July, 2018  // Posts published in July, 2018

Erasing MusicBox Live (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Jul 18th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is MusicBox Live? And how does it work? MusicBox Live is a browser extension promoted as a program that supposedly allows users to play tending playlists, share songs, and find new exciting music in just one click. If you’re a music junkie you’d probably like this browser extension. However, what you don’t know is that it is actually a browser hijacker that could hijack the default s

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Kill CryptoLite Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is CryptoLite ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? CryptoLite ransomware is a new file-encrypting virus discovered as of late. According to security experts, this threat is a test release ransomware which means to say that it is still an in-dev ransomware threat. Even so, it has already been targeted by users on a global scale. Hence, it must not be taken lightly. The sourc

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Remove Cloudfront (Adware/PUP)

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What is Cloudfront? And how does it function? Cloudfront, also known as “Amazon Cloudfront”, is a legitimate service just like Amazonaws. However, just like Amazonaws, Cloudfront was also found to be exploited by hackers to disseminate their malicious content. In other words, this program is being used by cyber crooks to spread banners, pop-ups, in-text links and commercial offers from its

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Delete Discrete Search (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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What is Discrete Search? And how does it function? Discrete Search is a shady browser extension that functions as a search engine. It is presented as a tool that could provide users with improved search results to improve the browsing experience. If installed, it quickly changes the default settings of browsers. Consequently, you will be seeing a new homepage, search provider, and the new tab p

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Eliminate Bitpaymer Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is Bitpaymer ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? A new and updated version of BitPaymer ransomware was spotted recently in the wild by security experts. This new variant appends the .LOCK extension to its encrypted files. Like other variants of Bitpaymer, this new variant is designed to lock files in a computer in exchange for a ransom. Aside from the new extension used and r

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Wipe Out Shade Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is Shade ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? Shade ransomware, also known as Shade XTBL ransomware, is another crypto-virus discovered lately. This ransomware threat has a new variant that uses the .crypted000007 extension in marking the files it encrypts. Like other ransomware threats, once it drops its malicious payload in the system, it begins to execute its attack. It st

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Erase Bravesearch.net (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Jul 17th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is Bravesearch.net? And how does it work? Bravesearch.net is a questionable browser extension promoted as a search engine that supposedly does not track its users. It may seem like an ideal search engine especially for users who value privacy knowing that a lot of browser extensions end up tracking users’ browsing activities. However, if you install this dubious search engine, it will mo

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

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What is Scarab Recovery ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? Scarab Recovery ransomware is a new file-encrypting threat that belongs to the infamous Scarab ransomware group. Just like the previous variants, this one still follows the same infection behavior tactics. It starts by employing an information gathering module once it infiltrates a computer. This module is used to scan th

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How to Uninstall Search.lavradoor.com (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is Search.lavradoor.com? And how does it function? Search.lavradoor.com is a browser extension that functions as a search engine. This questionable search tool claims to help users install applications without any hassle. However, despite how useful this program may be if you decide to install it on your browser, it will quickly make modifications to your browser’s settings. The modifica

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How to Terminate Gollum Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is Gollum ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? Gollum ransomware is another crypto-malware discovered in the second week of July 2018. This new ransomware threat implements its attack just like a typical ransomware does – once it infects a computer, it will drop its malicious payload which will then connect the infected system to a remote server. Once the connection is estab

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