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Terminating Cezar Ransomware

Sep 4th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Virus Removal | 0 Comment

What is Cezar ransomware? And how does it attack the targeted computer? Cezar ransomware is a file-encrypting virus and a variant of the Dharma crypto-malware family. It has similarities with the Crysis ransomware with the way it was programmed. It could render your files useless by appending .cezar or .cesar file extensions. Followed by the completion of the data encryption, the virus drops

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How to Eliminate FlatChestWare Ransomware

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What is FlatChestWare ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack?   FlatChestWare is an encryption ransomware Trojan designed to encrypt files. It was first observed by security analysts in the last week of August 2017. This ransomware infection is based on the open source platform, HiddenTear which was commonly used by cyber criminals in creating file-encrypting threats. Fla

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5 Fast Facts You Need to Know About the Dangerous New “NotPetya” Ransomware

Jun 28th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

5 Fast Facts You Need to Know About the Dangerous New “NotPetya” Ransomware

This past week, a ransomware attack called “NotPetya” attacked targets around the world – particularly in Ukraine and Russia. Find out everything you need to know about this dangerous new NotPetya ransomware – including how to stop it. What is It? NotPetya appears to be a derivative of Petya, a ransomware virus that spread last year. However, many people argue that it has more in common

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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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Ransomware Threats Reach Critical Mass, More Prevalent Today Than Ever Before

Mar 25th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Ransomware Threats Reach Critical Mass, More Prevalent Today Than Ever Before

There has been a surge in ransomware extortion attacks over the past year. Now, security researchers are saying that we’ve reached a critical mass for ransomware. In other words, you’re more at risk for a ransomware attack today than you have ever been in the past. In years gone by, ransomware targeted individual users. Today, we’ve seen a surge of attacks against organizations, includ

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CryptoWall Isn’t Disappearing: It’s becoming Stronger

Jan 2nd 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

In 2014, CryptoLocker terrorized our computers with horrific ransomware. Then, after CryptoLocker was shut down, CryptoWall was released, which terrorized our computers even more. At first, CryptoWall looked like it would be a shoddy knockoff version of CryptoLocker. It had serious vulnerabilities which made it easy to defeat: even if you didn’t pay the $200 ransom. But instead of dying of

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New Hampshire Town Hit With Devastating Ransomware Attack

Jun 13th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Hampshire Town Hit With Devastating Ransomware Attack

A few days ago, most people had never heard of a New Hampshire town called Durham. Today, that’s still the case, although a few more people have heard about Durham. Durham has made headlines recently after the town’s police department was attacked by hackers. Specifically, hackers installed ransomware on the police department’s records computer and are demanding a fee of $600 USD or 60

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How to Remove CryptoLocker and Other Ransomware Viruses

Mar 13th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Uncategorized | 0 Comment

How to Remove CryptoLocker and Other Ransomware Viruses

Ransomware is incredibly evil. Unfortunately, it’s also incredibly common. Ransomware locks down your computer and prevents you from accessing important files or functions. Popular ransomware viruses like CryptoLocker even encrypt your valuable files and then try to charge you $300 to remove that encryption. Unfortunately, these are the most effective viruses around when it comes to steali

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What is ransomware and why is it so dangerous for my PC?

Sep 6th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Computer Help | 0 Comment

What is ransomware and why is it so dangerous for my PC?

You may have heard of the term ransomware in recent months. Ransomware attacks have been rising at an alarming pace, and many computer users have been infected with frustrating ransomware problems. But what is ransomware? And what can the average PC user do to fix their PC after being attacked by ransomware? Keep reading to find out! What is ransomware? Ransomware is a new type of computer virus

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