by   May 17 2011   
Out of all the types of viruses you can collect the type I like the most is via hacked advertisement servers or from some advertisement agencies that think this is how to promote software. I've read CEO's write press releases about such things after thousands posted issues of software installing via ads that they didn't want. How did that happen? It was all scripted, so who is telling the truth? Let's let the virus tell the story.

Malware Advertisement Redirect

Out of all the types of viruses you can collect the type I like the most is via hacked advertisement servers or from some advertisement agencies that think this is how to promote software.

I've seen CEO's write press releases about such things after thousands posted issues of software installing via ads that they didn't want. How did that happen?

It was all scripted, so who is telling the truth? Let's let the virus tell the story.

Malware and the Advertisement Redirect.

Secure Your PC Malware Advertisement Redirect

The Advertisement Redirect Popup or Iframe virus warning is about the most annoying thing on the internet today. It's only Second to those Flash Ads that buzz, jiggle, bounce, dance, you get the point.

This will be a on going topic regarding Viruses embedded into web site advertisements.

We do have a script that seems to detect malformed advertisements. Because malformed advertisements are a hit and miss we can not be sure but we are still testing. If all works this could mean websites plus your web browser could defend against these types of virus delivery packages.

Disclaimer: Most all site owners and admins are unaware of the problems some of their advertisers cause. Nearly all the websites you visit are not directly trying to infect your computer. Every advertisement related virus we have seen has always come from an IFrame embeded ad which seems to always be traced back to the advertisers server not the websites server.

Here will be posted full links to the pages where the advertisement appeared and attempted to install a virus or third party application.

Threat Detected!

Most of the sites have one thing in common. They use a javascript advertisement rotating banner / cube style format which seems to allow easier virus downloads for visitors.

DigitalSpy was one of the first I found.
DeviantArt.Com was last weeks find.
ComputerUser.Com is this weeks virus site found.

The Advertisement that was used at ComputerUser.Com wasn't seen but the page visited was redirected to scanner.secure-your-pc . info / scan.php? campaign=mmb_67713961&landid=6

It is very clear these are advertisers installing viruses on your computers and promoting these viruses as virus removal software.

The issue is these sites send to you a virus / malware / spyware without your knowledge.

Most are new viruses created with the virus kit. They typically install ExtortionWare prompting you to install and pay for malware and spyware removal software. (Typically after you have installed their free versions which most times are all fake.)

It is an article I was reading.
When I scrolled about halfway down the page redirected me to the link of the virus download.

Now after returning to the page and testing it again by scrolling down it once again redirected me but now the site that I was redirected to toss an error.

Here's the page message:

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Sorry, server is not avaliable. Please click on the Back button and refresh the page.

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Below is the link:
http:// run.secure- your-pc .info/ paramss= sbbOnK7Rpq2elZekrpja0tCYz9W9zc3F4LrQ2cDX4ZI=

Notice the spelling of "Available" which they spell "avaliable" .

It's time to start following how to lock out advertisements that run scripts to protect your computer.
This is the third attempt on my computer in 2 weeks.
At more than $100.00 on average for virus removal and folder recovery it's going to be very costly for the visitors.
It might be time to stop visiting any site that offers javascripts inside of iframes



You see, the advertisements that are offered often are like politicians, they say one thing and then redirect you to something completely different.

 

 

Out of all the types of viruses you can collect the type I like the most is via hacked advertisement servers or from some advertisement agencies that think this is how to promote software. I've read CEO's write press releases about such things after thousands posted issues of software installing via ads that they didn't want. How did that happen? It was all scripted, so who is telling the truth? Let's let the virus tell the story.