Internet Protection Firewall Alert

Internet Protection Firewall Alert Description

“Internet Protection Firewall Alert” is the heading of some fake security alert generated by the rogue anti-virus program Internet Protection. Internet Protection is nothing more than a scam, created created to get you to think that your computer is infected with malware that only a paid copy of Internet Protection can remove. Internet Protection’s Internet Protection Firewall Alert messages are one way that Internet Protection will try to scare you, to convince you that your PC security is at risk and that Internet Protection can help. Don’t buy into the scam!

It is very important to remember that Internet Protection can’t detect threats or attacks. So, everything Internet Protection tells you about your computer in the Internet Protection Firewall Alert messages is bogus. In fact, the content of the alerts is the same on every computer infected with Internet Protection, proving that rather than reporting on real threats, the alerts are pre-written, their content incorporated into the malware from the start. You can disregard the Internet Protection Firewall Alerts, since they are only a symptom of infection with Internet Protection, and not indicative of the security of your PC.

How the Alerts Appear, and the Text of the Different Internet Protection Firewall Alerts

When the Internet Protection Firewall Alert pop-ups appear, they will pop-up out of a castle icon in the system tray. This is one way that Internet Protection tries to make itself look realistic, and the castle may even be an attempt to mimic the castle logo for the real anti-virus program Microsoft Security Essentials. The alerts that start with “Internet Protection Firewall Alert” are:

Internet Protection Firewall Alert
Suspicious activity in your registry system space was detected. Rogue malware detected in your system. Data leaks and system damage are possible. Please use a deep scan option.

Internet Protection Firewall Alert
Internet Protection has prevent a program from accessing the Internet. “iexplore.exe” is infected with Trojan. This worm has tried to use “iexplore.exe” to connect to remove host and send your credit card information.

Internet Protection Firewall Alert
Your computer is being attacked from a remote machine! Block Internet access to your computer to prevent system infection.
Attacker IP:
Attack type: RCPT exploit

Internet Protection Firewall Alert
Keylogger activity detected!
Your account in social network is under attack. Click here to block unauthorized modification by removing threats (Recommended)

You may notice that these alerts use pretty bad English, which makes sense considering that Internet Protection originated in Russia. Furthermore, what stands out about these alerts is that they don’t really give any details on which file is malicious, for example, when Internet Protection was detected, and where Internet Protection is located – information that a real anti-virus program would provide. These alerts even confuse Trojans and worms, two completely different kinds of threats!

These Internet Protection Firewall Alert pop-ups lack even a shred of credibility. So rather than believing what they tell you and panicking, stay calm and remember that these alerts represent malware that you can remove from your computer.

Security Doesn’t Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?

Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:

  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you’re using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter’s malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window’s desktop, reboot your computer in “Safe Mode with Networking” and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Cisco Issues ‘Critical’ Firewall Security Vulnerability Alert For VPN Devices

The company said there are no workarounds to fix the vulnerability, but it has issued free software updates that it says will solve the problem.

Cisco Systems says it has identified a critical software security vulnerability in several of its firewalls, switches, routers and security software that could let cyber-attackers into VPN devices.

The vulnerability is in the Secure Sockets Layer VPN functionality of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance [ASA] software, and it could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of the affected system or to execute code remotely, the company said in a security advisory this week.

The vulnerability affects 10 Cisco products, including:

  • The 3000 Series Industrial Security Appliances.
  • The 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances.
  • Cisco’s 5500 X-Series Next-Generation Firewalls.
  • The ASA Service Module for Catalyst 6500 Series switches and 7600 Series routers.
  • The ASA 1000v Cloud Firewall.
  • Cisco’s ASAv virtual appliance.
  • The Firepower 2100 and 4110 security appliances.
  • The Firepower 9300 ASA Security Module.
  • Cisco’s Firepower Threat Defense software.

The company said there are no workarounds to fix the vulnerability, but it has issued free software updates that it says will solve the problem.

Cisco said in a statement that the advisory is “intended to help customers understand which Cisco products may be affected and assess the potential implications for their networks. Fixes are available for the affected products,” and the company “is not aware of any malicious use of this vulnerability.”

Bill Smeltzer, CTO at Focus Technology Solutions, a Burlington, Mass., solution provider that works with Cisco, said the vulnerability is par for the course in the modern IT era. “This is no different than what we see on a daily basis industry-wide,” Smeltzer said. “Cisco has an update to address the problem. They acted fast. We always advise our clients to do any critical security patches.”

Mike Girouard, EVP of sales at TekLinks, a Birmingham, Ala., cloud solution provider that works with Cisco said the vulnerability affects most of the firewalls the company has deployed in the field and its data centers.

“We plan to get the announcement out to all of our Pro Services team members so we can work to schedule patching with our clients,” Girouard said. “It has affected every customer firewall in the data center, and TekLinks Managed & Cloud Services is working on patching them, and migrating others. We’re all over this one.”