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Threat Finder v2.4 is a ransomware that has been circulating since the end of January that encrypts your data files and then demands 1.25 bitcoins, or approximately $300 USD, to get your data back. Threat Finder has not received much media attention, but has shown an increased distribution over the past month, so I would not be surprised if this changes. One of the methods being used to target more victims is the use of the Angler Exploit Kit as reported by Brad Duncan of RackSpace. Thankfully, Threat Finder makes some mistakes that allows users to potentially recover their files.BleepingComputer ...
WebBar is a Potentially Unwanted Programs, or PUP, that adds a toolbar to the top of Windows desktop that stays on top of any application your using. This WebBar contains a search field that allows you to search Bing and generate revenue for the WebBar developer. It also contains a home button that connects to a search page using a built-in web browser that displays advertisements to other adware or PUPs that you do not want installed on your computer. Unfortunately, the program does not provide a method of disabling the toolbar unless you remove the program altogether.
The QuickRef adware is a program that displays advertisements when browsing the web. If the adware is installed, text on websites will become underlined that display ads when you hover over them. It will also commonly display pop-up ads when you click on links instead of showing the page you requested. This requires you to repeatedly click on a link until the adware eventually lets you go to the desired page. Many of the ads shown are highly intrusive with loud noises and flashing screens or promote other adware for you to download.
AnySend is a Potentially Unwanted Programs, or PUP, that overlays an intrusive icon of a hot air balloon on your Windows desktop that asks if you wish to send files or folders. This program allows you to upload files to the AnySend file sharing service where you will then be given a link to your file. This link can then be shared with other people so they can download your file. What AnySend does not disclose, though, is that any file that is uploaded will not stay in its original format. Instead, the site will bundle your upload in an installer that will prompt the downloader to install AnySend ...
Www-searching.com, also known as Search Module Plus, is a browser hijacker that changes your browser's start page to www-searching.com. When installed, this program will also configure your browser's search engine to either thesmartsearch.net,searchpredict.com, or www-searching.com. If you attempt to restore your browser's start page or search engine the hijacker will automatically change them back to www-searching.com through the use of a scheduled task called SMWPUpd.
When ransomware encrypts your data it looks for specific file extensions that it will encrypt. The amount of file extensions that Ransomware typically targets is between 20-60 file extensions. Last week, Fabian Wosar of Emsisoft discovered a new variant of the PClock ransomware that takes it to the next level by targeting 2,583 file extensions. PClock is a ransomware that impersonates the infamous CryptoLocker, which thankfully Fabian has been able to provide free decryption for. This large amount of targeted file extensions is unprecedented and only shows the developers commitment to hurting ...
MyPC Backup is a online backup program that is commonly bundled with free programs that you download off of the Internet. This program offers cloud backup services for your computer, but only allows you to backup 50 files unless you purchase a license for it. When MyPC Backup is first started, you will be asked to create an account for the program by providing your email address and password. Once you register an account you will receive a flurry of automated emails that are supposedly from your account manager Gabriel. These emails will welcome you to the service, explain how to use it, and eventually ...
Today both Microsoft and Adobe have released critical security updates for Windows and Flash. These updates resolve security issues that allow remote code execution or privilege escalation. It is strongly advised that all Windows and Adobe Flash users install these updates.As part of Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday release are 11 security updates that fix vulnerabilities ithat could allow remote code execution and escalation of privileges. These updates are for multiple Microsoft products including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and Windows. For a full list of security updates released today ...
The Jogostempo.com program from the family of browser hijackers that is bundled with other free software that you download off of the Internet. Once it is installed it will change your installed browser's home page and search engine to Jogostempo.com without your permission. This adware will also infect your web browser shortcuts by adding the http://www.jogostempo.com?oem=unknown&uid=SG12412&tm= argument to them so that the Jogostempo.com site is opened every time you launch your browser. The method that they use to infect your shortcuts makes it impossible to fix without specialized tools such ...
If you are seeing advertisements when browsing the web called Ads by Lights Cinema 1.5beta then you have the Lights Cinema adware installed on your computer. When this adware is installed it will add extensions and add-ons to your installed web browsers that display advertisements on web sites you visit. These ads will be labeled Ads by Lights Cinema and are shown in the header, sides, and footer of web pages. These ads typically advertise other adware programs or general product offerings.
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