‘amagnus@india.com’ Ransomware

The ‘amagnus@india.com’ Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan that is used to force computer users to pay large amounts of money to recover access to their files. Like most encryption ransomware Trojans, the ‘amagnus@india.com’ Ransomware is designed to block access to the files on the infected computer through the use of a strong encryption algorithm that it uses to encrypt the files. Once the files have been encrypted by the ‘amagnus@india.com’ Ransomware, they are no longer accessible. Even if the ‘amagnus@india.com’ Ransomware infection is removed, the files that were compromised during the ‘amagnus@india.com’ Ransomware attack will remain inaccessible. This is what makes encryption ransomware attacks so effective, and the reason why they have become one of the...

Posted on December 20, 2016 in Ransomware

Izito.it

Izito.it is an Italian search engine that may appear in the web browsers of non-Italian users even though they may have never heard of this website before. This strange thing may happen because of browser hijackers – small pieces of software whose primary purpose is to modify a web browser’s configuration by setting the new tab page, home page, or search engine to a pre-defined website. In this case, the Izito.it browser hijacker does exactly what its name states – it hijacks the web browser’s configuration so that the user will be redirected to Izito.it whenever they perform a certain action. So what exactly awaits users who visit Izito.it? The good news is that this website is not marked as malicious by any antivirus software publisher, and there’s no information that it is associated with any suspicious or...

Posted on December 19, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

‘.aes256 File Extension’ Ransomware

The ‘.aes256 File Extension’ Ransomware is a strong encryption Trojan that is used to force computer users to pay large amounts of money. Like other encryption Trojans, the ‘.aes256 File Extension’ Ransomware will take the victim’s files hostage by encrypting them with a strong encryption algorithm. After encrypting the victim’s files, the ‘.aes256 File Extension’ Ransomware demands the payment of a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. PC security researchers advise computer users to take preventive measures to protect their data from threats like the ‘.aes256 File Extension’ Ransomware. The ‘.aes256 File Extension’ Ransomware uses a strong encryption method, combining the AES and RSA encryption algorithms to encrypt files on the infected computer. The...

Posted on December 19, 2016 in Ransomware

CryptoBlock Ransomware

The CryptoBlock Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan. This means that the CryptoBlock Ransomware is designed to take the victim’s computers hostage in exchange for ransom. There are several types of ransomware Trojans, the most common including threats that take the victim’s computer hostage by using a lock screen to prevent computer users from accessing their data and threats that encrypt the victim’s files using a strong encryption algorithm. This second type is by far the strongest type of ransomware Trojan and, in many cases, other ransomware Trojans will pretend to be capable of encrypting files despite not having this function. It is possible that the CryptoBlock Ransomware is still in development. One of the reasons for this assumption is that the first versions of the CryptoBlock Ransomware were uncovered on...

Posted on December 19, 2016 in Ransomware

V8Locker Ransomware

The V8Locker Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that targets computers using the Windows operating system. The V8Locker Ransomware is especially threatening when it manages to infiltrate a Web server since it can cause substantial monetary losses. The V8Locker Ransomware is capable of affecting the Windows Server versions, as well as home versions of the operating system. The V8Locker Ransomware attack is a typical version of these threats. The V8Locker Ransomware encrypts the victim’s files using a strong encryption method. It then drops a ransom note that demands the victim pays a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. The V8Locker Ransomware’s ransom note is contained in a text file named ‘recoveryinstruction.txt,’ which is dropped in every directory where the V8Locker Ransomware encrypted content. The...

Posted on December 19, 2016 in Ransomware

Cryptorium Ransomware

The Cryptorium Ransomware was reported by gamers who were looking to get their hands on a cracked version of FIFA 2017 by EA Sports. The Cryptorium Ransomware may be distributed to Windows users as cracks for digital games and ‘free copies’ of shareware. Security analysts reveal that the Cryptorium Ransomware is a standard encryption Trojan that does nothing fancy. The developers of stick to tried-and-true practices introduced by threats like the CTB-Locker and Locky . The Cryptorium Ransomware does not wait for the user to restart the computer and builds a list of targeted files as soon it is installed. The Cryptorium Ransomware Trojan can run from the Temp directory, feature a misappropriated digital certificate and use limited system resources to avoid raising any alarms. The content of data containers is encrypted...

Posted on December 16, 2016 in Ransomware

‘Help@decryptservice.info’ Ransomware

The ‘Help@decryptservice.info’ Ransomware is an encryption Trojan that is derived from the Bandarchor Ransomware, which served as a basis for the Centurion_Legion Ransomware as well. Computer users may receive spam emails loaded with files that have a double extension and are designed to install the ‘Help@decryptservice.info’ Ransomware. Researchers add that they have seen ads on adult rated sites and online stores that include a script that installs the ‘Help@decryptservice.info’ Ransomware Trojan as well. The crypto malware at hand is not a rework of Bandarchor but rather an adapted version that may avoid detection by AV scanners and heuristic models. As you may know, the creators of decryption Trojans test their work on the Google’s VirusTotal platform before going ‘live’ and...

Posted on December 16, 2016 in Ransomware

‘.howcanihelpusir File Extension’ Ransomware

The ‘.howcanihelpusir File Extension’ Ransomware is a new version of the SamSam Ransomware , which is programmed to use the ‘.howcanihelpusir’ extension to mark the encoded files. Security analysts report that the ‘.howcanihelpusir File Extension’ Ransomware functions identically to its predecessor but uses a new marker, new packaging, and new obfuscation layers to avoid detection. Samples of the ‘.howcanihelpusir File Extension’ Ransomware reveal that the payload is delivered to users via spam emails that contain a corrupted file. Computer users may receive fake notifications from online stores, banks, and social media that urge them to open an attached file. You should double-check documents and archives sent to you by unknown senders, but it may be hard for human resources operatives...

