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YellowfinTuna.com

Many computer users have reported that their Web browser forces them to visit YellowfinTuna.com repeatedly. This indicates a browser hijacker infection. Browser hijackers associated with YellowfinTuna.com may cause various symptoms apart from browser redirects. There are several ways in which browser hijackers associated with YellowfinTuna.com may enter a computer. The most common way in which these are distributed is by bundling YellowfinTuna.com browser hijackers along with legitimate freeware programs. Although the computer user may be capable of opting out of installing content associated with YellowfinTuna.com, many computer users overlook this option or do not understand the real purpose of these types of components. It is important to remember that the YellowfinTuna.com website is not particularly risky in itself. However, YellowfinTuna.com may be indirectly related to a number...

Posted on September 23, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

Web.opinions.com

Web.opinions.com is an advertising platform that is associated with browser hijackers and adware infections designed to cause browser redirects and change the victim's preset homepage and default search engine. Adware infections associated with Web.opinions.com may enter a computer without the computer user's authorization. The Web.opinions.com advertisement platform may be associated with a variety of advertisements and questionable online services. For example, visiting Web.opinions.com may lead your Web browser to a Web page advertising a service to find out your credit scores or promoting a work from home scam. While Web.opinions.com itself is not exactly unsafe, some of its associated content may lead you to websites promoting possible online scams that could potentially compromise your privacy and threaten your computer's security. Apart from advertisements, Web.opinions.com is...

Posted on September 23, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

‘Browser Update Available’ Fake Alert

The 'Browser Update Available' fake alert is part of a social engineering strategy that is used to distribute system optimization and security-related software. The 'Browser Update Available' fake alert claims that it is necessary to download a bogus update for the victim's Web browser. This fake update is, in fact, a PUP system optimization program known as PC Performer . This fake system optimization program is designed to trick computer users into paying for a bogus license for the 'full version' of PC Performer. The 'Browser Update Available' fake alert appears in the top left corner of the victim's monitor and is a message that may appear when visiting websites with poorly regulated content. The 'Browser Update Available' fake alert also uses a logo that is very similar to the logo of Internet Explorer, making the 'Browser Update Available' fake alert particularly more effective...

Posted on September 23, 2013 in Fake Error Messages

‘FBI System Failure’ Ransomware

The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware Trojan is an infection that is used to scam computer users. The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware displays a fake message from the FBI meant to trick computer users into believing that their computer has been blocked by the FBI as part of a law enforcement operation. ESG security analysts advise computer users to take immediate action if their computer has been blocked by the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware. Malware researchers consider that the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware is a threat to your machine's safety. How 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware Infects a Computer The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware spreads through typical threats distribution avenues. The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware is often distributed using social engineering or attack websites that make use of exploit kits to infect computers with threats like the 'FBI System Failure'...

Posted on September 23, 2013 in Ransomware

‘Il Computer è Bloccato ISP’ Ransomware

The 'Il Computer è Bloccato ISP' Ransomware Trojan is a threat that claims to be a message from the Italian police force, the Polizia di Stato. The 'Il Computer è Bloccato ISP' Ransomware is one of the many variants of the Revoyem Trojan, a ransomware family that has been responsible for a large number of ransomware threats in the last year. Among the many variants of Police Ransomware that have been pestering computers all around the world, there are the 'Policia Federal Mexico' Ransomware , the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware and the 'Osterreichischen Polizei' Ransomware . Security researchers consider the 'Il Computer è Bloccato ISP' Ransomware as a severe threat to your computer, which should be removed immediately with the help of a strong, reliable anti-malware application. How You Can Acquire the 'Il Computer è Bloccato ISP' Ransomware Trojan There are several ways...

Posted on September 21, 2013 in Ransomware

PUP.Installrex

PUP.Installrex is a potentially unwanted application, which may be linked to adware programs, insert unwanted toolbars and accomplish other unwanted actions on the targeted PC. TPUP.Installrex is not a malware threat, but it may contain a variety of functionalities specific to other security threats, such as rootkit or browser hijackers that may corrupt the affected web browser and lead to irritating disturbing browser hits to commercial websites. PUP.Installrex may use a variety of deceptive tactics with the purpose to raise website traffic and earn money from the pay-per-click technique. PUP.Installrex may invade the attacked computer packaged with freeware and shareware applications (download-managers, video recording/streaming or PDF creators). PUP.Installrex may show disturbing pop-up ads on the desktop of the affected computer. PUP.Installrex may also illustrate various deals...

Posted on September 20, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

PUP.Downware

PUP.Downware is a potentially unwanted program, which may change browser settings on the hacked web browser. PUP.Downware may substitute the default start page or search engine with a particular advertising website, or modify the default tab of the hijacked web browser any time the target PC user attempts to open a blank page. PUP.Downware may be connected with adware programs, embed unwanted toolbars or execute other annoying activities. PUP.Downware is not a PC infection, but it may carry rootkit functionalities that permit it to conceal itself onto the affected computer system. PUP.Downware may also be sponsored by browser hijackers that take over the vulnerable Internet browser and lead to annoying hits to advertisement websites. PUP.Downware may invade the affected PC packed with freeware and shareware programs (download-managers,video recording/streaming or PDF creators)....

Posted on September 20, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

EvilGrab

EvilGrab is a malware infection that is used by web criminals in targeted attacks against organizations mainly from the government sector located in the Asia-Pacific region. EvilGrab is produced to steal information from corrupted PCs. EvilGrab mainly affects organizations from China and Japan. Attackers are dispersing EvilGrab with using spear phishing emails that carry malevolent Microsoft Office documents. One executable file and two .dll files represent the core components of EvilGrab. The .exe file installs the other components. One of the .dll files is the main backdoor component, loaded by the other .dll file. In some cases, the .exe file is erased after installation. This is done with the aim to conceal its tracks. While being installed, EvilGrab starts stealing information. EvilGrab can collect audio and video files played on the targeted PC with the help of standard Windows...

Posted on September 20, 2013 in Malware

Vube.com

Vube.com is a dubious website that is supported by adware programs browser hijackers. These malware infections linked to Vube.com may take over the vulnerable Internet browser and cause irritating diversions to suspicious commercial websites involving Vube.com. Suspicious websites such as Vube.com may display various pop-up advertisements on the screen of the corrupted PC. Browser hijackers and adware applications connected with Vube.com may add the related toolbar on the hijacked web browser without the computer user's awareness. The associated toolbar is usually inserted by a harmful code that is injected into a vulnerable website or other content, but it can also be delivered via infected documents or files, freeware and shareware applications or malicious spam email attachments. Adware applications and browser hijackers connected with Vube.com may also modify the default home page...

Posted on September 20, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

Internetcorkboard.com

Internetcorkboard.com is a doubtful website that may be used by fraudsters to display unwanted pop-up ads on while Internet users are surfing the net or visiting specific websites. Internetcorkboard.com may be sponsored by browesr hijackers and adware programs or rootkits that may access targeted PCs packaged with various freeware and shareware applications that computer users can download from the net. Browser hijackers and adware programs pertaining to Internetcorkboard.com may attempt to raise traffic of particular advertising websites incorporating Internetcorkboard.com and benefit by grabbing sales from associated links. The pop-up advertisements displayed by Internetcorkboard.com may usually carry Internetcorkboard.com in the domain name. Malware infections that sponsor Internetcorkboard.com may result in various system issues; therefore, it is advised to rid the attacked PC of...

Posted on September 20, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

Web.longfintuna.net

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Web.longfintuna.net is a tricky website, which is related to browser hijackers and adware applications. The creators of Web.longfintuna.net may use freeware and shareware programs to distribute relevant toolbars toolbars. Fake or doubtful download websites may be used to embed the related toolbar to the certain application. If the web user installs any free application, the default start page and search provider may be substituted with Web.longfintuna.net, or this suspicious website may be opened as a new tab page. Malware threats linked to Web.longfintuna.net may also compromise and change search results in any genuine search engine, and rerpute target PC users to Web.longfintuna.net....

Posted on September 20, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

PUP.Bomlabio.A

PUP.Bomlabio.A is a potentially unwanted program, which might be associated with adware, install toolbars or have other uncertain intentions. PUP.Bomlabio.A is not a malware threat, but it may carry a variety of harmful attributes, such as rootkit capabilities to hide itself deeply into the attacked PC, browser hijacking and, in general, interfering with the PC user's experience. PUP.Bomlabio.A may use tricky blackhat SEO to raise traffic of the website and benefit from the click fraud. PUP.Bomlabio.A may access the targeted PC packed with freeware and shareware applications (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators). PUP.Bomlabio.A may also be packed within the custom installer on many unsafe download websites, so if the computer user has downloaded a particular application from unsafe websites, he might also installed PUP.Bomlabio.A throughout the setup process...

Posted on September 19, 2013 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

7.rotator.widgetmedia.com

7.rotator.widgetmedia.com is a misleading search provider, which is supported by malware infections such as adware, rootkits and browser hijackers. Adware, rootkits and browser hijackers take over the hijacked web browser and replace the default homepage and search engine with 7.rotator.widgetmedia.com, or open it in a new tab window including its own search box, by not enabling affected web users to restore it to default settings unless relevant security threats are completely removed. Malware threats that are related to 7.rotator.widgetmedia.com may come bundled together with freeware and shareware programs that computer users download from the Internet. Adware and browser hijackers associated with 7.rotator.widgetmedia.com may also display numerous annoying pop-up advertisements on the hijacked search results. Adware and browser hijackers pertaining to 7.rotator.widgetmedia.com may...

Posted on September 19, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

7go.com

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The 7go.com website contains numerous online games. Computer users may browse 7go.com and find games that can suit them by browsing 7go.com's categories. However, 7go.com is linked to a Web browser extension named 7go which has been known to cause problems on victims' computers. The Web browser extension associated with 7go.com is commonly referred to as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) because 7go.com may cause numerous problems on an affected computer. 7go.com is often installed by bundling 7go.com with free programs or shareware. If 7go.com is installed on your Web browser, ESG security researchers strongly recommend that computer users remove this Web browser toolbar...

Posted on September 19, 2013 in Browser Hijackers

W32.Pholdicon

W32.Pholdicon is a worm that drops potentially harmful files and proliferates through network shares and removable media. W32.Pholdicon looks as a Windows folder icon and propagates through removable media and network shares. Once run, W32.Pholdicon creates the potentially infected files. W32.Pholdicon creates the registry entry so that it can load automatically every time the computer user starts Windows. W32.Pholdicon drops and executes potentially infected files from the certain distant location.

Posted on September 19, 2013 in Worms
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