Monthly Archives: December 2017

The FIREBALL PUP, PUA, Adware or Malware Outbreak? Or just a successful Adware Campaign?

FIREBALL Adware or Malware? The malware, called Fireball, acts as a browser-hijacker but and can be turned into a full-functioning malware downloader. Fireball is capable of executing any code on the victim machines, resulting in a wide range of actions from stealing credentials to dropping additional malware. Fireball is spread mostly via bundling i.e. installed… Read More »

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What is the Difference between Adware and Malware FIREBALL / Elex – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

A question I am frequently asked about is what is the difference between adware (legal software that will however overload you with ads and make money) vs. malware (crimeware to be specific). Typically there is a fine line between the two, a good example of a successful adware company is that of OpinionSpy/Marketscore which bundles… Read More »

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