Firstgame.xyz

Firstgame.xyz is flagged as suspicious by several Web filters. The Firstgame.xyz site is associated with an adware application. The Firstgame.xyz adware may show unwanted advertisements in the browser of infected users. The Firstgame.xyz advertisements may cover their desktop surface and block access to the Web pages you are trying to visit. Firstgame.xyz also may turn some Web pages text into hyperlinks and create pop-up windows that will offer fake updates or untrusted programs. Another negative action that may be executed by Firstgame.xyz is the installation of additional applications such as browser hijackers, PUPs and adware. You might need to use the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keyboard shortcut to bring up the Windows Task Manager and close the browser that is affected by the Firstgame.xyz. The adware linked to Firstgame.xyz may be compatible with Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer,...

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Blankpage6.ru

Blankpage6.ru is a website that may be used to host some Web pages that may accommodate pop-ups, advertisements, and other annoying or unwanted information. Blankpage6.ru may show up in your Web browser automatically. This may occur thanks to the aid of a browser hijacker that may modify the settings of well-liked Web browsers, forcing them to exhibit Blankpage6.ru pages every time the users launch their Web browser or initiate a new tab. If you are being led to Blankpage6.ru whenever you boot your Web browser, then you may have to handle the browser hijacker in question. A browser hijacker can perform a few actions on a computer since its sole purpose is to modify the settings of popular Web browsers, so you shouldn't feel threatened by this low-level parasite. Regardless of the harmless nature of the Blankpage6.ru browser hijacker, you may notice quickly that the alterations it...

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Window User Manager

The Window User Manager software is a variant of the Window Range Manager , which is adware and users are not advised to install it. Experts note that the Window User Manager adware may be advertised as a VPN solution on less reputable software deployment platforms. The Window User Manager adware is programmed to run in a portable mode and facilitate the display of targeted promotional materials by using data such as your browsing history, IP address and bookmarks. The Window User Manager adware uses tracking cookies to help affiliated advertisers recognize users when they open online shops and search for items to purchase. The Window User Manager adware is likely to run as a background process while the user is surfing the Internet and will not be shown in the taskbar or the tray notification area. Computer users will not notice the increased load on the CPU and the GPU, but they...

Posted on September 21, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

‘Critical System Failure’ Tech Support Scam

The 'Critical System Failure' tech support scam is facilitated by badware which may land on your system as a plug-in to a free program. The 'Critical System Failure' tech support scam is centered around the idea to present users with a misleading 'Critical System Failure' notification on their screens, which lacks a 'Close' button. The badware used for the 'Critical System Failure' may run as a portable program, activate when you log into Windows and play a sound alert to attract the user's attention. The notification window is reported to be titled 'Critical System Failure' and display the following message: As you can notice, the users are directed to call the 855-616-6772 phone number and notify the technical support representative of their problem. The 'Critical System Failure' windows are not generated by the Windows OS and should not be trusted. The designers behind the...

Posted on September 21, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Climbon.top

The Climbon.top site along with Nefryhok.xyz are used as redirect portals to Footybase.com. These portals are associated with browser hijacking software that may arrive on your PC as toolbars, plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions bundled with freeware like MyDrivingTab and Omiga Plus . Computer users that are infected with a browser hijacking applications may be redirected to Footybase.com via portals like Climbon.top and Nefryhok.xyz. These pages are used as proxies to bypass restrictions and security mechanisms of Web filtering services like Web of Trust (WOT), Google Safe Browsing and VPN networks. The browser hijacker related to Footybase.com may generate Web traffic to the site and allow its developers to collect pay-per-visitor marketing revenue. Footybase.com may look like a stripped down version of Google since it uses the same color scheme and has a logo that says 'Google...

