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Anti-Malware Lab

Are you getting alerts from Anti-Malware Lab? Don't be tricked, Anti-Malware Lab is a not a real security application. It is a kind of program known as a rogue anti-malware application. These kinds of programs pretend to be genuine anti-malware utilities to trick you into buying them. Specifically, Anti-Malware Lab's interface is designed to mimic the interface for a typical Windows Security scanner. Anti-Malware Lab takes over your computer, to make you think it has a malware infection. Then, it will prompt you to buy Anti-Malware Lab to get rid of the supposed infection. Don't fall for it; Anti-Malware Lab is nothing but a scam. How Anti-Malware Lab Enters Your Computer Surprisingly, it is often the victims themselves that download...

Posted on July 6, 2011 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Keylogger Zeus

Zeus Keylogger is a malware program that is designed to steal a computer user's private information. A keylogger is a program that is used to record every key that is pressed on the infected computer's keyboard. Zeus Keylogger also has the capacity to take the recorded data and relay it to a third party. A hacker can take all of this information and isolate online passwords, credit card information, and online banking data. To protect your privacy, out team of PC security researchers recommends using an anti-malware program to identify and remove Zeus Keylogger. How Zeus Keylogger Steals Your Personal Information Zeus Keylogger is specifically engineered to target financial information. This nasty spy program contains an extensive list...

Posted on August 16, 2011 in Keyloggers

WebDiscover Browser

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WebDiscover Browser is an adware threat developed by a Canada-based company named WebDiscover Media. Once installed on a PC, the app makes a series of unwanted changes to all browsers installed on the computer, leading to a deteriorating online surfing experience. WebDiscover replaces the default home pages and search engines of affected Internet browsers with its own WebDiscover Homepage and WebDiscover Search, respectively. Furthermore, the app modifies the “new tab” settings so that the corrupted browsers launch the program's own search portal page when the user opens a new tab. Chrome users may not even recognize WebDiscover as an unwanted program and think they are using the regular...

Posted on July 3, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

How to Fix Mac Error Code 43 When Copying Files

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Getting an OS system error message while working on a project can be quite an unpleasant surprise. Whether relating to MS Windows, or Mac OS, such a bug is always bound to disrupt your normal computer work. While some errors tend to be system-specific, others can affect both Windows and Mac-based systems, albeit designating totally different problems. The so-called Code 43 error message, for example, is primarily associated with device driver problems in Windows PCs, on the one hand, and file transfer issues on Mac machines, on the other. If you are using Windows and looking for a way to fix this specific error, click here for a guide with possible solutions. If you are a Mac user,...

Posted on January 30, 2019 in Issue

KMSpico

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KMSpico is a software made to illegally activate Windows 10 and other Windows operating systems for free. This software is unsafe and has no connection to the Microsoft Corporation. Instances of KMSpico may open the way to further malware infections, installation of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and more. There are many websites online that offer versions of KMSpico. Nearly all of them bundled with adware, malware and more. This may quickly put a computer at risk without the consent of the user. What does KMS stand for? KMS stands for Key Management Service, a technology used by Microsoft to activate services on a local network. This is done to remove the need for connecting each...

Posted on February 7, 2019 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Newsbreak.com

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At first glance, the Newsbreak.com website appears to be a useful tool that would provide its visitors with the latest news. However, this is one of the countless bogus websites online that do not provide any content of value, and instead, seek to benefit from their visitors using various shady tricks. Spams Users with a Constant Flow of Advertisements Upon visiting the Newsbreak.com page, users will be asked to permit the site to display Web browser notifications. Keeping in mind that this fake page poses as a legitimate news website, many users may be tricked to allow browser notifications thinking that they will be alerted for the latest breaking news. However, this is not the case,...

Posted on February 3, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Segurazo

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The Segurazo application, a/k/a SAntivirus, presents itself as a helpful, genuine antivirus tool capable of bringing considerable benefits to those who give it a chance. However, in reality, Segurazo is far from helpful and is certainly not as trustworthy a tool as one would expect from an antivirus application. Instead of effective threat detection and real-time protection, SAntivirus will bombard you with dozens of falsely exaggerated security reports in a relentless effort to urge you to buy the premium version of this dodgy tool. Segurazo As a Drive-By Download In general, malware actors tend to distribute Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) by smuggling them into software bundles...

