Monthly Archives: January 2017 - Page 4 is a search engine promoted by Secure Finder (a browser extension). Since this extension is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers only, a new search tool should be visible on these two browsers only. According to research recently conducted by researchers at, the biggest number of infected users live in India, Pakistan, Angola, Indonesia, and Brazil, but, of course, this does not mean that people from other countries are safe. No matter where you live, go to remove from your browsers if you ever discover it set there because, unfortunately, it cannot be called a 100% reliable search tool. Yes, it promises not to collect, store, or share personally identifiable information and protect user’s online privacy, but it does not seem to be true because it is powered by a suspicious search engine, which records all kinds of details about users. In fact, not all the people know that their homepages, default search tools, and New Tab pages will be changed to Also, they are not told in advance that all the search results will be redirected to Consequently, it is not at all surprising that people decide to remove the Secure Finder extension from their browsers. Specialists suggest getting rid of it too, especially if a user has not downloaded and installed this browser extension willingly. Read more »

Jhon Woddy Ransomware

Jhon Woddy Ransomware

Jhon Woddy Ransomware is another example of a file-encrypting threat. As it is typical for this type of malware, it enters devices illegally, scans them, and finds a bunch of valuable files to encrypt. Popular extensions of pictures, documents, music, and videos are all locked by this ransomware infection. On top of that, it makes .exe, .ini, and .dll files unusable, meaning that important programs could no longer be opened too after the entrance of Jhon Woddy Ransomware. At the time of writing, it is still unclear whether or not this malicious application will become a huge cyber campaign, but its infection rate is not very high today. Of course, it does not mean that there are no chances of encountering this threat for you. If you are reading this article because this dangerous infection has locked your files and now demands a ransom, go to delete it without further consideration. Letting ransomware stay is a bad idea because its malicious file might be opened accidentally again, resulting in the encryption of new files. Read more »

Add If You Want To Continue Pop-up

Malware analysts have recently come across adware programs that render a window with Add If You Want To Continue Pop-up, which is the name of an adware server that hosts shady commercial advertisements. this adware server can pose a threat to your computer’s security. Removing the adware showing this server’s ads is highly recommended because it can promote content that can get your PC infected with ransomware and other types of Trojans. For more information, please read the paragraphs featured below. Read more »

Kill Lambdalocker

If your computer is under attack by Kill Lambdalocker, you may lose all your important personal files, including your photos, videos, documents, archives, and program files. According to our malware specialists this ransomware infection may be targeting mostly Russian-speaking countries as well as China based on the e-mail server (“Yandex”) used in relation to this attack. Of course, this vicious malware threat is all about extorting money from you in exchange for the decryption key. However, if you do not want to lose hundreds of dollars on top of your files, we do not advise you to contact these crooks or transfer them any money. First, you should consider whether the encrypted files are worth this much at all. Second, there is little chance only that you will actually get the required decryption key without which it is virtually impossible to decipher your files. We recommend that you remove Kill Lambdalocker ransomware immediately if you plan to use your computer in the future. Read more » is an adware server, and unreliable third parties could use it to display all kinds of advertisements, offers, installers, and, of course, surveys. malware research team warns that the pop-ups linked to this adware server could be extremely misleading and even malicious, which is why caution must be exercised when interacting with them. In fact, it is best NOT to interact with them at all because it is possible that you could put your virtual security on the line by interacting with them. For example, if you clicked an ad with an embedded link to an unreliable website, malicious infections could enter your operating system without you even realizing it. Of course, there is always a possibility that harmless and even useful ads will be displayed using this adware server, but it is much more likely that it will be exploited in malicious ways. Needless to say, it is best to delete ads, and you might be able to do that only by removing unreliable software. Read more » contains funny stories and looks like a harmless website. Unfortunately, an appearance of a website might be very misleading, so do not judge the book by its cover. Even though looks decent, its presence on your browsers indicates that a browser hijacker has successfully slithered onto the computer. The website itself cannot be called malicious, but it might still expose users to potential threats. On top of that, users often find the presence of this web page very irritating because they no longer see their preferred website when they open their browsers. The removal of is the only way to undo the changes applied and set the website you prefer again. Unfortunately, it will not be an easy activity to perform because this browser hijacker modifies the Target line on all the browsers so that it could easily revive if a user replaces with a different website. Luckily, you are reading this article and you will know by the end of it how to fix the Target line on all browsers and, consequently, erase a dubious website permanently. Read more »

If your browser is loading instead of your usual homepage, it could only mean there is a browser hijacker on the computer. Such search engines can be rather annoying as they may replace user’s browser settings while modifying specific files on the system. As a result, some users might find it hard to get rid of the application manually. If you are having any difficulties too, feel free to have a look at the deletion instructions available below the text. Nonetheless, before you scroll down, our researchers at, recommend reading the article first since it may give you more useful details about the browser hijacker. For instance, we will talk about the ways this application could be distributed; if you know how it may enter the system, you might be able to keep away from such threats the next time. Read more »


If you thought that only desktop computers and mobile devices could be infected by malicious viruses, better think again. Here comes Ploutus, a Trojan infection that affects ATMs! The point is, as long as any type of computer employs an operating system to run smoothly, that operating system can be compromised by a malicious infection. In this article, we will tell you more about the infection, and its main aims, as based on the research by FireEye. As you can probably tell, Ploutus cannot infect your computer, and perhaps that is for the best because the Trojan clearly aims to steal as much money as possible. Read more »

Merry X-Mas Ransomware

Merry X-Mas Ransomware

Christmas is already over and left in the past, but it seems that crooks are still in that Christmas spirit because they have developed Merry X-Mas Ransomware recently. In order to convince users that it is not a joke, it has borrowed Comodo security logos and placed them all over the ransom note left after encrypting users’ personal files. Malicious applications that have been categorized as ransomware share the same similarity – they all seek to obtain money from users. Unfortunately, Merry X-Mas Ransomware is no exception too even though it uses such a festive name. Most probably, it has already done its job on your computer and you can no longer access your files if you are reading this article. Even though all ransomware infections seek to convince users to pay money, you should not do that by any means no matter that you need to access encrypted files badly. What researchers at suggest users do instead is to remove this infection fully in order not to cause harm to future files and be able to use the computer without fear. Once the removal of this computer infection is finished, the decryption of locked files can be started. Sadly, there are no guarantees that the decryption process will be successful without the special key. Read more »

It is crucial to note that a program called holds no valuable features whatsoever. Remember this as you could come across claims stating otherwise; in some instances, this devious application might be advertised as a useful tool if you want to improve your online experience. While it could be tempting to obtain it, you must know that in reality this program has been classified as a browser hijacker. Therefore, it is not surprising that its overall functionality is pretty much the complete opposite of what it might be marketed for. Malware experts at highly advise you to avoid it at all times as having it active on your system makes surfing the web a much more annoying task. And if that was not enough, it has been discovered that in certain instances this hijacker could prove to be the main culprit for your system's subjection to potentially harmful web content. Make no mistake about and execute its complete removal by following the instructions that we present below. Read more »