Qword Browser

Posted: November 5, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
Qword Browser is a stand-alone Web client that is based on the Chromium platform. Its developers have made efforts to advertise their product as a more reliable browser than the popular Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Allegedly, this program should increase your downloading speed, shield you from unsafe pages and offer free cloud storage. In reality, Qword Browser is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may not meet the expectations of its clients. The primary reason the users may not enjoy this application is that it may show too many commercial materials. What...

Updated Tinba Banking Botnet Aggressively Attacks Russian Banking Institutions

Posted: November 5, 2015 | Category: Malware News
An ongoing campaign has been detected to target several Russian banking institutions in the recent days from what appears to be an aggressive botnet attack. The cybercriminals behind the efforts of attacking Russian banks and various payment service providers were found by Dell SecureWorks to be using a sophisticated botnet called Tinba , which is a banking Trojan similar to the famous Zeus threat we have covered to no end. The Tinba 2.0 banking Trojan horse, technically a botnet, masquerades in its second iteration as a threat that has previously focused its efforts to attack...

DeskFavorites Ads

Posted: November 4, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
DeskFavorites is an application with adware capabilities that may not help you in any way. In the meantime, it may change the performance of the available Web clients in a negative way, so the best thing you can do is to keep if away from your PC. The functionality of DeskFavorites is very limited: it promises to let you store the links to your favorite webpages for a later viewing. However, this feature may not make your browsing experience a more enjoyable process for one simple reason – all browsers already offer this function. You can easily bookmark the sites that interest you, no...

‘Hardware92.xyz’ Pop-Ups

Posted: November 4, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
The 'Hardware92.xyz' pop-ups are not the typical advertising elements that may annoy you as you surf the web. These notifications may be unsafe. They may be deceptive, and if you trust them, the consequences may be detrimental to your system. The 'Hardware92.xyz' pop-ups inform you that your Adobe Flash Player is outdated. This program is very popular, so the chances are that you have it installed on your PC. What is more, the developers of the real Adobe products release newer versions on a regular basis. As a result, you may assume the 'Hardware92.xyz' messages are legit. These deceptive...

Search.top-arama.com

Posted: November 4, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Search.top-arama.com is an unreliable and potentially dangerous search engine. For security reasons, you should not use it at all. This platform is not among the sites that PC users visit intentionally. People report that search.top-arama.com may appear automatically as the homepage of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. This is a clear sign of the presence of some browser hijacker in the system. These tiny applications may attach towards all of the currently available browsers in the form of an extension. Although they typically appear in the list of currently active...

Firstsputnik.ru

Posted: November 4, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Firstsputnik.ru is a site associated with browser-hijacking attacks, similarly to the Bicololo campaigns distributing their threats as fake anti-virus installers. Your browser loading Firstsputnik.ru without protection may put it in danger from other attacks, and being redirected to Firstsputnik.ru automatically is a probable symptom of an already-extant infection. Removing Firstsputnik.ru browser hijackers should be done with dedicated, reliable brands of anti-malware software that can detect any new threats that may install themselves via this website. Firstsputnik.ru: Exploring the...

DecryptorMax Ransomware or CryptInfinite Ransomware

Posted: November 4, 2015 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The DecryptorMax Ransomware or CryptInfinite Ransomware is a file encryptor that modifies your files and displays requests for payment in return for undoing its attacks. As with any other file encryptor, the most direct defense against the DecryptorMax Ransomware's payload is to use a regular backup system, and malware experts don't recommend paying its 'fee.' Despite this Trojan's claims of using supposedly military coding standards, uninstalling the CryptInfinite Ransomware should be viable with most competent brands of anti-malware software. The DecryptorMax Ransomware: A Maximum...

Middle Rush Ads

Posted: November 3, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 2/10
You should always check the details when you install freeware because otherwise you may load suspicious tools against your will. An example of applications that it is best to ignore is Middle Rush. This program is adware, which means that it may place additional commercial materials in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The ads may come in such great quantities that it may affect the performance of the browsers. Once Middle Rush hooks towards Web clients as an extension, you may start encountering pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads and videos on the majority of sites. If...

Phishing Protector Ads

Posted: November 3, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Phishing Protector is adware that may have unpleasant consequences for your Web clients. This tool may create additional pop-ups, banners and interstitial ads. You may notice them in all available browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Moreover, the commercial materials may not appear only when you view shopping sites. Instead, they may be attached towards various domains, even pages that are normally commercial-free. Seeing unwanted ads consistently while you are online may be annoying by itself, and they also may cause additional problems. It will not be...

Master Gamer Ads

Posted: November 3, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Master Gamer is a useless application that may ruin your surfing sessions. It may insert unrequested and persistent online ads, which is the reason security specialists define it as adware. The announced features of Master Gamer are misleading and unreliable. In theory, this suspicious extension should let you download games, search cheats and find tips. The adware cannot accomplish them directly. All it may do regarding the promised functionality is redirect you to certain sites. This activity has its risks: if the offered games contain some harmful codes, your PC may get infected. Many...

