Bart Ransomware Gets Free File Decrypter from Security Researcher

Ransomware has literally taken the computer security world by storm, and the future outlook doesn't look like ransomware authors will let up anytime soon. A particular type of threat that stands out from the rest of recent ransomware is Bart Ransomware , which is spread through a botnet and takes your files to place them inside of a password-protected ZIP file only to delete the originals. Bart Ransomware was recognized as a threat that took a different direction of other recent encryption type ransomware. In its different actions, Bart Ransomware asked its victims for a substantial ransom fee of 3 Bitcoin, which is about $1,800 USD. With what appears to be a crack on the malware, Bart Ransomware now has a free file decrypter that will essentially restore all files that were copied into a ZIP archive and then deleted from their original location. The decrypter, which is a...

Posted on July 20, 2016 in Computer Security

Bitcoinrush Ransomware

The Bitcoinrush Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan. These threats are used to take the victims' files hostage, demanding the payment of a ransom to restore the computer user's files. The Bitcoinrush Ransomware scans the victim's computer, encrypting the victim's files using a strong encryption method and then appending the extension 'the Bitcoinrush@aol.com.xtbl' to each file it encrypts. After encrypting the victim's files, the Bitcoinrush Ransomware drops ransom notes in each directory where it encrypted content. The ransom note associated with the Bitcoinrush Ransomware will explain to the victim why the files can no longer be accessed and includes information about the payment. Backups are the Safest Way to Recover Encrypted Files The full text of the Bitcoinrush Ransomware ransom notes, which are dropped in each directory where the Bitcoinrush Ransomware...

Posted on July 20, 2016 in Ransomware

‘Payfornature@india.com’ Ransomware

The Payfornature@india.com Ransomware is a ransomware encryption Trojan. The Payfornature@india.com Ransomware demands the payment of a large amount after encrypting the victim's computer. The Payfornature@india.com Ransomware's ransom note is particularly blatant, blaming the victim for not being careful with their computers security, apart from asking for a large ransom. The Payfornature@india.com Ransomware's ransom amount is 3 BitCoin, which is more than $2000 USD on average at the current exchange rates. The Payfornature@india.com Ransomware also claims that if the victim does not pay the ransom within 24 hours, the amount is elevated to 5 BitCoin, approximately $3400 USD! Of course, paying such an elevated ransom is out of the reach of most computer users, although some businesses would gladly pay this amount to get their files back. PC security analysts strongly advise against...

Posted on July 20, 2016 in Ransomware

Holycrypt Ransomware

The HolyCrypt Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that made its appearance in the Summer of 2016. The HolyCrypt Ransomware can be identified easily because it adds the prefix '(encrypted)' to each file it encrypts and uses the email address HolyCrypt@aol.com in its ransom note. The HolyCrypt Ransomware's ransom note allows the victim to send three files to the email address mentioned above to prove that it can decrypt the victim's files. Apart from delivering its ransom note, the HolyCrypt Ransomware changes the affected computer's Desktop wallpaper image and includes an image of a skull wearing a bandana in its message. If the HolyCrypt Ransomware has impacted your machine, PC security analysts strongly advise against paying the ransom. Instead, computer users should restore their files from a backup location and remove the HolyCrypt Ransomware with the help of a reliable, fully...

Posted on July 20, 2016 in Ransomware

Ranscam Ransomware

The Ranscam Ransomware is a threat that deletes the victims' files. The Ranscam Ransomware pretends to be an encryption ransomware Trojan, but the Ranscam Ransomware just deletes the computer user's data. Encryption ransomware is practically everywhere, with a marked increase in the frequency and quantity of these attacks in the last year. Many of these threats use fairly sophisticated encryption and distribution methods, creating payment websites, different types of ransom notes, and a fairly complicated business model. However, this type of sophistication does not apply to the Ranscam Ransomware. Uncovering the Real Nature of the Ranscam Ransomware The Ranscam Ransomware is an obviously amateur creation that is designed to prey on victims while taking advantage of the popularity of encryption ransomware Trojan infections being experienced currently. The Ranscam Ransomware...

