June, 2018  // Posts published in June, 2018

How to Eliminate KingOuroboros Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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

What is KingOuroboros ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? KingOuroboros ransomware is a data-encrypting malware that aims to lock files in a computer and extort money from victims in exchange for file recovery. Once it is able to infect a targeted machine, it will perform a series of malicious activities to carry out its attack. It starts by dropping its malicious payload which wi

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Get Rid of Search.searchtmp.com (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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

What is Search.searchtmp.com? And how does it work? Search.searchtmp.com, also known as “Track My Package” is offered as a legitimate program that claims to allow users in tracking down the delivery status of their packages. In its interface, you can see a couple of links that include “Track Packages”, U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx which makes it look legitimate just like a typical

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How to Wipe Out Scarab-Recme Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is Scarab-Recme ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? Scarab-Recme ransomware is once again another one of the new variants released by the infamous Scarab ransomware group. This new strain was recently detected and was involved in some ongoing attack that carries new versions. Just like its predecessors, it is capable of inflicting much damage to an infected computer. Based

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Fixing “Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware” Error in Windows 10

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

Getting denied access to the graphics hardware on a Windows 10 PC could happen every once in a while. Just recently, a couple of Windows 10 users reported getting an error saying, “Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware”. If you are one of the users who happen to get this error as well, read on, as this post will give you some tips you can try to fix the error. On

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Erasing playOnline Search (Adware/PUP)

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What is playOnline Search? And how does it function? playOnline Search, also known as playOnline Search ads, is a browser extension designed for Google Chrome browser. It is presented as a browser extension that claims to help users in searching for free unlimited games online for free. It features an online gaming platform where some of the games it offers run on Adobe Flash while the other on

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Uninstall gamesZone Search (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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What is gamesZone Search? And how does it function? gamesZone Search is a browser extension intended for Google Chrome browser. This browser extension is an addition to other toolbars that also offers users free online games. It has a feature where you can still view and play online games even when you’re on a different website. If installed, it will configure the default settings in your Chr

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Eliminating Omerta Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is Omerta ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? Omerta ransomware is yet another variant of Scarab ransomware. It seems that these variants of Scarab ransomware keep coming and there seems to be no end to it. This new strain uses the .omerta extension in marking the files it encrypts. Like other Scarab variants, nothing much has changed with this new one except for the extension

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Removing ShoppingDealsLive (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Jun 25th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is ShoppingDealsLive? And how does it work? ShoppingDealsLive is a browser extension that supposedly works as a shopping helper and is created to help users in shopping online. Creators of this dubious browser extension promise users the chance of choosing from a variety of big and exclusive shopping stores and saving money by getting premium discounts. This may seem like a useful and effi

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How to Wipe Out SamSam Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is SamSam ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? SamSam ransomware or simply SamSam ransomware is a new variant of the infamous SamSam ransomware. This dangerous file-encrypting virus was once again spotted in the wild and has been involved in some high profile attacks such as city council, hospitals, and an ICS firm. This new version has gone through a couple of developments as

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Obliterate GlobeImposter-BIG4+ Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is GlobeImposter-BIG4+ ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? GlobeImposter-BIG4+ ransomware, as its name suggests, is a new variant of GlobeImposter ransomware. There’s only a slight difference with this new variant compared to the older ones. One of the noticeable changes in this new strain is the extension used which is .BIG4+ as well as the email addresses used namely, bigbi

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