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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 malicious 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 malicious app modifies the “new tab” settings so that the corrupted browsers launch the malware'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...

Posted on July 3, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

How to Fix Mac Error Code 43 When Copying Files

How to Fix Mac Error Code 43 When Copying Files screenshot

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 Computer Security

APT Attack Spreads Malware Using Coronavirus Theme

APT Attack Spreads Malware Using Coronavirus Theme screenshot

The APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) group was spotted sending out spear-phishing emails that allegedly have detailed information about COVID-19, a.k.a. Coronavirus, but instead, they infect the victims with a custom remote access Trojan (RAT). The group is using the coronavirus pandemic to infect unsuspecting victims with a previously unseen malware. The malware is dubbed 'Vicious Panda' by researchers, with the attackers using it in a campaign at the moment. Researchers managed to find two Rich Text Format (RTF) files that were targeting the Mongolian public sector during the outbreak. Once the files are open, a unique and custom-made remote access Trojan is executed. It develops a list...

Posted on March 16, 2020 in Computer Security

WastedLocker Ransomware

Ransomware threats often target unsuspecting users at random, using different propagation tricks. However, this is not the case with the newly uncovered WastedLocker Ransomware. It would appear that the WastedLocker Ransomware only goes after businesses located in the United States. After security experts studied this new file-locker, they found that it is likely created by the cybercriminals that developed and distributed the notorious Dridex banking Trojan. According to researchers, the con-artists in question have also launched campaigns propagating the BitPaymer Ransomware and the Locky Ransomware. This Week In Malware Ep 13: Evil Corp Hackers Blocked from Deploying WastedLocker Ransomware Recently, authors of ransomware threats have been using a new trick to further pressure their victims into paying the ransom fee. Many...

Posted on June 24, 2020 in Ransomware

Pykw Ransomware

The Pykw Ransomware is a brand-new file-locker that appears to go after users at random. Instead of selecting their victims carefully, the authors of the Pykw Ransomware are trying to propagate this threat as far and wide as possible. The more users it affects, the more likely it is for the Pykw Ransomware creators to generate significant revenue. This new file-locker is a variant of the infamous STOP Ransomware. Propagation and Encryption If you fall victim to the Pykw Ransomware, your system will be scanned and your data located. This is done right before the Pykw Ransomware triggers the encryption process. This nasty Trojan would use a secure encryption algorithm to lock the targeted files. Threats like the Pykw Ransomware usually go after a wide variety of filetypes, which include .mp3, .aac, .midi, .mid, .wav, .mov, .webm, .mp4,...

Posted on June 24, 2020 in Ransomware

IT Ransomware

IT Ransomware is a brand-new data-locking Trojan that appears to be a rather basic project. This file-locker is also known as the CobraLocker Ransomware. Despite not being a very high-end threat, the IT Ransomware is fully capable of causing significant damage to its targets. Unfortunately, the IT Ransomware does not appear to be decryptable for free. Propagation and Encryption Threats like the IT Ransomware often go after a variety of filetypes that are likely to be present on the system of every regular user. This means that the IT Ransomware will not spare any images, documents, presentations, databases, spreadsheets, archives, audio files, videos and other filetypes that are common. As a result of an attack by the IT Ransomware, the majority of your data will be encrypted with a secure encryption algorithm. Every file that gets...

Posted on July 9, 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 phishing sites, which are designed to trick computer users into disclosing personal data or banking...

Posted on July 9, 2009 in Computer Security

Top 5 Popular Cybercrimes: How You Can Easily Prevent Them

Over the course of the past few years, hackers and cybercrooks armed with sophisticated malware have stolen literally hundreds of millions of dollars from online banking accounts and individuals all over the world. We have said it many times before in recent articles, the days of robbing banks in person are gone and now it all takes place behind a screen of a computer connected to the Internet. The Internet can be the most useful tool in business, school or every-day life. At the same time, the Internet can make someone's life a living hell in the event that one becomes the next victim of a cybercrime. A large percentage of the world's population that uses computers over the Internet are aware of cybercrime and the consequences that they may face if they succumb to a cybercriminals' trap. Others who have no clue as to the dangers they...

Posted on October 12, 2010 in Computer Security

AntiMalware

AntiMalware screenshot

A typical deceptive campaign is disguising harmful threats as legitimate security programs in order to steal money from inexperienced victims. AntiMalware is a particularly short-named version of this campaign, with clones with names such as Active Security and Total Security. AntiMalware uses an interface that is very similar to the Windows Defender and legitimate Microsoft security programs, to make the victim believe that AntiMalware is a legitimate anti-malware application. Observing AntiMalware's design, you will quickly spot authentic-looking Windows and Microsoft Security Essentials logos as well as a layout that may seem familiar to most users of legitimate Microsoft Security...

