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HELP_HELP_HELP virus – Cerber 2017 variant decryption and removal

HELP_HELP_HELP virus – Cerber 2017 variant decryption and removal

Cerber ransomware keeps showing its ugly fangs as its latest variant goes live, which creates HTA and JPG _HELP_HELP_HELP ransom notes on infected computers. Ransomware updates are a normal phenomenon in this sector of extortion-centered cybercrime. Old samples get refreshed regularly to be an ever-moving target for researchers and get anti-detection enhancements. In a predictable […]

Cryptolocker 2017: virus removal and file decrypter

Cryptolocker 2017: virus removal and file decrypter

Cryptolocker 2017 is the latest variant in a ransomware lineage that imitates the look and feel of the infamous crypto infection it borrowed the name from. The ransomware under scrutiny gained notoriety mostly due to its denomination. Remember the original Cryptolocker from 2013-2014? It was one of the prototypes of file-encrypting viruses as such. Although […]

Spora ransomware decryption and removal

Spora ransomware decryption and removal

Learn the details of Spora ransomware, a new generation threat using efficient infection channels, advanced crypto and a diversified ransom payment service. When it seemed that the sophistication of ransomware attacks had reached its peak, the ill-minded developers of the new Spora ransomware proved the opposite. This strain was discovered in early January 2017. Researchers […]

Remove Social2Search ads virus from Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and IE

Remove Social2Search ads virus from Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and IE

Find out why ads by Social2Search appear on websites, what additional risk emanates from the adware displaying them, and how to get rid of the infection. Social2Search is an online service that claims to add a social networking component to users’ web search routine. It supposedly does this by continuously monitoring relevant information shared by […]

Decrypt .merry virus files – MERRY_I_LOVE_YOU_BRUCE.hta ransomware

Decrypt .merry virus files – MERRY_I_LOVE_YOU_BRUCE.hta ransomware

Although the winter holiday season is over, crooks behind the Merry X-Mas ransomware have launched a new variant that appends the .merry extension to files. The Merry X-Mas, or Merry Christmas, ransomware was first spotted in the wild in early January 2017. It leverages a custom cryptographic algorithm to lock down a victim’s personal data. […]

Decrypt .ctb/.ctb2 files – remove CTB Locker ransomware

Decrypt .ctb/.ctb2 files – remove CTB Locker ransomware

Get up-to-date technical details of the CTB Locker ransomware and learn a methodology that may help restore .ctb or .ctb2 extension files locked by the Trojan. CTB Locker is among the oldest strains of file-encrypting ransomware. Discovered in late July 2014, it is still alive and kicking now in 2017. Furthermore, this pest has evolved […]

How to remove Counterflix virus ads in Windows

How to remove Counterflix virus ads in Windows

It’s unwise to underestimate the issue of ads by Counterflix appearing on different websites, because they are a symptom of an adware infection on a computer. The fundamentals of e-advertising boil down to the display of sponsored content without causing frustration to end users. It looks like this equilibrium is not Counterflix app authors’ first […]

Decrypt and remove .[webmafia@asia.com].wallet file virus

Decrypt and remove .[webmafia@asia.com].wallet file virus

When compromised by the latest variant of the Dharma ransomware, computer users get their files appended with the .[webmafia@asia.com].wallet extension. The species of malicious code categorized as crypto ransomware is heterogeneous enough to give security researchers a hard time in many ways. Some samples use primitive encryption practices that allow for brute-forcing of the decryption […]

Remove GoGameGo (Go Game Go) virus new tab

Remove GoGameGo (Go Game Go) virus new tab

The GoGameGo add-on configures the homepage and new tabs in a browser to resolve search.mysearch.com without user’s permission, so it is adware at its worst. It may be difficult to differentiate between commonplace browser extensions and adware these days. Cybercrooks have gotten proficient enough to camouflage their offending code as something useful. The add-on called […]

Seen On Screen virus: remove New Tab in Chrome

Seen On Screen virus: remove New Tab in Chrome

Learn why the Seen On Screen browser extension is considered malicious and how to prevent traffic redirects to search.mysearch.com caused by the hijacker. While claiming to provide one click access to top-rated streaming services and other multimedia features, the Seen On Screen extension causes a great deal of trouble to anyone who adds it to […]

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