‘Error Code: RNN7892’ Pop-Ups

The ‘Error Code: RNN7892’ pop-ups are connected to a computer support hoax that is facilitated by corrupted ads, links and browser hijacking software. Computer users may encounter the ‘Error Code: RNN7892’ pop-ups when they click on ads and links that are part of messages like the ‘You may be infected!’ and the ‘You need to secure your browser!’ hosted on banners. As stated before, browser hijacking software may be used to reroute users to content on untrusted domains such as: 24x7pcspeed-support.com buginsystem.info cleanonlinedevice.com getscanpc.com micropcmax.info The ‘Error Code: RNN7892’ pop-ups do not promote legitimate services, and you should not expect to contact certified technicians. Security experts alert that the ‘Error Code: RNN7892’...

Posted on November 30, 2016 in Adware

Rusificatory.ru

As you may suspect, Rusificatory.ru is a site that welcomes users who speak Russian. If your Russian is rusty, you may not find Rusificatory.ru very welcoming. The content creators at Rusificatory.ru are dedicated to delivering news from the PC gaming community in Russia and recommend software that supports the Cyrillic alphabet. Gaming users may find the content at Rusificatory.ru appealing but we should note that the site is related to a browser hijacker that is programmed to reroute users to ad-supported content. Computer users that test new browser extensions and freeware reported that their Internet client loads the Rusificatory.ru/google.com/index.html page hosted at Rusificatory.ru automatically. It appears that the owners of Rusificatory.ru may be using the help of free program developers to reroute Web traffic to their...

Posted on November 30, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

‘Guardware@india.com’ Ransomware

The ‘Guardware@india.com’ Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan that belongs to the Crysis family of ransomware. This ransomware family has released numerous variants since Summer 2016. The ‘Guardware@india.com’ Ransomware carries out a typical encryption ransomware attack, encrypting the victims’ files and demanding a ransom to provide the decryption key. The ‘Guardware@india.com’ Ransomware is being distributed through phishing email messages that use social engineering techniques to trick inexperienced computer users into opening a corrupted file attachment currently. Because of this, it is essential that computer users exercise caution when handling email attachments to avoid these threats. The Infection Process Used by the ‘Guardware@india.com’ Ransomware After...

Posted on November 30, 2016 in Ransomware

‘Bitcoinpay@india.com’ Ransomware

The ‘Bitcoinpay@india.com’ Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that carries out a typical ransomware attack on its victims. The ‘Bitcoinpay@india.com’ Ransomware encrypts victims’ files and then demands the payment of a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. Computer users are advised to take precautions, as ransomware threats like the ‘Bitcoinpay@india.com’ Ransomware have seen increased activity in 2016 and are likely to continue to be a major threat in the coming year. The ‘Bitcoinpay@india.com’ Ransomware Attack The ‘Bitcoinpay@india.com’ Ransomware is one of the countless variants in the Crysis family of ransomware. The ‘Bitcoinpay@india.com’ Ransomware receives this name because the extortionists to communicate with victims of the attack use...

Posted on November 30, 2016 in Ransomware

Tgmgo.com

The Tgmgo.com site is presented to users as a useful start page with links to popular sites like Bbc.com, Reddit, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon and Twitch. Tgmgo.com is not ranked high among search providers like Bing, Google and Yahoo. Tgmgo.com may be promoted to users via ads loaded by adware and commercials on suspicious pages. Tgmgo.com is not deemed as a trusted domain and users reported cases of browser hijacking. Security researchers looked into Tgmgo.com and found out that there is browser hijacking software been pushed to users as add-ons for Web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Browser hijacking programs are defined by their activity and may be used to reroute users to portals like Tgmgo.com and pages that offer fake updates to the Adobe Flash Player and Java. The Tgmgo.com portal serves...

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Search.myprivacyswitch.com

The Search.myprivacyswitch.com search portal is associated with the Privacy Switch browser extension that supports Google Chrome. The Privacy Switch extension is programmed to work with Search.myprivacyswitch.com and deliver customizations to the user’s Internet experience. Privacy Switch is a browser-based service that is claimed to help protect you by stopping your searches from being tracked according to Clearersearch.com and Myprivacyswitch.com, which are the official pages of the product. The idea behind Privacy Switch and Search.myprivacyswitch.com may be appealing to many users who are not satisfied with seeing many ads on the pages they visit frequently and their privacy being limited. The features of the Privacy Switch browser extension may be promoted via freeware bundles and ads generated by adware. The Privacy...

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

ProductManualsFinder Toolbar

The ProductManualsFinder software is published as a toolbar by MyWay at Productmanualsfinder.com. The ProductManualsFinder Toolbar by MyWay is developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., which you may know for apps like the Action Classic Games Toolbar and the GetFlightInfo Toolbar . Web surfers may be presented with ads about ProductManualsFinder on software deployment platforms and banners generated by adware. The ProductManualsFinder Toolbar may be offered as an improved version of the AtoZManuals Toolbar , which was released earlier by Mindspark. ProductManualsFinder can be installed in most modern browsers. We have seen versions of ProductManualsFinder available for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. According to Productmanualsfinder.com the ProductManualsFinder application is supposed to suggest...

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Malware Infections Doubled Over the First Holiday Shopping Weekend of 2016

Malware infections spiked 106% from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, 2016, according to data released today by ESG, makers of the SpyHunter anti-malware program. ESG believes this spike is the result of massive online activity from holiday shoppers combined with increased efforts by malware makers to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. ESG analyzed malware detections data from SpyHunter in the month leading up to Thanksgiving weekend, and compared that to the number of infections detected from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, typically the start of the holiday shopping season. ESG found that infections in the U.S. jumped 106% over those four days, with Cyber Monday having the most infections, 118% above normal. 2016’s spike of 106% was higher than 2015’s spike, which was 84%. The spike in 2014 was 42%....

