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New Trojan Infects Your Computer When You Hover Over a Link

Jun 12th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Trojan Infects Your Computer When You Hover Over a Link

Most computers users know to avoid clicking on suspicious links on the internet. However, most computer users see no issue with just hovering over these links. Unfortunately, a new Trojan takes advantage of that fact to infect your PC. The malware was identified by Trend Micro as part of their investigation into a spam email campaign. Attackers would send out thousands of spam emails with innoc

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Deadly New Satana Ransomware Encrypts User Files and your Master Boot Record

Jul 4th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Deadly New Satana Ransomware Encrypts User Files and your Master Boot Record

When a ransomware calls itself “Satana”, you just know it’s going to be dangerous. True to its devilish name, Satana encrypts your user files and your master boot record to effectively lock down your PC and prevent you from booting into the OS. Satana, by the way, means Satan in Italian (and Romanian, for what it’s worth). Surprisingly, the malware appears to only be in the “in develo

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One in Three Pirate Websites Infected with Malware

Dec 19th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

One in Three Pirate Websites Infected with Malware

If you want to avoid malware on the internet, the first thing you should do is avoid pirate websites. A new report from Digital Citizens Alliance and RiskIQ states that users are 28 times more likely to get malware from a torrent website compared to a non-torrent website. The report also found that a whopping one in three torrent sites contains malware. And that 45% of the detected malware w

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New Secret Malware Wipes Your Hard Drive After Infection to Prevent Analysis

May 1st 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Secret Malware Wipes Your Hard Drive After Infection to Prevent Analysis

The best criminals leave no evidence. And just like the best criminals, the best viruses wipe the slate clean after an infection. Such is the case with a new secretive malware that is taking “extraordinary measures” to avoid detection and analysis. That new malware deletes all hard drive data and renders computers inoperable after an infection. The malware has been called “Rombertik”

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Beware AdwCleaner: Hackers Now Using Fake Version of Popular Software to Trick Users

Mar 18th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Beware AdwCleaner: Hackers Now Using Fake Version of Popular Software to Trick Users

AdwCleaner is a popular PC cleaning tool that genuinely cleans unwanted data from your computer. It works in a very similar way to PC Cleaner Pro. Unfortunately, AdwCleaner has come under attack in recent weeks – and through no fault of its own. AdwCleaner has fallen victim to its own popularity. Someone has created a malicious version of AdwCleaner and released it online. That malicious v

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Beware of Malicious Apps Being Delivered on Skype

Jan 10th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

A few updates ago, Skype added advertisements to its world-famous messaging software. Unfortunately, users are reporting that some of those advertisements are malicious and trying to trick users into downloading spyware. Skype’s advertisements appear at the top of the screen in the form of a banner as well as on the main “Home” page in the form of a square box advertisement. They’re rel

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New Apple Malware Called “Undetectable and Unstoppable”

Jan 9th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Apple Malware Called “Undetectable and Unstoppable”

A new type of Apple malware is being called “undetectable” and “unstoppable” by security researchers, putting further doubt in the belief that Apple is the safer, more secure operating system. The new malware is in the proof-of-concept stage at this point. Researchers have proved that this type of virus could exist, and it might already exist in the world, but nobody knows for sure. Wh

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New ‘Dridex’ Malware is Attacking PCs Around the World Using Microsoft Word

Nov 5th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New ‘Dridex’ Malware is Attacking PCs Around the World Using Microsoft Word

A new malware called Dridex is making its way around the world this week. Dridex uses a decade-old technique to infiltrate your PC and steal your online banking credentials. As with all online banking malware, Dridex has the potential to do a lot of damage. The malware installs itself through a macro buried inside a Microsoft Word document. That Word document features a spam email message. Wha

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Where Did Malware Come From? Learn a Brief History of Malware [Infographic]

Oct 20th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Where Did Malware Come From? Learn a Brief History of Malware [Infographic]

Malware is one of the only real dangers of using a computer. Normally, sitting in an office chair staring at an LCD display isn’t hazardous to your health. But when it comes to malware, that’s not the case. Malware can take pictures of you at your computer. It can drain your bank account. It can steal your data and ruin your life. Malware is evil. But have you ever stopped to wonder wher

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New Malware Infects European ATMs, Giving Criminals Easy Access to Cash

Oct 8th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Malware Infects European ATMs, Giving Criminals Easy Access to Cash

Some malware slows down your PC. Other malware steals all the money from your local bank. Today, we’re talking about the latter kind of malware. A group of European criminals recently rooted dozens of ATMs, giving themselves free access to the cash within. Kaspersky and Interpol released a joint statement earlier this week describing the new ATM-targeting malware. That malware is called Ty

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