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Posted by on May 19 2015, 12:45 PM
We are pleased to announce a new forum that allows our members to receive help resolving Windows BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), crashes, and hang issues. If you are experiencing Windows crashes or BSODs, you now have the ability to upload minidump files, which contain information about your crash, to be analyzed by our helpers. Analyzing these files will allow them to determine what driver or application appears to be the culprit and then advise you on how to fix it.If you are experiencing these issues, then you should follow the steps in this topic to get started:Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting ...

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Posted by on May 18 2015, 03:10 PM
A new free decryption tool was released by one of our members called TeslaDecoder. This utility has the ability to decrypt .ECC, .EXX, and .EZZ files encrypted by TeslaCrypt or Alpha Crypt. This is an actively maintained project with the developer updating his tool whenever a new version of this ransomware is released. At this time, this is the recommended decryption utility for TeslaCrypt.TeslaDecoder Decryption ToolTeslaDecoder can be downloaded from this url:https://www.dropbox.com/s/abcziurxly2380e/TeslaDecoder.zip?dl=0A changelog for the tool can be found here:https://www.dropbox.com/s/jjpa68iexf3qiml/changelog.txt?dl=0When ...

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Posted by on May 15 2015, 10:42 AM
SuperClick is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and SuperClick will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ads by SC, Ad by SC, Sponsored Ad by SC, Brought by SC, SC Advertisement, or SuperClick Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The SuperClick adware will ...

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Posted by on May 12 2015, 05:36 PM
Introducing BitCryptor, another new encrypting ransomware from the creators of CoinVault. BitCryptor is essentially the same exact infection as CoinVault other than a user interface change. This ransomware encrypts your files using AES 256 encryption and demands 1 bitcoin in order to decrypt your files. At this time there is no way to decrypt your files for free. Unfortunately, the Kaspersky site for CoinVault keys will not work with this infection. When BitCryptor is first started it will delete all shadow volume copies on the computer so that you are unable to restore your files from them. It will ...

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Posted by on May 12 2015, 03:16 PM
A new "Breaking Bad" themed ransomware called El-Polocker, or Los Pollos Hermanos, has been targeting and encrypting Australian victim’s data and requesting $450 AUD in order to get their files back. This ransomware is distributed by fake DHL penalty notices that request payment of unpaid fees. This notice contains a DropBox link to a zipped VBS file that when launched will execute a PowerShell script that encrypts your files with AES encryption. Unfortunately, the decryption keys are stored on the Command & Control server and there is currently no way to decrypt your files for free. Los ...

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Posted by on May 11 2015, 03:19 PM
A new variant of TeslaCrypt has been released last week that has a few minor changes, but for the most part is the same as Alpha Crypt. The main differences are that this new version has a different graphical user interface, which is shown below, some file name and location changes, and uses the .EXX extension when encrypting your files. New TeslaCrypt versionTeslaCrypt versions do not include the name of the ransomware in the application itself. It is only till you go to the decryption site that you will see the namw of the particular version. With this new version the ransomware no longer has an identifying ...

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Posted by on May 08 2015, 04:36 PM
WordFly is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and WordFly will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ad by WordFly, Brought by WordFly, or WordFly Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The WordFly adware will also display pop-up ads that appear in a new browser ...

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Posted by on May 08 2015, 04:03 PM
CPU Miner is a potentially unwanted program that installs programs that use your computer's resources to mine digital currency without your permission. When installed, this PUP installs two different miner applications that use your CPU and your graphics card to mine digital currency. The CPU miner that is installed is called cpuminer, and will use 30% of your CPU's power, and the graphics card miner is called sgminer, which is configured to use 30% of your graphics cards power. What this means, is that when the miners are running you will find that your computer is running slower and games are stuttering ...

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Posted by on May 07 2015, 04:54 PM
System-Checker is a potentially unwanted program that displays a tray icon, which shows system information such as CPU and memory utilization when you hover over it. What is not disclosed is that this program pretends to be made by Microsoft, installs a Layered Service Provider, and installs numerous certificates that allows this program to listen in on all of your network communication without your knowledge. The data that is collected can then be transmitted to another location. With all of the suspicious activity and undisclosed programs that System-Checker installs, it is strongly suggested ...

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Posted by on May 06 2015, 05:04 PM
Coupon Alert is a potentially unwanted program program that displays coupons related to sites or pages that you are currently browsing on the web. When this program is installed, it will display a little box labeled Coupon Alert at the top right of pages you are visiting. If you click on this box it will display available coupons. Strangely, Coupon Alert will also display news stories in the box if there are no coupons to display. In general, while using this tool I did not see any worthwhile coupons and mostly only news stories that were completely unrelated to the web pages that I was browsing.

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