“Microsoft Error: Unknown System Failure” Tech Scam

“Microsoft Error: Unknown System Failure” tech support scam is an alarming message that takes its form from a bizarre website of Msoft.com-msoft435.info. It pretends to belong to the Microsoft Official Support team and that the pop-up is displayed for the sake of offering assistance. A phone number 888-576-1517 is explained to connect concerned Internet visitors … Continued

“This PC Has Been Blocked” virus

Are you unable to access your computer device because a message from Microsoft is in the way? A capitalized phrase “This PC Has Been Blocked” is not coming from honorable security technicians: this statement is made by vicious scammers. In the presented blue-screen, the reason or locking the device is identified to be violations of … Continued

“This User Is Disabled” Tech Support Scam

One way to describe the arrival of “This User Is Disabled” lock-screen is to point out the improbability of the incident. Viruses have little interest in forewarning people before an attack. Its like setting up a trap and then telling the victim to watch out for it. “This User Is Disabled” lock-screen will guarantee that … Continued

Adware.Porn-tool.win32.Agent.hm

If your anti-spyware or anti-virus informs you about Adware.Porn-tool.win32.Agent.hm infection, consider changing security tools on your machine. Adware.Porn-tool.win32.Agent.hm is supposedly detected by fake security programs. This threat is not even real. Rogue security tools report various fake infections to make people interested in buying the rogue programs. Security alerts displayed by those programs are simple … Continued

AgentTesla Trojan

AgentTesla is a spyware trojan. It comes in malicious attachments to phishing emails. AgentTesla is used by various criminal groups to steal data from infected devices. Data like usernames, passwords, bank account and credit card information can be logged and passed on by AgentTesla to cybercriminals. People whose computers were infected with AgentTesla risk becoming … Continued

AnarchyGrabber Info Stealer

AnarchyGrabber is a data stealer that targets Discord. If you think that your Discord account was hacked or stolen, then AnarchyGrabber could be at fault. This info stealer isn’t as bad as other trojans, but it’s more easily available, too. To get rid of AnarchyGrabber, victims will need to not only remove it, but also … Continued

Artemis Trojan

Artemis is a dangerous file or process. It could be a potentially unwanted program, an adware virus, spyware, etc. It’s difficult to tell because Artemis trojans are not specific threats but a label used by antivirus programs (McAfee) to mark programs and processes that behave in a suspicious way. It is used to label an … Continued

Astaroth trojan

Astaroth is the name of a dangerous trojan, that was first discovered in 2017. Very recently a new strain of this malware was caught spreading in South America (Brazil specifically) and Europe exploiting antivirus software and stealing important banking information. Undoubtedly, the new Astaroth trojan is something that all users globally should be aware of … Continued

August Malware

August malware was first noticed in November (2016). It was discovered by the security researchers from the Proofpoint company. This new malware is an info-stealer type of malware, thus, its primary function is to leak the data from the compromised system. In other words, August info-stealer is used for reconnaissance purposes. The malware was targeted … Continued

Aurora Cheat Tool

Aurora Cheat tool is described by its developers as the injector specifically for the Apex Legends video game. It is advertised as a tool that makes additional game features possible, such as aimbot patch, distance control facility, player movement prediction, etc. The danger of the Aurora Cheat tool is that it additionally infects the operating … Continued

AutoKMS Virus

AutoKMS (or KMSAuto) is a hacking tool, mostly used for Windows and Microsoft Office products. It’s used to activate those products without buying the license. While AutoKMS is not really dangerous on its own, most of its versions online are infected with some sort of malware. So, downloading AutoKMS from the internet could put your … Continued

Avast Remediation Exe

Avast remediation exe is a Windows process related to the Wsc_proxy.exe file. It is part of Avast Antivirus and is completely safe. Problems with Avast remediation exe may arise if Avast can’t be properly updated. In this case, you may have to repair your installation of Avast or contact Avast support. It’s possible for malicious programs … Continued

BitCoinMiner

BitCoinMiner is a group of trojans that install Bitcoin Miner application. Bitcoins are virtual currency that relies on complex computations. The more people do these computations, the safer the network is from hacking attempts. Due to its nature it is possible to earn small sums of coins by performing these computations. The number of bitcoins … Continued

Bvhost.exe Miner

Bvhost.exe Miner infection belongs to the same group as Deftesrg.exe Trojan. These parasites are described as miners of various types of crypto-currencies like Bitcoin or Monero. We have discussed some similar infections in the past and the problem with them is that they mine crypto-currencies without receiving permissions from the owners of computer devices. Therefore, … Continued

CamuBot Trojan

CamuBot Trojan – an extremely dangerous computer infection that is targeted to your most sensitive information (banking information, personal details, etc.). To put it into other words, if your computer is infected with CamuBot, you are facing a serious risk of losing your data and even money, because in the worst case scenario hackers would … Continued

CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker

Even though CIA Special Agent 767 demands a certain ransom payment and states that your files have been encrypted, it is a simple screen locker, having no ransomware-type capabilities of encrypting files. At first sight it may seem as one of the police ransomwares because it contains CIA badge. But, when the user enters the … Continued

Cliptomaner Trojan

Cliptomaner is another malicious miner that cybercriminals distribute together with other malware. Cliptomaner can severely slow down the infected computer, redirect transactions to its own wallets, and install other malware. From ransomware-encrypted files to hacked online accounts, the issues that are adjacent to a Cliptomaner infection can be very serious. About Cliptomaner: Classification Trojan, miner. … Continued

Cloud Packager Miner Trojan

Cloud Packager Miner Trojan inserts NvProfileUpdater64.exe and wdf.exe files into operating systems for the purpose of mining cryptocurrencies. This means that CPU resources are over-utilized and the same fate is meant for GPU processing power. We have noticed a steady increase in the number of crypto-mining malware threats. Last week we investigated examples like Quick … Continued

CoinHive Miner Trojan

CoinHive Trojan refers to a JavaScript miner which is designed to mine Monero cryptocurrency. Mining is not considered illegal when it is done with authorization, but cyber criminals have decided to exploit this method of monetization in illegal ways. By secretively injecting codes into websites and distributing miners to users that have not agreed to … Continued

Apple.com-mac-optimization.live

Www.apple.com-mac-optimization.live is an address used for a fraud scheme to trick people out of their money. The virus alert pop-ups sell fake antivirus software by claiming that “your system is infected”. Most people only see Apple.com-mac-optimization.live pop-ups when they visit an infected site or click on a bad ad, but some are constantly pestered by … Continued

Cridex Trojan

M86 Security Labs has reported about one more Trojan that has attacked hundreds of websites so far and you can also be one of its victims. The infection is called Cridex Trojan. It attacks websites that are based on WordPress. Usually you will get infected through email attachments that contain links with hijacked websites or … Continued

Crypto-Loot Miner Trojan

Crypto-Loot Trojan Miner is similar to CoinHive Miner that we recently investigated. Most security researchers regard the new mining-service as a competitor against CoinHive as most of the mining-websites right now are running its scripts. However, with a Crypto-Loot Miner in the market, some might decide to explore the capacities of this JavaScript library (). … Continued

CryptoShuffler trojan

The peak of cryptocurrency trend has significantly induced the creation of all kinds of threats that are more specialized and targeted towards cryptography. In the past few years, cyber world has seen dozens of crypto-jacking trojans like Crypto-Loot Miner,CoinHive.One of such trojans is the CryptoShuffler, whose initial release was in 2016, but as the years … Continued

Cutwail

Cutwail is a trojan dropper. It is capable of installing other malwares on the compromised computer. Cutwail may install malicious toolbars, fake security tools and similar computer parasites. Cutwail is unable to do serious harm on its own, nevertheless it is very dangerous. Programs installed by this trojan may steal personal information or direct user … Continued

Cycbot

Cycbot (sometimes called Cycbot.b or Win32/Cycbot.B) is a Trojan/Backdoor infecting PCs and giving remote access to hackers or planting fake antiviruses into infected PCs. This sort of trojans is one of the possible reasons for Search engine redirection, when your search results are filtered, replaced or you are redirected to harmful websites. Thus Cycbot infections … Continued

