Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for January 26 - February 1, 2020
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!
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Malware Security Alerts of the Week
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. Read more
The Decoder Ransomware is an encryption ransomware, or technically a Trojan horse, that may be related to the Globe family of ransomware Trojans, which have been active at least since 2016. It's actions are similar to most common ransomware threats where it will encrypt files on an infected system and then make aggressive demands to the user to pay a ransom fee to restore the encrypted files. Read more
Searchencrypt is also offered as a Chrome extension that can be downloaded from both the official website and the Chrome web store. Despite the large number of users that the Chrome store widget reports, Searchencrypt's extension is largely a browser hijacker, which at least doesn't try to hide its nature and mode of operation. Read more
InstallCore is an browser extension that has been classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program by PC security analysts. InstallCore may be bundled with free software, included as a browser plug-in or toolbar that may be installed along with the free software unless the computer user explicitly opts out. Read more
Mediaplex is a tracking cookie you may encounter while spending time on the internet. It may be encountered under different names, such as Conversant. No matter what name it carries in its current iteration you're facing, you can be sure it's more of a nuisance than a dangerous threat. The distribution of Mediaplex in its web browser add-on form may take place when installing freeware apps or bundled software. Read more
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