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Do we Live in a “Post Antivirus” World?

Do we Live in a “Post Antivirus” World?

Ten years ago, many people’s strategy for keeping their computers secure began and ended with installing some antivirus software and ensuring it was kept up to date. As anyone with even a passing interest in cybersecurity now knows, the days where that was wise are long gone. Antivirus software is still extremely important, and not […]

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Remove default-search.net virus in Chrome, Firefox and Explorer

Remove default-search.net virus in Chrome, Firefox and Explorer

Assigning custom Internet browsing settings is supposed to be the prerogative of every computer user. This is the main constituent of web browsers’ flexibility that’s so much appreciated these days. There are malicious applications, though, designed to make all the benefits of this feature go down the drain. The adware called Default-Search is one of […]

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Remove Bad Rabbit ransomware and recover encrypted files

Remove Bad Rabbit ransomware and recover encrypted files

A group of cybercriminals deployed the much-spoken-of NotPetya ransomware campaign in June this year, and now in October crooks, presumably a different crew, followed suit by launching the Bad Rabbit ransomware. The two appear to be very similar on the outside: both encrypt victims’ files and lock down their computers. However, when it comes to […]

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Remove DoubleLocker ransomware from Android device

Remove DoubleLocker ransomware from Android device

The concept of Android ransomware isn’t new, moreover, it has been on a steady rise throughout 2017. Most blackmail viruses targeting this mobile operating system lock the screen of infected devices and coerce users into paying up in order to reobtain the access. With the new sample called DoubleLocker, though, cybercriminals broke new ground as […]

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Remove Yoyodiy ransomware and recover encrypted files

Remove Yoyodiy ransomware and recover encrypted files

Users hit by the average ransomware threat are in a serious quandary due to the deep-level impact incurred as a result of these attacks. Cybercriminals have become quite professional at utilizing cryptography for malicious purposes, as is the case with the new ransom Trojan called Yoyodiy. It bypasses antimalware defenses when infiltrating a computer, encrypts […]

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Remove hbpix file virus downloaded by Chrome and Firefox

Remove hbpix file virus downloaded by Chrome and Firefox

There is an ongoing malware distribution wave that engages a clever drive-by download trick. Users have been reporting an issue where a suspicious file named ‘hbpix’ gets automatically downloaded during their web browsing sessions via Chrome or Firefox. This entity turns out to be a PUP tailored for ads serving and surreptitious tracking of user […]

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Remove Ykcol virus ransomware and recover .ykcol files

Remove Ykcol virus ransomware and recover .ykcol files

New version releases are a common thing in the ransomware underground. The prolific Locky strain is no exception. Less than a month since the previous iteration called Lukitus surfaced, the architects of this massive campaign have come up with an update. The brand new edition appends the .ykcol extension to ransomed data, hence its catalogued […]

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Decrypt .arena files virus and remove Arena ransomware

Decrypt .arena files virus and remove Arena ransomware

When a blackmail Trojan hits a computer, things get out of hand. The depth of impact depends on how professionally designed a specific strain is, including cryptographic strength and the way the infection handles encryption keys. The new Arena version of the CrySiS/Dharma ransomware is one of the ransomware species you don’t want to encounter. […]

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Delta email scam – beware of fake emails from delta@performanceair.com

Delta email scam – beware of fake emails from delta@performanceair.com

There aren’t many domains as sensitive for the average person as the services of airlines. People naturally want to stay on top of flight schedules as well as the status of booking transactions and payments. Online fraudsters couldn’t have possibly walked by this segment of economy. A recent scam, for instance, distributes malware by duping […]

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