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 Post subject: [2007] Enigma Software Group: Tracking the Hunter
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:39 pm 
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Enigma Software Group: Tracking the Hunter

How do you gather the masses to ensure your stock price goes up?, simple - ensure lots of people know about it, and scam err, have them try it.

Indeed, that's just what Enigma Software Group have done via a network of different website's, some making clear they run it - others trying to have you believe others do. The first site I found out about,, was spammed to the Security Cadets forums on April 5th. This spam, as you can see from figure 1, attempts to convince us, that the SpyLocked infection was resolved by none other than Alas however, these claims are both mis-leading and spammy. The website offers a file under the title "Automatic Spyware Removal Tool for SpyLocked", with the filename FreeSpywareScanner.exe.

What originally got me curious is that it was UPX packed, and whilst I was able to unpack it, I was not able to actually extract the contents of the installer. All I got was an error from Universal Extractor telling me the installer was corrupt. Loading the installer on the test machine however, it ran absolutely fine, and proceeded to inform me I was installing SpyHunter, the program once listed (and should never have been removed) on Eric Howes, Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites list. ... 26-04-2007

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