Carrerafun.club

The Carrerafun.club domain is used by adware developers to show pop-ups that resemble the 'Blue Screen of Death' (BSOD) messages on Windows to promote fake technical support services. The BSOD messages warn that the affected computer was blocked due to suspicious activities and the crooks behind it may try to convince users to call the phone number 844-575-3213 for help. The people that are on the other side of the phone line, according to the message, are Microsoft associates that will solve the problems that are affecting the user's computer. You should keep in mind that the BSOD pop-ups by Carrerafun.club in your Web browser are propelled by adware. The adware associated with Carrerafun.club may have arrived on your PC as a plugin for your Web browser that was part of a freeware bundle. Most computer users that install freeware via...

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

News1fr.org

News1free.org is a suspicious website that may appear to be a genuine and trustworthy search service website. However, in truth, News1free.org may be connected with browser hijackers and adware that may hijack the PC user's Web browser and lead to disturbing diversions to potentially advertising websites involving News1free.org. Browser hijackers and adware associated to News1free.org also may replace the default start page and search provider with News1free.org on the Web browser, or open News1free.org in a new tab window. Adware and browser hijackers linked to News1free.org may make modifications to the default browser settings on the PC. Browser hijacker and adware applications also may gather information of the PC user, such as browsing habits, preferences and similar data with the intent of showing pop-up advertisements from...

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

Hpwombat

HPWombat is an adware that may affect Web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. HPWombat may modify the default settings on the PC, which may result in annoying browser diversions to unreliable websites related to this adware. HPWombat may make modifications to the browser and the DNS settings without the PC owner's acknowledgment. When the computer user is trying to do an online search in any popular search provider, HPWombat may change or fill the search results with unwanted pop-up advertisements. If the PC users click on a search result that includes random pop-up advertisements, they may get diverted to questionable websites associated to HPWombat unwillingly. The websites that involve pop-up advertisements were created with the aim of possibly making a profit from clicks on advertisements and...

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Adware

Measuring.online

Measuring.online is a questionable website that with the help of related browser hijackers and adware may display unwanted pop-up ads and messages on the affected PC. Measuring.online may be compatible with the Web browser of your choice, no matter if you choose Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or other trustable search engines. Measuring.online is advertised as an application that will give the computer users the possibility of 'contribute to a wealth of knowledge' by allocating their browsing preferences. Measuring.online also may be used by adware creators to promote their services and products. Websites associated with Measuring.online may display annoying advertisements promoting various paid bogus security tools and other Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). Once installed on the computer, adware and browser...

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

CryptoMeister Ransomware

The CryptoMeister Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that seems to be targeted to French speakers. The CryptoMeister Ransomware carries out a typical ransomware attack, encrypting the victims' files and then asking for a ransom to come up with the decryption key needed to recover the affected files. Threats like the CryptoMeister Ransomware take the victims' files hostage and then demand the payment of a ransom. PC security experts strongly counsel affected users to refrain from paying the CryptoMeister Ransomware ransom, because there is no assurance that the people responsible for this threat will keep their word and deliver the decryption key. Furthermore, paying the CryptoMeister Ransomware ransom allows con artists to continue developing and releasing threats like the CryptoMeister Ransomware. The CryptoMeister Ransomware – A...

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Ransomware

Newht Ransomware

The Newht Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is a variant of Hidden Tear, which may be apparent from its name, which may be short for 'New Hidden Tear.' Hidden Tear is an open-source ransomware platform that was released to the public originally for educational purposes (supposedly). Since its original release, Hidden Tear has spawned countless variants, due to the easy access to ransomware code that this release allowed to anyone interested in carrying out this kind of hoax. The Newht Ransomware is very similar to most Hidden Tear variants and, due to the rising popularity of these tactics, PC security researchers strongly advise computer users to take preventive measures to ensure the safety of their data. There's Nothing New on the Newht Ransomware Modus Operandi The Newht Ransomware can be delivered in a wide variety of ways,...

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Ransomware

Fatboy Ransomware

The Fatboy Ransomware has received substantial attention from the Press because of a curious aspect of its ransomware attack. The Fatboy Ransomware first appeared as a RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) portal being offered on the Dark Web to Russian-speaking hackers. The Fatboy Ransomware seems to be the work of a hacker that goes by the name 'polnowz' and first started promoting the Fatboy Ransomware on March 24, 2017. The Fatboy Ransomware carries out a typical ransomware attack but uses a wallpaper ransom note that includes a long and unusual set of instructions. The Fatboy Ransomware stands out because of how it determines the victim's ransom amount. The Fatboy Ransomware determines how much money the victim must pay by detecting the victim's location through the IP address and then using the price of the McDonald's menu item, the Big...

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Ransomware

Rans0mlocked Ransomware

The Rans0mlocked Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used to force computer users to make large ransom payments. To do this, the Rans0mlocked Ransomware extorts its victims by encrypting their files, taking them hostage and making them inaccessible. The affected computer users are left with no option but to pay the ransom amount if they want to recover their files (unless the victims can recover the files from another source). Ransomware threats like the Rans0mlocked Ransomware have become prevalent in the last few years especially, and are among the most common and destructive threats active currently. Take preventive measures to ensure that your data is protected from the Rans0mlocked Ransomware and other ransomware Trojans. The Encryption Used by the Rans0mlocked Ransomware Locks Your Files There are several ways in which the...

