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Skype goo.gl virus removal and prevention

Skype goo.gl virus removal and prevention

This post is going to provide the ins and outs of a malware distribution campaign that’s going on for years. What makes it so prolific is the fact that it involves the immensely popular Skype application along with the legitimate goo.gl URL shortening service. This combo happens to facilitate the distribution of various malware strains […]

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How to remove Speedup PC 2018 adware

How to remove Speedup PC 2018 adware

In the software world, the line between legitimacy and malignancy can be too thin to notice. There are applications that actually do most of what they claim, but their developers’ distribution methods are far from being white hat. The program called Speedup PC 2018 is in this gray area. It is a system optimizer that’s […]

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.Rapid ransomware decryptor and removal

.Rapid ransomware decryptor and removal

When it comes to ransomware, the word ‘rapid’ is no longer just a regular adjective. It also designates a blackmail virus infecting Windows computers on a fairly large scale since late January 2018. The crooks at the helm of this extortion wave appear to be Russians and operate quite a weird malspam campaign. Keep reading […]

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Gandcrab ransomware removal: how to decrypt GDCB virus

Gandcrab ransomware removal: how to decrypt GDCB virus

A new sophisticated strain of ransomware called GandCrab has been wreaking havoc since early February. It turned out to be revolutionary to an extent as it has pioneered in accepting altcoins for ransoms that no other blackmail malware family has used before. Furthermore, it boasts a diversified distribution routine that keeps evolving. What is the […]

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Remove Alpha Shoppers virus (alphashoppers.co) in Chrome/Mozilla/IE

Remove Alpha Shoppers virus (alphashoppers.co) in Chrome/Mozilla/IE

The line between regular browser extensions and adware may be too thin to recognize an impostor easily. The subtle outward differences make malvertising a prosperous business model as making new victims is as simple as ABC. The browser add-on called Alpha Shoppers is somewhere on the verge of the benign and the malicious, pursuing good […]

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Hermes 2.1 ransomware: how to recover .HRM files

Hermes 2.1 ransomware: how to recover .HRM files

The current state of the ransomware underground is versatile enough to spawn crypto infections whose objectives are blurred. The classic file-encrypting Trojans pursue the sole goal of ripping off their victims by making them pay ransoms for data recovery. Culprits like the Hermes 2.1 ransomware, though, are nastier than that. What is the Hermes 2.1 […]

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Get rid of Ransomware 2.0; Trojan.Win32.SendIP.15 scam redirects

Get rid of Ransomware 2.0; Trojan.Win32.SendIP.15 scam redirects

In theory, browser hijacking and social engineering are two standalone vectors of manipulating computer users into paying for something they don’t need. In practice, these two techniques are very often used in tandem and make a really toxic combo. The latter applies to the tech support scam revolving around pseudo infection with Ransomware 2.0; Trojan.Win32.SendIP.15 […]

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How to remove KillDisk ransomware (troj_killdisk.iub virus)

How to remove KillDisk ransomware (troj_killdisk.iub virus)

Some organizations headquartered in Latin America have recently felt the destructive impact of the new edition of the KillDisk ransomware. This strain gained notoriety for involvement in sabotage campaigns where infected companies’ proprietary data got erased without the slightest change for recovery. Learn how the latest variant of this virus acts and how to avoid […]

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