Ok, so the problem of winfixer is being addressed.. what did we see advertised tonight?
Overall things have been pretty quiet on the malware front since Circle Distribution pushed out the HOSTS file update the other day - not much more than irritating ring-tone ads, and some casino stuff, and SMS dating. But, that being said, the sponsor program was kind enough to introduce me to pcsecurityshield.com - an illustrious member of the rogue antispyware gallery at Spyware Warrior.
What does Spyware Warrior have to say about pcsecurityshield?
"False positives work as goad to purchase; poor, misleading scan reporting; deceptive advertising/"scan" on home page; advertises through adware; recruits affiliates through spam; dubious corp. associations; same app as Spyblocs 3.0, MySpyFreePC, iSpyKiller, SamuraiSpy, & Spy Crusher; also from this domain: The Shield 2004, PC Security Shield - (Note: other domains associated w/ Privacy Defender include: clixtrader.net, pcsecuritysheild.com, pcsecuritywall.com, pctoolworks2004.com, pctoolworks2005.com, threatlevel.com)"
Oh, and PCSecurityShield reserve the right to share, barter or sell your information to their partners, but they do promise not to share your financial data (how nice of them). You agree to receive emails from partners too (aka spam).
PCSecurityShield promises to delete your information upon request, but they don't promise that their 'partners' will stop emailing you, nor can they promise that their 'partners' won't onsell your information even further.
Thankfully there was no attempt to hijack my system as always happens with Winfixer, but that's understandable considering PCSecurityShield is a pay for product - here's my advice - don't pay for PCSecurityShield when there are plenty of reputable products out there - a list of the good guys can be found here: