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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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Verified-extensions.com

If you have come across the Verified-extensions.com site, you have likely been looking for illicit streaming platforms hosting pirated content. However, the Verified-extensions.com site does not host any media. Despite it being an empty page, the Verified-extensions.com site claims to host media that may attract the attention of users and lure them in. The Verified-extensions.com website will claim that users will be unable to view the media on the page unless they install a Google Chrome extension from Verified-extensions.com. It is likely that the extension promoted by the Verified-extensions.com site is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that is not to be trusted. However, you do not need to worry about the security of your computer or the safety of your data, as the Verified-extensions.com website is not affiliated with the...

Posted on February 27, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Us.loading.best

The Us.loading.best site is a bogus page that is likely to claim to host very engaging content that may be of interest to you. However, despite its claims, the Us.loading.best site is an empty page with no content. The Us.loading.best website hosts a tactic known as ‘Click Allow to Continue.’ Users who come across this tactic will be asked to click on the ‘Allow’ button displayed on their screens if they want to continue and enjoy the content they were promised. As it was mentioned, there is no content to be viewed on the Us.loading.best site, so do not bother giving this bogus page any permissions. Users who give in with the demands of the Us.loading.best page will be bombarded with advertisements via their Web browser notifications constantly. Legitimate sites use Web browser push notifications mindfully, but pages like the...

Posted on February 27, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Phensiveeas.pro

The Phensiveeas.pro website is a fake page that aims to hijack your Web browser notifications to bombard you with unwanted and irrelevant advertisements. This is a low-level tactic utilized by countless bogus websites worldwide. The Phensiveeas.pro will demand you to allow it to display Web browser notifications as soon as you launch the page. Users often will be asked to click on the ‘Allow’ button under the false pretense that they will not be able to access the interesting content hosted on the site unless they comply. However, there is no content to be viewed on the Phensiveeas.pro website, and permitting this site to send you push-notifications via your Web browser will turn into a nuisance quickly. While reputable websites will use the Web browser notifications feature to provide their users with useful information, fake sites...

Posted on February 27, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Place-web.com

The Place-web.com website is yet another Web page utilizing the common trick known as ‘Please Press Allow to Continue.’ There are numerous sites online that exist for the sole purpose of hijacking the Web browser notifications of their visitors, and the Place-web.com page is one of them. Users who launch the Place-web.com website will be required to click on the ‘Allow’ button on their screens if they wish to continue and view the content they were looking for. However, like almost all pages of this type, the Place-web.com site does not host any valuable content as it is nothing more than an empty website. However, permitting this site to send you push-notifications via your Web browser will result in constant spam advertisements. Users state that even when they close their Web browser, they are still receiving push notifications...

Posted on February 27, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

CrowdExclusive

The CrowdExclusive application is designed to target Mac computers exclusively. This application is classified as adware. The CrowdExclusive adware is propagated via fake pop-up windows or bogus advertisement campaigns. The pop-up windows and fake advertisements spreading the CrowdExclusive application would claim that you need to install urgent updates on your system. Users will be urged to click on the link provided by the ad or the pop-up window, which is meant to trigger the installation of an upgrade for an application present on their computers. However, this is nothing more than a scheme. Attempting to download an update provided by a dodgy pop-up window or a shady ad will result in the installation of the CrowdExclusive adware on your Mac. Once the r CrowdExclusive application is installed on your computer, you will notice...

Posted on February 27, 2020 in Adware

Directionstab.com

The Directionstab.com search engine is a service promoted by a dodgy Web browser add-on. The Web browser extension pushing the Directionstab.com search engine is called Directions Tab, and it is known to promote itself as a useful tool that will provide its users with maps and directions that may come in handy when traveling. However, the Directions Tab tool fails to mention one crucial detail – it will change your default new tab page with a sponsored site called Directionstab.com. It is important to note that the services provided by the Direction Tab application are freely available online. This utility does not provide its users with any unique features or tools. Instead, the data displayed in the Directions Tab Web browser extension is pulled from services like Google Maps, Mapquest and Bing Maps. Remember that you do not need to...

Posted on February 27, 2020 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Privatetab.org

The Privatetab.org domain belongs to a dubious search engine that is known to be promoted by various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) online. A PUP affiliated with the propagation of the Privatetab.org search engine is known to be a dodgy Web browser add-on compatible with the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. The Web browser extension involved in the spreading of the Privatetab.org search engine tends to pose as a tool that helps users protect their identity online. It also would claim to be a helpful tool that would aid users in protecting their search queries from the watchful eyes of advertisement companies. However, none of this is true. Users who install the dubious Web browser extension in question will have their default search engine replaced with the Privatetab.org search engine. Since no legitimate Web browser...

Posted on February 27, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

'Your computer is low on memory' Pop-Ups

The ‘Your computer is low on memory’ pop-up banners are a low-level tactic that is designed to mislead users into downloading a dubious, unnecessary application that is meant to optimize the performance of their computer. According to reports, the ‘Your computer is low on memory’ pop-ups may be promoting various applications. Some users state that the ‘Your computer is low on memory’ low-level tactic was pushing a fake PC optimizer that has been listed by experts as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Other users claimed that the ‘Your computer is low on memory’ pop-ups were promoting a Web browser extension that was meant to optimize their browsing quality. Regardless of what software the ‘Your computer is low on memory’ pop-ups are pushing, it is not trustworthy, and you are better off ignoring it. Remember that websites or Web...

Posted on February 27, 2020 in Mac Malware

ForeLord

The ForeLord malware is a newly spotted threat that is likely to originate from Iran. Cybersecurity researchers speculate that the party behind the ForeLord threat is an Iranian based APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) called Cobalt Ulster. However, this is yet to be confirmed. What lead experts to suspect the involvement of the Cobalt Ulster hacking group is the fact that previous threats deployed by the group bear similarities to the ForeLord Trojan. Furthermore, the targets in this latest campaign involving the ForeLord Trojan are rather similar to past targets of the Cobalt Ulster hacking group. It would appear that most of the targets of the ForeLord malware campaign are located in Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Jordan and Georgia. Propagation Method The ForeLord malware is a Trojan designed to steal login credentials from its targets....

Posted on February 27, 2020 in Malware

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
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