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LaSuperba

LaSuperba may be associated with numerous problems that may be caused by PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). LaSuperba may interrupt the computer users' activities when browsing the Web and cause performance problems on affected Web browsers. LaSuperba is linked to an adware that may affect most commonly used Web browsers on the Windows operating system, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. LaSuperba advertisements may take the form of irritating pop-up messages that make it very difficult to use the affected Web browser. In most cases, removing adware associated with LaSuperba will stop LaSuperba advertisements from appearing on affected Web browsers. However, most adware infections do not come alone; the presence of one adware component may indicate the presence of others, all of which may be connected with LaSuperba and similar unwanted content....

Posted on August 31, 2015 in Adware

VirLock Ransomware

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The VirLock Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that takes computers hostage and then demands payment from the computer users using BitCoin, a crypto-currency that is known for permitting anonymous online payments. The VirLock Ransomware will threaten computer users, claiming that the VirLock Ransomware has found pirated software on the infected computer and threatening to report the victim to the authorities unless the fine is paid. These claims have no basis. The VirLock Ransomware cannot check your computer for pirated software or alert the authorities. Rather, the VirLock Ransomware is engineered to lock down your computer and prevent access to your files. If the VirLock Ransomware...

Posted on December 10, 2014 in Ransomware

CryptoWall Ransomware

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The CryptoWall Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that carries the same strategy as a number of other encryption ransomware infections such as Cryptorbit Ransomware or CryptoLocker Ransomware . The CryptoWall Ransomware is designed to infect all versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. As soon as the CryptoWall Ransomware infects a computer, the CryptoWall Ransomware uses the RSA2048 encryption to encrypt crucial files. Effectively, the CryptoWall Ransomware prevents computer users from accessing their data, which will be encrypted and out of reach. The CryptoWall Ransomware claims that it is necessary to pay $500 USD to recover the encrypted...

Posted on May 12, 2014 in Ransomware

CryptoLocker Ransomware

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The CryptoLocker Trojan is a ransomware infection that encrypts the victim's files. CryptoLocker may typically be installed by another threat such as a Trojan downloader or a worm. Once CryptoLocker is installed, CryptoLocker will search for sensitive files on the victim's computer and encrypt them. Essentially, CryptoLocker takes the infected computer hostage by preventing access to any of the computer user's files. CryptoLocker then demands payment of a ransom to decrypt the infected files. CryptoLocker is quite harmful, and ESG security analysts strongly advise computer users to use an efficient, proven and updated anti-malware program to protect their computer from these types of...

Posted on September 11, 2013 in Ransomware

MyStart by Incredibar

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MyStart is a browser hijacker that uses the MyStart by Incredibar toolbar and a browser hijacking component that forces its victims to visit the MyStart.Incredibar.com website. This website is a low-quality search engine that displays more advertisements than legitimate results. Even worse, several of MyStart's search results may lead computer users to websites containing malicious content. Although MyStart actually provides a supposed tool to remove this component from the victim's web browser, ESG security researchers recommend disregarding this component and instead removing MyStart with the help of a reputable anti-malware utility. MyStart can refer to both the low-quality...

Posted on July 31, 2012 in Adware

FBI Moneypak Ransomware

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ESG security researchers have received reports of a ransomware infection, known as the FBI Moneypak ransomware, that targets computer users in the United States. The FBI Moneypak ransomware infection will claim that the victim's computer was involved in viewing child pornography and then demands payment of a 100 dollar 'fine' to be sent via MoneyPack. Of course, that a criminal charge as serious as child pornography would be punished with a mere 100 dollar fine is laughable. There is a reason for this, the FBI Moneypak ransomware is not really from the FBI. Rather, this message is actually part of a common malware scam. The FBI Moneypak ransomware scam will use a Winlocker, that is,...