Posted on December 16, 2016 in Ransomware

Decryptallfiles3@india.com

The ‘Decryptallfiles3@india.com’ Ransomware is named after the email address users are supposed to contact in case their data was encrypted. The ‘Decryptallfiles3@india.com’ Ransomware is an encryption Trojan that is actively dispersed among Windows OS users via spam emails. Fake invoices, payment notifications, and photos from Facebook are known to serves as droppers for the ‘Decryptallfiles3@india.com’ Ransomware. In many cases, users are lead to believe they need to enable macro and load the document correctly while random characters are scattered across a blank page. Security experts remind users to make sure macro is disabled in their office suite since it is easily abused by threat actors who deploy threats through a macro. The ‘Decryptallfiles3@india.com’ Ransomware is one of...

Posted on December 16, 2016 in Ransomware

Advanced PC Tuneup

The Advanced PC Tuneup software is developed by Jawego Partners LLC, which are behind riskware such as PC Protector Plus and Secure PC Cleaner . Jawego Partners LLC promotes their Advanced PC Tuneup at Advancedpctuneup.com as an advanced tool to streamline and optimize the Windows OS. Advanced PC Tuneup is said to support the Windows OS versions as far back as Windows XP and includes Windows 10. The words used by Jawego Partners LLC to describe their product are: ‘Advanced PC Tuneup is one of the best registry cleaners that removes all Windows Registry errors, and optimizes your system for the best performance.’ Logs have shown that the company had problems with previous system optimizers and you may want to take a step back and reconsider installing Advanced PC Tuneup. Advanced PC Tuneup claims to speed up systems...

Posted on December 16, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Joeyyoga.com

The Joeyyoga.com portal is dedicated to helping people get into practicing Yoga and providing a knowledge base for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. When you load Joeyyoga.com, you are presented with four tabs where you can find information on Yoga, educational videos, recommended articles and contact the team behind JoeyYoga.com. Apart from Yoga, the Joeyyoga.com portal is linked to a browser hijacker that PC users may install as an add-on, plug-in, or extension to their Internet client. The Joeyyoga.com browser hijacker may affect Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and it may alter the behavior of other browser based on the Chromium and Mozilla projects. The browser hijacker at hand may redirect users to Joeyyoga.com, which is using the ‘Super Ads’ theme for WordPress, which is offered at...

Posted on December 15, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

WinterWaldo

The WinterWaldo software is promoted at Winterwaldo.com to deliver tons of fun on your new tab page inside Google Chrome. WinterWaldo is said to allow users play frosty games while they browse the Web. The WinterWaldo program may alter your new tab page layout and load a customized search service that offers links to gaming portals. Experts note that WinterWaldo is very similar to the Zaxar Games in functionality and behavior. Both products are aimed at users who like to play games on the Internet and are not comfortable spending lots of money on platforms like Steam by Valve Corp. Computer users that are willing to try out WinterWaldo are not required to pay fees, register on sites or subscribe to anything. WinterWaldo claims to offer a handpicked collection of puzzles, action, dress-up and more. WinterWaldo is classified as an...

Posted on December 15, 2016 in Adware

SaferSearchResults.com

The SaferSearchResults.com portal serves as the homepage for the Safer Search Results browser extension, which is advertised to improve your security while using services at Google.com, Bing.com, Yahoo.com and Duckduckgo.com. The Safer Search Results browser extension is said to act as an additional filter that can scan the links on any given page and allow access to trusted pages only. Browsers like Google Chrome, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox support link filtering by default, combine that with ad-blocking extensions like AdBlock Plus and addSafer Search Results, which may result in a very secure environment to surf the Internet. However, SaferSearchResults.com is connected to cases of browser hijacking, and you may wish to avoid the Safer Search Results browser extension. The Safer Search Results application is not recognized as a...

Posted on December 15, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ Pop-Ups

The ‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ pop-up windows that include the Google logo are not to be trusted. The ‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ may be loaded in Google Chrome and contain the official logo of Google, but they are not legitimate security alerts. These notifications are hosted on untrusted pages like Safensecure.com-allsites3.xyz, which are loaded in the browser of users affected by browser hijacking software. Browser hijackers are usually packed as add-ons and can serve various purposes from rerouting users to ad portals to display phishing messages. The browser hijacker responsible for the ‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ notifications may arrive on computers bundled with free media players and fake updates to Adobe Flash and Java. Reports reveal that...

Posted on December 15, 2016 in Adware

‘Recuperadados@protonmail.com’ Ransomware

The ‘Recuperadados@protonmail.com’ Ransomware is an encryption Trojan that belongs to a big family of crypto-threats called Hidden Tear. You may have heard the name on the news and know that the Hidden tear project was published by a coder named Utku Sen. The project was presented as a ‘proof of concept’ serving as an example for encryption engines and their potential. Soon after Hidden Tear became public, threat actors saw an opportunity to copy the source code and utilize the encryption mechanism for monetary gain. Threat actors used Hidden Tear to create encryption Trojans that encipher the victim’s data and offer a decryptor after payment is made via Bitcoins. The ‘Recuperadados@protonmail.com’ Ransomware functions very similarly to the RIP Ransomware and the CerberTear Ransomware ,...

Posted on December 15, 2016 in Ransomware