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CoinVault Virus

What is CoinVault?

The CoinVault ransomware virus infiltrates operating systems via drive-by downloads, exploit kits, and fake downloads (for example, rogue video players, or fake Flash updates).

After successful infiltration, this malicious program encrypts files stored on computers (including .odt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, psd, .cdr, .mp3, .raw, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp, and .txt files among many others) and demands payment of 0.7 Bitcoin (at time of writing, approximately $350 USD) within 24 hours.

Cyber criminals responsible for releasing this rogue program ensure that it executes on all Windows versions including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. As well as displaying a window with encryption information, CoinVault also changes the desktop wallpaper, which reads 'Your files have been encrypted! - CoinVault'.

   
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What is BrowseStudio?

Created by SuperWeb LLC, BrowseStudio is a rogue browser extension claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other functions. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate, however, be aware that BrowseStudio is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program.

These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) employed by BrowseStudio to install on Internet browsers without users' consent.

Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, BrowseStudio generates numerous intrusive online advertisements including banner, search, pop-up, interstitial, transitional, and full-page ads. There is a high probability that clicking advertisements generated by BrowseStudio will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
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What is Dealster?

The Dealster potentially unwanted application installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) when users download or install free software. Developers of this adware employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, most users install the Dealster plug-in inadvertently without their consent.

After successful infiltration, this add-on generates intrusive online ads (usually marked as 'Ads by dealster'; 'Ad by greatsaving', and 'Ad by CheapCoupon') when browsing the Internet.

   
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What is CinemaPlusPro?

Created by Space Battleship Creative, the CinemaPlusPro browser plug-in claims to enhance users' YouTube experience by turning 'lights off' (enabling users to adjust computer screen lights) when watching online videos.

While some computer users may find this functionality useful, the CinemaPlusPro add-on is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

Computer users often install CinemaPlusPro inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software.

   
Windows AntiVirus Adviser

What is Windows AntiVirus Adviser?

Windows AntiVirus Adviser is a fake antivirus program, which generates fake security warning messages in order to trick unsuspecting PC users into purchasing a useless license key. Cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam use fake online security scanners and 'exploit kits' to proliferate this bogus software.

Fake online security scanners are pop-up ads that imitate computer scans and report 'critical security issues' - these issues can supposedly be eliminated by downloading and installing Windows AntiVirus Adviser. Exploit kits are malware infections, which rely on outdated software to infiltrate operating systems.

After successful infiltration, this rogue antivirus program modifies the operating system registry files and configures itself to run automatically on each system Start-up.

   
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What is BrowsersAppProPlus?

Created by Railroad Party Apps, the BrowsersAppProPlus browser add-on claims to save time and money when shopping online. Although this functionality may seem legitimate, the BrowsersAppProPlus browser extension is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.

This plug-in adds no real value and generates intrusive third party ads ('Ads by BrowsersAppProPlus') including, for example, sponsored links, coupons, deals, shopping comparison, content suggestions, banners, pop-up, and pop-under advertisements. Clicking ads displayed by BrowsersAppProPlus can result in high-risk malware infections.

   
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What is Surf Safely?

Developed by Intriguing Apps, Surf Safely is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to protect user-browsing by blocking malware and spyware infections. Although this rogue browser add-on may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Surf Safely is considered to be adware.

This PUP employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission.

Following successful infiltration, Surf Safely generates various intrusive online advertisements including interstitial, banner, targeted video, pop-up ads, and offers to download other PUPs considered to be adware. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
Rango Win 7 Antispyware 2014

What is Rango Win 7 Antispyware 2014?

Rango Win 7 Antispyware 2014 is a fake security scanner derived from a family of similar rogue programs called Braviax/FakeRean. This bogus software was designed and developed by cyber criminals to make money by tricking PC users into purchasing a useless license key.

To achieve its deceptive goal, this rogue program performs fake security scans and delivers lists of supposedly-detected malware and Trojans.

Furthermore, Rango Win 7 Antispyware 2014 displays fake security warning messages and makes operating system registry modifications to further scare PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware.

   
Rango Win 8 Protection 2014

What is Rango Win 8 Protection 2014?

Rango Win 8 Protection 2014 is a fake security scanner originating from a family of rogue antivirus software called Braviax/FakeRean.

This program was developed by cyber criminals to scare PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware and coerce them into purchasing a 'full version' of Rango Win 8 Protection 2014 to supposedly eliminate the threats.

This rogue program performs no scans for computer security infections - it merely imitates this process and then displays a false detection list. Moreover, this malicious software modifies the infiltrated operating system, disables execution of installed programs, and disables the Task Manager.

When infected with Rango Win 8 Protection 2014, users are unable to access Internet - this rogue program blocks access to websites, reporting that they are infected, and then offers to run a security scan.

   
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What is Easy Discount Pro?

Easy Discount Pro is a rogue browser extension claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts available within online stores. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Easy Discount Pro is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) employed by Easy Discount Pro to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Easy Discount Pro generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   

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