Posted on November 9, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

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Jecmibeshaw.com

Jecmibeshaw.com is a website that will try to use your browser notifications to deliver paid advertisements. By clicking these advertisements, the computer users will create earnings for the page's administrators. However, the only way Jecmibeshaw.com can access your browser notifications is by having your expressed permission. Since it is almost impossible for a computer user to do it without a motivation, Jecmibeshaw.com displays a message that prompts you to ratify that you are not a machine to access the content you are looking for. However, agreeing with its invitation, you will end up clicking a button that gives Jecmibeshaw.com the needed permission to display notifications. Even if by accessing your browser notifications Jecmibeshaw.com will not cause any harm, these websites tend to abuse the privilege to deliver its...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Makop Ransomware

The Makop Ransomware is a file-locker Trojan that was detected by malware researchers a while ago. The Makop Ransomware was able to infect thousands of computers successfully, causing a lot of damage to its victims. The Makop Ransomware provides various emails that should be used by its victims to contact its perpetrators. Some of these email addresses are votrefile@tuta.io, datalost@foxmail.com davidrecovery@protonmail.com getdataback@qbmail.biz, Crypt@qbmail.biz, akzhq00705@protonmail.com and many others. The Criminals Handling the Makop Ransomware Demand a Payment in Bitcoin The Makop Ransomware uses the '.[].[].makop' file extension to lock the encrypted files. The Makop Ransomware delivers a ransom note called 'readme-warning.txt' that, although having the same contents, use different languages, depending on the version delivered...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Ransomware

Safetytds.com

When browsing the Web, you may see websites advertised as reliable and full of tips and other enticing content. However, visiting these websites may end up leading you to unwanted situations and even infections. Safetytds.com is this website kind. Safetytds.com was developed with the intent of persuading computer users that they should pass a 'Robot Verification' by clicking the 'Allow' button that will be displayed on their screens. It is a lie because if you click the 'Allow' button, instead of completing a 'Robot Verification,' you will give Safetytds.com permission to use your Web browser notifications. Although giving Safetytds.com such permission will not be unsafe, the notifications will be displayed in the form of advertisements that will promote dubious websites, fake products, costly services, and similar hazardous content....

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

ConnectedAnalog

ConnectedAnalog is a potentially unwanted adware application that has the traditional functions of a browser hijacker, such as loading random sites or displaying pop-up ads and messages. The actions of ConnectedAnalog may be confusing to some but for the most part ConnectedAnalog is a major annoyance that warrants removal. The ConnectedAnalog app may offer various products or services through its alert messages and is usually found on Mac computers running various versions of the Mac OS. ConnectedAnalog may also show up in the Applications folder where it may be removed but could have other associated files remain resident on the affected Mac computer. IN such a case, it is important to utilize the proper antimalware resource to detect and remove other components of ConnectedAnalog to stop its annoying actions. The action of preventing...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Mac Malware

Z6airr.com

Z6airr.com is a questionable website that is determined by computer security experts to be a browser hijacker. The Z6airr.com browser hijacker primarily loads on Mac computers with associated components loading within popular web browser applications. Such apps may have been ones that a computer user found on questionable download sites offering third-party apps. Mac computers faced with the Z6airr.com hijacker may encounter unwanted site redirects or loading of alternative pages as a default home page or new tab page within the choice web browser program, such as Google Chrome, Safari, or even Firefox. The components associated with Z6airr.com may be in the form of web browser extensions or add-ons. Such components may have loaded when installing freeware aps or bundled software. And, again, they may have been installed from various...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

BitRansomware Ransomware

BitRansomware Ransomware is a malicious threat to Windows computers where it may load unknowingly through spam email attachments. Once loaded, BitRansomware Ransomware is prone to seeking several files and encrypting them to prevent access. Such a process will then lock down a PC and make way for a ransom note being displayed that essentially states the case of holding the encrypted files for hostage until the user pays a substantial ransom fee. Those who may consider paying the ransom will be taking a gamble and may not get their files back. Instead of doing such and risking $1,000 USD or more, one may first eliminate the BitRansomware Ransomware threat by using antimalware software designed to detect and remove ransomware from Windows PCs. After removing BitRansomware Ransomware, the computer user may use their most recent backup of...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Ransomware

Oonn Ransomware

Oonn Ransomware is a dangerous malware threat that gets its name from the file extension that is appended to files that it encrypts on an infected PC. Computer users must understand that Oonn Ransomware is among a widespread group of malware threats coming from the Djvu family of ransomware, which are all known for encrypting files on infected PCs and making demands to the user to pay substantial fees to supposedly restore those files. Computer users victimized by Oonn Ransomware will want to take out time to consider not paying the ransom as it will only embolden the hackers behind the malware and may not restore the files as promised. The best approach to a threat like Oonn Ransomware is to first remove it using a trusted antimalware resource. Once Oonn Ransomware is removed from an infected computer, the user may then seek their...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Ransomware

GET Ransomware

GET Ransomware has scoured the Internet seeking a countless number of computers by spreading through spam email attachments. The GET Ransomware threat comes out of the popular Dharma family of ransomware, which are known for their actions of encrypting files and holding them hostage to demand a substantial amount of money from computer user victims. GET Ransomware “gets” its name due to the file extension that is appended to all files that it may encrypt on an infected computer. Getting into the sticky case of GET Ransomware, computer users are left with a system that is essentially locked and they cannot access a number of files due to GET Ransomware encrypting them. To solution to a threat like GET Ransomware is to first eliminate it using an antimalware tool. After removal of GET Ransomware one may seek a system backup to restore...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Ransomware