Posted on June 25, 2012 in Ransomware

Live Security Platinum

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Live Security Platinum is one of the many fake security programs in the WinWebSec family of malware. Although ESG security researchers have been following the family of malware for several years, Live Security Platinum is a relatively new variant first detected in 2012. Because of this, it is pivotal to ensure that your security software is fully updated. Like most fake security programs, Live Security Platinum is designed to induce PC users to purchase a worthless 'full version' of Live Security Platinum. To do this, Live Security Platinum will try to scare the computer user with a variety of fake error messages, pop-up alerts from the Taskbar and a convincing fake scan of the...

Posted on June 1, 2012 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

DNS Changer

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DNS Changer is a Trojan that is designed to force a computer system to use rogue DNS servers. Also, DNS Changer is being referred to as the Internet Doomsday Virus, Ghost Click Malware, DNS Changer Rootkit, DNS Changer Malware, DNS Changer Trojan, DNS Changer Virus, FBI DNS Changer or DNSChanger. A DNS Changer infection will typically have two steps, in order to reroute the infected computer’s traffic to these malicious DNS servers: A DNS Changer malware infection will change the infected computer system’s settings, in order to replace the DNS servers to rogue DNS servers belonging to hackers or online criminals. The DNS Changer malware infection will then try to...

Posted on November 25, 2011 in Trojans

Cyber Splitter Vbs Ransomware

The 'Cyber Splitter Vbs' Ransomware is a ransomware program that may enter a computer attached to spam email, fake updates and IM, and exploit kits. The 'Cyber Splitter Vbs' Ransomware is similar to most encryption Trojans, and it targets a wide range of file formats, which may end up preventing computer users from accomplishing any task on their machines. Computer users that are infected with the 'Cyber Splitter Vbs' Ransomware need to deliver the payment of 1 Bitcoin ($600.42 US at the current rate). The note file and instructions on how to deliver the ransom can be found on the victim's desktop and in all the folders containing encrypted files. The encryption method used by the 'Cyber Splitter Vbs' Ransomware will need the appropriate decryption key to decrypt the corrupted files. However, 'Cyber Splitter Vbs' Ransomware may not encrypt the Shadow Volume Copies and the content...

Posted on September 23, 2016 in Ransomware

MotoxLocker Ransomware

The MotoxLocker Ransomware is an encryption Trojan that is another member of the ever-growing family of the DetoxCrypto Ransomware . The MotoxLocker Ransomware is a crypto threat that may reach a computer via corrupted links or included into fake software updates. The MotoxLocker Ransomware is designed to be executed in the background of the infected PC and lie low while the encryption process is in motion. Malware researchers note that the MotoxLocker Ransomware can corrupt a wide range of documents, videos, images, audio and databases. Curiously, the MotoxLocker Ransomware doesn't make any changes to the encrypted files. The MotoxLocker Ransomware only uses the AES encryption method. Although the AES encryption method is strong, something went wrong with the MotoxLocker Ransomware's development and a decryptor is already available for the computer users that are dealing with...

Posted on September 23, 2016 in Ransomware

Feclik.xyz

Feclik.xyz is a suspicious online search site that may seem to be a legal and reliable search engine. However, in reality, Feclik.xyz may be a useless search provider because it is linked to browser hijackers and adware, which may result in unwanted browser redirects to dubious websites including Feclik.xyz or similar websites that may show annoying pop-up ads that may disrupt the PC user's browsing activities. Feclik.xyz may affect the major search providers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. If the computer and Web browser have been affected by any of the security infections related to Feclik.xyz, the search results in any legitimate search provider might get diverted to questionable websites that were developed with the objective of making a profit from raised website traffic and clicks on advertisements. Browser hijackers and adware connected with...

Posted on September 23, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Gogletab.com

Gogletab.com is an ad-supported search provider that is associated with a browser hijacker and adware. Gogletab.com uses the highly respected name of Google to pretend to be a genuine and secure search engine. The creators of Gogletab.com may use free software to spread their adware-laced toolbars. Commonly, suspicious download websites may be used to embed a particular toolbar to the package of a free application. If computer users install any freeware, they may also install an additional program, which may contain PUPs, adware or browser hijackers included on their installation. The browser hijacker may replace the default homepage and search engine with Gogletab.com, or open it as a new tab page. Browser hijackers and adware also may modify search results in any legitimate search tool and reroute PC users to Gogletab.com unwillingly. Gogletab.com may show random pop-up...

