Posts tagged scam

another UKash scam


another wrapper for the UKash scam.

Resolved with C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe in about 45 minutes.



yahoo scam

Mouse over on the ‘from address’ is always a good idea. Never be fooled by such emails.. In this case, the scammers email address for transmission is revealed. Seems it’s the season for scams.. watch out !!!

screenshot.1417781196Of course another clue is the daft web location where the scam is hosted . .eg :


another facebook Adriana scam, in spam



Dec 4 at 9:40 PM

Conduit ‘scam’

    If your computer displays this Conduit search, be careful..IMG_20140606_104122



downloading their partners ‘free software’ may put a wrapper that will prevent desktop GUI  loading and return a payment screen to resolve the issue.

Customer paid the £31.08 and, of course problems not fixed.

Sent them away with details of how to envoke a fraud case with their bank.

System restore, Spybot and ccleaner resolved issue in this case..


DriverUpdate by SlimWare Utilities Inc. is an acrimonious piece of bloatware.

DriverUpdate by SlimWare Utilities Inc. is an acrimonious piece of bloatware, which passed itself as an HP printer-driver updater to install itself on my Windows 7. Now it refuses to be uninstalled. Do not fall for it.

HMRC phishing ‘scam’

HMRC phishing scam. This is one example of the scam email. we have found various different versions

"Thank you for your registration details which have been recorded for email alerts purposes only.

We expect to send you three email alerts a year - February, May and December. These will give you the links to the latest Employer Bulletin and HMRC PAYE Tools (previously the Employer CD-ROM).HMRC may also issue other messages throughout the year.

Please complete all relevant sections of the attached application form and attach the appropriate documents to confirm your identity.

Reply to this email as this mailbox is monitored for incoming mail." contains trojan+horse+generic_r.DLZ

screenshot.25-02-2014 09.37.04What is Trojan horse Generic_r?

Trojan horse Generic_r is a malicious application that allows hackers to remotely access you computer system letting them modify files, steal personal information and install more unwanted software. These kinds of threats, called Trojan horse, must be sent to you by someone or carried by another program. They may also arrive thanks to unwanted downloads on infected websites or installed with online games or other internet-driven applications. Most Trojan horses can be detected and removed by AVG. Trojan horse Generic_r is currently ranked 45 in the world of online malware, affecting between 500,000 and 1,000,000 users, in 93 countries

ukash scam


ukash scam.

Metropolitan-Police-Virus-2At the command prompt, if you are using Windows Vista, 7 or 8 type C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe , and then press ENTER.
If you are using Windows XP, you will need to type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.

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