The CryptoWall Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that carries the same strategy as a number of other encryption ransomware infections such as Cryptorbit Ransomware or CryptoLocker Ransomware . The CryptoWall Ransomware is designed to infect all versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. As soon as the CryptoWall Ransomware infects a computer, the CryptoWall Ransomware uses the RSA2048 encryption to encrypt crucial files. Effectively, the CryptoWall Ransomware prevents computer users from accessing their data, which will be encrypted and out of reach. The CryptoWall Ransomware claims that it is necessary to pay $500 USD to recover the encrypted...
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The Kovter Ransomware is a malware threat that carries out a common Police Ransomware scam in order to steal money from unsuspecting computer users. The Kovter Ransomware is a relatively new Police Ransomware Trojan, first detected in 2013 in the wild. Like most Police Trojans, the Kovter Ransomware displays a fake message from the police intending to trick the victim into paying a 'penalty' in order to stay away from jail time. Like other Police Rasomware, the Kovter Ransomware has a Winlocker component that allows the Kovter Ransomware to block access to the infected computer. However, the main reason why the Kovter Ransomware has attracted the scrutiny of malware researchers is...
The CIBS Pol Virus is a police ransomware Trojan that belongs to the Urusay family of malware. This police ransomware Trojan is classified as a Winlocker because it blocks access to the victim's computer by displaying a full-screen message that claims to be an alert from the police. CIBS Pol Virus is a well known scam that is in no way connected to the police force. Instead, the CIBS Pol Virus is used by criminals to scam inexperienced computer users so that they will hand over their money out of fear of prosecution, jail time and severe fines. If your access to your computer is blocked by the CIBS Pol Virus, ESG security researchers strongly advise against following the steps...
MyStart is a browser hijacker that uses the MyStart by Incredibar toolbar and a browser hijacking component that forces its victims to visit the MyStart.Incredibar.com website. This website is a low-quality search engine that displays more advertisements than legitimate results. Even worse, several of MyStart's search results may lead computer users to websites containing malicious content. Although MyStart actually provides a supposed tool to remove this component from the victim's web browser, ESG security researchers recommend disregarding this component and instead removing MyStart with the help of a reputable anti-malware utility. MyStart can refer to both the low-quality...
ESG security researchers have received reports of a ransomware infection, known as the FBI Moneypak ransomware, that targets computer users in the United States. The FBI Moneypak ransomware infection will claim that the victim's computer was involved in viewing child pornography and then demands payment of a 100 dollar 'fine' to be sent via MoneyPack. Of course, that a criminal charge as serious as child pornography would be punished with a mere 100 dollar fine is laughable. There is a reason for this, the FBI Moneypak ransomware is not really from the FBI. Rather, this message is actually part of a common malware scam. The FBI Moneypak ransomware scam will use a Winlocker, that is,...
The so-called Ukash Virus is a ransomware Trojan that receives its name because Ukash Virus requires that its victims use Ukash (a legitimate money transfer service) to transfer the ransom funds. This dangerous Trojan infection is composed of a Winlocker component that basically blocks access to the infected computer system, disabling access to the infected computer system's desktop, Task Manager, command line, Registry Editor and other services and applications. There are countless variants of the Ukash Virus, designed to target various different countries in Europe and North America. ESG malware analysts strongly advise against paying the ransom that this malware infection tries to...
Live Security Platinum is one of the many fake security programs in the WinWebSec family of malware. Although ESG security researchers have been following the family of malware for several years, Live Security Platinum is a relatively new variant first detected in 2012. Because of this, it is pivotal to ensure that your security software is fully updated. Like most fake security programs, Live Security Platinum is designed to induce PC users to purchase a worthless 'full version' of Live Security Platinum. To do this, Live Security Platinum will try to scare the computer user with a variety of fake error messages, pop-up alerts from the Taskbar and a convincing fake scan of the...
