‘.ezz File Extension’ Ransomware

Posted: January 21, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware is a Trojan that uses file encryption for blocking and then ransoming your data, including documents, images or even gaming files. Since reversing encryption is frequently difficult or impossible, malware experts heavily recommend including backup strategies in your work routine that can let you restore your files remotely. Removing the '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware always is best delegated to an anti-malware application. Threat Attacks with New Files but Old Stratagems The '.ezz File Extension' Ransomware is part of an emerging crop of...

ChatClap Ads

Posted: January 21, 2016 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
ChatClap is not a reliable chat client that you should use when you want to contact your friends. ChatClap is adware designed to generate revenue for its developers from your online activity. In theory, this tool should let you send messages to your friends straight from your desktop. Even if we leave aside that there are numerous reliable chat clients, there are still many reasons not to install ChatClap. First, ChatClap is almost useless because all of your friends also need to have ChatClap to receive your messages. And since ChatClap may not be legit, they will most likely not agree...

Buzzing Dhol

Posted: January 21, 2016 | Category: Possibly Unwanted Program | Threat Level: 1/10
When your browsers show advertisements with the particular slogan 'Powered by BuzzingDhol' or 'Generated by BuzzingDhol,' it means that there is adware in your system. Ads by BuzzingDhol comes in the form of a Web extension that may be compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Although this adware has no threatening codes, it is still not recommended to keep Ads by BuzzingDhol. The plugin may represent a system vulnerability. In the meantime, Ads by BuzzingDhol may annoy you by showing various intrusive commercial materials. BuzzingDhol is closely associated...

Exploit Kit Usage Spreading Malware and Ransomware Threats Surges in 2016

Posted: January 21, 2016 | Category: Cybersecurity
Hackers and cybercrooks are fundamentally a constant force that cannot be stopped no matter what protection measures are put in place. With that said, it is no surprise to us that the usage of aggressive exploit kits containing sophisticated malware has spiked at the start of 2016. We have said it time and time again, with each New Year we will have an exponential increase in malware threats and hackers who feed the malicious channels of the Internet with their latest malware concoction. In feeding those channels, the creation and spreading of exploit kits have surged to new heights...

‘System-health-report.info’ Pop-Ups

Posted: January 20, 2016 | Category: Browser Hijackers
System-health-report.info is a questionable site that has been created with the sole purpose of taking money from its visitors. It is related to a browser hijacker, which explains why your Web client may load System-health-report.info automatically. The page doesn't try to infect you with some information-collecting parasite. In fact, System-health-report.info claims that you are already infected with various Trojans such as Win32/Madang.A. As soon as you find yourself on this site, you may see a series of aggressive pop-ups, which list all kinds of problems supposedly found on your...

Ads by Mgid

Posted: January 20, 2016 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Mgid is an adware program that makes browser changes for promoting its content, in some scenarios, automatically. Although the symptoms of Mgid are as overt as those of most adware products, Mgid rarely is responsive to standard uninstall procedures and may try to hide its files or settings changes from you. If you're having issues with removing Mgid, anti-adware products can scan your computer, including the Registry and other, equally essential system components, and delete Mgid automatically. The Bugbear in Your Advertising Ecosystem Specialized features like strictly delineated...

‘.ecc File Extension’ Ransomware

Posted: January 20, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The '.ecc File Extension' Ransomware is a threat that encrypts your files, making them unusable in the process, after which the '.ecc File Extension' Ransomware attempts to sell its victims an expensive decryption service being run by its admins. There is a high likelihood of the '.ecc File Extension' Ransomware removing local backup information simultaneously, but remote backups are a free alternative to using a file decryptor. Dedicated anti-malware tools always should be involved with uninstalling the '.ecc File Extension' Ransomware. The New Scope of Targets for Modern Ransomware...

‘.xyz File Extension’ Ransomware

Posted: January 20, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The '.xyz File Extension' Ransomware is a recent file encryptor that may be an update of TeslaCrypt. The '.xyz File Extension' Ransomware scans for files on your PC, uses an encryption routine to block them from opening and sells a decryption service to its victims. Since there is a significant degree of unreliability in paying file decrypting ransoms, preferable countermeasures include using robust backups and having anti-malware tools capable of identifying and removing the '.xyz File Extension' Ransomware (or its installer) before its payload can initiate. The ABCs of an XYZ Ransom...

‘.aaa File Extension’ Ransomware

Posted: January 20, 2016 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The '.aaa File Extension' Ransomware is an estimated variant of CryptoWall Ransomware, a file encryptor that holds your computer's data for ransom. Like its ancestor and similar file encryptors, the '.aaa File Extension' Ransomware makes automatic modifications of files that rearrange their data and make them inaccessible to their associated applications. Due to the inherent difficulty of reversing these attacks directly, malware experts always recommend using backups to protect your files; meanwhile, your anti-malware products can delete the '.aaa File Extension' Ransomware from your...

StrataBeauty Ads

Posted: January 20, 2016 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
StrataBeauty is a questionable ad-supported extension that should theoretically provide you with precious health and beauty advice. However, showing tips on these subjects is not all this application does. StrataBeauty also may overwhelm available Web clients with commercial materials. StrataBeauty may affect Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer simultaneously. The ads that StrataBeauty may place everywhere on the sites may take different shapes. You may find an unusually large number of pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads, sponsored videos, transitional ads and...

