, but it’s just a source of unwanted pop-ups, which may appear as blue tags saying that you have some sort of coupons.

CouponDropDown virus

The creators publicly present the application as a program for advertising which will show commercial pop-ups as the user browses the internet. Unfortunately, cost-per-click is one of the main source of income for the firm behind CouponDropDown so the links in pop-ups provided by the adware might lead the user to third-parties websites or even malware.

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Citadel Trojan Variant Targets Amazon Customers

Operation executed by U.S law enforcement and Microsoft a few weeks ago led to the destruction of approximately 1,400 Citadel botnets. Unfortunately, a large number of illegal forums still provide the builders of Citadel Trojan for free. As a result, the virus is still remaining a major threat.

The new sub-type of virus appeared in the last few weeks. Now the trojan attacks not only financial institutions or banks but also e-commerce websites and social networks. The virus is activated when the infected device reaches target site, for example Amazon. Then a fake log-on page shows up which looks completely the same as the real one. Furthermore, the corrupt page is adapted to the region the user is located, thus making the whole scam looking legitimate.

Etay Maor, who works for Trusteer and is an expert of Citadel Trojan, told that he is unpleasantly surprised by the amount of sheer effort criminals have put in the virus code to make it geographically specific.

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Investigation of Stuxnet Leak Leads to US Marine General

Recently a former U.S Marine general has been alleged for leaking information about the Stuxnet to the New York Times. The suspects name is Jame ‘Hoss’ Cartwright. He is a four star general, who was the second-highest ranking U.S officer in the past. He retired in 2011. The investigation which began a year ago lasts until now. The general is thought to be the source of information about the ‘Olympic Games’, which is a code name of the operation involving the Stuxnet virus. The project started during the presidency of George W. Bush and lasted under Barack Obama too. Furthermore, Israel were also involved in this operation.

Although the code used in the Stuxnet virus was being examined for a long time, little was known about the creators. The fact that the developers behind the Stuxnet project are U.S and Israel was revealed only on June 1, 2012. A reporter David Sanger released an article quoting unknown source which unraveled the truth by claiming that the organizations that developed the virus for the destruction of the Iranian nuclear program were NSA and Unit 8200 (Israel’s intelligence unit which is responsible for code decryption and collecting signal intelligence).

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Remove Pageset.com Virus (Uninstall Guide)

If your current home page is suddenly changed to Pageset.com it might indicate that your device is infected with a browser hijacker. Furthermore, if your default search engine is changed as well it should concern you even more. Unfortunately, security experts state that the browser hijacker hasn’t got any exact infection file and various unwanted programs might be the source of it. At the moment, the website Pageset.com is the only definite source of the malware. So it is best if the users stayed away from the corrupted website.

Pageset.com Virus

Pageset.com is a search engine and the first impressions are that the page itself is not a harmful at all, and this is almost true. The website alone does not pose big threats, but various types of malware might take advantage of it because the search engine mainly provides sponsored links, thus being an ideal platform to spread viruses and other malware. The whole appearance of Pageset.com looks trustworthy as it has shortcuts to popular websites such as Yahoo!, Youtube, Facebook, Hotmail and Amazon, and this is one of the reasons why the website is successful in deceiving users and so attractive to the criminals.

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