‘The ArialText font was not found’ Pop-Ups

'The ArialText font was not found' pop-ups are designed to trick computer users into downloading threats onto their computer.'The ArialText font was not found' pop-ups have been linked to a campaign used to distributing the Cerber Ransomware Trojan, one of the most widely disseminated encryption ransomware Trojans active currently. 'The ArialText font was not found' pop-ups will have the appearance of a legitimate message from Microsoft Windows, which may trick numerous computer users into agreeing to download a supposed 'font' into their computers. In fact, the 'font' is a threatening ransomware infection that can endanger their data and will attempt to extort them by encrypting their files and then demanding the payment of a large ransom. The Well-Known Tactic Used by 'The ArialText font was not found' Pop-Up Versions of the 'The...

Posted on June 7, 2017 in Adware

Hellosearch.fr

PC security researchers have received various complaints related to the Hellosearch.fr website and its associated Web browser add-on or extension. Websites like Hellosearch.fr and their associated content may fall into a gray area where they will be considered as adware or as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) depending on the extent of their marketing and sales strategies. PC security researchers advise computer users to become aware of any potential issues related to websites may compromise the computer users' privacy to an extent where they are no longer comfortable, and computer users must take steps to ensure that they are well protected from issues related to Hellosearch.fr that they may not be comfortable with. Uncovering the Issues Related to Hellosearch.fr Hellosearch.fr is not considered unsafe or threatening and, at worst,...

Posted on June 7, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

InternetSpeedRadar

InternetSpeedRadar is a potentially unwanted program that may come as a browser extension where it could change Internet settings to load a MyWay associated site that proves to be a generic search engine. There is also a toolbar associated with InternetSpeedRadar that may offer various functions for accessing certain features to find news and tips to boost speed on your computer. While the use of InternetSpeedRadar is not malicious, it is questionable in some cases and can be considered as annoying when InternetSpeedRadar changes Internet settings to load an alternative site for the default home page or new tab pages within popular web browsers. In most cases, InternetSpeedRadar will automatically load when installing freeware apps or bundled software. Removal of InternetSpeedRadar may be done through the Windows Control Panel or a...

Posted on June 7, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program

TigersDeal

The TigersDeal software is promoted as a reliable online shopping enhancer that you can add to your browser in the form of an extension titled 'Tigers_Deal-G.' The 'Tigers_Deal-G' software is used to provide users with the TigersDeal service, which is promoted at tigersdeal.com/index.html. The extension is published as a free program, and it was reported to travel with freeware bundles on the Internet. PC users that are interested in testing the TigersDeal service and installing the 'Tigers_Deal-G' extension should make sure to read the End User License Agreement, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use on the following pages: tigersdeal.com/privacypolicy.html tigersdeal.com/termsofuse.html tigersdeal.com/EULA.html You may notice that the TigersDeal service may be referred to as 'ShopperTab' at the EULA page, which should raise some eyebrows....

Posted on June 7, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Ntuserlitelist Ads

The Ntuserlitelist program is classified as adware, which is related to software like SmartService and the Winvmx Client. The Ntuserlitelist adware is dedicated to generating pay-per-click revenue for its creators and may display advertisements from questionable sources. Computer security researchers alert that the Ntuserlitelist adware may be installed on computers when users handle free software packages with the 'Advanced' and 'Typical' option. The Ntuserlitelist adware may inject code into browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Security analysts note that the Ntuserlitelist adware might create folders in the following locations: C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Local\llssoft C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Local\ntuserlitelist The threat appears to employ a file infrastructure, which resembles those we have seen...

Posted on June 6, 2017 in Adware

Searchi Incognito

The Searchiincognito.com site is offered to Web surfers as a search engine that is focused on guaranteeing your privacy. The site's about page claims that Searchiincognito.com is aimed at users based in Asia, but its services are available globally. You might notice that there is no company name mentioned at Searchiincognito.com/about. Also, whatever the company behind Searchiincognito.com may be it makes money from providing search-based advertising. The Searchiincognito.com site is known to serve as the central hub of services for users who install the 'Searchi Incognito' browser extension. There is no 'Searchi Incognito' extension on the Chrome Web store, the Mozilla Add-ons platform, the Opera Add-ons store and the Internet Explorer Gallery. You might want to start questioning the origins of the 'Searchi Incognito' extension. Users...

Posted on June 6, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

SavingsCool Ads

The SavingsCool advertisements on your screen that are loaded in the Web browser may not be native to the site you load. The ads that have a branding like 'Powered by SavingsCool,' 'Brought by SavingsCool,' and 'Provided by SavingsCool' are generated by adware on your machine. The SavingsCool adware is related to the GorillaPrice adware that was detected for the first time back in August 2013. The SavingsCool adware is perceived as a modified version of GorillaPrice, which might land on computers via free program bundles. Cyber security experts have seen the SavingsCool use the name 'Network Cache Manager' to run on infected devices and avoid the attention of AV scanners and users alike. As you can imagine, when you see a process named 'ntcache.exe' that has a description saying 'Network Cache Manager' you are not likely to think it is...

Posted on June 6, 2017 in Adware

Dviide Ransomware

The Dviide Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan that was first observed in the final week of May 2017. The name seems to be a misspelling of the word 'divide,' but all the different content associated with the Dviide Ransomware includes the word spelled this way. The Dviide Ransomware have been distributed through the use of corrupted email attachments delivered using spam email messages actively. Like other ransomware Trojans, the Dviide Ransomware is designed to enter a computer, encrypt the victim's files, and thenask for a ransom payment from the victim. The Dviide Ransomware directs the victims to the URL dviide.xyz, where the decryption key is supposedly held. Malware analysts have linked the Dviide Ransomware to a previous ransomware Trojan known as the Wanna Subscribe 1.0 Ransomware, which presented a nearly identical...

