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Getting Rid of “You have won (1) Microsoft Gift today” Scam (Adware)

Jan 9th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is “You have won (1) Microsoft Gift today”? And how does it work? “You have one (1) Microsoft Gift today” is a well-known browser-based scam displayed by a rogue website. The scam claims that the visitor has won some prize such as an iPhone X, Xbox, Playstation 4, Samsung Galaxy, iPad or Surface. There is no truth to such claims as this is just another scam hell bent on deceiving u

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How to Uninstall ArcadeTab (Adware/PUP)

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

What is ArcadeTab? And how does it work? ArcadeTab is a browser extension which is published as a free app that can be integrated into Google Chrome and open access to entertainment all over the web. Here’s the description of this extension in the Chrome Web Store: “Get easy access to your favorite online games and classic games right on your new tab page. Rediscover the best collection

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How to Delete WebHelper (Adware/Malware)

Jan 8th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is WebHelper? And how does it function? WebHelper is categorized as an ad-supported program or adware that could enter your system silently using the utorrentie.exe and webhelper.dll processes. So if you are using uTorrent in downloading files like programs or movies, etc. WebHelper can open and play advertisements on the desktop of your computer which is definitely annoying.

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How to Get Rid of Microsoft Warning Alert (Tech Support Scam)

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

  What is Microsoft Warning Alert? And how does it work? Microsoft Warning Alert is another fraudulent alert that roams the web aiming to trick users into believing that their PCs are infected with some malicious pornographic spyware/riskware. To make it more convincing, the crooks behind this tech support scam even added some error code just like what you see in an error message from M

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Obliterating Mingc.exe Miner (Trojan Horse)

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

What is Mingc.exe? And how does it function? Mingc.exe is classified as a Trojan horse that exploits a victim’s CPU and GPU power of an infected PC to mine for digital currency such as Bitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, and so on. As soon as it enters the system, it will execute an autostart that will launch a VBScript called Browge.vbs which will download and run the Trojan miner on the infected PC.

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Erasing Geekto.net (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Jan 5th 2018 - by Jean-tech in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

  What is Geekto.net? And how does it function? Geekto.net is a Google-based search engine which claims to offer its users access to the latest news that are displayed in the web banner-like windows. And the more you scroll down the web page, the more new headlines it loads. Even though its search results are from Google, it doesn’t make Geekto.net a reliable search engine. Aside f

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Get Rid of Mozilla Firefox Error (Tech Support Scam/Adware)

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  What is Mozilla Firefox Critical Error? And how does it work? Mozilla Firefox Critical Error is another tech support scam aiming to trick computer users into believing that their personal data and banking information is in danger of getting leaked. When you come across this particular scam, you will be redirected to a red screen which has the message below: “Mozilla Firefox Criti

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How to Obliterate Heropoint Ransomware (Screen-locker/Ransomware)

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

  What is Heropoint ransomware? And how does it implement its attack? Heropoint ransomware is a file-encrypting threat that is still in its development phase which isn’t capable of encrypting files, YET. The only thing it does for now is to lock the affected computer’s screen where it displays the following message: “WHAT HAPPENED? Your precious files have been encrypted

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Uninstall FilmsNet Start (PUP/Adware)

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

  What is FilmsNet Start? And how does it function? FilmsNet Start is a browser extension for Google Chrome browser. This extension claims to provide free and unlimited access to movies, TV shows, reviews, trailers and so on – because of this, a lot of users are enticed to install this extension. However, what these users do not know is that FilmsNet Start is actually an adware and a

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

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

  What is MadBit ransomware? And how does it execute its attack? MadBit ransomware is a file-encrypting malware first observed on December 29, 2017. Based on the analysis made by security researchers, this crypto-malware is actually an original program that features snippets of open-source code. MadBit ransomware is designed to generate a unique pair of encryption and decryption keys

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