Ext.privacyassistant.net

Ext.privacyassistant.net is one of the several pages associated with the SearchAssist Incognito browser extension. The pages privacyassistant.net and searchassist.net relate to the re-branded version of Search Assist that is now presented to you as SearchAssist Incognito. The SearchAssit Incognito software is linked to a few other domains including privacyassistant.net, searchassist.com , searchassist.me , and searchassist.net. These portals are associated with cases of browser hijacking and riskware. The coders behind Ext.privacyassistant.net and its clones promote their SearchAssist Incognito browser extension as a tool to take control of your privacy on the Internet. Users that land on Ext.privacyassistant.net may be promised that they will not be tracked on privacyassistant.net and searchassist.net. Also, Web surfers that...

Posted on January 27, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

Gmail Improving Security by Banning JavaScript Attachments

Gmail was recently the brunt of a phishing attack that ultimately scoured countless accounts for their login credentials arming hackers with the ability to pilfer Google accounts. What is suspected to be an effort to thwart such attacks, Gmail is beefing up security by preventing JavaScript attachments. Reportedly, according to a recent announcement out of Google, JavaScript or .js files will no longer be allowed to be transferred over Gmail email. Adding to the list of .exe, .bat, and .msc files, .js files will trigger a warning notification when users attempt to attach and send them through the Gmail service. The message will clearly read that it has been blocked because its contents present a potential security issue. Before divulging the complete scope of what makes up a malicious file, you must know that not all JavaScript...

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Computer Security

Searchusatoday.com

Searchusatoday.com and Globalfindclick.com are associated with a browser add-on named ‘1M Search,’ which is classified as a browser hijacker. Both portals are presented to Web surfers as search service under the brand ‘1M Search.’ Computer users reported problems with Searchusatoday.com and Globalfindclick.com and said that they might be directed to the ‘1M Search’ service automatically. PC security analyst said that Searchusatoday.com and Globalfindclick.com were registered recently and had no positive reputation built on community networks and social media. The ‘1M Search’ browser add-on related to Searchusatoday.com may be pushed to users via a practice that is known as software bundling. It is a practice where software developers join efforts in popularizing their products by...

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

‘.potato File Extension’ Ransomware

The ‘.potato File Extension’ Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that also is known as the ‘Potato Ransomware’ because it marks the files that it affects with the extension ‘.potato.’ The ‘.potato File Extension’ Ransomware works by encrypting the victim’s files, making them inaccessible. The files that have been encrypted by the ‘.potato File Extension’ Ransomware will no longer be accessible. The victim is then asked to pay a substantial ransom to recover the files that were affected during the attack. Threats like the ‘.potato File Extension’ Ransomware may be distributed using spam email messages, although malware analysts have received reports that the ‘.potato File Extension’ Ransomware infections may be linked to a RAT (Remote Access Trojan)...

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Ransomware

LataRebo Locker Ransomware

The ‘LataRebo Locker’ Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used to lock computer users out of their machines. The ‘LataRebo Locker’ Ransomware is classified as a screen locker. This is because of the method used by the ‘LataRebo Locker’ Ransomware to lock computer users out of their system, which involves displaying a large window that prevents computer users from accessing their files or Desktop. The ‘LataRebo Locker’ Ransomware’s screen locker also blocks access to the Windows Task Manager, shortcut keys, and other functions that could be used to bypass these issues on an affected computer. Con artists use screen lockers like the ‘LataRebo Locker’ Ransomware to extort computer users so that they’ll pay money to regain control over their machines. Screen...

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Ransomware

FunFact Ransomware

The FunFact Ransomware is as ransomware Trojan uncovered in January 2017. PC security researchers have observed that, once the FunFact Ransomware has entered a computer, it will use the RSA and AES encryption to encrypt the victim’s files, making them unreadable. The FunFact Ransomware creates various files on the infected computer (‘clsign.dll,’ ‘trc.dll,’ ‘rar.exe,’ ‘wallet.jpg,’ ‘note.ini’), which appear in each directory where the FunFact Ransomware encrypted any of the victim’s content. The file named ‘note.ini’ has the FunFact Ransomware’s ransom note. The FunFact Ransomware’s ransom note lets the victim know of the extent of the attack, alerting them that their files were encrypted and the only way to recover them is to pay for...

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Ransomware

‘Error # 3658878cba98999’ Pop-Ups

The ‘Error # 3658878cba98999’ pop-up windows are not recognized as trustworthy security alerts. The ‘Error # 3658878cba98999’ alerts are classified as phishing messages that are produced on untrusted pages and may be loaded on the screen of users under the influence of a browser hijacker. PC users that receive the ‘Error # 3658878cba98999’ notifications may be unable to close them due to a bad JavaScript embedded in the page they loaded. It is a standard practice for fake security alerts to feature bugs in their code and make the user’s browser malfunction. Internet clients like Google Chrome, Internet Explore, Edge, Opera and Mozilla Firefox may not respond to commands while the ‘Error # 3658878cba98999’ pop-up is displayed. The ‘Error # 3658878cba98999’ phishing...

