Charmsearching.com

Posted: September 28, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Charmsearching.com is a Web page that your Web browser may start to redirect you to whenever you try to search the Web randomly. These redirects will not bring you to unsafe content, but they may try to bring advertisements and sponsored content to your attention. Charmsearching.com is meant to work as a search engine, but it does not deliver reliable results like those you would expect to find on Google, Bing, Yahoo, or other reputable search engines. Having Charmsearching.com set as your Web browser's default new tab page or search engine is usually caused by the accidental installation...

Contentcloud.work

Posted: September 28, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Contentcloud.work is a website whose pop-ups and messages may warn you that the file you want to download can only be accessed after pressing 'Allow.' However, if you press this button, you will not unlock any file download and, instead, you may subscribe to Contentcloud.work's notification unknowingly. The consequences of this minor change are not unsafe, but you may end up having to see dozens of Contentcloud.work notifications whenever your Web browser is active. Users are likely to come across Contentcloud.work's misleading messages and pop-ups while looking for free downloads of...

Willianpadilla.pro

Posted: September 28, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Browser notifications have become one of the primary targets of online con artists who want to find as many ways they can to deliver advertisements to the Web browsers of random users. However, to use your browser's notifications, the con artists need to gain your permission to do this. This is where sites like Willianpadilla.pro come into play – this page has been set up with the sole purpose of displaying fake pop-ups, warnings, and messages whose goal is to convince visitors to press the 'Allow' button that will subscribe to Willianpadilla.pro's notifications. Of course,...

Atharori.net

Posted: September 28, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Atharori.net is a Web page used to host a wide range of online advertisements that often may show up in your Web browser while you visit low-quality websites. However, many users report that they are bothered by Atharori.net's advertisements and pop-ups while browsing legitimate ad-free websites. The only explanation for this problem is the presence of adware on their computers. If you see unexpected advertisements and pop-ups from Atharori.net on websites that usually do not bother you with advertisements regularly, then it is worth checking your computer for adware programs. The...

SearchAnyGame

Posted: September 28, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
SearchAnyGame or SearchAnyGame Search is a browser add-on that you might often be offered to install by intrusive browser advertisements and pop-ups. As the add-on's name suggests, SearchAnyGame is meant to help users find entertaining online games and other content related to video games. However, the installation of SearchAnyGame yields entirely different results. This extension's installation can only be completed if you grant it permission to replace your browser's default search engine and new tab page. This request is not meant to cause any harm, but it might disturb your Web browsing...

'Biashabtc@redchan.it' Ransomware

Posted: September 28, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The 'biashabtc@redchan.it' Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's from Dharma Ransomware, a Ransomware-as-a-Service that hires its Trojan software out to third-party attackers. Users require backups to guarantee recovery, since the 'biashabtc@redchan.it' Ransomware may encrypt and lock files permanently, along with deleting backups. However, most anti-malware programs will flag and remove the 'biashabtc@redchan.it' Ransomware. With hundreds of file-locking Trojans of different birthrights, from freeware to long-lived 'service' businesses like the  Dharma Ransomware , it's no...

Copa Ransomware

Posted: September 28, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Copa Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan from the family of the STOP Ransomware, a Ransomware-as-a-Service. The Copa Ransomware can wipe backups while blocking files with encryption so that the victim pays a ransom for their recovery. Appropriately-secured backups will circumvent this extortion scenario, and most users should remove the Copa Ransomware through dedicated Windows anti-malware tools. Ransomware-as-a-Services may wax and wane in importance and favor, but some RaaSes retain a long-term position in the dark Web. Thanks to its low skill barrier to entry and affordability,...

TNT EXPRESS' Email Virus

Posted: September 25, 2020 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
The 'TNT EXPRESS' email virus is a misleading email message that you do not want to see in your inbox. It is sent out by cyber criminals who impersonate a legitimate parcel delivery company. According to their message, you have received a package, and you need to confirm that you have been notified by its arrival. Allegedly, the email contains a document that must be signed digitally. Still, the truth is that the bogus file includes the payload of the Agent Tesla RAT, a threatening Remote Access Trojan. The 'TNT EXPRESS' email virus may be sent out to users all over the world, and the...

Infrarotscreening.com

Posted: September 25, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Online cons do not always need to be threatening – often, the fraudsters behind them may require simple permissions, such as allowing a random website to display notifications in your browser. Infrarotscreening.com uses this exact tactic type, and, unfortunately, plenty of people fall for it. The trick is executed in a very basic way – users are told that they have to click 'Allow' to continue browsing the Web, but they are not told that this button will subscribe them to Infrarotscreening.com's notifications. Infrarotscreening.com will abuse the notifications feature relentlessly to...

Kangstools.com

Posted: September 25, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Kangstools.com is not a website that you can use to download any tools, regardless of what the website's name may make you think. When Kangstools.com is opened, it may display a fake loading animation immediately, accompanied by a message urging the user to press the 'Allow' button to continue browsing. However, this button has an entirely different purpose – it is asking you to allow Kangstools.com to use your browser notifications. Seeing notifications from Kangstools.com is not unsafe, but it may cause some trouble if you follow all of its links blindly. While Kangstools.com...

