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VulkanRT

The software package known as VulkanRT has recently caused a bit of commotion online. There have been posts on various forums and online communities, made by people who got confused by the sudden appearance of an entry named "VulkanRT" in their installed programs list. Some users were surprised and confused by the new entry and, not knowing what it was, assumed it was a virus and communicated their fears online. In reality, VulkanRT is not a threat or a malicious piece of software. The RT in the name stands for "runtime libraries". Vulkan, on the other hand, is the name of a graphical API which has the purpose of providing direct control over the computer's GPU and CPU usage. VulkanRT is developed by the Khronos Group in 2014 with the participation of huge IT names such as Intel, NVidia, AMD, Google , and Apple. The API was initially...

Posted on December 29, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

Bundesliga-streams.net

The Bundesliga-streams.net website does not host any unsafe content, but it is a shady page that should be avoided. Users who come across the Bundesliga-streams.net page were likely looking for illicit streams of football (soccer) games from the German football league called the Bundesliga. We recommend you not to visit websites like the Bundesliga-streams.net as they are hosting illicit content and often have malvertising present on their page. These malvertising campaigns tend to promote low-quality products and dodgy or fake services. Uses Social Engineering Tricks The Bundesliga-streams.net site, much like many other shady pages, is likely to use a variety of social engineering techniques to manipulate the actions of the user. Among them can be: The users may be asked to download and install a fake codec pack or media player if...

Posted on November 11, 2019 in Browser Hijackers

Sodinokibi Ransomware

Sodinokibi Ransomware is a new malware threat that is gaining traction in the cybercriminal circles. Although Sodinokibi operates in the typical ransomware fashion - it infiltrates the victim's computer, uses a strong encryption algorithm to encrypt the files, and demands a payment for their restoration, analyzing its underlying code reveals that it is an entirely new malware strain and not an updated variant of an already existing ransomware. Zero-Day Exploit Facilitates First Sodinokibi Attack Sodinokibi was first detected on April 25 when it was used in an attack that exploited a zero-day Oracle WebLogic Server vulnerability. The severity of the zero-day exploit couldn’t be understated as it allowed the remote execution of code without any of the otherwise required authentication credentials. Oracle issued a patch on April 26,...

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ransomware

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Moderningvigil.pro

The Moderningvigil.pro website hosts the appropriately named ‘Click Allow to Continue’ online tactic. This dubious website will claim to host engaging content that may be of interest to the users to lure them into visiting this fake page. Unfortunately, nothing can be further from the truth, as there is no content to be viewed on the Moderningvigil.pro site. Any users who attempt to view the content promised by the Moderningvigil.pro site will be urged to click on the ‘Allow’ button on their screens to proceed. However, following the instructions of this shady page will grant it permission to display notifications in their Web browser. If this does not seem like a big deal, consider this – not only will the Moderningvigil.pro site abuse the permission to bombard you with unwanted advertisements constantly, but even closing your Web...

Posted on February 26, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Enerativearea.pro

The Enerativearea.pro site is a page that claims to host content that the user may have been looking for, such as an entertaining video, a high-resolution image or an informative article. However, we can assure you that there is no such content on the Enerativearea.pro website, as this is nothing more than an empty page. The only reason that the Enerativearea.pro site exists is to hijack its visitors’ Web browser notifications. The Enerativearea.pro will claim that unless the users click on the ‘Allow’ button on their screens, they will not be able to view the content they were seeking. As we mentioned, there is no content to be seen on the Enerativearea.pro site. If you comply with the demands of the Enerativearea.pro page, you will allow this dodgy website to send you push-notifications via your Web browser. This is the so-called...

Posted on February 26, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Horizonprize.com

The Horizonprize.com site hosts one of the oldest tactics on the Internet – a fake giveaway. If you tend to browse illicit streaming platforms, sites hosting adult content, gambling pages, or similar shady sites, you may come across the Horizonprize.com website. If you launch the Horizonprize.com Web page, you will be told that you have won an incredible, highly-valuable prize. Usually, fake giveaways would claim that the user has won a big-screened TV, the latest model smartphone, or a similar expensive gadget. This makes it more likely for the user to attempt to claim the fake prize. However, the Horizonprize.com site is not giving away any prizes as this page is just a scheme that seeks to take advantage of its users. To make this tactic more believable, the developers of the Horizonprize.com site have posted fake reviews by...

