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ERROR_LOCAL_USER Scam

What is ERROR_LOCAL_USER_BX06DE4897_MD9858?

ERROR_LOCAL_USER_BX06DE4897_MD9858 is an updated version of Windows Activation Pro scam that locks the screen and states that the Windows OS is not activated.

To remove the screen lock, victims must enter a valid Windows activation key. Be aware, however, that this is a scam - legitimate keys will not solve the problem. To receive help in solving this problem, victims are encouraged to contact 'Customer Service' via a telephone number provided (1-844-459-8882).

   
Chinimplants.website Redirect

What is chinimplants.website?

Developers present chinimplants.website as a legitimate Internet search engine that enhances the Internet browsing experience by generating improved search results. These claims often trick users into believing that chinimplants.website is legitimate and useful.

In fact, developers promote this site via rogue software downloaders/installers used to modify Internet browser settings without users' consent. Furthermore, chinimplants.website records various information relating to Internet browsing activity.

   
Doseofhealthy.com Redirect

What is doseofhealthy.com?

doseofhealthy.com is a fake Internet search engine identical to miyake-inc.com, lupny.com, searchoko.com, and many others. By falsely claiming to generate improved search results, doseofhealthy.com attempts to give the impression of legitimate software.

In fact, this site is promoted using rogue download and/or installation set-ups that hijack web browsers and modify options without users' consent. In addition, doseofhealthy.com continually monitors Internet browsing activity.

   
Miyake-inc.com Redirect

What is miyake-inc.com?

Identical to lupny.com, videobah.com, searchoko.com, and many other sites, miyake-inc.com is a fake Internet search engine that falsely claims to generate improved search results.

These claims often trick users into believing that miyake-inc.com is legitimate and useful, however, the site is promoted using rogue software downloaders/installers that hijack web browsers and stealthily modify various options. In addition, this fake search engine continually records information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
4yendex.com Redirect

What is 4yendex.com?

4yendex.com is a rogue website claiming to be an Internet search engine. By claiming to generate improved search results and provide quick access to various popular websites, 4yendex.com often tricks users into believing that it is a legitimate and useful site.

In fact, developers promote 4yendex.com via deceptive software download/installation set-ups designed to stealthily modify browser options. Furthermore, 4yendex.com continually records information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
*.thor Ransomware

What kind of malware is *.thor?

*.thor is a new variant of Locky ransomware. Developers spread this ransomware via spam emails. Following infiltration, *.thor encrypts various files using asymmetric cryptography.

During encryption, this ransomware renames files using the "[8_random_characters]-[4_random_characters]-[4_random_characters]-[4_random_characters]-[12_random_characters].thor" pattern. For example, the name of an encrypted file might be renamed to "D56F3331-380D-9317-3F9C-6CE2C2BB051.thor".

Once files are encrypted, *.thor places two files (.html and .bmp, both named "_WHAT_is") on the desktop and changes the desktop wallpaper.

   
*.shit Ransomware

What is *.shit?

*.shit is a new variant of Locky ransomware that is distributed using spam emails. The emails contain malicious files (JS/WSF/HTA) that download an encrypted DLL file, decrypt, and execute it. The file downloads the ransomware. Once infiltrated, the virus will encrypt hundreds of file types.

Encrypted files will be renamed using the "[8_random_characters]-[4_random_characters]-[4_random_characters]-[4_random_characters]-[12_random_characters].shit" pattern. For example, "sample.jpg" might be renamed to "GPZ9PTN3-DJEU-DQ3M-7181-6BDB61A5F207.shit".

Following successful encryption, so-called "*.shit" ransomware creates two files (.html and .bmp) and places them on the desktop. The .bmp file is also set as the desktop wallpaper.

   
Complete a Quick Survey to Continue Virus

What is Complete a Quick Survey to Continue?

"Please complete a quick survey to continue" is a ransomware infection that locks computer users' desktops. This is an attempt to coerce users into completing online surveys in order to unlock their computers.

Ransomware infections of this type are relatively recent - previous variants exploited the names of authorities such as the FBI, Internet Crime Complaint Center, Interpol, etc. and demanded payment of bogus fines for supposed law violations. This variant, however, encourages users to complete online surveys.

Other known variants of this ransomware use similar tactics, including the message "Complete an offer below to unlock your desktop". PC users should not fall for such trickery or complete any offers.

   
Searchoko.com Redirect

What is searchoko.com?

searchoko.com is a fake Internet search engine identical to videobah.com, searchudak.com, worldonsearch.com, and many others. By falsely claiming to generate improved search results, searchoko.com often tricks users into believing that it is a legitimate and useful website.

Be aware, however, that this site is promoted using rogue software download/installation set-ups, which modify web browser settings without users' consent. Furthermore, searchoko.com records various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.

   
CIA Election AntiCheat Control - 2016 Scam

What is CIA Election AntiCheat Control - 2016?

CIA Election AntiCheat Control - 2016 is ransomware-type malware that locks the computer screen and demands a payment. It is stated that the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) is monitoring 2016 USA presidential election voting and that the victim must pay this ransom to avoid further fines.

   

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