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Payslip Email SPAM

What is Payslip?

"Payslip" is an email spam campaign discovered by My Online Security. Cyber criminals use this campaign to spread a trojan-type virus called TrickBot. The email contains text informing users of a 'payment' and encourages them to open an attached MS Office document for more details. This document is malicious - it downloads and installs the aforementioned malware.

   
Agefeed.com Redirect

What is agefeed.com?

agefeed.com is a rogue website identical to dealclicks.us, bestadbid.com, redirecting.zone, and many others. It redirects users to various other deceptive (potentially, malicious) websites.

Research shows that many visitors arrive at agefeed.com inadvertently - they are redirected by intrusive advertisements (delivered by other rogue sites) or potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that typically infiltrate systems without consent. As well as causing redirects, potentially unwanted programs deliver intrusive advertisements and record various user-system information.

   
Monthly Invoice Email SPAM

What is Monthly Invoice?

Discovered by malware security researcher, Brad, "Monthly Invoice" is a spam email campaign used to promote Emotet and IcedID trojans.

Deceptive emails contain a message stating that users have received an invoice and encourages them to visit the URL included. The opened website immediately triggers download of an MS Office document. These documents stealthily download and install the aforementioned trojans.

   
Chrominio Virus

What is Chrominio?

Chrominio is a rogue application that typically infiltrates systems without users' consent (the "bundling" method). Following infiltration, Chrominio generates pop-up windows (in the bottom right corner of the screen) that encourage users to install "New Chromium Version". This is a scam - users will simply end up downloading and installing a type of rogue Chromium Internet browser.

   
HM Revenue & Customs Outstanding Amount Email SPAM

What is HM Revenue & Customs Outstanding Amount?

First discovered by My Online Security, "HM Revenue & Customs Outstanding Amount" is a spam campaign similar to You Have A Santander Secure Email. Cyber criminals employ this spam campaign to spread a trojan-type virus called TrickBot. The message states that the user has outstanding bills that have not been paid.

To see all details, the victim is encouraged to open an email attachment (MS Office document). Once opened, however, the malicious attachment downloads and installs TrickBot malware.

   
You Have A Santander Secure Email SPAM

What is You Have A Santander Secure Email?

Discovered by My Online Security, "You Have A Santander Secure Email" is one of the latest spam campaigns used to spread TrickBot trojan

The deceptive email contains text claiming that the user has received a message from a Santander Bank employee. It also contains an attachment (a malicious Microsoft Office document), which users are encouraged to open. Bear in mind, however, that this malicious file stealthily downloads and installs malware.

   
TaxInfoHelp Toolbar

What is hp.myway.com?

Developers (Mindspark Interactive Network [also known as IAC Applications]) present TaxInfoHelp as a legitimate application that supposedly provides users with access to various tax forms and tax-related information. Initially, TaxInfoHelp may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app often infiltrates systems without permission.

In addition, it stealthily modifies browser settings. For these reasons, TaxInfoHelp is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker.

   
Browsing Secure Adware

What is Browsing Secure?

Browsing Secure is a deceptive application claiming to protect systems when users enter malicious sites - "Browsing Secure This browser application is designed to secure your browser, while surfing the internet". Initially, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, the Browsing Secure app is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

One of the main reasons for these negative associations, is stealth installation without users' permission. Following successful infiltration, Browsing Secure generates intrusive advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.

   
SearchAwesome Adware

What is SearchAwesome?

Developers state that the SearchAwesome application enhances the web browsing experience by providing search-related features. Many users believe that SearchAwesome is legitimate and useful, however, this app often infiltrates systems without permission.

In addition, it delivers intrusive advertisements and records user-system information relating to browsing habits. Therefore, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.

   
ThePresidentSays Toolbar

What is hp.myway.com?

ThePresidentSays is a rogue application developed by Mindspark Interactive Network (also known as IAC Applications). This application claims to deliver the latest tweets from Donald Trump. Therefore, many users believe that ThePresidentSays is legitimate and useful.

In fact, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. The main reasons for these negative associations are infiltration without consent and promotion of a fake search engine (hp.myway.com).

   

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