Windows-updating.com

The Windows-updating.com page is a fake website that is not to be trusted. The operators of this website have opted to add ‘Windows’ to their domain name in an attempt to make their site look genuine. However, we can assure you that the Windows-updating.com page is in no way affiliated with the Microsoft company or any of its products. The goal of the Windows-updating.com site is to push a fake anti-malware solution. It is not yet known if the dodgy site is promoting a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) or a threatening application that may end up harming your system. Luckily, the chances of the latter being the case are rather low. To make this shady site seem genuine, its creators have made sure that users are greeted with a pop-up window that looks almost identical to the ones used by Windows 10. Keep in mind that neither Microsoft...

Posted on February 5, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Flash App+

The Flash App+ extension is an add-on that is compatible with the two most popular Web browsers – Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The creators of the Flash App+ may mislead users into installing this shady add-on by presenting it as a helpful tool that may improve their browsing experience. However, this is not the case, and it is more likely that the Flash App+ may potentially irritate or confuse users. The uncertainty may stem from the fact that this dodgy extension alters users’ default search engine automatically. This is a typical PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) behavior, so it comes as no surprise that the Flash App+ add-on has been listed as such by malware analysts. As soon as the Flash App+ extension is installed on the user’s system, it will set the Searchpowerapp.com as a default search engine. It is likely that the...

Posted on February 4, 2020 in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Alka Ransomware

The newest copy of the infamous STOP Ransomware has been dubbed Alka Ransomware. Just like most threats of this kind, the Alka Ransomware will encrypt all the victim’s data – images, videos, audio files, documents, presentations, databases, archives, etc. The more data a ransomware threat locks, the more likely it is for the user to pay the fee demanded by the attackers. Propagation and Encryption Spam emails are the most likely infection vector used in the spreading of the Alka Ransomware. Targeted users would receive an email containing a bogus message and a corrupted attached file that would infect their system once it is launched. Other tricks that cyber crooks often use to propagate ransomware threats include torrent trackers, pirated variants of popular applications, software updates, malvertisement, etc. The Alka Ransomware...

Posted on February 4, 2020 in Ransomware

Fun APP Search

The creators of the Fun APP Search are likely promoting this add-on as a tool that will aid users in finding entertaining news and facts online. However, the Fun APP Search extension is nothing more than yet another dodgy application that does not aim to improve users’ browsing experience but make some easy money. Once the Fun APP Search add-on is installed, it will alter your default search engine by replacing it with one called Xscx.xyz. The Xscx.xyz search engine is not linked to any unsafe activity, so you do not need to fear for the safety of your data or system. However, such shady search engines are likely to prioritize sponsored results from affiliated websites, which means that it is unlikely that this tool will deliver the most relevant, organic results. Furthermore, software that applies changes to your settings without...

Posted on February 4, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

W-microsoft.com

The W-microsoft.com is a bogus page that has been designed to look like it is affiliated with the Microsoft company specifically. However, this is not the case certainly, and the W-microsoft.com is in no way linked to the software giant Microsoft. To convince the user that this fake website is legitimate, its operators have opted not only to add the widely recognizable ‘microsoft’ brand to the domain name, but they have also appropriated the Windows logo. This is a common trick used by various shady website operators online. Users who visit the W-microsoft.com site will be greeted with alerts resembling Windows’ pop-ups. The alerts of this dodgy page tend to warn users that their cybersecurity tool is outdated, and it needs to be resolved as soon as possible. The W-microsoft.com site offers visitors to ‘upgrade’ their security tool....

Posted on February 4, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Banalbjar.com

The Banalbjar.com website is among the countless bogus pages online that do not offer any valuable content to their visitors. The operators of this dodgy Web page have created it for one purpose only – to hijack users’ Web browser notifications. The creators of the Banalbjar.com website generate cash by using their visitors’ Web browser notifications to bombard them with unwanted advertisements. Users are advised against engaging with any of the advertisements pushed by the Banalbjar.com site as they may be pushing low-quality products or bogus services. Users who visit the Banalbjar.com site will be asked to confirm their age and will be presented with a fake prompt. The Banalbjar.com page requires visitors to click on the ‘Allow’ button in order to confirm that they are not underage. However, clicking the ‘Allow’ button would permit...

Posted on February 4, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Thefastpush.com

The Thefastpush.com site is a fake page that may appear to host engaging content that users may want to view. However, the Thefastpush.com website would require users to click on the ‘Allow’ button if they want to get access to the content promised to them. We can assure you that the Thefastpush.com site is not hosting any engaging content, and clicking on the ‘Allow’ button will not help you access any valuable information or interesting media. Users who fall for the tricks of the Thefastpush.com website’s operators will permit the site to display Web browser notifications. This can prove to be more than irritating, as users will receive countless ads even if they have closed their Web browser. Do not trust any of the advertisements pushed by the Thefastpush.com site, as such bogus pages tend to work with dodgy advertisement networks....

Posted on February 4, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Streamgool.club

The Streamgool.club website is a bogus page, which tricks users into visiting it by appearing to host interesting media. When the visitor opens the page, they will be greeted with ‘Click Allow to watch the video’ message. However, there is no video to be watched, and following the instructions of this fake site will only lead you to more trouble. Users who click on the ‘Allow’ button on the website will be bombarded with irrelevant advertisements promptly. The Streamgool.club site may hijack your Web browser notifications to promote low-quality products, as well as overly expensive and often fake services. Websites that hijack your browser notifications can prove to be truly irritating as users report that they continue receiving notifications even if they close their Web browser. Since the Streamgool.club site is likely working in...