Posted on February 26, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Portlandprogressionally.club

If you browse dodgy Web pages routinely, you may have come across the Portlandprogressionally.club site. The Portlandprogressionally.club is yet another shady website that hosts a prize raffle tactic. Users who visit the Portlandprogressionally.club site will be told that they have won a great prize. To make this trick more believable, the operators of the Portlandprogressionally.club page have added personal details regarding previous winners, as well as flawless reviews that are supposedly written by past users. However, none of the information on the Portlandprogressionally.club site is true, as this is nothing more than a scheme. Sadly, there are no prizes to be won. Users who attempt to claim the supposed prize they won will be asked to fill in personal details such as full name, address, and phone number. Needless to say, it is...

Posted on February 26, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Voodoosrc49.live

The Voodoosrc49.live site is a bogus Web page that is designed to mislead its users into believing that they have won an online giveaway. When the users open the Voodoosrc49.live website, they will be greeted with a banner stating that they are the 5-billionth user to execute a search online and that they have won a prize. To make their claims appear legitimate, the creators of the Voodoosrc49.live site have added statements from ‘previous winners,’ as well as information regarding the location and name of the made-up individuals. The operators of the scheme also have included reviews, which are, of course, all excellent. The Voodoosrc49.live site offers users to choose from three different ‘mystery prizes.’ Here is the trick – if the users want to claim the supposed prize, they have to enter personal data like name, address and phone...

Posted on February 26, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Vprx.xyz

The Vprx.xyz domain hosts a search engine of dubious quality. It is not recommended to use the Vprx.xyz search engine as it is likely to deliver sponsored content as the first results of the search. This means that the search results delivered by the Vprx.xyz engine are not likely to be organic. It is far better to stick to reliable search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. Since it is not likely that any user would set the Vprx.xyz search engine as default on their systems voluntarily, the creators of this dodgy service have opted to promote it using various shady tricks. One of the most common techniques is using third-party Web browser extensions or other applications to mislead or coerce users into using the Vprx.xyz search engine. Add-ons and applications that partake in such dubious behavior are often classified as PUPs...

Posted on February 26, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

KlipboardSpy

The clipboard service is a very helpful tool that most of us use on a daily basis. When you copy a string of text or an image, it is stored in the clipboard feature of your system, which allows you to paste it wherever you wish. However, ever since cryptocurrencies gained traction, cybercriminals have been deploying a new type of malware called ‘clipper.’ Clippers would often keep an eye on the clipboard of the user, and if the threat detects a certain string of characters that appears to be a cryptocurrency wallet, the clipper will replace it with the wallet address of the attackers. This means that the user may end up sending money to the attackers’ wallet instead of the intended address. Developed as A Proof-of-Concept Tool Recently, a malware researcher has developed a clipper designed to target iOS devices called KlipboardSpy. The...

Posted on February 26, 2020 in Vulnerability

Cloud Snooper

The Cloud Snooper threat is a malware developed to target Linux servers specifically. After analyzing the threat, cybersecurity researchers found that the authors of the Cloud Snooper malware are implementing very interesting and innovative methods in regard to the communication of the threat with the C&C (Command & Control) server of the attackers. The Smart Techniques Used by the Cloud Snooper Services, which are used to interact with the Web, utilize certain designated ports to transmit data. For example, FTP uses port 21, HTTPS uses port 443, HTTP uses port 80, etc. All ports between 1 and 65535 are available for services to utilize. While Windows-based services use ports between 49152 and 65535 mostly, UNIX systems tend to diversify more. The ports used by the Cloud Snooper malware fall under the following range – 32768...

Posted on February 26, 2020 in Malware

Suposercality.pro

Users who are looking to download pirated content may come across the Suposercality.pro website. This fake website will make it seem like it is loading the file that the user was attempting to download, but we can assure you that this is nothing more than a cheap trick, as there are no valuable files hosted on this page. When the users open the Suposercality.pro site, they will be asked to click on the ‘Allow’ button on their screens to proceed and supposedly download the file they were seeking. As we mentioned, there is no file to be downloaded, and if you click on the ‘Allow’ button, you will permit the Suposercality.pro site to send you push-notifications via your Web browser. This can very quickly become tedious as this fake site will likely spam you with advertisements via your Web browser notifications relentlessly. Furthermore,...

