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Clean PC Pro 2018 Unwanted Application

What is Clean PC Pro 2018?

Clean PC Pro 2018 is a rogue application presented as a great system optimization and malware removal tool. It is identical to a number of other deceptive apps such as Boost PC Pro 2018 and Win Speedup 2018

On initial inspection, Clean PC Pro 2018 may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is likely to infiltrate systems without consent. In addition, it gives no real value for regular users. For these reasons, Clean PC Pro 2018 is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

   
Yandex Browser Unwanted Application

What is yandex.ru?

Yandex is a legitimate Russian company that provides a number of Internet services, such as web search, email, text translation, maps, web browsers, and so on. To make it easier to understand, Yandex is very similar to Google.

Note, however, that criminals promote the Yandex web browser (which is based on an open-source project called Chromium) using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Therefore, it often infiltrates systems without users' consent. Yandex's Internet search engine (yandex.ru) is also promoted simultaneously.

   
Auto Mechanic 2018 Unwanted Application

What is Auto Mechanic 2018?

Identical to Win Speedup 2018, Boost PC Pro 2018, and several others, Auto Mechanic 2018 is a deceptive application presented as a great tool to clean and optimize the system.

This functionality might seem legitimate and useful, however, Auto Mechanic 2018 is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This app is likely to infiltrate systems without permission and gives no real value for regular users.

   
ChillTab Virus (Mac)

What is ChillTab?

ChillTab (Tab.chill-tab.com) is a suspicious application that supposedly enhances the browsing experience by improving search results.

This functionality may seem legitimate, however, ChillTab often infiltrates systems without permission. Furthermore, it modifies browser settings and gathers sensitive information. For these reasons, ChillTab is categorized as a potentially unwanted program and a browser hijacker.

   
Win Speedup 2018 Unwanted Application

What is Win Speedup 2018?

Identical to Boost PC Pro 2018 and Dr. Clean Pro 2018, Win Speedup 2018 is a deceptive application presented as a great tool to optimize the system and remove various threats.

On initial inspection, Win Speedup 2018 may seem legitimate and useful, however, this application is likely to infiltrate systems without permission and gives no real value for regular users. For these reasons, it is categorized as a PUP (potentially unwanted program).

   
Safestwaytosearch.com Redirect

What is search.safestwaytosearch.com?

search.safestwaytosearch.com is another fake search engine that supposedly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results, and delivering the latest worldwide news and local weather forecasts. Judging on appearance alone, search.safestwaytosearch.com barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines.

In fact, developers promote search.safestwaytosearch.com using a browser-hijacking app called Safest Way To Search, which supposedly protects your privacy when browsing the Internet. Furthermore, search.safestwaytosearch.com and Safest Way To Search record information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
XMRIG Virus

What is XMRIG Virus?

XMRIG is a completely legitimate open-source application that utilizes system CPUs to mine Monero cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, criminals generate revenue by infiltrating this app into systems without users' consent. This deceptive marketing method is called "bundling".

In most cases, "bundling" is used to infiltrate several potentially unwanted programs (PUAs) at once. So, there is a high probability that XMRIG Virus came with a number of adware-type applications that deliver intrusive ads and gather sensitive information.

   
Boost PC Pro 2018 Unwanted Application

What is Boost PC Pro 2018?

Developers present Boost PC Pro 2018 as a great tool to enhance system performance by optimization and removing various threats/issues. Judging on appearance alone, Boost PC Pro 2018 may seem legitimate and useful, however, this tool infiltrates systems without consent and gives no real value for regular users.

For these reasons, Boost PC Pro 2018 is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is identical to another deceptive app called Dr. Clean Pro 2018.

   
Aurora Ransomware

What is Aurora?

Recently discovered by MalwareHunterTeam, Aurora is a ransomware-type virus that stealthily infiltrates systems and encrypts most stored files. To achieve this, Aurora uses RSA-2048 - an asymmetric encryption algorithm. During the process, this malware appends filenames with the ".Aurora" extension (e.g., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.Aurora").

Encrypted data immediately becomes unusable. After successfully encrypting data, Aurora creates a text file ("HOW_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt" or "!-GET_MY_FILES-!.txt") and places a copy in every existing folder.

Fortunately, Aurora ransomware is decryptable. The decryption tools for this malware have been developed by Michael Gillespie (more information) and by Emsisoft (more information).

   
King Ouroboros Ransomware

What is King Ouroboros?

First discovered by Michael Gillespie, King Ouroboros is a ransomware-type virus based on an open-source ransomware project called CryptoWire. Immediately after infiltration, King Ouroboros encrypts stored data using the AES-256 encryption algorithm. Furthermore, it renames compromised data using the "[original_name].king_ouroboros.[original_format]" pattern.

For example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.king_ouroboros.jpg". Once data is encrypted, using it immediately becomes impossible.

After successfully encrypting data, King Ouroboros opens a pop-up window containing a ransom-demand message. Updated variants of this ransomware use "[Mail=unlockme123@protonmail.com].Lazarus", ".odveta" and ".KRONOS" extensions for encrypted files.

   

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