DataQuest Malware

DataQuest malware is a malicious app that has absolutely nothing to do with the legitimate DataQuest apps by  Dataquest Labs, Magzter Inc., and others. The DataQuest malware is totally separate. It is detected as malicious by many antivirus programs () and it causes some seriously disruptive effects on the infected Mac: crashes apps, slows down … Continued

Deftesrg.exe Miner Trojan

Deftesrg.exe Miner Trojan is an infection that will overly exploit your computer resources and might even lead to higher fees of your electric bill. This specific version is based on legitimate XMRig Miner which can be utilized by anyone that wishes to turn their device into a miner for crypto currencies. Deftesrg.exe parasite is expected … Continued

Degreefinger.club Malware Downloads

Degreefinger.club is a malicious site that sometimes lets people pirate software, but often tricks them to download malware in the form of fake software updates. It’s dangerous to download anything from Degreefinger.club if you don’t want your device to get infected. If you just encountered Degreefinger.club, it’s good enough to just close the site – … Continued

dllhost.exe *32 COM Surrogate virus

dllhost.exe*32 COM Surrogate virus, also referred to as dllhost.exe*32 infection, appears to be using a very large portion of CPU resources. Computer users are complaining that their activity is disrupted by a COM Surrogate table, indicating that a variety of processes cannot be implemented due to fact that COM Surrogate has stopped working. If a … Continued

Domflash.ru redirect virus

Domflash.ru is a scheming website which makes presentations of forged Adobe Flash Player updates and spreads Flash-2017.js file. Domflash will splash your screen after self-regulating redirection will lead you into it. Firstly, the website will display a window with the following text: “To view this site you need to upgrade your Flash Player, simply click … Continued

Download.studio Malware

Download.studio (not to be confused with DownloadStudio by Conceiva) is a torrent client that was seen distributing very serious backdoor malware in its automatic updates. Long-time users of Download.studio should check their computers for malware and remove any that is found. The backdoor problem is separate from Download.studio’s other issues, like bundling potentially unwanted software. … Continued

Downloader.Waledac.C

Downloader.Waledac.C is an infection which is categorized as Trojan. In most cases, Waledac Trojan is used as a part of spambot network when infected PCs are used for sending spam e-mails out. Besides, it may also work together with other Trojans and disable security settings helping them to get inside the system unnoticed. Some versions … Continued

E-Card.exe

E-Card.exe is a trojan that allows remote attacker to spy an infected machine. Anyone with bad intentions can steal sensitive information or make use of online banking accounts by employing e-Card.exe trojan; and trojans are not installed by someone with good wishes. E-Card.exe infection is difficult to notice because it works secretly in a background. … Continued

Evrial trojan virus

Evrial trojan is extremely dangerous computer virus that can eventually lead you to losing Bitcoins. With cryptocurrencies becoming more and more popular nowadays, various trojan viruses are targeting users to steal their virtual money. We have already seen infections like Bvhost.exe Miner and Deftesrg.exe Miner Trojan targeted to infect computers and use them as bitcoin mining stations … Continued

Fake Antivirus Update

Fake Antivirus Update for Windows 10 is a predatory and dishonest marketing tactic for dubious PC optimizers. It’s used to trick people to install stuff they don’t want, like PC Cleaner Pro, by showing them what looks like an official Windows message (it’s not). Fake Antivirus Update is m is adjacent to various adware sites … Continued

Fake Mac Software Update

Fake Software Update for Mac is a scam propagated by a few malicious websites. Ads, redirects, and pop-ups open a page where a fake Mac OS system window is telling you to download System updates. The pop-up looks realistic, but is really just an element on the malicious website. Interacting with the fake Software Update … Continued

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert is nothing else but Trojan, which tries to convince PC users that they have viruses on their computers and now they need to increase machines’ protection to get rid of the scams detected. For that, users are suggested 35 different anti-spywares where 5 of them are not legitimate ones: Red … Continued

