Ad.yieldmanager.com

Posted: June 6, 2006 | Category: Tracking Cookies | Threat Level: 1/10
Screenshot Ad.yieldmanager.com, adyieldmanager.com or yieldmanager.com, is a tracking cookie designed to keep track of how many times you visit a website and how long you stay, your browser type, your IP address, and other web surfing activities which are sent back to the cookie's host site. Generally, cookies are not dangerous in nature. Cookies are even helpful since they allow websites to store user preferences (login credentials, personalize web pages, etc.). Yet there are cookies that are used for malicious purposes. In the wrong hands, a cookie can be harmful and turn into a...

Cerber Ransomware

Posted: November 30, -0001 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The Cerber Ransomware is a file encryptor that takes your data hostage for the sake of selling it back in return for Bitcoin currency. The general unreliability of this means of saving your files causes it to be discouraged as a solution when, instead, a sufficiently sound backup strategy can make the Cerber Ransomware's attacks relatively ineffectual. Due to the danger that the Cerber Ransomware poses to your system, data, and Web browser, malware analysts rate the Cerber Ransomware as a significant threat that should be uninstalled by dedicated anti-malware tools. Making Deals with...

Stack Player

Posted: November 30, -0001 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 7/10
Stack Player is an unreliable media player that the experts classify as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). There are various negative aspects that should make you think twice before permitting the installation of this application. First, Stack Player may not perform as promised. You may experience a lot of bugs, errors or other glitches. Second, Stack Player is supported by rather intrusive Web commercials, which may make your surfing sessions less enjoyable. Unfortunately, it is not often easy to prevent the loading of this PUP. Its official page is responsible for a minor part of its...

Jyhjyy.top

Posted: November 30, -0001 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
If the first site you see after launching your Web client is Jyhjyy.top, then you may be infected with a browser hijacker. This platform may not be reliable. The suspicious page offers a custom Google search and buttons for fast access to various third-party sites. Some of the links may open safe and famous places like Facebook, Amazon or YouTube, but others may transfer you to shady pages that may be unsafe. If Jyhjyy.top has become your homepage without you setting it up manually, then the change is caused by a dubious extension. Jyhjyy.top might have come when you installed some...

SpringFiles

Posted: November 30, -0001 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 1/10
SpringFiles is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), which has been developed by a little-known company called Via Advertising Group Ltd. The application is advertised as a helpful download manager, which should allow you to find any software that you want very quickly. However, you have more than a few reasons not to use it. First of all, SpringFiles is associated with some aggressive ads that can be found in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. According to Via Advertising Group Ltd, the presence of the commercial materials is necessary to keep the license of their tool...

NavSmart

Posted: November 30, -0001 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
If you notice an extension called 'NavSmart' in your browsers, you may be in trouble. This add-on serves as a browser hijacker that also may exhibit typical adware traits. The main function of NavSmart is to change the configuration of your Web clients in a way that will benefit its developers. Shortly after NavSmart reaches your system, you may notice a variety of changes in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. This browser hijacker will not ask you explicitly for any of them. The dubious add-on may delete your old homepage and replace it with Navsmart.info. This page may...

‘.locky File Extension’ Ransomware

Posted: November 30, -0001 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The '.locky File Extension' Ransomware is a Trojan that uses file encryption-based ransom schemes to extract money from its victims. Countering any file encryptor-based infection requires removing the threat before you take any other actions for restoring any data that might have been damaged by its payload. Besides using anti-malware tools for removing the '.locky File Extension' Ransomware, malware experts always recommend keeping multiple backups for quick and reliable recovery of any damaged files. The Newest in File Lockdowns for Cash The '.locky File Extension' Ransomware is a...

OnlineMapFinder

Posted: November 30, -0001 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 5/10
OnlineMapFinder is a potentially unwanted application that may install a potentially unwanted Ask.com powered toolbar. As part of the download process for the toolbar, the computer user may be provided with the option to reset the default homepage and/or reset the new tab page to an Ask homepage and a new tab page. This may provide relevant links and results when the PC user makes a search request in the Web browser address bar, or if his browser address (DNS) request is invalid, misspelled or incorrectly formatted. OnlineMapFinder may locate a search box within the toolbar which may...

Cantix.A

Posted: November 30, -0001 | Category: Worms | Threat Level: 5/10

From Doc to Pdf Toolbar

Posted: November 30, -0001 | Category: Bad Toolbars | Threat Level: 1/10
From Doc to Pdf Toolbar is a Potentially Unwanted Program that's installed as a browser add-on that supposedly provides various benefits such as file type conversions, but, in reality, only offers redirects to Conduit Ltd-affiliated sites and other unnecessary changes to your browser. Search.conduit.com -based toolbars like the From Doc to Pdf Toolbar often will change your homepage, display advertisements or redirect your online searches without providing any meaningful Web-browsing advantages. As such, From Doc to Pdf Toolbar and similar PUPs almost always should be uninstalled to...

