We discovered that a relatively popular “anti-malware” product known as “Yet Another Cleaner” or YAC for short, has been claiming to be an affiliate of Malwarebytes in addition to using a lot of our detection names as their own.
Potentially Unwanted Programs often install a search assistant (or rather a browser and search hijacker) on people’s machines. This one redirects the user ends up on the door step of the famous Angler exploit kit. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit users are protected against this latest exploit.
We’re on a bit of an educational push here at Malwarebytes with the aim of helping Internet users become a bit more aware of the latest tricks that criminals are using to catch you out. Hopefully, this means you will be a bit safer online.
Today’s post takes a closer look at ‘malvertising’.