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Computer Security

‘Decryptallfiles@india.com’ Ransomware

The ‘Decryptallfiles@india.com’ Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used to extort computer users. The ‘Decryptallfiles@india.com’ Ransomware encrypts the victims’ files, changing their extensions to ‘.decryptallfiles@india.com.’ PC security researchers believe that the ‘Decryptallfiles@india.com’ Ransomware belongs to the Crysis Ransomware family, a known threat family that has been active in the months after Summer of 2016 especially. Victims of the ‘Decryptallfiles@india.com’ Ransomware will find that their files are not accessible. When they contact the email associated with the ‘Decryptallfiles@india.com’ Ransomware infection, the people responsible for the attack demand a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key necessary to recover...

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Ransomware

Crypter-2016 Ransomware

The Crypter-2016 Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan used to take money from inexperienced computer users. The Crypter-2016 Ransomware pretends to be an encryption ransomware Trojan that encrypts victims’ files. However, the Crypter-2016 Ransomware does not encrypt the victims’ files, merely giving the impression that it does it by mimicking common ransomware Trojans active in the wild today. It is likely that the Crypter-2016 Ransomware is being distributed using spam email attachments. The Crypter-2016 Ransomware, very similar to an older ransomware Trojan known as the ‘Anatel Ransomware,’ and is designed to target computer users in Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries. The Crypter-2016 Ransomware Infection Despite its claims, the Crypter-2016 Ransomware does not encrypt its victims’...

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Ransomware

Support-online-pc.site

At first glance, Support-online-pc.site is a portal dedicated to gaming that features review, download links and news related to titles like Free Solitaire 3D, Monopoly INT, Fibzilla and WWII Tank Commander. Some of the games at Support-online-pc.site are popular among users on Facebook judging by the ratings on the site and you may like what Support-online-pc.site has to offer in terms of gaming. However, Support-online-pc.site is related to computer assistance hoaxes, and you may wonder why a gaming site is named something like Support-online-pc.site. Security investigators found out that a page hosted on Support-online-pc.site is rigged with a JavaScript that presents users with phishing messages. The page on Support-online-pc.site features a peculiar background that is a screenshot of Support.microsoft.com loaded in Google...

Posted on November 28, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

‘Your computer is locked !’ Screenlocker

The ‘Your Computer is Locked!’ Screenlocker is associated with a known fake technical support tactic. The ‘Your Computer is Locked!’ Screenlocker is designed to trick inexperienced computer users into calling a fake technical support service, spending money in the process and allowing third parties to gain access to the affected computer. PC security researchers strongly advise computer users to avoid calling the ‘Your Computer is Locked!’ Screenlocker phone number or interacting with this threat. Fortunately, the ‘Your Computer is Locked!’ Screenlocker itself is not particularly difficult to remove. The Hoax Behind the ‘Your Computer is Locked!’ Screenlocker Infection The ‘Your Computer is Locked!’ Screenlocker consists of a bogus security warning claiming...

Posted on November 28, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

‘Your Windows Hasbeen Banned’ Screenlocker

PC security analysts have received reports of threat attacks involving the ‘Your Windows Hasbeen Banned’ Screenlocker. This parasite prevents computer users from accessing their files. Screen lockers like the ‘Your Windows Hasbeen Banned’ Screenlocker are an old tactic that has been used to take money from inexperienced computer users going back at least a decade. The ‘Your Windows Hasbeen Banned’ Screenlocker is Associate with PUPs PC security analysts have associated the ‘Your Windows Hasbeen Banned’ Screenlocker with various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Program). The ‘Your Windows Hasbeen Banned’ Screenlocker is designed to scare inexperienced computer users into believing that their computers have been locked by Microsoft. The ‘Your Windows Hasbeen Banned’...

Posted on November 28, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Advanced PC Fixer

The Advanced PC Fixer software is offered at Pcfixertools.com by Pcvark Software Pvt. Ltd. as a comprehensive system optimizer for machines powered by Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 (32 & 64 bit). The main features of Advanced PC Fixer include ‘Malware & Add-on Remover,’ ‘Startup Cleaner,’ and ‘Registry Cleaner,’ which are designed to be user-friendly according to posts on Pcfixertools.com. The same features were included in the US System Care developed by Pcvark Software Pvt. Ltd. as well. Both products are aimed at system optimization and both are reported by customers and experts to underperform. Advanced PC Fixer is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and AV vendors might detect its installer package as: W32.Application.Pcvark!c Program.Unwanted.1724...

Posted on November 28, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Totopweb.com

Totopweb.com may be promoted as a useful start page on ads generated by adware. Computer users that are infected with a browser hijacker may load Totopweb.com as their homepage and default new tab page. The Totopweb.com domain is a clone of Jogostempo.com , Aqovd.com and QQovd.com . Free software developers may incorporate the browser hijacker associated with Totopweb.com into their products to benefit from pay-per-install revenue. The Totopweb.com portal is designed to record the visitor’s actions on the page and generate tailor-suited advertisements. Totopweb.com offers links to shopping sites like Etsy, Costco, Amazon, BestBuy and AliExpress. The owners of Totopweb.com claim marketing revenue every time a visitor clicks on links and ads on the portal. The bad reputation of Totopweb.com is due to browser hijacking...

Posted on November 28, 2016 in Browser Hijackers
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