‘Error Code: 001-076-242’ Pop-Ups

The 'Error Code: 001-076-242' pop-up windows that feature the title 'IMPORTANT NOTICE' are associated with untrusted pages on the Open web. Computer security researchers alert that the 'Error Code: 001-076-242' pop-ups are not to be trusted. The 'IMPORTANT NOTICE' warnings that state activity related to the 'Error Code: 001-076-242' was detected on your system are fake security messages. The 'Error Code: 001-076-242' warnings can be found on pages like 31mar.oss-app-southeast-2.aliyuncs.com, which feature odd names and prevent users from leaving the page. The 'Error Code: 001-076-242' alerts are hosted on insecure sites used to promote technical support service associated with the 800-958-217 toll-free phone line. Computer users may be redirected to 31mar.oss-app-southeast-2.aliyuncs.com and similar locations by clicking on corrupted...

Posted on April 3, 2017 in Adware

‘Crypt32@mail.ru’ Ransomware

The 'Crypt32@mail.ru' Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used to encrypt the victim's files to request the payment of a ransom. The 'Crypt32@mail.ru' Ransomware is a variant of two ransomware Trojans that were already known, the Apocalypse Ransomware and the Al-Namrood Ransomware. The 'Crypt32@mail.ru' Ransomware was first observed in April 2017 and receives its name because the con artists, to contact the affected computer users, use the email account mentioned in its name. There are various ways to distribute ransomware Trojans like the 'Crypt32@mail.ru' Ransomware. In the case of the 'Crypt32@mail.ru' Ransomware specifically, the 'Crypt32@mail.ru' Ransomware is being distributed through Remote Desktop Protocol connections, taking advantage of poor security on corporate networks and servers. Con artists search for open ports...

Posted on April 3, 2017 in Ransomware

R Ransomware

The R Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that was first observed in April 2017. Victims of the R Ransomware are asked to make a ransom payment through a Tor network portal, which uses a logo made up of the letter 'R.' There are various ways in which the R Ransomware can enter a computer, including corrupted email attachments or hacking into computers directly, taking advantage of weak security measures. The R Ransomware uses a combination of the AES and RSA encryptions to encrypt the victims' files, taking them hostage after making them inaccessible. The R Ransomware represents a real threat to computer users and their data, and they should act to protect themselves from these attacks. Understanding Threats Like the R Ransomware Threats like the R Ransomware are quite threatening since the files encrypted in these attacks become...

Posted on April 3, 2017 in Ransomware

FileFrozr Ransomware

The FileFrozthe R Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan written using C#. The FileFrozthe R Ransomware seems to be part of a RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) scheme that is located on the TOR network onion site frozrlockqqxz7a2.onion. The FileFrozthe R Ransomware is being promoted on various underground forums. Con artists use threats like the FileFrozthe R Ransomware to lock the victims' data and offer their help at a lower price than many other Trojans available. Con artists can build their own customized version of the FileFrozthe R Ransomware for $100 USD, or 0.09 BitCoin at the current exchange rate. How the FileFrozthe R Ransomware may be Delivered Con artists wanting to purchase the services of the FileFrozthe R Ransomware builder would connect to this TOR website and pay a fee to gain access to the ransomware Trojan. Once they do...

Posted on April 3, 2017 in Ransomware

Searchmaster.net

The Searchmaster.net site is offered to users as a unique homepage that is said to allow them to customize the design of their browser. Searchmaster.net offers Web surfers to compile a list of proffered pages by using the 'Favorite Links' menu in the bottom right corner, as well use the curated selection of wallpapers and change the background image at Searchmaster.net. The Searchmaster.net site includes a weather forecast widget in the top right corner that you need to hover over to trigger the widget to expand and provide information on the weather suited to your physical location. At the top of the page, you will find a search box that behaves like the Omnibox in the Google Chrome and allows users to pull results from Yahoo, as well as open a site directly. There may be users who may like the functionality of Searchmaster.net, but a...

Posted on March 31, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

Happysearch.org

Happysearch.org is presented to Web surfers as a useful replacement for their homepage, new tab page, and default search provider. However, the site has ties to a browser hijacker that may make unsolicited changes to the Internet client of affected users.A browser hijacker may temper with the settings of Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The Happysearch.org browser hijacker edits the configuration of the Internet client so that the user is rerouted to Happysearch.org whenever a new tab is opened, or starts an online session and search via the Omnibox/search bar. The Happysearch.org browser hijacker may be promoted to users as an add-on that can improve their Internet experience by adding a customized Yahoo search on their new tab page. The Happysearch.org site is registered to the 109.236.87.241 IP address...

Posted on March 31, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

Search Anonymo

The Search Anonymo browser extension is promoted as the perfect tool for users who wish to protect their privacy on search services like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Search Anonymo is available to Web surfers that run Internet Explore, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. When the Search Anonymo extension is attached to the browser, a new icon would appear in the top right corner placed on the toolbox. The icon is a blue orb with a domino mask at its center and when you click it a pop-up window appears that includes a turn on/off button and links to the main site searchanonymo.com. Web surfers that install the Search Anonymo should note that it may change their default search provider to Yahoo and record your interaction with the Search Anonymo service. Search Anonymo is an ad-supported program that seeks access to the following parameters to...

