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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 05:17 AM

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How to remove “Your device has been blocked” ransomware virus from Android tablet or phone?

“Your device has been blocked” - how to remove ransomware infections from an Android devices?

Cyber criminals have been spreading ransomware viruses on Windows based computers for quite some time now. These types of infections became popular by mid-2006 and they continue to infect personal computers and extort money from their victims till now. Recently security researches started seeing a rise in Android based mobile ransomware infections. Most commonly ransomware viruses exploit the names of authorities like FBI, USA Cyber Crime Investigations or The ICE Cyber Crime Center and make fake claims that users have to pay some amount of money (for supposedly made law violations - watching pornography, using copyrighted files,etc.) in order to unblock their devices.


Friday, 31 October 2014 02:15 AM

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How to take a screenshot in two different ways using Windows 8.1?

To begin with, if you want to take a full-screen shot - Windows 8.1 is only second Microsoft‘s operating system after Windows 8 to have screenshot function in-built. This function may often help you to explain your problems, or just to show someone how to do something.


Friday, 10 October 2014 07:13 AM

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How to find out a forgotten wireless password using Windows 8.1?

If someone in your house or office has created a wireless network password which neither of you can remember, this guide will show you how to recover it from the computer which is already connected to that network. This, however, will only work if you have local administrator rights on your machine. By following this guide you can fix the problem without having to reset the wireless access point.


Wednesday, 18 June 2014 01:56 AM

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Your Browser Has Been Blocked Virus

YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN BLOCKED - how to remove this ransomware virus?

"Your browser has been blocked," "All activities on this computer have been recorded", and "All your files are encrypted" are messages that can appear whilst browsing the Internet. Note that these messages are not legitimate. Browser blocking pop-ups, demanding payment of $300, 200 GBP, or 200 Euro fines (using Ukash, PaySafeCard or GreenDot MoneyPak) to unlock computers, are not associated with any legitimate authorities. The messages are created by cyber criminals with the intention of stealing money from unsuspecting Internet users. Paying fines demanded by these browser-blocking messages is equivalent to sending money directly to cyber criminals.


Wednesday, 02 April 2014 05:50 AM

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How to remove a Google Chrome extension "Installed by enterprise policy"?

Google Chrome extension "Installed by enterprise policy" - how to remove?

This removal guide shows how to remove a Google Chrome extension that was "Installed by enterprise policy". Note that recently, there is a rise in adware infections, and in many cases, these potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) install on users' Internet browsers disguised as legitimate extensions. Commonly, potentially unwanted applications are bundled with free software downloaded from the Internet, the installation of which, is often a consequence of not paying close attention to the installation steps.


Monday, 30 December 2013 04:08 AM

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Browser Piracy Virus

"Access to your computer was denied" browser piracy virus removal instructions

The message, "Access to your computer was denied. Illegally downloaded music tracks (in other words, 'pirated copies') have been detected on your PC", appears when browsing the Internet and is a scam. It is a ransomware virus that affects Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. This rogue pop-up is created by cyber criminals in the hope that unsuspecting Internet users will fall for the fake message and pay a $100 USD or 100 Euro bogus fine using Paysafecard. The fine is purportedly for the user having pirated copies of music files (that were supposedly detected) on their computers. In fact, paying this fine is equivalent to sending money directly to cyber criminals.


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