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Erebus ransomware infects Linux web servers in South Korea

Erebus ransomware infects Linux web servers in South Korea

Since the crypto ransomware called Erebus is professionally designed and currently cannot be cracked, it is shaping up to be another serious security problem. There is no computer completely immune to ransomware. What is more, these threats are getting increasingly sophisticated over time. Even if one exercises due caution with files that go with malicious […]

Decrypt .master ransomware files – BTCWare virus variant

Decrypt .master ransomware files – BTCWare virus variant

A new version of the BTCWare ransom Trojan is out that appends the .master extension to encrypted files and drops a ransom note named !#_RESTORE_FILES_#!.inf. The evolution of the BTCWare crypto hoax is underway. Its latest edition has introduced a few external tweaks, while on the inside it is still the same, quite professionally tailored […]

Remove unTabs virus in Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari

Remove unTabs virus in Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari

Learn how to get rid of unTabs, a potentially unwanted program that gets installed on its own, changes the default search engine and displays nagging ads. It’s amazing how a commendable idea can be implemented in a way that makes people want to opt out. The application called unTabs is a shining example of such […]

Taskeng.exe virus popups removal in Windows

Taskeng.exe virus popups removal in Windows

The issue with Taskeng.exe popup windows fully demonstrates the blurred gist of present-day malware, where the line between legit and malicious is very thin. There are two different facets of the Taskeng.exe. On the one hand, it is a genuine Windows process referred to as the Task Scheduler Engine. Residing in C:\Windows\System32 directory, this entity […]

How to decrypt .wlu files – new Jaff ransomware extension

How to decrypt .wlu files – new Jaff ransomware extension

A new variant of the Jaff ransomware is out that appends the .wlu extension to enciphered files, presents itself as Jaff Decryptor and uses new ransom notes. It took the makers of the Jaff file-encrypting virus less than two weeks to contrive and launch a fresh edition of their nasty program. The bad news is […]

XData ransomware

XData ransomware

New ransomware called XData is rapidly making the rounds, so take precautions to avoid it and learn how to decrypt .~xdata~ files if the attack has occurred. Security analysts are accustomed to recurrent ransomware outbreaks, but few crypto infections spread like wildfire. The aggressive strain dubbed XData, which surfaced on May 18, 2017, has managed […]

Wanna Cry ransomware attack: dissecting the campaign

Wanna Cry ransomware attack: dissecting the campaign

Get the lowdown on the recent Wanna Cry, or Wana Decrypt0r, ransomware wave that took data on tens of thousands of computers hostage in less than a week. One of the heftiest ransomware outbreaks to date took root on May 12, 2017. A strain called Wanna Cry started making the rounds in a stealthy fashion, […]

Wanna Decryptor 2.0 ransomware removal (upd. 19.05.2017)

Wanna Decryptor 2.0 ransomware removal (upd. 19.05.2017)

The new Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 ransomware (aka Wanna Decryptor), which appends the .WNCRY extension to encrypted files, is taking online extortion attacks to a whole new level. Although extortion through crypto viruses has been around for years, it’s hard to recall a ransomware sample as rapidly expanding as Wana Decrypt0r 2.0. Its worldwide distribution took […]

How to remove Jaff ransomware virus and decrypt .jaff files

How to remove Jaff ransomware virus and decrypt .jaff files

Get a full security profile of Locky ransomware’s new Jaff variant and learn data recovery options that may put the Bitcoin ransom out of the equation. May 2017 update: The latest Jaff ransomware edition uses .wlu extension for encrypted files A new sample of file-encrypting ransomware, which is most likely a spinoff of the Locky […]

Vidplayy virus removal in Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari

Vidplayy virus removal in Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari

Online fraudsters are in for a new scam campaign featuring rogue invitation messages that recommend recipients to visit Vidplayy.com site, which is not safe. Obviously, computer crooks are no longer fully comfortable with old school browser hijacking techniques. A recent wave of such attacks involves a significant extent of social engineering. One of the unusual […]

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