Tag Archive for virus

Koobface Facebook Trojan On The March Again

Reports in that the Koobface virus/trojan than sometimes plagues Facebook is back on the march again. Of course, these reports may not be very reliable, as they are from personal status updates on Facebook! Just spotted this Facebook status update: “Virus spreading like wildfire on Fb and My Space! It is a trojan worm called…

Google Image Search Updated – But Be Careful

Google has updated its Image Search Engine and it looks really good. But while browsing today I came across 2 Trojan horse attack sites (Avast! picked up and blocked the attack). Neither image was naughty, in fact one image was of Marissa Mayer herself, the brains behind search at Google. So this post is really…

Facebook Candid Camera Messages Spreading Virus

My Dad called me today to say that he had a problem with his PC. A rogue anti-virus got installed on his PC and has hijacked it. He is running McAfee AV but that failed to stop it, although he did admit that he saw warnings, but really thought at the time that the virus…

Conficker Virus Starts Installing Mystery Software

There is currently a major PC virus attack in progress, which is affecting millions of PC’s, and mostly is going unnoticed by home computer owners that do not follow PC security news, or run AV software. The virus is called Conflicker, and appeared in October 2008. All the major AV houses spotted it and informed…