Posted on September 21, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

‘Restore@protonmail.ch’ Ransomware

The 'Restore@protonmail.ch' Ransomware is used by malware developers to encrypt the data of Windows OSes users and demand payment to release a decryptor. The 'Restore@protonmail.ch' Ransomware falls in the category of encryption Trojans that are favored by cyber extortionists. The name of the crypto malware at hand is taken from the ransom note left on the user's screen that appears as a program window. The 'Restore@protonmail.ch' Ransomware is designed to direct the victim to write an email to restore@protonmail.ch or use the Bitmessage IM client to get in touch with the operators of the ransomware campaign. ESG researchers alert that the 'Restore@protonmail.ch' Ransomware may be delivered to users via spam emails that may be loaded with corrupted links and a Trojan dropper that the receiver is urged to download and open. Needless to say, you should not follow the instructions...

Posted on September 21, 2016 in Ransomware

Search.searchglnn.com

Search.searchglnn.com serves as the default start page and search service for users who installed the 'Get Local News Now' software by AdKnowledge, Inc. The 'Get Local News Now' program may arrive on your PC via a free software bundle that you installed with the 'Express' option. The official page of the 'Get Local News Now' program can be found at Getlocalnewsnow.com and users may like what it offers. The 'Get Local News Now' software is advertised as a browser-integrated solution to access news reports from several news portals simultaneously. The 'Get Local News Now' app is said to customize the user's browser to extend its functionality and provide news articles from sources like FOX News, Reuters, ESPN and CNN. The services offered by 'Get Local News Now' are available in English only. However, you might want to avoid installing the 'Get Local News Now' program or use...

Posted on September 20, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Click2done.xyz

The Click2done.xyz domain may not be trusted because it may host links to compromised pages and harmful software. Computer users may open Click2done.xyz via shortened links on forums, IM messages and ads generated by adware. Experts alert that the programs delivered via Click2done.xyz may be harmful to your Windows OS and should not be installed. Web surfers have reported to experiencing pop-up windows by Click2done.xyz that promote software like Super Optimizer and Eclipse Antivirus , which are classified as rogueware. Additionally, network analysis of Click2done.xyz revealed that the Click2done.xyz domain might redirect users to another portal named Jikyik.com that may be associated with threats. Researchers note that users who install freeware via the 'Express' and 'Typical' option may install a browser hijacker designed to load content on Click2done.xyz in their browser...

Posted on September 20, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Neon Great Ads

The Neon Great software by SuperWeb LLC. can be found at www.Neongreat.info where it is advertised as an application that will enhance your Internet experience. The www.Neongreat.info sire may pique the interest of users, but you may not find much information on the official site. The page for the Neon Great software has general information that says the app will improve the way text, images, and videos are displayed in your browser. The www.Neongreat.info page lacks in details and screenshots, so researchers tested the Neon Great software. Unfortunately, the Neon Great program is a version of the BrowseFox adware and users may not be satisfied with how Neon Great works. The Neon Great adware by SuperWeb LLC. is similar in functionality to other adware like Polished Patterns and QuickSurf that is promoted to enhance content on the Web. The only thing that the Neon Great...

Posted on September 20, 2016 in Adware

JokeFromMars Ransomware

The JokeFromMars Ransomware is cryptomalware that uses the AES-256 cipher to encrypt the users data and direct them to pay a ransom to receive hep in restoring the affected data. Security investigators alert that the JokeFromMars Ransomware is deployed to users via spam emails and tools like the Phoenix Exploit Kit. These techniques of propagation are employed to target users of social media, banking portals, and users running outdated and vulnerable software. The JokeFromMars Ransomware is a standard encryption Trojan that can run in the background with limited system privileges. Experts note that the JokeFromMars Ransomware behaves similarly to the Jigsaw Ransomware and changes the desktop wallpaper of the victim when the encryption is complete. The JokeFromMars Ransomware is known to encode standard data containers that have the following extensions: .3gp, .7z, .apk, .avi,...

