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MySocialShortcut Toolbar

MySocialShortcut is a rogue browser extension claiming to provide users with quick access to various social networks. On initial inspection, such functionality may appear legitimate and handy. However, users must be informed that MySocialShortcut often infiltrates the system without asking for users' permission. Moreover, MySocialShortcut tracks users' web browsing activity and stealthily modifies Internet browsers' settings. For these reasons, MySocialShortcut is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), as well as a browser hijacker. Once infiltrated, MySocialShortcut assigns browsers' (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) new tab URL, homepage and default search engine options to hp.myway.com. The problem is that users are unable to revert these changes. MySocialShortcut automatically reassigns these settings every time users attempt to change. For this r...

VMC Media Player Adware

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Search.viewsearch.net Redirect (Mac)

Search.viewsearch.net is a fake Internet se...

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Cerber Ransomware [Updated]

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

DNS Unlocker Adware

The DNS Unlocker application supposedly allows users to access blocked websites, however, it is categorized as adware a...

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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

"Your browser has been blocked," "All activit...

Virus is blocking Internet access, how to eliminate it?

This tutorial describes how to re-establish I...

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

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Ad Blockers and Privacy

This week Microsoft was given a firm slap across the backside by the European Union for vacuuming up personal data with Windows 10 and showing ads on that platform. The company has 3 months to change their software to stop recording user data. But one wonders why the EU singled out Microsoft when Google and Facebook have built entire businesses around doing that. The Internet Advertising BusinessGoogle and Facebook record user data in order to pitch targeted advertising. But Google and Facebook do not sell their data to other companies. They use it for themselves. Twitter allows companies to access general trends, but not specific user data. And some companies can access certain Facebook APIs, with permission from Facebook. Most other websites, especially media ones like newspapers, sell private data. So do ecommerce companies. So do cell phone companies and even brick and mortar retailers. And companies called...

Whatsapp Encryption Explained

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Facebook Rolls Out Encrypted Chat

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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

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