Malware

Malware is a definition for malicious software. Basically, it is any kind of a program or a script that have intentions to access your computer in unauthorised way and collect your personal information, gain control over your system, display advertising or redirect you to websites with questionable reputation. There is a thin line between malware and legitimate software and that line is called PUP (potentially unwanted program). While it's clear what is legitimate software and what is malware, definition of PUP can be confusing.

 

In regard to distribution methods, malware can be of 4 kinds - installed by hackers or other malware (other malware), installed due to various vulnerabilities (worms), attached to legitimate programs (viruses) or installed by user himself while pretending to be something else (trojans).

 

Even though all malware is aiming to make money one way or another, strategies to reach the goal can vary a lot. Adware, such as popups or hijackers aim to make money by displaying advertisements. Spyware is either selling or using your private information - it's common for banking trojans and keyloggers. Probably the most threatening type of malware - scareware is trying to make money by forcing users to pay directly. For instance, ransomware hijack files and demands a ransom to be paid in order to unlock them or rogue antivirus which tricks users to pay for services that are not actually legitimate.

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Search.ibrowser.io hijacker

September 22, 2017 07:38
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Search.ibrowser.io is displayed as a homepage on one or several of your Internet browsers? That is a clear sign that your computer is infected with this malware infection, categorised as…

 

Floxif virus

September 22, 2017 04:35
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Floxif Trojan virus hit the world hard after hackers managed to secretly code CCleaner 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud 1.07.3191 versions to distribute malware. Crooks had the opportunity of a lifetime…

 

Track.aptitudemedia.co redirect virus

September 22, 2017 03:00
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Track.aptitudemedia.co redirect virus has achieved impressive success: it has a global traffic rank of #1,334 in the world. However, this progress occurred because controllers of this website exploited fraudulent marketing…

 

Directweblinks.com virus

September 22, 2017 01:19
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Directweblinks.com virus has been called browser hijacker for a reason: it occupies users’ preferences and does not allow other websites to replace it. In September, we have regularly investigated at…

 

Mydailysearch.com virus

September 21, 2017 08:50
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Mydailysearch.com might not be a typical computer infection that you would imagine when someone uses a word “virus”, but it is definitely an unwanted application that can cause all sorts…

 

Conduit virus

September 21, 2017 06:18
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Conduit virus, search.conduit.com and Conduit Toolbar are products delivered by the same provider, all falling into the category of browser hijackers. While this software might not be recognised as a…

 

ZONEware ransomware virus

September 21, 2017 05:00
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ZONEware ransomware virus is not a fully completed threat and security researchers indicate it as a poor copy of TeslaCrypt. Currently, it is in development, but it is unknown whether…

 

Search.browserio.com virus

September 21, 2017 03:42
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Search.browserio.com virus promotes the utilization of BrowserIO program which is supposed to help users surf the web during free-time. We have already encountered several rogue browsers like UpAurora and Wind.…

 

Tabs To Windows adware virus

September 21, 2017 00:14
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Tabs To Windows adware virus is created by the same shady developers that introduced Clean My Chrome and Always Weather parasites. All of these products are considered as malware, aiming…

 

Pendor ransomware virus

September 20, 2017 04:20
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Pendor ransomware virus is classified in this specific category of malware due to the fact that it uses cryptography to encode users’ files and make them no longer accessible or…

 

Email.onesearch.org virus

September 20, 2017 03:12
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Email.onesearch.org virus is a product by a well-known company from Cyprus, called Polarity or EightPoint Technologies LTD. Its former name is Safer Browser, but now, mostly all of their products…

 

Birdfinds.com virus

September 20, 2017 00:54
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Birdfinds.com may be bothering you every time you open a web browser. That’s because an add-on of this website was added to your Internet browser – probably without your knowledge,…

 

Googlesearch.me virus

September 19, 2017 23:51
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Googlesearch.me virus promotes a fraudulent platform for searching which has a very specific purpose. Users are encouraged to type in their names in the search box and press enter. The…

 

Mystic Ransomware

September 19, 2017 03:16
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Mystic Ransomware is indeed very accurate name for this infection – it is classified as , and is very mysterious. Usually ransomware infections lock files on infected computer…

 

Clean My Chrome adware virus

September 19, 2017 02:34
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Clean My Chrome adware virus is created by the same developing-company that has introduced Always Weather and Search.handy-tab.com infections. Clean My Chrome is a Chrome extension which is supposed raise…