July, 2018  // Posts published in July, 2018

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

Jul 19th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is Jewsomware ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? Jewsomware ransomware is another crypto-virus discovered in July 2018. It is designed to lock data in an infected computer. Based on the analysis done by security experts, this crypto-malware is either a joke or a test sample. Meaning to say this threat is not as dangerous as it seems and the files it encrypts are decryptable,

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Removing Slicksearch.com (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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What is Slicksearch.com? And how does it work? Slicksearch.com is a questionable browser extension that works as a search engine. It claims to provide users with an improved search result to enhance the browsing experience. It may appear in commonly used web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and more. If installed, it initiates a sequence of modifications in the ba

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Terminating Predator The Cipher Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is Predator The Cipher ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? Predator The Cipher ransomware is a new file-encrypting virus that was discovered recently. According to security experts, this is a test release that’s been targeting users on a global scale. Even so, it is still capable of encrypting files and may be updated in further iterations. Once it infiltrates a computer,

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Deleting My Email Hub (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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What is My Email Hub? And how does it function? My Email Hub is a browser extension published by Polarity Technologies Ltd. It is promoted as a new tab replacement that integrates email services which supposedly allows users a quick access to their recent emails together with a selection of links to popular websites such as Amazon, Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. It has several v

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Obliterating XeroWare Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is XeroWare ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? XeroWare ransomware also called XeroWare ransomware 1.2.1, is a data-locking malware created based on the infamous open-source platform, HiddenTear. Like other HiddenTeae variants, it is designed to encrypt files in an infected computer in exchange for a ransom. Once it manages to infiltrate a computer, it begins to execute its

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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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