‘Possible-security-threat-notification.com’ Pop-Ups

Posted: October 19, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers
If your browsers load the site Possible-security-threat-notification.com automatically, the problem may be far more serious that you could expect. This webpage is fraudulent, and automatic redirections to it may reveal the presence of a browser hijacker. Possible-security-threat-notification.com may display misleading pop-ups with the intention to defraud the visitor. The notifications that you may see are related to the security state of your PC. The fake warnings may try to scare you into thinking that some high-level threat may collect your data. The bogus alerts also may claim that you...

Bagoox

Posted: October 19, 2015 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
Bagoox is a sophisticated Trojan that may work in the background without showing any signs of its presence. If the infection with this vicious threat occurs, the results may be especially unpleasant. The majority of Trojans have one or two primary goals and stick to them. Bagoox, on the other side, is a Trojan downloader. This fact means that by itself, this threat cannot achieve much. It cannot cause system damage or collect valuable data. However, its task is to load additional cyber threats that may achieve all of the mentioned problems and many more. Bagoox is not associated with...

‘InstantSupport’ Pop-Ups

Posted: October 19, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
If you notice blue pop-ups by InstantSupport that offer you technical support, you may be in trouble. These notifications state that there are some cyber threats in the PC of the user. The alerts also may claim that there are various errors or missing files on the operating system. In all cases, these security warnings are unreliable and deceitful. Their one and only function is to make you call a particular phone number for assistance. If you dial 888-693-5841, however, you will not get in touch with a team of qualified technicians that can help you resolve many computer-related issues....

EasyCalendar Ads

Posted: October 19, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 1/10
EasyCalendar is a typical adware that may try to get benefit from inserting ads in your browsers. The actual functionality of this application is very limited: it doesn't offer any features that the integrated Windows Calendar lacks. The fact that many PC users will not find EasyCalendar helpful is the reason the developers of this adware may rely on questionable distribution methods. You may install this add-on unwillingly because it may travel as a recommended bonus component of third-party freeware. Luckily, as long as you perform the process through the 'Advanced' menu and don't skip...

MintCastNetworks Ads

Posted: October 19, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
MintCastNetworks is an adware that may generate a series of unrequested and annoying online ads. The people behind this questionable web extension promise to benefit both the developers of freeware and the end users. The creators of the adware serve as mediators: they offer a certain commission to everyone who decides to spread his add-ons with their help. Allegedly, this way the license of the distributed free plugins will remain free, which should be beneficial for both sides. In reality, however, MintCastNetworks uses this tactic for its own profit. The people who rely on...

‘Warrantsafety.net’ Pop-Ups

Posted: October 19, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers
Warrantsafety.net is a fraudulent website that may try to deceive its visitors. The page may provide inaccurate data about the security state of the computers of everyone who loads it. The purpose of this tactic is to encourage the less experienced PC users to dial a number for assistance. However, if you make the mistake to follow the instructions and call 888-976-4309, you will not receive help from the promised technicians. Instead, the people who will answer you may try to make you pay them for nothing in return. These con artists may use various approaches, depending on the particular...

Alleged Russian Government Hackers’ Attack Linked to Using Adobe Flash Player Zero-Day Threat

Posted: October 16, 2015 | Category: Hackers
Out of an attack dubbed Operation Pawn Storm, security firm Trend Micro is warning that the hackers behind the operation are using unpatched Adobe Flash zero-day flaws to target several Ministries of Foreign Affairs as part of a broader campaign allegedly linked to the Russian government. On several occasions, we have reported situations where cyber-espionage campaigns would piggyback on other threats to target high-profile entities . In the case of Operation Pawn Storm, overseas government departments and ministries, including the White House and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty...

eFast Browser

Posted: October 16, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
EFast Browser is not the right web client to use if you want to achieve optimal operating speed. This application behaves in a manner that the majority of people may find annoying and unenjoyable. The negative feedback is the reason security experts unanimously define eFast Browser as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). What may bother the users is that this questionable web client may display too many commercial materials. These ads are a way for the developers of this software to generate income. The sponsored links may lead you to some partner sites, whose administrators willingly pay...

Astro Find Ads

Posted: October 16, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Astro Find is adware, whose main purpose is to insert commercial materials in your web clients. The developer of this questionable and often unrequested web add-on is SuperWeb LLC. This suspicious application is not the first unreliable tool made by this firm. SuperWeb LLC creates tons of extensions that work in an identical manner. Usually, the name is the only difference that you may see. Just like Sail Deals , Any Angle and Common Dots , Astro Find promises a comprehensive optimization of your browsers. Some users may be tricked to install this adware expecting it to enhance their...

MediaPlayerVideoz

Posted: October 16, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
Although you have the power to choose among hundreds of media players when you want to watch video files, MediaPlayerVideoz is not the recommended solution. This software is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), and its effects on your PC may be negative. The first aspect that speaks negatively concerns to its distribution strategy. The developers of this dubious application, who remain unnamed, have not bothered themselves with the effort to create a helpful official page. Instead, they prefer to include their product into the installation files of third-party freeware. This method, which...