Fake “Your File is Ready for Download” Links

Malicious actors use various tricks to get people to download malware. For instance, they use the phrase “Your file is ready for download…” in pop-up ads, next to a button that downloads a malicious installer. Fake download links are advertised on file download sites. Their creators bet on people mistaking them for real download links. … Continued

Firefox need to update immediately virus

“Firefox need to update immediately” is a fake security notification that disturbs work on Mozilla Firefox browser. The message says that the version of your Firefox is vulnerable and needs to be updated. It also warns that this can cause damage to your system and even some of your private information can be revealed. You … Continued

Floxif virus

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 and their malicious modifications to the legitimate security software (meant to serve 32-bit Windows operating systems) remained undetected for nearly a month. Approximately, hackers’ vicious … Continued

FPMPlayer Unwanted App

FPMPlayer is a potentially unwanted app that gets installed by app bundles. It is promoted by deceptive ads and installed without the user’s permission. It might be installed with other unwanted (and possibly dangerous) applications. Even though FPMPlayer does not appear to be harmful in any way, it’s still suspicious just because of the way … Continued

GameHack Malware

The detection name GameHack (as well as HackTool, GameCrack, CrackTool, and similar ones) is used by antivirus programs for files and processes that can help you cheat in games and get around software licenses. GameHack isn’t necessarily malicious. In fact, its detection may be expected by those who are intentionally modifying their programs with special … Continued

Getmyfiledownload.com Redirects

Getmyfiledownload.com is a malicious website that spreads browser hijackers. It pretends to offer the files that people are looking for and it advertises on file hosting sites, which enables it to trick people into downloading and installing malicious software. If you find Getmyfiledownload.com open on your screen, don’t interact with it – just close it. … Continued

Gimemo Trojan

Gimemo Trojan is one of the ransomware trojans displaying various fake police and official institution alerts claiming that PC owner violated some law. Typically, the alerts displayed accuse the person with downloading copyrighted content or watching pornography. Most of these messages are not original and shared by other malware families, thus it is nearly impossible … Continued

Glupteba Trojan

Glupteba is a trojan that attacks Windows PCs and can infect them with a variety of other malicious programs: miners, data stealers, etc. Indeed, a Glupteba infection should be taken seriously, as it can not just mess with your computer, but let cybercriminals hack your online accounts. So, if Glupteba was detected on your machine … Continued

Hacktool:win32/keygen

Hacktool:win32/keygen is a definition used by antivirus programs to warn users about potential threats. Hacktool:win32/keygen is used to assist in activating software for free (steal/pirate it). But that’s not why antivirus programs detect it. The real problem is malware being bundled with Hacktool:win32/keygen files and causing problems in the long run. Hacktool:win32/keygen: Classification Keygen, hacktool, … Continued

Hallmark.gif[1].exe

Hallmark.gif[1].exe is another trojan disguised as electronic card in order to attract people and make them install the malware voluntarily. Hallmark.gif[1].exe trojan comes with spam email that invites potential victim to visit a website and check an e-card sent by someone. Clicking the link provided on the spam email triggers the download of the trojan. … Continued

HTML:Script-inf

HTML:Script-inf is a malicious script designation used by antivirus programs. The “HTML:Script-inf” name is mostly used by the Avast and AVG programs. A warning about HTML:Script-inf or just Script-inf means that a website was blocked that had a suspicious script on it. Malicious scripts can be used to distribute malware and can occasionally infect even legitimate websites, … Continued

Idle Buddy Miner

Cryptocurrencies are great, but mining is very hard work not generally fit for home computers. Idle Buddy promises to mine cryptocurrency for you on your device while it’s not in use, but that ends up with the computer running incredibly slowly while using most of its CPU for Idle Buddy. If you try to uninstall it, … Continued

IDP.ALEXA.51

IDP.ALEXA.51 is a malware detection label. It’s used by antivirus tools to indicate software that could be dangerous (for example, it could be trying to steal your information). Sometimes, IDP.ALEXA.51 is detected in safe and harmless programs. In these cases, it may be a false positive detection. You can check whether a program is truly … Continued

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