January, 2018  // Posts published in January, 2018

Opt Out of Please Rate Firefox Survey in Windows 10

Jan 31st 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

  There are times when Mozilla Firefox might suddenly start to display a prompt telling you to rate Firefox just like the screenshot above. You are probably one of the users who often ignore or sideline these kinds of prompts and consider them nothing but distractions. However, Mozilla Firefox requests users to select a star rating so that it could report whatever the rate you give is

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Uninstall Browsing Guard Extension (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

- by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

    What is Browsing Guard Extension? And how does it function? Browsing Guard Extension is a browser extension intended for Google Chrome browser. It claims to protect users while browsing the internet and let them search the web without data tracking and protect users’ browsing history as well as personal information. Unfortunately, it doesn’t live up to its description as

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Terminating GandCrab Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

- by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

    What is GandCrab ransomware? And how is it being distributed online? GandCrab ransomware is a new file-encrypting malware released towards the last week of January 2018. This ransomware was first discovered by a security researcher named David Montenegro. Since its discovery, other security experts were quick to jump in and analyze the threat. GandCrab ransomware is distr

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Wipe Out KillDisk Ransomware (Ransomware/Disk Wiper)

- by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is KillDisk ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? KillDisk ransomware, previously known as KillDisk was first developed as a disk wiper. Before, this malware does not have any encryption capabilities however its developers released a new version which could encrypt files. This ransomware infection is extremely dangerous as it is capable of wreaking an operating system a

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How to Erase Evrial Trojan (Trojan Horse)

- by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Evrial Trojan? And how does it work? Evrial Trojan, just like its name suggests, is a Trojan horse developed by a hacker that goes by the code name “qutra”. This Trojan horse is part of a campaign that is being advertised on forums on the Dark Web. Security experts were able to find some ads selling Evrial Trojan for an approximate amount of $30 in Rubles and it looks like

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Obliterate GlobeImposter 2.0 Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

- by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is GlobeImposter 2.0 ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? GlobeImposter 2.0 ransomware is the latest addition to the Globe Imposter ransomware group. This group of ransomware is a copycat of the infamous Globe ransomware. This copycat of a ransomware has already many versions of the new GlobeImposter 2.0 adding to it. This new variant was discovered just this month o

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Get Rid of “Windows Has Been Shutdown” Scam (Tech Support Scam/Adware)

- by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is “Windows Has Been Shutdown”? And how does it work? “Windows Has Been Shutdown” is yet another fake alert belonging to the category of tech support scams. This kind of tech support scam is almost identical to “Windows Support Alert”, “Windows Defender Security Center” and many other scams that are also using Windows’ name in deceiving users. When you encounter

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Terminating BitPaymer Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Jan 30th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is BitPaymer ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? BitPaymer ransomware is a file-encrypting threat that also goes by the name FriedEx. It is developed by the same group of hackers who created a banking Trojan named Dridex. BitPaymer ransomware and all its previous variants use a combination of RC4 and 1024-bit RSA encryption algorithms. BitPaymer earned its moniker FriedEx du

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How to Fix Sticky Notes is currently not available to you Error in Windows 10

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

If you have the habit of putting important reminders and other details in sticky notes, you probably use the Sticky Notes app often. But if you suddenly get the error message stating “Check your account, Sticky Notes is currently not available to you. Go to the Store” when you try to open the Microsoft Sticky Notes app in your Windows 10 PC, then read on as this post will help you resolve

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Erasing Search.easyrecipesnow.com (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

- by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Search.heasyrecipesnow.com? And how does it function? Search.heasyrecipesnow.com or Easy Recipes Now is offered as a program that supposedly provides access to thousands of recipes through quick links to Recipes Simplified, Food Network, Yummly, Epicurious and other similar cooking sites. Many users might be enticed to install this browser extension, especially the ones who lo

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