Pragatimeg.com

Posted: September 25, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Online con artists use a long list of tricks to gain different permissions and information from their victims. One of the pages used in such a scheme is Pragatimeg.com – users may come across this page when they search for shady files such as pirated movies, game cracks, software activators, etc. When Pragatimeg.com's messages show up in a Web browser, they will urge the user to click 'Allow' to continue. However, this is not related to their download and, instead, the 'Allow' button will grant Pragatimeg.com permission to use browser notifications. Users may be unaware that they have...

AnyStationSearch

Posted: September 25, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
AnyStationSearch is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may often be promoted via misleading advertisements and promises or software bundles. The application is hosted on the official Google Chrome Store website, but this does not mean that it is a useful and verified utility certainly. AnyStationSearch promises to grant users the ability to listen to their favorite radio stations online, as well as discover radios from around the world, but AnyStationSearch does not support such functionality. All that the add-on does is to replace the user's default new tab page and search engine...

ConvertItSearch

Posted: September 25, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) may often pose as useful browser add-ons that are meant to introduce valuable features to your Web browser. For example, the PUP ConvertItSearch promises to help users convert audio, video and documents from one format to another. This probably sounds like a handy tool, but the truth about ConvertItSearch is very different. When this extension is installed, it will replace the Web browser's default new tab page with Portal.convertitsearch.com immediately, and the search engine with Feed.convertitsearch.com. This ensures that the user will visit...

Exorcist 2.0 Ransomware

Posted: September 25, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The authors of the Exorcist Ransomware were not happy with the state of their file-locker apparently, and they decided to release a second version, which is supposed to include various improvements. The threat, called Exorcist 2.0 Ransomware conveniently, is able to lock a wide variety of files. Once the Exorcist 2.0 Ransomware takes a file hostage, it will append a new extension to its name. This version of the malware appears to generate a random victim ID that will be used in the names of locked files, as well as in the name of the ransom note. For example, if the document '1.docx' was...

Mount Locker Ransomware

Posted: September 25, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Mount Locker Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan whose campaigns target corporate networks. Attackers deploying this threat may, in addition to encrypting the victim's files, steal data for leaking to the public in unpaid ransom scenarios. Users still should avoid paying, if practical, and recover from any backups after removing the Mount Locker Ransomware with professional anti-malware tools. By itself, blocking files isn't always enough leverage for twisting victims into doing what the hacker wants. Some threat actors are 'stepping up their game' unpleasantly by adding extra...

Ekamarkable.club

Posted: September 24, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Ekamarkable.club is a Web page that uses misleading pop-ups and warnings to trick visitors into granting it escalated permissions. Thankfully, Ekamarkable.club does not try to abuse this to cause harm and, instead, it has a straightforward request – it wants to gain access to the Web browser's push notifications. Ekamarkable.club does this by displaying pop-ups, which say that the user has to click 'Allow' to attest that they are not robots. However, it does not tell users that they will subscribe to Ekamarkable.club's notifications by clicking this button. Once the users are subscribed,...

Fastklick.biz

Posted: September 24, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Fastklick.biz is a misleading site that pretends to host a file that the user might be interested in downloading. By abusing Black Hat Search Engine Optimization (SEO) practices, the Fastklick.biz website may appear on top of other search results when looking for specific files such as pirated movies, game cracks, software activators, etc. Whenever the users follow Fastklick.biz's link, they may see a prompt asking them to click 'Allow' to proceed with the download of their files. However, there is a catch - Fastklick.biz does not host any files and, instead, it will trick you into...

Jioer.pro

Posted: September 24, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Anti-robot and human verification checks are very common on the Internet, but did you know that not all of them are credible? If an unknown website asks you to click 'Allow' to confirm that you are not a robot, then you should make sure to check the instructions carefully. There are hundreds of such pages set up with the sole purpose of displaying bogus instructions whose main goal is to trick the visitor into subscribing to the page's notifications. One of these websites is Jioer.pro, and its fraudulent pop-ups may often be promoted via low-quality advertisements displayed by shady...

Somenewsabout.com

Posted: September 24, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Somenewsabout.com is a fake website that has been set up with the purpose of hijacking the browser notifications of visitors. Somenewsabout.com does this by displaying a fake prompt, telling the user to 'Press the Allow button to continue.' Complying with this innocent request may have some negative consequences for the user. This is because the 'Allow' button will end up subscribing them to the Somenewsabout.com notifications. When this change happens, the user's Web browser will be bombarded with notifications that Somenewsabout.com delivers, and, unfortunately, they are unlikely to...

AnalyzerSkill

Posted: September 24, 2020 | Category: Mac Malware
macOS users continue to be bothered by low-effort Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and adware that cause all cause of minor issues. The AnalyzerSkill is one of the latest PUPs to be added to the lengthy list of intrusive software for the macOS, and you do not want to have to deal with it indeed. While AnalyzerSkill is not unsafe, it may bring unwanted changes to your Web browser by replacing your search engine and default new tab page. Often, PUPs of this sort refer users to 3rd-party search engines that host paid advertisements to generate revenue for the PUP creators. AnalyzerSkill's...
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