Posted on June 6, 2017 in Ransomware

Ramsey Ransomware

The Ramsey Ransomware is a variant of the Jigsaw Ransomware, a well-known ransomware Trojan that is characterized by its pop culture references in its ransom notes. The Ramsey Ransomware variant is based in Turkey, uses a ransom message written in Turkish, and is associated with attacks centered on this region. However, the Internet has no borders, and it's possible for the Ramsey Ransomware infections to pop up anywhere around the world. There is little to differentiate the Ramsey Ransomware from the Jigsaw Ransomware and numerous other ransomware Trojans. The Ramsey Ransomware receives its name because the executable file with which it operates is named 'Ramsey_Ransomware.exe.' The Ransom Message of the Ramsey Ransomware is Identical to the One Displayed by Jigsaw The Ramsey Ransomware attack is typical of these threats: the Ramsey...

Posted on June 6, 2017 in Ransomware

1337Locker Ransomware

The 1337Locker Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan that belongs to a large family of ransomware known as MyLittleRansomware. The 1337Locker Ransomware was first observed during the first week of June 2017 and uses a large portion of code recycled from previous ransomware variants in this family, which has been active for several months in the wild. The 1337Locker Ransomware carries out a typical ransomware tactic, with no real variation on what is already a well-known hoax. The 1337Locker Ransomware is being delivered to victims through corrupted spam email attachments, which will use degenerated macro scripts to download and install the 1337Locker Ransomware onto the victim's computer. To date, the use of spam email campaigns is the most common way of distributing ransomware Trojans like the 1337Locker Ransomware. How the...

Posted on June 6, 2017 in Ransomware

‘System Has Been Locked For Your Safety’ Pop-Ups

The 'System Has Been Locked For Your Safety' pop-up alerts that might be displayed in your browser should not be trusted. The 'System Has Been Locked For Your Safety' pop-ups are likely to mention the attacks with the WannaCryptor Ransomware from May 2017 and aim to scare users into thinking they are infected. The 'System Has Been Locked For Your Safety' warnings are designed by con artists associated with a text-supported scam. The 'System Has Been Locked For Your Safety' warnings are generated on newly registered pages, which may not have been screened by Web filters like Google SafeBrowsing and Mozilla Phishing Protection. We have found that the creators of the 'System Has Been Locked For Your Safety' fake security alerts abuse the Google Apps Development platform to host misleading content and lure users into calling phone lines...

Posted on June 5, 2017 in Adware

VAB Downloader

The VAB Downloader is a fake desktop downloader app, which you might install with free software packages by using the 'Express' and 'Typical' option during the installation process. The VAB Downloader software is known to travel under a freeware license by DST/RBL Tech that is not a registered company. Most installations of VAB Downloader are made under the name 'VAB Downloader 1.5 by DST/RBL Tech.' VAB Downloader is classified as adware because it generates targeted advertisements, which substitute the native ads on Web pages and may lead users to phishing sites. The VAB Downloader adware functions like the Searchforit and the TrustedShopper adware. The cyber parasite may require access to your Internet history and record your input on sites like Google, YouTube, Bing, and Yahoo to show relevant advertisements. The VAB Downloader...

Posted on June 5, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Whizmarket Search

The Whizmarket Search browser extension (also seen as WM Search) is a product of The Whiz, Ltd., which is developed in cooperation with APN, LLC. The Whizmarket Search browser extension is an ad-supported product, which has no product page on the Internet. The Whizmarket Search app is made available to PC users via free software bundles. Computer users that are invited to install the Whizmarket Search may be suggested that Whizmarket Search can improve their new tab page layout and start page. The WM Search extension is associated with the thewhizmarket.co/search Web portal, which serves as its primary hub of operations. Web surfers that add the WM Search add-on to their Internet client will notice that their browser loads thewhizmarket.co/search as their homepage and new tab by default. The thewhizmarket.co/search portal offers a...

Posted on June 5, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program

LockCrypt Ransomware

There is little to differentiate the LockCrypt Ransomware from other ransomware Trojans. The LockCrypt Ransomware carries out a typical encryption ransomware attack, using a strong encryption algorithm to make the victim's files inaccessible and then demanding the payment of a ransom to provide the means to recover the affected files. PC security analysts have uncovered numerous ransomware Trojans that use creative branding or themes to make their ransomware Trojans be more memorable and stand out from other threats. The LockCrypt Ransomware does not do this, carrying out a basic encryption ransomware attack with no specific pop-culture branding or other unique characteristic. However, the attack carried out by the LockCrypt Ransomware is effective and is a textbook example of how these threat attacks work. The most common distribution...

Posted on June 5, 2017 in Ransomware

Resurrection Ransomware

The Resurrection Ransomware carries out a typical ransomware tactic. One of the aspects of the Resurrection Ransomware that has caught the attention of malware researchers is that the Resurrection Ransomware will play music along with its ransom note, a little detail that makes the Resurrection Ransomware fairly unique in a landscape where countless ransomware variants are active simultaneously, being used to trick computer users in the wild. Like other ransomware Trojans, the Resurrection Ransomware is mainly designed to extort computer users by encoding their files and then stipulating the payment of a ransom. The Ironic Ransom Message Displayed by the Resurrection Ransomware Apart from the fact that the Resurrection Ransomware plays music in the background along with its ransom note (a fact that adds to the irritation factor of this...

Posted on June 5, 2017 in Ransomware