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Hacking Alert Scam

"Hacking Alert" is a fake error message similar to BSOD Error, Hard Disk Failure Error, BSOD Driver Problem, and a number of other fake errors. "Hacking Alert" is displayed by a malicious website which users visit after encountering unwanted browser redirects caused by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These PUPs often infiltrate the system during the installation of legitimate apps. Aside from causing unwanted redirects, potentially unwanted programs also collect various information and display intrusive online advertisements. This fake error message claims that victim's computer has been infected with a high-risk malware that attempts to steal private data (passwords, pictures, etc.). It is also stated that rebooting the computer might result in a system failure, or either permanent data loss. To solve this problem users must call a provided toll-free phone number ...

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Cerber Ransomware [Updated]

Cerber is a ransomware-type malware that infiltrates systems, encrypting various file types including .jpg, .doc, .ra...

TURBOMAC Adware (Mac)

The TURBOMAC application supposedly improves the online shopping experience and saves money by displaying special deals, providing coupons, etc...

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

Cyber criminals have been spreading ransomware viruses on Windows-based computers for some time. These types of infections became popular in mid-2006 and continue to infect personal computers and extort money from their victims. Recently, security research began showing a rise in Android-based mobile ransomware infections. Commonly, ransomware viruses exploit the names of authorities including the FBI, USA Cyber Crime Investigations, and The ICE Cyber Crime Center - making fake claims that users must pay an amount of money (for supposed law violations such as watching pornography, using copyrighted files, etc.) in order to unblock their devices. In most cases, cyber criminals employ the Green Dot MoneyPak, Ukash, or PaySafeCard pre-paid card services to collect fake fines from unsuspecting mobile device users. Tablet and mobile phone users should be aware that paying these fines as ordered by these messages ...

Your Browser Has Been Blocked Virus

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Virus is blocking Internet access, how to eliminate it?

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

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Hackers Steal NSA Exploit Kit and Put it up for Auction

In what is a truly embarrassing event for America’s signal intelligence service, hackers got their hands on a massive set of hacking tools belonging to of the NSA. The hacking group, called the Shadow Brokers, put part of this online for free to show that it was genuine. Now they are selling the rest. These files are the kind of industrial-strength hacking tools that espionage firms would have sold to the NSA, those that the NSA bought on the black market, and those that the NSA might have developed themselves and with contractors. Cisco Firewall ExposedThe set of tools include rather common tools for everything from sniffing TCP traffic to far more advanced tools that exploit zero-day defects. To recall, “zero-day defect” means software vulnerabilities that the software or hardware vendor does not yet know about. So they can be exploited by hackers. ARS Technica said that the NSA software exploits holes in ...

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Cell Phone Security and Encryption

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Russians Hack the American Presidential Campaign

The US has levelled the charge that the Russian...

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SpyHunter 4

Overview: Installation of SpyHunter 4 is relatively straightforward and managed by a fair-sized installer file. The Setup Wizard allows users to...

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-malware Pro costs $24.95 for a lifetime license and includes additional features not available in the free version, such as rea...

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Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016

Here we evaluate Bitdefender 2016 antivirus software. We lists its major features, say something about the company and its OEM partners, show pri...

Kaspersky Antivirus 2016

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