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COVID-19 Pandemic Email Virus

"COVID-19 Pandemic Email Virus" removal guide

What is "COVID-19 Pandemic Email Virus"?

The number of cases where scammers are using spam campaigns to profit from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak is growing by the days. In most cases they send emails designed to look like they are from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), WHO (World Health Organization) offering medical advice or other information. In this particular case scammers spread an email asking if the outbreak is not going to affect some shipment delivery time and encouraging recipients to open attached IMG file which is disguised as a purchase order. The file attached to this email is designed to install FormBook, a malicious program which is designed to steal sensitive information.

   
Sorano Stealer

Sorano Stealer virus removal guide

What is the Sorano Stealer?

Sorano Stealer is a piece of malicious software, designed to exfiltrate (i.e. steal) a variety of information from an infected system. This malware's primary functions include exfiltration of information stored in browsers and sessions from various applications. The stolen data can be misused in varied ways; as Sorano Stealer's developers are offering it for sale - how the malware and obtained information depend on the cyber criminals' modus operandi.

   
Microsoft Email Scam

"Microsoft Email Scam" removal guide

What is "Microsoft Email Scam"?

Scammers attempt to deceive people into providing sensitive, personal information in various ways, in this particular case they use a phishing campaign for that. To be more precise, they send emails disguised as letters from Microsoft regarding unusual sign-in activity. Scammers spread this scam with a purpose to trick unsuspecting users into entering credentials on a fake Microsoft account page.

   
DisplayAdvice Adware (Mac)

How to remove DisplayAdvice from Mac?

What is DisplayAdvice?

DisplayAdvice serves advertisements, collects sensitive information and promotes Safe Finder by opening it via akamaihd.net address. In other words, this application functions as adware and information tracking tool. Apps of this type are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), it is because users often download and install them unknowingly, accidentally.

   
Best Coupons Now Promos Adware

Best Coupons Now Promos removal instructions

What is Best Coupons Now Promos?

As its name suggests, Best Coupons Now Promos is designed to serve advertisements and is classified as adware. It is common that adware-type applications collect various information too. Most users download and install programs like Best Coupons Now Promos inadvertently (unintentionally), therefore, they are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   
MainPanelSearch Adware (Mac)

How to remove MainPanelSearch from Mac?

What is MainPanelSearch?

MainPanelSearch is a rogue application, categorized as adware. It runs intrusive advert campaigns, i.e. enables the places of various ads on any visited site. Additionally, this app has browser hijacker qualities, such as modification of browser settings and promotion of fake search engines. It is noteworthy that most adware and browser hijackers can track browsing-related data. MainPanelSearch has been distributed using fake Adobe Flash Player update/installation setups. Due to such dubious proliferation methods, MainPanelSearch is also classified as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). Furthermore, illegitimate updaters/installers are often used to spread PUAs and even trojans, ransomware and other malware.

   
LookupTrack Adware (Mac)

How to remove LookupTrack from Mac?

What is LookupTrack?

LookupTrack is an application, categorized as adware with browser hijacker traits. This app enables the placement of various intrusive adverts on any visited website, modifies browsers and promotes fake search engines. LookupTrack promotes Safe Finder through akamaihd.net. Additionally, practically all adware and browser hijackers typically spy on users' browsing activity. Due to its dubious proliferation methods, LookupTrack is also classified as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

   
Savethevideo.com Ads

Savethevideo[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is savethevideo[.]com?

Savethevideo[.]com is an untrustworthy website, designed to allow users to convert videos from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other sites from URLs. It can also be used to edit (e.g. cut and merge) the videos. Aside from infringing copyright law, savethevideo[.]com also uses rogue advertising networks. This is a common monetization technique, by which content/advertisements displayed within a website promote dubious and possibly malicious material. Hence, when such webpages are accessed, used (i.e. any of the buttons/options are pressed), displayed ads are clicked - users are redirected to various unreliable and even dangerous websites. Therefore, it is advised against visiting/using savethevideo[.]com, as that can result in serious issues.

   
TechAdviseSearch Adware (Mac)

How to remove TechAdviseSearch from Mac?

What is TechAdviseSearch?

TechAdviseSearch is designed to operate as adware and a browser hijacker: it displays various advertisements and promotes a fake search engine by changing browser's settings. Applications of this type are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). It is because users tend to download and install them unknowingly. In this particular case it is very likely that most users install TechAdviseSearch through a fake Adobe Flash Player installer.

   
Cardinal RAT

Cardinal virus removal guide

What is the Cardinal RAT?

Cardinal is the name of a Remote Access Trojan (RAT). It is designed to allow its users (i.e. cyber criminals) remote access and control over an infected device. Malware classified as RATs can have a wide variety of malicious abilities/features, which can cause especially severe issues. Cardinal RAT has been observed being leveraged against Israeli financial technology companies, e.g. firms developing software relating to foreign exchange and cryptocurrency trading.

   

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