DNS Changer is a Trojan that is designed to force a computer system to use rogue DNS servers. Also, DNS Changer is being referred to as the Internet Doomsday Virus, Ghost Click Malware, DNS Changer Rootkit, DNS Changer Malware, DNS Changer Trojan, DNS Changer Virus, FBI DNS Changer or DNSChanger. A DNS Changer infection will typically have two steps, in order to reroute the infected computer’s traffic to these malicious DNS servers: A DNS Changer malware infection will change the infected computer system’s settings, in order to replace the DNS servers to rogue DNS servers belonging to hackers or online criminals. The DNS Changer malware infection will then try to...
Genesis, or known as Ads by Genesis, is an adware application that is prone to displaying random ads that attempt to relay offers for saving money by shopping on the internet. The Genesis ads may be ones that have coupon deals or other offers that, if used, will redirect your web browser to other sites that prove to be unwanted. Through the Genesis ads you may notice reduced performance of your web browser in some cases. The Genesis ads may also be intrusive as pop-up or large banners on your screen when you are attempting to surf the internet. Removal of Genesis will stop the Genesis ads from displaying, which may require use of an antispyware application.
SharkManCoupon is an adware application that may be prone to displaying advertisements related to coupon offers and random deals available through the internet. The SharkManCoupon ads may display random ads in pop-up or banner formats. If used by clicking on them, SharkManCoupon ads may redirect your web browser to other pages or sites that prove to be questionable in their content or plain unwanted by many computer users. The SharkManCoupon ads may be stopped to prevent interrupting your surfing of the internet by means of finding related components and then deleting them. Additionally, SharkManCoupon may be removed automatically by use of an antimalware program.
BlueSprig Toolbar is a questionable toolbar and browser hijacker that could load up on your computer due to installing random freeware programs or bundled software apps. When loaded, BlueSprig Toolbar may then display an add-on toolbar on your web browser and offer various actions through quick link buttons. The BlueSprig Toolbar may also cause unwanted redirects when the search function is used or it has been fully loaded by means of its related plugins or other components installed on your computer. Stopping the unwanted actions and site redirects from BlueSprig Toolbar may involve finding its related files and removing each of them from your system. Additionally, the removal process can be completed through use of an antispyware tool.
Trojan.Startpage.AK is a computer Trojan horse that may lead to serious issues on an infected computer. The Trojan.Startpage.AK infection may be loaded through a malicious source on the internet basically installing without any indication to the computer user. When initiated, Trojan.Startpage.AK is apt to running in the background going undetected where it may perform sneaky activities. Among those actions, Trojan.Startpage.AK may open up other process and allow remote attackers to gain access to the infected computer. Through that access, data stored on the infected system may be stolen and used against the computer user. In such a case, it is prudent that Trojan.Startpage.AK be detected and safely removed using an antispyware tool.
555.in.th is a browser hijacker and site used as a search engine for Thailand computer users. Through the 555.in.th page computer users may be presented with several sponsored links or advertisements. Use of those links or some search results within 555.in.th could cause redirects to other sites or ones that prove to have unwanted content. The 555.in.th page in most cases will be an annoyance be means of it loading up automatically set as your default home page. In this situation, it is warranted that you find and remove all components or plugins related to 555.in.th found in your computer.
GreatSaving is a questionable program that some computer users may find is the culprit for displaying random advertisements on their screen mostly when surfing the web. Through GreatSaving ads, computer users may be offered various products or services where GreatSaving ads could render coupon discounts or other avenues of supposedly saving money through the internet. The GreatSaving ads may cause reduced performance of some web browsers making it difficult to browse the web on specific pages that may have a lot of media resources to load. The GreatSaving program may be loaded through installing random freeware apps or bundled software. In such a situation, where GreatSaving ads continually display as pop-ups or banners, it is prudent to eliminate GreatSaving by removal of all associated plugins or add-on files.
SnipSmart is web browser extension or add-on component that may be classified by many as an adware program. SnipSmart may also be part of an ad network were it is prone to displaying random ads that attempt to offer coupon deals or savings opportunities through large shopping sites. Use of the SnipSmart ads may then redirect your web browser to random pages where you are given other offers. The SnipSmart ads may be presented as pop-ups, pop-unders or banners that prove to be intrusive while surfing the internet. Stopping SnipSmart ads from displaying may take finding and removing all associated files or web browser extensions that have loaded when SnipSmart was installed.