Posted on March 6, 2020 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

DarkSide Ransomware

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DarkSide Ransomware is a type of malware that is created for the purpose of extorting money from computer users through holding their PC for hostage. The task of DarkSide Ransomware accomplishing its money extortion scheme starts with it encrypting files, which takes place after loading on a system often due to the user opening a malicious spam email attachment. The DarkSide Ransomware is known to encrypt many files and append them with similar file extensions. While each file encrypted by DarkSide Ransomware can be easily identified and found, they cannot be accessed or opened due to undefeatable encryption. Due to such, a computer user wanting to get their system back to normal...

Posted on August 13, 2020 in Ransomware

Top 20 Countries Found to Have the Most Cybercrime

Have you ever wondered which countries face the most cybercrime? If you have ever wondered which countries have the most cybercrime, then you may be surprised to know that there are few contributing factors that attract cybercriminals to specific regions of the world. Security research firm, Symantec, has discovered specific factors that determine why a certain country is plagued with cybercrime more so or less than another which allowed them to come up with a ranking for each. Symantec has ranked 20 countries that face, or cause, the most cybercrime. In compiling such a list, Symantec was able to quantify software code that interferes with a computer's normal functions, rank zombie systems, and observe the number of websites that host...

Posted on July 9, 2009 in Computer Security

Random Music Playing Virus

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The Random Music Playing Virus is a common name given to a variety of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) and threats that cause annoying sounds and music to play on the affected computer. The Random Music Playing Virus will often activate because an advertisement is handling the background. It should be noted that, technically, the Random Music Playing Virus is not unsafe code. The Random Music Playing Virus may not actually be inserted into a file but is, rather, a symptom of a variety of other types of problems on affected computer systems. PC security researchers typically do not consider that the Random Music Playing Virus is a real virus, in the technical definition of the term....

Posted on October 8, 2013 in Viruses

Black Screen After Launching League of Legends

League of Legends (LoL) has remained among the most popular online video games ever since its launch way back in 2009. The longevity and continued success of the game are due to the engaging gameplay of the MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) genre, the regular release of new exciting champions, and the expanded universe created by the Riot Games studio that includes several spin-off games, music acts and more.  Unfortunately, as with any software product, League of Legends also has its fair share of issues. One of the more common problems experienced by users is seeing a black screen after launching the game. This black screen may appear after pressing Alt+Tab during the logging process or immediately after picking a champion. It...

Posted on July 14, 2021 in Issue

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Zero-Day Vulnerability in macOS Finder Allows Silent Code Execution

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A newly-discovered zero-day vulnerability in the Finder component of macOS allows for code execution and running arbitrary commands quietly, security researchers revealed. The disclosure was made through SSD Secure Disclosure - a platform aimed at the responsible reporting and disclosure of vulnerabilities to vendors. According to the researchers, the vulnerability resides in the way macOS Finder deals with .inetloc files. Those resemble web shortcuts used on Windows machines, but have somewhat wider functionality. An .inetloc file can point not just to a website or URL but also to news feeds or even Telnet locations. The issue comes from an extra bit of functionality that .inetloc files...

Posted on September 23, 2021 in Computer Security

Erewasnos.xyz

Erewasnos.xyz is a deceptive website, just one of the latest to join the countless other virtually identical pages that were created with the same goal - to proliferate a popular browser-based tactic. These sites are mostly empty with the exception of a clickbait message and maybe one image. They do not need to be any more elaborate than this to run their scheme that involves luring visitors into clicking the 'Allow' button. What the sites and Erewasnos.xyz, do not clarify, is that by clicking the button, users will be subscribing to that page's push notification services. Afterward, the hoax site will have the necessary browser permissions to start generating monetary gains for its operators by running an intrusive advertising campaign...

