2017  // Posts published in 2017

How to Get Rid of Gamesquest.co (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Dec 21st 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Gamesquest.co? And how does it function? Gamesquest.co is a browser extension for Google Chrome browser. This extension is developed by a Chinese company named “FirstGate Mobile Limited”. Gamesquest.co may appeal to users who are fond of online games as this extension claims to provide “New and Trending” games online. As fun and exciting this extension may look like it

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Obliterating Santa Encryptor Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is Santa Encryptor ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? Santa Encryptor ransomware is obviously a Christmas-themed ransomware infection which started appearing on December 7 2017. Security experts were already able to analyze this file-encrypting Trojan and found out that it is still under development at the time of writing. Based on the analysis made, the developers

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Terminate Halloware Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is Halloware ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? Halloware ransomware is a file-encrypting virus created by an individual who goes by an online name “Luc1F3R”. This crypto-malware was first observed on December 6, 2017, which seems to be currently in development. Its source code is for sale for the measly amount of $40. This ransomware is being advertised on the D

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Fixing The USB Controller is in a failed state or is not currently installed Error on Windows 10

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Are you currently getting the error “The USB Controller is in a failed state or is not currently installed” when you try to run the Windows USB Troubleshooter? If so, then this post might help you in some way. A few applications may stop working or some might even get uninstalled – one of which is the Windows USB Troubleshooter – after a laptop is updated, especially the ones that a

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

Dec 19th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Cyclone ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? Cyclone ransomware is new malicious infection designed to encrypt files to prevent its victims from accessing them and urges them to pay a ransom to get their files back. This new crypto-malware is coded using the Python programming language. It aims to target files with these extensions: .3dm, .3g2, .3gp, .7zip, .aa

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Delete WannaPeace Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is WannaPeace ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? WannaPeace ransomware is a new file-encrypting virus that mostly targets Portugues-speaking users based on its ransom note. Like most ransomware infection, it aims to encrypt files on infected computers to extort money from its victims. It infiltrates the system using a malicious executable file named RzW.exe which s

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How to Fix “The volume does not contain a recognized file system” Error in Windows 10

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  This post will show you what to do if you got the error message stating, “The volume does not contain a recognized file system”. “Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted”. You have probably experienced receiving a message that tells you “You need to format the disk drive before you can use it” many times wh

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How to Fix KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR in Windows 10

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    When you get the BSOD message in Windows 10, “KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR” after you installed a new software or hardware keep on reading as this post will help you fix the error. There might also be some error codes displayed along with the BSOD error such as 0xC000009C, 0x0000007A or 0xC000016A. More often than not, this problem is related to BIOS, Bad motherboard, Cabli

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How to Obliterate .Java File Extension Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Dec 18th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is .Java File Extension ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? .Java File Extension ransomware is identified to be the newest addition to the Dharma/Crysis ransomware group. This new variant uses .java file extension in marking its encrypted files. It also adds a unique identification number on the encrypted files. It mostly targets user-generated files, which accordin

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Uninstalling ProPDFConverter Toolbar (PUP)

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  What is ProPDFConverter Toolbar? And how does it work? ProPDFConverter Toolbar is a suspicious program developed by Mindspark Interactive Network (also known as IAC Applications). This program offers to convert PDF files to other file formats. Needless to say, it lures users by promising to provide quick PDF conversion process. Though it may seem like a useful application, security ex

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