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What is POLIZIA SLOVENA?
POLIZIA SLOVENA DIPARTIMENTO DI CRIMINALITA INFORMATICA (Vaš računalnik jelaklenjen) is a deceptive screen locker, which demands payment of a bogus fine for supposed law violations committed by PC users. In fact, this is a scam originating from a family of ransomware called Reveton. This particular ransomware targets PC users predominantly from Slovenia.
Cyber criminals who designed this screen locker exploit the name of the Slovenian police and use their graphics within the screen locker.
Do not trust this message - the Slovenian police have no connection with this message, and if you pay the bogus fine, you will send your money to cyber criminals. Any message stating that your computer was locked because you downloaded videos and music from the Internet, is false.
What is SLOVENSKÁ POLÍCIA?
The SLOVENSKÁ POLÍCIA (Váš počítač je zablokovaný) virus locks computer screens and states that computer users have been downloading copyrighted content (videos, music, etc.) from the Internet and watching pornography, and thus ordered to pay a 100 Euro fine to the Slovakian police.
In fact, this is a scam designed by cyber criminals to scare PC users into paying the bogus fine. The security infection originates from a family called Reveton and predominantly targets computer users from Slovakia.
This family of ransomware is notorious for its localization capabilities - computer users from different countries observe variants of the deceptive message. Screen lockers such as this are able to detect computer IP addresses to determine the country in which the PC is located.
Using this information, the ransomware infection presents computer users with a localized version of the fake message.
What is TÜRK POLISI?
TÜRK POLISI (Bilgisayannızı kilitlendi) is a fake message, which has no connection with the Turkish Police. This is a computer security infection called ransomware. It blocks computer users' screens and demands payment of a 200 TRY fine - supposedly for law violations relating to the downloading of copyrighted content, watching pornography, etc.
In fact, this message is designed by cyber criminals in the hope that computer users will fall for their trickery and pay the bogus fine.
To make their ransomware appear authentic, the criminals responsible for creating this scam exploit the name and graphics of the Turkish Police. In addition, the TÜRK POLISI (Bilgisayannızı kilitlendi) ransomware infection employs a video recording window, thus indicating that this infection originates from a family of screen lockers called Reveton.
What is Microsoft Essential Security Pro 2013?
Microsoft Essential Security Pro 2013 is a bogus antivirus program; computer users should not trust this software. It is a scam developed by cyber criminals in the hope that computer users will purchase a license key to remove 'security infections' that are supposedly detected by Microsoft Essentials Security Pro 2013.
In fact, the process of a security scan is merely imitated, and this is an empty software shell comprising no virus definition database, scan engine, etc.
Furthermore, cyber criminals who created this scam, attempted to make its name and user interface appear as if developed by Microsoft. Microsoft, however, produces only one genuine antivirus program called Microsoft Security Essentials, and this is free of charge. Do not mistake these two programs or you may end up paying for a useless program.
What is Suddenlink.com?
The Suddenlink.com website is owned by a company providing high speed Internet, digital TV, and other services. The website alone is legitimate and not related to viruses or malware, however, computer users have recently started to complain that their Internet browsers are redirecting them to home.suddenlink.com without their consent.
Having conducted further investigation, our technicians concluded that these redirects can be caused by installation of the Suddenlink toolbar or may be related to browser hijackers. The Suddenlink toolbar self-installs on Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox and sets the default home page to home.suddenlink.com This website presents users with news, online games, etc.
What is Scour.com?
The Scour.com website aggregates search engine results from Google, Bing,and Yahoo and enables users to vote on them. Such functionality supposedly makes the search results more 'social' and eliminates spam from the search results.
Scour.com alone, is a legitimate website, which attempts to make a difference in a standard search engine world. Whilst the website is legitimate, however, recent computer users' complaints - regarding redirects to this site without their consent - indicate that it may be related to Trojans and malware infections.
What is Speedbit.com?
Speedbit.com is a homepage for a popular software download manager called Download Accelerator Plus. The developers of this software state that it has over 280 million users worldwide. On one hand this program is legitimate and useful, but on the other, its free version employs deceptive methods to monetize incoming web traffic.
Many software developers use browser add-ons and plug-ins to monetize their free programs, and Speedbit is no exception. Download Accelerator Plus free version comes bundled with several Internet browser plug-ins and toolbars. If you are not careful when installing this program, you will also install DAP link checker, SearchPredict, and Ask toolbar to your Internet browsers.
What is EUROPOL European Law Enforcement Agency?
"Europol - Your computer has been LOCKED" is a fake message that blocks computer users' screens and demands payment of a bogus 100 Euro fine for supposed law violations. The deceptive message presented within this ransomware infection states that your computer was locked because you have downloaded or distributed copyrighted content (music and video files).
These accusations are false - the deceptive text within this message was created by cyber criminals to scare PC users into paying the fake fine.
What is BasicScan.com?
The BasicScan.com website is promoted using browser redirects and other deceptive methods. Computer users entering this website are presented with a search bar - using this is not recommended. The BasicScan search bar is deceptive and may lead to the installation of unwanted browser add-ons and malware on your computer.
Whilst legitimate search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo etc.) present users with organic search results, BasicScan.com displays only sponsored results.
Do not click on any links displayed by this search engine. Google and other major search engine companies spend a lot of time and money to prevent malicious and deceptive sponsored results, whereas BasicScan is related to malware and created with the sole purpose to make money.
What is Dsparking.com?
The Dsparking.com website is a directory containing entries related to health, games, auto, etc. The website alone is not malicious, however, the owners employ some deceptive promotion techniques. Often, Internet users are redirected to this website without their consent.
Such redirection is caused by malicious software and Trojans, and therefore, using the Dsparking.com website is not recommended. Furthermore, the site is known to collate users' personal information and sell it to third parties. This situation can lead to identity theft and other privacy-related issues.
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