March, 2018  // Posts published in March, 2018

Kill UselessDisk Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Mar 29th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is UselessDisk ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? UselessDisk ransomware, also known as DiskWriter ransomware, is not your typical ransomware threat. This is an advanced malware was detected at the end of March 2018. This new MBR (Master Boot Record) bootlocker overwrites the MBR of an infected computer. This perilous threat was discovered by a security researcher, Dmitry Meli

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What to do if JPG files won’t open on Windows 10

Mar 28th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog Tips Windows 10 | 0 Comment

It is a known fact that Windows 10 is a great operating system that offers tons of new and cool features but it does not necessarily mean that it’s perfect as it still encounters a couple of issues here and there. One of the usual issues constantly faced by many users is Windows 10 failing to open a JPG image file. This is a common problem. The annoying thing about this problem is that a lot of

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Removing Pdf2DocPro (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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

  What is Pdf2DocPro? And how does it work? Pdf2DocPro is a dubious browser extension advertised as “Lightning fast PDF converter” – a program that supposedly helps users in converting all their PDF files to DOC files in just a matter of seconds. This browser extension is designed for Google Chrome browser and is based on the Chromium project. This extension might appear to be har

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Wipe Out Rapid 2.0 Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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

  What is Rapid 2.0 ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? Rapid 2.0 ransomware is a new ransomware threat which is a new and improved variant of Rapid ransomware. The difference between the two versions is next to nothing. Even so, there are still a few noticeable changes. One of these changes is the addition of a code routine that detects a user’s PC local settings before

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Get Rid of My Movie Finder (Adware/PUP)

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

What is My Movie Finder? And how does it function? My Movie Finder is a browser extension that’s supposed to give users access t movie reviews, screening times as well as ticket information. This seems to be a great tool for users who are constantly looking for movie-related information. This browser extension is designed to work on the Google Chrome browser. This program may seem useful and

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Fixing the [Fiddler] DNS lookup for website failed system.net.sockets.socketexception Error in Windows 10

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

While browsing the web, you might have already encountered an error or two. These errors might pop out of nowhere on random occasions or you could also get these errors after installing any kind of software. One of the errors you can face when you’re internet surfing is the “[Fiddler] DNS lookup for website failed system.net.sockets.socketexception No such host is known”. If you have seen th

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How to Delete Ad.doubleclick.net ads (Adware/PUP)

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

  What are Ad.doubleclick.net ads? And how do they work? Ad.doubleclick.net ads are ads that are triggered by an ad-supported program installed in an affected PC. Such ads are used for advertising and are known to redirect users to certain parts of the web that are shady and questionable. This is the reason why Ad.doubleclick.net ads are deemed as adware or ad-supported program as well

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Terminating Badfail@qq.com Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is Badfail@qq.com ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? Badfail@qq.com ransomware is another crypto-malware discovered on March 15, 2018. This new ransomware threat is a variant of Arrow ransomware, which, as it turns out, is a variant of Dharma ransomware. Based on the analysis done by security experts, Badfail@qq.com ransomware is not that different from its predecess

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How to Uninstall Look Smart Secure Search (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Mar 26th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Look Smart Secure Search? And how does it function? Look Smart Secure Search is a browser extension designed for Google Chrome browser. This program can be found at the Chrome Web Store and is promoted as a program that helps users “search the web in a safe and secure manner”. This questionable program is published by My.looksmart.me and offers a search service based on th

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Erasing Bonanza Deals (Adware/PUP)

- by Jean-tech in: PC Protection News Tips Windows 10 | 0 Comment

  What is Bonanza Deals? And how does it function? Bonanza Deals is an ad-supported program or adware that delivers users with tons of ads. Though Bonanza is a legitimate service which is similar to eBay where users have to register and create an account before they can proceed with selling their items on the Bonanza website, if you suddenly noticed a sudden increase of ads whenever you

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