Posted on September 20, 2016 in Ransomware

HomeworkSimplified Toolbar

The HomeworkSimplified Toolbar is advertised on Homeworksimplified.com as an advanced toolbar that can help students advance in their studies significantly. The HomeworkSimplified Toolbar is made by the infamous Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., which we have mentioned in our reports on the Elite Unzip Toolbar , the GetFormsOnline Toolbar and a dozen more. The HomeworkSimplified Toolbar is offered to users that wish to improve their learning curve and develop valuable skills like communication, problem analysis and problem-solving. Unfortunately, that drive to improve may be hindered by the advertisements shown on pages loaded by the HomeworkSimplified Toolbar. The HomeworkSimplified Toolbar is part of the Mindspark Toolbars family of software that is ad-supported and may use persistent tracking cookies. The products of Mindspark are free to use by users, and their...

Posted on September 19, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Business New Tab by inMind

The Business New Tab by inMind software is developed by APN LLC., which stands for the Ask.com Partner Network. As you may know, Ask.com is related to many bad toolbars and arbitrary software that may change the user's Internet settings in less than open manner. The Business New Tab software is made by APN LLC. and may be distributed by inMind Inc. via freeware bundles. There are reports that the Business New Tab by inMind application appears on ads shown by adware as well. Web surfers may encounter the Business New Tab by inMind app listed as 'Busine$s New Tab by inMind' and consider installing it. The Business New Tab by inMind software functions as a browser extension that is promoted as been capable of improving the users' online experience by providing the latest news from their favorite news sites and stock markets. The Business New Tab extension may prove useful to some...

Posted on September 19, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Socialprizes.online

Web filters like Google Safe Browsing, Mozilla Phishing Protection, and Web of Trust (WOT) blacklisted the Socialprizes.online site. Socialprizes.online was flagged as a phishing domain because visitors were suggested they have won a monetary prize. Users were welcomed to provide authentication like their credit card number, phone number, and email address to receive the award. The Socialprizes.online sire used logos and images from social media, as well as fake reviews from visitors to claim credibility and convince users to provide contact information. The Socialprizes.online domain may redirect users to potentially compromised pages and clones of banking portals. Security experts recommend users to avoid Socialprizes.online and do not provide any information on the site. There are reports that users who followed the directions listed on Socialprizes.online were subscribed to...

Posted on September 19, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

‘888-540-4641’ Pop-Ups

The '888-540-4641' pop-up windows may look like a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) that users are reasonably scared by because it is loaded with Windows OS when there are critical errors on the system. However, the '888-540-4641' pop-ups are not legitimate messages from your OS and are delivered by a Web page that is loaded in your Internet client. The '888-540-4641' pop-ups may be hosted on sites like Easysupportsystemhel.pxyz , which we have listed before. The '888-540-4641' pop-ups may be generated on pages that are rigged with a JavaScript that is designed to freeze the browser of the visitor. Security investigators report that these pages may be loaded by a browser hijacker on the visitor's computer. Browser hijackers are apps that may change the Internet client's settings to enable the display of insecure content and show ads. In many cases, browser hijackers may redirect users to...

Posted on September 19, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

DevNightmare Ransomware

The DevNightmare Ransomware is not a cryptomalware that targets programmers and software engineers only. The name of the DevNightmare Ransomware is derived from samples of the Trojan, and its developer may want to hint that his application will not be easy to crack. The snippet of code that was used to name the cryptomalware at hand reads Dev-Nightmare 2xx9 Ransomware. The DevNightmare Ransomware may be distributed to users via spam emails, corrupted links on forums and exploit kits like Neutrino . Researchers report that the DevNightmare Ransomware is another variant of the HiddenTear project and falls in the same family of cryptomalware like the ShinoLocker Ransomware and the Domino Ransomware . Computer users that are infected with the DevNightmare Ransomware will not be able to read the content of files with the '.2xx9' extension. The DevNightmare Ransomware uses the...

Posted on September 19, 2016 in Ransomware
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