Posted on September 23, 2016 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Google Rewards Center

The Google Rewards Center is an adware that may be installed on a PC as a browser extension. The Google Rewards Center displays a fake message claiming the user has won a prize. The message will be displayed to Chrome users. The supposed prize is an iPhone 6S, but to win it the computer user needs to fill up a query. Besides the misleading message about the prize, Google Rewards Center may embed annoying advertisements on numerous websites or insert hyperlinks on random words randomly. Whenever the computer user clicks somewhere on the website, Google Rewards Center may open a pop-up window and display the fake message or advertisements. Google Rewards Center may run in the background and may grab information about the PC user's surfing habits, search queries, preferences, etc. surreptitiously. Computer users that didn't install the Google Rewards Center voluntarily and wanted to know...

Posted on September 23, 2016 in Adware

Discoveranswer.com

Discoveranswer.com is a questionable website that is related to a browser hijacker and tries to persuade computer users that Discoveranswer.com is a legitimate and safe search provider. The browser hijacker linked to Discoveranswer.com may access a computer bundled with free software that is available for download on the Internet. The browser hijacker related to Discoveranswer.com may be installed on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox Web browsers. When installing any free program to their machines, computers users need to be careful because they may include additional freeware unknowingly since it may be installed on the PC automatically. Computer users should always follow the steps of installation and uncheck options that offer unknown programs. The browser hijackers associated with Discoveranswer.com may substitute the default homepage and search engine with...

Posted on September 23, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Indicator.dl-software.xyz

Indicator.dl-software.xyz is linked to an adware application that may display pop-up ads when Web users are navigating the Internet online. The removal of Indicator.dl-software.xyz does not stop the appearance of its annoying pop-ups. These pop-ups may display numerous advertisements or offer suspicious applications. Computer users that click on the advertisements or links provided by Indicator.dl-software.xyz may be lead to unsafe websites. Indicator.dl-software.xyz also may collect the computer user's information such as browser type, location, IP address and more and send it to its partners for the creation of personalized advertisements. Uninstalling and reinstalling your Web browser also does not work. Indicator.dl-software.xyz may appear on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Indicator.dl-software.xyz as many other adware, PUPs and browser hijackers may be...

Posted on September 23, 2016 in Adware

Yahoo Confirming Enormous Data Breach Affecting Nearly 500 Million Accounts

Data privacy and security has been an issue that resides in the back of the minds of the masses even if they don't admit it. With a world that revolves around tech and data, the recent report that Yahoo has succumbed to a data breach affecting nearly 500 million accounts doesn't come as a surprise, yet it is a concerning matter for millions whose privacy is at risk. Reportedly, what is believed to be a "state-sponsored actor," is responsible for hacking hundreds of millions of Yahoo accounts and then supposedly offering to sell off the data through the underground market. The breach is believed to have taken place late 2014. Yahoo isn't the first tech monster to suffer a massive data breach , and unfortunately, they won't be the last . With a data breach that is reportedly "larger than initially thought," we could be witnessing nearly 500 million accounts being hacked to...

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Computer Security

Statliru1.ru

Statliru1.ru is the name of a parasite that may hijack the Web browser of vulnerable computers and change its settings. Any system not protected properly may be infiltrated by Statliru1.ru, especially if the Web browser the computer user is using has fragilities or is in need of a patch. When you are browsing the Internet, one misplaced click on a link or attachment or visiting a corrupted Web page could bring inside a parasite such as Statliru1.ru, which may endanger the stability of your resources and the safety of your data. A browser hijacker may change your homepage and reroute traffic to unwanted websites, including search sites that may encourage click fraud to generate income to the people responsible for the browser hijacker. Lowered security settings would delete the commands that block unsafe traffic and allow a flood of unwanted and annoying advertisements....