Backdoor:Win32/Noancooe

Posted: October 16, 2015 | Category: Backdoors | Threat Level: 6/10
Backdoor:Win32/Noancooe is one of those cyber threats that should never reach your PC. It is extremely threatening malware because it may provide its operators with a full control over the infected systems. It is impossible to prevent the installation of this vicious Trojan unless you know its distributions methods. Up to now, there are no reports whatsoever that Backdoor:Win32/Noancooe relies on some unique infection vector. It may get access to your PC in case you are not vigilant during your surfing sessions, and open a corrupt email attachment or download any software from suspicious...

Pets by MyWay

Posted: October 16, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 1/10
Pets by MyWay is a typical adware created by the notorious company Mindspark Interactive Network. This software developer is very imaginative when it promotes its questionable products. The majority of applications by Mindspark work in an identical manner but they are advertised in a different way. Pets by MyWay, for example, targets animal lovers. This adware promises only one simple function that is to change the background of your new tabs. The questionable program states that it will rotate there more than 50 pictures of cute pets, which should improve your mood. Mindspark explicitly...

‘Help recover files.txt’ Ransomware

Posted: October 16, 2015 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The 'Help recover files.txt' Ransomware is a file encryptor that uses an RSA-2048 encryption algorithm to prevent you from accessing personal or work-related files. The Trojan holds these files for ransom, which this threat's associated instruction text provides directions for paying. However, since these ransoms rely on the veracity of its perpetrators for restoring your data, malware experts advise alternative resolution methods, typically encompassing removing the 'Help recover files.txt' Ransomware with an anti-malware product, followed by using common backup strategies for retrieving...

Video Tile Ads

Posted: October 15, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Video Tile is an adware that may have very limited utility and a range of unpleasant aspects, so there is no reason for you to make the mistake of keeping it installed on your PC. The only somewhat helpful feature of Video Tile is that it may create a window, thanks to which you should be able to watch several video feeds at the same time. However, the program is not legitimate, so nothing can guarantee that it will work just as announced. It is entirely possible for you to face some performance errors, or Video Tile may not function on all video-streaming platforms. This questionable...

Full Audio Converter

Posted: October 15, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
The Full Audio Converter is an application that should allow you to change the formats of your audio files. This feature may seem very appealing to some PC users, but it is not advisable to install this freeware. The Full Audio Converter may have an adverse impact on the functionality of your PC, especially the web clients. The annoying and often unexpected side effects that may be caused by the Full Audio Converter are the reason security specialists classify it as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Although this application is cost-free, you should not assume that its developers remain...

ViperDJ

Posted: October 15, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
It may not be easy to differentiate legitimate applications from those that may cause annoying and unrequested modifications to your PC. Exactly such is the case with ViperDJ. At first look, this tool seems like reliable and helpful software that can allow its clients to create their own music. In reality, ViperDJ is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that comes with too many side effects. The professionally made website of this application states that thanks to ViperDJ, you will be able to make high-quality songs. Allegedly, the user-friendly interface should let you adjust the sound...

USAmazing Deals Ads

Posted: October 15, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
There can be no doubt that all clients like good deals that allow them to optimize their budget. A computer program named USAmazing Deals promises you exactly this feature: allegedly, it will keep you informed of the best discounts, coupons and vouchers at the moment. As appealing as it may seem, this application may not assist you with your online shopping. Just like all other self-proclaimed shopping optimizers, USAmazing Deals is adware. It indeed displays various online ads, but their effect may not be as helpful as the clients may expect. The banners, pop-ups, interstitial ads and...

Win32:Atraps-PZ

Posted: October 15, 2015 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 9/10
Win32:Atraps-PZ Win32:Atraps-PZ falls into the category of Trojans that are among the most threatening types of malware. These cyber threats don't limit their activity to a single process or a specific part of the infected system. Instead, once the PC is compromised, Win32:Atraps-PZ may cause various issues. The primary task of the harmful application is to collect as much information as possible. Its activities are very similar to the ones performed by Win32:Atraps-pf , which was first detected in 2012. The newer version seems to be an upgrade because it is more stealthy and stubborn....

‘Input-error.net’ Pop-Ups

Posted: October 14, 2015 | Category: Adware
Regarding the security of your PC, you should trust only the notifications from your legitimate anti-malware application. All other warnings that you may see during your online sessions may be attempts to trick you. Exactly such is the case with the input-error.net pop-ups. These deceitful alerts may appear in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. If you notice any message by input-error.net, you should ask yourself how it appeared immediately. The possible explanations are two. If you click on some corrupt link, it may transfer you to this domain. Immediately after you...

Miul Downloads

Posted: October 14, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
Miul Downloads is a questionable application that you should not agree to install without knowing everything about its functionality. Its developers, who keep their true identity a secret, advertise this program as a reliable software updater. They claim that thanks to MiulDownloads, you will never miss an important update. In addition, this dubious application offers assistance with your new downloads. Although the interface of MiulDownloads may seem trustworthy to some users, the experts have grounds to define it as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). First of all, not all installations...
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