November, 2017  // Posts published in November, 2017

Obliterating Cobra Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Nov 28th 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Cobra ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? Cobra ransomware is a new crypto-malware threat and is a new variant of the Crysis/Dharma ransomware. This new variant appends the .cobra extension on the encrypted files. Is still currently unknown how this new variant spreads but in the past, Crysis ransomware was typically spread by hacking into the Remote Desktop Serv

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Get Rid of Awesome Dealers (Adware/PUP)

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What is Awesome Dealers? And how does it function? Awesome Dealers is a Google Chrome browser extension that claims to be a legitimate application that saves users’ time and money when shopping online as it supposedly provides coupons and notifies users when there are special deals or discounts available on various online shopping websites. On a first glance, one would think that this is a le

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Eliminating Decoder Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is Decoder ransomware? And how does it perform its attack on the infected computer? Decoder ransomware is another file-encrypting threat related to Globe Imposter ransomware group. This new ransomware was first observed in early November 2017. Once it is able to infect the targeted computer, it usually targets files with the following extensions: .3gp, .7z, .apk, .avi, .bmp, .

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What to do Microsoft Outlook RSS Feeds is not updating on Windows 10

- by Jean-tech in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

  If you’re one of the users who cannot download their RSS feed content in Microsoft Outlook due to a problem connecting to the server, then this post will show you a couple of ways you can try to resolve this problem. When you open your Microsoft Outlook progress window, you might have seen the error message: “Task RSS Feeds reported error 0x80004005, 0x800C0008, 0x8004010F”.

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Fixing the “Access denied, Please log in with administrator privileges and try again Error” in Windows 10

- by Jean-tech in: Blog Fix PC Free News Windows 10 | 0 Comment

  Recently, some users reported getting an error message in Windows 10. If you are one of the users who got an error saying, “Access denied. Please log in with administrator privileges and try again” on your Windows 10 PC, then this post will help you in fixing that error. Many users find this error odd as they are the administrator of their PCs. You may encounter this error when y

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Terminating Jhash Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Nov 27th 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Jhash ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? Jhash ransomware is another variant of the infamous open source platform known as Hidden Tear. This open source platform has been used too many times by cyber criminals in creating ransomware infections and has already spawned countless ransomware threats one of which is the Jhash ransomware. This new ransomware first emerg

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How to Fix “Alert, System battery voltage is low” Error in Windows 10

- by Jean-tech in: Blog Fix PC Free News Windows 10 | 0 Comment

  There seems to be no single solution for the error “Alert, System battery voltage is low” which you may have seen when you boot your PC. This error message flashes on your computer screen, prompting you to tap the F1 key to continue, the F2 key for the setup utility and the F5 key to run the onboard diagnostics. In this article, we’ll find out what exactly the cause of this err

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Deleting a Saved Wi-Fi Network on Windows 10

- by Jean-tech in: Blog Fix PC Free News Windows 10 | 0 Comment

  Windows 10 keeps a list of all the Wi-Fi networks your PC has connected with together with their corresponding passphrases and other settings. And if you no longer want your PC to automatically connect to a network, you will have to make Windows “forget about the existing Wi-Fi network. How? This post will show you how to do so. The process was much simpler in Windows 7 where yo

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Removing HoroscopeBuddy Toolbar (Browser Hijacker)

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  What is HoroscopeBuddy Toolbar? And how does it work? HoroscopeBuddy Toolbar is a browser extension developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. This new browser extension resembles another new toolbar known as AstrologySearcher. This extension is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Even though this extension might seem useful especially for users who

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How to Eliminate Oni Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is Oni Ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? Oni ransomware is an extremely dangerous file-encrypting threat which mainly attacks medium-large Japanese companies. It has some similarities with the notorious Globe Imposter ransomware. It all started when Cybereason, a security firm, analyzed a couple of ransomware infected with a virus called Oni. This ransomware has a

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