Posted on September 23, 2021 in Browser Hijackers, Rogue Websites

SportSearchNow

SportSearchNow is a dubious application that pretends to be offering useful features to its users, while its main purpose is to promote a fake search engine. Applications such as SportSearchNow are classified as browser hijackers due to their functionality, and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) because of the underhanded methods used in their distribution.  Once established onto the user's device, SportSearchNow will waste no time to assume control over the Web browsers. The PUP modifies the homepage, new tab page, and the default search engine settings and forces them to open the sportsearchnow.com address. Fake engines such as sportsearchnow.com cannot produce results on their own and that is why they instead redirect all search...

Posted on September 23, 2021 in Browser Hijackers, Potentially Unwanted Programs

Offersworld4u.online

Offersworld4u.online is a rogue website that displays dubious content to its visitors. It also proliferates a popular browser-based tactic where the site tries to lure users into subscribing to its push notifications via deceptive and clickbait messages. Keep in mind that there are countless websites out there dedicated to the same tactic and more are popping into existence almost daily. The exact behavior of Offersworld4u.online may be based on specific factors, such as the user's geolocation but overall it follows the typical structure of this scheme. It displays a colorful image accompanied by a message similar to: 'Click Allow to confirm you are not robot' The implication is that that the page is carrying out a CAPTCHA check....

Posted on September 23, 2021 in Browser Hijackers, Rogue Websites

Expensivesurvey.live

Expensivesurvey.live is a dubious site designed to deliver questionable content to its visitors. The exact behavior of the page is most likely based on factors, such as the user's geolocation. The site determines this by scanning the incoming IP addresses. It can then show questionable content on its own page or cause redirects to other shady places. Sites such as Expensivesurvey.live usually also try to trick users into subscribing to their push notification services. Infosec researchers have observed Expensivesurvey.com employing clickbait schemes to get its visitors to fill out a survey that will supposedly show them a way to make money on the Internet. Following the instructions displayed on suspicious sites is risky and should be...

Posted on September 23, 2021 in Browser Hijackers, Rogue Websites

'This Disk is Write Protected' - How to Format a Write-Protected USB Drive

Sometimes it is vital to keep the files stored on a USB drive or an SD card safe from any future changes or tampering. One way to achieve this is via write protection or read-only functionality. You cannot change, delete, move, or manipulate the files on a write-protected USB drive and will be shown a warning message such as 'This Disk is Write Protected.' If at some point, you no longer need the data stored on that particular USB and wish to format it, you will need to remove the protection first.  Check for a Write-Protection Switch Many USB Drives and SD cards have a dedicated physical switch that enables the protection of the data stored on them. Look at your USB and see if it indeed has such a switch and move it to the...

Posted on September 23, 2021 in Issue

Windows is Stuck on 'Repairing Disk Errors'

Disk errors could be a source of a lot of stress. In most cases, they cause the Windows system to become unstable and run into critical issues that require a complete reboot frequently. Usually, these errors are caused by physical problems with the hard drive or SSD, bad sectors, or critical software incompatibilities. Under certain circumstances, the whole Windows system may get stuck or freeze during start-up on a screen displaying the following message - 'Repairing disk errors, This might take an hour to complete.' To try and fix these issues, apply the solutions outlined below. Check if the System is Indeed Frozen If you see the 'Repairing disk errors' message, you should give it chance, at least once, to see if it will resolve the...

Posted on September 23, 2021 in Issue

Spydr Ransomware

The Spydr Ransomware is threatening malware designed to lock specific files and render them inaccessible and unusable. The threat achieves its nefarious goal via an encryption routine with a strong cryptographic algorithm. The attackers then extort their victims for money by promising to send the required decryption key and software tool afterward getting paid. Analysis has determined that the Spydr Ransomware is a variant of a previously detected threat named Babuk. As part of its encryption process, the threat will append '.spydr' to the names of all affected files as a new file extension. A lengthy ransom note will be delivered to compromised systems as a text file named 'RESTORE FILES.txt.' Ransom Note's Overview According to the...