Mysearch-engine.net

Posted: November 3, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
As its name suggests, mysearch-engine.net is a search site that promises to let you find the information you need quickly. However, it cannot compete with the established search platforms because the results that it shows may not be accurate. Instead of putting the pages that correspond to your criteria at the best positions most closely, mysearch-engine.net places sponsored links from its partners. It may use another quite ingenious trick to make you visit third-party affiliate platforms as well. The front page of mysearch-engine.net contains a few links labeled as 'Today's Most Searched.'...

PhishAlert Ads

Posted: November 3, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Nowadays, most of the webpages include commercial materials to generate income. If these ads are not too many, and they offer good products, you may even enjoy this activity. However, if you notice 'Ads by PhishAlert,' it may be a signal for trouble. PhishAlert is adware that may add additional pop-ups, banners and interstitial ads in the sites you open. These new commercial materials may be far more aggressive than the page-based ones. They may follow you consistently during your online sessions. The sponsored links may appear even on sites that are typically ad-free. The pop-ups and...

Searchfar.net

Posted: November 3, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Searchfar.net is an unreliable search site that may become your homepage automatically. If your Web clients start redirecting you towards this questionable page on a regular basis, then they are affected by a browser hijacker. These tools may sneak in unnoticed because they may be part of the installers of third-party freeware. Luckily, if you perform the setup process through the comprehensive 'Advanced' guide, you should be able to cancel the installation of unrequested and suspicious additional components. The dubious software that causes redirections towards searchfar.net may be in the...

Games Junkies Ads

Posted: November 3, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 1/10
Games Junkies is adware that may alter the functionality of your Web clients pretty negatively. It may insert various commercial materials, changes the default homepage and attach a toolbar at the top of the screen. The developer of this questionable extension is APN, LLC, but the company in charge of the distribution is InMind, Inc. Games Junkies works exactly like the other products by APN that include Sound Junkies , Movie Junkies and Tune Junkies . In theory, this unreliable add-on should give you access to blogs and reviews dedicated to different PC games. It achieves this task by...

Search.searchitknow.com

Posted: November 2, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Search.searchitknow.com is a highly questionable search site that may appear as your homepage automatically. It has partnership with a browser hijacker that goes by the name 'Search Know'. You may locate it in the Add-on Managers of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, its manual removal may be problematic as the dubious extension may appear again the next time you launch your web clients. This browser hijacker may have sneaked into your system bundled with freeware. The experts don't suggest using search.searchitknow.com because it may not display accurate...

’855-339-0746′ Pop-Ups

Posted: November 2, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
If you run across some security warnings that ask you to call 855-339-0746 for assistance, you should know that some con artists are trying to fool you. These pop-ups claim that there are some serious problems with your computer. They may mention various cyber threats or missing essential files of the OS. In any case, the announced consequences are terrifying: the messages state that you may lose all of your personal files or that you may be unable to launch your PC. You should remember that these alerts are fabricated, and they don't correspond to the truth. The reason for behind the...

Eridanus Ads

Posted: November 2, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Besides a constellation that can be seen from the southern hemisphere, Eridanus is also the name of a program that you should not keep on your PC. It is adware that may place additional commercial materials in most of the webpages that you open. The functionality of this dubious tool ends here since it has no other features whatsoever. As a result, it is not a surprising fact that the majority of installations of Eridanus may happen in a confusing manner to the users. The company behind this adware, which remains unnamed, may include its product into executable files of third-party...

Download Manager Star

Posted: November 2, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
The Download Manager Star by Aztec Media is an application that promises to increase the speed of your downloads. You should consider whether it is worth seriously because the experts classify this software as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). On a first sight, the Download Manager Star is a functioning application that resembles the legitimate torrent clients greatly. However, there is a reason the majority of PC users haven't heard its name. First of all, it doesn't surpass the other similar programs in terms of functionality. Since the download speed is mainly related to the...

Discovery App

Posted: November 2, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
The Discovery App is the next questionable piece of software by SuperWeb LLC. The name of this company is associated with dozens of ad-oriented Web extensions such as Information Vent , Thirteen Degrees and Jungle Net The products of this developer may fill the browsers with unrequested commercial materials, which the clients may perceive as a highly annoying process. The Discovery App works in an identical way as other unreliable programs by this firm. This tool possesses an official page, but you may be interested to find out that it doesn't contain a download button. Its preferred...

ForTheSchools Ads

Posted: November 2, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
ForTheSchools by CoFundraising, LLC is adware that may display discounts on various products offered by e-commerce shops. In theory, this tool should let you purchase your favorite goods from reputable stores at a lower price. However, the user feedback about this software is negative, and the majority of people may prefer to remove it soon after the installation. There are some elements that may explain this lack of appreciation. First of all, ForTheSchools may rely on a questionable distribution method for a significant part of its installations. This adware may travel as a recommended...
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