HackTool:Win32/Keygen

Posted: November 30, -0001 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
HackTool:Win32/Keygen is a malicious tool that generates keys (special codes) for illegally-obtained versions of various software products. HackTool:Win32/Keygen may initially seem beneficial but it does pose a threat to PC security as it may cause system malfunctions. HackTool:Win32/Keygen may put a computer user at risk of using software that is illegally registered. Because the HackTool:Win32/Keygen infection could generate the code to register warez or software that was never purchased, the programs may run without essential updates causing further software issues. Failing to...

Reveton

Posted: August 14, 2012 | Category: Ransomware
Screenshot Reveton is a ransomware Trojan that hijacks your browser to display a fake legal alert while Reveton also locks down your computer. Because Reveton's pop-up alerts often use country-specific references to various legal agencies, Reveton may appear legitimate at first glance, but Reveton simply is a way for criminals to milk money out of PC users by accusing them of random crimes. Standard pop-up alerts from Reveton are recognizable members of the widespread ' Ukash Virus ' family, which SpywareRemove.com malware experts have noted are especially common in Europe, although other countries...

MyStart by Incredibar

Posted: January 18, 2012 | Category: Bad Toolbars | Threat Level: 5/10
Screenshot MyStart by Incredibar is an adware program that displays advertisements. While similar adware plugins have been known to be bundled with freely-distributed programs, malware experts have also caught websites using browser exploits to install MyStart sans any other software. If you notice symptoms of the presence of Incredibar's MyStart while you browse the web, you should remove MyStart with anti-malware software that can delete all of MyStart without difficulties, including its Registry-based components. Normal software removal methods have been confirmed to fail on MyStart, although,...

‘You Have 48 Hours to Pay the Fine’ Ransomware

Posted: February 18, 2013 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
Screenshot 'You Have 48 Hours to Pay the Fine' Ransomware is ransomware that locks your computer and recommends that you transfer money to a third-party to restore your PC. Instead of rewarding criminals for their malware-coding crimes, SpywareRemove.com malware experts suggest deleting 'You Have 48 Hours to Pay the Fine' Ransomware with a traditional anti-malware product from a trustworthy brand. Most ransomware-based PC threats like 'You Have 48 Hours to Pay the Fine' Ransomware are incapable of penalizing you for failing to pay their fines – even if, just like 'You Have 48 Hours To Pay The...

PowerLocky Ransomware

Posted: July 25, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
PowerLocky is a dangerous file-encrypting Trojan that combines the codes of Locky ransomware and PowerWare ransomware . It uses complex AES ciphers to make the user's file unreadable. The cyber threat keeps them hostage until the victim agrees to pay a fee, which is technically a ransom. Unless you do it, you may lose your precious personal data forever. However, you should keep in mind that the hackers may leave your PC as it is even if they receive your money. The experts advise against following their instructions. Instead of wondering how to fix your system after PowerLocky enters,...

Anatel Ransomware

Posted: July 22, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The Anatel Ransomware is a Trojan that encrypts your files, such as documents and movies, and holds them hostage until its administrators transfer the decryption password to you. Most con artists use these attacks to bargain for ransom payments through an untraceable cryptocurrency, with malware analysts rating Brazilian residents as being especially at risk from the Anatel Ransomware campaign. Standard recovery tactics for this threat include removing the Anatel Ransomware, like any threatening software, with appropriate anti-malware tools, followed by restoring your encrypted content from...

CrypMIC Ransomware

Posted: July 21, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The CrypMIC Ransomware is a Trojan that encrypts the contents of your computer, including any network-accessible drives, and loads a ransom message afterward. Unlike most file encryption Trojans, the CrypMIC Ransomware does not flag any affected files by giving them new or modified names. Dependable data recovery should use non-local backups not accessible by the Trojan at the time of the infection, and your anti-malware products can remove the CrypMIC Ransomware from your PC. A New Trojan that may Seem Familiar Both recycling resources and mimicking other programs regularly are...

Bitcoinrush Ransomware

Posted: July 20, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The Bitcoinrush Ransomware is a file encryptor that encodes your data that it isolates by specific formats with the expectation that its victims will pay a Bitcoin ransom to get their information restored. Symptoms of the Bitcoinrush Ransomware being confirmed by malware analysts include changes to the desktop wallpaper, as well as to file names and sizes. You should not pay the ransom, and removing the Bitcoinrush Ransomware with anti-malware protocols followed by enacting other data retrieval steps is the recommended recovery strategy. The Continuing Rush to Filling Bitcoin Accounts...

‘Payfornature@india.com’ Ransomware

Posted: July 20, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The Payfornature@india.com Ransomware (also identified as PayForNature Ransomware) is a file encoding Trojan that uses data encryption as a method of extorting money from any affected victims. You can protect against these data 'hostage-taking' attacks by keeping regular, non-local backups. While anti-malware suites typically don't include any built-in decryption features, you still can remove the Payfornature@india.com Ransomware, and then use any of the free resources recommended in this article for recovering your information. Traveling to India for Encrypted Files Profit in the...

