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Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for August 15 - August 21, 2021

This week, the SpyHunter malware research team has highlighted a weekly roundup of common and critical malware threats that are currently affecting computers around the world. Take a look at this week's report and stay ahead of trending malware threats!

This Week in Malware Video

This episode discusses the following topics: The dangers of browser hijacker, the Feed Chunk Mac Application causing browser redirects, and the Payfast Ransomware threat are revealed and examined to help computer users avoid those dangers and potentially eliminate each unwanted threat. 

Malware Security Alerts of the Week


'Extensioninstallforcelist' Chrome Policy
'Extensioninstallforcelist' Chrome Policy is a questionable policy that Mac computer users may discover due to installing third-party apps. The policy could be masked as a legitimate program where it may add functions that are questionable to Mac OS systems. Read more


browser hijackerQuicklookPI
QuicklookPI is a browser hijacker that targets Mac systems and may used deceptive marketing techniques to spread or be distributed through freeware or third-party app downloads and installations. Read more


 Search Baron
Search Baron is a browser hijacker that mostly affects Mac computers through installed web browser apps. The Search Baron site and associated browser extensions may load unwanted sites with questionable content leading sponsored content that earns money for hackers all from a Mac user's clicks or impressions. Read more


ransomwareMoqs Ransomware
Moqs Ransomware is a threat from the STOP/Djvu family of malware, which are all known for aggressive techniques to lock up a system through file encryption just before demanding a ransom payment to supposedly restore the encrypted files. Read more

This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

  us cybersecurity cisaNew Public/Private Collaboration Seeks to Strengthen American Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity has gotten out of hand and new public and private collaborations have sought to increase the security of cybersecurity infrastructures in America thanks to efforts from many, including the CISA. Read more
  android vulture rat malwareAndroid Users Plagued by the Vultur Data Collecting RAT
Android device users are urged to be cautious of a Vultur data-theft threat that is currently loading smartphones and other devices running the Android operating system exploiting a certain vulnerability. Read more