Latest Adware Stories

2009-03-02 11:11:00

This adware was distributed largely through comments on Digg.com and YouTube GLENDALE, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a world leader in IT security, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's anti-malware laboratory, detected an increase of more than 400 percent in the infection rate of the adware VideoPlay from January to February of this year.

2009-02-10 14:08:00

- Cyber-criminals are using accounts that are likely stolen to post comments with links supposedly pointing to videos of celebrities such as Christian Bale, Megan Fox or Jessica Simpson - Users that try to watch these videos will be asked to download a codec.

2009-02-10 09:00:00

Verizon Wireless First to Offer Consumers Location-Based Mobile Alerting System that Utilizes the WeatherBug Network of Nationwide Weather Sensors BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb.

2009-01-08 09:01:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced the general availability of its 2008 annual report. Last year PandaLabs detected an average of 35,000 malware samples each day, 22,000 of which were new infections.

2008-10-01 12:45:00

Microsoft and Washington State’s Attorney General filed lawsuits in an attempt to protect frightened customers from buying useless software from scam artists.

2008-09-16 09:00:24

Untangle today announced its Re-Router Technology - the first solution that enables Windows desktops to also perform network gateway services like blocking spam, spyware, viruses, adware and inappropriate websites for the whole network.

2008-09-16 16:15:00

Internet security firm McAfee Inc. says that searching for images of your favorite celebrities could come with a dangerous risk to your computer’s wellbeing.

2008-09-02 09:00:25

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Overview: IAC Consumer Applications & Portals, Inc.

2008-08-19 15:00:47

By DUNKERLEY, Adam There are many antivirus programs available, either in retail stores or over the internet, and most new computers come with a pre- installed trial version which expires after 30 days or so.

2008-08-14 12:00:28

Two well-known threats have ranked high on BitDefender's Top Ten E-Threats in July. According to BitDefender analysts, Trojan.Clicker.CM and Trojan.Downloader.WMA.Wimad.N, which have remained relevant throughout the summer, ranked first and second place on the list of dangerous threats.

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  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
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