Posted on July 19, 2016 in Ransomware

Dash Browser

The Dash Browser software appears to be an Internet browser that is promoted via freeware bundles as a reliable tool to surf the Web. You can find the Dash Browser at Gowithdash.com. The marketing team behind the Dash Browser relies on images of half naked women and an emblem that looks like a replica of the symbol of the comic book hero The Flash. The Dash Browser is offered to users that would like to load pages fast above all. Dash Browser is advertised as a stripped down version of Google Chrome that has the bare essentials to allow seamless experience. The Dash Browser is produced by Easy Living LLC. and may enable users to connect to the Web via HTTP only. The Dash Browser browser may have problems loading HTTPS connections, and users may not access their online banking account with Dash Browser. Additionally, the Dash Browser may not render very well responsive pages on HTML5...

Posted on July 19, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Krazy Joystick Games

The Krazy Joystick Games browser extension is offered to users via freeware packages as a gaming client for content from Krazyjoystickgames.com. The Krazy Joystick Games gaming client is created and operated by Wild Ideas LLC. and uses the BetterInstaller download manager to deploy its products. Security applications detect BetterInstaller as Win32:Somoto-K and is deemed as badware. The Krazy Joystick Games program is built on the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System and may be compatible with most modern browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The Krazy Joystick Games app may arrive on your machine together with AnonymizerGadget and LyricsPack . The Krazy Joystick Games gaming client is designed to integrate with your browser and might change the settings of your new tab page and homepage to facilitate its operations. The Krazy Joystick Games software may provide links to...

Posted on July 19, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Window Range Manager

The Window Range Manager software is promoted as a VPN solution that can help users access content that is restricted to citizens in certain countries. The Window Range Manager software is published under the GNU Freeware license and is compatible with all versions of Windows above Windows XP. The Window Range Manager software functions similarly to TOPFlix and is designed to mask and reroute your Internet traffic bypassing restrictions that may be imposed on content. The Window Range Manager program is developed by Plamsoft Inc. and is supported by advertisements. You should know that the Window Range Manager software may modify the engine of your favorite browser and show ads via pop-up windows, banners, and video commercials on sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Window Range Manager is deemed as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may disable and remove extensions like AdBlock...

Posted on July 19, 2016 in Adware

Tabs000.online

The Tabs000.online domain is associated with a browser plug-in that you may have been offered to install to improve your search functionality. The browser plug-in linked to Tabs000.online may have landed on your PC along with Vaudix and NavSmart . The software from Tabs000.online is recognized as a browser hijacker that may claim to improve your Internet experience by redirecting you to a custom search engine at Tabs000.online and provide secure links to popular services. The Tabs000.online portal may have links to YouTube, Yahoo, Facebook, and Amazon that may be rigged to open transitional page advertisements and new tabs when you click on them. The Tabs000.online browser hijacker may alter the behavior of browsers like Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. This browser hijacker may appear in your 'Control Panel' under the name TabCool and run in the background...

Posted on July 19, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Findizer Ads

Web surfers that find their way into Amazon and eBay may be surprised by the abundance of ads by Findizer. The ads by Findizer may start pouring in after you install the Findizer browser add-on that is promoted at Findizer.fr. The Findizer.fr page is suited to French-speaking users and invites users to install a browser add-on that can help them purchase goods from local stores, donate to charities and save money at the same time. The Findizer add-on works similarly to iRobinHood and Donation Reminder that we have covered in the past. The Findizer add-on can be installed for free and may is spread among users with the help of freeware bundles that may include third-party apps like Lights Cinema and LiveiStream . Users that prefer to shop only and would like to help a local charity may be interested in installing the Findizer software. However, the Findizer software is...