Posted on September 23, 2021 in Ransomware

CRM Ransomware

A new variant from the VoidCrypt Ransomware family has been caught in the wild by cybersecurity experts. The threat is named CRM Ransomware and is capable of causing significant damage to the devices it manages to infect successfully. Being ransomware, CRM is designed to go after certain file types and encrypt them with an uncrackable cryptographic algorithm. Victims will find that they no longer can access their documents, archives, databases, photos and more.  All affected files will have their names modified according to the pattern - original name.[email address of the hackers].[victim's ID].new file extension. The email address used by the threat is poytemol@gmail.com, while the new extension is '.crm.' The customary ransom note...

Posted on September 23, 2021 in Ransomware

How to Fix Discord Audio Cutting Out

Although being the most favored VoIP (Voice over IP) by gamers all around the world since you could use it to send your text messages and make collective video calls, Discord, as countless applications, has some bugs. These bugs may cause worrisome issues and one of them is the Discord audio malfunctioning. This problem is very common, and it may be caused by many factors but, usually, it is not that hard to find out a solution. However, to fix the problem, you may need to take various measures until you find out which one will solve your specific problem The steps specified below are recommended measures that should be taken prior to starting to fix the problem. Verify if your Internet is steady. If it is available, use a LAN connection...

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Issue

Findinfo.us

Findinfo.us is not a reliable search engine. Findinfo.us is advertised as being capable of optimizing your searching experience. Regretfully, this is not what you will get by keeping it on your computer because the search results it provides are not the best you can have. Instead, Findinfo.us will present sponsored advertisements and bogus results. As you can guess, it is not the best way to do searches or browse the Web. Using a trusted search engine, such as Google or Safari, you can be sure that you will get the most accurate and reliable results, instead of gambling with an unknown search engine. Findinfo-us may have found its way to your computer without your interference. However, the important thing is that you should send it back...

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Browser Hijackers

CleanSearch

CleanSearch is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that has the Mac computers as its main targets. Do not trust that it will make your searchers better because CleanSearch will not optimize your searching experience and online browsing at all. Although promising to return accurate and relevant search results and content, CleanSearch will end up as a big disappointment to the users that trust its claims. Why You Should Remove CleanSearch CleanSearch can perform the actions it was created to accomplish by changing Web browsers settings. First, it attempts to reinstate the search device and default new tab page and search service with another website. Although this is not unsafe, users will be forced to experience arbitrary redirects to...

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Turla APT Hackers Introduce the TinyTurla Backdoor

When talking about Russian hackers, there is no way not to mention the Turla APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) group. Their operations have been observed closely since 2014, and they are believed to be one of the major Russia-backed hacking groups. Their most notorious implant is named after the group itself – the Turla Backdoor. Of course, it has undergone major changes since its initial release, but the criminals continue to rely on their Trojan to this very day. In fact, they have recently unleashed a 'mini' version of the threat – the TinyTurla Backdoor. It preserves some of the original features of the Turla Backdoor, but it also lacks in certain aspects. However, the limited functionality allows it to stay hidden for extended...

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Backdoors

'Elon Musk Club' Giveaway Scam

Online cons are evolving constantly. A decade ago, we had to deal with fake lotto rewards and prizes, while today, we often end up being offered expensive gadgets in exchange for a delivery fee. Of course, the fraudsters take the fees without sending anything to their victim. However, over the past year, there has been one field that online con artists have been focusing on heavily – cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency owners are the exact target of the tactic we are talking about today - the 'Elon Musk Club' Giveaway scam. Elon Musk gained notoriety among newcomers to the cryptocurrency field because of his involvement with the Dogecoin project. Ever since then, his name has been a consistent part of many online cryptocurrency tactics. The...

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Rogue Websites

BluStealer Malware

Information collecting malware has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years. One of the primary reasons for this is the boom of cryptocurrency. Nowadays, these collectors go after cryptocurrency wallets, on top of the usual passwords, files, and cookies that they try to obtain. One of the latest projects belonging to the category of information stealers is the BluStealer Malware. While it has been active since the beginning of September, its activity appears to be on the rise – over 6,000 active copies were identified in mid-September. Needless to say, the criminals operating this malware are working hard to infect as many users as possible. How is the BluStealer Malware Spread? If the operators of this malware are like other...

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Stealers
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