August, 2018  // Posts published in August, 2018

Terminating GANDCRAB V4.4 Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Aug 31st 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is GANDCRAB V4.4 ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? GANDCRAB V4.4 ransomware is the latest variant of GandCrab ransomware which follows the GANDCRAB V4.1 variant. This new variant still uses the same extension which is .KRAB in marking its encrypted files. According to security experts, there are some slight changes to this new variant as well. Once it infects a computer, G

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Obliterating #_EnCrYpTED_BY_dzikusssT3AM_ransomware!_# Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is #_EnCrYpTED_BY_dzikusssT3AM_ransomware!_# ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? #_EnCrYpTED_BY_dzikusssT3AM_ransomware!_# ransomware is a new crypto-virus which also turns out to be a new variant of Jigsaw ransomware based on the code snippets found in this malware which were identical to its predecessor. This new variant seems to target users from Poland based on the langua

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How to Get Rid of Search.hquickdrivingdirections.com (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

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

What is Search.hquickdrivingdirections.com? And how does it work? Search.hquickdrivingdirections.com is a browser extension previously known as “SaferBrowser”. It is promoted as a tool that provides users with quick driving directions and offers them quick links to popular websites such as Google Maps, Amazon, Facebook, Gmail, YouTube as well as links to the Local Weather and News. It also

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

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

What is FuckedByGhost ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? FuckedByGhost ransomware is a data-encrypting virus designed to lock files making them inaccessible to victims. It is also the new variant of the infamous Jigsaw ransomware. It uses the .FuckedByGhost extension in marking the encrypted files, hence its name. Nothing much has changed in this new variant except for the extens

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Wipe Out Error DT00X2 Scam (Tech Support Scam/Malware)

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What is Error DT00X2 scam? And how does it work? Error DT00X2 scam is a newly discovered tech support scam that not only tricks users into calling a fake tech support number but also locks the infected computer which is why it isn’t a typical tech support scam but also a malware. According to security experts, this is still an ongoing threat and is being actively spread over the internet.

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Terminate Torchwood Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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

What is Torchwood ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? Torchwood ransomware is a crypto-virus created to lock important files in a targeted computer. It uses either the .TORCHWOOD or .TRCHWD extensions in marking the files it encrypts. This new crypto-malware seems to be targeting Russian-speaking users as its ransom note is written in Russian. The instant it invades a computer,

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Obliterate Xorist PrOtOnIs Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is Xorist PrOtOnIs ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? Xorist PrOtOnIs ransomware is a data-encoding malware discovered recently. After the in-depth analysis of its source code done by security experts, it appears to be the latest variant of Xorist ransomware. This new iteration is not different from other typical ransomware threats. Once it executes its attack on a targeted

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Eliminate KRAKEN CRYPTORRansomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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What is KRAKEN CRYPTOR ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? KRAKEN CRYPTOR ransomware is a file-encrypting virus designed to lock targeted data in an infected computer and demand ransom from its victims. This crypto-malware isn’t really new but apparently, its developers updated it. This new variant is now using a .Lock.onion extension in marking encrypted files. Once it infec

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How to Delete Ann Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Aug 10th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is Ann ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? Ann ransomware is a new ransomware threat designed just like a typical crypto-malware. At the time of writing, the threat actors behind this crypto-malware are still unknown though it was determined that it does not belong to any ransomware group. Just like a typical ransomware threat, once it implements its attack, it drops its mali

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Wipe Out CryptConsole 3 Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Aug 3rd 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is CryptConsole 3 ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? CryptConsole 3 ransomware is a file-encrypting virus that has emerged recently. It is the latest variant of CryptConsole ransomware and is designed to lock important files in a computer making them inaccessible to users. The instant it infects a computer, it drops its payload dropper which is used to connect the PC to a re

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