Xati Ransomware

Xati Ransomware appears to be a malware threat that was created by hackers who also mastered the creation and clever spreading methods of Dharma Ransomware, which Xati Ransomware was found to associated with. The Xati Ransomware threat may load on a Windows PC by the computer user unknowingly opening a spam message with a malicious attachment. Once one has opened up the spam email containing the malware that loads Xati Ransomware, the threat may then overtake a system in a way to encrypt files and essentially lock the system down. Once such has taken place, Xati Ransomware may display a ransom notification that makes aggressive demands to the computer user for paying a ransom fee for the encrypted files. One must realize that Xati Ransomware will hold several files for hostage by encrypting them. Those who encounter such an issue will...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Ransomware

Tantsprovisitsc.club

Tantsprovisitsc.club is a website that runs a browser-based tactic that consists of inviting computer users to pass an anti-robot check to access its content. However, the so-called anti-robot check is only a misleading attempt to allow Tantsprovisitsc.club to use your Web browser notifications. These Web browser-based schemes can be very crafty, and you may fall for them unknowingly. Tantsprovisitsc.clubwill make changes to your Web browser's settings to allow Tantsprovisitsc.club to use your Web browser notifications. You may be alarmed to know that your Web browser settings will be changed. However, there's no motive for this. These changes will not cause any harm. They just may become annoying because they will be displayed non-stop, which will distract you and jeopardize your navigation. Besides the annoying aspect,...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Moderned.club

The creators of Moderned.club use a misleading tactic to get permission to deliver countless advertisements that will appear on the Web browser you are trying to navigate. To obtain the necessary authorization, the developers of Moderned.club will display a message saying that you need to ratify that you are not a robot by clicking an 'Allow' button that they will find on their screens. That is a well-used test that many people are used to, so they will not suspect any trap behind the prompt. Although allowing Moderned.club to display its notifications will not harm you or your machine, it may jeopardize your Web browsing experience due to the considerable amount of the notification from Moderned.club. The motive security researchers counsel not to allow Moderned.club or any other unknown website to use your Web browser notifications...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Restroyhyt.club

There is a tactic named 'Please press 'Allow' to continue' circling the Web that has been used by con artists lately. Although the people utilizing that tactic do not want to collect information, money, or your bank account details, they will try to get hold of your Web browser notifications. To use the misleading tactic, they will display a prompt saying that you need to pass an anti-robot check if you want to keep browsing the Web. The computer users who follow the instructions provided by Restroygyt.club will permit that this website starts displaying its notifications, instead of passing an anti-robot check. If Restroygyt.club notifications were useful, then giving it the necessary permission could be a good move. However, it will explore it to serve countless advertisements that, if clicked, may promote bogus products and services...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Prepairoo.club

When trying to browse the Internet, you may come across a website named Prepairoo.club. Prepairoo.club will display numerous pop-ups on your screen, which belong to a well-used online tactic that will try to hijack and control your Web browser's notifications. By using your notifications, the Prepairoo.club developers can use the feature to display numerous, unwanted advertisements, whose goal is to generate monetary gain every time the computer users that have fallen for their tactic click on these advertisements. However, since the Prepairoo.club notifications are not linked to unsafe actions, they are not a danger to your privacy or online safety. To induce the users into registering for its notifications, Prepairoo.club displays a prompt saying that they need to fulfill a 'Human Verification' to continue. To do this, you must click...

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

What Does DDoS Stand For?

What Does DDoS Stand For? screenshot

A Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the traffic of targeted servers, network, or service by overwhelming the targets or surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet packets. DDoS attacks are capable of utilizing multiple compromised computer systems as sources of the attack's traffic. Machines exploited in the process may include computers and IoT devices networked to the victim. On a high level, the DDoS attack acts by jamming up internet traffic, preventing it from arriving at its desired destination by flooding the target with junk data. How does a DDoS attack work? A DDoS attack needs an attacker gaining access to a network of devices...

Posted on August 7, 2020 in Computer Security

Dasimporary.club

The pop-ups displayed by Dasimporary.clubare part of a scheme to trick users into subscribing to the browser notifications from this useless website. The developers of the Dasimporary.club use social engineering techniques to convince the computer users to do what they want, which is a fake error message that that will appear on the users' screen, and reads: "Dasimporary.clubwants to Show notifications Click Allow to confirm that you are not a robot!" Once the users click on the "Allow" button, they will start experiencing constant pop-ups from Dasimporary.club on their computer or phone directly. Even if the browser of the user is not active, the pop-ups will still be showing up. These pop-ups contain spam advertisements promoting websites with adult content, fake software updates, online games or other potentially harmful...

Posted on August 7, 2020 in Browser Hijackers
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