May, 2018  // Posts published in May, 2018

Erase Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected Scam (Tech Support Scam/Adware)

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

  What is Malicious Pornographic Spyware Riskware Detected scam? And how does it work? The Malicious Pornographic Spyware Riskware Detected scam, as its name suggests, is a scam alert that belongs under the category of tech support scams. This scam makes users believe that a “malicious pornographic spyware or riskware” was detected on their computers. It even mimics Microsoft’s a

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Eliminating Magician RSWare Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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

  What is Magician RSWare ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? Magician RSWare ransomware is a file-encrypting malware that was first discovered on May 24, 2018, and has caught the attention of security experts due to its connection to the illicit online market known as “Silroad” which was used to trade drugs, weapons as well as DDoS services. Way back in 2016, authorit

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How to Erase Search Awesome (Adware/PUP)

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  What is Search Awesome? And how does it work? Search Awesome is an updated version of programs Wajam and Social2Search. It claims to provide users with improved search results which include content shared by users’ friends on social networking sites. If you judge its appearance, Search Awesome looks like a typical search engine as it gives users the impression of legitimacy. However

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How to Delete Amazon Assistant (PUP)

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  What is Amazon Assistant? And how does it function? Amazon Assistant also referred to as Amazon Assistant aa.hta, is a browser extension advertised as a tool that helps users in shopping online, getting product comparisons as well as getting shopping deals and discounts. However, security experts found some negative features of this program and deem it as a potentially unwanted progra

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Eliminating Cezar Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is Cezar ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? Cezar ransomware is a variant of the infamous Dharma ransomware family. Cezar first emerged on August 2017 and now it seems like its developers decided to update it as a new and improved version has been seen in the cyber community. This file-encrypting threat aims to lock important data in a targeted device. But before i

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What to do if Games crash after upgrade to Windows 10 v1803

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

As you know, the latest version of Windows 10 has brought a lot of enhancements to the overall operating system. However, it is not without some flaws as a lot of users have reported that they started having some issues right after they’ve upgraded their computer to Windows 10 v1803. One of the reported issues is about games that are suddenly crashing even when it’s the only opened program. So

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Uninstalling ElastiSearch (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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  What is ElastiSearch? And how does it function? ElastiSearch is a browser extension that functions as a search engine. It is designed to work on Google Chrome browser and is promoted as a search engine that could provide users with improved search results. Once it is installed in the Chrome browser, it will assign https://elastisearch.com/?a=web&q= as the default search engine as

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Get Rid of Searchhdiscovermyancestry.com (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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  What is Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com? And how does it work? Search.hdiscovermyancestry.com is a browser extension which is also known as “Discover My Ancestry”. It is developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. and works as a search engine that could supposedly help in improving users’ browsing experience. However, note that the company who developed this program is known to creat

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Terminate JosepCrypt Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is JosepCrypt ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? JosepCrypt ransomware is a file-encrypting virus discovered recently. Based on the analysis conducted by security experts on the code snippets of JosepCrypt, this new ransomware does not belong to any infamous ransomware group which, at the time of writing, still remains unknown. JosepCrypt ransomware will make ch

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What to do if Windows 10 Sound & Audio is not working after an Update

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

Since the release of Windows 10 v1803, a lot of users who updated their computers to this update have faced a couple of issues and this time a new one was reported. This particular issue is about the audio in their Windows 10 PCs. Many users were not thrilled and are even furious as they simply cannot use their computers without a sound. Especially for the ones who are fond of YouTube or the ones

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