Trojan.Injector.CAJK

Posted: January 19, 2016 | Category: Trojans
Trojan.Injector.CAJK is a threat that may allow its operators to perform a series of harmful operations on infected computers. When it comes to such destructive cyber threats, it is always better to prevent their access rather than to fix your PC after it has been compromised. To guard yourself, you need to know how Trojan.Injector.CAJK may take control of your system. It may rely on long-known methods with proven efficiency. Most commonly, the Trojan may spread its harmful codes in case you open some corrupt email attachment or download fake software updates. If another cyber threat has...

‘Confidentialsurveys.co’ Pop-Ups

Posted: January 19, 2016 | Category: Browser Hijackers
If your Web client redirects you towards the 'Confidentialsurveys.co' pop-ups automatically, then it is infected with a browser hijacker. This page doesn't host threatening software, but it tries to benefit third-parties and not the visitor. The 'Confidentialsurveys.co' pop-ups may offer various surveys to gather statistical data. It may ask questions about large international platforms that many people use regularly. However, there is no proof whatsoever that the surveys are requested or paid by the sites to which they relate. The owners may attempt to sell this data later on. To motivate...

Trojan.Spy:Win32/Pstsca

Posted: January 19, 2016 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Trojan.Spy:Win32/Pstsca is threatening spyware that may harvest your information without leaving any clues. Trojan.Spy:Win32/Pstsca developers may use it to browse your hard disks as if they were the administrators. They may collect any file that may serve them somehow. Trojan.Spy:Win32/Pstsca also may function as a keylogger, recording the keys that you press during your surfing sessions. With the help of complex algorithms, the hackers may find out which sites you were viewing while typing the particular sequence. As a result, they may obtain your usernames and passwords. You can only...

Trojan:Win32/Dhodare

Posted: January 19, 2016 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Trojan:Win32/Dhodare is a Trojan infection that may put at risk both the files on your PC and your online credentials. In some cases, Trojan:Win32/Dhodare may even cause system damage. The behavior of Trojan:Win32/Dhodare depends solely on the instructions that its operators transmit. In any case, however, an infection with Trojan:Win32/Dhodare will make it unsafe to use your machine. The hackers behind this threat may spread it via a few different tactics. They may send it directly to you via email. The culprits have means to obtain large lists of emails, belonging to real people. If you...

Ads by Savings Play

Posted: January 19, 2016 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Savings Play is a typical adware extension that promises to save you money by showing you various discounts and special offers. Savings Play may inject various commercial materials in all available browsers. You may distinguish them easily because they may have the slogan 'Generated by Savings Play' or simply 'Ads by Savings Play.' Not all of the PC users who have this plugin have downloaded it intentionally. In fact, the official site doesn't let the visitors download the adware easily. First, they need to fill a registration form and verify their email addresses, which may discourage the...

MP3Spun

Posted: January 18, 2016 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
MP3Spun is a software utility that claims to allow users to search, download, and stream music for free directly from their Web browser. This offer may sound tempting, especially considering that all this happens while you use your Web browser, and you don't have to bother launching 3rd-party music players and similar tools. However, the MP3Spun utility isn't as helpful as its authors say, and you may end up very disappointed if you opt to install MP3Spun. The claims that MP3Spun is free aren't exactly true – you just don't pay the price with money. Users who agree to install MP3Spun...

Win32.Viking.JJ

Posted: January 18, 2016 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Win32.Viking.JJ is a computer threat that may take advantage of multiple distribution techniques to infect as many computers as possible. Experts in the cyber security field identify Win32.Viking.JJ as a Trojan dropper that may allow con artists to drop additional threats to the computers infected with a strain of the Win32.Viking.JJ Trojan. One of the scariest things about this threat is that its victims may not notice that there's something strange happening on their PCs. Win32.Viking.JJ disguises its processes and files, and they may imitate legitimate Windows services and processes....

Dunik

Posted: January 18, 2016 | Category: Trojans
Dunik is a Trojan dropper that may install other threat or unwanted software onto your PC automatically. Because of its nature as a distribution tool for other threats, detections of Dunik should be followed up by deep system scans that can identify anything else that may have been installed by this Trojan. Based on its history of evading uninstallation efforts, malware experts recommend only using updated, reliable anti-malware products and proper disinfection support strategies for removing Dunik. Just a Drop of Trojan Trouble Dunik is a Trojan widely used as an enabler for other...

‘Google.freegiveaways-cm.xyz’ Pop-Ups

Posted: January 18, 2016 | Category: Browser Hijackers
Google.freegiveaways-cm.xyz is a misleading domain that offers non-existent rewards to its visitors. This site may become the homepage of your Web clients automatically because it is related to a browser hijacker. These harmful add-ons may attach firmly to all available browsers, after which they may proceed with a series of annoying changes that don't benefit the user. You may provide the browser hijacker related to Google.freegiveaways-cm.xyz with access to your PC when you install freeware. Some cost-free applications may promote additional tools for a commission. The good news is that...

Express Player

Posted: January 18, 2016 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 2/10
Express Player is an application that may attract your interest easily with a set of good-looking features. Express Player is promoted as a free media player with a user-friendly design, which may be compatible with dozens of file formats. Moreover, the developers of this software assure the PC users that they can use it to watch free movies online. The last function may not work properly, but you may be able to launch some video files via Express Player. The problem with this application doesn't cover only the fact that Express Player may not behave as you expect. The main issue is that...
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