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How to remove Funny Searching (funnysearching.com) virus

How to remove Funny Searching (funnysearching.com) virus

Web search is probably the greatest thing invented since the Internet became ubiquitous. However, popularity of an arbitrary service often spawns abuse and manipulations, as is the case with the Funny Searching browser hijacker. It forces those infected to visit funnysearching.com website off and on. The worst part about this interference is that users are […]

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Beware of BigPond email scam

Beware of BigPond email scam

Fake account suspension email notifications from BigPond are aimed at defrauding users of their personally identifiable information, including financial details. Having originally started several years ago, this hoax is on the rise again as of April 2017. Unsuspecting BigPond customers are misinformed of allegedly incorrect billing information and instructed to update it via a rogue […]

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Remove Initialpage123 virus in Chrome, Firefox and IE

Remove Initialpage123 virus in Chrome, Firefox and IE

There is hardly any novelty introduced by the Initialpage123 hijacker. It goes basically the same route as entry-level malware whose impact is isolated to victims’ Internet surfing environment. The invariable idea is to get control of web browsers detected on a target system in order to force hits to Initialpage123.com. Ultimately, this scheme boils down […]

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“Zeus Virus Detected”: Windows Defender Alert scam removal

“Zeus Virus Detected”: Windows Defender Alert scam removal

Tech support scams pose a rising threat to computer users these days. At some point, ne’er-do-wells operating in the online realm realized that social engineering does the trick in the context of their stratagems almost as effectively as rogue AVs and straightforward extortion through ransomware. All it takes is hijacking a target user’s web browser […]

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Secure Surf (secure-surf.net) virus removal in Chrome, Firefox and IE

Secure Surf (secure-surf.net) virus removal in Chrome, Firefox and IE

The stereotypical profile of the average computer virus usually circles around stealth behavior and critical damage combined with adverse side effects. This perception doesn’t fully apply to malware that affects web browsers. Ad-serving digital culprits and hijackers like Secure Surf tend to have a low impact on target computers, but the frustration ensuing from their […]

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No_more_ransom: ransomware decrypter and removal [gayferber@gmail.com upd. 2017]

No_more_ransom: ransomware decrypter and removal [gayferber@gmail.com upd. 2017]

The data-encrypting malware called Shade, which scrambles and blemishes victims’ files with the .no_more_ransom extension, definitely doesn’t lack sophistication. Also known as Troldesh, this digital contagion employs the AES cryptographic algorithm robustly enough to thwart brute-forcing, so anyone infected is confronted with a dilemma of paying the ransom or losing their important files. What is […]

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Remove Launchpage.org virus from Chrome, Firefox and IE

Remove Launchpage.org virus from Chrome, Firefox and IE

Almost like regular goods, Internet traffic is a commodity that’s subject to buying and selling these days. Online marketing is a great thing contributing to the success of various merchants and other interesting parties, but unfortunately it’s got a shady side. Some cybercrooks, such as those behind the Launchpage.org malvertising wave, engage in intercepting traffic […]

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Ads by Leadbolt removal from Android device

Ads by Leadbolt removal from Android device

Mobile gadgets are less susceptible to malware attacks than desktop computers, but they are shaping up to make an environment increasingly targeted by threat actors. No wonder – the user base and attack surface are potentially huge, which is a lure that crooks couldn’t possibly ignore. The app called Leadbolt is an Android adware sample […]

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.DOT file virus: spam delivering malicious .dot extension attachments

.DOT file virus: spam delivering malicious .dot extension attachments

An ongoing malspam campaign spreads malicious .dot files claiming to contain sensitive information about recipients. The emails look targeted as they address users by name and even provide their home address. However, the password-protected .dot entities attached to these messages are actually linked to a malware botnet distributing the Crypt0L0cker ransomware. What is the .dot […]

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Dharma ransomware: decrypt .dharma and [crannbest@foxmail.com].wallet files

Dharma ransomware: decrypt .dharma and [crannbest@foxmail.com].wallet files

The ransomware plague is on the rise these days. File-encrypting viruses come and go, but new ones take over to prop the inheritance. One such family is probably the most dynamic one to date. Originally referred to as the CrySiS strain, it morphed into Dharma in late fall 2016. Encrypting victims’ data and appending the […]

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