Posted on March 31, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

DoNotChange Ransomware

The DoNotChange Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is designed to make the victims' files inaccessible to demand the payment of a ransom. After the DoNotChange Ransomware has managed to enter a computer, the DoNotChange Ransomware adds the file extension '.Do_not_change_the_file_name.cryp' to the end of each file's name. After encrypting its victim's files, the DoNotChange Ransomware creates two text files on the victim's desktop. These files, named 'HOW TO DECODE FILES!!!.txt' and 'КАК РАСШИФРОВАТЬ ФАЙЛЫ!!!.txt,' contain the DoNotChange Ransomware's ransom, demanding payment in exchange for the means to decrypt the corrupted files. Any Changes to the Encrypted Files may Worsen the Situation Victims of the DoNotChange Ransomware must pay a ransom of approximate $250 USD to recover their files. Computer users should not pay this...

Posted on March 31, 2017 in Ransomware

Pr0tector Ransomware

The Pr0tector Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that was first observed in March 2017. Like most ransomware Trojans, the Pr0tector Ransomware is designed to encrypt the victims' files and then ask for the payment of a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. As with most ransomware Trojans, PC security analysts recommend that computer users take steps to protect their files and computers through the use of reliable anti-malware software and file backups. The Pr0tection that You Don't Want on Your Computer Reports of the Pr0tector Ransomware infections indicate that the threat may have infiltrated the victims' computers using an RDP connection. Con artists may take advantage of poorly secured systems to infect their computers. When the password and user name are weak, con artists can take advantage and install threats like the...

Posted on March 31, 2017 in Ransomware

Favoritesearch.org

The Favoritesearch.org site is offered to users as a reliable replacement for the default layout of their new tab page and start page. Favoritesearch.org is associated with a browser extension with the same name that you may encounter as 'FavoriteSearch' listed under the 'Custom' and 'Advanced' option of free software packages. The Favoritesearch.org is not blacklisted by Web filters and is safe to use. However, the FavoriteSearch extension is perceived as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may make unsolicited changes to your browser. The FavoriteSearch extension may redirect users to Favoritesearch.org whenever they start typing in the Omnibox and search bar on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Additionally, users may load Favoritesearch.org when they open a new tab and start an online session. Computer users that installed...

Posted on March 30, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

GreatDealz Ads

The advertisements powered by GreatDealz and presented on your screen may be caused by adware that runs on your system. The GreatDealz adware is known to be promoted as a shopping helper at Great-dealz.de, which is a site that is suited to German-speaking users but is managed by a Thailand-based company named Saphire Max Media Co Ltd. The company is related to the Ultimate Shopping Search browser hijacker and another shopping helper named LottaDelas that can be found at Bottadeals.de. Both sites mentioned before are nearly identical and include the same EULA (End User License Agreement) text, except for the name of the app that is managed by Saphire Max Media Co Ltd. The GreatDealz adware is presented to users as a helpful shopping add-on that is available for Web surfers that run the Mozilla Firefox Internet client. The GreatDealz...

Posted on March 30, 2017 in Adware

Greatsearch.org

The Greatsearch.org site is presented to users as a search portal that offers quick links to services like Facebook, Gmail, eBay, Amazon, Yahoo, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia. The site is not very popular, and most publications online that include the name Greatsearch.org refer to cases of browser hijacking. Computer security analysts looked into those cases and revealed that Greatsearch.org is associated with a browser hijacker. The browser hijacker may arrive on your system as a browser add-on named 'GreatSearch.' We have seen the GreatSearch browser hijacker travel in the company of free programs and adware such as Extminooop and Golden Dock. The Greatsearch.org browser hijacker is part of a network of untrusted search engines hosted on the 109.236.87.241 IP address. The GreatSearch browser hijacker is almost identical in...

Posted on March 30, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

SpeedDownloader

The SpeedDownloader software is marketed as "The best Download Manager" via Speedownloader.com/index.html. The SpeedDownloader software is stated to be a product of a company named D-limit Soft, which does not appear to be covered in publications online. The SpeedDownloader by D-limit Soft is said to enable users to download documents from remote servers with support for MHT(Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation), HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Moreover, users are suggested that SpeedDownloader optimizes their system resources, as well as increases the speed and stability of the download task. The SpeedDownloader program appears to support pausing downloads and allows users to explore panels where they can track finished ongoing and pending download tasks. That may sound interesting to some...

Posted on March 30, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program

AnDROid Ransomware

The AnDROid Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that was first observed on March 28, 2017, in attacks targeting countries in Southeastern Asia such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, India and Thailand. The AnDROid Ransomware is a typical ransomware Trojan variant designed to attack computers using the Windows operating system. However, there may be some confusion because of the AnDROid Ransomware's name. The AnDROid Ransomware is not designed to infect systems using the Android operating system developed by Google (although there are ransomware threats designed to attack these devices). The AnDROid Ransomware belongs to a family of ransomware that includes such threats as the SADStory Ransomware and the EnkripsiPC Ransomware. This family seems to target computers located in Indonesia, although the attacks of threats in this family...

Posted on March 30, 2017 in Ransomware

Weatherly

The Weatherly software from Polarity Technologies Ltd. provides services by Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. that you can find at Myweathertab.com. The Weatherly software offers users access to a redesigned new tab page that is powered by Search.myweathertab.com. The Weatherly program supports versions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The version for Chrome can be found at Chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/weatherly/jnjojkfdhkanegachhfjffkhahojbklk, and the version for Firefox can be found at the official site Myweathertab.com. The app can be found listed in the Add-ons/Extensions Manager on Chrome and Firefox simply as Weatherly with a description that says: 'Elegant and simple new tab page that displays the current time and weather.' The Weatherly extension may replace your default new tab page with a black page that includes a...

Posted on March 29, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program
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