Holycrypt Ransomware

Posted: July 20, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The HolyCrypt Ransomware is a Trojan that encrypts the contents of an infected PC and loads a ransom note demanding payments in exchange for giving you back your data. In addition to recognizing the easily-visible symptoms of such attacks, you can protect your files by backing them up to locations the HolyCrypt Ransomware can't access. Even if you choose not to recover your information, malware experts can't endorse any response to the HolyCrypt Ransomware that doesn't entail using appropriate anti-malware products for uninstalling it. A Holy Terror for Your Hard Drives Incentive...

Ranscam Ransomware

Posted: July 14, 2016 | Category: Ransomware
The Ranscam Ransomware is a Trojan that uses fake encryption threats for forcing its victims into making cash transfers to con artists-controlled Bitcoin accounts. Because the Ranscam Ransomware deletes your data, rather than encrypting it, paying its ransoms offers no benefit. While most network security standards appear to be mitigating this threat's distribution, malware analysts still advise keeping dedicated anti-malware products available for uninstalling the Ranscam Ransomware before it can finish removing any files. Running Headlong into a New Trojan's Trickery Creating...

Stampado Ransomware

Posted: July 14, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The Stampado Ransomware is a Trojan that uses the AES encryption for encoding your files and preventing you from opening them. The highly visible symptoms of the Stampado Ransomware attacks include automatically-loaded pop-up messages for processing its ransoms, as well as renamed format tags on all affected data. Because the Stampado Ransomware may deliver itself through a variety of vectors, malware experts advise keeping general anti-malware precautions available for finding or removing the Stampado Ransomware before it causes any damage. A Bull Rush of Cheap Threats to the Market...

CTB-Faker

Posted: July 12, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
CTB-Faker is a Trojan that imitates the attacks of a file encryption program while, in reality, it uses simpler techniques than encryption for holding your data hostage. Like a real file encryptor Trojan, CTB-Faker's attacks are meant to force you to pay money for retrieving the contents of your PC, although other data restoration options always are the recommendation of malware experts. Although you may wish to reserve some quarantined samples for researchers in the PC security industry, you always should let your anti-malware products remove CTB-Faker and take any steps needed afterward...

BitStak Ransomware

Posted: July 11, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The BitStak Ransomware is a Trojan that encrypts the contents of specific directories on your PC and then displays an image asking you to pay for decryption assistance. Since the BitStak Ransomware includes an extensive range of folders under its attacks, malware experts advise using backups kept on a separate drive or server to recover from this threat. Even if you don't need to decrypt your data, an appropriate response to this Trojan's symptoms always should include using anti-malware programs for removing the BitStak Ransomware in totality. A Campaign for Scrambled File Names and...

Microsoft Decryptor Ransomware

Posted: July 8, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The Microsoft Decryptor Ransomware is a Trojan that attacks the non-essential files of your PC by encrypting them forcibly, and then delivering ransom messages for how to pay for reversing the attack. Due to con artists often failing to provide real decryption help in return for the ransoms paid, malware researchers don't encourage making such payments, whenever any other options are practical. Whatever your choices may be regarding data restoration, never try to remove the Microsoft Decryptor Ransomware without help from a dedicated anti-malware product. The Newest Threat Enacting Old...

CryptoFinancial Ransomware

Posted: July 8, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The CryptoFinancial Ransomware is a Trojan that contrives symptoms typical of a file encryption attack while its real payload just erases data. As with an actual file encryptor, preventative security standards, along with strict backup schedules are essential elements in limiting the CryptoFinancial Ransomware's capacity for causing damage. When prevention fails, malware experts only can endorse removing the CryptoFinancial Ransomware with anti-malware tools immediately before it can erase any additional content. How Threats Finances Themselves with False Pretenses Even Trojans...

Pizzacrypts Ransomware

Posted: July 8, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The PizzaCrypts Ransomware encodes your PC's data with an encryption algorithm while also adding changes to individual file names for visibility purposes. Such attacks are intended to acquire funds through ransoms paid in return for a decoder, although doing so is not always a reliable means of data recovery. PC owners facing such attacks should protect their PC's contents with proper backup storage, and anti-malware tools capable of removing the PizzaCrypts Ransomware on sight. A Slice of Trouble Downloaded for Free In 2016, exploit kits are taking a back seat in the ransomware...

Alfa Ransomware

Posted: July 7, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The Alfa Ransomware is a Trojan that encrypts the files on your PC and uses ransom demands for extracting money for a decryption service after the fact. Currently estimated as being made by the same threat actors responsible for the Cerber Ransomware , the Alfa Ransomware includes similar features, and, like that older Trojan, has no freeware-based decryptor option. As with most cases of threatening file encryption, malware experts recommend keeping remotely stored backups to mitigate an attack and using your specialized anti-malware products for removing the Alfa Ransomware. The...

SZFLocker Ransomware

Posted: July 5, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
SZFLocker is an advanced Polish cyber threat that may restrict your access to all of your valuable files. This Trojan falls into the category of ransomware parasites. They can cause substantial system damage. SZFLocker uses complex encryption mechanisms that modify the core structure of the files, which makes them unreadable. The encryption can be reversed by a special key, which the hackers are only willing to release if you pay a hefty ransom. Although being very complex in terms of coding, this cyber threat doesn't use some unseen distribution mechanisms. It is relatively easy to keep...
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