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Adware

Trojan.Bisonal

Trojan.Bisonal is a detection name that security experts use when discussing a backdoor Trojan. The first detection of Trojan.Bisonal dates back to March 31st, 2015 with a major update to the Trojan pushed on September 22nd, 2016. Trojan.Bisonal is among the high-level representatives of its class such as Backdoor:Win32/Nosrawec.C and Backdoor.IRC.Zapchast . Trojan.Bisonal can be injected to a targeted computer by using phishing emails that carry the payload. Experts add that Trojan.Bisonal may be downloaded to remote computers with the help of tools such as the G01pack Exploit Kit and malvertising. The Bisonal Trojan is associated with a long list of files that have random names and include ‘conhost.exe’ and ‘dfea.exe.’ The Bisonal Trojan is reported to load files in the Temp and Windows directories...

Posted on January 25, 2017 in Trojans

Search.chunckapp.com

The Search.chunckapp.com site is presented to Web surfers in twenty-four languages as a search service. Search.chunckapp.com resembles Google in many ways including the presence of a drawing on the main page and a layout that reminds of Google.com back in 2010. Search.chunckapp.com is not perceived as a very popular search service because its video and news search are not working at all. The top section of the results page is occupied by five paragraphs of paid advertisements, which surfers have no way of customizing to their tastes. Content on Search.chunckapp.com was detected by Web filters to feature links to harmful software, and the search service is related to cases of browser hijacking. Understandably, many users may not be willing to use Search.chunckapp.com as their default search provider and start page. You might want to...

Posted on January 25, 2017 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Startpageing123.com

Startpageing123.com is an unreliable search service that has a clone hosted on Luckypageing123.com. Startpageing123.com and Luckypageing123.com are identical in everything but the name. The portals resemble the layout of Google.com in 2010, redirect users to the legitimate version of Google when keywords are entered into the search field, and users click on ‘Search.’ Web surfers that wish to explore Startpageing123.com and its clone can do so in twenty languages. Most languages supported by Startpageing123.com suggest that the service may be aimed at users in Asia. The ‘About’ section on startpageing123.com/about.html and luckypageing123.com/about.html are the same and read: ‘startpageing123 aims to provide the ultimate online search experience. Our advanced technology provides you with the best of what...

Posted on January 25, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

VXLOCK Ransomware

The VXLOCK Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used to force computer users to pay large sums of money. Malware like the VXLOCK Ransomware carries out extortion attacks taking the victims’ computers hostage until the victim pays a ransom. There are two ways these threats do this; either by locking the victims out of their computers by using a lock screen (a full-screen message that cannot be closed) or encrypting the victim’s files so that they are no longer accessible. The VXLOCK Ransomware belongs to the second category of these threats, which are more threatening substantially since the damage they cause remains even if the Trojan itself is removed. The VXLOCK Ransomware and its variants constitute a serious threat to the computer users’ data, and precautions should be taken to limit the damage from these...

Posted on January 25, 2017 in Ransomware

Search.conquerworld.fr

Search.conquerworld.fr is marketed as a meta-search engine that is unlike most search engines on the Internet. Search.conquerworld.fr is claimed to combine results from more than twenty search engines and lack tracking technologies. Moreover, Search.conquerworld.fr may act as a proxy, send search requests to other search aggregators and hide the user’s identity effectively. Search.conquerworld.fr works as a custom version of the Searx meta-search engine developed by Adam Tauber and published at asciimoo.github.io/searx/index.html. The Search.conquerworld.fr portal is a public instance of Searx that is available as a free service. The default version of Search.conquerworld.fr comes in French and users may need to use a translation service to navigate to the settings and bring up the English version. Search.conquerworld.fr is...

Posted on January 24, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

Scanyourcomputer.xyz

Scanyourcomputer.xyz is a domain that was registered by con artists who pose as computer specialists and offer a ‘free PC optimization’ to users who call 0800-090-5700. PC security experts alert that it is not a good idea to load Scanyourcomputer.xyz in your browser because it features bad coding intentionally. The code on Scanyourcomputer.xyz may cause errors in the rendering engine of your browser and show a dialog box that is hard to get rid off. Browser based on the Chromium project may be able to suppress the messages on Scanyourcomputer.xyz but other Internet clients like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Palemoon might not offer the option to prevent notifications from Scanyourcomputer.xyz. The alerts from Scanyourcomputer.xyz may be accompanied by an audio recording of a computerized male voice that says:...

Posted on January 24, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

Chromestart.info

Chromestart.info is presented to visitors as a standalone search portal that is enhanced by services via Google. Chromestart.info hosts advertisements generated with the Google AdSense Advertising and is powered by a custom Google search engine that you can find at cse.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-7056786213831574:2391052841. Chromestart.info is not a standalone search portal, and the site may offer limited functionality regarding finding resources on the Web. Chromestart.info might feature an embedded search by Google, but it is crippled and tailored to serve more ads than results. The custom search results page at cse.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-7056786213831574:2391052841 lacks many features that most users may expect from Google. Chromestart.info is designed to load advertisements under its search bar and redirect users to...

Posted on January 24, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

iGames Search

The iGames Search program combines three browser extensions into one complete solution for online gamers to enjoy. iGames Search is known under the names iGames Start and iGames Search Plus too. Web surfers can find iGames Search at ienjoyapps.com/utilities/igames/ and download and use the program for free. PC users that are interested in online games and want to install iGames Search by ienjoyapps.com need to run Google Chrome because the program supports version for Google Chrome only. iGames Search is a freeware, and you don’t need to pay a monthly subscription. Users that decide to install iGames Search on their systems should be prepared for changes in how their Omnibar works and permanent redirects via a custom version of Searchalgo.com . When you install iGames Search by ienjoyapps.com you consent to grant the following...

Posted on January 24, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program
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