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Leen Ransomware

What is Leen?

First discovered by malware security researcher, Michael Gillespie, Leen is a ransomware-type virus that originates from the Scarab malware family. Once infiltrated, Leen encrypts most stored files and adds the ".leen" extension to the name of each encrypted file (e.g., "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.leen").

Following successful encryption, Leen generates a text file ("INSTRUCTIONS FOR RESTORING FILES.TXT") and places a copy in every existing folder.

   
Search.mymedianetnow.com Redirect

What is search.mymedianetnow.com?

search.mymedianetnow.com is a fake search engine that supposedly generates improved results and, therefore, enhances the browsing experience. Judging on appearance alone, search.mymedianetnow.com may seem legitimate and useful, however, this site is promoted using a browser-hijacking application called MediaNetNow.

Furthermore, search.mymedianetnow.com and MediaNetNow record information relating to web browsing habits.

   
Search.playnsearch.net Redirect

What is search.playnsearch.net?

search.playnsearch.net is a fake search engine that supposedly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, search.playnsearch.net may seem similar to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and a number of other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that search.playnsearch.net is also legitimate and useful.

In fact, developers promote this site using browser-hijacking applications called Play N Search and Play N Start, offering a feature that allows users to find various movies. Furthermore, search.playnsearch.net and the aforementioned browser hijackers record information relating to Internet browsing habits.

   
Qogotte.com Redirect

What is qogotte.com?

qogotte.com is another fake search engine that supposedly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, qogotte.com barely differs from Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that qogotte.com is also legitimate.

In fact, developers promote this site using browser-hijacking download/installation tools that monetize web browser options without users’ permission. In addition, qogotte.com records information relating to web browsing habits.

   
Greatdexchange.com POP-UP Redirect

What is greatdexchange.com?

greatdexchange.com is a rogue site virtually identical to onclickbright.com, bestadbid.com, dealclicks.us, and many others. It redirects visitors to other dubious (potentially, malicious) websites. Research shows that most users visit greatdexchange.com inadvertently.

They are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or intrusive ads generated by other deceptive sites. Furthermore, PUPs infiltrate systems without consent. As well as causing redirects, they deliver intrusive advertisements and continually gather sensitive information.

   
DBGer Ransomware

What is DBGer?

Developed using EternalBlue and Mimikatz, DBGer is a ransomware-type virus discovered by MalwareHunterTeam. Immediately after infiltration, DBGer encrypts most stored files and renames them using the "[[dbger@protonmail.com]][original_filename].dbger" pattern.

For example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "[dbger@protonmail.com]sample.jpg.dbger". Compromised data immediately becomes unusable. Following successful encryption, DBGer generates a text file ("_How_to_decrypt_files.txt") and opens it automatically. This ransomware was firstly discovered by MalwareHunterTeam.

   
Google Image Downloader Adware

What is Google Image Downloader?

Google Image Downloader is a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to download images from Google's image search feature. Judging on appearance alone, Google Image Downloader may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.

There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) tracking of Internet browsing activity, and; 3) display of intrusive advertisements.

   
Bronav.com Redirect

What is bronav.com?

Developers present bronav.com as a legitimate search engine that enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results and providing quick access to dozens of popular websites.

Judging on appearance alone, bronav.com may seem legitimate and useful, however, developers proliferate this PUP using browser-hijacking download/installation set-ups that modify browser options without consent. Furthermore, this site continually gathers information relating to web browsing activity.

   
XMR Miner Virus

What is XMR Miner?

XMR Miner is a rogue application designed to misuse system resources in order to mine Monero cryptocurrency. Developers proliferate this app using various malicious websites (RIG Exploit Kit). Therefore, XMR Miner often infiltrates systems without users' consent.

Research shows that many users visit these sites inadvertently - they are redirected by unwanted programs and intrusive ads delivered by other rogue sites. As well as causing redirects, rogue apps are likely to gather sensitive information and deliver intrusive advertisements.

   
Searchinspired.com Redirect

What is searchinspired.com?

searchinspired.com is a fake web search engine that, according to developers, enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results and providing quick access to various popular websites (such as Netflix, YouTube, Facebook, and others).

Initially, this site may seem legitimate and useful, however, developers promote searchinspired.com using a browser-hijacking application called Search Inspired, which is likely to infiltrate systems without consent. Furthermore, searchinspired.com and Search Inspired record information relating to browsing activity.

   

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