Posted on July 19, 2016 in Adware

China Suspected to Carry Out Massive DDoS Attacks Against Philippine Government Websites

DDoS attacks, or distributed denial of service attacks, have been a popular method for hackers and cybercrooks to bring down websites. In the latest DDoS events , about 68 Philippine government sites came under attack from what is being claimed to be a Chinese government entity. Over the past weekend, the defacement of several Philippine government sites took place, which follows a United Nations International Arbitration court's ruling, which is in favor of the Philippines on their West Philippine Sea territorial dispute. Tensions between the Philippines and China have been in disarray for some time, and the recent ruling doesn't make matters any better. The specific targets of the DDoS attack include several high-profile sites that belong to the Department of National Defense, Department of Interior and Local Government, the Presidential Management Staff, the Department of...

Posted on July 19, 2016 in Computer Security

Startab.me

The Startab.me Web portal is promoted as an alternative to the well-known Start.me service, and you might install a browser add-on that is linked to Startab.me. The browser add-on associated with Startab.me may change the user's Internet settings in Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. As stated above, the services at Startab.me are similar to Start.me and users will find a search bar on Startab.me, as well as shortcuts to social media like Vkontakte, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. You may install the Startab.me add-on with a freeware bundle that includes software such as the HeadlineAlley Toolbar and InboxAce . The Startab.me add-on is classified as a browser hijacker because it may cover your screen with ads and prevent you from using services by Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. Additionally, the search functionality at Startab.me is provided by the Ustart...

Posted on July 18, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

‘Urgent Firefox Update’ Pop-Ups

The 'Urgent Firefox Update' pop-ups are part of a well-known tactic. The 'Urgent Firefox Update' pop-ups are often miscategorized as a 'virus' or Trojan. In most cases, the 'Urgent Firefox Update' pop-ups are caused by a non-threatening component on the user's computer that may be a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) or adware, which may take the shape of a Web browser extension or plug-in. If the 'Urgent Firefox Update' pop-ups are appearing on your computer, you should uninstall the PUP or adware component responsible for it to stop the 'Urgent Firefox Update' pop-ups from appearing. However, the 'Urgent Firefox Update' pop-ups do not represent a threat to your computer and are not considered threatening or destructive, merely irritating. The 'Urgent Firefox Update' Pop-Ups and Their Associated Tactic Malware analysts have received reports of the 'Urgent Firefox Update'...

Posted on July 18, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

TappyTop

Computer users that recognize the power of browsers like Opera, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, and like freeware may be surprised with the TappyTop Browser opening up when they click on a link inside a chat window. The TappyTop Browser may become your default Internet browser when you install freeware packages that include applications like Info Seeker and Glomatron . Security experts reveal that the TappyTop Browser is very similar to the Hyper Browser and is built upon the Chromium Project that is used to create the SRWare Iron Browser. You can find the official page of the TappyTop Browser at Tappytop.com and may want to read the terms of use carefully. The development of the TappyTop Browser is aided by advertisers and merchants that may have access to data like your bookmarks, search history and downloads log. The TappyTop Browser software is labeled by security...

Posted on July 16, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

TrailerWatch Ads

TrailerWatch is an adware application that offers users the ability to watch the latest movie trailers online. While this may seem like a useful feature, you should not forget that popular video streaming websites like YouTube allow you to watch the same content for free, without requiring the installation of a 3rd-party program. Apart from having a superfluous primary feature, TrailerWatch also may bring unwanted changes to your Web browser's behavior. The installation of the TrailerWatch adware may bombard your Web browser with a large number of 'TrailerWatch Ads' that may include but are not limited to pop-ups, banners, in-text ads and video ads. As if that's not bad enough, 'TrailerWatch Ads' also may expose users to Potentially Unwanted Programs and other dubious software whose installation isn't a good decision. Furthermore, 'TrailerWatch Ads' may promote low-quality online...

Posted on July 15, 2016 in Adware
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