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How to Obliterate Hand of God Ransomware (Screen-Locker/Ransomware)

Dec 8th 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Hand of God ransomware? And how does it execute its attack on the infected computer? Hand of God ransomware is a new ransomware infection but rather than encrypting files, it is designed to lock the infected computer’s screen. This screen-locking malware pretends to deliver a message from the FBI. It is the latest malware to use FBI’s name in extorting money from its victi

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Eliminate Shadow Ransomware (Crypto-Malware)

Dec 7th 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Shadow ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? Shadow ransomware is a new variant of the BTCWare ransomware discovered by Michael Gillespie. This new variant appends the .[email]-id-id.shadow extension to all its encrypted files. It targets computers by hacking into poorly protected remote desktop protocol and installs the ransomware manually. Nothing much has change

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Uninstall Nilla Weather (Adware/PUP)

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

  What is Nilla Weather? And how does it function? Nilla Weather is a browser extension for Google Chrome browser similar to Weather For Chrome, Check Weather, Search My Tabs and many others. This deceptive program supposedly allows users to check weather forecasts directly from the web browser without having to visit any external websites. However, as soon as it is installed, this brow

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Terminating WannaSmile Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Dec 6th 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is WannaSmile ransomware? And how does it function? WannaSmile ransomware is an encryption which has first emerged on November 16, 2017. According to security experts, it is a ransomware variant of zCrypt ransomware and seems to be targeting majority of the users in Farsi speaking regions. Just like a typical ransomware infection, WannaSmile is designed to encrypt its victims’

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Uninstall Bettersearch.co (Browser Hijacker)

Dec 5th 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Bettersearch.co? And how does it work? Bettersearch.co is yet another bogus search engine that mimics well-known search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Despite its attempts to copy these famous search engines, it is still categorized as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program. One of the reasons why it is considered to be a browser hijacker and a PUP is that

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How to Delete Terdot (Banking Trojan)

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

  What is Terdot? And how does it function? Terdot is a banking Trojan that first emerged on 2016. It is a variant of the notorious Zeus Trojan. However, on November 2017 researchers were able to discover an updated version of the Zeus variant which was caught spreading using phishing emails. This Trojan infection is designed as a customized MITM or man-in-the-middle proxy which is capa

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How to Obliterate Sexy Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is Sexy ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack? Sexy ransomware is the latest ransomware variant of the infamous GlobeImposter ransomware. Just like GlobeImposter, this new variant is designed to encrypt data on the infected device. This variant was first released on the month of November this year. Although its name is “Sexy”, there is nothing sexy or attractive ab

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How to Remove SpicySEARCH (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Dec 4th 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is SpicySEARCH? And how does it function? SpicySEARCH is a new browser extension for Google Chrome. It’s supposed to function as a search engine but it was later found that it was actually a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program that hijacks computers. Once it enters the system, it makes modifications on the Google Chrome browser – changing your default new tab

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Eliminating MaxiCrypt Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

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  What is MaxiCrypt ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? MaxiCrypt ransomware is a file-encrypting threat discovered by Michael Gillespie, a security researcher. This ransomware was first noticed on November 28, 2017 and is reported to arrive on the targeted computer as a corrupted Microsoft Word document. MaxiCrypt ransmoware is considered to be a mid-tier crypto-malware whi

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Wipe Out “All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked” scam (Tech Support Scam/Screen Locker)

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

  What is “All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked”? And how does it function? “All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked” is a new Windows-based tech support scam. It is an attempt by cyber criminals in tricking users into calling a bogus tech support number. This scam is not the usual tech support scam found on browsers as it locks the computer and instructs its victims to

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