February, 2018  // Posts published in February, 2018

How to Eliminate Mobef-Salam Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Feb 28th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is Mobef-Salam ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? Mobef-Salam ransomware is a crypto-virus designed to encode valuable files in an infected system with the help of sophisticated encryption algorithms. According to the analysis done by security experts, it seems that Mobef-Salam ransomware mainly targets users from Italy. This ransomware Trojan is a new version of the Mobef ran

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How to Get Rid of Hitcpm.com (Adware/PUP)

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  What is Hitcpm.com? And how does it work? Hitcpm.com is a domain used by an ad-supported program that redirects users to its suspicious affiliated third party sites. Once this adware program infiltrates your computer system, it will alter your browser’s settings so it can start browser redirects whenever you browse the internet. The browser settings it changes are the default home p

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How to Uninstall Wise System Mechanic (PUP)

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  What is Wise System Mechanic? And how does it function? Wise System Mechanic is a suspicious program offered as a system optimization utility tool that claims to optimize any Windows system for better performance. This dubious program comes from hxxp:wisesystemtools.com/ and can also be downloaded from its original website. Once this program is installed on your system, it performs an

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Obliterating Thanatos Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is Thanatos ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? Thanatos ransomware is a malicious program designed to lock files using an encryption algorithm. This generic file-encoding Trojan first appeared on February 17, 2018. According to researchers, it reaches a system through phishing messages that may look like it was sent by trusted companies like Amazon, eBay, Facebook

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How to Configure Firefox New Tab Preferences on Windows 10

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

  The Mozilla Firefox Quantum web browser offers a couple of options that lets users configure and customize the new tab, not just on a Windows 10 PC but also on older versions of Windows. In this post, you will be guided on how to configure the new tab preferences on your Mozilla Firefox browser in Windows 10. By default, Firefox displays update from Mozilla as well as the websites

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How to Erase HBpix (Adware/PUP)

Feb 27th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is HBpix? And how does it work? HBpix is considered to be a potentially unwanted program and an ad-supported program that could get installed in your browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and other browsers. Once it is able to enter your system, it will start to display annoying and invasive ads as well as redirect you to suspicious web pages and collect y

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How to Kill the Bitcoin Miner Virus (Trojan horse)

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  What is Bitcoin Miner Virus? And how does it function? Bitcoin Miner virus is a malicious program that belongs to the category of Trojan horses. This malicious program hijacks devices so it can mine Bitcoins using the GPU and CPU of the affected computers. This Trojan horse is dubbed as “COINMINER.QO” by TrendMicro. And based on the analysis done by security experts, it seems that

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Removing Pluto TV (Adware/PUP)

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  What is Pluto TV? And how does it function? Pluto TV is offered as a legitimate online television service that allows users access to 75 live channels and streams hundreds of popular TV series and movies. This program might sound useful and appealing to you because of the features it offers, however you should consider the fact that this program is actually categorized as an ad-suppor

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Get Rid of Internet Security Alert (Tech Support Scam/Adware)

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  What is Internet Security Alert? And how does it work? Internet Security Alert is another deceptive alert that displays a misleading message to users who get redirected to the site where it is being hosted. This deceptive alert scares users into thinking that their computers are infected with “harmful viruses” and advises them not to shut down or reset their computers. This fak

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Terminate SUSPENDED Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is .SUSPENDED ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? .SUSPENDED ransomware is a newly discovered crypto virus that is currently targeting computer users. Just like a typical ransomware threat, it is designed to encrypt files in a targeted system and encrypt them to extort money from its victims. According to researchers, this ransomware might be related to the STOP ran

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