November, 2017  // Posts published in November, 2017

Obliterate Locket Ransomware (Screen-Locker/Ransomware)

Nov 30th 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Locket ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? Locket ransomware is a new ransomware threat that appears to be still under development as it doesn’t encrypt files at the time of writing. However, it can lock a computer’s screen and insist victims to pay 0.1424 ransom in Bitcoins within the given period of time. So even though the files are safe from encryption, v

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Eliminating WannaCry Detected Scam (Tech Support Scam/Adware)

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  Browsing the internet can be very dangerous especially when you get redirected to unknown websites by casually clicking on targeted contents or advertisements that may have hidden links which could reroute you to suspicious web pages. This is one of the common ways in which tech support scams use for its distribution. With just a single click to any dubious content could land you to

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Removing PlayCenter Home (Browser Hijacker)

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  What is PlayCenter Home? And how does it work? PlayCenter Home is another browser extension for Google Chrome browser. It is promoted as a program “for a quick games click-and-visit experience”. This may attract users who are fond of online games. Its number of users have reached the number of 179, 992 at the time of writing – obviously, these number of users didn’t have any c

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Get Rid of Keytar.com (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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  What is Keytar.com? And how does it work? Keytar.com is supposed to be a search engine that claims to provide reliable service to its users. It is advertised as a search engine that supposedly allows users to search the internet safely and privately. This search engine may seem useful at a first glance. However, security experts classify this program as a browser hijacker and a potent

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How to Kill BASS FESS Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Nov 29th 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is BASS-FESS ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? BASS-FESS ransomware, also known as BitchASS File Encryption System, is a new ransomware infection based on the open source platform, Hidden Tear. It is designed to take files hostage to extort money from its victims. This Hidden Tear variant was first observed on November 17, 2017. This crypto-malware is most likely to

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How to Delete Speedomizer (Browser Hijacker)

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  What is Speedomizer? And how does it function? Speedomizer is advertised as a great tool by its developers. It claims to measure up the internet’s speed accurately. In other words, it allows users to test their internet speed to see how much upload and download data their internet connection has. By the looks of it, it may seem like a useful tool to find out your internet speed but

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Remove “Windows has detected an Internet attack” Alert (Tech Support Scam)

- by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal Windows Vista Tech Support | 0 Comment

What is “Windows has detected an Internet attack” Alert? “Windows has detected an Internet attack” Alert is a new tech support scam claiming that someone has hacked a user’s IP address for committing cyber crime where the user is asked to call tech support through the given number, 1-888-423-3886, in order to get help. Even though it uses Windows’ name it does not mean that this ale

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How to Terminate Evasive Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is Evasive ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? Evasive ransomware is another new encryption ransomware Trojan designed to take victim’s files as hostage in exchange for a ransom. Evasive ransomware’s source code came from the open source platform, Hidden Tear. It utilizes the AES cryptography in encrypting files and adds the .locked extension on each one of the

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Uninstall My Quick Converter virus (Browser Hijacker)

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    What is My Quick Converter? And how does it function? My Quick Converter is a browser extension that claims to convert various documents from the browser’s startup page. It is developed by Polarity Technologies – a company known to create browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs. It is not a surprise that My Quick Converter also belongs to the group of browser

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Delete Rastakhiz Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is Rastakhiz ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? Rastakhiz ransomware is a newly discovered malicious infection which is based on Hidden Tear open source platform. This new Hidden Tear variant was first observed on November 17, 2017. It spreads using various methods to sneak into a targeted computer. Once it is able to install itself into the compromised computer, i

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