Posted on February 25, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Desigactinific.pro

The Desigactinific.pro website is not a legitimate page that has any content to offer its visitors. Instead of providing its visitors with quality content, the Desigactinific.pro site may end up diminishing their Web browsing quality. The Desigactinific.pro partakes in the ‘Click Allow to Continue’ low-level tactic that many dodgy websites worldwide utilize. The goal of this tactic is to hijack visitors’ Web browser notifications and use them to spam advertisements. The advertisements linked to the activity of the Desigactinific.pro page are not to be trusted as this site is likely working in cooperation with dodgy advertisements networks who are in the business of promoting fake products and overpriced services. This is why experts advise users against clicking on any of the advertisements spawned by the Desigactinific.pro website....

Posted on February 25, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Sincenturypro.pro

It is likely that users who are looking for adult entertainment or another shady content online may come across the Sincenturypro.pro website. This bogus page may appear to host interesting content that the user may be searching for, to lure them into opening the site. However, rest assured that the Sincenturypro.pro site is not hosting any content worth viewing, as this is a mostly empty page that has one purpose only – to hijack your Web browser notifications. The operators of the Sincenturypro.pro site generate revenue by flooding their visitors with unwanted advertisements via their Web browser. The trick is simple – the site will claim to host the content the users are looking for, but they will be asked to click on the ‘Allow’ button if they want to view it. However, if they comply with the instructions of the site and click on...

Posted on February 25, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Pushlat.com

The Pushlat.com site is a fake website that does not host any content. However, this shady website will claim to contain all sorts of engaging media and articles to attract the attention of users. As soon as the users open the Pushlat.com site, they will see an ‘Allow’ button on their screens. The Pushlat.com website will claim that unless the visitors click on the button in question, they will be incapable of viewing the content on the page. As we mentioned, there is no content to be viewed on the Pushlat.com website, so there is no need to comply with the demands of its operators. However, users who click on the ‘Allow’ button will be bombarded with unwanted advertisements in the shape of push-notifications via their Web browser. The advertisements affiliated with the Pushlat.com websites are likely to be untrustworthy as dodgy pages...

Posted on February 25, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Dowmi.pro

The creators of the Dowmi.pro website rely on an old low-level tactic to achieve their goal – hijack the user’s Web browser notifications. The trick they use is the so-called ‘Click Allow to Continue’ scheme. The Dowmi.pro website will likely claim to be hosting a video or a stream that would be of interest to the users, to convince them to visit this shady page. Once the users open the Dowmi.pro website, they will see a fake video player that appears to be loading the content they were looking for. However, the Dowmi.pro page will claim that the users will be unable to view the content unless they follow the instructions on their screens. Next, the visitor will be required to click on the ‘Allow’ button to proceed. However, doing so would allow the Dowmi.pro site to display Web browser notifications. The creators of the Dowmi.pro site...

Posted on February 25, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Lonkem.pro

The Lonkem.pro website is a bogus page that lures visitors in by promising to provide them with entertaining videos. However, this is nothing more than a low-level tactic since the Lonkem.pro website does not host any valuable content that is worth seeing. The visitors of the Lonkem.pro site will be required to click on the ‘Allow’ button if they want to view the content on the site. However, this will provide the dodgy website with permission to send push-notifications via the Web browser. At first, this may not seem like a big issue, but the Lonkem.pro site will use Web browser notifications to flood the users with unwanted advertisements. To make matters worse, the products and services promoted by the Lonkem.pro are not trustworthy. Such shady websites are known to push fake products and dodgy, often overpriced services to their...

Posted on February 25, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

My Video Converter

The My Video Converter application is a bogus Web browser extension tool. The operators of the My Video Converter add-on are likely to overstate the usefulness of this extension. Users who seek a tool to help them convert file formats or compress videos are likely to stumble upon the My Video Converter Web browser extension. This dodgy add-on will claim to offer great tools that will go a long way in making your life easier when dealing with video files. However, this is definitely not the case. The My Video Converter application does not contain a video converter tool. If you install the My Video Converter extension, you will notice quickly that this dodgy add-on has applied some changes to your Web browser without ever consulting with you. The My Video Converter extension sets a new default search engine in your Web browser –...

Posted on February 25, 2020 in Potentially Unwanted Programs
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