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Read 14,747 times | Last updated on October 17, 2013
The Cyber Command of New York Ransomware is part of the Troj/Urausy Ransomware family of computer infections that displays a lock screen when you start Windows that requires you to pay a ransom before you can access your Windows desktop, applications, or files. This ransomware pretends to be a joint initiative between the Cyber Command of New York, the FBI, U.S.A. Cyber Crime Investigations, the Department of Justice, and Interpol to block computers that supposedly engage in illegal cyber activity. This supposed illegal activity includes the possession or distribution of child pornography, copyrighted files, and computer viruses. It then states that since you are a first time offender you can pay a fine of $300 within 48 hours in order to avoid legal prosecution. The text in these messages can be scary if you are not familiar with them, so please remember that this is a computer infection and you are not actually being targeted by any government agencies.
Read 329,539 times | Last updated on November 21, 2013
CryptoLocker is a ransomware program that was released around the beginning of September 2013. This ransomware will encrypt certain files using a mixture of RSA & AES encryption. When it has finished encrypting your files, it will display a CryptoLocker payment program that prompts you to send a ransom of either $100 or $300 in order to decrypt the files. This screen will also display a timer stating that you have 72 hours, or 3 days, to pay the ransom or it will delete your encryption key and you will not have any way to decrypt your files. This ransom must be paid using MoneyPak vouchers or Bitcoins. Once you send the payment and it is verified, the program will decrypt the files that it encrypted.
Read 14,444 times | Last updated on October 8, 2013
Antimalware is a scareware program that displays fake scan results, does not allow you to run your normal programs, and hijacks Internet Explorer to display fake security warnings when visiting web sites. When Antimalware is installed on your computer it will be configured to start whenever you run an executable in Windows. Once started, it may automatically open sites such as viagra.com and adult.com. It will then perform a fake scan of your computer and state that there are numerous infections presents. If you try to remove these infections with the program, though, it will state that you first need to purchase it before you will be allowed to do so. As none of the detected files are infected or even exist on your computer, please ignore the results and do not purchase the program.
Read 10,109 times | Last updated on October 4, 2013
Security Cleaner Pro is a computer infection from the Rogue.WinWebSec family of rogue anti-spyware programs. This program is classified as a rogue because it displays fake scan results, does not allow you to run your normal programs, and hijacks Internet Explorer to display fake security warnings when visiting harmless sites. This program is distributed through hacked web sites that attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in your installed software, which will then install Security Cleaner Pro without your knowledge or permission.
Read 9,889 times | Last updated on September 26, 2013
The United Kingdom Police Ransomware is a computer infection targeted at people who live in the United Kingdom and does not allow you to access your Windows desktop, applications, or files until you pay a ransom. This infection pretends to be a lock placed on your computer by the United Kingdom Police, Police Central e-crime Unite, and the Metropolitan police due to child pornography being found on your computer. In order to gain access to your computer again it states that you must first pay a fine in the amount of £100 using a Ukash or PaySafeCard payment. As this is a computer infection and not a legitimate message, please ignore any warnings or information it may display.
Read 9,788 times | Last updated on September 26, 2013
The Prism NSA Internet Surveillance Program Ransomware is part of the Troj/Reveton-Ransomware family of computer infections that displays a lock screen that requires you to pay a ransom before you will be allowed to access the Windows desktop and your files. This ransomware pretends to be a notification from the NSA Internet Surveillance Program, PRISM, and Computer Crime Prosecution Section organization that states child pornography has been found on your computer. It also states that you need to pay a fine in the amount of $300 or you will face legal prosecution. It is important to note that this is a computer infection and you are not actually being targeted by these agencies.
Read 6,822 times | Last updated on September 17, 2013
Sinergia Cleaner is a computer infection from the Rogue.WinWebSec family of rogue anti-spyware programs. This program is considered as a rogue because it pretends to be a legitimate anti-virus program while it really shows fake scan results, hijacks your web browser, and does not allow you to run any program on your computer. This program is distributed through hacked web sites that display fake security alerts stating that your computer is infected and then prompts you to download and install the infection.
Read 16,271 times | Last updated on August 30, 2013
Titan Antivirus 2013 is a computer infection from the Rogue.PCDefPlus family of rogue anti-spyware programs. When installed, Titan Antivirus 2013 displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and terminates legitimate applications when you attempt to run them. This scareware is promoted through Trojans that pretend to be programs necessary to view online videos. You can also become infected by this software when visiting web sites that have been hacked with exploit kits that attempt to install this infection on your computer without your knowledge.
Read 31,921 times | Last updated on August 30, 2013
The Homeland Security ransomware is a computer infection that locks you out of Windows until you pay a ransom. This infection uses a screenlocker that pretends to be an alert from the US Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division, which states you have been distributing copyrighted media, child pornography, and using unlicensed software. The screen then demands a fee of $300 in order to avoid criminal prosecution. To pay this fee you must send in a MoneyPak voucher within 48 hours to gain access to your computer again. It is important to remember that this is a computer infection and that this is a ransom and not a fine by a legitimate government agency.
Read 191,556 times | Last updated on August 22, 2013
Antivirus Security Pro is a computer infection from the Rogue.WinWebSec family of rogue anti-spyware programs. This program is considered as a rogue because it pretends to be a legitimate anti-virus program while really showing fake scan results and security alerts and does not allow you to run any program on your computer. This program is distributed through hacked web sites that exploit vulnerabilities on your computer and through fake online scanners that state you are infected and then prompt you to install the program.
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