Explore the latest news and trends  

Keep yourself up to date with one of the following options:

  • Explore more news around Spam/Phishing, Malware/Cyber-attacks and Antivirus
  • Receive news and special offers from SPAMfighter directly in your inbox.
  • Get free tips and tricks from our blog and improve your security when surfing the net.
Go

China's Xinhua.net Downloads Adware on User PCs

McAfee, a leading computer security company, has asserted that Xinhua.net, Website of China's state news agency, includes some malevolent downloads that McAfee recognizes as spyware, adware, or other likely undesirable applications.

The McAfee SiteAdvisor tool that generally alerts people about sites posing a potential security threats or infect peoples' PC with malicious software has assigned Xinhua the "red" category, putting it at the highest alert level since it tries to deploy a minimum of four applications that McAfee regards suspicious.

McAfee also alleges that Xinhua deploys an executable file called FlashGet (003.exe) that subsequently loads down peoples' PCs with three additional applications. These applications automatically links PCs in different ways ...

» SPAMfighter News - 25-09-2008

3 simple steps to update drivers on your Windows PCSlow PC? Optimize your Slow PC with SLOW-PCfighter!Email Cluttered with Spam? Free Spam Filter!

Exchange Anti Spam Filter
Go back to previous page
Next