Posted on May 8, 2017 in Ransomware

Cerber 6 Ransomware

The Cerber family of ransomware is known for its sophistication and its development of cutting- edge threats technology. PC security researchers have noticed a new variant in this family, the Cerber 6 Ransomware, which first appeared in April 2017. The Cerber 6 Ransomware is being delivered in a wide variety of ways and seems to include new encryption methods and attack strategies. The Threat Presented by a Cerber 6 Ransomware Attack The members of the Cerber family have been near the top of the charts of most widely disseminated ransomware threats. In fact, threats in this family accounted for more than 85% of ransomware infections in the first quarter of 2017. The Cerber 6 Ransomware and its previous variants have been responsible for generating millions of dollars for its creators around the world. One of the reasons why the Cerber...

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ransomware

PEC 2017 Ransomware

The PEC 2017 Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that seems to be targeted towards computer users in Italy (judging from its ransom note, which is written in Italian). The PEC 2017 Ransomware is being delivered using spam email messages that may use social engineering techniques to convince computer users into opening a corrupted file attachment. The PEC 2017 Ransomware was first observed in early May 2017 and seems to be an isolated threat rather than belonging to a larger family of threats. How the PEC 2017 Ransomware Attack is Carried Out The PEC 2017 Ransomware may be delivered in corrupted text documents that display the following pop-up message when opened: 'This document contains links that may refer to other files. Do you want to update this document with the data from the linked files?' If computer users agree, the document will...

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ransomware

Lockify Ransomware

The Lockify Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is designed to attack computers with the Windows operating system. First observed on May 4th, 2017, the Lockify Ransomware is being delivered through corrupted email attachments. Victims will receive spam email messages containing attached DOCX files that use macros to execute a corrupted code on the victim's computer. When victims open the corrupted DOCX file, the Lockify Ransomware is downloaded and installed on the affected computer. The Lockify Ransomware is based on HiddenTear, a well-known open source ransomware engine that has spawned countless ransomware variants. The PC User will Notice the Lockify Ransomware's Actions Too Late The Lockify Ransomware will run in the background, using little memory resources to remain undetected. The Lockify Ransomware executable file can take...

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ransomware

Clouded Ransomware

The Clouded Ransomware Trojan was first observed on May 3, 2017. The Clouded Ransomware is being delivered through corrupted spam email attachments, which typically take the form of Microsoft Word documents that use corrupted scripts to download and install the Clouded Ransomware on the victim's computer. Because of this, the best way to prevent attacks like the Clouded Ransomware is to exercise caution when handling unsolicited email attachments, and a good spam filter that can prevent these corrupted email messages from arriving in the victim's email inbox to be opened. The Clouded Ransomware is based on the HiddenTear project, an open source ransomware engine released in Summer of 2015 for 'educational purposes.' Since its release, HiddenTear has spawned countless variants, which include the Clouded Ransomware, released nearly two...

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ransomware

Cry128 Ransomware

The Cry128 Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is a variant of Crypton, a ransomware family that includes the recently released Cry9 Ransomware variant. The Cry128 Ransomware and its variants are being delivered by attaching corrupted macro-enabled files to spam email messages. These files exploit a vulnerability in Windows that allows con artists to download and execute threats onto the victim's computer. The Cry128 Ransomware seems to be targeted towards English speakers and will encrypt the victim's files to demand the payment of a ransom. The Cry128 Ransomware Attack Like most ransomware Trojans, the Cry128 Ransomware is designed to infiltrate a computer and take the victim's files hostage, encrypting them using a strong encryption algorithm. Among the many file types that the Cry128 Ransomware will encrypt, the following are...

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ransomware

CTF Ransomware

The CTF Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that was the result of a 'Catch the Flag' competition. Programmers had a competition to create a fully functional ransomware Trojan in the shortest possible time. The CTF Ransomware was first observed in May of 2007. Unfortunately, the results of this competition are being used to carry out attacks on victims. The CTF Ransomware is being delivered using corrupted spam email attachments currently. These email messages may be disguised as notifications from messaging companies like FedEx of UPS, with messages such as the following: 'Hello, We have delivery problems with your parcel #7315475325 Please, open the attachment for more details' Opening the attachment allows a macro-enabled file to run, which downloads and executes the CTF Ransomware's executable file. The CTF Ransomware Works Very...

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ransomware

nJoy Movies Search

The nJoy Movies Search browser extension for Google Chrome is deemed as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that is an ad-supported software, which you can find at Njoyapps.com. The nJoy Movies Search software can be seen under the names nJoyMovies Now and nJoyMovies Search Plus as well. The nJoy Movies Search extension is delivered to computers via software bundles primarily. The nJoy Movies Search widget is not part of the Top 50 extensions at the Chrome Web store, and most users may not be familiar with the app. The nJoy Movies Search app is developed by a company titled nJoyApps, and it appeared to be almost identical in functionality and named to the MyMovie Start browser extension by myAppline found at Myappline.com/utilities/moviesearch/. Both apps are reported to redirect users to content on GoMovix.com and aim to appeal to...

Posted on May 4, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program