Posted on February 4, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Throposehodge.pro

A growing number of dodgy websites rely on hijacking unsuspecting users’ Web browser notifications. Among these fake sites is the Throposehodger.pro page. Operators of shady sites like the Throposehodger.pro website make sure to begin spamming users with ads as soon as they manage to hijack their Web browser notifications. There are different techniques of tricking users into allowing a site to display Web browser notifications. The operators of the Throposehodger.pro site have opted to use a fake CAPTCHA. The visitors of the Throposehodger.pro page will be asked to confirm that they are not a robot by clicking on the ‘Allow’ button the site presents them with. However, this is nothing more than a trick that serves to mislead visitors into allowing the shady site to display notifications. This means that users who comply with the...

Posted on February 4, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Differench.pro

Users who have come across the Differenchi.pro website report that upon launching the page, they were asked to click on the ‘Allow’ button they were presented with. It is likely that the Differenchi.pro site is using a bogus prompt to trick users into providing it with permission to display Web browser notifications. Dodgy sites like the Differenchi.pro page will utilize users’ Web browser notifications to bombard them with unwanted and often irrelevant advertisements. Since the Differenchi.pro site is likely to work in affiliation with dodgy advertising companies, users may receive advertisements promoting fake services and overpriced, low-quality products. The visitors of the Differenchi.pro site are advised against engaging with the content on the site or the advertisements they may be receiving via their Web browser notifications....

Posted on February 4, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Depictureaddick.pro

Depictureaddick.pro website appears to host engaging content, but we can assure you that this is not the case. The operators of this dodgy site’s only goal is to hijack your Web browser notifications. Legitimate websites may use Web browser notifications to notify their users of breaking news or useful tips. However, the Depictureaddick.pro site does not operate with its visitors’ best interest in heart. This page will attempt to trick users into allowing it to display Web browser notifications in order to bombard them with unwanted advertisements. This shady website appears to use one of the most common tricks in this industry – it requires its visitors to pass a bogus CAPTCHA to prove that they are not a robot. This means that the user will be asked to click on the ‘Allow’ button on their screen. However, this action would translate...

Posted on February 4, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

DRV Ransomware

The DVR Ransomware is a recently spotted data-locking Trojan. This threat is a variant of the HiddenTear Ransomware. Interestingly enough, the HiddenTear Ransomware was not developed with harmful intentions; on the contrary. The creators of the HiddenTear Ransomware developed it as an educational tool for users and analysts who want to learn more about file-encrypting Trojans. However, cybercriminals saw this as an opportunity to hijack this well-intended tool and weaponize it for their own profit. Propagation and Encryption Cybersecurity experts are not certain how the DVR Ransomware is being propagated exactly. Some researchers believe that the creators of the DVR Ransomware may have used some of the commonly utilized infection vectors that are often linked to the distribution of data-encrypting Trojans. Among them are spam email...

Posted on February 3, 2020 in Ransomware

Newsbreak.com

At first glance, the Newsbreak.com website appears to be a useful tool that would provide its visitors with the latest news. However, this is one of the countless bogus websites online that do not provide any content of value, and instead, seek to benefit from their visitors using various shady tricks. Spams Users with a Constant Flow of Advertisements Upon visiting the Newsbreak.com page, users will be asked to permit the site to display Web browser notifications. Keeping in mind that this fake page poses as a legitimate news website, many users may be tricked to allow browser notifications thinking that they will be alerted for the latest breaking news. However, this is not the case, certainly. As soon as a visitor allows this dodgy page to display Web browser notifications, they will be flooded with irrelevant and unwanted...

Posted on February 3, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Daystream.club

Cybersecurity researchers have been notified of yet another shady website whose developers had only one goal in mind – to hijack their visitors’ Web browser notifications and flood them with unwanted advertisements. The Daystream.club site is the page in question, and we can assure you that it does not host any valuable content. Not only will the Daystream.club site attempts to hijack your Web browser notifications to bombard you with advertisements, but the advertisements will likely push low-quality products and overpriced services that are not to be trusted. Hosts a Fake Media Player The developers of the Daystream.club site have used a very commonly utilized technique to trick users into allowing the page to display Web browser notifications. This shady site hosts a bogus media player and claims that if the visitors want to view...

Posted on February 3, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Gubudakis.com

Countless individuals with questionable morals are in the business of fake websites. While some may be promoting threatening applications that can cause a lot of harm, others take a tamer approach. The developers of the website that is the topic of today’s article have taken the latter approach. The Gubudakis.com website is a dodgy page whose authors’ income depends on hijacking their visitors’ Web browser notifications and spamming them with advertisements relentlessly. Presents Users with a Fake CAPTCHA Test There are various tricks that developers of dodgy pages use to mislead users into allowing their shady site to display Web browser notifications. Among these tricks is the fake CAPTCHA technique. The creators of the Gubudakis.com website have used this trick to get their visitors’ permission to display notifications in their...

Posted on February 3, 2020 in Browser Hijackers