Glk.jsmake.net is a questionable site and browser hijacker. Through Glk.jsmake.net it may not seem harmful where it could then offer ways to search the internet. Use of the Glk.jsmake.net page may generate random ads or sponsored links that if used, could redirect your web browser to other sites that have questionable content. In some situations Glk.jsmake.net may load up automatically being set as your default home page or search engine. In such a situation, it is prudent to remove any related components of Glk.jsmake.net to stop the page from loading up upon opening up a new web browser window.
KingThink is claimed as an adware program by computer security researchers even as it could be noticed as a web browser extension or add-on component. The KingThink adware is known for its actions of loading advertisements that attempt to offer various coupon deals or online savings through specific shopping sites and products. The KingThink adware could also reduce performance of web browser applications where loading of pages that have heavy media content may not load quickly. Use of the KingThink ads, usually in pop-up or banner format, may redirect your browser to other sites potentially containing unwanted content. Removal of the KingThink ads may require use of an antispyware application.
H-quality, or known as H-quality 1.6, is an adware program that may be figured as a web browser plug-in or add-on components loaded in a web browser application. H-quality may be associated with an advertising network where the generated ads are made up of random offers or products. Most times the H-quality ads will display in pop-up or banner format interrupting you surfing the internet. H-quality may also reduce performance of web browser applications making it an issue when loading some web pages that contain a lot of media resources. Stopping the H-quality ads from rendering may require finding the related components or files and removing them from the affected computer.
Ultra Coupon is an adware application that conducts various behaviors on a Windows PC where it could load up random advertisements in pop-up or banner form where they may attempt to offer coupon deals or online savings. The Ultra Coupon ads may load mostly when you are surfing the internet or visiting certain popular shopping sites. Use of the Ultra Coupon ads by clicking on them could result in your web browser redirecting to other sites and loading up pages that have questionable content. The Ultra Coupon ads may continue to be displayed until Ultra Coupon is removed along with any of its related add-ons or plugin components. The origin of Ultra Coupon usually starts with installing random freeware programs or bundled software apps. Removal of Ultra Coupon may be captured through using an antispyware program.
Win64/Sathurbot.A is a dangerous Trojan horse threat that may be loaded from malicious sources on the internet without permission from the computer user or alerting them to infection. The Win64/Sathurbot.A threat may allow remote connections from hackers where data stored on the infected computer could be stolen. The Win64/Sathurbot.A infection could then run in the background undetected. Removal of Win64/Sathurbot.A may warrant use of an antispyware tool capable of removing Trojan horses from Windows PCs. When removed, Win64/Sathurbot.A will no longer be able to allow remote connects where data stored on the hard drive is at risk of being stolen. In such a case, Win64/Sathurbot.A could lead to identity theft of other serious issues.
SearchShock.com is a generic search engine that may filter results through a couponsbar site. SearchShock.com is basically classified as a browser hijacker due to it potentially loading as your default home page in some cases. Use of the SearchShock.com site may not immediately harm your computer. However, use of the ads or sponsored links found on SearchShock.com may cause redirects to other pages that offer various products and services that lead to unwanted and potentially dangerous downloads. In the event that SearchShock.com is automatically loading as your default home page, you may take the action to uninstall its related components to stop this from taking place.
Information Ads is an advertising network and adware application that could lead to loading of random ads on your screen when surfing the internet. The Information Ads may be intrusive where the random ads will display at any time and load in banner or pop-up form. The Information Ads may also reduce performance of web browser applications making it difficult to load some pages at full speed. Stopping the Information Ads from displaying and interrupting your web browsing may require use of antispyware tool designed to detect and remove adware programs.
News.net is a site that is mostly harmless but it is known to be a browser hijacker where it could be set as your default home page. In being set as your default home page, News.net may load up automatically upon opening up a new web browser window where it could then offer various services over the internet. The News.net page may also have random ads or sponsored links that could be an outlet for the site’s creators to get paid for their marketing of the page to internet surfers. Use of the ads or links found on News.net could send your web browser to other sites that may contain questionable content and prove to be unwanted in most cases. Reversing the effects of News.net loading up as a default home page may involve finding any plugins or add-ons related to News.net and removing them.