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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

Segurazo screenshot

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

Random Music Playing Virus screenshot

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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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. WhyYou 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

Remove 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

'MajorDeviced' will Damage Your Computer

The 'MajorDeviced' will Damage Your Computer notification is one that can be misleading and confusing for Mac computer users. When Mac computers display the 'MajorDeviced' will Damage Your Computer message, it is a clear indication that the system has an unwanted component loaded on it that needs addressing. In fact, the 'MajorDeviced' will Damage Your Computer message usually comes from a free bundled software app or shareware that has been installed and seeks the computer user’s attention so they may add additional components or download other questionable applications. The 'MajorDeviced' will Damage Your Computer pop-up may not cause real damage to the Mac computer. However, it is highly recommended that action be taken to eliminate...

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Fake Warning Messages

Brarva Speedup

The Brarva Speedup is advertised as a very useful tool that can scan your computer and detect malware infections, unnecessary files, invalid registry entries and other problems. However, regretfully, the Brarva SpeedUp will not do as promised which makes it be classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). The Brarva Speedup does scan the computer it was installed on, However, it is not capable of generating accurate results. Therefore, the list of detected problems is fake and its only purpose is to convince the affected computer user to buy its bogus application. To further prompt the computer user to act fast to supposedly solve all the issues found, the Brava Speedup will display a pop-up that will be flashing on the computer...

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Potentially Unwanted Programs, Trojans

Dnsvibes.co

Dnsvibes.co is virtually identical to the countless other websites dedicated to the same purpose- the proliferation of a popular browser-based tactic. The way these pages operate is by showing deceptive alerts, errors, or warning messages that try to lure their visitors into clicking the allow button. Those who fall for the trap and press the button will be subscribing to the site's push notification services.  In practice, this will manifest in the con website now having the needed browser permissions to run an intrusive ad campaign. Users will be subjected to numerous unwanted advertisements that could impact the browsing experience on the device drastically. More importantly, the advertisements could rely on similar clickbait tactics...

Posted on September 21, 2021 in Browser Hijackers, Rogue Websites

TriocySpeedup

TriocySpeedup is an extremely threatening malware, classified as a Trojan. This particular malware threat is extremely versatile and can be programmed to perform a wide range of intrusive and harmful activities on the infected systems. The exact behavior of the Trojan is largely dependant on the specific goals of the threat actors and the nature of their harmful operation. In the typical case, Trojans are tasked with establishing espionage routines on the compromised device. They might act as keyloggers grabbing every pressed key or mouse click, taking arbitrary screenshots of the system, or if the system has a camera or microphone, the attackers could even force the devices to record video or audio. The malware could use various other...

Posted on September 21, 2021 in Trojans

WebMusicSearch

The WebMusicSearch application tries to pass as a useful addition that could help users navigate the Web in a more convenient way. Unfortunately, in reality, the application turns out to be little more than a browser hijacker, whose only goal is to promote the address of a fake search engine. Typically, users do not realize that applications such as WebMusicSearch are being delivered to their computers or devices. That is because these PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) are distributed through deceitful tactics predominantly, such as bundling or fake installers/updates for popular products.  In WebMusicSearch's case, it promotes its own address - webmusicsearch.com, by setting it as the Web browser's homepage, new tab page and default...

Posted on September 21, 2021 in Browser Hijackers, Potentially Unwanted Programs

VideoSearchCenter

VideoSearchCenter is another PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) whose only purpose for existing is to drive artificial traffic towards a fake search engine. It does so by taking control over the user's Web browser and modifying specific settings. This particular behavior classifies VideoSearchCenter as a browser hijacker. The application's installation to the system usually remains unnoticed by the users, due to the underhanded tactics employed in VideoSearchCenter's distribution. However, once it is present on the computer, the consequences of its activities become obvious almost instantly. Users would find that their normal homepage, new tab page, and the default search engine of the browser have all been changed to now open an...

Posted on September 21, 2021 in Browser Hijackers, Potentially Unwanted Programs

TempoSearch

TempoSearch is the address of a dubious search engine that is being promoted via a browser hijacker application. Browser hijackers are created to assume control over users’ Web browsers specifically and modify their settings to generate as much artificial traffic towards the sponsored address as possible. Typically, this is achieved by changing the homepage, new page tab, and the default search engine to now open the specific address. Furthermore, these intruder applications also are classified as PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) due to the underhanded tactics involved in their distributions. Indeed, in the vast majority of cases, PUPs attempt to hide their installation by either being bundled alongside a far more desirable software...

Posted on September 21, 2021 in Browser Hijackers, Potentially Unwanted Programs

What is the 'Eicar Test File' and How to Remove It

The Eicar test file was developed by the European Institue for Computer Antivirus Research, with the purpose of testing the effectiveness of anti-malware solutions when it comes to dealing with malware threats. While its initial purpose was indeed noble in nature, the Eicar test file has been hijacked subsequently and could be used by unscrupulous people to find security vulnerabilities on the targeted Mac systems. Upon detecting such weaknesses, the threat actors could then decide to escalate the attack by exploiting the vulnerabilities to deliver malware payloads. The specific threats dropped onto the compromised device could include ransomware, backdoors, Trojans, spyware, crypto-miners, and more, depending on the goals of the...

Posted on September 21, 2021 in Issue

How To Use the Action Center on Windows

The Action Center available in Windows 10 and 11 can be an extremely useful addition that provides quick access to useful shortcuts, as well as a convenient way to see important notifications. The action center is located in the right corner of the taskbar and can be recognized by the small speech bubble icon.  The upper section of the Action Center window contains all received notifications, while at the bottom are located all of the shortcuts it provides. These usually lead to the most commonly needed Settings menus. Users can customize the behavior of the Action Center in some ways to align it with their particular needs.  Stop Annoying Notifications While seeing every notification that comes up may be important in certain situations;...

Posted on September 21, 2021 in Issue
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