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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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.java ransomware decryptor: [decrypthelp@qq.com] Dharma virus removal

.java ransomware decryptor: [decrypthelp@qq.com] Dharma virus removal

The ransomware lineage codenamed Dharma, or CrySiS, is one of the progenitors of the present-day landscape of file-encrypting viruses. It is one of the few that continue to be updated on a regular basis despite the overall decline in this type of online extortion recorded lately. The most recent variant speckles encrypted files with the […]

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How to remove chromesearch.club redirect virus

How to remove chromesearch.club redirect virus

There is an ongoing wave of browser hijacks that plagues computers in a bid to generate traffic monetization revenue through fraudulent means. The PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) referred to as chromesearch.club is the latest link in this chain that seems to last unstoppably. Preceded by such infections as chromesearch.win and chromesearch.today, the culprit in question […]

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Get rid of SearchAwesome ads virus in Chrome, Firefox and IE

Get rid of SearchAwesome ads virus in Chrome, Firefox and IE

With the present-day ubiquity of ecommerce, it may be hard to tell the wheat from the chaff. Some online marketing strategies are built in compliance with guidelines and don’t raise any red flags, while others thrive at the expense of user experience. This tutorial explains why SearchAwesome ads refer to the latter cluster. What is […]

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