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Fake Android Antivirus Alert!

 February 10, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Apparently, a new malicious application is on the loose that poses as an antivirus software for Android devices. In this post, we give you a quick brief about what this malware is all about. Quick Heal has detected this Android malware as Android.Agent.BU. Before installation, the application asks the user...

TrojanDownloader.Kuluoz.B distributed via image based email

 August 28, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Another United Parcel Service (UPS) spam has been discovered and this involves emails regarding failed package deliveries due to a faulty recipient address. The emails carry different subjects like: Your parcel is not delivered Error in the delivery address ID#7277 Failure to deliver ID #92198 Print your postal label UPS...

Fake Quick Heal Mobile Security application found on Russian website

 August 24, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

In the past we have highlighted numerous fake antivirus applications that are available through unsolicited third-party sources. Installing such apps can turn out to be highly risky and should be actively avoided by Android users. ‘Sideloading’ is the process of installing Android apps from third-party sources other than the Google...

Threatening apps doing the rounds on Google Play

 June 28, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Here are a few potentially risky applications for Android that you should avoid. The first one is a variant of the notorious mobile spyware, Zeus. Users should actively avoid this app, whereas the second one has some serious privacy related implications. Zeus malware poses as security app A new version...

Fake USPS emails continue

 June 15, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Here at Quick Heal we constantly warn Internet users about the continuous outbreaks of fake USPS email scams. We have observed a continuous increase in the percentage of fake USPS emails over the past few months. Given below are some stats about the percentage of fake USPS emails out of the total...

Beware: Fake Antivirus Scanner Targeting Android Users on Twitter

 May 18, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Social media networks are very good hunting grounds for scammers and this is another such instance of a new scam (targeting Android) spreading on Twitter. This scam consists of enticing tweets that tempts users to click them. The links in these messages carry a ‘.TK’ extension and direct the users...

Rougeware “Data Recovery” through Fake USPS email

 May 15, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A few days backs I posted a blog regarding fake USPS (United States Postal Service) emails. Today I have once again come across a similar sort of fake email which pretends to be from USPS with the subject: “Your postal label is available.” The mail states that USPS failed to...

Outbreak of fake USPS emails

 April 19, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Attackers are extensively targeting Internet users by spreading fake USPS (United States Postal Service) emails. This time there are some slight changes in the content of the email but it is nothing that we have not seen before. The subject line reads: “You need to get a parcel”. The email misguides...

Rogueware through fake USPS email

 April 13, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Once again a USPS (United States Postal Service) fraudulent email is getting circulated over the Internet. The email pretends to be from USPS.com and presents a genuine looking reason which compels the user to open the attached file. The email states that there is an error regarding delivery address and then...

New Visa/Mastercard Scam

 April 3, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Today, we’ve received another phishing email purporting to be from Visa with a spoofed email address.The fake mail carries a subject line: “Security Notice”. It has an attached html file “VisaMasterCard.htm”. The mail instructs the users to download the attached file and fill it up in order to get security...