June, 2018  // Posts published in June, 2018

Managing App execution aliases on Windows 10

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

In case you don’t know, you can actually run various apps from the Command Prompt using their aliases. For instance, if you want to run Notepad from the cmd, all you have to do is type in “notepad.exe” since that’s its alias. After that, tap Enter on your keyboard to open the Notepad app. As you can see in the example given above, the alias of Notepad is basically the same as its name a

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How to Uninstall PDF Convert Tab (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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

What is PDF Convert Tab? And how does it function? PDF Convert Tab is a questionable program that functions as a browser extension. It is presented as a tool that supposedly lets users convert their documents into PDF files and vice versa. If you are constantly working in between documents and PDF files, this program may seem ideal for you. However, don’t let its seemingly useful fool you for

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How to Obliterate Scarab Leen Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is Scarab Leen ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? Scarab Leen ransomware is a data-encrypting malware which also happens to be an addition to the ever growing family of Scarab ransomware. This is one of the new variants released by the infamous ransomware group and this time it uses the .leen extension in marking its encrypted files. It still uses the same tactics and encryp

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Erasing Chrominio Message Center Scam (Scam/Adware)

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What is Chrominio Message Center scam? And how does it work? Chrominio Message Center scam is an annoying pop-up that has been reported to affect computers and has been convincing users to install a fake configuration update. This deceiving pop-up is designed to display the official logo of Chrome in order to trick users into clicking the “Configure” button. Scam alerts like this one are of

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

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What is Tv.mysearches.co? And how does it function? Tv.mysearches.co is a dubious browser extension created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. This program claims to let users watch TV online. Aside from watching TV online, it also claims to provide users with local weather updates, News, as well as quick access links to Netflix, ESPN Go, Hulu, Amazon, Gmail, and Yahoo. At first glance, this browser

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How to Delete Chaturbate.com (Adware/PUP)

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What is Chaturbate.com? And how does it work? Chaturbate.com is an adult-oriented website that contains not only pornographic content but also misleading advertisements. A lot of users reported getting redirected to this site even when they intend to. If you are one of these users, and you keep getting redirected to this site almost daily, then chances are you have an ad-supported program insta

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Obliterate Scarab Oneway Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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

What is Scarab Oneway ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? Scarab Oneway ransomware is yet another one of the latest variants the infamous Scarab ransomware group has released. According to security experts, this new variant might be targeting Russian users mostly as the contents of its ransom note are written, Russian. It uses the .oneway extension to mark the files it encrypts. Ran

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Uninstall Today In History Extension (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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What is Today In History extension? And how does it function? Today In History extension is a browser extension designed for Google Chrome browser and is created by Aztec. This browser extension claims to provide users with various historical facts and societies each day of the year. Users are lured into adding this extension for them to get the “juiciest” historical facts so they can “av

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Terminate Pulpy Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is Pulpy ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? Pulpy ransomware is another file-encrypting virus designed to leave important files inaccessible after its attack. Just like the previous versions of this ransomware threat, it still uses both the AES 256 and RSA 2048 encryption algorithms in encrypting files. After it infects a computer, it will begin its attack by using an informat

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How to Remove Search.hquckspeedcheck.com (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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What is Search.hquickspeedcheck.com? And how does it function? Search.hquickspeedcheck.com is a browser extension developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. that supposedly functions as an application that can help users test their internet connection speed. In addition to that functionality, it also offers a search engine and quick access links to news and sites like Amazon, Gmail, Yahoo, Faceboo

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