Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for March 1 - 7, 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
PC Repair is a bogus Windows PC defragmentation tool that may be touted as something that PC users should utilize to improve performance on their computer. As a rogue anti-virus program, PC Repair is known to trick computer users into purchasing a full version of the application, which is not able to fulfil its initial promises of fixing performance-hindering issues. Read more
DoppelPaymer Ransomware is a dangerous malware threat that isn't much different from many traditional ransomware threats that seek to lock up a PC through file encryption only to make demands to the PC user to pay a ransom for supposedly decrypting the files and restoring a system back to its normal state. Read more
The 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus is a Winlocker Trojan that is known for blocking a system in ways to profit from online surveys and marketing ploys. The The 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus pop-ups may also lead to other sites with questionable and potentially malicious content. Read more
InstallCore is a potentially unwanted program that comes in the form of a web browser extension that may be automatically loaded when installing third-party bundled software on a Windows PC. When loaded, InstallCore is known to display repetitive and annoying pop-ups along with causing web browser apps to redirect to sites that have questionable and potentially malicious content. Read more
Ako Ransomware is among one of the most active forms of ransomware during 2019. The spread of Ako Ransomware is rather aggressive in that it uses massive spam campaigns to include malicious attachments that automatically load the Ako Ransomware threat where it will seek out specific file types to encrypt them and then make demands to the PC user to pay a substantial ransom fee to supposedly restore the encrypted files. Read more
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