Do you know what Instantsafepage.com is?
Instantsafepage.com is a browser hijacker that may change your home page to point to Instantsafepage.com. Instantsafepage.com is known to be very similar to PureSafteyHere.com which both promote and sell rogue anti-spyware programs such as WinSpyKiller and AntiSpyware Sheild. Instantsafepage.com may prompt users with popup alerts that state you are infected with W32.Myzor.FK@yf.
Do you ever get a popup message that reads like the following?
Warning! W32.Myzor.FK@yf is a virus that infects files with .exe extensions. It attempts to steal passwords and private information from the infected computer.
Infection Length: 138,293 bytes
Systems Affected: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT (all versions), 2003, Windows XP (all service packs)
Systems Not Affected: DOS, EPOC, Linux, Macintosh, Novell Netware, OS/2, UNIX
Technical details: Creates files in %Windir%\ directory. By default, this is C:\Windows.
Adds values to registry keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MNACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Scans the hard drive for .exe files and infects any executable files. Searches for passwords/information, which it may send to a remote attacker.
Recomendations [SIC]: Click "OK" to download officially approved security software.
Always keep your patch levels up-to-date.
The above message is totally bogus and only used as a scare tactic to get you to download and purchase the rogue applications listed on the Instantsafepage.com website. You can even tell that this message is fake because they misspelled the word "Recommendations".
In non-techie terms: Instantsafepage.com should not be visited but if you find yourself with the Instantsafepage.com infection we recommend that you avoid downloading any software from the home page. Instantsafepage.com is just like many other malicious websites in the way that it offers a free download of a rogue program and then attempts to get you to purchase it through annoying popups.
Instantsafepage.com website image:
Instantsafepage.com WHOIS Information:
Website IP Address: 22.214.171.124
Registration Service Provided By: ESTDOMAINS INC
Domain Name: INSTANTSAFEPAGE.COM
Update Date: 05-May-2008
Creation Date: 05-May-2008
Expiration Date: 05-May-2009
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