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Rewards4u.online

Rewards4u.online is considered as an adware application that may affect computers using the Windows operating system. Rewards4u.online may find its way to a computer via stealthy methods, such as been bundled with free programs, games, corrupted advertisements and websites, fake updates and more. Rewards4u.online presents itself as a genuine application that can reward computer users through the spin of a wheel. Rewards4u.online may affect the most favored Web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, etc. Once inside a computer, Rewards4u.online may start offering coupons, online deals, banners, and similar content, which may become very annoying due to their intrusiveness. However, Rewards4u.online may alter your system settings by adding its own files. Rewards4u.online may change your homepage or lead your browser to suspicious websites that may...

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Profitmaximizer.co

The Profitmaximizer.co search engine and its related adware aren't threatening, but they may turn the user's browsing experience into an unpleasant task. The adware related to Profitmaximizer.co may be spread with the aid of software bundles, so users should observe the installation process of any new program they download carefully. By paying more attention to the installation details, they can avoid the activation of the Profitmaximizer.co adware. The Profitmaximizer.co related adware may modify their Web browser's settings. Among the Web browsers that may be affected by Profitmaximizer.co are Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. The most important task of an adware program as the one linked to Profitmaximizer.co is to display lots of advertisements that will cover the content the computer user is trying to access. The Profitmaximizer.co adware also may shape the...

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Myluckywheel.net

Security researchers reveal that the developers of free applications might accept to include programs developed by semi-legitimate companies, such as browser hijackers, adware and PUPs, which are rigged to show pop-up advertisements. The objective of these advertisements is to create per-per-click revenue for the application's developers by publicizing questionable optimization utilities, Web browser toolbars and similar products. Myluckywheel.net. which is related to an adware, is one of these programs and may enter a computer when its user install a free software without been aware that Myluckywheel.net was also included in its installation wizard. In most cases, these adwere programs use the bundling method because, otherwise, just a few computer users may be interested in downloading and installing it. The adware that is used in the Myluckywheel.net campaign may appear as a...

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Firstgame.xyz

Firstgame.xyz is flagged as suspicious by several Web filters. The Firstgame.xyz site is associated with an adware application. The Firstgame.xyz adware may show unwanted advertisements in the browser of infected users. The Firstgame.xyz advertisements may cover their desktop surface and block access to the Web pages you are trying to visit. Firstgame.xyz also may turn some Web pages text into hyperlinks and create pop-up windows that will offer fake updates or untrusted programs. Another negative action that may be executed by Firstgame.xyz is the installation of additional applications such as browser hijackers, PUPs and adware. You might need to use the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keyboard shortcut to bring up the Windows Task Manager and close the browser that is affected by the Firstgame.xyz. The adware linked to Firstgame.xyz may be compatible with Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer,...

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Blankpage6.ru

Blankpage6.ru is a website that may be used to host some Web pages that may accommodate pop-ups, advertisements, and other annoying or unwanted information. Blankpage6.ru may show up in your Web browser automatically. This may occur thanks to the aid of a browser hijacker that may modify the settings of well-liked Web browsers, forcing them to exhibit Blankpage6.ru pages every time the users launch their Web browser or initiate a new tab. If you are being led to Blankpage6.ru whenever you boot your Web browser, then you may have to handle the browser hijacker in question. A browser hijacker can perform a few actions on a computer since its sole purpose is to modify the settings of popular Web browsers, so you shouldn't feel threatened by this low-level parasite. Regardless of the harmless nature of the Blankpage6.ru browser hijacker, you may notice quickly that the alterations it...

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

Window User Manager

The Window User Manager software is a variant of the Window Range Manager , which is adware and users are not advised to install it. Experts note that the Window User Manager adware may be advertised as a VPN solution on less reputable software deployment platforms. The Window User Manager adware is programmed to run in a portable mode and facilitate the display of targeted promotional materials by using data such as your browsing history, IP address and bookmarks. The Window User Manager adware uses tracking cookies to help affiliated advertisers recognize users when they open online shops and search for items to purchase. The Window User Manager adware is likely to run as a background process while the user is surfing the Internet and will not be shown in the taskbar or the tray notification area. Computer users will not notice the increased load on the CPU and the GPU, but they...

Posted on September 21, 2016 in Possibly Unwanted Program
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